It was Saphir Des Bois' first run for quite a while and he was well backed to do the business, starting at 3/1 in what looked quite a competitive handicap chase. Only two ever really got into it however, with Peter Bowen's 7yo and the eventual winner Grand Lahou well clear of the field.
It looked likely that the selection would pick off the long time leader, and he traded at 1.41 in running to do just that, but unfortunately he couldn't quite manage it, going down by a length in the end, 16 lengths clear of third.
Still, it's been a good week since Monday, with 11 points of profit, and hopefully we can end January on a high tomorrow.
Confirmation of result with prices (advised and SP)
Saphir Des Bois, 2nd/9, 5/1 --- 3/1
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