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4:30 Leicester 13 Feb 2020

Dick Saunders Novices' Hunters' Chase

(Class 5) (6yo+) (2m6f151yds) 2m6½f Heavy 14 fences 4 omitted
1st £3,119.50 2nd £967.50 3rd £483.50 4th £242


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
6 117 t 122 58 127
b g No Risk At All (FR) - Rolie De Vindecy (FR) (Roli Abi)
Didn't jump with fluency, held up in rear, mistake and jockey lost iron briefly 2nd, headway 3 out (usual 5 out), hampered 2 out (usual 4 out), made strong challenge going easily before last (usual 2 out), ridden and led omitted last, kept on (op 11/2 tchd 7/1)
8 120 tb 110 57 120
b g Kalanisi (IRE) - Vindonissa (IRE) (Definite Article)
Chased leaders, jumped right and bumped rival 9th, soon pushed along, ridden before 2 out (usual 4 out), hampered by loose horse before last (usual 2 out), 10 lengths down over 1f out, kept on strongly and went second final 110yds (tchd 9/1)
3  [5]
11 1111 t 120 53 118
b g Tiger Hill (IRE) - Elhareer (IRE) (Selkirk)
Chased leaders on outer, bit short of room 10th, going okay when left in second 2 out (usual 4 out), ridden and every chance last (usual 2 out), no chance with winner from over 1f out, lost second final 110yds (op 10/3 tchd 3/1)
4  41 [46]
12 117 11 76
ch g Royal Anthem (USA) - Carraban Star (IRE) (Kahyasi)
Tracked leader, headway and joined leader before 9th, bumped 9th, left in lead 2 out (usual 4 out), soon ridden, headed after last (usual 2 out), got tired and weakened quickly omitted last (op 10/1 tchd 8/1)
5  66 [112]
8 120 129 10
b g Flemensfirth (USA) - Escrea (IRE) (Oscar)
Towards rear, headway 9th, not fluent 3 out (usual 5 out), ridden and weakened 2 out (usual 4 out), tired jump last, tailed off (op 9/1 tchd 8/1)
12 117 t 112
b g Alflora (IRE) - Starboard Tack (FR) (Saddlers' Hall)
Always towards rear, not fluent and ridden 7th, struggling when pulled up after 3 out (usual 5 out) (op 7/1 tchd 8/1)
8 110 108
b m Brian Boru - Relic Hunter (IRE) (Presenting)
Chased leaders, jumped right 3rd, not fluent and ridden 7th, struggling and dropped to last when tired jump 3 out (usual 5 out), soon pulled up
6 124
b g Black Sam Bellamy (IRE) - Angie Marinie (Sabrehill)
Always towards rear, ridden and dropped to last with one circuit to go, tailed off when pulled up 9th (trainer said gelding was not suited by the heavy going on this occasion and would appreciate a return to quicker surface) (op 11/1 tchd 12/1)
11 120 116
b g Westerner - Hirayna (Doyoun)
Led, 6 lengths ahead after 4th, reduced lead with one circuit to go, joined before 9th, blundered and unseated rider 2 out (usual 4 out)
The third-last and last fences in the home straight were omitted.
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