CGA Foxhunter Trial Hunters' Chase (For The Walter Wales Cup) 3m 110y
- (5yo+, 3m 110y, Class 6, 5 runners)
- Winner £1,185 2nd £365 3rd £182
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 56.50s
- Off time: 15:55:25
|2nd||4 Or Bleu||32||28/1|
On Borrowed Wings (IRE) 13
|10||176 12-8 p||Mrs A Rucker||Mr T Weston||128||5/2|
Bob 'n' You (IRE) 9
|10||172 12-4||Mrs H Parrott||Mr S Drinkwater (3)||112||11/4|
Flaming Gorge (IRE) 8
|8||172 12-4||Mrs F Hawes||Mikey Ennis (3)||127||4/1|
Or Bleu (FR) 5
|11||168 12-0||Mrs H Kemp||Mrs C Hardwick (7)||129||28/1|
Ravethebrave (IRE) 47
|9||168 12-0||A Hill||Mr Joe Hill (7)||124||9/4f|
||10||12-0||N J Henderson||Nico de Boinville||8/13|
Flaming Gorge was no match for Tricky Trickster at Huntingdon but faces nothing of that one's calibre here and Fleur Hawes saddled the winner of this in 2010. Bob 'N' You won at Ludlow eight days ago while On Borrowed Wings was fourth in a decent hunter chase at Wetherby and is a previous course and distance winner. But he has to give 8lb to RAVETHEBRAVE, who has been in decent form between the flags lately and represents a yard that has an excellent strike rate in hunter chases. Alan Hill's charge gets the nod.
Ravethebrave (IRE) 15-2 (12-7) Went prom 12; led 3 out til hdd nxt; wknd flat, 3rd of 17, 9l behind Herecomesthetruth (12-0) at Cottenham 3m ptp gs in Dec.
Or Bleu (FR) 6-1 (11-0) (cp) prom; 3rd & wkng when pu 4 out, in a race won by The General Lee (11-0) at Burton 3m ptp gs, 6 ran.
On Borrowed Wings (IRE) 9-2 (12-4) Tracked leader, led 6th, headed after 8th, led again before 4 out, headed before 2 out, kept on and no chance with winner, 4th of 7, 14l behind Palypso De Creek (11-3) at Wetherby 3m 1f hts chs (6) sft.
Bob 'n' You (IRE) 9-4fav (11-7) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 12th, led flat, driven out, won at Ludlow 3m hts chs (5) sft beating Bermuda Boy (11-7) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Flaming Gorge (IRE) 9-4 (11-11) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, went 2nd from 2nd until 5th, chased winner 2 out, stayed on same pace, no impression, 2nd of 4, 4 1/2l behind Tricky Trickster (11-9) at Huntingdon 3m hts chs (6) gs.