Racing TV Novices' Chase (GBB Race) 2m 2f
- (4yo+, 2m 2f, Class 3, 3 runners)
- Winner £7,080 2nd £3,262 3rd £1,630 4th £816 5th £350 6th £350 7th £350 8th £350
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 31.85s
- Off time: 13:19:10
|1st||1 Rockstar Ronnie||13/8j|
Rockstar Ronnie (IRE) 14
|6||162 11-8||D Skelton||Bridget Andrews||132|
Atholl Street (IRE) 26
|6||156 11-2 t||P F Nicholls||H Cobden||132|
Sebastopol (IRE) 9
|7||156 11-2 bt||T Lacey||Aidan Coleman||140|
The frustrating Sebastopol finished runner-up once again at Cheltenham last week though faced a tough task in a Grade 2 novice chase. He’s weighted to come out best but ATHOLL STREET is taken to improve on last month’s chasing bow when second in a handicap at Fakenham. Out of an unraced sister to the brilliant Kicking King, there should be plenty more to come from Paul Nicholls’ charge over fences. Rockstar Ronnie won over track and trip a fortnight ago but is penalised for that success.
Rockstar Ronnie (IRE)16-1 (11-9) Made virtually all, pushed along and pressed approaching 3 out, 2 lengths ahead and in command last, ridden clear, won at Kempton 2m 2f hcp (3) gd in Nov beating Due Reward (11-13) by 4 1/4l, 9 ran.
Atholl Street (IRE)11-10fav (11-8) Raced keenly and kept wide tracking winner, pushed along and outpaced turning in, not fluent last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 3, 11l behind Paddys Motorbike (11-3) at Fakenham 2m hcp (3) gd in Oct.
Sebastopol (IRE)25-1 (11-2) Held up in 4th, mistake 2nd, outpaced from 4 out, went modest 3rd when left 2nd at the last, never any chance with winner, 2nd of 4, 4 3/4l behind Third Time Lucki (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m (1) gd in Nov.