Macmillan Novices' Chase 2m 3f

  • (4yo+, 2m 3f, Class 4, 4 runners)
  • Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 46.60s
  • Off time: 13:00:08
Full result
Result 13:00 Doncaster
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Karinga Dancer 4/5f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 95-13F1
EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW cap Princely Player (IRE) 19
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:T J O'Brien
  • Form: 95-13F1
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 138
  • Naps:
6 161 11-7 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 138 3/1
2 41114-1
Black, black and maroon striped cap Dreamy George (IRE) 13
  • T:J P Ferguson
  • J:D F O'Regan
  • Form: 41114-1
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 J P Ferguson D F O'Regan 16/1
3 0111-15
White, Light Blue cross belts, White cap, Red spots Karinga Dancer 35
  • T:H Fry
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: 0111-15
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 t H Fry N Fehily 4/5f
4 61/3-U22
WHITE, RED braces, EMERALD GREEN and WHITE check sleeves, WHITE cap, RED star Woodbank 15
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:A Tinkler
  • Form: 61/3-U22
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 N J Henderson A Tinkler 123 7/2

In depth

Verdict

Karinga Dancer's winning streak came to an end in the Grade 2 Elite Hurdle at Wincanton last month. He's likely to prove popular on his first start over fences but has PRINCELY PLAYER to beat in this. The latter didn't take long to make his mark over the larger obstacles, making all to win a beginners' event at Ludlow recently. Philip Hobbs' charge is taken to shrug off a penalty as he still has plenty in hand on today's terms with Woodbank, a runner-up over track and trip on his latest start. Dreamy George has shown little so far and was tailed off when favourite in a hunter chase at Fakenham back in March.

Formwatch

Karinga Dancer 11-4 (11-7) Tracked leaders, outpaced in 5th after 3 out, beaten next, 5th of 6, 11l behind Melodic Rendezvous (11-10) at Wincanton 2m Ltd hcp hdl (1) gs in Nov.

Princely Player (IRE) 10-11fav (11-2) Made all, soon clear, blundered 4 out, kept on, driven out, won at Ludlow 2m 4f beg chs (4) gs in Nov beating Cloudy Spirit (10-9) by 6l, 6 ran.

Dreamy George (IRE) 11-10 (12-0) Hdwy 9; led app 2 out; drvn out, won at Cambridge University United Hunt 3m ptp gd beating Galbally King (12-0) by 3 1/2l, 15 ran.

Woodbank 11-2 (11-2) Held up in rear, headway into mid-division, 4th, closed again when hit 9th, chased winner 3 out, no impression, stayed on, 2nd of 11, 7l behind Off The Ground (11-0) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Nov.