Racecards

13:55 Uttoxeter

Betfred Novices' Chase (Grade 2) (Class A )

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 2m
  • Going: Heavy
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 10.80s
  • 6 Ran
1st
Silk -
1
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots
4/1
  • Form 021-221
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 147

in touch, ridden when hit 3 out, kept on one pace

2
Silk - Dark Blue, White diamond, White cap, Dark Blue spots
  • Form 2135-11
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-7

made most to 5th, chased leader until outpaced after 3 out, rallied to chase winner approaching last, hung left, stayed on towards finish

3
Silk - WHITE, large BLACK spots, BLACK cap
4/1
  • Form 0P-2231
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-7

chased leaders, led 5th, ridden and headed 2 out, weakened last

4
Silk - Brown, Light Blue striped sleeves, Light Blue cap
200/1
  • Form 50-65P5
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-3
  • Official Rating 82

always behind

5
Silk - BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap
11/4
  • Form 1U1321
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2

held up, headway 7th, led 2 out, hit last, all out

6
Silk - Dark Blue, Yellow cross belts, Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue stars and stars on cap
8/1
  • Form 2-3P6FF
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-9

with leader to 5th, weakened next

In depth

Verdict

Possibly as good a race of its kind that we have seen all season, with My Will selected ahead of Contraband and Ashley Brook. The selection started the season well then slightly went off the boil. However, he looked to be back to his best last time when scoring in a Grade 2 event at Cheltenham, and we are taking the view that he can continue to build on that. The eight pounds he receives from Contraband could also be useful as Martin Pipe's gelding has proven himself very smart this season, including when scoring at Sandown at Grade 2 level last time. Of the others, Ashley Brook has revealed himself as a very interesting novice, although a slight setback means he has not raced since November, while Kadount, who has always been held in high regard by his trainer, finally came good over fences last time although, admittedly, he had run encouragingly behind some decent chasers prior to that. Once again, then, it all adds up to a smashing race, and one that can go to My Will.