Connolly's Red Mills Intermediate Point-To-Point Championship Final Hunters' Chase 3m 1f 110y
- (5yo+, 3m 1f 110y, Class 4, 11 runners)
- Winner £4,367 2nd £1,354 3rd £677 4th £339
- Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 46.10s
- Off time: 17:45:55
|1st||5 Sharp Suit||6/4f|
|3rd||8 Third Of The Third||16||16/1|
|8||169 12-1 p||R Bandey||Miss C V Hart (5)||119||7/2|
Blazing Whale 31
|9||166 11-12||E Walker||Mr R G Henderson (3)||99||6/1|
Hudson Gunner (IRE) 17
|7||166 11-12 pt||Miss Nimmo||Mr S Davies-Thomas (7)||10/1|
Lucky Lane (IRE) 11
|9||166 11-12||P York||Dr E Smee (7)||80/1|
Sharp Suit (IRE) 25
|7||166 11-12||A Hill||Mr J E Tudor||6/4f|
Smugglers' Run (IRE) 9
|13||166 11-12||A Campbell||Mr J Launchbury (7)||66/1|
Squirrel Esquire 18
|6||166 11-12||Mrs D Plunkett||Mr J Martin (5)||14/1|
Third Of The Third 11
|7||166 11-12||G Hanmer||Mr W Biddick||16/1|
Turtle Boys (IRE) 9
|8||166 11-12||Miss Brown||Mr Ben Clarke (7)||66/1|
Whiteabbey (IRE) 24
|9||166 11-12||Mrs R Hewit||Miss A Waugh (7)||90||10/1|
Count Your Change (IRE) 11
|8||159 11-5 b1||B Lund||J S Knox (7)||100/1|
||7||11-10||A Hill||Mr J E Tudor||7/2|
Alan Hill produced the useful Harbour Court, who runs in the next, to win this last year and SHARP SUIT can follow suit. He showed promise in hurdles but has really come into his own since starting out on the point-to-point circuit and is unbeaten in four starts. Alskamatic looks the danger on his victory in a novices' hunter chase at Exeter earlier this month as Blazing Whale was beaten in a maiden at Leicester on his latest start under Rules. Squirrel Esquire tackles regulation fences for the first time but is less exposed than most of others and could sneak into the frame.
Sharp Suit (IRE) 8-13 (12-3) Hdwy 11; led 2 out; easy, won at North Warwickshire Hunt Club 3m ptp gd beating One Wish (12-0) by 15l, 7 ran.
Alskamatic 14-1 (11-5) Awkwardly away, soon tracked leader, led 4th, made most after, joined 11th, not fluent 4 out and again next, ridden before 2 out, stayed on gamely flat, won at Exeter 3m nov hts chs (6) gd beating Chosen Milan (11-0) by 5l, 9 ran.
Third Of The Third 10-1 (12-0) Held up; jnd ldr 4 out; ev ch 2 out; one pce, 2nd of 5, 2l behind Executive Benefit (11-7) at North Staffordshire 3m ptp gf.
Blazing Whale 3-1 (12-0) Held up; eff 3 out; led nxt; stayed on wl, won at East Cornwall 3m ptp gs in Mar beating Wee Fly (11-7) by 4l, 5 ran.
Squirrel Esquire 5-4 (12-0) Held up last; rap hdwy 3 out; chsd wnr app nxt; no imp, 2nd of 8, 4l behind Evening Echo (12-5) at Penshurst 3m ptp.
Smugglers' Run (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Hdwy 11; lft in ld 15; held on wl flat, won at North Cotswold 3m ptp gd beating Karasakal (12-0) by 3/4l, 5 ran.
Turtle Boys (IRE) 3-1 (12-0) Held up; eff up 4 out; wknd app 2 out, 4th of 6, 21l behind Posh Totty (11-7) at Taunton Vale Harriers and Foxhou 3m ptp.
Lucky Lane (IRE) 5-2 (12-0) Lost tch 12; to, 4th of 5, 36l behind Dawn Display (12-0) at Ashford Valley Tickham 3m ptp fm.
Hudson Gunner (IRE) 11-10 (12-0) (cp) (tt) chsd ldrs; led 12-14 & 4 out til hdd 2 out; kpt on, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Squinch (12-0) at Clifton-on-dunsmore 3m ptp.
Whiteabbey (IRE) 2-1 (12-5) Ap; led aft 14; ro wl, won at Morpeth 3m ptp gs beating True Thomas (12-5) by 4l, 9 ran.
Count Your Change (IRE) 3-1 (11-7) (bl) led til hdd 3; wknd 14; to, 2nd of 3, dis behind Hincheslea Moor (12-0) at South & West Wilts 3m ptp fm.