CGA Foxhunter Trial Hunters' Chase 3m
- (5yo+, 3m, Class 6, 2 runners)
- Winner £988 2nd £304 3rd £152
- Going: Heavy, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 7m 5.50s
- Off time: 16:00:51
|1st||1 Brunswick Gold||8/15f|
Brunswick Gold (IRE) 39
|9||174 12-6||Miss R Grissell||Mr Stuart Robinson (7)||127||8/15f|
Gunmoney (IRE) 18
|9||166 11-12 p||G Bailey||Mr J Russell (7)||107||13/8|
||11||126||H D Daly||Mr O Greenall||128||NR|
Tricky Trickster (IRE)
||10||11-12||P F Nicholls||Mr S Clements||4/5|
Pearlysteps, who easily beat Gunmoney on heavy going at Towcester last month, was due to take his chance at Ludlow yesterday which has probably left the way open for BRUNSWICK GOLD to make a successful return to racing under Rules. He was successful for Steve Gollings at Market Rasen last May and has won a couple of times between the flags for his new yard this winter.
Pearlysteps 6-4fav (11-9) Held up mid-division, blundered 11th, led after last, soon clear, won at Towcester 3m hts chs (6) hvy in Jan beating Gunmoney (11-7) by 34l, 9 ran.
Brunswick Gold (IRE) 14-1 (12-7) Ap; led 11; ro wl, won at Cambridgeshire Harriers Hunt Clu 3m ptp gd in Dec beating Shy John (12-0) by 2l, 11 ran.
Gunmoney (IRE) 2-1 (11-7) Led, headed before 8th, tracked leader, led before 3 out, headed after last, one pace and no chance with winner, just held on for 2nd close home, 2nd of 9, 34l behind Pearlysteps (11-9) at Towcester 3m hts chs (6) hvy in Jan.