Clive Pavilion Novices' Limited Handicap Chase 2m

  • (5yo+, 2m, Class 3, 5 runners)
  • Winner £7,596 2nd £2,244 3rd £1,122 4th £562 5th £281
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 15.60s
  • Off time: 15:10:07
Full result
Result 15:10 Ludlow
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Lord Of House 7/2
2nd 6 Sir Valentino nk 11/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 0-34312
Yellow, Light Blue star, Light Blue cap Lord Of House (GER) 16
  • T:C J Mann
  • J:M Grant
  • Form: 0-34312
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7t
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
6 161 11-7 t C J Mann M Grant 135 7/2
2 533314
Dark Green, Dark Green and White diabolo on sleeves Zarzal (IRE) 31
  • T:Evan Williams
  • J:Adam Wedge
  • Form: 533314
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 Evan Williams Adam Wedge 130 3/1
4 12520-4
Red, White sleeves, Black stars, White cap Duaiseoir (IRE) 52
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:S Thomas
  • Form: 12520-4
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-8
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
8 148 10-8 Miss V Williams S Thomas 122 11/1
5 33-5812
Black, white diamond, diamonds on sleeves, red cap Rio De Sivola (FR) 27
  • T:Nick Williams
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 33-5812
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-8
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
5 148 10-8 Nick Williams R Johnson 125 3/2f
6 2-23F
Black, light blue hoop and sleeves, white cap Sir Valentino (FR) 19
  • T:T R George
  • J:P J Brennan
  • Form: 2-23F
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
5 147 10-7 T R George P J Brennan 122 11/2

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
3 330-644
Tour D'argent (FR) 40
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:Henry Brooke
  • Form: 330-644
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
7 1011 D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke 125 NR

In depth

Verdict

With only one place in six starts over fences so far, TOUR D'ARGENT look a risky proposition but he's been quite highly tried. On a fair mark now and probably racing at the right level, Donald McCain's seven-year-old is worth an interest here. Rio De Sivola won at Warwick before finishing second at Ascot and will attract support, even though he's gone up a further 3lb since, while Wincanton winner Lord Of House has been raised 6lb since running Tresor De Bontee to half-a-length at Uttoxeter. Zarzal was a course and distance winner in November but is now 8lb higher, though still preferred to Duaiseoir and Sir Valentino.

Formwatch

Tour D'argent (FR) 11-2 (11-2) Tracked leaders in 4th, went 3rd after 4th, blundered 3 out, soon weakened, 4th of 6, 21l behind De Boitron (11-12) at Wetherby 2m hcp chs 0-140 (3) gs in Dec.

Lord Of House (GER) 5-2 (11-11) Led, driven after 2 out, headed flat, just held, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Tresor De Bontee (10-11) at Uttoxeter 2m nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) hvy in Dec.

Sir Valentino (FR) 9-2 (10-12) With leader, led 4th, fell 7th, in a race won by Croco Bay (11-0) at Catterick 2m nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Dec, 6 ran.

Rio De Sivola (FR) 15-8fav (11-0) Led, hit 4 out, headed 2 out, chased winner, held when switched left before last, 2nd of 8, 6l behind Bellenos (11-5) at Ascot 2m 1f nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Dec.

Zarzal (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, outpaced 4 out, weakened next, tailed off, 4th of 7, 49l behind Act Of Kalanisi (11-12) at Ffos Las 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) hvy in Dec.

Duaiseoir (IRE) 4-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, pecked 6th, in rear from next, went 3rd before 4 out until last, one pace, 4th of 6, 41l behind Princely Player (11-2) at Ludlow 2m 4f beg chs (4) gs in Nov.