Human League 6th July Novices' Chase 2m

  • (5yo+, 2m, Class 4, 5 runners)
  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 13.10s
  • Off time: 14:30:18
Full result
Result 14:30 Leicester
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Module 1/4f
2nd 2 Achimota 12 4/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 1/5B1-F1
Dark Green and Beige (quartered), hooped sleeves, check cap Module (FR) 32
  • T:T R George
  • J:P J Brennan
  • Form: 1/5B1-F1
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7t1
  • OR: 146
  • Naps:
6 161 11-7 t1 T R George P J Brennan 146 1/4f
2 3174-43
Dark Blue, Pink diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Achimota (IRE) 46
  • T:M Sheppard
  • J:C Poste
  • Form: 3174-43
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 M Sheppard C Poste 122 4/1
3 7363/50-
Dark blue, pink chevron, pink sleeves, dark blue stars, dark blue cap, pink star Richo 4
  • T:S A Harris
  • J:Trevor Whelan
  • Form: 7363/50-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 S A Harris Trevor Whelan (5) 50/1
4 PF56-21
Yellow, Red cross belts, Red sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap, Red stars The Society Man (IRE) 35
  • T:M C Chapman
  • J:G J Galligan
  • Form: PF56-21
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 M C Chapman G J Galligan (10) 25/1
5 24/P8F-P
EMERALD GREEN and WHITE diabolo, WHITE cap Tough Cookie (IRE) 33
  • T:M Gates
  • J:Mr N De Boinville
  • Form: 24/P8F-P
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
10 154 11-0 M Gates Mr N De Boinville (7) 66/1

In depth

Verdict

MODULE's win at Newbury hasn't been franked but he jumped well that day and still looks a nice prospect. It will be a surprise if he's not good enough to defy a penalty in this grade. Doncaster third Achimota should be winning soon, however, and can make a race of it and Matt Sheppard's charge is much preferred to The Society Man, who was only a plater over hurdles. Richo didn't run badly on the Polytrack four days ago but has managed just one victory in 42 career starts while Tough Cookie is impossible to fancy.

Formwatch

Module (FR) 7-2 (11-0) Took keen hold, chased leader, hit 7th, challenged from 4 out, led 2 out, clear approaching last, pushed along and kept on well flat, won at Newbury 2m 2f nov chs (3) hvy in Dec beating Colour Squadron (11-0) by 6l, 5 ran.

Achimota (IRE) 28-1 (11-2) Mid-division, headway before 4 out, ridden before 2 out, kept on same pace from last, 3rd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Wiesentraum (11-2) at Doncaster 2m 3f beg chs (3) gs in Dec.

Richo 9-1 (10-5) Reluctant to race, detached early, always towards rear, mistake 2 out, tailed off, 10th of 13, 36l behind Endeavor (9-11) at Uttoxeter 2m nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Sep '11.

The Society Man (IRE) 11-2 (11-3) Towards rear when hampered first, headway 3 out, left 2nd 2 out, ridden and stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Market Rasen 2m 1f sll hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Dec beating King's Road (10-13) by 1l, 12 ran.

Tough Cookie (IRE) 50-1 (10-7) Took keen hold, held up in touch, blundered badly and rider lost irons 5th and pulled up, in a race won by Listen Boy (11-0) at Leicester 2m 7f nov chs (4) hvy in Dec, 6 ran.