Cream Gorse Novices' Handicap Chase 2m 4f 110y

  • (5yo+, 2m 4f 110y, Class 5, 7 runners)
  • Winner £2,144 2nd £630 3rd £315 4th £157
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 42.90s
  • Off time: 14:01:47
Full result
Result 14:00 Leicester
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Lough Coi 5/2
2nd 7 Seventh Hussar ¾ 14/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 0-43PP1
Yellow, Royal Blue cross belts, Royal Blue and Yellow striped sleeves, hooped cap Lough Coi (IRE) 26
  • T:A Middleton
  • J:James Banks
  • Form: 0-43PP1
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12pt
  • OR: 99
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 pt A Middleton James Banks (7) 99 5/2
2 9P1-325
BLACK and WHITE check, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap Franklin Roosevelt (IRE) 23
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 9P1-325
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-10p
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
7 164 11-10 p D Pipe A P McCoy 97 15/8f
3 3-414BP
Pink and grey (quartered), striped sleeves, pink cap Truckers Benefit (IRE) 35
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:Michael Byrne
  • Form: 3-414BP
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-8t
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
8 162 11-8 t Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne (3) 95 11/1
4 107-985
Red, Yellow star, halved sleeves and star on cap Special Robon (FR) 33
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:L Treadwell
  • Form: 107-985
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 99
  • Naps:
5 162 11-8 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 99 7/2
5 P-35440
Brown, pink hoop, sleeves and spots on cap Accessallareas (IRE) 13
  • T:S-J Davies
  • J:W Kennedy
  • Form: P-35440
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
8 162 11-8 S-J Davies W Kennedy 95 18/1
6 042457
Red, Royal Blue sleeves, White cap Xenophon 21
  • T:M C Chapman
  • J:G J Galligan
  • Form: 042457
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4t
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 t M C Chapman G J Galligan (10) 95 25/1
7 90P-F6P
White, black cross belts, chevrons on sleeves, black cap Seventh Hussar 31
  • T:Mrs A Batchelor
  • J:Mr S Hanson
  • Form: 90P-F6P
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 86
  • Naps:
7 153 10-13 Mrs A Batchelor Mr S Hanson (7) 86 14/1

In depth

Verdict

Lough Coi won a maiden chase at Lingfield earlier this month and stays this longer trip. However, he's hardly consistent and has gone up in the weights. We prefer to take a chance on the less-exposed FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT who, though well beaten on his chasing bow at Taunton, gave the impression there would be more to come once he gained experience. Special Robon is also lightly raced and likely to do better in time but Truckers Benefit looks as though he's lost his confidence and the other trio make little appeal.

Formwatch

Lough Coi (IRE) 5-1 (10-7) Tracked leading trio, slightly hampered 5th, went 3rd after 3 out until ridden next, soon went 3rd agin, driven to challenge last, led and hung left soon after, stayed on well, driven out, won at Lingfield 2m mdn chs (5) hvy beating Gandalfe (11-0) by 4 1/2l, 9 ran.

Seventh Hussar 50-1 (10-9) With leader on outside, led 7th to after next, blundered 11th, soon lost place, weakened 3 out (usual 4 out), pulled up before next, in a race won by Midnight Charmer (9-7) at Taunton 2m 7f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec, 10 ran.

Truckers Benefit (IRE) 8-1 (11-8) Held up, headway on inside before 8th, not fluent 10th, went 2nd before 2 out, soon weakened, 4th when pulled up before last, in a race won by Todareistodo (11-6) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec, 6 ran.

Xenophon 40-1 (9-5) Chased leaders until lost place 8th, ridden and struggling 11th, tailed off, 7th of 8, 44l behind O'Callaghan Strand (11-4) at Ludlow 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft.

Accessallareas (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, weakened over 3f out, 10th of 13, 11l behind City Press (11-0) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (4) std.

Special Robon (FR) 6-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, stumbled 7th, ridden before 4 out, soon weakened, 5th of 7, 18l behind Denali Highway (11-8) at Leicester 2m nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) hvy in Dec.

Franklin Roosevelt (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Held up in last, not fluent 5th, some headway 9th, weakened next, 5th of 7, 44l behind Emperor's Choice (11-0) at Taunton 2m 7f beg chase (4) sft.