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2:00 Leicester 11 Dec 2019

Yuletide Novices' Handicap Chase

(Class 3) (0-135, 4yo+) (2m6f151yds) 2m6½f Good To Soft 18 fences
1st £8,057.52 2nd £2,365.92 3rd £1,182.96 4th £591.48 5th £350 6th £350

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Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
5 115 128 110 134
b g Beneficial - Holiday Time (IRE) (Turtle Island)
Took keen hold, held up in last, not fluent 6th, headway going easily 3 out, not fluent 2 out, soon nudged along, made strong challenge last, led run-in, pushed out final 110yds, readily (op 9/1 tchd 7/1)
2  2
6 1110 133 113 135
b g Shantou (USA) - Navaro (IRE) (Be My Native)
Tracked leaders on outer, ridden after 5 out, outpaced from 3 out, rallied and kept on well run-in, went second towards finish (op 9/2 tchd 4/1)
3  ¾ [2¾]
7 119 135 114 137
b g Flemensfirth (USA) - La Fisarmonica (IRE) (Accordion)
Took keen hold, close up, tracked leaders from 9th, slow jump 11th, not fluent 5 out, ridden and outpaced from 4 out, rallied and every chance after 2 out, bit short of room last, kept on final 110yds (op 6/4 tchd 5/4 and tchd 13/8)
4  1 [3¾]
6 112 125 103 126
gr g Cloudings (IRE) - Silent Valley (Forzando)
Took keen hold, held up in behind leaders, mistake 12th, headway going easily 3 out, ridden and made strong challenge after 2 out, short of room and bumped approaching last, switched right and kept on from last (op 12/1)
5  [5]
6 1013 t 122 99 122
b g Alfred Nobel (IRE) - Almutamore (IRE) (Almutawakel)
Close up, left in lead after 5 out, not fluent and headed 2 out, soon ridden, bumped rival approaching last, no extra run-in (vet said gelding lost it's left-hind shoe) (op 50/1)
6  nk [5¼]
6 115 128 105 127
ch g Midnight Legend - Lady Samantha (Fraam)
Chased leaders, jumped left 8th, ridden after 3 out, led 2 out, soon nudged along, hard pressed when jumped slightly left last, headed run-in, no extra and weakened final 110yds (op 9/2 tchd 5/1)
RO   
6 1112 t 135
br g Presenting - Specifiedrisk (IRE) (Turtle Island)
Soon led, jumped left 5th, led narrowly when ran out after 5 out (jockey said approaching the dividing rail into the home straight the gelding ran out) (op 7/1)
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