32RedPoker.com Hunters' Chase 3m
- (5yo+, 3m, Class 6, 5 runners)
- Winner £988 2nd £304 3rd £152
- Going: Heavy, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 48.80s
- Off time: 17:31:55
|2nd||4 Gentle George||s.h||7/4|
Benefit Night (IRE) 33
|13||171 12-3 bt||Mrs Polly Stockton||Mr R Hatch (5)||115||7/1|
|8||171 12-3||R Chanin||Mr Thomas Chanin (7)||122||10/11f|
The Bosses Nephew (IRE) 21
|12||171 12-3 b||N R Mitchell||Mr M Ennis (3)||102||25/1|
Gentle George 11
|10||167 11-13||S Flook||Mr Matthew Barber (5)||107||7/4|
Catch The Rascal (IRE) 12
|7||160 11-6||N Edwards||Mr K M Hanmer (7)||83||22/1|
||10||119||Ms E Oliver||Mr M Woodward||NR|
||8||11-13||Miss C C Jones||Mr L R Payter||9/1|
Gentle George reversed earlier Huntingdon form with Freddies Return when scoring over a longer trip at Warwick last time and should be prominent again. Double Bank has been a prolific winner between the flags this season and may have improved since last racing under Rules while Catch The Rascal is another recent point-to-point winner. But KIRKLEIGH should take all the beating if reproducing the form he showed when outpointing Combe Hill at Wincanton in January. Both the third and fourth have won since. Veterans Benefit Night and The Bosses Nephew may be found wanting again.
Double Bank (IRE) 3-1 (12-0) Trckd ldrs; led 15; ro wl, won at East Devon 3m ptp gs beating My Fella (12-0) by 5l, 9 ran.
Kirkleigh 6-1 (11-9) Mid-division, not fluent 7th or 8th, headway before next, challenged after 3 out, led next, clear last, all out, won at Wincanton 3m 1f hts chs (6) hvy in Jan beating Coombe Hill (12-3) by 7l, 14 ran.
Gentle George 5-1 (11-7) Led and disputed, outright leader approaching 4th, made rest, mistake 3 out, stayed on gamely, driven out, won at Warwick 3m 2f hts chs (6) sft beating Freddies Return (12-2) by 5l, 6 ran.
Benefit Night (IRE) 25-1 (11-13) Led, not fluent 5th, weakened before 10th, tailed off when pulled up after 4 out, in a race won by Cottage Oak (11-13) at Haydock 3m hts chs (4) hvy in Feb, 10 ran.
Catch The Rascal (IRE) 7-2 (12-0) Hdwy 11; led 14; drew clr 3 out, won at Brecon & Talybont 3m ptp gs beating Rockers Field (12-0) by 20l, 4 ran.
The Bosses Nephew (IRE) 20-1 (12-1) Soon with leaders, went 2nd after 3rd until 7th, chased leaders, hit 10th, driven and outpaced in 3rd after 4 out, no chance with leading duo, weakened to 4th well before next, 4th of 6, 35l behind Benedictus (11-7) at Taunton 2m 7f hts chs (5) sft in Feb.