Betfred Goals Galore Extra Novices' Chase 3m 110y

  • (5yo+, 3m 110y, Class 2, 4 runners)
  • Winner £11,574 2nd £3,419 3rd £1,709 4th £855 5th £427 6th £215
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 14.90s
  • Off time: 13:20:09

Full Result

13:20 Warwick
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 2 Corrin Wood (IRE) D McCain Jnr 7 11-8 J M Maguire 2/1
SP 2/1 Jumped right but very well, made all, driven out opened 11/4
2nd 1 Black Thunder (FR) P F Nicholls 7 11-8 D A Jacob 10/11f
SP 10/11f Tracked leaders, went 2nd 5th, hit 4 out, closed before 2 out, driven approaching last, unable to challenge opened 8/11 £500-£500 £400-£400 £320-£400 £250-£300(x2)
3rd 34 4 Court Victory (IRE) Miss E C Lavelle 9 11-0 Aidan Coleman 11/1
SP 11/1 Tracked winner until 5th, struggling from 13th, pecked 4 out, weakened next opened 10/1
4th 3 Via Sundown (FR) G L Moore 6 11-8 Joshua Moore 6/1
SP 6/1 Held up in last, not fluent 10th, closed 12th, outpaced 14th, hit 4 out, weakened next opened 8/1 touched 11/2

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £3.00 Straight Forecast £4.42 Exacta £4.90 Trifecta £19.20

Placepot £579.50, Pool: £108073.22, 136.14 winning tickets
Quadpot £73.10, Pool: £8890.61, 89.88 winning tickets

Analysis

A thoroughly deserving winner in the well-backed CORRIN WOOD who posted an impressive round of jumping in making it three out of three over fences. Given an aggressive ride by Jason Maguire, he answered every call and, although he jumped out to his right on occasion, he was taking lengths out of his market rival in the air and that played no small part in this victory. He stays well, has won on a faster surface and it will be interesting to see how he fares when he steps up in grade as his jumping should stand him in good stead. He's just the type of battling performer that could excel in the RSA Chase which is the Festival contest his trainer is leaning towards. Black Thunder ran his race and tried to close his rival down all the way to the line without ever looking like getting there. He didn't do anything very quickly and produced a safe rather than spectacular round of fencing and the extra distance offered by the National Hunt Chase may afford him that little more time to get into a rhythm, particularly on a faster surface. They pulled a long way clear of Court Victory who hadn't been seen since filling the same position in the 2012 renewal of this race. He managed just one run in each of 2010 and 2011 so clearly has some physical problems but looks to have the ability to pick up a decent staying pot if only connections could keep him sound. Via Sundown is reportedly held in high regard by his trainer and had shown progressive form in handicap company but was found wanting in this stronger grade. He was in touch until the final half a mile or so and wasn't disgraced; he looks capable of picking up a decent staying prize next season, if not before.