Eventmasters Corporate Hospitality Novices' Chase 2m 110y
- (5yo+, 2m 110y, Class 3, 2 runners)
- Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
- Going: Good to Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 11.40s
- Off time: 13:25:21
|1st||2 Rock On Ruby||2/7f|
Mr Mole (IRE) 48
|6||161 11-7 t||P F Nicholls||A P McCoy||147||3/1|
Rock On Ruby (IRE) 52
|9||161 11-7 t||H Fry||N D Fehily||2/7f|
Former champion hurdler ROCK ON RUBY wasn't entirely convincing on his chase debut at Plumpton and is jumping fences late in life. He may also have to make his own running in this match but will surely have too much pace for the reluctant Mr Mole, who made several errors when well beaten at Ascot last time and very much needs things to go his way to get his head in front.
Rock On Ruby (IRE) Evens0fav (11-0) Tracked leader, left in lead 3rd, headed soon after, mistake 4 out, led on bit 2 out, very easily, unextended, won at Plumpton 2m 1f nov chs (3) sft in Dec beating Lindsay's Dream (10-7) by 4l, 3 ran.
Mr Mole (IRE) 11-4 (11-0) Took keen hold and held up last, mistake 6th, blundered 9th, mistakes 4 out and next, went modest 3rd 2 out, never involved, 3rd of 4, 25l behind Fox Appeal (11-0) at Ascot 2m 3f nov chs Grade 2 (1) sft in Dec.