CGA Foxhunter Trial Open Hunters' Chase 2m 7f 110y
- (5yo+, 2m 7f 110y, Class 6, 5 runners)
- Winner £1,872 2nd £580 3rd £290 4th £145
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 7m 0.70s
- Off time: 16:12:36
|1st||4 Sacred Mountain||10/11f|
|2nd||2 Tartan Snow||nk||9/4|
Tartan Snow 32
|13||174 12-6||W Coltherd||Mr J Hamilton (7)||122||9/4|
Instant Shot (IRE) 313
|10||166 11-12||J Hodge||Mr R Wilson (7)||74||20/1|
Sacred Mountain 32
|12||166 11-12||J Walton||Miss C Walton (3)||104||10/11f|
Supreme Builder 11
|12||166 11-12 p||Miss G Anderson||Mr M Ennis (3)||108||9/2|
The Bravetraveller (IRE) 261
|10||166 11-12 p||Mrs B Butterworth||Miss E Butterworth (7)||55||66/1|
||9||126 p||Miss E C Sayer||Miss E C Sayer||107||NR|
SACRED MOUNTAIN finished almost 30 lengths ahead of Tartan Snow when runner-up to Cottage Oak here last month. He was also second in a similar contest at the track a year ago and can go one better today. The trip might pose a problem for Red Kingdom while Supreme Builder only beat one home between the flags at Alnwick earlier this month but at least has a recent run under his belt, unlike Instant Shot and The Bravetraveller.
Red Kingdom (IRE) 11-1 (11-2) Led, driven and headed 3 out soon weakened, 4th of 5, 19l behind Lucky Sunny (10-13) at Hexham 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Oct.
Sacred Mountain 25-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, pecked 11th, outpaced 4 out, stayed on from last to take 2nd flat, no impression on winner, 2nd of 11, 4l behind Cottage Oak (11-13) at Kelso 2m 7f hts chs (6) hvy in Jan.
Tartan Snow 11-1 (11-13) Tracked leaders, blundered 12th, bumped next, mistake and weakened 4 out, hit 2 out, 5th of 11, 30l behind Cottage Oak (11-13) at Kelso 2m 7f hts chs (6) hvy in Jan.
Supreme Builder 7-2 (11-0) Led til hdd 9; wknd 3 out, 3rd of 4, 21l behind Galant Nuit (11-0) at Alnwick 3m ptp sft.
Instant Shot (IRE) 7-1 (12-0) Prom til lost plce 14; kpt on wl 2 out (lkd to fin 3rd), 4th of 9, 6l behind Temple Green (11-7) at Tranwell 3m ptp gd in Apr.
The Bravetraveller (IRE) 66-1 (10-5) Led to 3rd, weakened and in rear from 6 out, tailed off, last of 5, well behind Shoegazer (11-5) at Hexham 2m 7f nov chs (4) gd in May.