Dudley Westlake Memorial Novices' Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race) 3m 54y
- (4yo+, 3m 54y, Class 3, 9 runners)
- Winner £10,892 2nd £5,018 3rd £2,508 4th £1,256 5th £350 6th £350 7th £350 8th £350
- Going: Good to Soft (Good in places)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 6m 11.50s
- Off time: 13:40:07
|1st||2 Castle Robin||4/1|
|2nd||1 Lord Accord||1¼||5/2f|
Lord Accord (IRE) 26
|6||162 11-8 t||N P Mulholland||Richard Patrick||133|
Castle Robin (IRE) 284
|6||157 11-3 t||C E Longsdon||Paul O'Brien||128|
Adicci (IRE) 21
|6||156 11-2||Jonjo O'Neill||K Brogan (3)||127|
Bobhopeornohope (IRE) 184
|6||155 11-1 t1||K C Bailey||David Bass||126|
Slipway (IRE) 242
|6||153 10-13||B Pauling||N de Boinville||124|
Buckhorn George 240
|6||152 10-12||C L Tizzard||Brendan Powell||123|
Champagne Rhythm (IRE) 15
|6||151 10-11||Evan Williams||Adam Wedge||122|
Story Of Friends (FR) 22
|7||147 10-7 p||D Pipe||T Scudamore||118|
Moroder (IRE) 240
|7||146 10-6||J W Mullins||James Best||117|
||6||11-10||C L Tizzard||R M Power||85/40|
LORD ACCORD showed a good attitude to land a competitive novices' limited handicap at Uttoxeter on chasing bow and may repeat the dose off a reasonable 3lb higher mark. He's only had eight runs under Rules and is progressing well. Castle Robin had a fine time last term and progressed through the ranks to be placed in Grade 2 company on his final start. Not seen since January, he's a danger to all if ready to go - and if proving effective over fences. Moroder is well treated over a trip he stays well, whilst connections will be hoping wind surgery has had a positive effect on Bobhopeornohope as he'd previously looked quite an interesting prospect.
Castle Robin (IRE)14-1 (10-12) Chased leaders on inside, pushed along before 3 out, only 5th and plenty to do last, stayed on strongly into 3rd run-in, almost snatched 2nd, no chance with winner, 3rd of 12, 9 1/4l behind The Cob (10-12) at Doncaster 3m (1) sft in Jan.
Lord Accord (IRE)5-1 (11-6) Chased leader, led before 3rd, headed 10th, outpaced 3 out, not fluent 2 out, rallied to challenge last, soon led, stayed on, won at Uttoxeter 2m 6f hcp (3) gd in Oct beating Ask A Honey Bee (11-7) by 1l, 7 ran.
Bobhopeornohope (IRE)9-2 (11-10) Led until after 1st, chased leader until after 4 out, soon weakened, pulled up before 2 out, at Ffos Las 3m hcp (3) gs in May.
Adicci (IRE)10-3 (11-9) Off the pace in 4th, went 3rd at 6th, pushed along after 3 out, ridden and well held before 2 out, weakened between last two, went badly left last, 6th of 10, 29 1/2l behind Haddex Des Obeaux (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 3f hcp (3) sft in Oct.
Story Of Friends (FR)8-1 (11-12) Held up in 4th when in view, closed 8th, well beaten 2 out, 5th of 6, 27 1/2l behind An Tailliur (11-12) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp (3) gd in Oct.
Moroder (IRE)3-1 (11-3) In rear, tracked leaders 3rd, pushed along 2 out, ridden and effort next, stayed on towards finish, 2nd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Trincomalee (11-7) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp (3) gs in Mar.
Slipway (IRE)4-6fav (11-4) Midfield, awkward 6th, brought down by faller after 7th, at Hereford 3m 2f mdn (4) sft in Mar.
Champagne Rhythm (IRE)5-1 (10-12) Held up in last, slow jump 5 out, soon beaten, never on terms, last of 5, dist behind Eva's Oskar (11-0) at Chepstow 3m hcp (3) gd in Oct.
Buckhorn George10-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, lost place 8th, weakened 4 out, tailed off when pulled up 2 out, at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp (3) gs in Mar.