Leicester

  • 15:00 Dick Saunders Novices' Hunters' Chase2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £1,560 2nd £484 3rd £242 4th £121
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  • Surface: Turf

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 8P42U1/ Yellow, Red Cross of Lorraine Beau Troubadour (FR) 992
10 12-0 S Flook Mr Matthew Barber (5) 1001
2 3-44U41 Red, Black braces, halved sleeves, quartered cap Bleuvito (IRE) 12
9 12-0 v1 S Turner Mr J Mahot (5) 1001
3 4P94-4P Orange, Brown disc, Brown cap, Orange spots No Reception (IRE) 48
12 12-0 t Lady S Brooke Miss L Brooke (5) 57 1001
4 1/112-1U Pale Blue, Scarlet cap Penmore Mill (IRE) 32
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 12-0 F Hutsby Mr T Ellis (5) 1001
5 315-113 Yellow, Royal Blue sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow star Shy John 39
Distance Winner
7 12-0 Peter Mason Mr P Mason (7) 1001
6 P1-2P24 Black, white diamond, striped sleeves, white cap Swallows Delight (IRE) 46
8 12-0 Mrs J Mansell Mr D Mansell 1001
7 PP2-1P8 White, Black star, Black and White halved sleeves, White cap, Black star Walter Wallace (IRE) 255
Distance Winner
8 12-0 S Flook Mr R Jarrett (3) 1001

Verdict

PENMORE MILL looked sure of finishing second on his debut under Rules at Kelso but unseated his rider at the last. The winner of five of his six starts in point-to-points, he can take this with a clear round. Swallows Delight has a decent second in one of these events at Cheltenham to his name and could figure while Bleuvito was placed over regulation fences last year and landed a point-to-point recently. Shy John is a multiple winner between the flags and is worth noting too.