Royal Equestrian Clothing Supports Little Princess Handicap Chase 2m 4f
- (4yo+, 2m 4f, Class 4, 9 runners)
- Winner £3,594 2nd £1,656 3rd £828 4th £414 5th £350 6th £350 7th £350 8th £350
- Going: Good to Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 25.40s
- Off time: 13:01:52
|1st||6 The Mighty Arc||9/2|
|2nd||7 Aki Bomaye||4¼||11/4f|
Battle Of Actium (IRE) 22
|6||168 12-0 t||M Young||Charlie Hammond||116|
Gulliver Collonges (FR) 23
|5||168 12-0||Jonjo O'Neill||W T Kennedy||116|
Rocheston (FR) 144
|6||168 12-0||T R George||Ciaran Gethings||116|
Peur De Rien (FR) 179
|8||166 11-12||O Sherwood||Sam Twiston-Davies||114|
The Mighty Arc (IRE) 236
|6||162 11-8 t||C E Longsdon||Sean Quinlan||110|
Aki Bomaye (IRE) 244
|6||161 11-7 t||C L Tizzard||Brendan Powell||109|
Wheesht (IRE) 235
|7||159 11-5||A Ralph||Nick Scholfield||107|
Palixandre (FR) 13
|7||149 10-9 ht||S England||Jonathan England||97|
Forget You Not (FR) 24
|6||140 10-0 t||Miss J Du Plessis||James Best||84|
Do It For Thy Sen (IRE) 2
|7||1111 p||Kerry Lee||Non Runner||113|
Forget You Not has the benefit of fitness to call upon and was a surprise scorer at Exeter last time. Still 4lb out of the weights, he's a player if backing up that improvement here. However, a couple of interesting chasing recruits go fencing after just a handful of hurdling starts in The Mighty Arc and AKI BOMAYE, with the latter just preferred as the Tizzard yard has some fine form of late and the gelding has already proved his prowess over fences when winning on his sole pointing run. The Mighty Arc represents a yard having a good week and is expected to improve on his hurdling form now going chasing, whilst Palixandre has an each-way claim off a fair mark.
Do It For Thy Sen (IRE)10-1 (11-5) Led 2nd, mistake and headed 5 out, tracked leaders, ridden 2 out, soon weakened, 5th of 11, 27 1/2l behind Yggdrasil (10-11) at Bangor-on-Dee 2m 4f hcp (4) gs in Nov.
The Mighty Arc (IRE)15-8 (11-4) Tracked leader, niggled along and led despite mistake 3 out, headed on approach to last, kept on at one pace flat, 2nd of 6, 7 1/2l behind Brayhill (11-4) at Carlisle 2m 3f mdn (4) sft in Mar.
Aki Bomaye (IRE)5-1 (11-2) Prominent, ridden and lost place before 2 out, weakened soon after, left in distant 2nd last, 2nd of 14, 26l behind Hooper (11-2) at Hereford 2m 4f (4) sft in Mar.
Wheesht (IRE)3-1 (10-12) Mid-division, closer approaching 4th, went close 2nd on inside 2 out, led last, edged right briefly run-in, driven and kept on well, won at Plumpton 2m 5f (4) gd in Mar beating Robin Des Smoke (10-12) by 2 1/2l, 9 ran.
Peur De Rien (FR)13-2 (11-12) Chased leader 2nd, led before 10th, headed 2 out, held when mistake last, soon lost 2nd, 3rd of 8, 16l behind Montanna (10-12) at Ffos Las 3m hcp (4) gs in May.
Gulliver Collonges (FR)28-1 (11-12) Held up in mid-division, closed from 11th, weakened after 4 out, 5th of 11, dist behind Saint Palais (10-13) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp (4) sft in Oct.
Rocheston (FR)11-2 (11-12) Chased leading pair until 3rd, badly outpaced 12th, went remote 3rd 3 out, kept on from next, no chance with winner, 3rd of 5, 10 1/2l behind Mahler's Promise (12-2) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f hcp (4) gs in Jun.
Palixandre (FR)17-2 (10-1) Raced in last early, closed up to mid-division before 4 out, pushed along and held when mistake 2 out, no impression, 6th of 11, 27 3/4l behind Geryville (10-11) at Wetherby 2m 3f hcp (3) gs in Oct.
Battle Of Actium (IRE)9-2 (10-12) Chased leader until pushed along after 9th, soon outpaced and beaten, last of 4, 27 1/4l behind Golden Taipan (11-1) at Ludlow 2m hcp (3) gd in Oct.
Forget You Not (FR)25-1 (10-0) Disputing lead when in view early, in 2nd after the 4th, in lead 10th, stayed on well, won at Exeter 2m 3f hcp (4) gd in Oct beating Jarlath (11-11) by 6 1/2l, 6 ran.