Betdaq The Sports Betting Exchange Novices' Limited Handicap Chase 2m
- (5yo+, 2m, Class 3, 7 runners)
- Winner £9,747 2nd £2,862 3rd £1,431 4th £716
- Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 1.20s
- Off time: 14:20:11
|2nd||3 Able Deputy||2||6/1|
|7||159 11-5||K R Burke||T Scudamore||125||8/1|
|6||157 11-3||Mrs P Sly||Kielan Woods (3)||123||7/1|
Able Deputy 123
|7||156 11-2 t||K C Bailey||S Twiston-Davies||122||6/1|
Kitegen (IRE) 154
|8||154 11-0||R Dickin||C Poste||120||7/1|
Easily Pleased (IRE) 17
|8||154 11-0||M Hill||Hadden Frost||120||5/1|
Tante Sissi (FR) 98
|7||154 11-0||A King||R Thornton||120||7/2f|
Noche De Reyes (FR) 56
|5||152 10-12||T R George||A P Cawley||118||4/1|
||8||10-3||T R George||Mr F Tett||9/2|
It looked a soft race that Arkaim won at Leicester eight days ago but you can't fault his record this season. Doynosaur and Able Deputy would have a chance on their best form but the jury is out on Tante Sissi and Kitegen may need this. Easily Pleased will strip fitter for a recent spin over hurdles at Wincanton but French import NOCHE DE REYES looks to be improving with experience over fences and is potentially better treated than his rivals.
Kitegen (IRE) 12-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders on outside, pushed along and one pace 2 out (normal 3 out), driven and no extra before last, 7th of 12, 14l behind Hidden Identity (10-9) at Chepstow 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gd in Oct.
Able Deputy 2-1 (11-2) Chased clear leader, blundered 3 out, soon weakened, last of 4, well behind Tempest River (11-5) at Huntingdon 2m (3) sft in Nov.
Easily Pleased (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Held up in rear, well beaten after 3 out, went 4th 2 out, no impression, 4th of 6, 15l behind Keel Haul (11-1) at Wincanton 2m (3) hvy in Feb.
Arkaim 5-1 (11-9) Pressed leader, led after 2nd, in command from 4 out, well clear from 2 out, easily, won at Leicester 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft beating Morgan's Bay (11-12) by 27l, 5 ran.
Noche De Reyes (FR) 4-1 (11-0) Held up in last, hit 2nd, headway 4 out, went 3rd before next, one pace and no impression, not fluent last, 3rd of 6, 7l behind Tornado In Milan (10-13) at Taunton 2m nov hcp chs (0-125) (3) hvy in Jan.
Doynosaur 14-1 (10-6) Always towards rear, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Next Sensation (10-12) at Doncaster 2m (3) gs in Dec.
Tante Sissi (FR) 16-1 (11-6) Held up in rear, headway before 2 out, soon ridden, weakened after 2 out, 8th of 12, 16l behind Benefique Royale (10-0) at Sandown 2m 4f (3) gs in Dec.