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
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 52.60s
  • Off time: 18:51:36
Full result
Result 18:50 Sedgefield
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Nero Rock 9/4

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR
1 12781F-
Yellow, red hooped sleeves Geromino (FR) 21
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:B S Hughes
  • Form: 12781F-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-10t
  • OR: 135
6 164 11-10 t D McCain Jnr B S Hughes 135
2 PP222U-
ROYAL BLUE and YELLOW (quartered), striped sleeves and cap Nero Rock (IRE) 41
  • T:J Candlish
  • J:Theo Gillard
  • Form: PP222U-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 124
7 153 10-13 J Candlish Theo Gillard (3) 124
3 4P3PU3-
Yellow, Emerald Green seams and armlets Zoffalee (FR) 15
  • T:M E Sowersby
  • J:Callum Bewley
  • Form: 4P3PU3-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-5t
  • OR: 115
7 145 10-5 t M E Sowersby Callum Bewley 115
4 1/25UP8-
Maroon, dark green hoops, white sleeves, maroon stars, white cap, maroon star Shaws Bridge (IRE) 45
  • T:Micky Hammond
  • J:A P Cawley
  • Form: 1/25UP8-
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-5
  • OR: 93
9 145 10-5 Micky Hammond A P Cawley 93

In depth

Verdict

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.

Formwatch

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.