Follow Us On Twitter At CatterickRaces Novices' Chase 3m 1f 110y
- (5yo+, 3m 1f 110y, Class 4, 5 runners)
- Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
- Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 53.60s
- Off time: 13:12:14
|1st||5 Vintage Star||4/6f|
|2nd||4 King's Grace||28||4/1|
Court In Session (IRE) 52
|8||154 11-0||M Keighley||A P McCoy||125||3/1|
Gin Cobbler 9
|7||154 11-0||V Thompson||Colm McCormack (7)||96||100/1|
|9||154 11-0||Micky Hammond||B Hughes||115||50/1|
King's Grace 26
|7||154 11-0||D McCain Jnr||J M Maguire||120||4/1|
Vintage Star (IRE) 26
|7||154 11-0||Mrs S J Smith||Ryan Mania||125||4/6f|
Court In Session has already won over the larger obstacles, at Hereford last May, but tries a new trip here under Rules, though did win over 3m between the flags. We're going to take him on with VINTAGE STAR, who has run well in both starts so far over fences. He was just outpaced by Tuesday's Leicester runner-up Wiesentraum over 2m3f at Doncaster last time when King's Grace dropped away tamely after disputing the lead on the first circuit. Neither Gin Cobbler nor Hollins managed to complete in a beginners' chase over C&D on New Year's Day and they have a bit to prove now.
Vintage Star (IRE) 4-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, led before 4 out, ridden before 2 out, kept on and headed close home, 2nd of 12, nk behind Wiesentraum (11-2) at Doncaster 2m 3f beg chs (3) gs in Dec.
King's Grace 9-2 (11-2) With leaders, led 6th to 8th, weakened 4 out, 8th of 12, 38l behind Wiesentraum (11-2) at Doncaster 2m 3f beg chs (3) gs in Dec.
Hollins 12-1 (11-0) In rear when blundered and unseated rider 6th, in a race won by Rapidolyte De Ladalka (11-0) at Catterick 3m 1f beg chase (4) hvy, 6 ran.
Gin Cobbler 16-1 (10-7) Held up, brought down 9th, in a race won by Rapidolyte De Ladalka (11-0) at Catterick 3m 1f beg chase (4) hvy, 6 ran.
Court In Session (IRE) 5-4fav (11-7) Led, headed after 2 out, no impression on winner final 200 yards, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 7, 8l behind Act Of Kalanisi (11-0) at Leicester 2m nov chs (3) gd in Nov.