CGA Foxhunter Open Hunters' Chase (For The Air Wedding Challenge Trophy) 2m 4f 110y
- (5yo+, 2m 4f 110y, Class 6, 7 runners)
- Winner £936 2nd £290 3rd £145 4th £73
- Going: Good to Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 17.30s
- Off time: 16:52:30
|2nd||7 Shrewd Investment||½||33/1|
Pentiffic (NZ) 22
|11||174 12-6 p||Miss V Williams||Mr J Hamilton (3)||114||8/1|
Rob Conti (FR) 18
|9||174 12-6||P J Hobbs||Mr D Maxwell (5)||131||11/10f|
Chiquilline (FR) 22
|8||170 12-2 h||T Lacey||Mr S Drinkwater (3)||107||9/4|
Moon Over Miami (GER) 8
|13||170 12-2||D Holmes||Mr D Holmes (7)||110||12/1|
Nowurhurlin (IRE) 33
|7||170 12-2 p||Mrs S Stilgoe||Miss E Todd (7)||111||12/1|
Rebel Alliance (IRE) 15
|9||170 12-2 t||Richard A Thomas||Mr W Maskill (7)||40/1|
Shrewd Investment 14
|8||170 12-2 t||Miss L Thomas||Mr Sam Painting (7)||106||33/1|
Bold Addition (FR)
||8||12-2||Mrs F J Browne||Mr S Clements||3/10|
ROB CONTI wasn't beaten far at Ludlow in his first hunter chase. The winner will be competing at Cheltenham and the second has won since so the form has a solid look about it and Philip Hobbs' charge will be hard to beat if anywhere near his best. Moon Over Miami will strip fitter for a run at Kelso and is still capable in this grade while Nowurhurlin is only a seven-year-old but has already won three times under Rules, though was beaten more than 40 lengths when second at Market Rasen last month. Pentiffic has his sights lowered but is starting to look a spent force nowadays.
Pentiffic (NZ) 10-1 (12-1) Tracked winner until 11th, weakened from 5 out, 6th of 13, 38l behind Ockey De Neulliac (11-12) at Haydock 3m 1f hts chs (3) hvy in Feb.
Shrewd Investment 12-1 (12-7) (tt) chsd ldrs til wknd 4 out; pu 2 out, in a race won by Ravethebrave (12-7) at Countryside Alliance Club (Wesse 3m ptp gd in Feb, 10 ran.
Nowurhurlin (IRE) 14-1 (11-9) In touch, mistake 3rd, closed next, hampered 12th, chased winner after 4 out, no impression 3 out, mistake and weakened 2 out, 2nd of 7, 42l behind Qualviro (11-7) at Market Rasen 3m 1f hts chs (6) sft in Feb.
Rob Conti (FR) 7-2 (12-1) Held up, headway 8th, went 2nd after 12th, led before 4 out, mistake and headed 2 out, no extra and lost 2 places towards finish, 4th of 13, 8l behind Made In Time (11-13) at Ludlow 2m 4f hts chs (5) hvy in Feb.
Moon Over Miami (GER) 28-1 (11-6) Pulled hard, soon led and clear to 5 out, headed soon after, weakened before 2 out, 8th of 15, 35l behind Pena Dorada (11-6) at Kelso 2m 7f hts chs (6) gs.
Rebel Alliance (IRE) 14-1 (12-5) (tt) hdwy 7; wknd 4 out; wl bhnd when ur 2 out, in a race won by Harbour Court (12-5) at Cambridge University Draghounds 3m ptp gd in Feb, 8 ran.
Chiquilline (FR) 20-1 (11-12) In rear, headway before 10th, ridden before 2 out, kept on from last, 4th of 13, 17l behind Ockey De Neulliac (11-12) at Haydock 3m 1f hts chs (3) hvy in Feb.