PD Ports Novices' Chase 2m 4f
- (5yo+, 2m 4f, Class 4, 7 runners)
- Winner £3,769 2nd £1,107 3rd £553 4th £277
- Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 53.20s
- Off time: 15:31:00
|1st||2 Bar De Ligne||7/2|
|2nd||1 Grandads Horse||2½||3/10f|
Grandads Horse 21
|7||159 11-5||C E Longsdon||N Fehily||137||3/10f|
Bar De Ligne (FR) 21
|7||152 10-12 p||S Gollings||T Scudamore||7/2|
It's Me And You 6
|5||152 10-12||M W Easterby||Jake Greenall (3)||20/1|
|6||152 10-12||M E Sowersby||Brian Harding||70||50/1|
Mr Plod 40
|8||152 10-12||J R Jenkins||Brendan Powell||22/1|
Rocky Rebel 42
|5||152 10-12 p||C C Bealby||T Messenger||33/1|
Bobbisox (IRE) 54
|8||145 10-5||A M Hales||Killian Moore (5)||66/1|
||8||10-12||B Ellison||D F O'Regan||4/1|
GRANDADS HORSE is likely to be a very short price to follow up his course and distance victory three weeks ago. He's always looked like a chaser in the making and should double his tally over the larger obstacles with few of the others making much appeal on what they've shown so far. Bar De Ligne is a possible exception as he's won twice in decent company over hurdles but will need to jump a lot better than he did when well behind the selection on his chasing bow.
Bar De Ligne (FR) 2-1fav (11-0) Tracked leader until 4 out, soon ridden, no extra next, weakened 2 out, 5th of 7, 33l behind Grandads Horse (11-0) at Market Rasen 2m 4f beg chase (4) gd in May.
Grandads Horse 9-2 (11-0) Held up in touch, closed 10th, led going well 4 out, clear before next, easily, won at Market Rasen 2m 4f beg chase (4) gd in May beating Pantxoa (11-0) by 13l, 7 ran.
Bobbisox (IRE) 11-1 (10-1) Chased leaders, under pressure before 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind Deux Etoiles (10-7) at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Apr.
Rocky Rebel 28-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, weakened after 3 out, 8th of 10, 40l behind Coffee (11-8) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in May.
It's Me And You 25-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders, ridden approaching 2 out, one pace and lost 3rd flat, 4th of 13, 10l behind Solis (11-8) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Larkhall 5-1 (12-0) Trckd wnr; led brief 13; mist 3 out; no ex, 4th of 9, 13l behind Sposalizio (12-0) at South Durham 2m 4f ptp gd.
Mr Plod 10-1 (10-8) Held up in rear, jumped right, well beaten after 5th, 7th of 10, 29l behind Rime Avec Gentil (10-1) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in May.