Shloer Hunters' Chase 2m 110y
- (5yo+, 2m 110y, Class 5, 11 runners)
- Winner £2,184 2nd £677 3rd £338 4th £169
- Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 13.05s
- Off time: 17:15:53
Bay To Go (IRE) 14
|8||170 12-2||Mrs H Kemp||Mr S Davies-Thomas (7)||110||9/1|
Himalayan Express 9
|10||167 11-13||Mrs D Plunkett||Mr J Martin (5)||107||14/1|
Tiermore (IRE) 8
|10||167 11-13 p||R E Luke||Mr E David (7)||105||20/1|
Caulkin (IRE) 39
|11||164 11-10||D Kemp||Mr D Kemp (3)||86||66/1|
Delta Borget (FR) 15
|9||164 11-10||L Jefford||Miss Leanda Tickle (7)||103||12/1|
Driving Onwards (IRE) 17
|10||164 11-10 t1||Miss Brown||Mr Ben Clarke (7)||25/1|
Noble Ben (IRE) 17
|12||164 11-10 p||Mrs H Ridley||Mr J M Ridley (5)||93||20/1|
Rock Of Fife 24
|7||164 11-10 t1||Paul Swaffield||Ciaran Gethings (7)||66/1|
Steeltown (IRE) 9
|9||164 11-10 p1||Mrs Kayley Woollacott||Mr J F Mathias (3)||107||9/2|
Swallows Delight (IRE) 27
|9||164 11-10||Mrs J Mansell||Mr D Mansell||100||12/1|
|9||157 11-3 t||Mrs P Harkin||Mr J Docker (7)||6/5f|
||9||12-0||Mrs D Plunkett||Mr J Martin||50/1|
This is a specialist trip for hunter chasers but it clearly suited Himalayan Express 12 months ago when a successful 50/1 chance. He had Swallow Delight and Noble Ben behind with Caulkin pulled up but bookmakers won't be as generous this year, though he hasn't pulled up any trees lately. Bay To Go made all for an easy win at Southwell two weeks ago but Steeltown and POPAWAY have both been in good form between the flags lately and the latter, with her mares' allowance, could be the one today.
Popaway 8-15 (12-2) (tt) held up; hdwy to ld 3 out; hdd & no ex by-passing last, 2nd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Star Of Massini (12-0) at Clifton-on-dunsmore 3m ptp.
Caulkin (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Ss; a bhnd, 4th of 6, 9l behind Irish Rebel (12-0) at Horseheath Hunts Club 3m ptp gd in Mar.
Steeltown (IRE) 9-4 (12-0) (cp) ap; led 14; qcknd clr nxt; drvn out, won at Taunton Vale Harriers and Foxhou 3m ptp beating Carrickmines (12-0) by 15l, 6 ran.
Delta Borget (FR) 33-1 (11-3) Mid-division, headway 11th, outpaced 4 out, weakened before next, 9th of 12, 15l behind Siro Demur (11-9) at Kempton 2m 4f hts chs (5) gd.
Himalayan Express 3-1 (12-7) Prom til outpcd 3 out, 3rd of 4, 16l behind John Daniell (12-0) at Old Berkshire 3m ptp gf.
Swallows Delight (IRE) 100-1 (12-0) Towards rear, some headway from 5 out, no impression, 9th of 21, 50l behind Warne (12-0) at Aintree 2m 5f hts chs (2) gd.
Bay To Go (IRE) 9-2 (11-9) Made all, clear after 4 out, shaken up before last, ran on well, won at Southwell 3m hts chs (6) gd beating Jack's The Lad (11-5) by 21l, 3 ran.
Driving Onwards (IRE) 2-1 (12-0) (bl) (tt) led 5-11; led aft 14; unchall, won at Larkhill 3m ptp beating Gold Duster (12-0) by 10l, 6 ran.
Tiermore (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, blundered 1st, mistake 5th, weakened before 10th, tailed off and pulled up before 12th, in a race won by Foundry Square (12-0) at Ludlow 2m 4f hts chs (5) gd, 10 ran.
Noble Ben (IRE) 11-10 (12-0) (cp) hdwy 13; lft in ld 4 out; clr 2 out; ro wl, won at Andoversford 3m ptp beating Jakros (12-1) by 15l, 9 ran.
Rock Of Fife 6-1 (12-0) (tt) held up; eff 3 out; one pce nxt, 2nd of 6, 8l behind Calusa Comet (12-0) at Portman 2m 5f ptp gd.