At The Races Sky 415 Novices' Chase 2m 7f
- (5yo+, 2m 7f, Class 4, 8 runners)
- Winner £5,198 2nd £1,526 3rd £763 4th £382
- Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 58.00s
- Off time: 16:35:38
|1st||3 Big Talk||25/1|
|2nd||8 Another Kate||6||8/1|
|3rd||9 Kindly Note||2¾||7/1|
Pateese (FR) 16
|8||161 11-7 b||P J Hobbs||R Johnson||129||9/4f|
Big Talk 701
|6||154 11-0||D G Bridgwater||T Scudamore||25/1|
Maller Tree 29
|6||154 11-0||David Dennis||A P McCoy||129||7/2|
Mountaineer (FR) 1616
|8||154 11-0||G L Moore||J E Moore||12/1|
Potters Dream (IRE) 22
|7||154 11-0||F M O'Brien||P J Brennan||100/1|
Sail And Return 65
|9||154 11-0||P W Middleton||S Twiston-Davies||123||11/4|
Another Kate (IRE) 10
|9||147 10-7||D M Richards||Donal Fahy||8/1|
Kindly Note 86
|6||147 10-7||Miss E C Lavelle||Aidan Coleman||7/1|
||6||117 p||Mrs Caroline Keevil||Ian Popham||NR|
Cinevator won on his chasing bow at Fontwell but is facing much stronger opposition here. PATEESE won over 3m on soft ground at Ffos Las in April and made the in-form Dineur pull out all the stops back over fences at Newton Abbot earlier this month. He can give the weight away to Sail And Return, who has a good record here over hurdles but fell on his chasing debut and was no match for Grandad's Horse over the bigger obstacles at Southwell when last seen. Another Kate was second over 2m4f here last time and should appreciate the longer distance but Kindly Note is best watched as she became disappointing over hurdles.
Cinevator (IRE) 9-5 (11-6) Tracked leader, left in lead and slightly hampered 5th, joined 10th, left clear 3 out, eased flat, won at Fontwell 2m 2f beg chs (4) gf in Aug beating Wak A Turtle (11-3) by 6l, 4 ran.
Big Talk 25-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, ridden 3 out, weakened next, left 3rd last, 3rd of 6, 19l behind Only Witness (10-11) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf in Oct '11.
Another Kate (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 3 out, ridden after next, no impression when not fluent last, 2nd of 6, 7l behind Jimbill (11-6) at Stratford 2m 4f beg chs (4) gf.
Kindly Note 15-2 (11-10) In touch on inside, lost place 8th, lost place before next, soon behind, tailed off, 11th of 13, well behind Emerald Rose (11-0) at Worcester 2m 7f mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Jun.
Sail And Return 13-2 (10-12) Held up last, not fluent 1st, went 4th 9th, went 3rd 12th, mistake 14th, chased winner next, pushed along and stayed on same pace and no impression from 3 out, 2nd of 5, 7l behind Grandads Horse (11-5) at Southwell 3m nov chs (4) gd in Jul.
Pateese (FR) 5-4 (11-8) Tracked leader, jumped slowly 1st, not fluent 7th, challenged 9th, not fluent 10th, pushed along 4 out, led after 3 out, edged right and driven after 2 out, went left last, headed towards finish, 2nd of 3, hd behind Dineur (11-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f nov chs (3) gf.
Maller Tree 7-2 (11-3) Led, headed after 1st, jumped slightly left, pushed along in 2nd entering straight, ridden in 3rd before 2 out, no extra and kept on one pace, 4th of 5, 12l behind Time To Work (11-3) at Roscommon 2m 4f hdl gd in Aug.
Potters Dream (IRE) 3-1 (10-3) Led until after 5th, led 6th until 7th, close 3rd when bad mistake 8th, not recover, well beaten from next, 7th of 8, 41l behind Fitobust (10-8) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Aug.
Mountaineer (FR) 20-1 (11-0) Held up, hit 1st, not fluent 4th, headway 2 out, soon hung right and ridden, stayed on to go 2nd when mistake last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 5l behind Tasheba (11-8) at Cheltenham 2m 1f 4yo nov hdl (2) gd in Apr '09.