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2:30 Ascot 21 Dec 2018

Noel Novices' Chase (Grade 2)

(Class 1) (4yo+) (2m5f8yds) 2m5f Soft 17 fences
1st £19,932.50 2nd £7,479.50 3rd £3,745 4th £1,865.50


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
5 110 149 120 154
b g Vinnie Roe (IRE) - Pawnee Trail (IRE) (Taipan)
Reached for 1st, tracked leader, led 7th and mostly jumped well after, headed 12th, led again 4 out, shaken up to assert 2 out, ridden and stayed on stoutly from last, readily (op 8/11)
6 110 144 118 152
b g Jeremy (USA) - Get A Few Bob Back (IRE) (Bob Back)
Close up, challenged 3 out but soon ridden, chased winner after 2 out, good jump last and spirited challenge flat, stayed on but readily held (op 5/1)
3  8 [9½]
7 113 p 153 113 152
ch g Hard Spun (USA) - Layounne (USA) (Mt. Livermore)
Close up, blundered 10th, not fluent after and soon shaken up, driven after 3 out, took 3rd after 2 out, one pace (tchd 7/2)
4  13 [22½]
6 113 148 100 139
ch g Three Valleys (USA) - Bakhtawar (IRE) (Lomitas)
Led at moderate pace, not fluent 2nd, headed 7th, led again 12th to 4 out, still 2nd but held when mistake 2 out, weakened and mistake last (op 8/1)
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