Happy 65th Birthday Paddy Harman Beginners' Chase 2m 5f 110y
- (5yo+, 2m 5f 110y, Class 4, 6 runners)
- Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
- Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 25.35s
- Off time: 14:45:26
|1st||5 Luci Di Mezzanotte||6/4|
Accordion Exhibit (IRE) 369
|8||154 11-0||F M O'Brien||Conor Shoemark (5)||114||20/1|
Houndscourt (IRE) 61
|7||154 11-0 vt||Jamie Snowden||Brendan Powell||115||16/1|
|8||154 11-0||G L Moore||Joshua Moore||120||5/1|
Vesperal Dream (FR) 24
|5||154 11-0 p||P F Nicholls||S Twiston-Davies||122||11/8f|
Luci Di Mezzanotte 47
|6||147 10-7 p||O Sherwood||A P McCoy||117||6/4|
Our Georgie Girl 21
|7||147 10-7 hb||P Gundry||Nick Scholfield||100/1|
Ace Fighter Pilot
||7||11-0||Jim Best||A P McCoy||7/2|
Vesperal Dream (11/8), Luci Di Mezzanotte (6/4), Netherby (5/1), Houndscourt (16/1), Accordion Exhibit (20/1), Our Georgie Girl (100/1)
VESPERAL DREAM won over hurdles here in May and followed up at Aintree last month. He's sure to have had plenty of schooling and can make a winning start over the larger obstacles at the main expense of the mare Luci Di Mezzanotte, who was quite highly tried over timber and made a promising start in chases when only beaten half-a-length by Mister Dillon at Worcester. Houndscourt is a winning pointer but has already been well beaten twice over fences under Rules and Accordion Exhibit and Netherby may need this after a lay-off.
Luci Di Mezzanotte 7-1 (10-7) Sometimes led but mostly pressed winner, pushed along 4 out, edged right after 2 out, every chance towards finish, just held, 2nd of 3, 1/2l behind Mister Dillon (10-11) at Worcester 2m 7f beg chase (4) gf in May.
Netherby 10-3 (11-0) Held up, hit 6th and 7th, headway 9th, went 3rd next, plugged on, hit 2 out, 3rd of 5, 34l behind My Brother Sylvest (11-1) at Huntingdon 2m nov hcap ch (3) gd in Oct.
Vesperal Dream (FR) 4-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, not fluent 3 out, led flat, driven out, won at Aintree 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jun beating No Substitute (10-12) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Our Georgie Girl 66-1 (10-7) Led until 5th, chased leader until mistake 3 out, weakened quickly, 7th of 8, 17l behind Enchanting Smile (11-6) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Jun.
Accordion Exhibit (IRE) 9-4fav (10-12) Mid-division, headway before 3 out, ridden before 2 out, kept on same pace to go 4th from last, 4th of 9, 18l behind Belle De Fontenay (10-7) at Worcester 2m sell hdl (5) gd in Jul '13.
Houndscourt (IRE) 16-1 (11-10) Raced wide, pushed along and struggling after 7th, soon in rear, tailed off, 7th of 10, well behind Ballytober (11-11) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gf in May.