Dick Saunders Novices' Hunters' Chase 2m 4f 110y
- (6yo+, 2m 4f 110y, Class 6, 7 runners)
- Winner £1,560 2nd £484 3rd £242 4th £121
- Surface: Turf
Beau Troubadour (FR) 992
|10||168 12-0||S Flook||Mr Matthew Barber (5)|
Bleuvito (IRE) 12
|9||168 12-0 v1||S Turner||Mr J Mahot (5)|
No Reception (IRE) 48
|12||168 12-0 t||Lady S Brooke||Miss L Brooke (5)||57|
Penmore Mill (IRE) 32
|8||168 12-0||F Hutsby||Mr T Ellis (5)|
Shy John 39
|7||168 12-0||P W Mason||Mr P Mason (7)|
Swallows Delight (IRE) 46
|8||168 12-0||Mrs J Mansell||Mr D Mansell|
Walter Wallace (IRE) 255
|8||168 12-0||S Flook||Mr R Jarrett (3)|
||9||12-0||S Flook||Mr R Jarrett||8/1|
PENMORE MILL looked sure of finishing second on his debut under Rules at Kelso but unseated his rider at the last. The winner of five of his six starts in point-to-points, he can take this with a clear round. Swallows Delight has a decent second in one of these events at Cheltenham to his name and could figure while Bleuvito was placed over regulation fences last year and landed a point-to-point recently. Shy John is a multiple winner between the flags and is worth noting too.
Beau Troubadour (FR) 7-2 (12-0) Ap; led app last; ro wl flat, won at Bangor-on-dee Points 3m ptp gd in May '10 beating Tough Cookie (12-0) by 2l, 11 ran.
Bleuvito (IRE) 14-1 (12-0) (bl) ap; led 15 til hdd nxt; led 2 out; drvn out, won at Chipley Park 3m ptp sft beating Special Occasion (12-4) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
No Reception (IRE) 25-1 (12-0) (tt) strugg when pu 13, in a race won by Trouble Digger (12-0) at Chaddesley Corbett 3m ptp hvy in Dec, 18 ran.
Penmore Mill (IRE) 2-1fav (11-7) Held up towards rear, headway on outside 5th, challenged 13th, ridden 2 out, beaten when mistake and unseated rider last, in a race won by Cottage Oak (11-13) at Kelso 2m 7f hts chs (6) hvy in Jan, 11 ran.
Shy John 9-4 (12-3) Stdy hdwy 15; too much to do, 3rd of 15, 4 1/2l behind Certain Flight (12-6) at Larkhill Racing Club 3m ptp gd in Jan.
Swallows Delight (IRE) 12-1 (12-0) Led to 4; wknd app 2 out, 4th of 11, 17l behind Harbour Court (12-0) at Cottenham 3m ptp gs in Dec.
Walter Wallace (IRE) 12-1 (12-0) 8th of 15, 50l behind Ballyjames (12-0) at Chaddesley Corbett 3m ptp gd in Jun.