Best Odds At Oddschecker.com Novices' Chase 3m 3f
- (5yo+, 3m 3f, Class 4, 6 runners)
- Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
- Going: Good to Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 50.80s
- Off time: 13:20:47
|1st||3 Pegasus Prince||10/1|
Kingsmoss (IRE) 24
|6||161 11-7 b||J J Lambe||B Hughes||104||50/1|
Double Pride 237
|7||154 11-0||Mrs S J Smith||S Byrne (3)||114||6/1|
Pegasus Prince (USA) 20
|7||154 11-0||K G Reveley||J Reveley||123||10/1|
Thats Ben (IRE) 42
|6||154 11-0||Evan Williams||Paul Moloney||3/1|
Alexander Road (IRE) 235
|6||147 10-7||D McCain Jnr||J M Maguire||5/2|
|7||147 10-7||Mrs P Sly||David England||2/1f|
Pegasus Prince has won three times on the all-weather Flat and twice over hurdles and badly needed his debut run over fences at Hexham last month. Dual winning point-to-pointer Thats Ben had a stiff task on his chasing bow at Chepstow but was going on at the finish of that 3m event and he looks a real marathon performer. ALEXANDER ROAD and Wistow were similar types over timber having been successful in novice company though likely to do better over fences. The former just gets the vote as she is bred for this job and there's no better trainer to get the best out of a staying chaser.
Pegasus Prince (USA) 3-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders in 4th, in rear from 5th, weakened from 2 out, last of 5, 32l behind Lightening Rod (11-0) at Hexham 2m Novice Handicap Chase (0-135) (4yo+) (3) sft in Nov.
Wistow 10-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear, headway and reminders before 5 out, went 3rd before 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 17l behind Chariot Charger (11-3) at Uttoxeter 3m beg chs (5) gs in Nov.
Thats Ben (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Chased winner until mistake 5 out, weakened 2 out, went 3rd flat, 3rd of 7, 22l behind Viking Blond (11-4) at Chepstow 3m nov chs (4) gs in Oct.
Double Pride 3-1fav (11-12) Held up in touch, headway to join leaders 10th, close up in 2nd and every chance when blundered and unseated rider 4 out, in a race won by Columbus Secret (11-6) at Southwell 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Apr, 6 ran.
Kingsmoss (IRE) 11-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders on inner, 5th halfway, no extra from 2 out, 7th of 11, 27l behind Miss Pepperpot (11-2) at Naas 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-109 in Nov.
Alexander Road (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Tracked leader, pushed along before 7th, weakened before 4 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Bunglasha Lady (11-4) at Ayr 3m mrs hcp hdl (2) gd in Apr, 8 ran.