CGA Foxhunter Trial (Maiden Hunters' Chase) 2m 4f
- (5yo+, 2m 4f, Class 6, 7 runners)
- Winner £988 2nd £304 3rd £152
- Going: Heavy, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 31.70s
- Off time: 16:42:20
|1st||7 Trouble Digger||6/1|
|2nd||3 Penmore Mill||5||Evsf|
Dawn Display (IRE) 270
|11||168 12-0 v1||P York||Mr P York||16/1|
Old Shyan (IRE) 22
|9||168 12-0 t||J L Brotherton||Mr R D Potter (7)||79||50/1|
Penmore Mill (IRE) 45
|8||168 12-0||F Hutsby||Mr T Ellis (5)||Evsf|
Rocklandslad (IRE) 19
|10||168 12-0 p||Mrs J Mansell||Miss H Lewis (7)||12/1|
Shy John 52
|7||168 12-0||P W Mason||Mr P Mason (7)||3/1|
Swallows Delight (IRE) 59
|8||168 12-0||Mrs J Mansell||Mr D Mansell||12/1|
Trouble Digger 18
|8||168 12-0||T Lacey||Mr S Drinkwater (3)||6/1|
PENMORE HILL was sent off favourite over a longer trip at Kelso last month but was beaten when unseating his rider at the last. The drop in distance should suit, and as long as that experience hasn't affected his confidence, Fred Hutsby's eight-year-old can get back on track here. Shy John and Trouble Digger have both been in good form between the flags and could figure while Rocklandslad has won eight times in point-to-points but was pulled up over this trip at Bangor on his reappearance. Swallows Delight has some ability and looks the pick of the remainder.
Trouble Digger 2-1 (12-0) Lost plce 13; ro wl flat, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Parstara (11-7) at Combined Services 3m ptp gs.
Penmore Mill (IRE) 2-1fav (11-7) Held up towards rear, headway on outside 5th, challenged 13th, ridden 2 out, beaten when mistake and unseated rider last, in a race won by Cottage Oak (11-13) at Kelso 2m 7f hts chs (6) hvy in Jan, 11 ran.
Swallows Delight (IRE) 12-1 (12-0) Led to 4; wknd app 2 out, 4th of 11, 17l behind Harbour Court (12-0) at Cottenham 3m ptp gs in Dec.
Shy John 9-4 (12-3) Stdy hdwy 15; too much to do, 3rd of 15, 4 1/2l behind Certain Flight (12-6) at Larkhill Racing Club 3m ptp gd in Jan.
Dawn Display (IRE) 7-1 (12-9) Prom til blun bad 5; to 13; pu 15, in a race won by Unleash (12-6) at Dingley 3m ptp gd in Jun, 7 ran.
Old Shyan (IRE) 40-1 (11-7) Took keen hold, held up in touch in main group on inside, ridden 13th, weakened 4 out, 5th of 7, well behind Current Exchange (12-0) at Market Rasen 3m 1f hts chs (6) sft.
Rocklandslad (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Took keen hold, tracked leader until 2nd, challenged after 8th, weakened before 2 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by That's Rhythm (12-1) at Bangor 2m 4f hts chs (6) hvy, 7 ran.