Vera Davies Hunters' Chase 3m

  • (6yo+, 3m, Class 5, 6 runners)
  • Winner £2,184 2nd £677 3rd £338 4th £169
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 58.00s
  • Off time: 16:25:13
Full result
Result 16:25 Ludlow
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Bob 'n' You 9/4f
2nd 4 Bermuda Boy ½ 3/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 4/F514-P
Yellow, black chevron, black and yellow check sleeves Shootin The Breeze (IRE) 21
  • T:Miss J Western
  • J:Mr M Ennis
  • Form: 4/F514-P
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 12-4
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
8 172 12-4 Miss J Western Mr M Ennis (5) 125 9/2
2 024-11U
Maroon, white chevron, maroon sleeves, white stars, maroon cap, white stars Surenaga (IRE) 38
  • T:Phillip Rowley
  • J:Miss J C Williams
  • Form: 024-11U
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 12-4b
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
11 172 12-4 b Phillip Rowley Miss J C Williams (5) 115 5/2
3 531-U11
Yellow, Black stripe and sleeves, quartered cap Prince Massini (IRE) 270
  • T:Ian Prichard
  • J:Miss C Prichard
  • Form: 531-U11
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 12-0
  • OR: 103
  • Naps:
12 168 12-0 Ian Prichard Miss C Prichard (7) 103 16/1
4 32223-3
Red, yellow stripe and armlets Bermuda Boy (FR) 278
  • T:S Flook
  • J:Mr R Jarrett
  • Form: 32223-3
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 119
  • Naps:
8 164 11-10 S Flook Mr R Jarrett (3) 119 3/1
5 32/0P2P-
Royal blue, yellow hoop, dark blue sleeves, royal blue and yellow quartered cap Bob 'n' You (IRE) 294
  • T:Mrs H Parrott
  • J:Mr S Drinkwater
  • Form: 32/0P2P-
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
10 164 11-10 Mrs H Parrott Mr S Drinkwater (3) 112 9/4f
6 86P4-P7
Brown, Yellow chevron, Orange sleeves and cap The Rubber Man (IRE) 247
  • T:Patrick Hanly
  • J:Mr P John
  • Form: 86P4-P7
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR:
  • Naps:
9 164 11-10 Patrick Hanly Mr P John (7) 66/1

In depth

Verdict

Prince Massini, who won six times under Rules at a minor level, arrives in good shape having won his last two between the flags. Shootin The Breeze is the highest rated of these having won at Thurles a year ago but pulled up on his return to action at Newbury last month. Surenaga is a decent performer at this level and between the flags where he's won six times but Bermuda Bob, though very consistent, has been beaten at short prices on his last nine starts and is hardly one to risk the mortgage on. The Rubber Man looks outclassed so this can go to BOB 'N' YOU. Hilary Parrott's charge has never recovered his very smart novice form over both hurdles and fences but still retains enough ability to take this before heading for Cheltenham's National Hunt Chase.

Formwatch

Bob 'n' You (IRE) 13-2fav (10-12) Held up towards rear, some headway after 12th, mistake next, not fluent 16th, well beaten 4 out, tailed off next, soon pulled up, in a race won by Ballyfoy (11-7) at Cheltenham 3m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Apr, 14 ran.

Bermuda Boy (FR) 5-2 (11-11) Prominent, ridden and every chance 3 out, kept on same pace from 2 out, 3rd of 7, 13l behind What A Laugh (11-11) at Bangor 3m nov hts chs (6) gs in May.

Surenaga (IRE) 6-4 (11-0) (bl) ur 4, in a race won by Rear Gunner (11-0) at Cottenham 3m ptp gs in Dec, 13 ran.

Prince Massini (IRE) 1-7 (12-0) Made all; drew clr 15; easy, won at Holnicote 3m ptp gs in May, 2 ran.

Shootin The Breeze (IRE) 33-1 (12-1) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 7th, not fluent 10th, struggling next, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Chapoturgeon (11-9) at Newbury 2m 6f hts chs (6) sft in Jan, 11 ran.

The Rubber Man (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Alw in rr, ko bhnd, 7th of 9, well behind River Call (11-4) at Ballingarry 3m ire ptp in Jun.