Park Hill Hospital Novices' Chase 3m
- (5yo+, 3m, Class 4, 3 runners)
- Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
- Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 12.50s
- Off time: 13:15:29
|1st||2 Night Force||9/1|
Fill The Power (IRE) 28
|7||161 11-7||Mrs S J Smith||W Hutchinson||135||85/40|
Night Force 64
|10||154 11-0||B G Powell||Brendan Powell (3)||117||9/1|
Themilanhorse (IRE) 36
|7||154 11-0 t||P F Nicholls||R Walsh||4/7f|
Beneficial Reform (IRE)
||7||11-7||J Ewart||B Hughes||5/2|
Fill The Power fell in the Grade 2 Towton Chase at Wetherby four weeks ago but was second to the smart Rocky Creek at Warwick earlier and was only beaten half-a-length in a handicap over track and trip in December. But the ground here should suit four-times hurdles winner THEMILANHORSE and he'll have had plenty of schooling. Paul Nicholls' charge can make a winning start over fences. Night Force has been beaten less than a length in his last two starts but lacks the scope of his two rivals.
Night Force 7-2 (11-0) Held up, headway to chase leaders 8th, blundered badly 11th, recovered and went 3rd at 13th, not fluent 4 out, chased winner 3 out, challenged and every chance when hit last, stayed on, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Listen Boy (11-0) at Leicester 2m 7f nov chs (4) hvy in Dec.
Fill The Power (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, reminders before 8th, and again before 9th, fell 9th, in a race won by Goulanes (11-0) at Wetherby 3m 1f nov chs G2 (1) sft in Feb, 6 ran.
Themilanhorse (IRE) 2-1fav (11-4) With leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 5th of 11, 5l behind City Press (11-4) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.