Robert Case Memorial Novices' Chase 3m 110y
- (5yo+, 3m 110y, Class 3, 5 runners)
- Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 40.80s
- Off time: 15:00:49
|1st||2 Dreamy George||4/6f|
|2nd||5 Misty Mornin||99||50/1|
Harry Hunt 16
|7||161 11-7||G McPherson||Killian Moore (5)||127||15/8|
Dreamy George (IRE) 49
|8||154 11-0||J P Ferguson||Tom Cannon||121||4/6f|
First Lad 17
|7||154 11-0||N J Pomfret||T J Phelan||100/1|
Our Ollie (IRE) 55
|8||154 11-0||P J Gilligan||A E Lynch||89||9/1|
Misty Mornin 108
|6||147 10-7 p1||Miss Z C Davison||M D Grant||50/1|
El Dancer (GER)
||9||11-7||Mrs L Wadham||L P Aspell||11/4|
Dreamy George has come up against decent novices in his two runs to date since graduating from point-to-points but still has questions to answer. Harry Hunt has the stronger form having won once and been placed in five of his six other starts over the larger obstacles, though does have a penalty to carry. OUR OLLIE has only managed one place in four runs over fences but was nibbled at in the betting in a handicap at Naas last time and may be a bit better than he's shown so far. He was second on good ground over hurdles a couple of years ago and the better going can see him finally get his head in front.
Dreamy George (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Held up towards rea in 5th, went 4th at 12th, challenged 3 out, chased winner before last, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 7, 8l behind Victor Hewgo (11-0) at Doncaster 3m nov chs (4) gs in Jan.
Misty Mornin 100-1 (10-10) Tracked winner, pushed along briefly before 3rd, lost 2nd before 3 out, weakened quickly, tailed off, last of 6, well behind Down Ace (11-3) at Lingfield 2m mrs nov hdl (4) hvy in Nov.
Harry Hunt 9-4 (11-0) Held up in last pair, headway on outside disputing 3rd 2f out, ridden and not quicken over 1f out, stayed on under pressure into 3rd final 110 yards, 3rd of 5, 1 1/2l behind One Lucky Lady (10-2) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (4) std in Feb.
Our Ollie (IRE) 10-1 (10-5) Soon tracked leaders, lost place 4 out, towards rear and no extra from next, last of 12, well behind Reality Dose (10-6) at Naas 2m hcp chs 0-109 sft in Jan.
First Lad 100-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, hampered 6th, mistake 10th, lost touch 13th, in a race won by Keltic Rhythm (10-11) at Leicester 2m 7f nov chs (3) gs in Feb, 8 ran.