John O'Gaunt Novices' Chase 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, Class 3, 7 runners)
  • Winner £5,697 2nd £1,683 3rd £842 4th £421 5th £211
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 52.60s
  • Off time: 14:10:19
Full result
Result 14:10 Leicester
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Act Of Kalanisi 7/4
2nd 5 Ciceron 7 10/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 780-124
Light green, red spots, red cap Court In Session (IRE) 118
  • T:M Keighley
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 780-124
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 124
  • Naps:
7 161 11-7 M Keighley A P McCoy 124 5/4f
2 531328
White, dark blue hoop, yellow sleeves and cap Tindaro (FR) 30
  • T:P R Webber
  • J:D F O'Regan
  • Form: 531328
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-7pt
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
5 161 11-7 pt P R Webber D F O'Regan 123 10/1
3 63003-5
Light Blue, Brown Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves and star on cap Act Of Kalanisi (IRE) 16
  • T:Dr R D P Newland
  • J:T J O'Brien
  • Form: 63003-5
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 t Dr R D P Newland T J O'Brien 7/4
4 21/5622-
EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Balinroab (IRE) 235
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:R P Mclernon
  • Form: 21/5622-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 16/1
5 15000-P
DARK BLUE, WHITE disc, DARK BLUE sleeves, WHITE spots, WHITE cap Ciceron (IRE) 17
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 15000-P
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 10/1
6 1/5P55-
Emerald Green, Red star, White sleeves, Red stars, Red cap Denali Highway (IRE) 229
  • T:Mrs Caroline Bailey
  • J:A Thornton
  • Form: 1/5P55-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 Mrs Caroline Bailey A Thornton 50/1
7 963-429
Yellow, black chevrons, striped cap Dubai Crest 51
  • T:J R Cornwall
  • J:Joseph Cornwall
  • Form: 963-429
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 J R Cornwall Joseph Cornwall (5) 33/1

In depth

Verdict

ACT OF KALANISI has raced at a high level over timber including Grade and Listed events. He made a satisfactory start over fences behind Hadrian's Approach at Ascot and looks the type to make a useful chaser. Ciceron, another who raced in good class over timber, showed nothing on his chasing debut and could need more experience while the lightly-raced Balinroab, a winning point-to-pointer, may also need this after a break. Court In Session and Tindaro are penalised for winning minor races over fences and could struggle to concede weight to the selection.

Formwatch

Act Of Kalanisi (IRE) 13-2 (11-2) Held up in last pair, headway to 5th at 8th, went 2nd 4 out until next, chased leading pair, ridden and no extra before last, kept on to press for 4th close home, 5th of 9, 5l behind Hadrian's Approach (11-2) at Ascot 2m 3f Beginners Chase (0-140) (4yo+) (3) gs.

Ciceron (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, not fluent 2nd, headway approaching 6th, weakened 2 out, pulled up last, in a race won by Saphir River (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m beg chs (4) sft, 14 ran.

Court In Session (IRE) 7-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, jumped right 3 out, weakened before next, 4th of 7, 29l behind The Disengager (10-12) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Jul.

Tindaro (FR) 33-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear on outside, went right 5th, hit 9th, well beaten 4 out, tailed off, last of 8, well behind His Excellency (11-1) at Cheltenham 2m nov chs (2) gs in Oct.

Denali Highway (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders on inner, pushed along before 7th, ridden before last, soon weakened, 5th of 13, 17l behind Howard's Legacy (11-0) at Hereford 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gs in Apr.

Balinroab (IRE) 5-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, smooth headway to join leader when not fluent 3 out, soon ridden, 4th and held when not fluent next, stayed on to go 2nd post, no chance with winner, 2nd of 15, 15l behind Weekend Millionair (11-1) at Ffos Las 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd in Mar.

Dubai Crest 12-1 (10-1) Held up mid-division, headway after 3 out, went 3rd before 2 out, weakened after last, 9th of 15, 5l behind Local Hero (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 1f Listed hcp hdl (1) gd in Sep.