RSA Novices' Trial Chase (Registered As The December Novices' Chase) (Grade 2) 3m

  • (4yo+, 3m, Class 1, 4 runners)
  • Winner £13,326 2nd £5,001 3rd £2,504 4th £1,247 5th £627 6th £314
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 35.10s
  • Off time: 13:45:37
Full result
Result 13:45 Lingfield Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Court In Motion Evsf

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 046-114
Red, dark blue disc, halved sleeves Houblon Des Obeaux (FR) 16
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:L Treadwell
  • Form: 046-114
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 149
  • Naps:
5 162 11-8 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 149 7/4
2 6/2UPP-1
Dark blue, yellow cross belts, striped cap Minella Class (IRE) 22
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:D Bass
  • Form: 6/2UPP-1
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 139
  • Naps:
7 162 11-8 N J Henderson D Bass 139 5/1
3 611B-15
Dark Green, Dark Green and White diabolo on sleeves Makethe Mostofnow (IRE) 16
  • T:Evan Williams
  • J:Paul Moloney
  • Form: 611B-15
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 131
  • Naps:
7 159 11-5 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 131 16/1
4 123F/32
Black, Black and Pink check cap Court In Motion (IRE) 15
  • T:Miss E C Lavelle
  • J:L Aspell
  • Form: 123F/32
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 144
  • Naps:
7 155 11-1 Miss E C Lavelle L Aspell 144 Evsf

In depth

Verdict

COURT IN MOTION is likely to run here rather than Cheltenham and can end his winless run. Emma Lavelle's seven-year-old was the only one to make a race of it with Dynaste at Newbury and is 3lb better off than when a close third to Houblon Des Obeaux over a shorter trip in a Grade 2 at Wincanton on his chasing bow. Minella Class' victory at Ascot will have been a real confidence-booster but this is tougher while Makethe Mostofnow was a long way behind Houblon Des Obeaux in Harry Topper's race at Newbury and looks to have little chance of turning the tables.

Formwatch

Court In Motion (IRE) 7-2 (11-1) Tracked leader, jumped left 1st, not fluent next, lost 2nd 5th, left 2nd 4 out, stayed on, no impression on unextended winner, 2nd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Dynaste (11-8) at Newbury 2m 4f nov chs Grade 2 (1) gs in Nov.

Houblon Des Obeaux (FR) 15-8fav (11-9) Held up in touch, chased leaders 5 out, ridden to challenge 3 out, kept on under pressure, 4th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Harry Topper (11-6) at Newbury 3m nov chs Grade 2 (1) sft in Nov.

Makethe Mostofnow (IRE) 20-1 (11-6) Held up in rear but in touch, struggling 5 out, hampered next, soon weakened, 5th of 6, 48l behind Harry Topper (11-6) at Newbury 3m nov chs Grade 2 (1) sft in Nov.

Minella Class (IRE) 7-4fav (11-1) Tracked leaders, jumped carefully at times, challenged 3 out, led before 2 out, ridden out, won at Ascot 2m 5f beg chs (3) sft in Nov beating Theatrical Star (11-1) by 2 1/4l, 5 ran.