William Bulwer-Long Memorial Novices' Fox Hunters' Chase 2m 5f 110y

  • (5yo+, 2m 5f 110y, Class 6, 5 runners)
  • Winner £1,248 2nd £387 3rd £193 4th £97
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 26.72s
  • Off time: 15:56:21
Full result
Result 15:55 Fakenham
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Jack Bene Evsf
2nd 4 Mister Chancer hd 7/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 2-32153
Red, Yellow cap Earl Grez (FR) 33
  • T:A Hill
  • J:Mr Joe Hill
  • Form: 2-32153
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-10pt
  • OR: 94
  • Naps:
9 164 11-10 pt A Hill Mr Joe Hill (7) (ex1) 94 3/1
2 3325-76
Emerald green and yellow (quartered), yellow sleeves Jack Bene (IRE) 235
  • T:Miss L Allan
  • J:Mr J Sole
  • Form: 3325-76
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
8 164 11-10 Miss L Allan Mr J Sole (5) 115 Evsf
3 648/FFU
Yellow, Dark Green epaulets, Dark Green sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap, Dark Green star Lang Shining (IRE) 33
  • T:Lady R Blandford
  • J:Mr M Wall
  • Form: 648/FFU
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR:
  • Naps:
10 164 11-10 Lady R Blandford Mr M Wall 12/1
4 302-364
Dark blue, light blue triple diamond, orange sleeves and cap Mister Chancer (IRE) 20
  • T:R Bandey
  • J:Miss C V Hart
  • Form: 302-364
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR:
  • Naps:
9 164 11-10 R Bandey Miss C V Hart (7) 7/2
5 PPP4R-U
Black, pink hoops and armlets, white cap Mr Maybe (IRE) 19
  • T:John Whyte
  • J:Mr M J P Kendrick
  • Form: PPP4R-U
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-10t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
9 164 11-10 t John Whyte Mr M J P Kendrick (7) 14/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
6 2432-43
Swallows Delight (IRE) 1
  • Nag Me
  • T:Mrs J Mansell
  • J:Mr D Mansell
  • Form: 2432-43
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
9 1110 Mrs J Mansell Mr D Mansell 100 NR

In depth

Verdict

Winning hurdler JACK BENE was placed three times over fences in Ireland last season and has also finished second in a couple of point-to-points. This looks a good opportunity to make a winning reappearance though the consistent Earl Grez will no doubt make a race of it again. It's a worry, however, that the latter has yet to win in 22 starts under Rules. Swallows Delight also struggles to get his head in front while the once-useful Mister Chancer appears to be regressing at a rate of knots.

Formwatch

Swallows Delight (IRE) 10-1 (11-10) Held up towards rear, stayed on from 3 out, went 4th flat, nearest finish, 4th of 14, 17l behind Himalayan Express (11-9) at Cheltenham 2m hts chs (5) gd in May.

Jack Bene (IRE) 6-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, dropped to 6th 2 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 6th of 14, 22l behind Double Seven (11-7) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f hcp chs 0-116 gf in Jun.

Mister Chancer (IRE) 14-1 (12-5) Led 4 til hdd 15; wknd 2 out, 4th of 13, 22l behind Minella Stars (12-5) at Royal Artillery 3m ptp gd in Jan.

Earl Grez (FR) 7-1 (12-0) Led to 7; chsd ldr 14; kpt on last, 3rd of 16, 1 3/4l behind Boston Article (12-0) at Dubston Harriers 3m ptp gd in Jan.

Lang Shining (IRE) 12-1 (12-5) Svs; a last; ur 8, in a race won by Chiquilline (12-5) at Heythrop 3m ptp gd in Jan, 7 ran.

Mr Maybe (IRE) 25-1 (12-0) (cp) (tt) chsd ldrs til ur 13, in a race won by Glint Of Steel (12-0) at Norfolk Harriers 3m ptp gd in Jan, 16 ran.