William Hill iPad App Now Available Novices' Chase 3m
- (5yo+, 3m, Class 3, 4 runners)
- Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
Welsh Champion Hurdle Specials: Rebecca Curtis To Train The Winner (Peckhamecho, Boyfromnowhere, The Romford Pele) 4/1
- Winning time: 7m 13.04s
|1st||2 Tour Des Champs||13/10|
Benheir (IRE) 21
|7||162 11-8 p||Miss R Curtis||A P McCoy||135||3/2|
Tour Des Champs (FR) 21
|6||162 11-8||N A Twiston-Davies||S Twiston-Davies||136||13/10|
One In A Milan (IRE) 18
|8||158 11-4||Evan Williams||Paul Moloney||129||4/1|
Sir Mattie (IRE) 237
|8||152 10-12||D A Rees||Nick Scholfield||20/1|
TOUR DES CHAMPS jumped well and was in contention until getting the second-last all wrong at Warwick last time. He's already won over fences at Uttoxeter and Ludlow and should get back on track here if his confidence hasn't been affected. Benheir won over 3m2f here in December before chasing home Carruthers, who runs earlier on the card, on Boxing Day but had a hard race when pulled up at Warwick last time while One In A Milan has more to do than when winning over track and trip last month, though the runner-up ran well at Leicester earlier this week. Sir Mattie is best watched after a lay-off.
Tour Des Champs (FR) 14-1 (11-8) Prominent, led after 5th, headed before next, not fluent 12th or 4 out, ridden in 3rd when switched right and about to mount challenge when fell 2 out, in a race won by Rocky Creek (11-5) at Warwick 3m nov chs (2) sft in Jan, 5 ran.
One In A Milan (IRE) 7-2 (11-0) Led until not fluent 8th, stayed close 2nd, challenging when not fluent 2 out, led last, ridden out, won at Ffos Las 3m nov chs 0-125 (4) hvy in Jan beating Abnaki (11-0) by 2 3/4l, 3 ran.
Benheir (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, pecked 1st, not fluent and lost place 6th, behind 11th, mistake 13th, tailed off next, pulled up after, in a race won by Rigadin De Beauchene (10-3) at Warwick 3m 5f hcp chs G3 (1) sft in Jan, 13 ran.
Sir Mattie (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Held up in rear on outside, headway 7th, not fluent 9th, weakened approaching 3 out, 7th of 13, 40l behind Mexican Bob (10-12) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Jun.