Pertemps Network Group Open Hunters' Chase 3m 6f 162y
- (6yo+, 3m 6f 162y, Class 6, 4 runners)
- Winner £2,053 2nd £1,027 3rd £513 4th £257
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 8m 15.40s
- Off time: 17:39:17
|1st||3 Le Breuil||4/5f|
Green Winter (IRE) 17
|14||168 12-0||J Ridley||Mr Z Baker||115|
Ange Des Malberaux (FR) 32
|12||166 11-12 pt||Francesca Poste||Mrs A Cox (7)||107|
Le Breuil (FR) 28
|10||166 11-12 bt||B Pauling||Mr P Mason (5)||122|
|15||166 11-12||M J Linehan||Mr B M Linehan (5)||83|
Green Winter isn’t as old as Threapwood but is still firmly in the veteran stage, though has won around here in the past and over 4m between the flags so will stay. Ange Des Malberaux also has bags of stamina but the former Cheltenham Festival winner LE BREUIL should be winning this even though he has been very expensive to follow
Le Breuil (FR)25-1 (12-0) Awkward start in and adrift in rear, towards rear but in touch 5th, midfield 7th, blundered 9th, steady headway before 3 out, ridden in 5th before 2 out, stayed on without troubling leaders from last, 4th of 23, 29l behind Latenightpass (12-0) at Aintree 2m 5f (2) gs in Apr.
Green Winter (IRE)3-1 (11-7) Led to 4; led 7; r.o wl, won at Paxford 2m 4f gf in Apr beating Largy Mountain (11-7) by 4l, 4 ran.
Ange Des Malberaux (FR)12-1 (11-7) (cp) (tt) chsd ldr 3-16; outpcd 19; stayed on, 3rd of 4, 7l behind Premier Magic (11-12) at Edgcote 3m 5f gd in Apr.
Threapwood3-1 (12-0) (bl) (tt) led to 2 & 11 til hdd aft 14; outpcd aft 3 out; kpt on wl flat, 2nd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Time Gentlemen (12-0) at Tabley 3m gd in May.