Marie Turner Easter Bonnet Memorial Novices' Limited Handicap Chase 2m

  • (5yo+, 2m, Class 3, 5 runners)
  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 53.80s
  • Off time: 13:30:31
Full result
Result 13:30 Haydock Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Witness In Court 7/2
2nd 4 Kitegen 13 4/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 323125
Black, White hoop and sleeves, hooped cap Oyster Shell 20
  • T:H D Daly
  • J:Jake Greenall
  • Form: 323125
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 129
  • Naps:
7 162 11-8 H D Daly Jake Greenall (3) 129 4/1
2 P14262
Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Witness In Court (IRE) 6
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: P14262
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 128
  • Naps:
7 161 11-7 D McCain Jnr N Fehily 128 7/2
3 025-1
EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW cap Val D'arc (FR) 224
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 025-1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 127
  • Naps:
5 160 11-6 P J Hobbs R Johnson 127 3/1f
4 165-713
MAROON, WHITE chevrons, MAROON sleeves, WHITE stars, MAROON cap, WHITE star Kitegen (IRE) 20
  • T:R Dickin
  • J:C Poste
  • Form: 165-713
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
8 156 11-2 R Dickin C Poste 123 4/1
5 9-P22P5
Light blue and yellow (quartered), yellow and light blue halved sleeves Un Bon P'tit Gars (FR) 49
  • T:Nick Williams
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 9-P22P5
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-13t1
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
6 153 10-13 t1 Nick Williams S Twiston-Davies 120 7/2

In depth

Verdict

Val D'Arc is unlikely to fail through lack of fitness despite making his UK debut after a seven-month absence. Witness In Court may be on the way back but has a bit to find with Oyster Shell on Ascot running. Kitegen is only 3lb higher than when scoring over this trip at Kempton but there may be more to come from UN BON P'TIT GARS now that the ground has dried out and Barry Geraghty is an eye-catching jockey booking.

Formwatch

Witness In Court (IRE) 15-8 (11-5) Led until 2nd, chased leader, led again 6th, pushed along before 2 out, ridden and headed approaching last, kept on same pace flat, 2nd of 4, 3 1/2l behind Bellenos (11-5) at Stratford 2m 1f nov chs (4) gd.

Kitegen (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Tracked leader, hard ridden to challenge 2 out, weakened last, 3rd of 5, 8l behind Benefit Cut (11-4) at Ascot 2m 5f nov chs (3) gd in Mar.

Oyster Shell 10-1 (10-10) Mid-division, headway 4 out, chased leaders next, never on terms, 5th of 11, 9l behind Manyriverstocross (11-7) at Ascot 2m 1f nov chs (2) gd in Mar.

Un Bon P'tit Gars (FR) 9-2 (11-5) Chased leaders, pushed along before 10th, left modest 3rd and mistake 2 out, mistake and dropped to 4th at the last, lost poor 4th run in, 5th of 8, 33l behind Headly's Bridge (11-2) at Newbury 2m 2f nov hcp chs (0-125) (3) hvy in Mar.

Val D'arc (FR) (10-7) won at Craon(FR) 2m 2f 4yo chs gs in Sep beating Vicking Maker (10-12) by 15l, 7 ran.