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3:35 Chepstow 13 Oct 2018

Smerdon Tree Services Novices' Chase (Listed Race) (For The Robert Mottram Memorial Trophy)

(Class 1) (4yo+) (2m3f98yds) 2m3½f Good 16 fences
1st £16,465 2nd £7,450


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
6 112 129 150
b g Darsi (FR) - Lucy Walters (IRE) (King's Ride)
Settled in last, left 2nd at 13th, challenged going best when led and pecked last, soon ridden clear (op 5/1 tchd 6/1)
2  6
8 112 147 123 146
b g Midnight Legend - Reverse Swing (Charmer)
Led at decent pace, shaken up before 13th, ridden and headed and pecked last, immediately outpaced flat (op 7/4)
7 112
b g Kayf Tara - No Need For Alarm (Romany Rye)
Enthusiastic in 3rd, went 2nd at 4th, 2 lengths down and travelling strongly when much too low and fell 13th (op 11/4 tchd 5/1)
7 112
ch g Flemensfirth (USA) - Sommer Sonnet (IRE) (Taipan)
Raced keenly, 2nd until 4th, disputed 2nd until pushed along before 12th, outpaced and changing legs and rider not happy when pulled up quickly and dismounted next (jockey said gelding lost its action; vet said gelding had struck into itself and lost its left fore shoe) (op 5/2 tchd 6/4)
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