Aspen Insurance Novices' Handicap Chase 2m 4f
- (5yo+, 2m 4f, Class 4, 11 runners)
- Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
- Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 19.60s
- Off time: 14:30:17
|1st||1 Dont Do Mondays||15/8f|
|2nd||3 Mia's Vic||2½||8/1|
|3rd||11 Bobbits Way||1||8/1|
Dont Do Mondays (IRE) 25
|7||166 11-12||D G Bridgwater||A P Cawley||109||15/8f|
Whispering Bob (IRE) 121
|7||162 11-8||C E Longsdon||Aidan Coleman||105||7/2|
Mia's Vic (IRE) 59
|9||155 11-1 t||E J Creighton||R T Dunne (3)||98||8/1|
Brians Well (IRE) 64
|7||152 10-12 t||B G Powell||Brendan Powell||95||10/1|
Scuderia (IRE) 45
|7||152 10-12||Jamie Snowden||Thomas Garner (5)||95||8/1|
Sherreb (IRE) 86
|8||152 10-12 t1||Miss A M Newton-Smith||A Thornton||95||28/1|
|7||145 10-5||Mrs H R J Nelmes||Adam Wedge||88||50/1|
Marble Walk (IRE) 84
|9||144 10-4||R Rowe||L Aspell||87||16/1|
Roparta Avenue 15
|7||143 10-3||Mrs D Grissell||M Goldstein||86||16/1|
See More Power (IRE) 23
|9||140 10-0 b1||P Henderson||J E Moore||82||33/1|
Bobbits Way 84
|9||140 10-0 p||A E Jones||James Best (3)||78||8/1|
Upton Mead (IRE)
||6||10-3||K Tork||Mr C P Shoemark||11/8|
Not many of these can be given a serious chance. But top weight DONT DO MONDAYS has decent claims in this company after finishing third to Lord Navits at Leicester on his chasing debut. The latter has since gone on to land a hat-trick so the form looks solid enough and David Bridgewater's charge gets the nod. Mia's Vic made the frame at Sedgefield on his first start for a new yard and has a chance along with chasing debutant Whispering Bob. Sherreb has plenty of experience over fences though he's yet to threaten and Bobbits Way makes more appeal as he was still in contention when falling over these fences back in December.
Dont Do Mondays (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Led until 3rd, stayed prominent in chasing group, 2nd when mistake 2 out (normal 4 out), soon 3rd and one pace, 3rd of 10, 13l behind Lord Navits (10-5) at Leicester 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Feb.
Mia's Vic (IRE) 9-4fav (11-7) Held up in rear, detatched halfway, steady headway 4 out, chased leaders 2 out, went 2nd final 100 yards, never near to challenge, 2nd of 6, 7l behind Pamak D'airy (11-9) at Sedgefield 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan.
Bobbits Way 5-1 (10-9) Mid-division, headway 9th, chasing leaders when fell 5 out, in a race won by Doheny Bar (10-8) at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft in Dec, 13 ran.
Roparta Avenue 40-1 (10-7) Mid-division, not fluent 3rd, rider lost irons from 8th and pulled up before next, in a race won by Nail 'm (11-10) at Towcester 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Feb, 7 ran.
Scuderia (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Held up towrads rear, some headway when not fluent 3 out, soon no impression, went 4th flat, plugged on, 4th of 8, 28l behind New Year's Eve (11-8) at Huntingdon 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Marble Walk (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, ridden after 4 out, soon weakened, behind when pulled up 2 out, in a race won by Night Of Passion (10-10) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Dec, 12 ran.
Whispering Bob (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Mid-division on inside, outpaced 2 out, never on terms, weakened last, 8th of 11, 24l behind Amore Alato (10-12) at Wincanton 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (3) gs in Nov.
Sherreb (IRE) 12-1 (10-5) In rear, lost touch and reminders after 5th, tailed off when pulled up before 8th, in a race won by Wychwoods Brook (11-12) at Lingfield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Dec, 10 ran.
Witchesintune 16-1 (11-12) Always behind, tailed off from 4 out, 9th of 12, well behind Osmosia (10-2) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Dec.
Brians Well (IRE) 15-2 (11-12) In rear, ridden and weakened before 3 out and pulled up, in a race won by Mudita Moment (12-2) at Plumpton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan, 7 ran.
See More Power (IRE) 100-1 (10-5) Led until 7th, weakened next, tailed off, 14th of 17, well behind Tarabela (11-11) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) hvy in Feb.