SIS Live Novices' Handicap Chase 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, Class 4, 9 runners)
- Winner £3,054 2nd £897 3rd £448 4th £224
- Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
- Surface: Turf
- Off time: 13:00:07
|2nd||5 Surf And Turf||1¾||2/1f|
Amaury De Lusignan (IRE) 22
|5||166 11-12 t1||G L Moore||J E Moore||108||7/2|
Russian Conquest 21
|5||162 11-8||J W Mullins||A Thornton||104||7/1|
Le Reveur 12
|9||161 11-7||R C Guest||J M Davies||103||66/1|
Blossom King (FR) 34
|7||161 11-7 t||T R George||P J Brennan||103||16/1|
Surf And Turf (IRE) 32
|5||160 11-6||Jonjo O'Neill||R P Mclernon||102||2/1f|
Ajzal (IRE) 171
|7||158 11-4 b||Ed De Giles||Felix De Giles||100||14/1|
|8||147 10-7||P R Webber||D Elsworth||89||5/2|
Flichity (IRE) 27
|6||146 10-6||J R Cornwall||Joseph Cornwall (7)||88||16/1|
Cloonavery (IRE) 23
|9||140 10-0 b||D Frankland||L Treadwell||65||66/1|
Russian Conquest doesn't look an easy ride but Andrew Thornton got him home in front over C&D three weeks ago and is back on board again today. Blossom King has already had nine starts over fences and Surf And Turf has more scope. He wasn't disgraced when fourth at Bangor but we'll take a chance on EDGEBURY, who tackles the larger obstacles for the first time today but is bred for the job and has been in good form over hurdles lately. Another chasing newcomer, Amaury De Lusignan, may be best of the rest.
Ajzal (IRE) 4-1 (11-5) Jumped right final circuit, led until 3rd, led again and and blundered next, slow and lost place 6th, went badly right 8th, weakened next, tailed off, 5th of 6, well behind Streedagh Lady (10-12) at Southwell 2m hcp 0-100 (4) gd in Jul.
Surf And Turf (IRE) 9-1 (11-6) Tracked leader in slowly run race, outpaced after 3 out, stayed on approaching last, never able to challenge, 4th of 6, 9l behind Kilkenny All Star (11-8) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Nov.
Edgebury 6-5fav (10-9) Tracked winner, led 3 out, headed next, ridden and hung right approaching last, stayed on, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Amuse Me (11-12) at Leicester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs.
Russian Conquest 8-1 (11-5) Led until hung left and headed approaching 3rd, ridden to challenge 3 out, every chance next, led last, stayed on well, won at Leicester 2m nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) fm beating Al Amaan (11-0) by 3l, 4 ran.
Blossom King (FR) 13-2 (11-0) Led, headed briefly 6th, headed 5 out, weakened from 4 out, blundered 3 out, 4th of 6, 31l behind Gorge (10-7) at Taunton 2m nov chs 0-115 (4) gd in Nov.
Amaury De Lusignan (IRE) 11-4fav (11-5) In touch on outside, ridden to chase leading pair approaching 2 out, kept on same pace, no impression when lost 3rd flat, 4th of 11, 5l behind Forest Rhythm (11-3) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft.
Cloonavery (IRE) 50-1 (10-0) Held up in touch, chased leaders 3 out, weakened after next, 6th of 10, 13l behind Ballyman (10-0) at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp 0-100 (5) sft.
Le Reveur 25-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, mistakes 1st and 9th, badly hampered next, behind after 12th, tailed off, 5th of 9, well behind Baaher (11-5) at Musselburgh 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Nov.
Flichity (IRE) 80-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway 5 out, soon chasing leaders, weakenede next, 5th of 9, 46l behind No Principles (11-8) at Market Rasen 3m 1f nov hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs.