Follow totepool On Twitter Hunters' Chase (For The John And Nigel Thorne Memorial Cup) 2m 7f
- (6yo+, 2m 7f, Class 6, 7 runners)
- Winner £1,872 2nd £580 3rd £290 4th £145
- Going: Good-Good to Soft.
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 42.43s
- Off time: 16:10:31
|1st||2 Paint The Clouds||8/15f|
|2nd||5 Bermuda Boy||19||12/1|
Little Legend 22
|10||172 12-4 p||Miss C Haydon||Miss C Haydon (5)||117||5/2|
Paint The Clouds 23
|9||168 12-0||W Greatrex||Mr S Waley-Cohen||130||8/15f|
Archie Boy (IRE) 22
|12||164 11-10 pt||R Potter||Mr D Lordan (7)||124||66/1|
Bermuda Boy (FR) 17
|9||164 11-10 pt||S Flook||Mr P Gerety (5)||104||12/1|
Catspan (FR) 24
|8||164 11-10||Miss H Lewis||Miss H Lewis (7)||103||12/1|
Coup Royale (FR) 24
|10||164 11-10 ht||Miss C Wright||Mr C Gethings (7)||109||33/1|
Duc De Normandie (IRE) 22
|10||164 11-10 pt||A B Leyshon||Miss R Leyshon (7)||67||100/1|
||12||Lady S Brooke||Miss L Brooke||108||NR|
||11||1110||A Ralph||Non Runner||108||NR|
||12||12-0||T F Sage||Mr M Wall||3/1|
Little Legend has a terrific strike-rate in point-to-points and has won three times under Rules, including at Warwick in January. But he's likely to struggle to give 4lb to PAINT THE CLOUDS, who was very impressive when winning at Newbury last month. He bounded clear up the home straight and looks capable of holding his own in better company than this. Archie Boy looks a light of former days and none of the others have the past form to suggest they can threaten the likely market principals.
The General Lee (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Prom til wknd qckly aft 15, 4th of 7, 40l behind Invisible Man (11-0) at Teme Valley 3m ptp gs in Mar.
Fresh Air And Fun (IRE) 50-1 (12-0) Mid-division, unseated 11th, in a race won by Warne (12-0) at Aintree 2m 5f hts chs (2) gd, 21 ran.
Paint The Clouds 6-4fav (11-12) Prominent, not fluent 1st, led 6th, headed before 9th, led next, jumped left when asserting 3 out, soon well clear, easily, won at Newbury 3m hts chs (6) gd in Mar beating Seigneur Des Bois (11-13) by 19l, 8 ran.
Bermuda Boy (FR) 8-1 (11-9) Led until 6th, led before 9th, hit 10th, no impression on winner from before 4 out, one pace after, mistake last, 2nd of 7, 16l behind Silver Token (11-12) at Ffos Las 2m 5f nov hts chs (6) sft in Mar.
Archie Boy (IRE) 14-1 (12-7) (cp) led to 5 & 8-10; wknd 15, 5th of 10, 37l behind De Forgotten Man (12-0) at VWH 3m ptp gd in Mar.
Little Legend 1-5 (11-7) (cp) made all; ro wl, won at Horseheath Hunts Club 3m ptp gd in Mar beating See You Jack (11-0) by 3l, 3 ran.
Catspan (FR) 20-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, led 10th, pressed from 5 out, headed last, rallied run-in and every chance, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Vincitore (11-2) at Chepstow 3m hts chs (6) gd in Mar.
Duc De Normandie (IRE) 20-1 (12-0) (cp) (tt) led til hdd 15; wknd app last, 2nd of 9, 3l behind Captain Scarlett (12-7) at Glamorgan 3m ptp gs in Mar.
Coup Royale (FR) 8-1 (11-9) Always behind, weakened from 5 out, 9th of 11, well behind Vincitore (11-2) at Chepstow 3m hts chs (6) gd in Mar.