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Tue, 1st May 2012
Volunteers Of Daisy Chain Handicap Chase, 2m 110y
6 Runners (5YO plus) (Class 4) Total Prize Fund - £4700

No/Draw/Horse (days since last run)
Age colour sex, Sire - Dam (Damsire)
Wearing Details

Offical Rating

Forecast Price*

1 The Thirsty Bricky (IRE) (8J)
10 b g Saddlers' Hall (IRE) - Splendid Choice (IRE) (The Parson (IRE))
F11521- Mr T J A Thompson

12-5   (7ex)

Tony Kelly (7)
D Thompson

He has won four chases at 2m on ground varying from good to heavy. A winner at 7-1 in a chase at Hexham over 2m (heavy) on his latest outing last month, beating Saddle Pack by 4 1/2l. Carries a 7lb penalty today for that success.

2 Alpha One (IRE) (32J)
6 b g Fruits Of Love (USA) - Dunedin Lass (IRE) (Alphabatim (USA))
22F61U- Mr John Wade


J Reveley
C Grant

A winner of a chase at 2m on good to soft ground. Unseated rider when 5-2 at Wetherby over 2m 4f (good) in a chase won by Global Flyer in March on his latest outing.

3 Mon Chevalier (IRE) (2028F, 31J)
9 b g Montjeu (IRE) - Kumta (IRE) (Priolo (USA))
2F/3312- Mr S C Botham


Mr M G Nolan (7)
C J Gray

Successful in a hurdle race and a chase at 2m on good to soft and soft ground. Beaten 5l by Take Of Shoc's when second of 5 at 7-2 on his latest outing in a chase at Stratford over 2m 1f (good) in March.

4 Carters Rest (GB) (24J)
9 gr g Rock City - Yemaail (IRE) (Shaadi (USA))
212352- A Dawson & Mrs K Campbell
Tongue strap, Cheek pieces


Brian Harding
I Jardine

Successful in a hurdle race and a NH flat race at 2m on good and soft ground. Beaten 1l by Saddle Pack when second of 8 at 12-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Carlisle over 2m (good) last month.

5 Option Money (IRE) (202J)
10 b g Kotashaan (FR) - Be My Bargain (IRE) (Be My Native (USA))
0U04P/U- Ann And Eric Lumley


Jan Faltejsek
P Salmon

He has won two hurdle races, a NH flat race and a chase from 2m 1f to 3m on ground varying from good to firm to soft, but last win was over three years ago. Unseated rider when 14-1 at Wetherby over 2m 6f (good to soft) in a chase won by Wide Receiver in October last year on his latest outing.

6 Strathaird (IRE) (553F, 37J)
8 b g Medicean - Heed My Warning (IRE) (Second Set (IRE))
325315- Mrs Kath Savage
Cheek pieces


Jonathan England (7)
A Crook

He has won a hurdle race and two chases at 2m on ground varying from good to firm to soft. Well beaten at 9-2 behind Saddle Pack when fifth of 9 on his latest outing in a chase at Hexham over 2m (good) in March.

Race Verdict

Tony Kelly appears to be getting a good tune out of THE THIRSTY BRICKY and, with underfoot conditions set to suit, it is tough to envisage the son of Saddlers' Hall out of the frame. The C&D winner was seen to good effect when scoring over this trip at Hexham eight days ago and a similar performance under a 7lb penalty is taken to suffice. Alpha One must come into the reckoning and is expected to go close if his jumping issues have been addressed, while Mon Chevalier completes the shortlist.

Selection: The Thirsty Bricky        Danger: Alpha One        Alternative: Mon Chevalier
* These are prices forecast by PA Sport Ltd. and are to be used only as a guide to the betting market.
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