Jack Fletcher Beginners' Chase 2m 1f 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 1f 110y, Class 4, 7 runners)
- Winner £3,574 2nd £1,049 3rd £525 4th £262
- Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 29.80s
- Off time: 15:10:38
Bold Henry 22
|6||155 11-1||P J Hobbs||A P McCoy||130||4/11f|
Ellviss (IRE) 10
|5||155 11-1 t||M Blake||C O'Farrell||100/1|
Milarrow (IRE) 21
|5||155 11-1||C L Tizzard||J Tizzard||7/1|
Morgan's Bay 22
|7||155 11-1||T R George||L Heard||80/1|
Sir Kezbaah (IRE) 17
|8||155 11-1||J Scott||Nick Scholfield||119||8/1|
Somerby (IRE) 21
|9||155 11-1||Mrs R Ford||A Thornton||150/1|
Sustainability (IRE) 202
|7||155 11-1||Miss V Williams||R T Dunne (3)||7/1|
||8||111||J G Cann||Non Runner||NR|
||5||11-1||Miss E C Lavelle||Jack Doyle||7/4|
Yet another potentially informative heat. We'll take BOLD HENRY to complete a quick double for Philip Hobbs as he jumped well in the main when runner-up to Rebel Rebellion on his chasing debut over C&D last month. The switch to fences should suit winning hurdler Milarrow while Sir Kezbaah was the best of these over the smaller obstacles, though he's been largely out of form lately and would prefer a stiffer test of stamina. Sustainability rattled up a four-timer over hurdles last season on soft ground before pulling up on his final start at Perth. He may need this but could be one for the future.
His Lordship 33-1 (11-3) Held up in touch, effort approaching 4 out, weakened before 2 out, 6th of 14, 28l behind Brampour (10-7) at Taunton 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) gd in Feb '11.
Milarrow (IRE) 15-8fav (11-2) Tracked leader, mistake 4th, led 4 out, ridden and strongly challenged 2 out, headed last, soon weakened, 2nd of 6, 12l behind Easter Day (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Oct.
Sustainability (IRE) 5-2fav (10-7) Prominent, not fluent 2nd, ridden 7th, weakened approaching 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Den of Iniquity (10-6) at Perth 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Apr, 7 ran.
Bold Henry 5-2fav (11-2) Held up in touch, headway to challenge on outside when left 2nd 4 out, led narrowly when mistake next, driven approaching last, ridden flat, headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Rebel Rebellion (11-2) at Exeter 2m 1f Beginners Chase (0-140) (4yo+) (3) gs in Oct.
Sir Kezbaah (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) With leader, led 8th, headed next, weakened from 2 out, 7th of 10, 27l behind Ely Brown (9-10) at Aintree 3m hcp hdl (2) sft in Oct.
Morgan's Bay 66-1 (11-4) Mistake 1st, held up in rear, not fluent 8th, blundered and sprawled on landing next, quickly pulled up, in a race won by Harry Topper (11-4) at Exeter 3m beg chs (4) gs in Oct, 10 ran.
Somerby (IRE) 40-1 (11-3) Held up in rear, slow 7th, never a factor, 10th of 12, well behind Global Power (11-3) at Fontwell 2m 4f beg chs (4) sft in Oct.
Ellviss (IRE) 66-1 (11-2) Pulled hard in rear, mistake 2nd, weakened approaching 9th, tailed off from 6 out, pulled up 2 out, in a race won by Hildisvini (11-9) at Huntingdon 2m 4f nov chs (4) sft, 10 ran.