Dinham Novices' Chase 2m

  • (5yo+, 2m, Class 4, 11 runners)
  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 18.50s
  • Off time: 14:10:44
Full result
Result 14:10 Ludlow
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Filbert 7/1
2nd 7 Sustainability 15/8f
3rd 1 Big News 6 40/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 5673-5
PALE BLUE, WHITE hoops, CRIMSON cap Big News 266
  • T:R Lee
  • J:M G Nolan
  • Form: 5673-5
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0t1
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 t1 R Lee M G Nolan (5) 110 40/1
2 11U3-34
Royal blue, dark blue and royal blue striped sleeves Chiquilline (FR) 41
  • T:R Lee
  • J:J E Moore
  • Form: 11U3-34
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 R Lee J E Moore 109 28/1
3 31/7P-49
Yellow, Red hoops, Red sleeves, Yellow spots, Red cap, Yellow spots Filbert (IRE) 35
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 31/7P-49
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 P J Hobbs R Johnson 115 7/1
4 6P05-54
Royal Blue and White (halved), Royal Blue sleeves, White spots and spots on cap Furrows 56
  • T:O Sherwood
  • J:L Aspell
  • Form: 6P05-54
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
8 154 11-0 O Sherwood L Aspell 125 10/1
5 010/F42
Maroon and White (quartered), checked sleeves and cap Heez A Cracker (FR) 33
  • T:T R George
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 010/F42
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 T R George J M Maguire 125 3/1
6 179-36P
Orange, large Light Green spots, Light Green sleeves, Orange spots Sarraco (IRE) 93
  • T:R Lee
  • J:S Thomas
  • Form: 179-36P
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0t
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 t R Lee S Thomas 107 66/1
7 11P-251
Grey, red and grey chevrons on sleeves, red cap Sustainability (IRE) 42
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 11P-251
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
8 154 11-0 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 122 15/8f
8 58-5860
Royal Blue, White hoop and sleeves Dungeness 24
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:R T Dunne
  • Form: 58-5860
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
5 151 10-11 Miss V Williams R T Dunne (3) 100 100/1
9 0120-P
Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Tom Du Lys (FR) 47
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:D Bass
  • Form: 0120-P
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
5 151 10-11 N J Henderson D Bass 123 11/2
10 34-2217
Yellow, dark blue star, yellow sleeves, white armlets, yellow cap, dark blue star Ugo (USA) 123
  • T:Evan Williams
  • J:Paul Moloney
  • Form: 34-2217
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 124
  • Naps:
5 151 10-11 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 124 16/1
11 67-7244
Red, Emerald Green hoop and armlets, Emerald Green and Red hooped cap Hazy Dawn 23
  • T:R Woollacott
  • J:Matt Griffiths
  • Form: 67-7244
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR: 83
  • Naps:
8 147 10-7 R Woollacott Matt Griffiths (3) 83 150/1

In depth

Verdict

Tom Du Lys, a dual winning hurdler in France, has shown nothing in two starts for Nicky Henderson and doesn't have a chasers pedigree. Ugo has been making good progress over hurdles and wasn't beaten far in a Listed contest at Market Rasen last time while Furrows showed some promise on his debut over fences at Hereford last month. Heez A Cracker has been very unfortunate not to have won over fences as he was clear when falling two out on his chasing bow at Wetherby and was beaten a short-head at Catterick last month. He's an obvious threat to all but SUSTAINABILITY could have his measure. Venetia Williams' charge, who completed a four-timer over hurdles a year ago, battled on stoutly to score over 2m3f at Newbury and his rider will ensure this is run at a fast pace to bring his stamina into play.

Formwatch

Filbert (IRE) 10-1 (10-10) Chased leaders to 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 9th of 12, well behind Loose Chips (11-7) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) hvy in Dec.

Sustainability (IRE) 7-2 (11-9) Chased leaders, went 2nd 7th, led narrowly next, mistake 9th, headed 11th, led again 4 out, mistake next, clear before last, stayed on well, won at Newbury 2m 2f hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Dec beating Double Dash (11-1) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.

Big News 5-1 (11-0) Prominent, ridden 3 out, weakened approaching next, 5th of 9, 29l behind High Storm (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) sft in May.

Furrows 20-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, in touch 4 out, never near leaders, jumped left and no impression 2 out, 4th of 7, 12l behind Vulcanite (11-0) at Hereford 2m nov chs (4) sft in Dec.

Heez A Cracker (FR) 3-1fav (11-0) In touch, went 3rd after 4th, taken wide back straight, hit 7th, went 2nd 4 out, challenged next, led 2 out, 4 lengths clear when not fluent last, soon ridden, hard pressed flat, headed post, 2nd of 9, shd behind Jackies Solitaire (9-13) at Catterick 2m beg chs (3) hvy in Dec.

Chiquilline (FR) 8-1 (10-12) Mid-division, in touch 4th, chased leaders before 3 out, weakened approaching next, 4th of 9, 29l behind Two Rockers (11-5) at Towcester 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec.

Hazy Dawn 5-1 (11-2) Led, not fluent 3rd, ridden and headed after 3 out, no impression last, 4th of 7, 9l behind Jupiter Rex (11-8) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft.

Tom Du Lys (FR) 6-1 (11-5) In touch, lost place before 2 out, soon weakened, behind when pulled up before last, in a race won by Dark Lover (11-8) at Cheltenham 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) hvy in Dec, 17 ran.

Ugo (USA) 20-1 (10-2) Held up in rear, headway when mistake

Sarraco (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Held up in rear, not fluent 1st, 9th 4 out, soon eased, pulled up before next, in a race won by Balbriggan (11-3) at Bangor 2m 4f beg chs (4) gs in Oct, 15 ran.

Dungeness 9-2 (11-6) Tracked leaders, lost place before 3 out and soon pushed along, 11th of 12, 32l behind Rocky Elsom (11-1) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft.