Bonhams Men's Open Point-To-Point Championship Final Hunters' Chase 3m 2f 110y
- (5yo+, 3m 2f 110y, Class 4, 10 runners)
- Winner £4,679 2nd £1,451 3rd £725 4th £363
- Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 7m 0.80s
- Off time: 18:51:59
|1st||4 Doctor Kingsley||6/4f|
|2nd||1 Current Exchange||¾||2/1|
|3rd||8 Hameldown Tor||2¾||8/1|
Current Exchange (IRE) 16
|9||172 12-4||Mrs S Crow||Mr P Gerety (5)||119||2/1|
Oranger (FR) 17
|12||172 12-4 b||Andrew Martin||Mr T Martin (7)||87||100/1|
Bobs Law (IRE) 17
|10||169 12-1 p1||M Bowen||Mr S P Bowen (7)||116||10/1|
Doctor Kingsley 24
|12||169 12-1||Mrs P Harkin||Mr P Mann (7)||118||6/4f|
|11||169 12-1||Mrs C Drury||Mr W Kitchman (7)||105||20/1|
Findlay's Find (IRE) 11
|8||169 12-1 t1||Mrs M Miles||Mr D Mansell||103||28/1|
Viking Rebel (IRE) 31
|12||169 12-1 p||W T Reed||Mr W H R Reed (7)||99||25/1|
Hameldown Tor 15
|10||166 11-12||E Walker||Mr R G Henderson (3)||112||8/1|
|9||166 11-12 pt||Sheila Lewis||Mr C West (7)||79||66/1|
Marufo (IRE) 11
|12||166 11-12 pt||Mrs T L Bailey||Mr Dominic Sutton (7)||107||14/1|
||11||12-0||Mrs P Harkin||Mr P Mann||7/2|
Current Exchange must have a decent chance in this having won his last three starts, two of them under Rules at Leicester and Hexham. Bobs Law, Drom and Viking Rebel have done well in point-to-points recently and Findlay's Find returned to his best last time. DOCTOR KINGSLEY stayed on well to capture this prize 12 months ago and there is nothing wrong with his recent form. A double could be on the cards for Pauline Harkins' 12-year-old as his ability to handle the course, going and distance are major plusses.
Doctor Kingsley 4-6 (12-5) Held up; hdwy 14; led app 2 out; ro wl, won at Pytchley 3m ptp gs beating Say No (12-5) by 4l, 7 ran.
Current Exchange (IRE) 5-6fav (12-3) Held up, mistake 4th, headay 6th, challenged 3 out, led before last, ridden and stayed on well to come clear flat, won at Hexham 3m 1f hts chs (6) gs beating Douglas Julian (11-9) by 9l, 9 ran.
Hameldown Tor 5-1 (11-7) Chased leaders early, held up in touch on inside, driven and lost touch 13th, headway under pressure 4 out, stayed on to take 3rd and ridden after last, not reach front pair, 3rd of 9, 8l behind Alskamatic (11-5) at Exeter 3m nov hts chs (6) gd.
Bobs Law (IRE) 4-6 (12-5) Hdwy 11; led aft 2 out; easy, won at Andoversford 3m ptp beating Brimham Boy (12-5) by 15l, 5 ran.
Findlay's Find (IRE) 20-1 (12-5) (tt) ap; led aft 2 out; stayed on wl, won at Worcestershire 3m 2f ptp gd beating Silver Token (12-5) by 5l, 8 ran.
Interpleader 5-4 (12-4) (cp) (tt) chsd ldr; stayed on up to ld final strides, won at Llangeinor 3m ptp gd beating Captain Scarlett (12-7) by nk, 3 ran.
Oranger (FR) 5-1 (12-5) (bl) led til hdd 5; rdn & wknd app 3 out, 3rd of 5, 17l behind Bobs Law (12-5) at Andoversford 3m ptp.
Marufo (IRE) 9-4 (12-5) (cp) (tt) ap; led 11-14; led 4 out; stayed on wl, won at Kimblewick 3m ptp gf beating Gunmoney (12-5) by 1l, 5 ran.
Drom 8-15 (12-5) Made virt all; stayed on wl, won at Hornby Castle 3m ptp beating Know The Rules (12-5) by 2l, 5 ran.
Viking Rebel (IRE) 3-1 (12-5) (cp) led 4-6; lft in ld 7-13; led 15; rdn clr flat, won at Badsworth & Bramham Moor 3m ptp gs in Mar beating Forge Valley (12-5) by 6l, 5 ran.