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2:15 Fontwell 6 Oct 2018

Royal British Legion Sussex County Chase (A Novices' Limited Handicap)

(Class 4) (0-120, 4yo+) (2m3f104yds) 2m3½f Good To Soft 13 fences 2 omitted
1st £4,613.58 2nd £1,354.68 3rd £677.34 4th £350 5th £350 6th £350


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
7 1113 tp 122 107 125
bb g Davidoff (GER) - Lavircas (FR) (Lavirco)
Went 2nd after 5th, ridden to lead normal 3 out, 3 lengths clear passing last, idling and tying up final 100yds, just held on (op 11/4 tchd 3/1)
2  nk
7 118 t 122 107 124
b g King's Theatre (IRE) - Friendly Craic (IRE) (Mister Lord)
Raced freely, led and about 5 lengths clear, mistake 5th, headed normal 3 out, soon ridden, kept trying on extended run-in and closing again final 100yds, just failed (op 9/1 tchd 16/1)
3  nk [½]
5 111 115 99 115
ch g Noroit (GER) - None De Sivola (FR) (Cyborg)
Not fluent 3rd and 4th, went 3rd after next, 3 lengths 3rd turn, urged along passing omitted last, kept on gamely, tried to squeeze through between rivals final 75yds, not much room and just held, unlucky (op 7/1)
4  7 [7½]
6 118 h 117 94 112
b g Shantou (USA) - Back Log (IRE) (Bob Back)
Towards rear, driven before usual 3 out, no response and soon beaten (op 7/2)
5  37 [44½]
7 118 p 122 58 83
b g Shantou (USA) - Ballyquinn (IRE) (Anshan)
2nd when not fluent 2nd, dropped to rear 7th, struggling 9th, tailed off (tchd 3/1)
6  55 [99½]
6 107 102 13
bb g Bernebeau (FR) - Necossaise (FR) (Michel Georges)
Always last, driven from 4th, never travelling, struggling 8th, tailed off next (trainer's rep said gelding was unsuited by the going on this occasion, which was officially described as good to soft and would prefer a quicker surface) (op 11/2 tchd 4/1)
last fence omitted each circuit; wind
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