Winter Gala Novices' Chase 2m 1f

  • (4yo+, 2m 1f, Class 3, 3 runners)
  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 35.70s
  • Off time: 12:41:41
Full result
Result 12:40 Plumpton
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Rock On Ruby 1/10f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 P-F3F51
White, Emerald Green stripe, striped cap Lamb's Cross 24
  • T:Mark Gillard
  • J:Patrick Corbett
  • Form: P-F3F51
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-7h
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
7 161 11-7 h Mark Gillard Patrick Corbett (5) 107 10/1
2 3/3123-2
Dark Green, White cross belts, Light Green sleeves, Dark Green and White hooped cap Rock On Ruby (IRE) 57
  • T:H Fry
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: 3/3123-2
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-0t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 154 11-0 t H Fry N Fehily 1/10f
3 013-464
Purple, mauve diamond, diamonds on sleeves, purple cap, mauve diamond Lindsay's Dream 34
  • T:Miss Z C Davison
  • J:D Crosse
  • Form: 013-464
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-7p
  • OR: 98
  • Naps:
7 147 10-7 p Miss Z C Davison D Crosse 98 25/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Cantlow (IRE)
  • T:P R Webber
  • J:A P McCoy
7 11-0 P R Webber A P McCoy 5/4
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In depth

Verdict

Former champion hurdler ROCK ON RUBY, second to Hurricane Fly in the big one at Cheltenham in March, has frightened away most of the opposition and should land this with the minimum of fuss if his jumping is up to scratch. There's no reason to believe that won't be the case. Lamb's Cross won easily at Ffos Las last month but is giving 7lb to a potentially top-class recruit. Lindsay's Dream has won twice here over hurdles but hasn't been at her best lately.

Formwatch

Rock On Ruby (IRE) 7-4 (11-8) Took keen hold tracking leader, led 3rd, mistake next, pushed along before headed and outpaced 2 out, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 4, 10l behind The New One (11-8) at Kempton 2m Listed hdl (1) gs in Oct.

Lindsay's Dream 16-1 (10-12) Close up in rear, headway 4 out, ridden next, keeping on same pace when hit last, 4th of 5, 10l behind Buxom (11-2) at Huntingdon 2m mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Nov.

Lamb's Cross 4-1 (11-7) Tracked leader, closed 3rd, led 4 out, clear when blundered 2 out, easily, won at Ffos Las 2m 3f hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft in Nov beating Billybo (10-12) by 21l, 4 ran.