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13:40 Southwell

Wow-24-7 Novices' Chase (Class 4)

  • 5 Runners
  • Distance: 3m 110y
  • Going: Good (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £6,000 added
  • Winner: £3,899
  • 2nd: £1,145
  • 3rd: £572
  • 4th: £286
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 31.35s
  • Off Time: 14:10:40
  • 5 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
1
Silk - BLACK, yellow seams, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap

Grandads Horse

23 p BFC
10/11
  • Form 61/00-12
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 137

tracked leaders, not fluent 5th, went 2nd 11th, hit next, lost 2nd briefly before 13th, led 15th, going strongly when hit 3 out, clear when shaken up before last, comfortably

2
Silk - Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap
  • Form 6331F-2
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-12

tracked leaders in 4th, went 2nd 5th, lost 2nd and reminder 11th, went 2nd again briefly before 13th, soon ridden and weakened quickly, behind and pulled up before 4 out

3
Silk - Black, maroon striped sleeves
  • Form 1P1/P-21
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-12

led and soon clear, not fluent 3rd and 5th, reduced lead 9th, headed 15th, weakened quickly, tailed off

4
Silk - White, Emerald Green hoops, White sleeves, Emerald Green stars, Black cap
13/2
  • Form 4-2116F
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 125

held up last, not fluent 1st, went 4th 9th, went 3rd 12th, mistake 14th, chased winner next, pushed along and stayed on same pace and no impression from 3 out

5
Silk - Emerald Green, White armlets
100/1
  • Form 51/8PFP-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-12

chased leader until 5th, soon lost place and reminders before mistake next, never travelled after, dropped to rear 9th, soon lost touch, tailed off and pulled up before 13th

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Now Then Charlie is sent over the larger obstacles straight away having won a maiden hurdle at this track last month. He's a half-brother to a chase winner and should give a good account but it could pay to stick with experience and GRANDADS HORSE gets the nod. The latter went close again off today's mark at Market Rasen last time having won at the same track before that and is preferred to Sail And Return, a dual winner over timber last month but a faller on his recent chasing bow. Cock And Hen looks a bigger threat as McCoy takes over the reins after a second at Worcester.

Formwatch

Grandads Horse 3-10fav (11-5) Not fluent, tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner 3 out, no impression, 2nd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Bar De Ligne (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 4f nov chs (4) gd in Jun.

Cock And Hen (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, not fluent 1st, not much room 7th, went 2nd last, stayed on, not able to challenge, 2nd of 4, 2l behind Ambion Wood (11-0) at Worcester 2m 7f beg chase (4) gd in Jun.

Now Then Charlie (IRE) 15-8 (11-0) Led, headed after 3 out, soon beaten, 15 lengths 2nd when not fluent and left well clear last, won at Southwell 2m 4f NH mdn hdl (5) gd in Jun beating Barney Rubble (10-10) by 40l, 6 ran.

Sail And Return 7-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, in 5th when fell 4 out, in a race won by Bold Chief (11-7) at Stratford 2m 7f nov chs (4) gd, 6 ran.

Tango In The Night 4-1 (12-0) (cp) led to 7; strugg 11; pu 3 out, in a race won by Ease And Grace (11-7) at Thorpe Lodge 3m ptp gs in Feb, 8 ran.