Hunt Staff Benefit Society Hunters' Chase (For The United Hunts Challenge Cup) 3m 1f 110y
- (6yo+, 3m 1f 110y, Class 4, 10 runners)
- Winner £3,743 2nd £1,161 3rd £580 4th £290
- Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 42.70s
- Off time: 18:16:47
|1st||10 Chosen Milan||9/1|
|2nd||1 Foundry Square||2||6/1|
|3rd||5 Penmore Mill||5||9/2|
Foundry Square (IRE) 8
|8||168 12-0 p||S Flook||Miss G Andrews||114||6/1|
|9||168 12-0 t||C Sands||Mr M Wall||95||14/1|
Harbour Court 47
|8||168 12-0 t1||A Hill||Mr J E Tudor||122||4/5f|
Jack's The Lad (IRE) 14
|10||168 12-0 p||Mrs Alice Campbell||Jamie Bargary (7)||98||50/1|
Penmore Mill (IRE) 25
|9||168 12-0||F Hutsby||Mr T Ellis (3)||123||9/2|
|10||168 12-0||Andrew Quick||Mr K M Hanmer (7)||104||66/1|
Shoudhavenownbettr (IRE) 17
|10||168 12-0 b||Mrs J Mansell||Mr D Mansell||106||40/1|
Stone (IRE) 18
|8||168 12-0 t||C Bennett||Mr J Mahot (5)||33/1|
Timephase (IRE) 31
|7||168 12-0||P Ponting||Mr J A Ponting (7)||66/1|
Chosen Milan (IRE) 15
|7||161 11-7 t||R E Luke||Mr E David (7)||115||9/1|
||10||12-0||S Flook||Nick Slatter||7/1|
HARBOUR COURT won over this trip at this meeting last year and started favourite for last month's Foxhunter Chase at The Festival. He only finished fifth but had some very smart performers in front of him and a few behind, including recent winner Foundry Square - he looks the class act in this. Penmore Hill's last two runs under Rules have been over shorter but he stays this far and won by 15 lengths at the North Warwickshire earlier this month. Alskamatic's run in the previous race will be a pointer to the chances of Chosen Milan but Getmeoutthedoldrums stays well and could figure if they go a decent gallop.
Chosen Milan (IRE) 5-6fav (11-0) Tracked leaders, joined winner 11th, ridden and every chance between last 2, no extra flat, 2nd of 9, 5l behind Alskamatic (11-5) at Exeter 3m nov hts chs (6) gd.
Foundry Square (IRE) 11-4 (12-0) Held up towards rear, headway 5 out, led 4 out, clear before last, won at Ludlow 2m 4f hts chs (5) gd beating Shrewd Investment (11-11) by 11l, 10 ran.
Penmore Mill (IRE) 1-2 (12-5) Hdwy 13; led 15; clr 2 out; v easy, won at North Warwickshire Hunt Club 3m ptp gd beating Gunmoney (12-5) by 15l, 4 ran.
Stone (IRE) 10-1 (12-0) (tt) hdwy aft 11; jnd wnr 14; outpcd 3 out; rallied flat, 2nd of 6, nk behind De Forgotten Man (12-0) at Bitterley 3m ptp.
Sangfroid 14-1 (11-7) Never travelled but in touch, reminders after 3rd, last and struggling before 10th, plugged on into poor 5th 2 out, never any chance, 5th of 9, well behind Chosen Milan (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f nov hts chs (6) sft.
Harbour Court 5-1fav (12-0) Towards rear, headway 4 out, driven to chase leaders after next, kept on same pace, never on terms, 5th of 24, 12l behind Tammys Hill (12-0) at Cheltenham 3m 2f hts chs (2) gd in Mar.
Getmeouthedoldrums 7-2 (12-0) (tt) ap; led 6 til hdd 2 out; rallied to ld nr fin, won at North Warwickshire Hunt Club 3m ptp gd beating Grand Exit (11-7) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Jack's The Lad (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) Tracked winner, pushed along after 4 out, beaten when mistake 3 out, 2nd of 3, 21l behind Bay To Go (11-9) at Southwell 3m hts chs (6) gd.
Shoudhavenownbettr (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) (bl) led til hdd 4; outpcd 15, 3rd of 9, 20l behind Noble Ben (12-0) at Andoversford 3m ptp.
Timephase (IRE) 11-4 (12-0) Led to 4 & 9 til hdd aft 14; wknd app 2 out, 4th of 6, 18l behind Zaracha (12-0) at Ledbury 3m ptp gs in Mar.