14:15 Market Rasen

Tuesday 26 December 2017

All12:0512:3513:1013:4514:1514:5015:25
  • Clugston Lincolnshire National Handicap Chase
  • Class 3  |   3m 3f 123y  |   Soft  |   13 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:17  |   Winning time: 7m 38.4s
1st
8
611-4
7/1
T: David DennisJ: T E Whelan
Always prominent, driven 4 out, led before next, ridden after last, kept on when hard pressed closing stages, just held on tchd 13/2
2nd
sh
10
12/1
T: H J EvansJ: T Dowling (5)
In touch, headway into 2nd 5 out, led next, headed before 3 out, soon ridden and one pace, rallied and every chance closing stages, just held
3rd
2 ½
7
14/1
T: J S SmithJ: M D Grant
Mid-division, tracked leaders 10th, outpaced 3 out, ridden and stayed on well flat, went 3rd near finish, not reach front pair
4th
¾
11
810-11
4/1f
T: R WoollacottJ: Alan Johns
Mid-division, pushed along 13th, headway under pressure after 4 out, ridden to chase front pair before next, kept on same pace, no impression when lost 3rd near finish op 9/2 tchd 5/1
5th
½
6
8/1
T: F O'BrienJ: Lilly Pinchin (7)
Hampered 1st, behind, headway and in touch after 12th, ridden to chase leaders before 3 out, kept on under pressure flat, no impression op 9/1
6th
2 ¾
3
911-12
9/1
T: S WaughJ: Callum Bewley (3)
In touch, driven to chase leaders before 3 out, kept on same pace, never on terms op 6/1 tchd 8/1

Also Ran

PU
1
10/1
T: D PipeJ: C O'Farrell
Led narrowly to 3rd, tracked leaders, blundered 6th, soon lost place and behind, tailed off when pulled up after 4 out op 14/1
T: M ScudamoreJ: R T Dunne
Towards rear when fell 1st op 7/1
PU
4
20/1
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: Killian Moore (3)
Always behind, lost touch and pulled up after 12th op 25/1
PU
5
7/1
T: S EdmundsJ: C Poste
Prominent, led narrowly 3rd, hit 5 out, blundered and headed next, weakened 3 out, pulled up after next tchd 15/2
PU
9
25/1
T: G McPhersonJ: Bridget Andrews (3)
Always behind, lost touch 9th, tailed off when pulled up after 12th tchd 22/1
PU
12
15/2
T: L WadhamJ: Tom Cheesman (5)
Chased leaders to after 12th, weakened 14th, tailed off 4 out, soon pulled up op 9/1 tchd 7/1
PU
13
33/1
T: H D DalyJ: A Tinkler
With leader, lost place after 12th, weakened 4 out, soon pulled up

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£6.80Pl:£2.40, £3.30, £3.70EX:£93.20Trifecta:£457.30Tricast:£1,167.62SF:£88.22Swingers:£3.20, £7.80, £7.80

Forecasts

Jepeck (4/1), Cyclop (7/1), Vinegar Hill (7/1), Amberjam (15/2), Petite Power (8/1), Two Smokin Barrels (8/1), Boric (9/1), Saint John Henry (10/1), Amiral Collonges (12/1), Emerald Rose (14/1), Strongly Suggested (20/1), Lord Heathfield (25/1), Upbeat Cobbler (33/1)

Verdict

A marathon that has often gone to an improver and JEPECK looks a likely type this year. The ex-pointer has had problems with his jumping and scoped wrong after a poor run on his penultimate start. He survived a couple of errors to finish third in a gruelling race at Exeter last time that looked a lot stronger than this. If jumping just marginally better he can take all the beating. Vinegar Hill is another unexposed chaser who won here last time and may have more to offer, although he is another who needs to tidy up his jumping.Two Smokin Barrels likes to see the mud flying so connections will be hoping conditions remain as advertised, whilst Lord Heathfield won first time out at this stage last season and Amiral Collonges will appreciate the trip.
  1. Jepeck
  2. Vinegar Hill
  3. Two Smokin Barrels

Previous Winners

2016
Gonalston Cloud
Weight: 11-12  |Age: 9
15/2

Prize Money

1st: £12,512.002nd: £3,696.003rd: £1,848.004th: £924.005th: £462.006th: £232.00
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