William Hill - Download The App Novices' Limited Handicap Chase 2m 4f 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 4f 110y, Class 3, 7 runners)
- Winner £12,512 2nd £3,696 3rd £1,848 4th £924 5th £462 6th £232
- Going: Soft (Heavy on bend adjacent to lake)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 20.60s
- Off time: 13:29:59
|1st||3 Loose Chips||8/1|
|2nd||5 Ohio Gold||s.h||5/1|
Ericht (IRE) 27
|7||157 11-3||N J Henderson||B J Geraghty||135||7/2|
Loose Chips 39
|7||157 11-3 b||C E Longsdon||N Fehily||135||8/1|
Urbain De Sivola (FR) 19
|5||157 11-3||P F Nicholls||D A Jacob||135||10/3f|
Ohio Gold (IRE) 43
|7||152 10-12 t||C L Tizzard||J Tizzard||130||5/1|
Oscar Magic (IRE) 19
|6||150 10-10 t||N A Twiston-Davies||S Twiston-Davies||128||10/1|
Thunderstorm (IRE) 19
|8||149 10-9||P J Hobbs||A P McCoy||127||8/1|
Roger Beantown (IRE) 20
|8||149 10-9 p||Miss Z C Davison||D Crosse||127||16/1|
||5||1011||D Pipe||T Scudamore||129||WD|
||5||115||T R George||Ian Popham||137||NR|
||5||11-11||N J Henderson||Mr S Waley-Cohen||3/1|
Loose Chips won over hurdles on this card last year and has been placed in both starts over fences. Ericht was clear of the third when just failing to catch Funny Star on his chasing bow and he'll know more today while Thunderstorm showed a bit more when third at Chepstow. Western Warhorse won't be far away if taking to the larger obstacles but Ohio Gold is proving hard to win with and God's Own makes his fencing debut off a stiff mark, though has been placed between the flags. URBAIN DE SIVOLA is another tackling the larger obstacles for the first time in public but Paul Nicholls isn't one to tilt at windmills with his novices and, reasonably handicapped, he gets the nod.
Western Warhorse (IRE) 9-2fav (11-3) Led, clear before 3 out, headed 2 out, weakened last, 6th of 21, 18l behind Mickie (11-3) at Newbury 3m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gs in Nov.
God's Own (IRE) 12-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, lost place after 3 out, weakened next, 14th of 20, well behind Thomas Crapper (11-3) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gd in Nov.
Loose Chips 7-2 (11-5) Led, pushed along and headed 2 out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 6, 7l behind Colebrooke (10-2) at Fontwell 2m 6f (3) hvy in Nov.
Ohio Gold (IRE) 2-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, jumped left at times, mistake 8th, soon lost touch with front pair, weakened and lost 3rd after 3 out, tailed off, 4th of 8, 43l behind Valdez (11-1) at Exeter 2m 1f beg chs (4) gs in Nov.
Urbain De Sivola (FR) 9-2 (11-4) In touch, smooth headway to track leaders approaching 2 out, led after 2 out, headed between last 2, tried to rallly and closed as winner hung badly right from last, always held, 2nd of 13, 1l behind Deep Trouble (10-11) at Sandown 2m Listed hcp hdl (1) gs.
Thunderstorm (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Held up in touch, headway 10th, left 3rd next, outpaced 4 out, mistake next, no chance with front pair before 2 out, just held on for 3rd, 3rd of 9, 14l behind Renard (11-10) at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs.
Ericht (IRE) 13-8fav (11-1) Held up, closed from 4th, went 2nd before 11th, not fluent 4 out, soon pushed along, ridden after 3 out, closed flat, always held, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Funny Star (11-1) at Doncaster 2m 3f nov chs (4) gd in Nov.
Roger Beantown (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, went 2nd 13th, led narrowly 3 out, stumbled 2 out, and headed soon after, chased winner, ridden between last 2, rallied last, no extra flat, kept on for clear 2nd, 2nd of 9, 2 1/4l behind The Italian Yob (11-5) at Sandown 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd.
Oscar Magic (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Led, went left 3rd, headed 2 out, chased leaders, weakened before last, 7th of 16, 16l behind Saphir Du Rheu (11-0) at Sandown 2m 6f hcp hdl (2) gs.