KOSB Novices' Handicap Chase 2m 1f
- (5yo+, 2m 1f, Class 4, 7 runners)
- Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
- Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 15.50s
- Off time: 15:46:37
|1st||9 Robin's Command||5/2f|
|2nd||8 Teenage Dream||3½||4/1|
Grey Life 12
|8||166 11-12||J M Jefferson||B Hughes||110||11/4|
Hallmark Star 17
|5||163 11-9 p||Miss Lucinda V Russell||P Buchanan||107||7/1|
City Line (IRE) 46
|7||159 11-5||Karl Thornton||D R Fox (5)||103||28/1|
Stitched In Time (IRE) 142
|7||151 10-11||Mrs R Dobbin||G B Watters (5)||95||8/1|
Teenage Dream (IRE) 34
|6||148 10-8||B Ellison||Danny Cook||92||4/1|
Robin's Command (IRE) 33
|7||140 10-0||Mrs R Dobbin||Craig Nichol (5)||83||5/2f|
Glen Lord 34
|11||140 10-0 pt||Miss S E Forster||Lucy Alexander||76||12/1|
||7||1012||W Coltherd||Daragh Bourke||96||NR|
||8||1010||Mrs L B Normile||K Renwick||94||NR|
||9||1010 h||Mrs A C Hamilton||Mr T Hamilton||94||NR|
||6||M Walford||Tony Kelly||80||NR|
||8||11-0||Mrs Dianne Sayer||Ryan Mania||5/1|
GREY LIFE was sent chasing on his return from a two-year absence and has won both starts to date. He has a 12lb hike to contend with but his form is much stronger than Robin's Command, who scored over track and trip last month. Hallmark Star made a decent start over the larger obstacles when third at Carlisle but Hotgrove Boy is 9lb higher than his win at Sedgefield and has struggled since. Agricultural may get involved off his current mark and the same comment applies to Teenage Dream.
Hotgrove Boy 13-2 (11-3) Held up, closed 5th, went 3rd 7th, chased winner 4 out, not fluent next, no impression 2 out, one pace, 2nd of 7, 10l behind Robin's Command (9-9) at Kelso 2m 1f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Apr.
Agricultural 10-3 (11-0) Made most until ridden and headed before 4 out, outpaced in 3rd when switched outside approaching next, no chance with front pair from 2 out, 3rd of 6, 18l behind My Idea (10-11) at Musselburgh 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd in Nov.
Some Lad (IRE) 3-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced before last, kept on run-in, no impression, 6th of 7, 24l behind Teo Vivo (11-10) at Perth 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft.
Uno Valoroso (FR) 7-2 (10-7) Towards rear, headway 4 out, went 3rd after 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 5th of 10, 34l behind Cusheen Bridge (11-12) at Southwell 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs.
Robin's Command (IRE) 7-4fav (9-9) Made virtually all, clear 2 out, ridden and stayed on well flat, won at Kelso 2m 1f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Apr beating Hotgrove Boy (11-3) by 10l, 7 ran.
Teenage Dream (IRE) 14-1 (11-8) Mid-division, headway 5 out, went 2nd 4 out, jumped left 2 out, kept on from last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Have You Had Yours (10-2) at Wetherby 2m nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Mar.
Stitched In Time (IRE) 17-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 4 out, weakened before next, pulled up, in a race won by Hartforth (10-9) at Musselburgh 3m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Jan, 9 ran.
City Line (IRE) 100-1 (11-5) Mid-division, ridden and no impression 3 out, 8th of 13, 34l behind Ludo Et Emergo (11-12) at Limerick 2m 1f beg chase in Apr.
Grey Life 11-8fav (11-12) Took keen hold, led, headed 3rd, led and not fluent 5th, headed after next, led again 9th, not fluent 2 out, clear approaching last, easily, won at Sedgefield 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft beating Sambelucky (10-7) by 9l, 4 ran.
Hallmark Star 10-1 (10-8) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, chased winner before 2 out until before last, one pace, 3rd of 6, 10l behind Swaledale Lad (11-5) at Carlisle 2m nov hcp chs (0-125) (3) sft.
Glen Lord 8-1 (11-0) (cp) (tt) chsd ldrs til wknd 11; wl bhnd when pu 14, in a race won by Ockey De Neulliac (11-0) at Braes of Derwent 3m ptp gf in Apr, 9 ran.