William Hill Mobile Bet Anywhere Novices' Chase (For The Burnt Oak And Special Cargo Challenge Trophy) 2m
- (5yo+, 2m, Class 3, 3 runners)
- Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
- Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 4.55s
- Off time: 16:25:18
|1st||3 Sound Investment||4/11f|
Roger Beantown (IRE) 35
|9||161 11-7 p||Miss Z C Davison||D Crosse||126||11/1|
Sound Investment (IRE) 9
|6||161 11-7 t||P F Nicholls||D A Jacob||135||4/11f|
Witness In Court (IRE) 34
|7||161 11-7||D McCain Jnr||J M Maguire||132||3/1|
||7||117||G McPherson||Wayne Hutchinson||127||NR|
Rebel Rebellion (IRE)
||8||11-7||P F Nicholls||D A Jacob||4/5|
Paul Nicholls has trained the winner of this three times in the last four years and SOUND INVESTMENT should keep the run going. He trounced the more experienced Massena at Taunton nine days ago and that's the best recent form on offer. Witness In Court won over this trip at Musselburgh in January but is generally better over further and disappointed back at the Scottish track next time. Harry Hunt's only run since the autumn came in a Polytrack bumper but he should strip fitter here and is preferred to the older Roger Beantown.
Harry Hunt 9-4 (11-0) Held up in last pair, headway on outside disputing 3rd 2f out, ridden and not quicken over 1f out, stayed on under pressure into 3rd final 110 yards, 3rd of 5, 1 1/2l behind One Lucky Lady (10-2) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (4) std in Feb.
Sound Investment (IRE) 11-8fav (10-9) Led 1st, made rest, came clear from after 3 out, easily, won at Taunton 2m (3) hvy in Feb beating Massena (11-4) by 23l, 5 ran.
Witness In Court (IRE) 4-1 (11-3) Led, jumped left at times, blundered 12th, soon ridden, headed before 3 out, weakened approaching last, 4th of 7, 20l behind Ericht (10-12) at Musselburgh 2m 4f nov chs (3) sft in Feb.
Roger Beantown (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Held up, headway 4th, one pace in 4th when blundered 2 out, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 6, 9l behind Sew On Target (11-10) at Sandown 2m hcp chs 0-130 (3) hvy in Feb.