13:10 Leicester

David Swift Memorial Novices' Chase (Class D)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 2m
  • Going: Soft (Heavy patches in the dip)
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Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 55.20s
  • 10 Ran
Silk - White, Dark Blue seams, Dark Blue and White halved sleeves, White cap


  • Form 610-12D
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-4

held up towards rear, mistake, not fluent 4th, behind from next

Silk - PINK and YELLOW diamonds, YELLOW sleeves and cap
  • Form 01-52F1
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-4

held up in touch, headway apr 7th, chased winner 9th until approaching 2 out, soon ridden and one-paced

Silk - BLACK, ORANGE sleeves, RED cap
  • Form 123P4-2
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-12

held up, not fluent early, ridden 9th, soon struggling

Silk - White, Emerald Green hoops, White sleeves, Emerald Green stars, Black cap
  • Form 5150-P5
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12

prominent until ridden approaching 2 out, soon weakened

Silk - LIGHT BLUE, WHITE cross belts, RED cap
  • Form 115140-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12

made all, jumped well , clear 5th, easily

Silk - MAROON and RED check, RED sleeves and cap
  • Form 24410/
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-12

held up in touch, mistake 4th, stayed on approaching last, never near leaders

Silk - EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap
  • Form 3P43-2P
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-12

tracked winner to 7th, ridden approaching 3 out, went 2nd again before next, no impression when mistake last

Silk - White, Dark Blue armlets and cap
  • Form 43/
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-12

prominent, ridden 7th, weakened next

Silk - Yellow, Dark Blue epaulets, sleeves and star on cap
  • Form 00/600-U
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-12

held up towards rear, headway approaching 5th, weakened 9th, behind when not fluent 3 out

Silk - Gold, Blue and Gold quartered cap
  • Form 00/P-5P
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-12

soon behind, not jumped well, tailed off and pulled up before 4 out

In depth


The chase course is always a lot quicker than the hurdles track. An open event with Fiori, who has won under all codes, heading the field. Pat Haslam's gelding was disqualified after causing intentional interference at Perth last time and is on a retrieval mission here. While he is still open to improvement over fences, he looks up against it in this. Monkerhostin, the equal of Fiori over hurdles, has yet to convince over fences and has nothing in hand of Bonus Bridge on their running at Warwick. The latter, who was making his chasing debut that day, was returning from was from a lay off and is taken to come out the best of that pair. However, the TEAMtalk vote goes to Midland Flame, who has been something of an under-achiever to date. A failure on soft ground last time, he will be more at home on this faster surface and is taken to win what looks a decent novice chase for the track.