Bond Offshore Helicopters Novices' Chase 3m
- (5yo+, 3m, Class 4, 4 runners)
- Winner £4,106 2nd £1,197 3rd £599
- Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 50.25s
- Off time: 14:55:39
|1st||3 Man With Van||5/6f|
Knockanrawley (IRE) 12
|6||159 11-5 p||K C Bailey||A Thornton||9/2|
Kilbree Kid (IRE) 22
|7||152 10-12 t||T R George||P J Brennan||5/2|
Man With Van (IRE) 12
|8||152 10-12 p1||S R B Crawford||A P McCoy||135||5/6f|
Diyala (IRE) 15
|5||145 10-5 ht||G Elliott||D J Condon||110||16/1|
||7||1012||William Young Jnr||Mr J Dixon||69||NR|
Imperial Vic (IRE)
||8||10-12||M Smith||Danny Cook||85/40|
Man With Van was beaten less than a length by KNOCKANRAWLEY at Hexham 12 days ago and is 7lb better off. But Kim Bailey's grey had to overcome trouble in-running to score and has always looked the type to make a chaser. He can confirm running with the runner-up and land this, though Kilbree Kid won three times over hurdles and is a dual point-to-point winner so should also be worth following. Diyala was also decent over hurdles but she doesn't really have a pedigree that suggests she'll enjoy fences.
Raifteiri (IRE) 80-1 (11-5) In rear, not fluent 2nd or 9th, outpaced and behind from 15th, 5th of 7, 46l behind Well Mett (11-9) at Perth 3m 2f hts chs (5) sft in Apr.
Man With Van (IRE) 8-11fav (10-9) Tracked leaders in 3rd, led 2 out, ridden before last, headed run-in, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 5, 3/4l behind Knockanrawley (10-12) at Hexham 2m 7f nov chs (4) sft.
Kilbree Kid (IRE) 25-1 (11-6) Led, pushed along before 2 out, headed 2 out, weakened from last, 5th of 7, 17l behind Sausalito Sunrise (11-6) at Perth 3m nov hdl (2) gd in Apr.
Knockanrawley (IRE) 7-2 (10-12) Tracked leaders, led 4 out, headed 3 out challenged last, led run-in, driven out, won at Hexham 2m 7f nov chs (4) sft beating Man With Van (10-9) by 3/4l, 5 ran.
Diyala (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Towards rear, badly hampered 4th, ridden and weakened 4 out, tailed off, 21st of 25, well behind Master Oscar (10-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f in Apr.