Thrusters Hunters' Chase 2m
- (5yo+, 2m, Class 6, 10 runners)
- Winner £1,560 2nd £484 3rd £242 4th £121
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 22.10s
- Off time: 17:00:15
|1st||9 Siro Demur||5/1|
|2nd||5 Delta Borget||3½||10/1|
|3rd||10 Swallows Delight||3¼||7/2|
Himalayan Express 51
|10||174 12-6||Mrs D Plunkett||Mr J Martin (5)||115||25/1|
Petit Ecuyer (FR) 15
|8||170 12-2||F Brennan||Miss Alice Mills (5)||99||20/1|
Areuwitmenow (IRE) 19
|9||166 11-12||S Rea||Miss A Stirling (3)||89||33/1|
Blackstown Flyer (IRE) 40
|7||166 11-12 h||G Bailey||Mr T A McClorey (7)||6/1|
Delta Borget (FR) 12
|9||166 11-12||L Jefford||Miss Leanda Tickle (7)||103||10/1|
Fairymount (IRE) 278
|9||166 11-12 t1||G Hanmer||Mr W Biddick||8/1|
I'm So Lucky 40
|12||166 11-12 t||Mrs S Busby||Mr T Ellis (5)||139||15/8f|
Ooson (IRE) 27
|7||166 11-12 v1||Mrs O Jackson||Mr Robert Hawker (7)||100/1|
Siro Demur (FR) 70
|8||166 11-12||Philip Rowley||Mr Alex Edwards (5)||95||5/1|
Swallows Delight (IRE) 22
|9||166 11-12||Mrs J Mansell||Mr D Mansell||100||7/2|
Himalayan Express has questions to answer at present but Swallow Delight was third over 2m4f here last month and Fairymount could figure if fully wound-up. I'M SO LUCKY must go close if a second between the flags in January has blown away a few cobwebs. He was a high-class 2m chaser with David Pipe in his younger days, winning a Grade 2 in 2010 and finishing third to Sprinter Sacre in the Game Spirit a couple of years ago. Devon permit holder Les Jefford is a shrewd operator at this level so Delta Borget could reward each-way support.
Siro Demur (FR) 10-1 (12-0) Stdy hdwy 11; led 14-3 out; wknd app last, 2nd of 13, 10l behind Silver Token (12-0) at Harkaway Club 3m ptp hvy in Dec.
Delta Borget (FR) 10-1 (12-0) Ap; kpt on flat, 3rd of 12, 3/4l behind Dona (12-0) at Countryside Alliance Club (Wesse 3m ptp gd in Feb.
Swallows Delight (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Led, jumped left 3rd, headed 7th, led next, headed 9th, led again after 10th, headed 2 out, one pace flat, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Shy John (11-11) at Leicester 2m 4f nov hunt chs (6yo+) (6) sft in Feb.
Areuwitmenow (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Led til hdd & wknd rap 12; pu nxt, in a race won by Durban Gold (11-7) at Vine & Craven 3m ptp sft in Feb, 10 ran.
I'm So Lucky 7-2 (12-0) (tt) led til hdd & no ex flat, 2nd of 16, 2l behind Glint Of Steel (12-0) at Norfolk Harriers 3m ptp gd in Jan.
Blackstown Flyer (IRE) 7-1 (12-0) (h) hdwy 7; led 12-13; wknd 4 out; to & pu last, in a race won by Volcan Surprise (12-0) at Norfolk Harriers 3m ptp gd in Jan, 17 ran.
Himalayan Express 50-1 (11-13) Tracked leader, led 4th, headed after 7th, led next until 5 out, soon beaten, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Foundry Square (11-5) at Newbury 2m 6f hts chs (6) sft in Jan, 8 ran.
Petit Ecuyer (FR) 50-1 (10-11) Held up in rear, headway when not fluent 4 out, ridden after 3 out, soon beaten, 4th and well held before 2 out, 4th of 8, 37l behind Hollow Blue Sky (11-7) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Feb.
Fairymount (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Hdwy 3 out; wknd bet last 2, 3rd of 9, 12l behind On Holiday (11-12) at Meynell & South Staffordshire 3m ptp gd in Jun.
Ooson (IRE) 25-1 (12-0) (cp) led 3 til hdd & wknd aft 12; pu 14, in a race won by Subtle Sovereign (12-0) at Larkhill 3m ptp in Feb, 19 ran.