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
- Winning time: 3m 52.60s
- Off time: 14:10:19
|1st||3 Act Of Kalanisi||7/4|
Court In Session (IRE) 118
|7||161 11-7||M Keighley||A P McCoy||124||5/4f|
Tindaro (FR) 30
|5||161 11-7 pt||P R Webber||D F O'Regan||123||10/1|
Act Of Kalanisi (IRE) 16
|6||154 11-0 t||Dr R D P Newland||T J O'Brien||7/4|
Balinroab (IRE) 235
|5||154 11-0||Jonjo O'Neill||R P Mclernon||16/1|
Ciceron (IRE) 17
|6||154 11-0||Miss V Williams||Aidan Coleman||10/1|
Denali Highway (IRE) 229
|5||154 11-0||Mrs Caroline Bailey||A Thornton||50/1|
Dubai Crest 51
|6||154 11-0||J R Cornwall||Joseph Cornwall (5)||33/1|
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.
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.