Lucas Machinery Handicap Chase 3m 3f 123y
- (5yo+, 3m 3f 123y, Class 4, 8 runners)
- Winner £5,991 2nd £2,760 3rd £1,379 4th £691 5th £350 6th £350 7th £350 8th £350
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 7m 17.50s
- Off time: 15:42:25
|1st||7 Wake Up Early||9/4f|
|3rd||3 Railway Muice||4¾||5/1|
Gosheven (IRE) 17
|9||170 12-2 pt||J J Hanlon||Adrian Heskin||117|
Ladronne (FR) 27
|8||167 11-13 t||T Collier||Sean Quinlan||114|
Railway Muice (IRE) 13
|9||166 11-12 pt||Mrs S J Humphrey||Nick Scholfield||113|
Yaiza (IRE) 15
|11||163 11-9 t||J J Hanlon||C O'Farrell||110|
Townshend (GER) 319
|11||162 11-8 t||N A Twiston-Davies||Sam Twiston-Davies||109|
Paris Texas (FR) 32
|9||161 11-7 ht||J Bedi||Thomas Willmott (3)||108|
Wake Up Early (IRE) 16
|8||158 11-4 p||Dr R D P Newland||Charlie Hammond||105|
The Very Thing (IRE) 32
|8||142 10-2 v||Micky Hammond||Miss Becky Smith (3)||89|
Well Smitten (IRE)
||9||11-0||S England||Jonathan England||13/2|
The Very Thing is 4lb better off than when beaten three lengths by Railway Muice over 3m here last month but the winner only weakened approaching the last in better company at the track a couple of weeks ago and he’s probably worth another try over this sort of trip. GOSHEVEN ran a lot better than the final result suggests having a first run for Shark Hanlon at Down Royal. Adrian Heskin takes over the reins from a conditional and he looks a dour stayer. The yard also run Yaiza but Wake Up Early may be a bigger danger despite having gone up another 3lb after placing twice at Sedgefield. Ladronne ran fifth in the Highland National at Perth after winning at Newcastle and is also respected.
Wake Up Early (IRE)5-2 (12-2) Raced on inside, chased leader until 3rd, chased leaders, mistake and pushed along 3 out, outpaced when hampered on inside bend home turn, went 2nd again under pressure between last two, switched right and stayed on run-in, always held, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Ballycorr (10-3) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp (5) gd in May.
Ladronne (FR)8-1 (10-11) Mid-division, not fluent 8th (water) and lost place, headway 4 out, no impression 2 out, 5th of 15, 21 1/4l behind Slipway (11-5) at Perth 3m 7f hcp (3) gs in Apr.
Railway Muice (IRE)4-1 (10-12) Jumped left at times, mid-division, closed before 4th, not fluent 10th or 14th, ridden and no impression in 4th 3 out, 4th of 7, 9 1/4l behind Broken Quest (12-0) at Market Rasen 3m hcp (3) gd in May.
Paris Texas (FR)14-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, not fluent 9th, 3rd when not fluent 3 out, held from next, 3rd of 7, 9 1/2l behind Railway Muice (11-6) at Market Rasen 3m hcp (4) gd in Apr.
Townshend (GER)17-2 (10-13) Led, 10 lengths clear 5th, headed 5 out, weakened soon after, pulled up 3 out, at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp (3) gd in Jul.
The Very Thing (IRE)10-1 (10-0) Towards rear, last 8th, headway 12th, chased winner from 4 out, held but kept on from 3 out, 2nd of 7, 3l behind Railway Muice (11-6) at Market Rasen 3m hcp (4) gd in Apr.
Gosheven (IRE)22-1 (11-6) Mid-division, mistake 9th, ridden 4 out, no impression, moderate 6th when bad mistake at last and badly hampered on landing, recovered to finish, 8th of 11, dist behind Diggin Deep (10-10) at Down Royal 3m 2f hcp Good - Yielding in May.
Yaiza (IRE)7-1 (11-5) Jumped right at times, raced in last, not fluent 3rd, pushed along next, closed before 16th, close 3rd 2 out, no impression in 4th last, last of 4, 4 1/4l behind Rapid Raider (10-7) at Kelso 3m 4f hcp (4) gd in May.