3m. 1f. 170yds. (Class 3) 5-y-o plus8 Ran
newtonabbotracing.com Handicap Chase of £12,200.00 5-y-o plus
1st - £5,882.00, 2nd - £2,710.00, 3rd - £1,354.00, 4th - £678.00, 5th - £350.00, 6th - £350.00 , 7th - £350.00, 8th - £350.00 8 Ran
- Stewards Report
The winner, Christmas In April (FR), appeared to show improved form compared with its previous run at Haydock Park on 24 March 2021 where the gelding finished last of the four finishers, beaten by 32½ lengths on Good to Soft ground.
Colin Tizzard‘s explanation that Christmas In April (FR) benefited from the better ground on this occasion, which was officially described as Good, was noted.
Christmas In April (FR) was routine tested.
Following the race, the Veterinary Officer reported that Rocky's Treasure (IRE), which was pulled up, suffered an overreach and was lame on its right-fore.
Time 6m. 45.14 secs, which is 9.12 secs slower than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- £47.00
Tote Trifecta- £288.20
Non runners Sir Ivan (GB) ( Going (not changed since declaration but horse on course and ID checked by VO) ), Fagan (GB) ( Going (not changed since declaration but horse on course and ID checked by VO) )