M53 Ford Sponsor Paul Hanagan Novices' Chase (Grade 2) (Registered As The Altcar Novices' Chase)
- (Class 1, 12 runners)
- Surface: Turf
Desert Cry (IRE) 17
|7||158 11-4||D McCain Jnr||139|
Fago (FR) 76
|5||157 11-3||P F Nicholls|
His Excellency 23
|5||157 11-3||D Pipe||T Scudamore||151|
Houblon Des Obeaux (FR) 35
|6||161 11-7||Miss V Williams||Aidan Coleman||148|
Ohio Gold (IRE) 28
|7||154 11-0||C L Tizzard||134|
Salden Licht 13
|9||158 11-4||A King|
Shoegazer (IRE) 14
|8||161 11-7||D Pipe||144|
Super Duty (IRE) 36
|7||161 11-7||D McCain Jnr||139|
Tour D'Argent (FR) 85
|6||154 11-0||N J Henderson||140|
Ulysse Collonges (FR) 42
|5||154 11-0||C Grant||122|
Urgence D'estruval (FR) 14
|5||150 10-10||A King|
Yurok (IRE) 21
|9||158 11-4||Mrs S J Smith||134|
Houblon Des Obeaux (FR) 7-4 (11-8) Always prominent, hard driven to challenge approaching 2 out, stayed on after last, never reached winner, 2nd of 4, 1 1/4l behind Court In Motion (11-1) at Lingfield 3m nov chs Grade 2 (1) hvy in Dec.
Super Duty (IRE) 9-4 (11-0) Made most to 3rd, with leaders, led again 11th, ridden before 2 out, edged right flat, stayed on well, won at Cheltenham 2m 5f nov chs (2) sft in Dec beating Forgotten Gold (11-5) by 13l, 6 ran.
Shoegazer (IRE) 3-1 (11-11) Mid-division, headway 5th, led 4 out, hard pressed when blundered last, soon headed, no extra final 100 yards, 2nd of 9, 5l behind Carrickboy (10-12) at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp chs (2) hvy.
Desert Cry (IRE) 5-4fav (11-12) Held up in 4th, mistake 7th, headway next, led 2 out, ridden out, won at Ayr 2m hcp chs 0-140 (3) hvy beating Kudu Country (11-11) by 2 3/4l, 5 ran.
Salden Licht 6-4 (10-12) Tracked leader, joined leader from 6th, ridden before 2 out, led before last, kept on well, won at Plumpton 2m 1f nov chs (3) sft beating Vino Griego (10-12) by 2l, 4 ran.
Yurok (IRE) 5-4 (11-9) Tracked winner, effort approaching 2 out, ridden and outpaced when edged left between last 2, one pace last, well held when lost 2nd near finish, last of 3, 4l behind Red Rocco (11-6) at Kelso 2m 7f nov chs (4) hvy in Dec.
His Excellency 7-1 (10-13) Held up, jumped left at times, no impression when not fluent 4 out, progress from after 3 out to take 2nd after 2 out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 5, 16l behind Sanctuaire (11-10) at Kempton 2m Grade 2 chs (4yo+) (1) hvy in Dec.
Fago (FR) 5-4fav (11-4) Made all, not fluent 3rd (water), went left 2 out, clear when not fluent last, comfortably, won at Newbury 2m 1f nov chs (4) sft beating Ohio Gold (11-0) by 3 1/2l, 7 ran.
Tour D'Argent (FR) 5-4fav (11-3) Held up in touch, took keen hold, closed 8th, went 2nd 12th, ridden to challenge when fell last, in a race won by There's No Panic (11-8) at Fakenham 2m 5f nov chs (3) gs in Oct, 6 ran.
Ulysse Collonges (FR) 16-1 (11-1) Tracked leader, led before 6 out, headed 4 out, weakened 3 out, 4th of 7, 28l behind Yurok (11-0) at Wetherby 2m 4f nov chs (3) sft in Dec.
Ohio Gold (IRE) 9-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, not fluent 4 out, went 2nd next, stayed on, no impression on winner, 2nd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Fago (11-4) at Newbury 2m 1f nov chs (4) sft.
Urgence D'estruval (FR) 11-4 (11-6) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 3 out, soon ridden, no impression last, 2nd of 5, 11l behind Violin Davis (10-12) at Newbury 2m 4f mrs nov chs (5yo+) (4) sft.