Family Salter Celebrates Niamh Ringing The Bell Novices' Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race) 2m 3f 65y
- (5yo+, 2m 3f 65y, Class 3, 4 runners)
- Winner £6,535 2nd £3,011 3rd £1,505 4th £754 5th £350 6th £350 7th £350 8th £350
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 52.60s
- Off time: 18:51:36
|1st||2 Nero Rock||9/4|
Geromino (FR) 21
|6||164 11-10 t||D McCain Jnr||B S Hughes||135|
Nero Rock (IRE) 41
|7||153 10-13||J Candlish||Theo Gillard (3)||124|
Zoffalee (FR) 15
|7||145 10-5 t||M E Sowersby||Callum Bewley||115|
Shaws Bridge (IRE) 45
|9||145 10-5||Micky Hammond||A P Cawley||93|
Zoffalee won on the Flat and over hurdles in Ireland but is 0-8 over fences. Shaws Bridge is a long way out of the handicap but Nero Rock has placed in seven of his 11 starts over the larger obstacles. GERONIMO was beaten when falling in a match at Ayr last month but need only reproduce the form of an earlier win at Carlisle to land this.
Nero Rock (IRE)11-1 (11-0) In touch in rear, pushed along 4 out, held when blundered and unseated rider next, at Haydock 2m 4f hcp (3) gd in Mar.
Geromino (FR)5-6fav (11-8) Tracked leader, led narrowly 4 out, shaken up after 3 out, mistake and pecked on landing 2 out, soon ridden and headed before last, 3 lengths down when fell final fence, at Ayr 2m hcp (3) sft in Apr.
Zoffalee (FR)33-1 (11-8) Held up, left 3rd 4th, outpaced before mistake 2 out, weakened approaching last, 3rd of 4, 25l behind Clemencia (11-6) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Apr.
Shaws Bridge (IRE)12-1 (11-2) Jumped right on occasion, in rear, mistake 1st, went badly right 9th and 10th, hit 12th, struggling when mistake 4 out, soon weakened, last of 8, dist behind Mystical Clouds (11-11) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Mar.