Aver Chartered Accountants Novices' Chase 2m 1f
- (5yo+, 2m 1f, Class 4, 5 runners)
- Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
- Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 13.00s
- Off time: 13:55:31
|1st||2 Master Of The Game||9/4|
|2nd||5 Runswick Royal||s.h||15/8f|
|6||152 10-12||S Waugh||Ryan Mania||25/1|
Master Of The Game (IRE) 54
|8||152 10-12 ht||N J Henderson||A Tinkler||9/4|
Orsippus (USA) 18
|8||152 10-12||M Smith||Danny Cook||18/1|
|5||152 10-12||J P Ferguson||B J Geraghty||85/40|
Runswick Royal (IRE) 54
|5||152 10-12||Mrs A Hamilton||B Hughes||15/8f|
Jack The Gent (IRE)
||9||11-5||G M Moore||F Keniry||5/4|
Ruacana was just about the best of these over hurdles but has become a little disappointing. Barry Geraghty is on board here, however, and he should go close. Orsippus was also decent over timber but he's another who has rather lost his way over the last year or so. Nicky Henderson has a tremendous strike rate with the few runners he sends to Kelso and MASTER OF THE GAME can enhance his record. The ground here will be perfect for the eight-year-old, who will have been well schooled, so he gets the nod.
Master Of The Game (IRE) 33-1 (10-8) Led after 2nd, headed after 3 out, soon lost place, weakened next, 25th of 28, well behind Lac Fontana (10-11) at Cheltenham 2m 1f hcp hdl G3 (1) gd in Mar.
Runswick Royal (IRE) 33-1 (11-1) Chased leaders to 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, pulled up before last, in a race won by Lac Fontana (10-11) at Cheltenham 2m 1f hcp hdl G3 (1) gd in Mar, 28 ran.
Orsippus (USA) 11-1 (11-5) Mid-division, in touch on outside, lost place after 4 out, behind from next, 15th of 16, 33l behind Carlton Jack (10-11) at Haydock 2m 4f hcp hdl (2) gd in Apr.
Ruacana 50-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, ridden and lost place after 2 out, soon weakened, 12th of 24, 30l behind Don Poli (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m 4f (2) gd in Mar.
Boric 250-1 (10-12) Tracked leader, led before 4th, ridden and headed last, kept same pace, 4th of 6, 6l behind Un Guet Apens (11-5) at Carlisle 2m nov chs (4) sft in Apr.