Stradey Park Novices' Chase 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, Class 4, 4 runners)
  • Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 12.42s
  • Off time: 15:31:00

Full Result

15:30 Ffos Las
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 2 Taquin Du Seuil (FR) Jonjo O'Neill 6 11-2 A P McCoy 4/9f
SP 4/9f Tracked leading pair, closed travelling well 5 out, went 2nd before next, challenged 3 out, led on bit between last 2, hit last, unextended opened 1/3
2nd 2 1 Bob Ford (IRE) Miss R Curtis 6 11-2 T Scudamore 4/1
SP 4/1 Jumped left, chased clear leader, closed 9th, led before 4 out, slight lead but pressed when went left and stumbled 3 out, driven and headed between last 2, hit last, flattered by proximity to unextended winner opened 5/1
3rd 24 4 Zarzal (IRE) Evan Williams 5 11-2 Paul Moloney 12/1
SP 12/1 Held up 4th, mistake 4th, blundered 8th, went modest 3rd after 2 out opened 14/1
4th 11 3 Westward Point W Greatrex 6 11-2 G Sheehan (3) 7/1
SP 7/1 Led, set strong pace and clear 3rd, mistake 6th, reduced lead 9th, headed before 4 out, soon 3rd and no chance with leading duo, weakened to 4th soon after 2 out, tailed off opened 12/1

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £1.50 Straight Forecast £2.81 Exacta £2.80 Trifecta £3.50

Analysis

Tony McCoy: "He was very professional and jumped pretty well, on the whole. With horses like that, on a day like today, you just want to get them round safe and sound. Nice horses are hard to come by, so you want to mind them. You just don't want anything to happen to them. He galloped into the last a bit, which was a bit clumsy, but he was very good. It's about keeping him safe, making sure he learns his job and learns a bit about jumping for when he is in a more competitive race and going a bit faster. He's a proper horse."