Pat And Ken Payne Memorial Novices' Handicap Chase 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, Class 4, 7 runners)
- Winner £3,054 2nd £897 3rd £448 4th £224
- Going: Heavy (Chase - Soft)
- Surface: Turf
- Off time: 14:10:09
|1st||2 Denali Highway||7/2|
|2nd||5 Full Ov Beans||7||9/1|
Gougane (IRE) 29
|9||166 11-12 p||P W Middleton||Kielan Woods (3)||109||6/1|
Denali Highway (IRE) 39
|5||162 11-8||Mrs Caroline Bailey||A Thornton||105||7/2|
|4||158 11-4||B G Powell||S P Jones||106||9/4f|
Special Robon (FR) 19
|4||155 11-1||Miss V Williams||Aidan Coleman||103||6/1|
Full Ov Beans 24
|8||149 10-9||M Gates||Nico de Boinville (7)||92||9/1|
I Can Run Can You (IRE) 65
|6||145 10-5||Jonjo O'Neill||R P McLernon||88||5/1|
Bobby Dove 19
|5||140 10-0||A E Price||R T Dunne (3) (ex1)||80||25/1|
||7||11-4||Ed De Giles||Felix de Giles||14/1|
FULGORA is the only one of these with winning form on soft ground. Brendan Powell's filly was successful on her chasing bow at Warwick and, though she has more on her plate in this handicap, has plenty of scope and should complete a quick double as Special Robon was well beaten at the Midlands track and would need to brush up his jumping to turn the tables. Full Ov Beans looks to have lost his way while Gougane needs further but it would be no surprise to see Denali Highway improve on his fifth here last month and he's preferred to the disappointing I Can Run Can You.
Denali Highway (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Held up, behind from 6th, 5th of 7, 26l behind Act Of Kalanisi (11-0) at Leicester 2m nov chs (3) gd in Nov.
Full Ov Beans 10-1 (11-5) Held up, mistake 2nd, fell 4th, in a race won by Rouge Et Blanc (11-9) at Folkestone 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd, 9 ran.
Gougane (IRE) 4-1 (11-2) Prominent, led 2nd until 4th, led next, headed when mistake 2 out, one pace last, 5th of 11, 8l behind Bosamcliff (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Nov.
Bobby Dove 150-1 (10-11) Held up in rear, headway approaching 6th, ridden 8th, soon weakened, 9th of 13, 45l behind Fulgora (10-1) at Warwick 2m beg chs (4) sft.
Special Robon (FR) 9-1 (10-8) Held up, always towards rear, 8th of 13, 34l behind Fulgora (10-1) at Warwick 2m beg chs (4) sft.
Fulgora 9-1 (10-1) Led, headed 5th, tracked leaders, went 2nd 2 out, 2 lengths down when left in lead last, driven out, won at Warwick 2m beg chs (4) sft beating Greywell Boy (11-0) by 2 3/4l, 13 ran.
I Can Run Can You (IRE) 9-1 (11-10) Held up in rear, some headway before 7th, lost place before next, behind 9th, tailed off, 6th of 12, well behind Giveitachance (10-8) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Oct.