CGA Foxhunter Trial Maiden Hunters' Chase 3m 1f
- (5yo+, 3m 1f, Class 6, 7 runners)
- Winner £936 2nd £290 3rd £145 4th £73
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 7m 4.40s
- Off time: 16:01:42
|1st||3 Current Exchange||7/4|
|2nd||4 French Canadian||4½||11/8f|
Alfoisin (IRE) 254
|9||168 12-0||Mrs C Coward||Miss J Coward (3)||8/1|
Bear Witness (IRE) 23
|11||168 12-0||Lady S Watson||Mr M Johnson (7)||110||40/1|
Current Exchange (IRE) 39
|8||168 12-0||Mrs E Crow||Mr Tom David||7/4|
French Canadian (FR) 23
|7||168 12-0||Mrs C Robinson||Mr R Jarrett (3)||11/8f|
Lem Putt (IRE) 247
|10||168 12-0||Mrs N Naughton||Mr M Ennis (5)||20/1|
Old Shyan (IRE) 65
|9||168 12-0 t||J L Brotherton||Mr R D Potter (7)||79||40/1|
Princess Fyona 674
|8||161 11-7||Mrs J Mansell||Mr D Mansell||7/1|
The ground may be softer than ideal for Jacqueline Coward's mount ALFOISIN but he's the one to beat here if reproducing his form between the flags last spring. French Canadian has been in good form in point-to-points already this year and will be a danger while Current Exchange can't be ignored. He's already been placed over fences under Rules, though did disappoint when pulled up at Chaddesley Corbett in December. It's difficult to get too excited over the remaining quartet.
Current Exchange (IRE) 13-8 (12-7) Hdwy by-passing 12; wknd aft 15; wl bhnd when pu 2 out, in a race won by Cottage Oak (12-7) at Chaddesley Corbett 3m ptp hvy in Dec, 12 ran.
French Canadian (FR) 9-4 (12-0) Held up; led aft 3 out; qcknd clr, won at Dunston Harriers 3m ptp gd in Jan beating Hall Kelly (12-0) by 8l, 9 ran.
Alfoisin (IRE) 1-4 (11-0) 2nd til led 15; clr when mist last, won at Mordon 3m ptp fm in May beating Kisha King (11-0) by 1 1/2l, 2 ran.
Bear Witness (IRE) 14-1 (12-0) Prom til wknd qckly aft 3 out, 3rd of 8, 47l behind Elusive Swallow (11-7) at Yorkshire Point-to-Point Club 3m ptp gs in Jan.
Old Shyan (IRE) 2-1 (12-0) Hdwy 14; wknd qckly aft 3 out, 5th of 10, 38l behind Joe The Trucker (12-0) at Black Forest Club 3m ptp gs in Dec.
Lem Putt (IRE) 25-1 (12-5) Strugg 14; to & pu last, in a race won by Buckstruther (12-5) at Hexham 3m ptp gd in Jun, 11 ran.
Princess Fyona 11-2 (11-7) in a race won by Findlay's Find (11-7) at Maisemore Park 3m ptp gf in Apr '11, 16 ran.