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3:15 Chepstow 8 Oct 2016

totequadpot Novices' Chase (For The Robert Mottram Memorial Trophy)

(Class 2) (4yo+) (2m3f98yds) 2m3½f Good 16 fences
1st £19,494 2nd £5,724 3rd £2,862 4th £1,431


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
6 110 127 149
ch g Shirocco (GER) - Impudent (IRE) (In The Wings)
Raced enthusiastically, soon 2nd, led and hit 13th, soon ridden, hard pressed by three challengers at last but stayed on dourly under pressure to assert flat (op 9/2)
2  2
7 110 125 146
b g Oscar (IRE) - Gra-Bri (IRE) (Rashar)
Wore earplugs, held up in last pair, blundered 12th, effort next, driven and trying to challenge when mistake last, soon 2nd but no impression on winner after (op 8/1)
3  [3¾]
6 115 143 128 147
b g Smadoun (FR) - Kinevees (FR) (Hard Leaf)
Settled in last pair until effort 12th, upsides winner briefly 3 out, pushed along from next, not quicken last and soon lost 2nd but just clung on to 3rd (op 16/1)
4  shd [3¾]
4 103 112 133
b g Kapgarde (FR) - Nausicaa Des Obeaux (FR) (April Night)
Disputed 3rd place, effort 12th, hard driven from 2 out, close 4th when hit last, stayed on under pressure and nearly snatched 3rd (op 13/8 tchd 9/5)
5  13 [16¾]
8 115 115 136
b g Kapgarde (FR) - Loin De Moi (FR) (Loup Solitaire)
Pulled hard, led until ridden and headed 13th, weakened next, not hard pushed when beaten (jockey said that the gelding ran too freely) (op 11/1 tchd 12/1 and 15/2)
5 115 144 136
gr g Arcadio (GER) - Gypsy Kelly (IRE) (Roselier)
Disputed 3rd until ridden before 12th, 6 lengths 5th and well beaten when fell 2 out (tchd 9/4)
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