Royal Equestrian Bedding Supports Kemp Hospice Novices' Handicap Chase (GBB Race) 2m 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 110y, Class 4, 10 runners)
- Winner £3,594 2nd £1,656 3rd £828 4th £414 5th £350 6th £350 7th £350 8th £350
- Going: Good to Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 19.14s
- Off time: 13:35:46
|2nd||1 Across The Line||9½||11/2|
|3rd||10 Shore Shanty||13||8/1|
Across The Line (IRE) 23
|6||167 11-13 t1||D Skelton||David England||121|
Fugitif (FR) 239
|6||166 11-12 t||R Hobson||Nick Scholfield||120|
Twominutes Turkish (IRE) 202
|6||165 11-11 t||C Gordon||Brendan Powell||119|
Tango Boy (IRE) 223
|8||164 11-10 p||N P Mulholland||Sam Twiston-Davies||118|
Pencreek (FR) 26
|8||163 11-9 t||B Pauling||N de Boinville||117|
Makka Pakka (IRE) 15
|8||161 11-7||Dr R D P Newland||Charlie Hammond||115|
Good Work (FR) 181
|5||159 11-5 t1||O Greenall & J Guerriero||Craig Nichol||113|
File Illico (FR) 27
|6||159 11-5||Jonjo O'Neill||R P McLernon||113|
Daybreak Boy (IRE) 53
|8||156 11-2||M Gates||Conor Ring (3)||110|
Shore Shanty (IRE) 241
|6||154 11-0||H Whittington||D A Jacob||108|
FILE ILLICO took advantage of what looked a useful handicap mark to score at Ffos Las last month and can back up that success off an acceptable 6lb higher mark. He's come to fences early but won his only point-to-point run and the aforementioned chasing debut under Rules. He's worth staying with as more progress is likely. Pencreek didn't shape too badly on chasing debut behind Isolate, although the winner didn't do too much for the form this week. Nevertheless, the gelding should benefit for the run and be involved at the business end. Across The Line is also expected to come on for his chasing debut and the Skelton charge deserves shortlisting.
Fugitif (FR)6-4 (11-7) Close up and tracked leader, pressed leader 2 out, outpaced approaching last, no extra closing stages, 3rd of 11, 7l behind Jante Law (11-1) at Hexham 2m (4) sft in Mar.
Across The Line (IRE)10-3 (11-7) Chased leaders, jumped right and lost place 3rd, closed before 5th, mistake 3 out, soon well held, 5th of 10, 18 1/2l behind Magic Dancer (11-4) at Worcester 2m hcp (3) sft in Oct.
Shore Shanty (IRE)9-2 (11-5) Disputed lead, not fluent 2nd, ridden and lost place before 2 out, weakened soon after, 5th of 11, 16 1/2l behind Miss Tara Moss (10-12) at Sedgefield 2m 4f (4) gs in Mar.
File Illico (FR)7-2jfav (12-1) Tracked leaders, travelled strongly and joined leaders before 4 out, ridden to lead at 2 out, ran on to go clear after last, won at Ffos Las 2m hcp (5) gd in Oct beating Numbers Man (11-12) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Good Work (FR)3-1 (10-12) Lead early, headed 4th, lost ground halfway, ran on late, 5th of 11, 12 3/4l behind Grand Oncle (10-12) at Auteuil 2m 6f hvy in May.
Tango Boy (IRE)12-1 (10-8) Towards rear, steady headway and switched left to inside before 3 out, kept on run-in, not pace to challenge, 5th of 15, 2l behind Small Present (11-6) at Haydock 3m hcp (2) gd in Apr.
Twominutes Turkish (IRE)20-1 (10-13) Towards rear, behind and struggling 3 out, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out, at Sandown 2m hcp (2) gd in Apr.
Pencreek (FR)6-1 (11-11) In touch, mistake 6th, headway 9th, ridden 2 out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 5, 12l behind Isolate (11-9) at Kempton 2m 2f hcp (4) gd in Oct.
Makka Pakka (IRE)4-1 (11-11) Close up, led 8th, ridden and pressed before last, not fluent last when held, faded and lost second run-in, 3rd of 8, 8 3/4l behind Cawthorne Lad (11-6) at Stratford 2m 5f hcp (4) gd in Oct.
Daybreak Boy (IRE)80-1 (11-12) Detached towards rear, headway to join main group 5th, dropped to last 6th, struggling next, 7th of 8, dist behind An Tailliur (11-8) at Warwick 2m 5f hcp (4) gd in Sep.