Chillimint 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 2m 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 110y, Class 4, 8 runners)
- Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
- Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 3m 59.27s
- Off time: 13:30:52
|1st||4 Solar Impulse||8/11f|
Masquerade (IRE) 24
|5||160 11-6||W Greatrex||L Treadwell||120||3/1|
Memberof (FR) 74
|4||155 11-1||A King||R Thornton||11/1|
Solar Impulse (FR) 18
|4||155 11-1 t||P F Nicholls||Sam Twiston-Davies||135||8/11f|
Anteros (IRE) 116
|6||154 11-0||Mrs S Leech||Paul Moloney||122||7/2|
Farasi Kubwa 71
|6||154 11-0||Miss V Williams||Callum Whillans (5)||33/1|
Point Of Attack (IRE) 33
|5||154 11-0 t||R Dickin||C Poste||33/1|
|4||149 10-9||Mark Gillard||Thomas Cheesman (7)||100/1|
Cj Mackintosh 710
|8||147 10-7||Ian Williams||Rob McCarth (5)||50/1|
||5||1112||H D Daly||R Johnson||128||NR|
||5||R Lee||A Thornton||95||NR|
SOLAR IMPULSE led turning for home at Taunton earlier this month but ran out of stamina approaching the second-last. He's the one to beat in this on his seventh in the Fred Winter at Cheltenham. Vice Et Vertu is another likely to be suited by the drop back in distance and he looks to have stronger form than Wetherby third Masquerade. Memberof has shown nothing since arriving from France and is best watched at present while Farasi Kubwa is likely to need more time. Anteros looks best of the rest but may find a couple of these too quick.
Vice Et Vertu (FR) 33-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, 12th of 16, well behind Brave Vic (10-12) at Sandown 2m 4f (1) sft in Mar.
Barney Rubble 16-1 (10-13) Left 2nd on stable bend after 1st until well before 4 out, soon pushed along, weakened before next, 4th of 10, 25l behind Dubawi Island (11-11) at Chepstow 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Solar Impulse (FR) 15-8fav (11-0) Chased leader, left in lead 3 out, ridden and headed before
Anteros (IRE) 11-4 (10-12) Held up, not fluent 2nd, mistake 3 out, effort past beaten horses and went 4th after 2 out, no chance with leaders, 4th of 10, 17l behind Garrahalish (10-12) at Towcester 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) hvy in Dec.
Masquerade (IRE) 7-1 (11-3) Led, ridden before and headed 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 10l behind Nesterenko (11-3) at Wetherby 2m 4yo nov stks (4) gs in Mar.
Memberof (FR) 11-1 (11-2) About 40 seconds passed after tape release until they raised a gallop, held up towards rear, closed and pushed along 5th, ridden and weakened after 3 out, last of 8, well behind Harristown (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m 4yo hdl (2) sft in Feb.
Cj Mackintosh 50-1 (10-4) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 5th of 9, 24l behind Close Touch (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f NH flat (5) gd in May '12.
Farasi Kubwa 16-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, not fluent and pushed along 6th, weakened before 2 out, tailed off, 5th of 11, well behind Toubeera (11-12) at Exeter 2m 5f nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
Point Of Attack (IRE) 12-1 (10-8) Took keen hold, raced wide and held up towards rear, headway to chase leaders over 7f out, went 2nd 5f out until 4f out, weakened over 3f out, last of 8, 32l behind King's Tempest (11-4) at Warwick 2m NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Bobtail 150-1 (10-5) Prominent, jumped slowly and lost place 1st, in rear when mistake next, tailed off from 4th, 12th of 13, well behind Agreement (10-7) at Stratford 2m 4yo hdl (3) gs in Mar.