Bet toteplacepot Novices' Handicap Hurdle 2m 3f 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 3f 110y, Class 4, 5 runners)
- Winner £3,574 2nd £1,049 3rd £525 4th £262
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 45.14s
- Off time: 13:21:51
|2nd||3 Chebsey Beau||2½||5/1|
Nexius (IRE) 35
|5||165 11-11||K Dalgleish||K Renwick||112||4/5f|
Chebsey Beau 28
|4||161 11-7||J J Quinn||Dean Pratt (7)||114||5/1|
Damascus Steel (IRE) 28
|6||159 11-5||Mrs A C Hamilton||Lucy Alexander||106||17/2|
Snowed In (IRE) 11
|5||157 11-3 p||Mrs B Butterworth||Craig Nichol (5)||104||4/1|
Young Jay 59
|4||144 10-4||A Crook||Ryan D Clark (7)||97||28/1|
||5||1112||C O'Dwyer||B R Dalton||113||NR|
NEXIUS has shot up 14lb for a very easy victory at Newcastle but the former German Flat winner is probably capable of defying the extra. Snowed In is up 11lb for his victory over a shorter trip here last time though Craig Nichol's claim will help but Chebsey Beau keeps on finding one or two too good and doesn't look particularly well handicapped. Irish raider Ebazan looks best of the remainder.
Ebazan (USA) 25-1 (11-6) Mid-division, 7th on inner 3 out, soon ridden, 6th at last, kept on same pace run-in, 4th of 19, 5l behind Green Energy (10-10) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-109 in Mar.
Nexius (IRE) 15-8fav (11-2) Held up in touch, headway before 3 out, went 2nd before 2 out, led before last, clear after last, won at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Mar beating Another Dimension (10-8) by 13l, 8 ran.
Chebsey Beau 4-1 (10-0) In touch, mistake 4 out, kept on same pace from 2 out, never able to challenge, 3rd of 11, 21l behind Irish Cavalier (11-7) at Bangor 2m 1f nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Snowed In (IRE) 13-8fav (10-1) Made all, clear before 2 out, blundered last, eased towards finish, won at Carlisle 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft beating Badea (10-0) by 6l, 5 ran.
Young Jay 100-1 (10-9) Towards rear, blundered 4th, weakened before and jumped left 3 out, last of 8, well behind Pearl Castle (11-5) at Doncaster 2m 4yo hdl (4) gs in Feb.
Damascus Steel (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Mid-division in touch, driven to chase leaders after 3 out, kept on same pace from next, left 4th at last, never on terms, 4th of 10, 11l behind Keeneland (11-11) at Kelso 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Mar.