PDS Ltd 'Developing Ideas, Surpassing Expectations' Novices' Handicap Chase 2m 3f 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 3f 110y, Class 5, 9 runners)
- Winner £2,144 2nd £630 3rd £315 4th £157
- Going: Good to Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 8.30s
- Off time: 12:49:19
|1st||5 Classic Case||3/1|
|3rd||3 Lord Landen||7||7/2|
Lord Kennedy (IRE) 18
|8||166 11-12||A M Hales||Killian Moore (5)||97||12/1|
Endofdiscusion (IRE) 23
|6||166 11-12 p||P R Webber||S P Jones||97||7/1|
Lord Landen (IRE) 19
|8||163 11-9 t||F O'Brien||P J Brennan||94||7/2|
Saudi Pearl (IRE) 30
|5||161 11-7 v1||N A Twiston-Davies||D Crosse||92||25/1|
Classic Case (IRE) 44
|6||154 11-0||Ian Williams||W Kennedy||85||3/1|
Graylyn Amber 967
|8||153 10-13||R Dickin||C Poste||84||25/1|
Gorhams Gift 211
|5||152 10-12||Jamie Poulton||W P Kavanagh (3)||83||28/1|
Moonlight Maggie 243
|6||145 10-5||T R George||Aodhagan Conlon (5)||76||10/1|
|5||142 10-2||Mrs Caroline Keevil||James Best (3)||73||11/4f|
||8||J S Smith||M D Grant||70||NR|
||7||11-12||T R Gretton||Felix de Giles||9/4|
A very modest affair, emphasized by the fact that the top two in the weights were both pulled up on their respective reappearances. Endofdiscusion is probably capable of better but Lord Landen shouldn't be far away on his chasing bow having been well backed over hurdles at Southwell last time while Pod's latest second at Taunton was boosted when the winner went in again at the Somerset track earlier this week. CLASSIC CASE was soon struggling at Uttoxeter last month but that was his first run since December last year. Often highly tried over hurdles, he still has a bit of scope at this level so gets a tentative vote.
Hero's Call 14-1 (10-0) In touch, lost place over 4f out, 10th of 11, well behind Fuzzy Logic (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Classic Case (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Always behind, tailed off 5 out, 12th of 14, well behind Pinkneys Prince (11-10) at Uttoxeter 2m nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) sft in Oct.
Endofdiscusion (IRE) 7-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, not fluent 8th or 12th, ridden 4 out, weakened next, pulled up before last, in a race won by Salut Honore (11-2) at Towcester 2m 6f hcp 0-100 (5) gs, 12 ran.
Lord Landen (IRE) 11-8fav (11-6) Led, not fluent 2nd, clear before 2 out, ridden between last 2, soon hung left, headed last, kept on same pace flat, 2nd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Motou (11-5) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft.
Lord Kennedy (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, not fluent 6th or 10th, weakened and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Richmond (11-12) at Lingfield 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) hvy, 8 ran.
Moonlight Maggie 10-1 (10-10) Behind and struggling 5th, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Superciliary (10-10) at Plumpton 2m 2f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Apr, 13 ran.
Graylyn Amber 7-1 (11-2) Led until headed before 2 out, weakened soon after, 7th of 8, 36l behind E Street Boy (11-13) at Fontwell 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Apr '11.
Pod 5-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, went 2nd 8th, challenged and every chance 3 out, rallied well in closing stages, just failed, 2nd of 8, shd behind Milosam (10-12) at Taunton 2m 7f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd.
Saudi Pearl (IRE) 33-1 (10-5) In rear, reminder after 3rd, behind 5th, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Irish Cavalier (10-12) at Stratford 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (3) sft in Oct.
Gorhams Gift 100-1 (10-11) Always towards rear, ridden and weakened from 8th, 8th of 13, 38l behind Catch The Rhythm (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gf in May.