Call Star Sports On 08000 521 321 Novices' Chase 2m 4f 110y
- (5yo+, 2m 4f 110y, Class 3, 4 runners)
- Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 27.80s
- Off time: 15:22:36
|1st||3 Persian Snow||8/13f|
No Buts 10
|6||161 11-7||D G Bridgwater||T Scudamore||117||6/4|
Another Brandy (IRE) 9
|6||154 11-0||N P Mulholland||Michael Byrne (3)||33/1|
Persian Snow (IRE) 23
|8||154 11-0 t||P J Hobbs||R Johnson||130||8/13f|
Pure Poteen (IRE) 9
|6||154 11-0 t||N P Mulholland||D C Costello||50/1|
Persian Snow is in danger of becoming disappointing and, despite receiving 7lb, may struggle to beat NO BUTS. David Bridgwater's gelding jumped well and was very impressive when winning a novices' handicap by 14 lengths at Plumpton 10 days ago and looks to be heading in the right direction. Neil Mulholland saddles winning pointers Another Brandy and Pure Poteen but both need to improve on what they've shown so far under Rules.
Persian Snow (IRE) 13-8 (11-0) Chased winner, led narrowly 9th until soon after next, pushed along after 3 out, ridden before last, driven and stayed on flat, always held, 2nd of 3, 2 1/2l behind Barrakilla (11-0) at Warwick 2m 4f nov chs (4) sft in Dec.
No Buts 11-4 (10-12) Pressed leader, led narrowly 5th, ridden clear after bypassing omitted 2 out, kept on strongly, easily, won at Plumpton 2m 4f nov hcp chs (0-125) (3) hvy beating De Blacksmith (11-5) by 14l, 7 ran.
Another Brandy (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, mistake 5th, soon lost place, tailed off, 11th of 13, well behind Knight Of Noir (10-12) at Exeter 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft.
Pure Poteen (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Led until before 6 out, led again before 2 out, soon headed and weakened, 7th of 12, 48l behind Strollawaynow (10-12) at Exeter 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft.