totepool.com Best Odds On Irish Lotto Novices' Chase 2m

  • (5yo+, 2m, Class 4, 2 runners)
  • Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 36.68s
  • Off time: 13:50:45
Full result
Result 13:50 Ayr
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Eduard 3/10f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 3124-21
Red, Yellow stars, Yellow sleeves, Red armlets, Red cap Eduard (IRE) 96
  • T:N G Richards
  • J:Brian Harding
  • Form: 3124-21
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
6 161 11-7 N G Richards Brian Harding 140 3/10f
2 2123-26
Light Blue, White spots, striped sleeves and spots on cap Imjoeking (IRE) 90
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:P Buchanan
  • Form: 2123-26
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 128
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 128 11/4

In depth

Verdict

EDUARD comes out best on official ratings as he's 12lb clear of Imjoeking and only has to concede 7lb. Nicky Richards' charge, runner-up in a Grade 2 hurdle at Kelso a year ago, was having just his second start over fences when beating Mwaleshi at Carlisle in December and arrives here fresh after a break. A line of form through the runner-up gives him the beating of his lone rival, who was beaten a couple of lengths by him at Wetherby in November.

Formwatch

Eduard (IRE) 4-7fav (11-0) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd 4th, mistakes 6th and not fluent next, closed 3 out, upsides next, led between last 2, stayed on strongly flat, driven out, won at Carlisle 2m nov chs (3) gs in Dec beating Mwaleshi (11-6) by 5l, 5 ran.

Imjoeking (IRE) 6-5fav (11-2) In touch in 5th, went 2nd before 4 out, weakened from 3 out, last of 6, 36l behind De Boitron (11-12) at Wetherby 2m hcp chs 0-140 (3) gs in Dec.