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
- Winning time: 6m 48.25s
- Off time: 14:30:41
|2nd||5 Orange Nassau||14||5/1|
Camden (IRE) 36
|7||161 11-7||O Sherwood||L P Aspell||122||3/1|
First Fandango 56
|6||161 11-7 t||Tim Vaughan||Michael Byrne (3)||135||4/6f|
Isthereadifference (IRE) 14
|6||154 11-0||N P Mulholland||D C Costello||50/1|
John's Gem 29
|8||154 11-0 t||Miss Z C Davison||Gemma Gracey-Davison (5)||14/1|
Orange Nassau (FR) 119
|7||154 11-0||C E Longsdon||N D Fehily||5/1|
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.
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.