CGA Foxhunter Trial Open Hunters' Chase (For The Stewart Tory Memorial Challenge Trophy) 3m 1f 110y
- (5yo+, 3m 1f 110y, Class 6, 7 runners)
- Winner £936 2nd £290 3rd £145 4th £73
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 7m 17.80s
- Off time: 16:15:15
|1st||7 Shy John||13/2|
|2nd||2 Richard's Sundance||1¼||4/1|
Coombe Hill 25
|13||174 12-6||Mrs C Fear||Mr D Edwards (3)||117||6/4f|
Richard's Sundance (IRE) 16
|12||174 12-6 p||V R A Dartnall||Mr Matthew Hampton (7)||127||4/1|
Martys Mission (IRE) 32
|12||170 12-2||Miss Becky Furber||MR A J Doyle (5)||109||4/1|
Seigneur Des Bois (FR) 15
|8||170 12-2 p||D Buckett||Mr T Ellis (5)||110||8/1|
Gosser Time 11
|11||166 11-12 b1||P Ponting||Mr J A Ponting (7)||66/1|
Minella Theatre (IRE) 15
|11||166 11-12 pt||A Hill||Mr Joe Hill (7)||104||12/1|
Shy John 32
|8||166 11-12||P W Mason||Mr P Mason (7)||13/2|
||8||12-2||R Chanin||Mr M Legg||6/1|
Seigneur Des Bois has the beating of Minella Theatre on his second in a decent contest at Newbury a couple of weeks ago and has to be a leading contender in this. COOMBE HILL is the elder statesman of this party but was second in this 12 months ago, finishing more than two lengths ahead of third-placed Martys Mission. Charlotte Fear's veteran is 4lb better off with the latter now and can go one better this year. Richard's Sundance, a previous course and distance winner, looks best of the rest as Shy John's point-to-point form is nothing to write home about.
Shy John 4-1 (12-0) Hdwy 12; chsd wnr 15; unable qckn, 2nd of 11, 2l behind Brunswick Gold (12-7) at Cambridgeshire Harriers Hunt Clu 3m ptp gd in Dec.
Richard's Sundance (IRE) 13-2 (10-11) With leader, challenged and every chance before 4 out, quickly weakened and pulled before 4 out, in a race won by Pineau De Re (10-11) at Exeter 3m hcp chs 0-150 (2) sft, 8 ran.
Coombe Hill 7-2 (12-7) Ap; chsd wnr 3 out; wknd flat, 3rd of 10, 13l behind Rumbavu (12-7) at Larkhill Racing Club 3m ptp gd.
Minella Theatre (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, ridden 12th, no impression, 4th of 8, 20l behind Foundry Square (11-5) at Newbury 2m 6f hts chs (6) sft.
Gosser Time 50-1 (12-0) (bl) prom til lost plce 13; rallied aft 15; wknd 2 out, 3rd of 10, 12l behind Romassor (12-0) at Tiverton 3m ptp gs.
Martys Mission (IRE) 6-4 (12-7) Hdwy 9; one pce 3 out, 3rd of 7, 10l behind Galbally King (12-0) at Cambridgeshire Harriers Hunt Clu 3m ptp gd in Dec.
Seigneur Des Bois (FR) 33-1 (11-11) Held up in 4th, closed before 6th, mistake 3 out, went 2nd towards finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 7l behind Foundry Square (11-5) at Newbury 2m 6f hts chs (6) sft.