15:50 Market Rasen

Sunday 18 February 2018

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    Bet Now At 188Bet Novices' Chase

  • 5YO plus  |   Class 3  |   2m 7f 191y  |   Soft  |   5 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:51  |   Winning time: 6m 40.5s
1st
Horse silk
1
8/11f
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Made virtually all, not fluent and went left 8th, shaken up after 4 out, ridden before next, hard pressed 2 out, battled gamely when joined flat, found extra near finish op 4/7 tchd 1/2 and tchd 8/13
2nd
Horse silk
½
3
16/1
T: Andrew MartinJ: Mr J Martin (7)
Mostly tracked winner, effort 2 out, soon ridden, upsides and every chance flat, kept on, held near finish op 16/1
3rd
Horse silk
2 ¾
2
6/5
T: Henry OliverJ: R Johnson
Not fluent 1st, tracked leaders in 4th, disputed 2nd from 7th, not fluent and hampered next, not fluent again 10th, tracked front pair, close up 3 out, almost upsides next, every chance until ridden and no impression with front pair flat tchd 7/4

Also Ran

UR
Horse silk
4
100/1
T: M C ChapmanJ: Alison Johnson (7)
Disputed 2nd to 6th, lost touch next, tailed off when blundered and unseated rider 12th
PU
Horse silk
5
100/1
T: V ThompsonJ: Mr Alex Chadwick (7)
Always in rear, lost touch 7th, tailed off when pulled up 11th

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£1.40Pl:£1.10, £4.10EX:£7.30Trifecta:£10.60SF:£8.46

Forecasts

Captain Chaos (8/11), Ozzy Thomas (6/5), Militarian (16/1), Trust Me I'm A Dr (100/1), The Society Man (100/1)

Verdict

On paper this appears to be a shootout between the top two on the racecard. Ozzy Thomas has made good strides over fences this season, with a couple of wins and a decent second at Ludlow in October when last spotted. He is entitled to go well, though soft ground is a concern. CAPTAIN CHAOS lost his unbeaten chasing record in a Grade 2 novice event at Wetherby earlier this month, but should relish this small field and drop in class. Assuming he is fully recovered, he can get back on track by landing this contest for Team Skelton. The other three are carrying forlorn hopes, but a clean round can see Militarian home ahead of the limited pair The Society Man and Trust Me I'm A Dr.
  1. Captain Chaos
  2. Ozzy Thomas
  3. Militarian

Prize Money

1st: £7,798.002nd: £2,290.003rd: £1,145.004th: £572.005th: £450.006th: £450.007th: £450.008th: £450.00

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