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17:25 Leicester

Thrusters Hunters' Chase (Class 6)

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 2m
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good in places; Good to Soft on Flat course)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £2,000 added
  • Winner: £1,249
  • 2nd: £387
  • 3rd: £194
  • 4th: £97
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 58.30s
  • Off Time: 17:25:25
  • 11 Ran
1

Jaamid

21 D
9/1
  • Form: 0280-25
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 12-6
  • Official Rating: 113
  • Trainer: W Hayes
  • Jockey: Mr M Wall

tracked leaders, blundered and unseated rider 4th

2

Muhtenbar

449
16/1
  • Form: 115/8PP-
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 12-6
  • Official Rating: 118
  • Trainer: Ms A Embiricos
  • Jockey: Mr Jonathan Bailey

never better than mid-division

3
25/1
  • Form: 02P6-PU
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 12-2
  • Official Rating: 90
  • Trainer: S Bowden
  • Jockey: Mr S Bowden

in rear when pulled up 6 out

4
22/1
  • Form: 3-421FP
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Official Rating: 95
  • Trainer: J M Turner
  • Jockey: Mr R Stearn

close up, ridden 4 out, left remote 2nd at last

5
  • Form: 05-2513
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Official Rating: 87
  • Trainer: G Bailey
  • Jockey: Mr G Greenock

led, headed 8th, tracked leader until 4 out, weakened 3 out, left 3rd at last

6
66/1
  • Form: P80P-PP
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Trainer: D C Gannon
  • Jockey: Mr O Garner

always in rear

8
  • Form: F3/P-422
  • Age: 13
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Trainer: John Buxton
  • Jockey: Mr R Jarrett

in touch, led 8th, dived violently right and headed 2 out, chased winner when dived right again and unseated rider last

9
66/1
  • Form: 6FPPF/P
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Official Rating: 110
  • Trainer: B Clarke
  • Jockey: Mr H Kinchin

mid-division, jumped right 5th, weakened next

10
  • Form: 3320-P7
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Trainer: Mrs J Mansell
  • Jockey: Mr D Mansell

in rear, behind when pulled up 6th

11

Naxox (FR)

33 D
33/1
  • Form: P3/PP-PP
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Official Rating: 104
  • Trainer: Ms A Hardy
  • Jockey: Miss Rachel King

in rear, headway to chase leaders 5th, ridden 4 out, no impression

12

Takeroc (FR)

16 t BFD
10/11
  • Form: 9034-F4
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Official Rating: 149
  • Trainer: R Barber
  • Jockey: Mr H Derham

held up, headway 4th, chased leader 4 out, going well when left in lead 2 out, soon clear, comfortable

7
NR
  • Form: 3/1PPPP-
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Official Rating: 85
  • Trainer: Mrs C James
  • Jockey: Miss Jenny Carr

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

TAKEROC hardly covered himself in glory when favourite at Ludlow last month but this drop to 2m is very much in his favour and Richard Barber's eight-year-old looks the one to beat here. Battlefield Bob was third over 2m5f here on his hunter chase debut and should be thereabouts again but a long absence will probably count against Fairwood Present and Jaamid tried to refuse when tailed off at Sandown three weeks ago. Muhtenbar was a decent performer in his heyday but became increasingly unreliable when with Henrietta Knight and it remains to be seen if new surroundings will rekindle his enthusiasm.

Formwatch

Jaamid 14-1 (11-11) Well in rear, modest 6th when blundered 3 out, tailed off when tried to refuse last, 5th of 12, dis behind Just Amazing (12-4) at Sandown 2m 4f hts chs (5) gs in Feb.

Muhtenbar 7-1 (11-12) Prominent, downed tools 4th, soon behind, pulled up before 7th, in a race won by Noble Crusader (11-3) at Ludlow 2m hcp chs 0-120 (3) sft in Dec '09, 8 ran.

Kinfayre Boy 14-1 (12-0) Led 6-9 & 12 til saddle slpd & ur bend aft 3 out, in a race won by Rakerin Lad (12-3) at Corbridge 3m ptp gs, 7 ran.

Basic Fact (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) With leaders on inside, led 7th to next, in touch, hit 11th, weakened 4 out, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Mount Benger (11-13) at Huntingdon 3m hts chs (6) sft in Feb, 7 ran.

Battlefield Bob (IRE) 15-2 (11-7) Led after 1st, not fluent next, mistake and joined from 8th, left clear 11th, mistake 2 out, hung left and headed approaching last, soon weakened, 3rd of 8, 19l behind What Of It (11-7) at Leicester 2m 4f nov hunt chs (6yo+) (5) gd in Feb.

Cheapside (IRE) 14-1 (12-0) in a race won by Current Exchange (12-0) at Whitwick Manor 3m ptp gs in Feb, 12 ran.

Fairwood Present (IRE) 5-1 (11-3) Mid-division, went 5th after 7th, close 4th when hampered 4 out, hampered 2 out, went 2nd last, switched left flat, no impression towards finish, 2nd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Ryeman (11-10) at Stratford 2m 1f hts chs (5) gf in May.

Made In Montot (FR) 50-1 (11-12) In rear, tailed off when pulled up before 10th, in a race won by Good Company (11-11) at Ludlow 2m 4f hts chs (6) gs in Feb, 13 ran.

Mister Pous (FR) 16-1 (12-0) Stdy hdwy 12; wknd app 3 out, 7th of 15, 39l behind Offshore Account (12-0) at Black Forest Lodge 3m ptp in Jan.

Naxox (FR) 33-1 (12-5) Sn to; pu 2 out, in a race won by Nomadic Dreamer (12-5) at Whitfield 3m ptp in Feb, 17 ran.

Takeroc (FR) 13-8fav (11-5) Prominent in chasing group, went 3rd 12th, chased winner 13th, blunderd and lost 2nd 2 out, weakened before last, 4th of 13, 19l behind Good Company (11-11) at Ludlow 2m 4f hts chs (6) gs in Feb.

Copper Bay (IRE) 100-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, weakened approaching 8th, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Quay Meadow (10-2) at Catterick 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gs in Mar '10, 14 ran.