Huntingdon

  • 15:10 StanJames.com On Twitter And Facebook Novices' Chase2m 110y

  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Soft (Heavy in places stable bend)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 43.50s
  • Off time: 15:10:39
15:10 Huntingdon Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Shotavodka (IRE) 4/11
2nd Bellenos (FR) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 35P-716 YELLOW, PURPLE hoops and armlets, hooped cap Bellenos (FR) 26
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-7 t1 D Skelton Harry Skelton 134 4/15.00
2 20-F13F Dark Blue, White seams, White sleeves, Dark Blue seams, Dark Blue cap Flaming Charmer (IRE) 35
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-7 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 122 8/19.00
3 2520-4R Red, White sleeves, Black stars, White cap Duaiseoir (IRE) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-0 Miss V Williams Jamie Hamilton (7) 119 20/121.00
4 7-92282 Emerald green and light blue stripes, diabolo on sleeves, emerald green cap, light blue diamond Shotavodka (IRE) 29
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-0 D Pipe A P McCoy 4/111.36
5 U99857 Red, emerald green sleeves, red stars, striped cap Wicklewood 19
Nag me
8 11-0 ht Mark Gillard Ryan Hatch (7) 88 150/1151.00

Verdict

SHOTAVODKA couldn't match the pace of Holywell on his chasing bow at Catterick but the winner is a potentially useful novice so there was no disgrace in that. He jumped well and can see off Bellenos in receipt of 7lb. Dan Skelton's gelding was out of his depth at Doncaster last time but has to be respected on an earlier defeat of Rio De Sivola at Ascot and preferred to the more exposed Flaming Charmer. Duaiseoir has a lot to prove after his latest run at Ludlow and Wicklewood is even more difficult to fancy.