Coral Backing Scottish Racing Handicap Chase 3m 20y
- (4yo+, 3m 20y, Class 3, 8 runners)
- Winner £6,535 2nd £3,011 3rd £1,505 4th £754 5th £350 6th £350 7th £350 8th £350
- Going: Good to Soft (Soft in places)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 17.50s
- Off time: 15:25:10
|1st||7 Shanroe Al C||11/2|
|3rd||1 Clan Legend||½||12/1|
Clan Legend 262
|11||166 11-12 t||N W Alexander||Danny McMenamin||133|
Crixus's Escape (IRE) 209
|8||163 11-9 t||G Boanas||Sean Quinlan||130|
She'sasupermack (IRE) 158
|8||163 11-9||I Jardine||C O'Farrell||130|
Finawn Bawn (IRE) 749
|8||161 11-7||O Murphy||S Bowen||128|
Duc De Grissay (FR) 207
|8||155 11-1||A M Thomson||Ryan Mania||122|
Glittering Love (IRE) 8
|9||150 10-10||N G Richards||B S Hughes||117|
Shanroe Al C (IRE) 7
|8||149 10-9||K Thornton||D A Jacob||116|
|6||146 10-6 p||Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero||Craig Nichol||113|
Crixus's Escape (IRE)
||7||11-7||G Boanas||Sean Quinlan||6/1|
Crixus's Escape has failed to figure since winning this last year and third-placed Glittering Love may reverse running on better terms. Dragonfruit won a lower grade chase at Bangor recently while the returning Clan Legend is 6lb higher than when last successful and would prefer more testing ground. SHE’SASUPERMACK won over hurdles at Aintree when last in action but has scored off today’s higher mark over fences in the past and Iain Jardine’s mare gets the vote with Finawn Bawn also worth a second glance on his first outing since 2019.
Shanroe Al C (IRE)17-2 (12-1) Towards rear, headway into 5th 3 out, soon ridden, no impression on leaders in 3rd 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 14, 13 1/2l behind Direct Image (10-12) at Fairyhouse 3m hcp Good - Yielding in Nov.
Dragonfruit14-1 (11-4) Chased leader, led after 13th, clear 2 out, 6 lengths ahead last, edged right and idled flat, held on, won at Bangor-on-Dee 3m hcp (4) gs in Oct beating Sandy Boy (11-9) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Clan Legend7-2 (11-11) Held up towards rear, headway to chase leaders after 7th, close up 11th, led narrowly 4 out, ridden and headed narrowly before 3 out, switched right before last, no extra flat, 3rd of 7, 3 1/4l behind Fortified Bay (11-1) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp (3) sft in Feb.
Duc De Grissay (FR)11-2 (11-8) Held up, headway from 16th, lost position after 18th, ridden 3 out, tailed off, 7th of 13, dist behind Cyclop (11-11) at Perth 3m 7f hcp (3) gd in Apr.
Glittering Love (IRE)16-1 (11-12) Raced in mid-division, ridden and outpaced before 3 out, kept on after 2 out, weakened after last, 6th of 11, 21 3/4l behind Stolen Money (10-10) at Carlisle 3m 1f hcp (4) gs in Nov.
Crixus's Escape (IRE)9-1 (11-8) Prominent, nudged along before 4 out, ridden and lost place before next, weakened approaching 2 out, 6th of 7, 37l behind Fortescue (11-7) at Perth 3m hcp (3) gs in Apr.
Finawn Bawn (IRE)9-4 (11-4) Chased leaders, slightly outpaced 11th, rallied 3 out, went between horses and every chance when pecked last, no extra run-in, 3rd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Truckers Lodge (11-4) at Chepstow 3m (3) gs in Oct.
She'sasupermack (IRE)3-1 (12-7) Held up, well in touch 3 out, mistake 2 out, edged left before challenging last where not fluent, led flat, driven out, won at Aintree 3m 1f hcp (4) gd in Jun beating At First Glance (11-9) by 2l, 6 ran.