Betfair. Don't Settle For Less Novices' Chase 2m 6f

  • (4yo+, 2m 6f, Class 2, 6 runners)
  • Winner £16,245 2nd £4,770 3rd £2,385 4th £1,192
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 56.00s
  • Off time: 13:55:20
Full result
Result 13:55 Haydock Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Poungach 11/4f
2nd 5 Super Duty 3/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 31067-1
Light Blue and White diabolo, White sleeves, Light Blue cap, White diamonds Safran De Cotte (FR) 22
  • T:H D Daly
  • J:A Tinkler
  • Form: 31067-1
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 128
  • Naps:
6 160 11-6 H D Daly A Tinkler 128 12/1
2 11220-3
Black, Black and Pink check cap Gullinbursti (IRE) 31
  • T:Miss E C Lavelle
  • J:D C Costello
  • Form: 11220-3
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 139
  • Naps:
6 155 11-1 Miss E C Lavelle D C Costello 139 7/2
3 1111P-4
Royal Blue, Dark Green sleeves and cap Knock A Hand (IRE) 27
  • T:R Lee
  • J:T Scudamore
  • Form: 1111P-4
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 142
  • Naps:
7 155 11-1 R Lee T Scudamore 142 7/2
4 1/125-F2
Royal blue and yellow (quartered), royal blue sleeves, yellow spots, royal blue cap Poungach (FR) 13
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 1/125-F2
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-1p1
  • OR: 147
  • Naps:
6 155 11-1 p1 P F Nicholls R Walsh 147 11/4f
5 11F12-2
Black, grey disc, armlets and cap Super Duty (IRE) 29
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 11F12-2
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 155 11-1 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 3/1
6 1710P9-
Emerald green and royal blue (quartered), white and emerald green striped sleeves Tenor Nivernais (FR) 225
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:R T Dunne
  • Form: 1710P9-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 155 11-1 Miss V Williams R T Dunne 10/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Mr Moonshine (IRE)
  • T:Mrs S J Smith
  • J:H Oliver
7 11-9 Mrs S J Smith H Oliver 11/4
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In depth

Verdict

POUNGACH took a heavy fall after slipping on landing when making his chasing debut at Chepstow and was very careful at his fences on his next start at Wincanton. He will have learnt plenty from that latter run and looks the type to go on to better things. Gullinbursti and Knock A Hand fought out the finish of a handicap hurdle at Newbury in February with the latter just prevailing. Both have had just the one run over fences with the former doing the better of the pair but there's likely to be little between them again. Super Duty, a lightly raced and promising type over timber, was expected to make a winning start over fences at Carlisle but found Bury Parade too good. With that under his belt he can provide the main threat though neither of the remaining pair can be dismissed.

Formwatch

Poungach (FR) 7-4fav (11-2) Led until 6th, not fluent 11th, outpaced approaching 3 out, rallied and edged right flat, kept on well towards finish, went 2nd post, no impression on winner, 2nd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Houblon Des Obeaux (11-6) at Wincanton 2m 5f nov chs Grade 2 (1) gs.

Super Duty (IRE) 11-10fav (11-2) Led or disputed lead to after 5th, pressed winner, ridden and every chance 2 out, kept on, held flat, 2nd of 10, 2l behind Bury Parade (10-13) at Carlisle 2m beg chs (4) sft in Oct.

Safran De Cotte (FR) 9-2 (11-3) Held up mid-division, hit 6th, headway 5 out, chased leader after 2 out, led last, kept on well, won at Stratford 2m 7f Beginners Chase (0-125) (4yo+) (3) sft beating Godsmejudge (11-3) by 3l, 11 ran.

Knock A Hand (IRE) 6-4fav (11-4) Prominent in chasing group, ridden before 13th, soon outpaced, struggling and no chance from next, 4th of 6, 31l behind Masters Hill (11-4) at Chepstow 3m nov chs (4) gs in Oct.

Gullinbursti (IRE) 7-2 (11-4) Disputed lead until went on before 11th, headed narrowly before 4 out when not fluent, kept on same pace, no impression in clear 3rd from 2 out, 3rd of 10, 9l behind Harry Topper (11-4) at Exeter 3m beg chs (4) gs in Oct.

Tenor Nivernais (FR) 50-1 (10-11) Behind, struggling 9th, never near leaders, 9th of 21, 27l behind Cape Tribulation (11-12) at Aintree 3m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gs in Apr.