Rutland Water Novices' Chase 2m 7f 110y

  • (5yo+, 2m 7f 110y, Class 3, 7 runners)
  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 13.40s
  • Off time: 16:00:39
Full result
Result 16:00 Leicester
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Howard's Legacy 2/1j
2nd 4 Quarl Ego 66/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 1-316F2
Yellow, White epaulets, Yellow sleeves, Black armlets, White cap Howard's Legacy (IRE) 40
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:L Treadwell
  • Form: 1-316F2
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 129
  • Naps:
7 161 11-7 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 129 2/1j
2 13P-13P
Maroon, Grey diamond Top Smart 18
  • T:J W Mullins
  • J:P J Brennan
  • Form: 13P-13P
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
7 161 11-7 J W Mullins P J Brennan 125 15/2
3 8242P0
Yellow, black chevrons, striped cap Flichity (IRE) 22
  • T:J R Cornwall
  • J:Joseph Cornwall
  • Form: 8242P0
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 67
  • Naps:
8 154 11-0 J R Cornwall Joseph Cornwall (5) 67 100/1
4 1902/P0
ROYAL BLUE, WHITE star, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, WHITE stars and stars on cap Quarl Ego (FR) 19
  • T:Mrs L Hill
  • J:D Bass
  • Form: 1902/P0
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
9 154 11-0 Mrs L Hill D Bass 66/1
5 84-2625
Dark Green and White stripes, Dark Green sleeves, White armlets, White cap The Musical Guy (IRE) 27
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 84-2625
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 123 3/1
6 921/4-3F
Dark Green, Beige sash and armlets Valoroso 26
  • T:R Woollacott
  • J:M G Nolan
  • Form: 921/4-3F
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 154 11-0 R Woollacott M G Nolan (5) 7/1
7 6210-53
Purple, Yellow stripe, striped cap Volador (IRE) 71
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 6210-53
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
9 154 11-0 P J Hobbs R Johnson 130 2/1j

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Blues And Twos
  • T:Miss E C Lavelle
  • J:N Fehily
6 11-0 Miss E C Lavelle N Fehily 8/11
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In depth

Verdict

Top Smart was third behind Saturday's Racing Plus Chase winner Opening Batsman at Wincanton two runs ago but has a bit to find with Howard's Legacy on that form and was pulled up at Kempton earlier this month. The Musical Guy is usually worth opposing and Valoroso may be in need of a confidence-booster after failing at Wincanton but there should be more to come from VOLADOR. Successful twice over hurdles, he's jumping fences late in life but has been quite highly tried so far and may well outstay these if earlier races have caused the ground to cut up.

Formwatch

Howard's Legacy (IRE) 3-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, not fluent 9th (water), went 2nd before 3 out, ridden 2 out, not fluent last, stayed on, 2nd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Opening Batsman (11-1) at Wincanton 2m 5f Novice Handicap Chase (0-140) (5yo+) (3) sft in Jan.

Quarl Ego (FR) 50-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, not fluent 2nd or 6th, well beaten after 9th, 13th of 17, well behind Seymour Eric (11-9) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs.

Top Smart 20-1 (11-8) In rear, blundered 7th, pushed along before 10th, tailed off when blundered 14th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Prince Of Pirates (11-10) at Kempton 3m hcp chs 0-140 (3) gs, 10 ran.

The Musical Guy (IRE) 5-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders, not fluent 11th, mistake next, blundered 2 out, soon beaten, mistake last, weakened flat, 5th of 6, 20l behind Safran De Cotte (10-11) at Leicester 2m 7f nov chs 0-125 (4) hvy in Jan.

Volador (IRE) 9-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, jumped slowly 7th, headway to chase leaders 4 out, soon under pressure, stayed on to go modest 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 6, 18l behind Benheir (11-0) at Ffos Las 3m 1f hcp chs 0-135 (3) hvy in Dec.

Flichity (IRE) 20-1 (9-10) In touch, weakened after 5 out, 10th of 15, 29l behind Be My Deputy (11-7) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd.

Valoroso 20-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders on outside, went 2nd 4th until after 7th, challenged 3 out, led next, clear when slithered on landing and fell last, unlucky, in a race won by Milans Well (10-11) at Wincanton 2m 5f nov chs (4) hvy in Jan, 4 ran.