bet365.com Novices' Chase 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, Class 4, 7 runners)
  • Winner £3,054 2nd £897 3rd £448 4th £224
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 9.80s
  • Off time: 13:10:33
Full result
Result 13:10 Hereford
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 7 Vulcanite Evsf
2nd 6 Salden Licht ¾ 15/8

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 5-P98P9
Red, Black chevron, Black sleeves, Red stars, Red cap, Black star Final Flyer (IRE) 34
  • T:Mrs N S Evans
  • J:Peter Hatton
  • Form: 5-P98P9
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 93
  • Naps:
8 154 11-0 Mrs N S Evans Peter Hatton (7) 93 200/1
2 F6P05-5
Royal Blue and White (halved), Royal Blue sleeves, White spots and spots on cap Furrows 207
  • T:O Sherwood
  • J:L Aspell
  • Form: F6P05-5
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 O Sherwood L Aspell 20/1
3 1115-U2
White, Black star, White sleeves, Black stars, White cap, Black star Grams And Ounces 45
  • T:J L Flint
  • J:Thomas Flint
  • Form: 1115-U2
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 t J L Flint Thomas Flint (7) 7/1
4 314129-
Black, black and maroon striped cap Monarch's Way 242
  • T:J P Ferguson
  • J:Jack Quinlan
  • Form: 314129-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0p
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 p J P Ferguson Jack Quinlan (3) 20/1
5 5305/
BLACK and WHITE check, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap Oddjob (IRE) 699
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:C O'Farrell
  • Form: 5305/
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 154 11-0 D Pipe C O'Farrell 40/1
6 321B53/
Emerald green, red sleeves, dark green cap Salden Licht 606
  • T:A King
  • J:R Thornton
  • Form: 321B53/
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 154 11-0 A King R Thornton 15/8
7 21205-1
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Vulcanite (IRE) 40
  • T:C E Longsdon
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 21205-1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 t C E Longsdon A P McCoy Evsf

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Kumbeshwar
  • T:A King
  • J:R Thornton
4 10-7 A King R Thornton 13/8
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In depth

Verdict

This looks a strong contest for the track as a couple of these may have Festival aspirations. VULCANITE was just below the best of last season's crop of novice hurdlers but was still very useful and he made a winning reappearance in effortless fashion in a Fakenham handicap. McCoy is in the saddle again and the five-year-old should make a successful start over the larger obstacles if jumping adequately. Salden Licht had his problems last year and returns from a lengthy lay-off but he's worth noting for future reference if he can recapture his form while Grams And Ounces came up against a smart novice in Sire De Grugy at Kempton last time and should go one better sooner rather than later. Monarch's Way will do well if translating his hurdles form to fences but Furrows and Oddjob may be better for the run and Final Flyer doesn't look up to this level.

Formwatch

Vulcanite (IRE) 11-8fav (11-11) Mid-division, headway approaching 5th, went 2nd when mistake next, led after 3 out, clear last, ridden out, won at Fakenham 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Oct beating Cheshire Prince (10-6) by 7l, 11 ran.

Salden Licht 25-1 (11-7) Held up in touch in 4th, chased winner approaching 3 out until last, stayed on same pace flat, held by front pair, 3rd of 8, 10l behind Oscar Whisky (11-7) at Aintree 2m 4f hdl G1 (1) gd in Apr '11.

Grams And Ounces 6-1 (10-9) Mid-division, not always fluent, headway approaching 3 out, went 2nd flat, no chance with winner, 2nd of 11, 6l behind Sire De Grugy (11-2) at Kempton 2m beg chs (4) gd in Oct.

Furrows 13-2 (11-3) Held up in last pair, headway headway approaching 3 out, modest 4th when hit last, weakened flat, 5th of 10, 7l behind Western King (11-5) at Warwick 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in May.

Monarch's Way 12-1 (10-3) Held up in rear, headway after 7th, never on terms, weakened flat, 9th of 20, 20l behind Hada Men (10-8) at Haydock 2m 4f hcp hdl (2) gd in Apr.

Final Flyer (IRE) 25-1 (9-13) Prominent, ridden 3 out, weakened after next, 9th of 17, 38l behind Tresor De Bontee (11-4) at Hereford 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Nov.

Oddjob (IRE) 50-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, lost place approaching 6th, hit 3 out, some late progress, no impression, 5th of 15, 25l behind Radetsky March (11-6) at Huntingdon 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Jan '11.