Scottish Arkle Novices' Chase 2m
- (5yo+, 2m, Class 3, 4 runners)
- Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
- Going: Good to Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 59.40s
- Off time: 13:00:22
Overturn (IRE) 25
|9||162 11-8||D McCain Jnr||J M Maguire||1/5f|
Tetlami (IRE) 22
|7||162 11-8||N J Henderson||B J Geraghty||9/2|
Next Sensation (IRE) 18
|6||152 10-12||M Scudamore||A Tinkler||100/1|
|5||150 10-10 v||J P Ferguson||D F O'Regan||136||22/1|
Tetlami will have to jump a lot better here than when making a winning debut over fences at Kempton if he is to get OVERTURN off the bridle. Donald McCain's stable star beat a decent field at Doncaster last time without being asked a serious question and should extend his unbeaten record over the larger obstacles here. Huntingdon second Asaid could improve for the drop in distance and should be winning soon but this is a tough introduction over fences under Rules for ex-pointer Next Sensation.
Overturn (IRE) 2-9fav (11-7) Made all, jumped well, quickened clear after 3 out, ran on strongly, eased towards finish, won at Doncaster 2m 3f nov chs (4) gs in Jan beating Conquisto (11-7) by 25l, 4 ran.
Tetlami (IRE) 3-10fav (11-0) Took keen hold early, tracked leader, stumbled bady and rider lost iron 3rd but soon got it back, given time to recover, closed to lead travelling well 3 out, in command next, soon clear, eased in closing stages, won at Kempton 2m nov chs (2) gs in Jan beating Kie (11-1) by 6l, 3 ran.
Next Sensation (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway after 7th, tracking leaders 3 out, weakened next, 6th of 12, 32l behind Chiberta King (10-12) at Newbury 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Asaid 7-2 (10-9) Held up, closed before 8th, hit 12th, coaxed into 2nd 2 out, shaken up after last, no impression, 2nd of 8, 5l behind Malt Master (11-0) at Huntingdon 2m 4f nov chs (3) sft in Jan.