John Smith's Fox Hunters' Chase (National Course) 2m 5f 110y

  • (6yo+, 2m 5f 110y, Class 2, 24 runners)
  • Winner £23,984 2nd £7,492 3rd £3,744 4th £1,872 5th £936 6th £472
  • Going: Good (Good to Soft in places; National: Good to Soft, Good in places)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 38.60s
  • Off time: 15:43:10
Full result
Result 15:40 Aintree
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 23 Tartan Snow 100/1
2nd 25 Cool Friend nk 33/1
3rd 17 Rash Move 40/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 1-11113
YELLOW, green sash, red cap Battlefront (IRE) 40
  • T:T M Walsh
  • J:Ms K Walsh
  • Form: 1-11113
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 12-0t
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
11 168 12-0 t T M Walsh Ms K Walsh 122 12/1
2 11/22-11
Violet and white check, pink and purple quartered cap Bold Addition (FR) 25
  • T:Mrs F J Browne
  • J:Mr S Clements
  • Form: 11/22-11
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 12-0
  • OR: 136
  • Naps:
8 168 12-0 Mrs F J Browne Mr S Clements 136 5/1j
3 1082-43
White, brown chevrons, striped cap Boxer Georg (IRE) 26
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:Mr P W Mullins
  • Form: 1082-43
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 12-0
  • OR: 124
  • Naps:
11 168 12-0 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 124 14/1
4 2161-37
EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Cloudy Lane 47
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:Mr R O Harding
  • Form: 2161-37
  • Age: 13
  • Weight: 12-0
  • OR: 129
  • Naps:
13 168 12-0 D McCain Jnr Mr R O Harding 129 12/1
5 411113-
Brown, Green diamond and sleeves, Orange cap Cottage Oak (IRE) 20
  • T:J J O'Shea
  • J:Mr S Waley-Cohen
  • Form: 411113-
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 12-0
  • OR: 134
  • Naps:
10 168 12-0 J J O'Shea Mr S Waley-Cohen 134 5/1j
6 1124-53
Royal Blue, Yellow diamond, striped sleeves and star on cap Defying Gravity (IRE) 32
  • T:Mrs L Pomfret
  • J:Miss B Andrews
  • Form: 1124-53
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 12-0
  • OR: 96
  • Naps:
10 168 12-0 Mrs L Pomfret Miss B Andrews 96 150/1
8 3210/33-
Yellow, Dark Blue hoop and armlets, Dark Blue cap, Yellow star Emergency Cover (IRE) 18
  • T:N W Padfield
  • J:Miss G Andrews
  • Form: 3210/33-
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 12-0p1
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
10 168 12-0 p1 N W Padfield Miss G Andrews 114 125/1
9 224P95
White, dark blue chevron, dark blue and white halved sleeves, dark blue and white quartered cap Fairwood Present (IRE) 21
  • T:John Buxton
  • J:Mr B Furnival
  • Form: 224P95
  • Age: 15
  • Weight: 12-0b1
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
15 168 12-0 b1 John Buxton Mr B Furnival 109 150/1
10 P/72412
Black, white star, black sleeves, white stars Gentle George 14
  • T:S Flook
  • J:Mr N Slatter
  • Form: P/72412
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 12-0
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
10 168 12-0 S Flook Mr N Slatter 115 40/1
11 1F-4411
BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Gwanako (FR) 27
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:Mr J Sole
  • Form: 1F-4411
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 12-0
  • OR: 138
  • Naps:
10 168 12-0 P F Nicholls Mr J Sole 138 6/1
12 0PP536
White, Yellow stripe, quartered cap Harps Counsel (IRE) 29
  • T:Stephen Magee
  • J:Mr S F Magee
  • Form: 0PP536
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 12-0pt
  • OR: 103
  • Naps:
11 168 12-0 pt Stephen Magee Mr S F Magee 103 125/1
13 FFPP3P-
LIGHT BLUE, maroon seams, striped cap Keenan's Future (IRE) 20
  • T:S Rea
  • J:Mr R Hodges
  • Form: FFPP3P-
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 12-0p
  • OR: 108
  • Naps:
12 168 12-0 p S Rea Mr R Hodges 108 66/1
14 2/P3411-
Red, dark blue epaulets, dark blue sleeves, emerald green armlets, emerald green cap Kildonnan 18
  • T:N Mechie
  • J:Miss C Walton
  • Form: 2/P3411-
  • Age: 14
  • Weight: 12-0
  • OR: 104
  • Naps:
14 168 12-0 N Mechie Miss C Walton 104 100/1
15 FF3P-12
Light Blue, Dark Blue seams, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Purple star Mourne Paddy (IRE) 19
  • T:S R B Crawford
  • J:Mr B G Crawford
  • Form: FF3P-12
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 12-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
9 168 12-0 S R B Crawford Mr B G Crawford 33/1
16 435211
Royal Blue, Pink stars, Pink and Royal Blue diabolo on sleeves, White cap Offshore Account (IRE) 13
  • T:Mrs T L Bailey
  • J:Mr Nicholas Sutton
  • Form: 435211
  • Age: 13
  • Weight: 12-0pt
  • OR: 119
  • Naps:
13 168 12-0 pt Mrs T L Bailey Mr Nicholas Sutton 119 20/1
17 3-12132
Pale Blue, Scarlet cap Rash Move (IRE) 27
  • T:F Hutsby
  • J:Mr T Ellis
  • Form: 3-12132
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 12-0
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
12 168 12-0 F Hutsby Mr T Ellis 117 40/1
18 1/19-602
DARK BLUE, PINK epaulets and star on cap Rebel Du Maquis (FR) 24
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:Mr W Biddick
  • Form: 1/19-602
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 12-0
  • OR: 137
  • Naps:
8 168 12-0 P F Nicholls Mr W Biddick 137 12/1
19 10/P303-
Dark blue, emerald green disc, striped sleeves and cap Silver Adonis (IRE) 32
  • T:Mrs M Scudamore
  • J:Mr T Weston
  • Form: 10/P303-
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 12-0p
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
12 168 12-0 p Mrs M Scudamore Mr T Weston 122 66/1
20 F443/1-2
Emerald green, yellow epaulets, yellow cap Silverburn (IRE) 25
  • T:Evan Williams
  • J:Mr J E Tudor
  • Form: F443/1-2
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 12-0
  • OR: 126
  • Naps:
12 168 12-0 Evan Williams Mr J E Tudor 126 20/1
21 511/113-
Green and white stripes, black and green quartered cap Silver Story 78
  • T:William Vaughan
  • J:Mr B Gibbs
  • Form: 511/113-
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 12-0t
  • OR: 121
  • Naps:
10 168 12-0 t William Vaughan Mr B Gibbs 121 20/1
22 3626/23-
Pink, purple triple diamond, sleeves and diamond on cap Sizing America (IRE) 19
  • T:Miss S Randell
  • J:Mr M Hamill
  • Form: 3626/23-
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 12-0
  • OR: 116
  • Naps:
12 168 12-0 Miss S Randell Mr M Hamill 116 66/1
23 255212
Grey and Red (halved), striped sleeves and striped cap Tartan Snow 18
  • T:W Coltherd
  • J:Mr J Hamilton
  • Form: 255212
  • Age: 13
  • Weight: 12-0
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
13 168 12-0 W Coltherd Mr J Hamilton 117 100/1
24 1-41191
Red and black (quartered), red sleeves, white cap, black star Warne (IRE) 40
  • T:B R Hamilton
  • J:Mr M P Fogarty
  • Form: 1-41191
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 12-0
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
9 168 12-0 B R Hamilton Mr M P Fogarty 135 6/1
25 6214-P3
Dark blue and yellow (quartered), light blue sleeves, yellow cap Cool Friend (IRE) 35
  • T:Oliver Greenall
  • J:Mr O Greenall
  • Form: 6214-P3
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
10 161 11-7 Oliver Greenall Mr O Greenall 114 33/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
7 11/951P-
Earth Dream (IRE) 20
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:J P Ferguson
  • J:Mr James Ferguson
  • Form: 11/951P-
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 12-0
  • OR: 121
  • Naps:
10 J P Ferguson Mr James Ferguson 121 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Cloudy Lane
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:Mr R O Harding
12 12-0 D McCain Jnr Mr R O Harding 4/1
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In depth

Verdict

With 25 runners, the best place to be in this traditional amateurs' race over the National fences will probably be out in front. The market has got it largely right in recent years so we'll concentrate on those likely to be prominent in the betting and in the race itself. Sam Waley-Cohen takes over the reins on Cottage Oak, who only weakened two out when third in the Foxhunter Chase at Cheltenham. His tendency to jump left there is a bit of concern on this track, however, and he also had a hard race whereas several of his rivals missed The Festival to come here. Gwanako had little more than exercise canter at Sandown last time and has a touch of class. He was still going well when falling in this 12 months ago when Cloudy Lane went on to beat another big field that included Keenan's Future, Sizing America, Boxer Georg, Emergency Cover, Offshore Account, Kildonnan, Harps Counsel and 2010 winner Silver Adonis. Warne beating a decent field, including Battlefront, at Fairyhouse in February and has to go on the short-list but would have been better suited by some rain so the vote goes to BOLD ADDITION. He'll relish this surface and was impressive when beating Silverburn over a similar trip at Warwick last month. Rebel Du Maquis is also unexposed over fences and may prove the pick of the remainder.

Formwatch

Earth Dream (IRE) 66-1 (12-0) Mid-division, struggling 16th, soon behind, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Salsify (12-0) at Cheltenham 3m 2f hts chs (2) sft in Mar, 23 ran.

Tartan Snow 11-10fav (11-13) Tracked leaders in 4th, mistake 12th, left in lead 4 out, headed before last, kept on, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Kildonnan (11-9) at Carlisle 3m hts chs (6) hvy in Mar.

Cool Friend (IRE) 4-1 (11-11) Held up in rear, headway 7th, went 3rd after 13th, shaken up after 2 out, no impression and one pace when not fluent last, 3rd of 8, 17l behind The General Lee (11-9) at Ludlow 3m hts chs (5) gs in Feb.

Rash Move (IRE) 7-1 (11-13) Mid-division, headway 6th, led when mistake 13th, headed 2 out, no impression on winner flat, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 9, 6l behind Sorted (12-4) at Leicester 2m 7f hts chs (3) sft in Mar.

Warne (IRE) 9-1 (11-5) Soon prominent, closer in 2nd into straight, on terms going best from 2 out, soon led, stayed on well to draw clear run-in, comfortably, won at Fairyhouse 2m 5f hts chs sft in Feb beating Tammys Hill (11-9) by 6l, 11 ran.

Gentle George 7-4 (11-8) Led, ridden before 5 out, headed 4 out, every chance run-in, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 5, shd behind Kirkleigh (11-10) at Chepstow 3m hts chs (6) hvy in Mar.

Sizing America (IRE) 5-2 (12-0) Ap; rdn & one-pcd 3 out, 3rd of 10, 11l behind Gone To Lunch (12-0) at New Forest 3m ptp sft in Mar.

Gwanako (FR) 2-9fav (11-13) Held up in last pair, went 3rd briefly 5th, steady headway on outside approaching 8th, went 2nd 11th (water), led 4 out, came easily clear from 3 out, won at Sandown 2m 4f hts chs (5) sft in Mar beating Dead Or Alive (11-3) by 17l, 5 ran.

Cottage Oak (IRE) 9-1 (12-0) Always prominent, chased leader briefly 3 out, ridden and no impression before next, well beaten 3rd when left 2nd after last, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 23, 21l behind Salsify (12-0) at Cheltenham 3m 2f hts chs (2) sft in Mar.

Cloudy Lane 5-2 (12-6) Close up, weakened from 3 out, 7th of 10, 39l behind Cottage Oak (11-13) at Haydock 3m hts chs (4) hvy in Feb.

Boxer Georg (IRE) 5-2 (11-8) Chased leaders, soon well off the pace, poor 5th 5 out, no impression and kept on same pace from next, 3rd of 7, 27l behind Mossey Joe (11-4) at Gowran Park 3m 1f hts chs hvy in Mar.

Silver Story 8-1 (11-13) In touch in mid-division, not fluent 4th, headway after 11th, every chance 3 out, weakened last, 3rd of 11, 29l behind Chapoturgeon (11-9) at Newbury 2m 6f hts chs (6) sft in Jan.

Keenan's Future (IRE) 100-1 (12-0) Chased leaders to 13th, soon behind, tailed off when pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Salsify (12-0) at Cheltenham 3m 2f hts chs (2) sft in Mar, 23 ran.

Defying Gravity (IRE) 15-8 (12-9) Led to 8 & 10-13; wknd 2 out, 3rd of 4, 9l behind Valance (12-0) at Cottesmore 3m ptp gd in Mar.

Emergency Cover (IRE) 2-1 (11-0) (cp) held up; went 2nd 15; wknd app 2 out, 3rd of 6, 16l behind It Was Me (11-0) at East Essex 3m ptp sft in Mar.

Battlefront (IRE) 9-2 (11-4) Chased leaders, closed up from before 3 out, on terms and every chance next, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 3rd of 11, 10l behind Warne (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 5f hts chs sft in Feb.

Fairwood Present (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, slow 2nd, jumped right 8th, soon weakened, 5th of 9, well behind Soulard (11-7) at Towcester 2m 3f hts chs (6) gs in Mar.

Kildonnan 20-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders in 3rd, challenged 2 out, led before last, kept on, driven out, won at Carlisle 3m hts chs (6) hvy in Mar beating Tartan Snow (11-13) by 3/4l, 8 ran.

Offshore Account (IRE) 10-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 4 out, challenged 2 out, led last, driven out, won at Newbury 3m hts chs (6) hvy in Mar beating Vic Venturi (11-9) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.

Silver Adonis (IRE) 5-1 (12-7) (cp) lft 3rd 15; stayed on wl flat; nt rch ldrs, 3rd of 5, 7l behind Duc De Regniere (12-7) at South Herefordshire 3m ptp gs in Mar.

Bold Addition (FR) 3-10fav (12-2) Took keen hold, held up in rear, steady headway on inside 7th, switched towards outside approaching 11th, went 2nd 11th, led 2 out, clear before last, easily, won at Warwick 2m 4f hts chs (6) sft in Mar beating Silverburn (12-2) by 8l, 6 ran.

Mourne Paddy (IRE) 11-4 (11-0) Led and attempted to make all, strongly pressed and jumped left 2 out, headed on landing after last, kept on under pressure run-in but not match winner, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Russian Regent (11-4) at Down Royal 2m 4f hts chs hvy in Mar.

Rebel Du Maquis (FR) 4-6fav (11-11) Tracked winner, not fluent 4 out, dropped to 3rd 2 out, rallied to chase winner again and every chance when hit last, kept on flat, just held, 2nd of 5, hd behind Nicto De Beauchene (12-4) at Taunton 2m 7f hts chs (6) sft in Mar.

Silverburn (IRE) 9-2 (12-2) Chased leader, led 6th, headed 2 out, stayed on same pace flat, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 6, 8l behind Bold Addition (12-2) at Warwick 2m 4f hts chs (6) sft in Mar.

Harps Counsel (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Led, ridden and tried to assert after 4 out, reduced advantage and slight mistake next, strongly pressed 2 out and soon headed, dropped to 4th last and no extra, 6th of 10, 11l behind General Maccreevy (11-0) at Downpatrick 2m 5f hts chs gd in Mar.