Racing Post Lightning Novices' Chase (Grade 2)
- (Class 1, 10 runners)
- Surface: Turf
Desert Cry (IRE) 24
|7||158 11-4||D McCain Jnr||139|
His Excellency 30
|5||158 11-4||D Pipe||T Scudamore||151|
Lets Get Serious (IRE) 25
|7||154 11-0||J Ewart||133|
Majala (FR) 35
|7||161 11-7||T R George||145|
Module (FR) 28
|6||158 11-4||T R George||146|
Overturn (IRE) 17
|9||154 11-0||D McCain Jnr||J M Maguire|
Shadows Lengthen 15
|7||154 11-0||M W Easterby||133|
Tap Night (USA) 24
|6||154 11-0||Miss Lucinda V Russell|
Toner D'Oudairies (FR) 28
|6||154 11-0||G Elliott||130|
Un Guet Apens (FR) 24
|5||151 10-11||J Ewart||122|
Majala (FR) 5-2 (11-3) With leader, led 3rd, mistake 4 out, challenged 2 out, ran on strongly (one fence omitted), won at Haydock 2m nov chs (2) hvy in Dec beating Ohio Gold (10-12) by 8l, 5 ran.
His Excellency 7-1 (10-13) Held up, jumped left at times, no impression when not fluent 4 out, progress from after 3 out to take 2nd after 2 out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 5, 16l behind Sanctuaire (11-10) at Kempton 2m Grade 2 chs (4yo+) (1) hvy in Dec.
Desert Cry (IRE) 5-4fav (11-12) Held up in 4th, mistake 7th, headway next, led 2 out, ridden out, won at Ayr 2m hcp chs 0-140 (3) hvy beating Kudu Country (11-11) by 2 3/4l, 5 ran.
Module (FR) 7-2 (11-0) Took keen hold, chased leader, hit 7th, challenged from 4 out, led 2 out, clear approaching last, pushed along and kept on well flat, won at Newbury 2m 2f nov chs (3) hvy in Dec beating Colour Squadron (11-0) by 6l, 5 ran.
Overturn (IRE) 2-9fav (11-7) Made all, jumped well, quickened clear after 3 out, ran on strongly, eased towards finish, won at Doncaster 2m 3f nov chs (4) gs beating Conquisto (11-7) by 25l, 4 ran.
Shadows Lengthen 2-1 (11-0) In touch in 4th, went 3rd from 4th, chased leader last, ridden to lead run-in, kept on to draw clear, won at Sedgefield 2m nov chs 0-125 (4) hvy beating Granville Island (11-0) by 7l, 5 ran.
Tap Night (USA) 4-9fav (11-0) Held up in 4th, closed 8th, soon went 3rd, shaken up after jumping slightly slowly 3 out, picked up well and led on bit after next, eased clear from last, won at Ayr 2m nov chs (4) hvy beating Un Guet Apens (10-10) by 5l, 4 ran.
Toner D'Oudairies (FR) 13-2 (11-12) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden in 5th 2 out, kept on same pace from before last, 5th of 12, 12l behind Lord Windermere (11-12) at Leopardstown 2m 3f beg chs sft in Dec.
Lets Get Serious (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Prominent, mistake 10th, chased leader 12th until approaching 4 out, no impression from next, 4th of 7, 13l behind Bocciani (10-11) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp chs 0-140 (3) sft.
Un Guet Apens (FR) 3-1 (10-10) Took keen hold and held up in last pair, headway on inside to get in behind leaders 8th, in rear and outpaced 13th, left poor 4th 2 out, tailed off, 4th of 5, 42l behind Nuts N Bolts (11-0) at Ayr 2m 4f beg chase (4) sft.