Totnes & Bridgetown Races Company Novices' Hunters' Chase 2m 5f 110y
- (5yo+, 2m 5f 110y, Class 6, 9 runners)
- Winner £1,317 2nd £405 3rd £203
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 33.90s
- Off time: 17:11:15
|1st||9 Chosen Milan||2/1|
|2nd||4 Little Cornham||31||14/1|
|3rd||1 Certain Flight||1½||13/8f|
Certain Flight (IRE) 18
|9||170 12-2||K J Cumings||Mr W Biddick||13/8f|
Double Bank (IRE) 9
|11||170 12-2||Ms E Oliver||Mr M Woodward (7)||108||7/2|
|9||166 11-12||Mrs Camilla Scott||Miss V Wade (7)||40/1|
Little Cornham (IRE) 30
|7||166 11-12||Mrs C Fear||Mr C Gethings (7)||14/1|
Mt Kintyre (IRE) 37
|8||166 11-12||J Tickle||Miss Leanda Tickle (7)||66/1|
Reliable Richie (IRE) 16
|8||166 11-12||R Chapman||Mr M Heard (7)||84||20/1|
|10||166 11-12||Andrew Quick||Mr Matthew Barber (5)||109||14/1|
Waddingtown Hero (IRE) 58
|7||166 11-12 pt||L M Power||Miss B Hampson (7)||33/1|
Chosen Milan (IRE) 22
|7||159 11-5 t||R E Luke||Mr E David (7)||2/1|
Certain Flight won at Huntingdon in February and, though his winning run came to an end in the Foxhunters' Chase at Cheltenham, he has every chance of getting back on track here. Double Bank unseated his rider in that Cheltenham contest but has finished second between the flags since while Chosen Milan doesn't have a bad record under Rules, despite still chasing a first victory, and also has a chance. SANGFROID lost his way under Rules last year but easily won a point-to-point last month and obviously retains plenty of ability. The grey could be a bit of value.
Chosen Milan (IRE) 5-2 (11-0) In touch, blundered 5th, closed next, led 4 out, headed bypassing omitted 2 out, rallied final 100 yards, just held, 2nd of 14, hd behind Shales Rock (11-7) at Stratford 2m 4f nov hts chs (6) sft in Mar.
Little Cornham (IRE) 4-9 (12-0) Ap; led 4 out; comf, won at Quantock Staghounds 3m ptp sft in Mar beating Fresh's Fever (12-0) by 5l, 4 ran.
Certain Flight (IRE) 20-1 (12-0) Towards rear of mid-division, chased leaders 18th, ridden and weakened 2 out, 13th of 24, well behind Tammys Hill (12-0) at Cheltenham 3m 2f hts chs (2) gd in Mar.
Double Bank (IRE) 7-4 (12-0) Led 5-11; lost plce 14; rallied 2 out; led flat; hdd cl home, 2nd of 8, hd behind Aiteen Thirtythree (12-0) at Lamerton 3m ptp gs in Mar.
Sangfroid 7-1 (12-0) Ap; led 14; stayed on wl, won at Glamorgan 3m ptp gs in Mar beating Cock Of The Rock (12-7) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.
Ladfromhighworth 3-1 (12-0) Led til hung lft & hdd flat, 3rd of 7, 4 1/2l behind The Mythologist (12-0) at Mendip Farmers 3m ptp gs in Mar.
Mt Kintyre (IRE) 14-1 (12-0) Hdwy 11; wknd 15; to, 7th of 11, well behind Un Ami (12-0) at Countryside Alliance Club (Wesse 3m ptp gd in Feb.
Reliable Richie (IRE) 3-1 (12-0) Trckd ldrs; led 4 out til hdd aft nxt; wknd app last, 3rd of 12, 14l behind Un Ami (12-0) at Dart Vale & Haldon Harriers 3m ptp gd in Mar.
Waddingtown Hero (IRE) 12-1 (12-0) (cp) (tt) in tch to 15; pu 2 out, in a race won by Welstonedruid (12-0) at Mid Devon 3m ptp gs in Feb, 11 ran.