CGA Foxhunter Trial Open Hunters' Chase 3m 110y
- (5yo+, 3m 110y, Class 6, 6 runners)
- Winner £988 2nd £304 3rd £152
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 27.80s
- Off time: 15:53:20
|1st||1 Little Legend||11/10f|
|2nd||2 Loose Preformer||5||12/1|
Little Legend 261
|10||174 12-6 p||Miss C Haydon||Miss C Haydon (7)||108||11/10f|
Loose Preformer (IRE) 178
|8||170 12-2||M Hawker||Mr B Gibbs (5)||127||12/1|
Ben's Folly (IRE) 11
|9||166 11-12 p||R A Owen||Miss L Brooke (5)||125||4/1|
Carronhills (IRE) 1063
|12||166 11-12||P Tolman||Miss Leanda Tickle (7)||130||5/1|
Rockers Field (IRE) 27
|12||166 11-12 b||B A Furnival||Mr B Furnival (7)||103||40/1|
Schindler's Prince (IRE) 18
|9||166 11-12||Mrs H Ridley||Mr J M Ridley (5)||6/1|
LITTLE LEGEND has won 10 times between the flags and both starts under Rules. He goes well fresh and can put his experience and likely fitness advantage to good use against the returning Caronhills, who is now a 12-year-old, and Loose Preformer. A former Nicky Henderson inmate, the latter didn't build on his victory in a novice event at Doncaster two years ago though did win over hurdles last season. Schindler's Prince's second to Poquelin at Larkhill earlier this month was a solid effort and he looks best of the rest.
Little Legend 4-9fav (11-7) Made all, 5 length clear at 6th, increased lead 2 out, ran on, unchallenged, won at Fakenham 3m hts chs (6) gd in May beating Coral Point (11-5) by 36l, 4 ran.
Loose Preformer (IRE) 3-1fav (11-5) Led, ridden before 3 out, headed 3 out, ridden before last, no extra from last, 4th of 8, 25l behind Polly Hopper (10-5) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f sll hdl (5) sft in Jul.
Ben's Folly (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) (cp) hdwy 13; wknd 2 out, 4th of 9, 18l behind Ockey De Neulliac (11-0) at Yorkshire Area Point-to-Point Cl 3m ptp gs.
Schindler's Prince (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Gd hdwy 10; ev ch 2 out; one pce, 2nd of 12, 5l behind Poquelin (12-7) at Larkhill Racing Club 3m ptp gd.
Carronhills (IRE) 4-1 (11-5) Held up in touch on outside, headway 15th, close up in 3rd when fell next, in a race won by Money Order (10-10) at Warwick 3m 5f hcp chs 0-135 (3) hvy in Feb '11, 7 ran.
Rockers Field (IRE) 33-1 (12-0) Wl bhnd when pu aft 8, in a race won by Minella Stars (12-7) at Harkaway Club 3m ptp hvy in Dec, 14 ran.