Brown Shipley Wealth Well Managed 'Fixed Brush' 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 2m 4f
- (4-7yo, 2m 4f, Class 4, 7 runners)
- Winner £4,874 2nd £1,431 3rd £716 4th £358
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 8.84s
- Off time: 15:05:38
|1st||2 Gevrey Chambertin||3/1|
|2nd||6 Corrin Wood||nse||7/1|
|7||159 11-5||T D Easterby||D C Costello||124||9/4j|
Gevrey Chambertin (FR) 27
|4||159 11-5||D Pipe||T Scudamore||3/1|
Sixty Something (FR) 27
|6||159 11-5 h||P R Webber||D F O'Regan||124||17/2|
Wilton Milan (IRE) 30
|4||159 11-5||P F Nicholls||R Walsh||9/4j|
|5||152 10-12||Jennie Candlish||A O'keeffe||125/1|
Corrin Wood (IRE) 21
|5||152 10-12||D McCain Jnr||J M Maguire||7/1|
Little Fritz (FR) 185
|5||152 10-12||N J Henderson||D Bass||115||40/1|
Gevrey Chambertin won a bumper at Ffos Las in very testing going and showed he handled quicker ground when making a winning start over hurdles at Aintree last month. There's plenty more to come from him. Fourjacks had been runner-up on five occasions before going one better in emphatic style at Hexham and the likely strong gallop will play to his strengths. WILTON MILAN won a point-to-point at Monksgrange in March and cost owner Terry Warner £85,000 at the sales a month later. He had his first start for Paul Nicholls at Worcester last month and though running green won in such impressive fashion that he looks sure to go on to better things starting here. Little Fritz and Corrin Wood should both should be winning soon and Sixty Something looked a nice staying prospect when landing a novice handicap at Aintree.
Gevrey Chambertin (FR) Evensfav (11-0) Tracked leader, challenged after last (usual 4 out), ridden over 1f out, led narrowly inside final furlong, kept on, won at Aintree 2m mdn hdl (4) gd in Oct beating Many Clouds (11-0) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Corrin Wood (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Tracked winner until before 3rd, went 2nd again before 3 out, no impression on winner last, 2nd of 10, 20l behind Coneygree (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft.
Wilton Milan (IRE) 7-4fav (11-0) Held up in touch in mid-division, closed before 6th, outpaced approaching 3 out, rallied 2 out, led last, ran green and edged left, soon clear, comfortably, won at Worcester 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gs in Oct beating Dunlough Bay (11-0) by 9l, 10 ran.
Fourjacks 6-4fav (10-12) Tracked leader, switched left after 3rd, led 5th, clear before last, very easily, won at Hexham 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft beating The Friary (10-5) by 43l, 5 ran.
Sixty Something (FR) 10-1 (11-7) Held up in rear, steady headway on outside last (usual 4 out), went 2nd over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Aintree 3m nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Oct beating Enter Paradise (11-2) by 7l, 12 ran.
Chestertern Karinga Bay gelding out of My Tern.
Little Fritz (FR) 6-4fav (11-0) In touch, challenged 3 out, led 2 out, headed before last, kept on, lost 2nd place near finish, 3rd of 13, 2 3/4l behind Barton Stacey (11-0) at Towcester 2m 3f mdn hdl (4) gf in May.