Hollow Lane Novices' Chase 3m

  • (5yo+, 3m, Class 4, 5 runners)
  • Winner £3,769 2nd £1,107 3rd £553 4th £277
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 48.25s
  • Off time: 14:30:41
Full result
Result 14:30 Lingfield Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Camden 3/1
2nd 5 Orange Nassau 14 5/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 P90-51F
Red and White check, White cap Camden (IRE) 36
  • T:O Sherwood
  • J:L Aspell
  • Form: P90-51F
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
7 161 11-7 O Sherwood L Aspell 122 3/1
2 04-3221
ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), RED sleeves and cap First Fandango 56
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:Michael Byrne
  • Form: 04-3221
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7t
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
6 161 11-7 t Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne (3) 135 4/6f
3 61-3590
Dark Blue, White stars, White sleeves, Red armlets, Red and White striped cap Isthereadifference (IRE) 14
  • T:N P Mulholland
  • J:D C Costello
  • Form: 61-3590
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 N P Mulholland D C Costello 50/1
4 7P-3461
Emerald green, white cross belts, emerald green sleeves, white spots and spots on cap John's Gem 29
  • T:Miss Z C Davison
  • J:Gemma Gracey-davison
  • Form: 7P-3461
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-0t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 154 11-0 t Miss Z C Davison Gemma Gracey-davison (5) 14/1
5 62P224
Light Blue, Red star, Red sleeves, Light Blue stars, Red cap, Light Blue star Orange Nassau (FR) 119
  • T:C E Longsdon
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: 62P224
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 C E Longsdon N Fehily 5/1

In depth

Verdict

Orange Nassau has his first start for Charlie Longsdon having already had 14 runs over fences in France. He might struggle to keep tabs on FIRST FANDANGO, who tackled decent opposition in his first two starts over the larger obstacles before easily justifying short odds at Fakenham. Tim Vaughan's six-year-old should be too good for these. Camden won over 2m4f at Plumpton but then fell at the last when well beaten in a handicap at Fakenham and has a bit to prove now. John's Gem won over hurdles at Plumpton last month but may need today's experience and Isthereadifference has shown little so far under Rules, though has won a point-to-point.

Formwatch

Camden (IRE) 5-2 (11-8) Close up, ridden and struggling 12th, went 3rd 2 out, no chance with leading pair when fell last, in a race won by Cross Of Honour (11-11) at Fakenham 2m 5f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft in Dec, 5 ran.

Orange Nassau (FR) 4-1 (11-7) 4th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Star De La Plesse (10-3) at Compiegne(FR) 2m 7f chs sft in Sep.

First Fandango 8-11fav (10-11) Not fluent chased leader, left in lead 12th, made rest, ridden clear 2 out, ran on, won at Fakenham 3m beg chs (3) gs in Nov beating Brady (11-2) by 12l, 5 ran.

Isthereadifference (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Always behind, tailed off 6th, 15th of 17, well behind Big Society (10-12) at Exeter 2m 3f nov hdl (4) hvy.

John's Gem 11-4fav (11-2) Led first, tracked leader, led again soon after 10th, joined next, driven and all out, won at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Dec beating Sudden Light (10-0) by 3/4l, 7 ran.