CGA Foxhunter Trial Hunters' Chase 3m 110y
- (5yo+, 3m 110y, Class 6, 9 runners)
- Winner £1,248 2nd £387 3rd £193 4th £97
- Going: Heavy
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 44.30s
- Off time: 15:42:05
|3rd||9 Viking Splash||nk||14/1|
Lorikarad (FR) 668
|10||176 12-8 p||Miss C C Jones||Mr L R Payter (5)||116||5/1|
Charles Bruce (IRE) 4
|11||172 12-4||A Campbell||Mr F Tett (5)||103||33/1|
|8||168 12-0||R Bandey||Miss E Macmahon (7)||14/1|
Gunmoney (IRE) 246
|9||168 12-0||G Bailey||Mr J Russell (7)||2/1|
Horatio Caine (FR) 316
|7||168 12-0||Mrs J Mansell||Miss C Chugg (7)||33/1|
Nalim (IRE) 322
|8||168 12-0||W Bethell||Miss H Bethell (3)||20/1|
|11||168 12-0||H D Daly||Miss J C Williams (5)||128||6/4f|
Roskeen Boy (IRE) 21
|9||168 12-0||Miss Louise Allan||Mr J Sole (5)||100/1|
Viking Splash (IRE) 246
|11||168 12-0 p||D Kemp||Mr D Kemp (3)||115||14/1|
||7||117||N Thomas||Mr Michael Palmer||NR|
Pearlysteps is the pick on previous form under Rules but was going backwards last season. Alskamatic and Gunmoney have been consistent sorts in point-to-points and Nalim has also won his fair share between the flags. Viking Splash could figure if fully wound-up but we'll take a chance on the fitness of LORIKARAD. He hasn't raced since March 2012 but was a decent hunter chaser when last seen and knows his way around here.
Selva's Sister (IRE) 200-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, hard ridden 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off and struggling when blundered and scrambled over last, last of 6, well behind Va'vite (10-10) at Towcester 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Pearlysteps 14-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, hampered and almost unseated rider 2nd, blundered and nearly unseated rider 14th, soon weakened and behind, 6th of 13, 47l behind Pigeon Island (10-8) at Ascot 3m hcp chs 0-145 (2) gd in Apr.
Gunmoney (IRE) 8-11 (12-0) (cp) made virt all; easy, won at Fitzwilliam (Milton) 3m ptp gd in May beating Viking Splash (12-7) by 35l, 10 ran.
Viking Splash (IRE) 9-1 (12-7) (cp) drpd rr 4; to 13; some late hdwy, 2nd of 10, 35l behind Gunmoney (12-0) at Fitzwilliam (Milton) 3m ptp gd in May.
Alskamatic 6-4 (12-0) Prom to 8; lost plce 11; rallied 2 out; stayed on to ld final 75yds, won at Larkhill Racing Club 3m ptp gd beating Boardwalk Empire (12-0) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Nalim (IRE) 7-2 (12-0) Ap; led app last; rdn out, won at Tynedale 3m ptp gs in Mar beating Rosie Du Berlais (12-0) by 5l, 7 ran.
Charles Bruce (IRE) 25-1 (11-11) Led, mistake 3rd and when headed 4th, led after 7th until 8th, mistake 10th, weakened 12th, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Foundry Square (11-5) at Newbury 2m 6f hts chs (6) sft, 8 ran.
Lorikarad (FR) 9-1 (11-8) Held up towards rear, headway before 5 out, led before 3 out, clear before 2 out, stayed on well, won at Chepstow 3m hts chs (6) gs in Mar '12 beating Findlay's Find (11-2) by 6l, 13 ran.
Roskeen Boy (IRE) 33-1 (12-5) Strugg 12; wl bhnd when pu 15, in a race won by Can Mestret (12-5) at Cambridgeshire Harriers Hunt Clu 3m ptp gd in Dec, 12 ran.
Horatio Caine (FR) 16-1 (12-0) Held up; 4th & lkd no ch 2 out; lft in ld last; just held on, won at Kingston Blount 3m ptp in Mar beating Kings Queen (11-7) by 1/2l, 13 ran.