3m. (Class 4) 5-y-o plus9 Ran
Watch Free Race Replays On attheraces.com Handicap Chase of £8,000.00 5-y-o plus
1st - £3,594.00, 2nd - £1,656.00, 3rd - £828.00, 4th - £414.00, 5th - £350.00, 6th - £350.00 , 7th - £350.00, 8th - £350.00 9 Ran
- Stewards Report
Approaching the home turn, Boughtbeforelunch (IRE), placed third, lugged right-handed, off the rail at the same time that Darius Des Bois (FR), placed fifth, edged left-handed, away from Plantagenet (GB), placed fourth, causing the winner, Hard To Forget (IRE) to be checked in its run, but after viewing a recording of the incident, it was found that no riding offence was involved and that it had not improved the placing of Boughtbeforelunch (IRE).
The winner, Hard To Forget (IRE), appeared to show improved form, compared with its previous run at Sedgefield on 16 March 2021 where the gelding finished fifth of seven runners, beaten by 32¾ lengths.
Henry Oliver explained that Hard To Forget (IRE) had benefited from the application of a first-time visor and also appeared to have his breathing confidence restored on this, the gelding's second run back after wind surgery.
His explanation was noted, and Hard To Forget (IRE) was routine tested.
Following the race, Harry Skelton reported that Getaway Mag (IRE), which was pulled up, was never travelling.
Paddy Brennan reported that Ivilnoble (IRE), which was pulled up, lost its action; the Veterinary Officer reported that a post-race examination of the gelding failed to reveal any abnormalities.
Time 6m. 8.14 secs, which is 8.26 secs faster than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- £137.60
Tote Trifecta- £860.70
Non runner Enry Iggins (GB) ( Self Cert (Coughing))