W.L. And Hector Christie Memorial Trophy (Novices' Limited Handicap Chase) 2m

  • (5yo+, 2m, Class 3, 6 runners)
  • Winner £7,798 2nd £2,290 3rd £1,145 4th £572
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 8.00s
  • Off time: 13:35:17

Full Result

13:35 Catterick
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 6 Alderbrook Lad (IRE) Micky Hammond 8 10-11 Joe Colliver (5) 7/2
SP 7/2 Made all, clear 2 out, eased run-in, pushed out towards finish opened 4/1 touched 10/3
2nd 1 3 Smadynium (FR) D McCain Jnr 6 11-4 J M Maguire 9/2
SP 9/2 Tracked leaders, jumped badly left and lost place 6f out, headway and jumped left 2 out, went 2nd run-in, kept on towards finish
3rd 2 Dartford Warbler (IRE) Mrs S J Smith 7 11-6 Ryan Mania 8/1
SP 8/1 Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd from 5 out until no extra run-in opened 14/1
4th ½ 4 Desgrey P D Niven 6 11-1 B Hughes 10/1
SP 10/1 Held up in rear, headway 7 out, soon tracked leaders, in 3rd when mistake 2 out, weakened before last opened 9/1 touched 11/1
5th 28 1 Suprise Vendor (IRE) W Coltherd 8 11-7 A P McCoy 11/4
SP 11/4 Tracked leaders, mistake 2nd, weakened from 5 out £1050-£300 £1000-£300 £1200-£400 £900-£300
F 5 Veauce De Sivola (FR) Nick Williams 5 10-11 J Reveley 9/4f
SP 9/4f Held up in touch, in rear when fell 6 out opened 3/1 £1100-£400

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £4.30 Tote Place £2.50 £2.40 Straight Forecast £20.44 Exacta £22.00 Trifecta £115.10 Swingers 1&2 £2.50, 2&3 £7.40, 1&3 £7.00

Placepot £36.80, Pool: £90984.43, 1801.85 winning tickets
Quadpot £10.10, Pool: £8360.29, 606.55 winning tickets

Analysis

Micky Hammond: "He's a horse who I bought from my brother-in-law Neil Mulholland. He recommended him to me and was the first on the phone to say well done. He jumps - that's the key to him. I know he fell at the first on his first run for us, but in the main he's a very good jumper and that will help him win races. He's obviously improving with a bit of age and the Yorkshire air must be helping him as well. I'm not sure where we'll go next. He's had two runs in eight days, so he probably deserves a bit of a break."