bet365.com Novices' Chase 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, Class 4, 4 runners)
  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Good to Soft (Soft in places in the back straight)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 2.40s
  • Off time: 12:36:08
Full result
Result 12:35 Wetherby
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Ulysse Collonges Evsf

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 79249/2-
MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Exotic Man (FR) 556
  • T:J Wade
  • J:John Dawson
  • Form: 79249/2-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 155 11-1 J Wade John Dawson (7) 15/2
2 318010/
Maroon and White (quartered), checked sleeves and cap Heez A Cracker (FR) 637
  • T:T R George
  • J:P J Brennan
  • Form: 318010/
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
6 155 11-1 T R George P J Brennan 125 5/4
3 907-
Yellow, beige stars on sleeves, white cap Little Jimmy 279
  • T:T R Gretton
  • J:Felix De Giles
  • Form: 907-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 155 11-1 T R Gretton Felix De Giles 33/1
5 31011
Light Blue and Royal Blue (quartered), Royal Blue sleeves, Light Blue stars, Royal Blue cap, Light Blue star Ulysse Collonges (FR) 110
  • T:C Grant
  • J:D F O'Regan
  • Form: 31011
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 C Grant D F O'Regan Evsf

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
4 111232-
Overturn (IRE) 133
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 111232-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 111 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Havingotascoobydo (IRE)
  • T:M Keighley
  • J:A P Cawley
6 11-9 M Keighley A P Cawley 3/10
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In depth

Verdict

This is all about whether OVERTURN can safely negotiate these tricky fences. Donald McCain's eight-year-old, winner of the Grade 1 Fighting Fifth Hurdle around this time last year and a brave second in the Champion Hurdle in March, should win this in a hack canter if the fences don't get in the way. Ulysee Collonges, successful over hurdles and fences in France over the summer, looks the one for forecast-backers as Exotic Man and Heez A Cracker have both been off the track for a while and Little Jimmy has yet to show any sign of ability.

Formwatch

Overturn (IRE) 20-1 (11-10) Led, pushed along and joined 2 out, soon headed, kept on under pressure flat, no impression on winner, 2nd of 10, 4l behind Rock On Ruby (11-10) at Cheltenham 2m hdl G1 (1) gd in Mar.

Ulysse Collonges (FR) (10-3) won at Dieppe(FR) 2m 1f 4yo chs hvy in Jul beating Unegarde (10-10) by 1/2l, 10 ran.

Exotic Man (FR) 16-1 (10-6) Held up in touch on outside, challenged 3 out, led approaching 2 out, headed and not fluent at hurdle, stayed on, held by winner, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Plan A (11-12) at Perth 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Apr '11.

Little Jimmy 100-1 (11-1) Prominent until mistake 3rd, weakened after 5th, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Charm School (10-13) at Ffos Las 2m mdn hdl (4) hvy in Jan.

Heez A Cracker (FR) 9-2 (11-12) Held up in touch, ridden approaching 3 out, weakened before next, 11th of 17, 36l behind Firm Order (11-8) at Sandown 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gd in Feb '11.