Claydon Horse Exercisers Novices' Handicap Chase 3m
- (5yo+, 3m, Class 4, 4 runners)
- Winner £3,970 2nd £1,157 3rd £579
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 52.00s
- Off time: 15:36:08
|1st||3 Preuty Boy||5/2|
Rydalis (FR) 13
|8||166 11-12||Miss V Williams||Aidan Coleman||119||6/4f|
|5||153 10-13 p||Miss C Dyson||Nick Scholfield||110||14/1|
Preuty Boy (FR) 39
|8||153 10-13||D W P Arbuthnot||Tom Cannon (3)||106||5/2|
Itoldyou (IRE) 10
|7||149 10-9||Mrs L C Jewell||A Thornton||102||7/4|
Venetia Williams rarely seems to leave a track empty-handed nowadays and her mare RYDALIS should be good enough to concede the weight to her three rivals in this despite having to share the spoils with Milo Milan at Ludlow last month. Itoldyou may be the danger as he can race off the same mark as when runner-up to Williams' Kapga De Cerisy at Sandown 10 days ago, though Preuty Boy was only beaten a length by Ringa Bay over 2m4f here last month. Chadford has yet to show any worthwhile form this season.
Preuty Boy (FR) 7-1 (10-7) Raced wide, held up in last pair, slow 4th, headway 6th, went 3rd 4 out, outpaced when hit last, stayed on again flat, took 2nd final 100 yards, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Ringa Bay (11-4) at Lingfield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Jan.
Rydalis (FR) 9-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, led 3 out, driven before last, pressed flat, joined post, won at Ludlow 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Jan deadheating with Milo Milan (11-11), 11 ran.
Itoldyou (IRE) 5-1 (10-0) In touch, headway 4 out, ridden to challenge 2 out, kept on under pressure, no chance with winner, 2nd of 5, 5l behind Kapga De Cerisy (11-12) at Sandown 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-130 (3) hvy.
Chadford 50-1 (10-8) In rear, never on terms, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Godsmejudge (11-1) at Folkestone 3m 1f beg chs (4) gd in Dec, 11 ran.