Countryside Alliance Open Hunters' Chase 3m 110y

  • (6yo+, 3m 110y, Class 6, 6 runners)
  • Winner £1,317 2nd £405 3rd £203
  • Going: Good to Soft (Soft in places on paddock bend)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 33.40s
  • Off time: 17:55:48
Full result
Result 17:55 Bangor-on-Dee
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 King Fontaine 2/1f
2nd 3 How's My Friend 3/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 5P4-643
Brown, green diamond and sleeves, dark blue cap Best Served Cold 13
  • T:J J O'Shea
  • J:Mr C Smith
  • Form: 5P4-643
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 12-0
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
8 168 12-0 J J O'Shea Mr C Smith (7) 115 8/1
2 05354P
Dark blue, red seams, dark blue sleeves, red stars, light blue cap Croan Rock (IRE) 29
  • T:R A Owen
  • J:Mr J Lyttle
  • Form: 05354P
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 12-0p
  • OR: 93
  • Naps:
9 168 12-0 p R A Owen Mr J Lyttle (7) 93 6/1
3 334U32
Dark blue, light blue hooped sleeves, yellow cap How's My Friend 10
  • T:J G Cann
  • J:Miss A Bush
  • Form: 334U32
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 12-0
  • OR: 108
  • Naps:
9 168 12-0 J G Cann Miss A Bush (7) 108 3/1
4 5-442P0
Yellow, Red Cross of Lorraine Island Life (IRE) 9
  • T:S Flook
  • J:Mr Derek Smith
  • Form: 5-442P0
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 12-0p
  • OR: 104
  • Naps:
11 168 12-0 p S Flook Mr Derek Smith (7) 104 16/1
5 22-2U51
Brown, Green diamond and sleeves, Orange cap King Fontaine (IRE) 13
  • T:J J O'Shea
  • J:Mr G Crow
  • Form: 22-2U51
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 12-0
  • OR: 111
  • Naps:
11 168 12-0 J J O'Shea Mr G Crow (3) 111 2/1f
6 0-22P33
Emerald green, dark blue stars, chevrons on sleeves, hooped cap Ski Sunday 23
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:MR A J Doyle
  • Form: 0-22P33
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 12-0t
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
9 168 12-0 t Tim Vaughan MR A J Doyle (5) 112 7/2

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   That's Rhythm (FR)
  • T:Miss S Duckett
  • J:Mr N Wakefield
13 12-8 Miss S Duckett Mr N Wakefield 5/4
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In depth

Verdict

Croan Rock ran in the Foxhunters at Cheltenham, though was pulled up. Ski Sunday wasn't beaten far at Chepstow last time but obviously isn't as good as he once was. KING FONTAINE won easily between the flags just under two weeks ago and was a decent performer under Rules in his day. That confidence-booster may have been required and he can beat stablemate Best Served Cold and consistent Wincanton runner-up How's My Friend to land this.

Formwatch

King Fontaine (IRE) 1-4 (12-0) Made all; unchall, won at Flint & Denbigh 3m ptp gs in Mar beating Bridlingtonbygones (12-0) by 20l, 3 ran.

How's My Friend 16-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, soon in rear, headway before 3 out, every chance 2 out, kept on from last, went 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Coombe Hill (11-13) at Wincanton 3m 1f hts chs (6) gs.

Ski Sunday 3-1fav (11-4) Held up mid-division, mistake 6th, mistake 9th, went 4th at last, kept on to take 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Vincitore (11-2) at Chepstow 3m hts chs (6) gd in Mar.

Island Life (IRE) 100-1 (12-0) Mid-division, mistake 3rd, lost place from 6th, soon behind, 12th of 21, well behind Warne (12-0) at Aintree 2m 5f hts chs (2) gd.

Croan Rock (IRE) 100-1 (12-0) Prominent on outside, lost place 13th, soon behind, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Tammys Hill (12-0) at Cheltenham 3m 2f hts chs (2) gd in Mar, 24 ran.

Best Served Cold 5-1 (12-0) Ap; led aft 13 til hdd 2 out; one pce, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Threapwood (12-3) at Flint & Denbigh 3m ptp gs in Mar.