12th March - Parham
The Crawley & Horsham

Next meeting

Going: Soft, heavy in places.
1st Race - 1.45pm. The C&H, K&SB and CL&C HUNT Race - 3m - 12st
American Spin Looked surly in both starts this season but may find this a bit easier.
Beneficiarius Proved jumping and stamina when sole finisher in gruelling conditions at Charing.
Bringinthebranston Pulled up at Charing and will need to improve from that.
Featherintheattic Only completion in points in when finishing last of three in April 2014.
Letskeepit Simple Stayed on well at Godstone and the step back up to three miles shouldn’t be a concern.
Noble Commander Only completed three times in the last two seasons and was last on each occasion.
On The Rob Yet to complete in points.
Sir Reecer Pulled up again at Godstone and will need to improve markedly to get round.
The Crafty Butcher Highly rated chaser and knowing connections he will be fit.
There You Are Placed in a maiden here last season, well beaten in tougher races this season.
Tiermore Pulled up at Charing but should find this easier.
Upton Mead Decent win and place rate in chases under rules, but makes his first start since December 2014.

The Crafty Butcher is heads and shoulders above the rest and should win cosily given a clear round. Beneficiarius has had plenty of time to recover from his exertions at Charing and he could manage to finish in the placings, as could Tiermore assuming connections run him and not Letskeepit Simple.

1. The Crafty Butcher     2. Tiermore           3. Beneficiarius
 
2nd Race - 2.20pm. The Tim Dunlop Memorial Subaru RESTRICTED Race - 3m - 12st
Barrafohona Pulled up in both starts this season and needs to improve.
Beneficiarius Proved jumping and stamina when sole finisher in gruelling conditions at Charing.
Big Bad Barry Beat a Tom Lacey debutant and two subsequent winners on debut.
Did You Ever Has form at the course but usually needs a few runs.
Jenna Pride Far from disgraced when finishing second at Charing and could come on again for that.
Leafy Arbour Failed to complete this season even after a change of rider.
Letskeepit Simple Stayed on well at Godstone and the step back up to three miles shouldn’t be a concern.
Macdougal Won his maiden at the course but only run once in the last two years.
My Alfie Pulled up at Charing but may improve for better ground.
My Brother Pat Finally won his maiden at Kingston Blount last season but needs firm ground.
Nimbus Lad Ran well to finish fourth at Godstone but three miles might stretch his stamina.
Porlock Bay Good place rate in points but needed blinkers to win his maiden.
Rua Nua Pulled up in Restricted at Charing after a spell of time off.
Weaverthorpe Took a while to win his maiden and may need an easier race.
Whatwillwedonext Failed to complete again at Godstone last weekend.
 
Big Bad Barry’s form is rock solid and he can provide David Maxwell with another winner in the area. Porlock Bay has run in some competitive races and he may find this easier if he decides to come here. If either Beneficiarius or Letskeepit Simple run in this then they entitled to grab a place, but Jenna Pride is a more certain runner.
 
1. Big Bad Barry        2. Porlock Bay        3. Jenna Pride
  
3rd Race - 2.55pm. The MIXED OPEN - 3m - 11st7lb
American Spin Looked surly in both starts this season but may find this a bit easier.
Crazy Eyes Chased home Conkies Lad at Charing and will improve for the run.
Featherintheattic Only completion in points in when finishing last of three in April 2014.
Glint Of Steel Had unbeaten record ended by a very good horse at Horseheath.
High Kite Not the toughest horse and was a tailed off second last time.
Iheardu Ran well at Higham on last run but this looks tougher.
Kimora Won the mares hunter chase at Fontwell but didn't run great at Higham, maybe needs softer going.
Kingsfold Flare Won Maiden and Restricted last season but this is a huge step up.
Latalanta Pulled up on both starts since return from four-year break.
Major Decision Consistently places at Open level but is 14-years-old now.
Patsy Finnegan Places in quality Mens Opens but carries a big penalty here.
Rey Nacarado Placed a couple of times and a similar result looks achievable here.
Sebadee Irish Open winner who may need a weaker race than this.
Seigneur Des Bois Won on both his visits to this course but on better ground.
Will Fight Impressive at Horseheath but this is a step up.
 
Glint Of Steel is back pointing in the South East after a defeat to Mr Mecurial last time out and he will surely win this on route to more South East Men’s Opens. Patsy Finnegan continues to defy his age and he will finish in the placings if he runs, while Rey Nacarado would be suited to a stamina test if the ground came up soft.
1. Glint Of Steel            2. Patsy Finnegan         3. Rey Nacarado

4th Race - 3.30pm. The SEHC CLUB MEMBERS Race for Veteran & Novice Riders - 3m - 12st
  
Curraigflemens Restricted winner who showed improvement to finish third to Done A Runner last time out.
Dallas Cloud Dual Irish point winner who has beaten the likes of Can Mestret, but hasn’t run for two years.
Definite Ridge Average form so far but usually runs much better in the South East.
Do You Follow Me Pulled up at Charing last time and wants it firm.
Done A Runner Won well twice this year and is the one to beat.
Duke Of Kentford Pulled up at Horseheath but second in this race last year.
High Kite Not the toughest horse and was a tailed off second last time.
Hold Em Cowboy Has finished no better than fourth in points and will do well to get that again.
Iheardu Ran well at Higham on last run but will need similarly good ground to show his best.
Kingsfold Flare Won well twice last season and probably best watched at this level.
Kornati Kid Pulled up in the Kent Grand National but may find this easier.
Mister Bricolage Won twice last season then was twice beaten favourite at Intermediate level.
Niki Royal Pulled up last time out but may come on for the run.
Noble Commander Only completed three times in the last two seasons and was last on each occasion.
Running In Heels Looked back to herself last time but will need similarly fast ground.
Shantou Breeze Beaten in two good races this season and will find this easier.
Star Of Massini Outbattled by Come On You in heavy ground at Charing and will improve for the run.
Talkin Thomas Well beaten twice at Higham this season and needs to improve.
 
Done A Runner has continued his great form since leaving Alan Hill and he can make it a hat trick for the season. Curraigflemens wasn’t far behind him at Horseheath and a repeat of that run would see him go close, but Star Of Massini holds a better chance after his good run at Charing last time out.
 
1. Done A Runner           2. Star Of Massini            3. Curraigflemens
  
5th Race - 4.05pm. The SEHC MEMBERS CONDITIONS Race - 3m - 12st
Brave Encounter Won Restricted then was a good third to Green Winter last time.
Classic Destiny Won here last season but carries a double penalty.
Curraigflemens Restricted winner who showed improvement to finish third to Done A Runner last time out.
Dallas Cloud Dual Irish point winner who has beaten the likes of Can Mestret, but hasn’t run for two years.
De Clare Man A good third to Come On You at Charing and could improve for the run.
Definite Ridge Average form so far but usually runs much better in the South East.
Howryagettinon Placed four times in 2014 but missed last season.
Lexington Town Pulled up at Godstone after first run for two years.
Lilbitluso Supremely impressive to win three times this season and could be a different class.
Owenacurra Fourth in the Kent Grand National but isn’t the most willing horse.
Proximo Good form last season but pulled up on first two starts.
Running In Heels Looked back to herself last time but will need similarly fast ground.
Star Of Massini Outbattled by Come On You in heavy ground at Charing and will improve for the run.
 
If Lilbitluso runs then there won’t be much the others can do to beat him as he has won all three of his starts by nearly a fence. Of those who could chase him home, Star Of Massini is probably the standout, closely followed by De Clare Man.
 
1. Lilbitluso           2. Star Of Massini                3. De Clare Man

6th Race - 4.40pm. The Latilla-Campbell OPEN MAIDEN Race - 3m - 12st
Basher Brian Unraced.
Big Kev Fell on only start last season.
Brogeen Boy Fell when travelling well at Ampton two months ago.
Connies Height Fell on debut.
Dccovi Didn’t improve his form when unseating at Charing last time.
Gersjoeycasey Placed in Ireland including when only beaten a head.
Gorhams Gift Poor form under rules and hasn’t run since July 2014.
Harodale Finished second on first start for connections and will be winning soon.
Holm Hill Third at Barbury in December where Letskeepit Simple pulled up.
Iskrabob Second to Kingsfold Flare last season. Brought down at Charing through no fault of his own. 
Lickety Split Finished last in two runs in Ireland but cost £20,000 at Doncaster.
Major Hindrance Unraced half-brother to Monbeg Dude.
Minmore Present Placed in Ireland as a four-year-old, last ran in January.
On The Rob Yet to complete in points.
Peggy’s Hero Placed nine times in point-to-points now without winning one.
Rescued Glory Finished second on debut in Ireland in December.
Rockatino Failed to complete in point-to-points this season.
Scorpion Star Placed at first Cottenham meeting but hasn’t run for a while now.
There You Are Placed in a maiden here last season, well beaten in tougher races this season.
West Lake Pulled up on only start in Ireland in November.
 
An unusually competitive South East maiden where a number of horses have already run a few times in Ireland this season. The one with the biggest potential seems to be Rescued Glory, while Minmore Present and Gersjoeycasey will be fit and ready to run as well. Of the others Lickety Split may finally make his UK debut and will have benefitted from a gallop around Godstone last week, while Major Hindrance may finally be ready to make his debut. 
 
1. Rescued Glory    2. Minmore Present     3. Gersjoeycasey
  

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Going: Soft, heavy in places.
Entries are high in quantity and quality at Parham on Saturday, where a number of horses are likely to go off short priced favourites if they run.
The meeting kicks off with the Hunt Members race, where the Gorman’s The Crafty Butcher looks a different league to the others. This is set to be Marcus’s final season riding between the flags and this horse can help him cap off his successful pointing career in style.
David Maxwell had two rides and two winners at Godstone on Sunday, and he can further improve his record in the South East if Big Bad Barry takes up his engagement in the Restricted. The five-year-old won on debut at Larkhill with two subsequent winners well beaten in behind. His biggest danger hailing from the South East appear to be Nick Pearce’s Jenna Pride.
The Mixed Open sees Glint Of Steel return to the South East scene after a trip to Horseheath last time out, where he met his first defeat in this country to last year’s Cheltenham Intermediate Final winner, Mr Mercurial. He will be tough to beat in this easier race and will likely start at short odds.
Done A Runner has found his niche in Novice Riders races with him and Jack Andrews two from two this season. It’s hard to see anything capable of stopping them achieving a hat trick but the course may suit Wayne Russell’s hold up tactics on Kingsfold Flare.
The Club Members Conditions race has a surprise entry in Lilbitluso, who is unbeaten this season for his Chesire-based trainer, Joe O’Shea. He looks a class horse already and will barely need to break a sweat to win if he turns up.
The concluding Open Maiden race sees plenty of horses with Irish point form lining up, including Rescued Glory who was placed second on his debut in December, while Minmore Present and Gersjoeycasey have also benefitted from a few runs across the Irish Sea. 
1st Race - 1.45pm. The C&H, K&SB and CL&C HUNT Race - 3m - 12st
1. The Crafty Butcher Mr M. Gorman 2/9F
2. Beneficiarius Miss H. Moore 3/1
Time: 8mins 0s
Distances: A distance

2nd Race - 2.20pm. The Tim Dunlop Memorial Subaru RESTRICTED Race - 3m - 12st  
1. Nimbus Lad Mr O. Wedmore 10/1
2. Jenna Pride Mr S. Davies-Thomas 11/10F
3. Rua Nua Mr R. Defago 4/1
Time: 7mins 05s
Distances: 10l, 20l

3rd Race - 2.55pm. The MIXED OPEN - 3m - 11st7lb
1. Will Fight Mr S. Davies-Thomas EvensF
2. Crazy Eyes Miss T. Worsley 6/1
3. Rey Nacarado Mrs G. Ellies 6/1
Time: 7mins 02s
Distances: Runin, 6l

4th Race - 3.30pm. The SEHC CLUB MEMBERS Race for Veteran & Novice Riders - 3m - 12st
1. Curraigflemens Mr S. Roche 2/1
2. Talkin Thomas Mr S. Croft 8/1
3. Definite Ridge Mr R. Glennon 12/1
Time: 7mins 01s
Distances: 12l, 2l

5th Race - 4.05pm. The SEHC MEMBERS CONDITIONS Race - 3m - 12st
1. Brave Encounter Mr S. Davies-Thomas 2/1F
2. De Clare Man Miss R. Grissell 7/1
3. Dallas Cloud Mr S. Roche 5/1

Time: 7mins 13s
Distances 1l, short head.

6th Race - 4.40pm. The Latilla-Campbell OPEN MAIDEN Race - 3m - 12st
1. Rescued Glory Mr P. York 2/1
2. Harodale Mr J. Bailey EvensF
3. West Lake Mrs G. Ellis 10/1 
Time: 7mins 26s
Distances: 5l, 3l. 
Parham: Review    
Soft with heavy patches saw some smaller than expected fields at Parham on Saturday, but the racing was competitive nonetheless. The opening race was the hunt members, where The Crafty Butcher schooled around upsides Beneficiarius for a circuit before effortlessly going clear under Marcus Gorman. Marcus is hoping for a memorable season on his new acquisition before hanging up his boots and handing the reins over to his son, George.
The Subaru Restricted was won cosily by Nimbus Lad, who was an initial winner for his trainer Damien Carden. Officer Cadet Oz Wedmore was in the saddle, proving that celebrations of his Sandown victory the previous day hadn’t taken their toll too much.
The third race marked the beginning of David Kemp’s domination of the card. Will Fight was his representative in the Mixed Open and seemed to be the only horse during the whole day that didn’t notice the underfoot conditions, winning by a distance under Sam Davies-Thomas.
Curraigflemens was David’s runner in the Veteran & Novice riders race and he provided 22-year-old Shane Roche with his first winner. All the horses that made it over the last fence finished very tired, with Definite Ridge stopping to a walk up the run in to allow Talkin Thomas to snatch second.
David Kemp’s treble was completed with Brave Encounter in the Club Members Conditions race, as he held on the fast finishing De Clare Man. The eight-year-old has shown his appreciation for the drop back to point-to-pointing, winning his second race this season for connections.
The final race of the day saw Phil York belatedly bag a winner in the South East, as he patiently nursed Tim Underwood’s Rescued Glory round to win on his second ever start.
Race reports
by Nicola, Stephanie & Martyn Dean

Race 1: The Crawley & Horsham, Kent & Surrey Bloodhounds, Chiddingfold, Leconfield & Cowdray Hunt Members, Subscribers & Farmers Race
Two runners contested the race with The Crafty Butcher (Marcus Gorman) the 1/5 favourite and Beneficarius (Hayley Moore) priced at 5/2. The pair set of steadily and remained side by side jumping well for one and a half circuits of the track. However then Marcus Gorman asked The Crafty Butcher to open up an advantage over Beneficarius and the pair continued to pull away over the final four fences. They had a distance advantage over Beneficarius at the penultimate fence and both horses and jockeys continued at their own pace over their final two obstacles with the Crafty Butcher crossing the winning line before Beneficarius had jumped the final fence.
1st The Crafty Butcher Marcus Gorman 1/5 (Favourite)
2nd Beneficarius Hayley Moore 5/2
Distances: A Distance
Time: 8 mins 0 secs
Two finished

Race 2: The Tim Dunlop Memorial Subaru Restricted Race
Seven runners contested the restricted race with Jenna Pride (Sam Davies-Thomas) sent off the even money favourite. Weaverthorpe (Emily Harbour) was also popular at 3/1 and Rua Nua (Richard Defago) was priced at 4/1. Nimbus Lad (Oz Wedmore) opened at 7/1 but drifted to 10/1 which was also the price offered by the bookies for Macdougal (Will Hickman) whilst Leafy Arbour (Louise Ellis) and Barrafohona (Tabitha Worsley) were priced at 14/1.
Rua Nua led the runners from the starter followed by Nimbus Lad, Weaverthorpe, Macdougal, Jenna Pride, Leafy Arbour and Barrafohona. The seven runners all jumped well throughout their first circuit and Weaverthorpe jumped up into the lead at fence six ahead of Rua Nua and Nimbus Lad with Jenna Pride a further two lengths back followed by Macdougal with Barrafohona a further three lengths back and Leafy Arbour another two lengths behind. Macdougal hit the eighth fence and dropped back behind Jenna Pride. As the seven runners set out with a circuit to race Weaverthrope continued to lead by two lengths from Rua Nua and Nimbus Lad with Jenna Pride and Macdougal a further three lengths behind followed by Barrafohona another four lengths behind and Leafy Arbour becoming detached ten lengths behind Barrafohona. The seven runners all took their second open ditch (fence twelve) well and Jenna Pride jumped up into third behind Weaverthrope and Rua Nua whilst Leafy Arbour pulled up having become detached . At fence fifteen Rua Nua led by a length from Weaverthorpe with Nimbus Lad and Jenna Pride three lengths further back. Barrafohona also started to make up ground as Macdougal started to struggle and pulled up. Nimbus Lad started to challenge approaching the sixteenth fence as Weaverthorpe started to weaken. Nimbus Lad raced to the penultimate fence with Jenna Pride but on landing started to pull away from the favourite and had a four length advantage at the final fence which extended on the run
to the winning post. Weaverthorpe pulled up at the penultimate fence leaving Rua Nua and Barrafohona to come home in third and fourth.
1st Nimbus Lad Oz Wedmore 10/1
2nd Jenna Pride Sam Davies-Thomas Evens (Favourite)
3rd Rua Nua Richard Defago 4/1
4th Barrafohona Tabitha Worsley 14/1
Distances: 7 lengths and 20 lengths
Time: 7mins 05 secs
Four finished

Race 3: The Half Moon, Warninglid Mixed Open Race
Seven runners made up the field for the mixed open with Will Fight (Sam Davies-Thomas) the 6/4 favourite. Seigneur des Bois (Ali Stirling) was priced at 10/3 whilst Crazy Eyes (Tabitha Worsley) was 9/2. Rey Nacarado (Gina Andrews) was next in the betting at 11/2 followed by Sebadee (Phil York) at 6/1. Major Decision (Chris Dennington) was priced at 10/1 and Latalanta (Will Hickman) was the 14/1 outsider.
Crazy Eyes and Seigneur Des Bois were the early leaders ahead of Rey Nacarado, Latalanta, Sebadee, Major Decision and Will Fight. All seven runners jumped well throughout their first circuit with Crazy Eyes and Rey Nacardo leading the field by two lengths from Latalanta, Seigneur Des Bois, Sebadee, Will Fight and Major Decision as they set out onto their second circuit. Latalanta made a mistake at fence ten and lost momentum and dropped to the back of the field on the run to the eleventh fence as Will Fight started to move through the field into third. Latalanta was pulled up at fence twelve (second open ditch) as Will Fight jumped up to join Rey Nacarado and Crazy Eyes. The leading trio opened up a six length advantage over Sebadee, Major Decision and Seigneur Des Bois on the run to the thirteenth fence. Rey Nacarado made a mistake at fence thirteen as Will Fight started to open up an advantage over his rivals. By fence fifteen Will Fight had a ten length advantage over Crazy Eyes with Rey Nacarado a further three lengths behind. Sebadee was in fourth four lengths clear of Major Decision with Seigneur Des Bois a further eight lengths behind.
Will Fight took the fifteenth and sixteenth fences well and continued to pull away from his rivals, coming out of the dip to the penultimate fence Will Fight had a twenty five length advantage over Crazy Eyes who was four lengths clear of Rey Nacarado. Will Fight took the final fence fluently to secure victory with Crazy Eyes and Rey Nacardo completing in second and third. Sebadee, Major Decision and Seigneur Des Bois all pulled up before the penultimate fence.
1st Will Fight Sam Davies-Thomas 6/4 (Favourite)
2nd Crazy Eyes Tabitha Worsley 9/2
3rd Rey Nacarado Gina Andrews 11/2
Distances: A distance and 5 lengths
Time: 7mins 02 sec
Three finished

Race 4: The Spofforths LLP South East Hunts Club Members Race for Veteran & Novice Riders
Six runners lined up for the Veteran and Novice riders race with Star Of Massini (Jack Andrews) the 4/6 favourite. Curraigflemens (Shane Roche) drifted from 11/4 to 7/2 whilst Duke Of Kentford (Stewart Wright) was priced at 4/1. Talkin Thomas (Steven Croft) was an 8/1 chance whilst Definite Ridge (Ray Glennon) and Do You Follow Me (Isabel Mills) were both 12/1.
Curraigflemens led from Duke Of Kentford, Talkin Thomas, Do You Follow Me, Star Of Massini and Definite Ridge. The six runners remained tightly bunched over the first four fences but then Do You Follow Me started to drop back from his five rivals and by fence six was ten lengths behind. As the runners passed their point of departure Duke Of Kentford moved up to lead by half a length from Curraigflemens with Star Of Massini and Definite Ridge a further length behind the leading pair with Talkin Thomas three lengths further behind and Do You Follow Me detached from the others by twenty five lengths. Do You Follow Me was pulled up at the eleventh as the remaining five bunched up. Star Of Massini was slow over the twelfth fence (second open ditch) and as the runners turned to fence thirteen Definite Ridge gained the lead from Duke Of Kentford, Curraigflemens, Star Of Massini and Talkin Thomas. Definite Ridge continued to lead by a length at fence fifteen with Star Of Massini and Curraigflemens disputing second place ahead of Talkin Thomas and Duke Of Kentford. Definite Ridge and Curraigflemens opened up a three length advantage over Star Of Massini racing to the sixteenth fence and the leading pair started to pull further away from their rivals racing to the penultimate fence. They took the penultimate fence together but Curraigflemens then opened up an advantage on the run to the final fence. Curraigflemens cleared the last to secure the victory. Talkin Thomas finished strongly to take second ahead of a very tired Definite Ridge whilst Duke Of Kentford made a mistake at the penultimate fence and pulled up before the last and Star Of Massini was pulled up at the penultimate fence.
1st Curraigflemens Shane Roche 7/2
2nd Talkin Thomas Steven Croft 8/1
3rd Definite Ridge Ray Glennon 12/1
Distances: 10 lengths and 3 lengths
Time: 7mins 07 secs
Three finished

Race 5: The St James’s Place Wealth Management & J Trumper Esq South East Hunts Club Members Conditions Race
Brave Encounter (Sam Davies-Thomas) was sent off the Evens favourite in five runner conditions race. Proximo (Johnny Bailey) was also well backed at 5/4 whilst Dallas Cloud (Shane Roche) and Running In Heels (Gina Andrews) were both priced at 5/1 and De Clare Man (Rose Grissell) was 7/1.
Brave Encounter led the runners from the starter followed by De Clare Man, Dallas Cloud, Running In Heels and Proximo. By fence four (first open ditch) Brave Encounter had a four length advantage over De Clare Man and Dallas Cloud with Running In Heels a length further behind and Proximo another two lengths back. The five runners all
jumped well throughout their first circuit until fence six where De Clare Man made a mistake shooting Rose Grissell up the horse’s neck but the partnership was maintained and Running In Heels moved up to take second place with a good jump. As the five runner set out onto their final circuit Brave Encounter continued to lead by two lengths from Running In Heels, De Clare Man, Dallas Cloud and Proximo. Running In Heels tried to close the gap on the leader at fence twelve (second open ditch) but Brave Encounter added another burst of pace after fence twelve and opened up a four length advantage over Running In Heels with Dallas Cloud moving up into third ahead of Proximo and De Clare Man. Brave Encounter was slow over the fourteenth fence allowing Dallas Cloud and Proximo to close with De Clare Man also in touch as Running In Heels dropped back a couple of lengths. Proximo jumped up beside Brave Encounter at the fifteenth fence but then De Clare Man also made a moved and joined the leader at the sixteenth fence where Running In Heels pulled up having become detached. The remaining four turned to the penultimate fence with Brave Encounter gaining the advantage again and De Clare Man and Dallas Cloud chasing as Proximo started to find the going tough. The trio took the penultimate fence with Brave Encounter just holding the advantage. All three still had a chance at the final fence and on the run to the winning post Brave Encounter managed to hold onto his advantage over De Clare Man and Dallas Cloud who were battling for second with De Clare Man just holding on.
1st Brave Encounter Sam Davies-Thomas Evens (Favourite)
2nd De Clare Man Rose Grissell 7/1
3rd Dallas Cloud Shane Roche 5/1
Distances: 1 ½ lengths and a short head
Time: 7mins 13 secs
Three finished

Race 6: The SL Systems Open Maiden Race.
Five horses made their way to the starter for the 3 mile maiden race. Harodale (Johnny Bailey) was the bookies 4/6 favourite with Rescued Glory (Phil York) at 5/2. Big kev (Will Hickman) was next in the betting at 5/1 followed by West Lake (Gina Andrews) at 6/1 and Dccovi (Tabitha Worsley) at 7/1.
Big Kev led the runners over the first fence ahead of Dccovi, Harodale, West Lake and Rescued Glory as the five runners set a steady pace. The five runners remained tightly grouped together with Rescued Glory and West Lake racing wider on the track looking for better ground over their first circuit. At fence nine West Lake and Big Kev led by half a length from Harodale, Dccovi and Rescued Glory. Dccovi brushed through the top of fence nine but got top the other side. West Lake and Big Kev continued to lead at fence twelve (second open ditch) but on landing West Lake gained a lengths advantage over Big Kev with Harodale. Rescued Glory moved into fourth a further two lengths behind with Dccovi half a length back in fifth. Big Kev made a mistake at the thirteenth fence but remained only a length behind West Lake and Harodale. West Lake and Harodale continued to battle for the lead over the fifteenth and sixteenth fences with Big Kev, Rescued Glory and Dccovi all still within three lengths of the leading duo. Racing out of the dip towards the penultimate fence West Lake and Harodale continued to lead but Rescued Glory jumped up beside the leading pair and then gained a two length advantage on the run to the final fence. Rescued Glory took the final fence well and continued to race away from Harodale and West Lake who fought it out for second with
Harodale getting the better of West Lake. Big Kev completed in fourth whilst Dccovi pulled up at the penultimate fence.
1st Rescued Glory Phil York 5/2
2nd Harodale Johnny Bailey 4/6 (Favourite)
3rd West Lake Gina Andrews 6/1
4th Big Kev Will Hickman 5/1
Distances: 4 lengths and 3 lengths
Time: 7mins 26 secs