Davies Coaches Novices' Chase 3m

  • (5yo+, 3m, Class 4, 3 runners)
  • Winner £3,769 2nd £1,107 3rd £553 4th £277
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 7m 22.10s
  • Off time: 14:11:31
Full result
Result 14:10 Ffos Las
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 One In A Milan 7/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 8031-40
Red, Emerald Green disc, Emerald Green sleeves, Red stars Abnaki (IRE) 59
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 8031-40
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-0p
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
8 154 11-0 p Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 115 5/2
2 41/4-216
Brown, Pink seams, Pink cap Lord Tomnoddy 39
  • T:K C Bailey
  • J:Nick Scholfield
  • Form: 41/4-216
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
11 154 11-0 K C Bailey Nick Scholfield 122 5/6f
3 17233-3
Yellow, dark blue star, yellow sleeves, white armlets, yellow cap, dark blue star One In A Milan (IRE) 8
  • T:Evan Williams
  • J:Paul Moloney
  • Form: 17233-3
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 154 11-0 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 7/2

In depth

Verdict

One In A Milan was a decent handicapper over hurdles in Ireland but jumped very moderately on his debut for new connections when tackling fences for the first time at Taunton. Abnaki won a point-to-point and has done well over hurdles with his last victory coming at Cheltenham in April. He should make a chaser but LORD TOMNODDY gets the vote as he' has a slightly higher rating over timber and has already proved himself over the bigger obstacles, scoring over this trip on soft ground at Ascot in November.

Formwatch

One In A Milan (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, jumped left at times, lost touch 6th, went badly left 3 out, 3rd of 4, 50l behind Cantlow (11-4) at Taunton 2m 3f nov chs (3) sft.

Abnaki (IRE) 8-1 (9-8) Mid-divison until pushed along and lost place before 8th, soon behind, tailed off, 11th of 13, well behind Goulanes (10-2) at Cheltenham 3m 1f Listed hcp hdl (1) sft in Nov.

Lord Tomnoddy 6-1 (11-9) Held up in rear, headway approaching 4 out, soon ridden, never able to challenge, 6th of 10, 22l behind Arbor Supreme (10-4) at Exeter 4m hcp chs 0-125 (3) hvy in Dec.