CGA Foxhunter Trial (Hunters' Chase) (For The R. E. Sassoon Memorial Trophy) 3m

  • (5yo+, 3m, Class 6, 7 runners)
  • Winner £988 2nd £304 3rd £152
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 7m 4.80s
  • Off time: 16:12:18
Full result
Result 16:10 Lingfield Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 6 Radetsky March 2/1
2nd 5 Gentle George 5/4f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 750314-
ROYAL BLUE, WHITE collar and sleeves, BLACK and LIGHT BLUE check cap The Bosses Nephew (IRE) 384
  • T:N R Mitchell
  • J:Mr L Muspratt
  • Form: 750314-
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 12-8b
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
12 176 12-8 b N R Mitchell Mr L Muspratt (7) 109 8/1
2 21/R2P-0
Light Blue and White check, Light Blue sleeves and cap Sole Agent (IRE) 26
  • T:Mrs D Grissell
  • J:Mr W Russell
  • Form: 21/R2P-0
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 12-4
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
11 172 12-4 Mrs D Grissell Mr W Russell (7) 100 14/1
3 214/375-
Light blue, royal blue armlets, royal blue cap Starburst Diamond (IRE) 352
  • T:C R Whittaker
  • J:Mr Robert Hawker
  • Form: 214/375-
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 12-4p
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
11 172 12-4 p C R Whittaker Mr Robert Hawker (7) 112 8/1
4 P3P3-PP
Yellow, white sleeves, yellow armlets, striped cap Elsie's Pride (IRE) 263
  • T:Robert Martin
  • J:Mr P G Hall
  • Form: P3P3-PP
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 12-0
  • OR: 83
  • Naps:
11 168 12-0 Robert Martin Mr P G Hall (5) 83 33/1
5 4643P/7
Black, white star, black sleeves, white stars Gentle George 12
  • T:S Flook
  • J:Mr R Jarrett
  • Form: 4643P/7
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 12-0
  • OR: 111
  • Naps:
10 168 12-0 S Flook Mr R Jarrett (3) 111 5/4f
6 P1PPP-6
Red, Grey sleeves, Emerald Green cap Radetsky March (IRE) 37
  • T:Miss S Duckett
  • J:Mr S Drinkwater
  • Form: P1PPP-6
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 12-0
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
10 168 12-0 Miss S Duckett Mr S Drinkwater (3) 123 2/1
7 5PU5-48
Purple and Yellow check, Purple sleeves and cap Silent Rage (USA) 9
  • T:Mrs L Baker
  • J:Mr O Wedmore
  • Form: 5PU5-48
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 12-0
  • OR: 90
  • Naps:
8 168 12-0 Mrs L Baker Mr O Wedmore (7) 90 50/1

In depth

Verdict

RADETSKY MARCH was often highly tried over hurdles and fences and has seen action at the Cheltenham Festival in the last two years. He didn't run badly on his reappearance at Larkhill last month and his class should see him home in front against these. Sole Agent, who has scored over track and trip in the past, should strip fitter for his run in a jumpers' bumper at Lingfield but The Bosses Nephew hasn't been out since finishing fourth at Limerick more than a year ago and Starburst Diamond also has a lengthy absence to overcome. Gentle George has some fair hunter chase form in the book, however, and his seventh at Wincanton will have blown away a few cobwebs.

Formwatch

Radetsky March (IRE) 12-1 (12-7) Hdwy 14; wknd app 2 out, 6th of 17, 37l behind Sybarite (12-0) at Larkhill Racing Club 3m ptp gd in Jan.

Gentle George 6-1 (11-9) Prominent, left in lead 5th, headed 9th, led after next, headed 12th, mistake 4 out, pecked 3 out, weakened before next, 7th of 14, 33l behind Kirkleigh (11-9) at Wincanton 3m 1f hts chs (6) hvy in Jan.

Sole Agent (IRE) 50-1 (10-7) Held up mid-division, took keen hold on outer, lost place over 4f out, soon tailed off, last of 11, 43l behind Representingceltic (10-4) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.

Silent Rage (USA) 14-1 (12-0) Nvr beyond midfield; to, 8th of 15, 24l behind Howryagettinon (11-7) at Charing 3m ptp gs.

Elsie's Pride (IRE) 20-1 (9-11) In rear, not fluent and hampered 1st, not fluent and ridden 6th, behind 8th, tailed off next, soon pulled up, in a race won by Ballyvoneen (10-1) at Towcester 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gf in May, 7 ran.

The Bosses Nephew (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Soon tracked leaders, 5th after 3 out, no impression approaching straight, kept on same pace, 4th of 16, 33l behind Come To The Party (11-7) at Limerick 3m hcp chs 0-116 hvy in Jan '12.

Starburst Diamond (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) With leaders, chased winner from 3rd, led briefly 10th, bumped 13th, lost 2nd before blundered and lost 2nd 3 out, weakened soon after, 5th of 7, well behind Barbers Shop (11-9) at Fontwell 3m 2f hts chs (6) gs in Feb '12.