Late Great Ted Munnelly Birthday Memorial Novices' Chase 2m 6f 110y
- (5yo+, 2m 6f 110y, Class 3, 4 runners)
- Winner £7,148 2nd £2,099 3rd £1,049 4th £525
- Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 56.60s
- Off time: 16:00:58
|8||161 11-7||T D Easterby||B Harding||140||10/11f|
Brief Mark (IRE) 13
|8||154 11-0||C E Longsdon||S Twiston-Davies||28/1|
Ifyouletmefinish (IRE) 43
|6||154 11-0||Miss V Williams||Aidan Coleman||6/5|
Prolinx (IRE) 32
|8||154 11-0||C J Mann||S Thomas||14/1|
Mic's Delight (IRE)
||8||11-7||V R A Dartnall||D F O'Regan||9/4|
Ifyouletmefinish could go close if transferring his form over hurdles to the larger obstacles. He makes much more appeal than both Prolinx and Brief Mark but this can go to FOURJACKS. The latter made a winning start to his chasing career when scoring at Wetherby last month and wasn't disgraced in a Grade 2 event at the same track behind Goulanes on his latest start. Tim Easterby's charge can return to winning ways back in this company.
Fourjacks 4-1 (11-0) In rear, reminder before 8th, reminders 5 out, one pace from 2 out, 4th of 6, 9l behind Goulanes (11-0) at Wetherby 3m 1f nov chs G2 (1) sft.
Brief Mark (IRE) 100-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, one pace from 3 out, 6th of 21, 32l behind Minella Forfitness (11-4) at Doncaster 2m 3f mdn hdl (5) gd.
Prolinx (IRE) 150-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, shaken up after 3 out, never in contention, 5th of 7, 25l behind Fago (11-4) at Newbury 2m 1f nov chs (4) sft in Jan.
Ifyouletmefinish (IRE) 10-3fav (11-2) Chased leaders until outpaced before 2 out, stayed on again last, went 3rd flat, no chance with easy winner, 3rd of 12, 11l behind Lord Of House (9-9) at Sandown 2m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) hvy in Jan.