Jumping For Joy On Racing TV Novices' Chase 2m 3f 51y

  • (5yo+, 2m 3f 51y, Class 4, 5 runners)
  • Winner £5,458 2nd £1,603 3rd £801 4th £401 5th £350 6th £350 7th £350 8th £350
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 7.00s
  • Off time: 15:45:45
Full result
Result 15:45 Catterick
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Saint Sonnet 1/5f
2nd 2 Crixus's Escape 9/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR
1 1-11563
Royal blue and yellow (quartered), royal blue sleeves, yellow spots, royal blue cap Saint Sonnet (FR) 88
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:H Cobden
  • Form: 1-11563
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
5 156 11-2 P F Nicholls H Cobden
2 431-455
White, Royal Blue chevron, Pink cap Crixus's Escape (IRE) 34
  • T:G Boanas
  • J:Sean Quinlan
  • Form: 431-455
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 124
7 152 10-12 G Boanas Sean Quinlan 124
3 2/3F434
Dark blue and light blue diamonds, dark blue sleeves, light blue armlets, white cap Duc De Grissay (FR) 38
  • T:A M Thomson
  • J:Ryan Mania
  • Form: 2/3F434
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 115
7 152 10-12 A M Thomson Ryan Mania 115
4 3U2P34
EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap Exit To Where (FR) 23
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:D R Fox
  • Form: 3U2P34
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12pt
  • OR: 107
6 152 10-12 pt Miss Lucinda V Russell D R Fox 107
5 751121/
ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), BLACK and WHITE striped sleeves and cap On A Promise (IRE) 701
  • T:N G Richards
  • J:Craig Nichol
  • Form: 751121/
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 115
8 152 10-12 N G Richards Craig Nichol 115

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2019   Louis' Vac Pouch (IRE)
  • T:Henry Oliver
  • J:J McGrath
7 11-4 Henry Oliver J McGrath 1/16

In depth

Verdict

Paul Nicholls should complete a quick double via Cheltenham entry SAINT SONNET. A winner over fences and three times successful over hurdles in France, including in Listed company, he has his first start for the champion trainer and should have no problems getting off the mark before going on to better things. Crixus's Escape, three times a hurdles winner, made an early mistake on his chasing debut here and never recovered while Duc De Grissay makes his debut over fences though at least he's shown he handles the conditions. Exit To Where won't mind the going either though needs further but On A Promise is interesting having won three of his last four starts over hurdles, the latest in March 2018, and his stable have no problems getting one ready.

Formwatch

Saint Sonnet (FR)(10-12) 3rd of 8, 6 1/2l behind Doctor Squeeze (11-2) at Auteuil 2m 2f lst (1) hvy in Nov.

Crixus's Escape (IRE)11-2 (10-13) Held up last, hit 9th, mistake next, never on terms but plugged on run-in, 5th of 6, 26 3/4l behind Schiehallion Munro (11-4) at Catterick 2m 3f hcp (3) sft in Jan.

Duc De Grissay (FR)9-2 (10-9) Held up, headway 5th, soon tracked leaders, ridden 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 9l behind Silva Eclipse (11-1) at Haydock 3m hcp (3) hvy in Jan.

On A Promise (IRE)9-2 (11-2) Mid-division, went 4th from 6th, led before 2 out, kept on well towards finish, won at Market Rasen 2m 7f hcp (4) gs in Mar beating Loch Linnhe (11-2) by 5l, 9 ran.

Exit To Where (FR)11-2 (10-13) Chased leaders, not fluent 4th, went 2nd 11th until after 14th, looked well beaten 4 out, closed from 2 out and threatened last, 4th and no impression towards finish, 4th of 6, 2 1/4l behind Dr Hooves (11-0) at Musselburgh 3m hcp (4) sft in Feb.