Steel Plate And Sections Novices' Chase 2m 4f 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 4f 110y, Class 2, 5 runners)
- Winner £12,512 2nd £3,696 3rd £1,848 4th £924 5th £462 6th £232
- Going: Good to Soft (Good in places, Cross Country G/S,Soft in places)
- Surface: Turf
- Off time: 13:15:43
|2nd||2 Fingal Bay||4½||5/4f|
Carlito Brigante (IRE) 20
|6||164 11-10 pt||G Elliott||D N Russell||141||14/1|
Fingal Bay (IRE) 34
|6||161 11-7||P J Hobbs||R Johnson||5/4f|
Dynaste (FR) 246
|6||156 11-2||D Pipe||T Scudamore||7/4|
Thehillofuisneach (IRE) 24
|8||156 11-2||Jonjo O'Neill||A P McCoy||136||28/1|
Unioniste (FR) 20
|4||156 11-2||P F Nicholls||R Walsh||5/1|
Grands Crus (FR)
||6||11-2||D Pipe||T Scudamore||6/4|
Dynaste (FR) 14-1 (11-10) Held up towards rear in touch, headway after 3 out, chased leaders under pressure next, soon ridden and outpaced, well beaten before last, 8th of 11, 45l behind Big Buck's (11-10) at Cheltenham 3m hdl G1 (1) gd in Mar.
Fingal Bay (IRE) 8-13fav (11-4) Jumped well, made all, clear 3 out, idled flat, driven out, won at Chepstow 2m 3f nov chs (3) sft in Oct beating Tiger O'Toole (11-12) by 1 1/2l, 5 ran.
Unioniste (FR) 6-5fav (11-1) Tracked leading pair, left 2nd 3 out (usual 6 out), led last (usual 4 out), hard pressed approaching omitted 2 out, ridden and stayed on well final furlong, won at Aintree 2m 4f nov chs (3) gd in Oct beating Distime (11-3) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.
Carlito Brigante (IRE) 6-4 (11-11) Tracked leaders in 4th, outpaced when hampered 3 out (usual 6 out), never able to challenge, weakened on long flat, 4th of 6, 30l behind Unioniste (11-1) at Aintree 2m 4f nov chs (3) gd in Oct.
Thehillofuisneach (IRE) 9-1 (11-4) Held up in touch on inside, outpaced by leading trio 14th, soon beaten, moderate 4th and last 4 out, tailed off, 4th of 10, well behind Harry Topper (11-4) at Exeter 3m beg chs (4) gs in Oct.