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3:15 Leicester 18 Feb 2021

Dick Saunders Novices' Hunters' Chase (Div I)

(Class 5) (6yo+) (2m6f151yds) 2m6½f Heavy 16 fences 2 omitted
1st £2,989.08 2nd £877.68 3rd £438.84 4th £219.42


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
8 112 t 130 104 127
b g Laveron - Chamanka (FR) (Cadoudal)
Held up in behind leaders, tracked leaders 8th, led going easily 10th, mistake and headed 3 out (usual 4 out), ridden after 2 out, edged left but led again run-in, kept on well towards finish (op 8/11)
9 1011 100 102 122
br g Great Pretender (IRE) - Tante Zoe (FR) (Danzero)
Midfield, headway and tracked leaders 11th, led 3 out (usual 4 out), ridden after 2 out, headed run-in, no extra towards finish (op 14/1)
3  27 [29¼]
7 112 ht 126 74 100
b g Coastal Path - Santa Bamba (FR) (Saint Des Saints)
Held up in rear, headway and chased leaders 4 out, going okay 3 out (usual 4 out), went third before 2 out, ridden and no impression when tired jump last, weakened run-in (op 11/2)
4  42 [71¼]
8 112 105 30 53
b g Black Sam Bellamy (IRE) - Mistress Nell (Thethingaboutitis)
Always towards rear, left in remote fourth last, tailed off (op 28/1 tchd 40/1)
10 1011 119
bb g Panoramic I - Que Du Charmil (FR) (Grand Seigneur)
Midfield, fell 2nd (op 12/1 tchd 11/1)
12 112 p 86
bb g Definite Article - Marble Sound (IRE) (Be My Native)
Held up in behind leaders, close up 5 out, ridden before 3 out (usual 4 out), soon weakened, went remote fourth after 2 out, pulled up approaching last (op 80/1 tchd 66/1)
11 112 tp
b g Witness Box (USA) - Ellenmae Rose (IRE) (Henbit)
Towards rear, headway 8th, ridden after 4 out, weakened before 3 out (usual 4 out), soon pulled up (op 100/1)
10 112 t
gr g King's Theatre (IRE) - Silver Proverb (Silver Patriarch)
Tracked leader, led after 7th, headed when mistake 10th, ridden and weakening when mistake 4 out, well behind when pulled up before 3 out (usual 4 out) (trainer said gelding made a respiratory noise) (op 150/1)
9 102 tp
gr m Ballingarry (IRE) - Gelee Royale (FR) (Royal Charter)
Towards rear of midfield, headway 8th, ridden 5 out, weakened 4 out, well behind when pulled up before 3 out (usual 4 out) (tchd 33/1 and 50/1)
9 1013 p 103
ch g Midnight Legend - Lady Samantha (Fraam)
Always towards rear, not fluent 1st, became detached 4th, tailed off when pulled up after 7th (op 40/1 tchd 66/1)
8 1013 t
b g Beneficial - Sonus Beo (IRE) (Sonus)
Towards rear, headway 10th, tracked leaders going okay after 4 out, briefly went third 3 out (usual 4 out), ridden and weakened before 2 out, tired when pulled up after 2 out (op 11/2)
8 1013
b g Mahler - Losing Grip (IRE) (Presenting)
Close up, jumped right and bumped rival 1st, led 2nd, jumped left 5th, headed after 7th, pushed along when mistake 9th, in rear when mistake and pecked on landing 10th, soon pulled up (op 100/1 tchd 150/1)
7 112 h 71
b g Fair Mix (IRE) - No Virtue (Defacto I)
Midfield, ridden and dropped to rear after 7th, tailed off when pulled up before 8th (op 150/1)
7 109 p
b g Schiaparelli (GER) - Colline De Fleurs (Alflora)
Raced freely, led, jumped left and hampered rival 1st, headed 2nd, close up from 7th, pushed along and lost position 4 out, ridden and weakening when blundered 3 out (usual 4 out), soon pulled up (op 16/1)
8 109
br m Presenting - Labarynth (IRE) (Exit To Nowhere)
Held up in behind leaders, lost position and dropped to rear 8th, tailed off when pulled up 3 out (usual 4 out) (op 14/1)
Second fence in the home straight omitted due to ground
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