Poundland, Where Great Prices Rule Handicap Chase 2m 4f
- (5yo+, 2m 4f, Class 3, 4 runners)
- Winner £6,535 2nd £3,011 3rd £1,505 4th £754 5th £350 6th £350 7th £350 8th £350
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 0.70s
- Off time: 16:45:22
|1st||2 Rockstar Ronnie||5/6f|
Ornua (IRE) 33
|11||161 11-7 pt||Georgie Howell||Tabitha Worsley (3)||130|
Rockstar Ronnie (IRE) 19
|7||160 11-6||D Skelton||Harry Skelton||129|
Dino Velvet (FR) 31
|9||158 11-4||A King||Adrian Heskin||127|
Golden Taipan (IRE) 15
|8||156 11-2 t||F O'Brien||Liam Harrison (3)||125|
||9||11-11||D Skelton||Bridget Andrews||9/2|
Dan Skelton bids to win this for a third time in succession and ROCKSTAR RONNIE has leading claims. He would have finished closer to the winner at Kempton if not for a mistake a couple of fences from home and is only 2lb higher than when landing a handicap at the same track earlier. Dino Velvet finished second of four runner at Ayr and still looks a shade high in the weights as does Golden Taipan while Ornua has shown little since switching yards and headgear is applied.
Rockstar Ronnie (IRE)2-1fav (11-12) Chased leader, led 4 out, awkward 3 out, headed before dived at 2 out, no chance with winner, finished tired and just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 5, 9 1/2l behind Slate House (11-12) at Kempton 2m 2f hcp (3) gd in Apr.
Golden Taipan (IRE)7-1 (11-3) Chased winner until before 3rd, pushed along from 6th, struggling after 4 out, weakened before next, last of 4, 22l behind Give Me A Moment (11-4) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp (3) gd in Apr.
Ornua (IRE)80-1 (11-10) Pressed leader, weakened quickly 4 out, tailed off, last of 9, dist behind Shantou Express (11-8) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp (3) gs in Mar.
Dino Velvet (FR)10-3 (11-6) Chased leader, led 4 out, headed next, ridden before last, kept on flat, no match for winner, 2nd of 4, 3l behind Dubai Days (11-1) at Ayr 2m hcp (3) gs in Apr.