Warwick

  • 13:30 Dennis Jordan Happy 80th Birthday Handicap Chase2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £3,578 2nd £1,050 3rd £525 4th £262
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 15.84s
  • Off time: 13:30:43
13:30 Warwick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Flemish Invader (IRE) 5/2
2nd Mylord Collonges (FR) 17/2
3rd Quipe Me Posted (FR) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 441-31F Yellow, Dark Blue triple diamond and armlets High Jack (IRE) 19
Distance Winner
8 11-12 Andrew Turnell Nick Scholfield 110 8/19.00
2 523F-P1 Emerald Green, Royal Blue disc, striped sleeves, Royal Blue cap Pistolet Dove (IRE) 27
8 11-9 Mrs S Leech R P McLernon (3) 107 16/117.00
3 73345-3 Royal Blue, White star, Pink sleeves and cap Flemish Invader (IRE) 41
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-9 N A Twiston-Davies P J Brennan 107 5/23.50
4 4213-14 Yellow, dark green hoop, dark green and yellow halved sleeves, dark green cap, yellow star Brimham Boy 182
Distance Winner
8 11-7 t M Keighley W Marston 105 5/16.00
5 7860-14 Light blue and maroon (quartered), checked sleeves Quipe Me Posted (FR) 25
6 11-7 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 105 9/25.50
6 424521 DARK BLUE, LIGHT BLUE star, RED sleeves, RED cap, LIGHT BLUE star Glengarra (IRE) 16
Distance Winner
13 11-6 pt L Corcoran Timmy Murphy 104 10/111.00
7 879/21-3 Dark Blue, Light Blue diamond and diamond on cap Karasakal (IRE) 168
Beaten Favourite
7 11-4 G L Moore J E Moore 102 9/110.00
8 54/674-U Purple, Emerald Green Cross of Lorraine Mylord Collonges (FR) 19
Distance Winner
10 11-2 p Mrs S Nock Sam Twiston-Davies (3) 100 17/29.50

Verdict

PISTOLET DOVE was pulled up behind High Jack when the pair met at Towcester in May but the pair's fortunes have since reversed, with High Jack falling on his Uttoxeter return and Pistolet Dove making a winning debut for his new yard at Ludlow. Ritchie McLernon gave the quirky customer a superb ride that day so it's encouraging that he's on board again and, as it seems leaving Philip Hobbs' yard for a smaller operation has had a positive effect on the gelding, he's taken to defy a small rise in the weights. Flemish Invader is another who keeps something to himself, evident again at Worcester when he travelled sweetly only to find little, but when he does consent to give his all he'll be winning off this mark. Brimham Boy is entitled to need this, Quipe Me Posted has to leave his return behind while Glengarra, at 13 years of age, may struggle in his follow-up bid.