Betfair Cash Out Novices' Chase 2m 7f

  • (4yo+, 2m 7f, Class 2, 4 runners)
  • Winner £16,245 2nd £4,770 3rd £2,385 4th £1,192
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 56.60s
  • Off time: 14:30:26
Full result
Result 14:30 Haydock Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Black Thunder 11/4

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 25F5-01
Royal blue and yellow (quartered), royal blue sleeves, yellow spots, royal blue cap Black Thunder (FR) 30
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:D A Jacob
  • Form: 25F5-01
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 146
  • Naps:
6 161 11-7 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 146 11/4
2 1212P-1
EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Many Clouds (IRE) 19
  • T:O Sherwood
  • J:L Aspell
  • Form: 1212P-1
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 161 11-7 O Sherwood L Aspell 10/3
3 1/1233-1
Dark Blue, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds and cap Shotgun Paddy (IRE) 27
  • T:Miss E C Lavelle
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: 1/1233-1
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 161 11-7 Miss E C Lavelle N Fehily 15/8f
4 1/1F116-
Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Up And Go (FR) 230
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 1/1F116-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 156 11-2 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 3/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Poungach (FR)
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:R Walsh
6 11-1 P F Nicholls R Walsh 11/4
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In depth

Verdict

Black Thunder, a very useful handicap hurdler for Ditcheat, made a successful transition to fences when emerging victorious from a prolonged battle with Fox Appeal at Plumpton. He'll surely improve for that experience as will Many Clouds, who created a taking impression when staying on powerfully up the daunting Carlisle straight to record a winning debut over fences. He should stay this trip and is well respected. However, SHOTGUN PADDY could not have been more impressive when putting the strongly-touted Just A Par to the sword on their respective chasing debuts at Chepstow, the style of which indicated that Emma Lavelle has a really useful prospect on her hands. He is just preferred in a fascinating contest. Don't rule out Up And Go either on his chasing debut. He developed in a really useful novice hurdler last term, looks just the sort to make his mark over fences and receives 5lb from his three race-fit rivals.

Formwatch

Black Thunder (FR) 11-4 (11-3) Tracked leaders in 4th, went 2nd before 3 out, soon challenged, pressed leader last, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Fontwell 2m 4f beg chs (4) sft in Oct beating Fox Appeal (11-3) by nk, 6 ran.

Many Clouds (IRE) 5-2 (11-2) Prominent, not much room 2nd, led before 4th, jumped right 4 out, ridden and edged left flat, stayed on well, won at Carlisle 2m 4f beg chs (4) hvy beating Knock A Hand (11-2) by 2 1/4l, 4 ran.

Shotgun Paddy (IRE) 7-2 (11-4) Took keen hold tracking leading pair, slightly hampered 4th, went 2nd 8th, led next, hit 3 out, clear before next, stayed on strongly, easily, won at Chepstow 3m nov chs (4) sft in Oct beating Just A Par (11-4) by 13l, 5 ran.

Up And Go (FR) 15-8fav (11-4) Led, ridden and headed approaching 3 out, weakened before next, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Ubak (11-4) at Aintree 2m 4f nov hdl G2 (1) gs in Apr.