British Stallion Studs/Thoroughbred Breeders' Association E.B.F. Mares' Novices' Chase 2m 7f 110y
- (5yo+, 2m 7f 110y, Class 4, 5 runners)
- Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 41.70s
- Off time: 13:20:23
|2nd||3 Micro Mission||38||15/8|
|9||152 10-12 t1||S Corbett||Gary Rutherford (5)||59||200/1|
|8||152 10-12 p1||T D Walford||D A Jacob||125||8/11f|
Micro Mission (IRE) 36
|7||152 10-12||C Grant||J M Maguire||115||15/8|
Rakavilee (IRE) 315
|7||152 10-12||I Jardine||Kieron Edgar (7)||8/1|
Royal Curtsy 10
|10||152 10-12||W Coltherd||Ryan Mania||84||50/1|
FENTARA had produced a couple of good efforts over fences at Newcastle before falling at the last at Catterick when in with every chance. She gets the vote to make amends though Micro Mission will provide stern opposition. He wasn't beaten far on his chasing debut on this track before jumping poorly at Wetherby but reverted to hurdles and scored there last month. Rakavilee has won her last two starts between the flags but has a long absence to overcome and the remaining pair have shown little.
Fentara 7-2fav (11-12) Chased leaders, joined leader 8th, every chance when mistake 3 out, held in 3rd when fell last, in a race won by Harris Hawk (9-13) at Catterick 3m 1f hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Dec, 8 ran.
Micro Mission (IRE) 10-1 (11-3) Prominent, with leader 4 out, led before 3 out, pressed before last and ridden, kept on towards finish, won at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Dec beating Hurraboru (11-4) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Royal Curtsy 8-1 (10-8) Held up, not fluent 8th, ridden and progress to take 3rd before 3 out, no impression when blundered last, weakened flat, 5th of 7, 8l behind King Kalium (9-11) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy.
Claresburn 100-1 (9-9) Always towards rear, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Tutchec (11-12) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft in Dec, 10 ran.
Rakavilee (IRE) 7-2 (11-7) won at Corbridge 3m ptp gd in Mar beating One Black Cat (11-7) by 12l, 13 ran.