Bet On Your Mobile At bluesq.com Novices' Chase 2m 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 110y, Class 4, 6 runners)
  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 21.50s
  • Off time: 13:15:21
Full result
Result 13:15 Doncaster
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Conquisto 11/4f
2nd 2 Ciceron 14 5/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 2112-13
Royal blue, white chevron, emerald green sleeves, white cap Stormy Weather (FR) 21
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:Danny Cook
  • Form: 2112-13
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5b
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
6 159 11-5 b B Ellison Danny Cook 135 9/2
2 000-P22
DARK BLUE, WHITE disc, DARK BLUE sleeves, WHITE spots, WHITE cap Ciceron (IRE) 16
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:L Treadwell
  • Form: 000-P22
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 127
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 127 5/1
3 123-631
Light Green, Dark Green chevrons, Red sleeves, White and Red striped cap Conquisto 36
  • T:S Gollings
  • J:T Scudamore
  • Form: 123-631
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 152 10-12 S Gollings T Scudamore 11/4f
4 709111/
Black, black and maroon striped cap Pere Blanc (IRE) 648
  • T:J P Ferguson
  • J:D F O'Regan
  • Form: 709111/
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 152 10-12 J P Ferguson D F O'Regan 7/2
5 04066-7
Black, White spots, Cerise cap Seymour Legend 45
  • T:A J Wilson
  • J:Hadden Frost
  • Form: 04066-7
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 A J Wilson Hadden Frost 100/1
6 F131-P6
EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW cap Vendor (FR) 30
  • T:A King
  • J:R Thornton
  • Form: F131-P6
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 147 10-7 A King R Thornton 3/1

In depth

Verdict

Seymour Legend looks up against it in this but the remaining quintet are all promising recruits to chasing. Stormy Weather has already won over fences but was only third over a longer trip at Wetherby earlier this month and may struggle to defy a penalty. Ciceron is also a trifle exposed having had three runs over the larger obstacles and will probably do better in handicaps. CONQUISTO has been in the form of his life over hurdles recently and previous doubts over the soft ground were dispelled when he battled to victory at Haydock last month. He could be the one to beat in this if his jumping stands up to the test as the four-year-old Vendor has yet to recapture last season's useful form over timber, though does get all the allowances in this. Pere Blanc was another decent sort over hurdles when last seen but will find easier opportunities in the future.

Formwatch

Conquisto 7-4fav (11-5) Tracked clear leader but clear of chasing trio, closed on leader 3 out, ridden to lead next, stayed on gamely, won at Haydock 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Nov beating Ubaltique (11-2) by 1 1/2l, 5 ran.

Ciceron (IRE) 7-2 (11-9) Chased leading pair, pushed along after 4 out, went 2nd 2 out, no chance with easy winner, just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 5, 11l behind Marshal Zhukov (11-12) at Taunton 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft.

Vendor (FR) 3-1fav (11-2) Held up in rear but in touch, effort 3 out, soon under pressure and weakened, last of 6, 29l behind Lyvius (10-7) at Newbury 2m lst hcp hdl (0-150) (1) sft in Nov.

Seymour Legend 200-1 (10-12) Mid-division, driven 3 out, never on terms, weakened next, 7th of 10, well behind Drum Valley (10-12) at Bangor 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.

Stormy Weather (FR) 9-2 (11-5) Held up towards rear, headway before 4 out, went 3rd before 3 out, no chance with front pair from 2 out, 3rd of 7, 20l behind Yurok (11-0) at Wetherby 2m 4f nov chs (3) sft.

Pere Blanc (IRE) 7-2fav (11-8) Settled in mid-division, headway after 4 out, soon tracking leaders, led 2 out, hard driven, stayed on gamely, won at Kempton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Mar '11 beating Ostland (10-8) by 4l, 12 ran.