Get Mobile At mobile.bet365.com Novices' Handicap Chase 2m 5f
- (4yo+, 2m 5f, Class 4, 7 runners)
- Winner £2,975 2nd £879 3rd £439 4th £220 5th £110
- Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 20.90s
- Off time: 19:51:29
Sea Cliff (IRE) 112
|7||166 11-12||A Crook||J W Farrelly||99||14/1|
Sadler's Star (GER) 14
|8||166 11-12 t||M Blake||D Elsworth||99||11/2|
Arlington House (IRE) 11
|7||165 11-11||R C Guest||Robert McCarth (5)||98||16/1|
Zhukov (IRE) 21
|9||164 11-10 b||K Tork||Mr Matthew Hampton (7)||97||3/1c|
Sumner (IRE) 6
|7||161 11-7 t||W Davies||A P McCoy||94||3/1c|
Le Toto 49
|8||152 10-12||O Sherwood||S P Jones||85||10/1|
Muntami (IRE) 11
|10||147 10-7||John Harris||Adam Wedge (7)||80||3/1c|
||8||117||S Durack||A P McCoy||94||NR|
||8||108 t||G A Harker||W T Kennedy||81||NR|
||7||11-12||Jonjo O'Neill||R P McLernon||11/2|
MUNTAMI is exposed and John Harris will not be overjoyed to see him up 7lb for a victory at his beloved Market Rasen. However, this enthusiastic, honest gelding always does his best and should give a good account at a price off bottomweight. Zhukov has been a fine torch-bearer for the Kevin Tork yard this season with three wins since mid-May, for which he's risen 19lb. He keeps digging deep though and remains a leading player despite his new mark. Sadler's Star has claims but doesn't win often and keep a close eye on Mr Ramsay. Seamus Durack, seeking his first jumps winner as a trainer, has taken charge of this ex-Irish campaigner and Tony McCoy is a significant jockey booking. Market support would be very interesting.
Mr Ramsay (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Led, clear before halfway, reduced advantage after 3 out, under pressure and headed before 2 out where fell, in a race won by Strongpoint (11-12) at Tipperary 2m 7f beg chase gf in Jun '10, 15 ran.
Pumboo (FR) 10-1 (10-13) Mid-division, in 5th and ridden before 2 out, no impression, 5th of 12, 21l behind Suprise Vendor (11-12) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in May.
Zhukov (IRE) 6-1 (11-5) Tracked leader 1st, led approaching 8th, clear 4 out, 4 lengths ahead and driven when not fluent 2 out, hit last, stayed on, won at Newton Abbot 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Jun beating Temple Place (11-7) by 23l, 5 ran.
Sumner (IRE) 4-1fav (12-0) Tracked leader, led 6th, hit 7th and 8th, soon headed, lost 2nd approaching last, weakened flat, 5th of 13, 25l behind Naxox (10-0) at Worcester 2m nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Jun.
Sadler's Star (GER) 13-2 (11-5) Held up in touch, went 3rd 6th, chased winner after 3 out, not fluent 2 out, held last, 2nd of 5, 9l behind Dashing Doc (11-1) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Jun.
Muntami (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, headway 9th, led and bumped 3 out, driven out, won at Market Rasen 2m 6f 5yo nov hcp (4) gd in Jun beating Bob Will (11-0) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Le Toto 20-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, last 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up before last, in a race won by Ajzal (11-12) at Towcester 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in May, 5 ran.
Arlington House (IRE) 40-1 (10-12) Led until after 4th, not fluent next, weakened 4 out, 6th of 8, 36l behind Points of View (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 4f nov chs (4) gd in Jun.
Sea Cliff (IRE) 17-2 (11-9) Chased leaders, under pressure 4 out, gradually weakened, tailed off, 12th of 14, well behind Amjad (9-7) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Mar.