6th March - Godstone
Mid Surrey Farmers Draghounds

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2nd March Going: Soft
1st Race - 1.00pm. The SEHC MEMBERS CONDITIONS Race - 3m - 12st
Bushwacker Once highly enough rated but, has pulled up on all five starts since a four year lay-off.
Coeur Brule Restricted winner who has very decent form in hunter chases, has a good chance.
Conna Cloud Ran well at Charing when fourth to Come On You but pulled up at Horseheath last week.
Counting House Capped off last season with a win at Penshurst, may need a few runs to resume that form.
Divine Folly Lightly raced 11-year-old, pulled up on only start this season at Ampton.
Excitable Island Looked very talented in 2014 but missed all of 2015. Best watched to see how he fares on return.
Heads Or Tails Very consistent and would be well worth an eachway bet, but hard to see him winning.
Lexington Town Three time winner but hasn't been seen since May 2014 and may need the run. 
Lord Multifix Proved to be on a going day at Charing last time out, enjoys a stamina test so the softer the better.
Minerfortyniner Won his maiden and restricted here and shouldn't be far away. 
Mr Bennett A bad mistake put paid to his chances at Charing, could go close if jumping improves.
North George Already run five times this season including winning his maiden and restricted, would need to improve.
Running In Heels Better ground saw her in her best light last time out, won’t appreciate any rain.
Shakalakaboomboom Finished 9th in the 2012 Grand National. Well beaten by Grand Gold last time out.
Time Is Tickin Improved last season and finished second to Impact Area at Fontwell. Disappointed when pulled up at Charing.
Wait No More Well beaten in both starts for the yard last season.
Will Fight Won this race 12 months ago, won nicely at Horseheath on seasonal debut and is the one to beat.

A few horses with not much between them, but Will Fight has easily the best recent form. Mr Bennett may appreciate a step back down to this distance after seemingly hitting the front too soon at Charing. Excitable Island is probably a better horse than Minerfortyniner but the latter has had a run and may strip fitter.  
1. Will Fight                   2. Mr Bennett                 3. Minerfortyniner
 
2nd Race - 1.35pm. The Dodson & Horrell PPORA CLUB MEMBERS RACE for Novice & Veteran Riders - 3m - 12st
Always A ChanceWon Maiden and Restricted for connections but well beaten at this level and may need more.
Be Definite Beaten just a short head by Buck Magic at Barbury in December and a repeat of that form should see him finish close.
Broughtons Bandit Won twice over around three-miles last season, not without a chance.
Bushwacker Once highly enough rated but, has pulled up on all five starts since a four year lay-off.
Conkies Lad Continued his good form when winning the Ladies at Charing, only has to carry a 3lb penalty here.
Excitable Island Looked very talented in 2014 but missed all of 2015. Best watched to see how he fares on return.
Fast Exit Failed to get very far in both starts this season.
Frankie Anson Showed nothing so far this season but usually takes a few runs to hit his form.
Hunters Lodge Won The Kent Grand National last time out, good form at the course and will want it the softer the better.
Iheardu Ran well at Higham on last run but will need similarly good ground to show his best.
Kaybeew Placed a few times last season but may need an easier race than this.
Mazuri Cowboy Well rated under rules and has only contested competitive Ladies this season, will appreciate an easier race.
Nightcap Jack Was given a good ride to win at Horseheath last time, needs to have his head in front, though.
Rua Nua Pulled up in Restricted at Charing after a spell of time off.
Running In Heels Better ground saw her in her best light last time out, won’t appreciate any rain.
Shannon Smacker Tailed himself off fairly early at Charing before pulling up.
Star Of Massini Out battled by Come On You at Charing but should come on for the run and isn’t without a chance.
Ukrainian Star Pulled up in competitive Larkhill Novice Riders last week.
Wait No More Well beaten in both starts for the yard last season.
Witch’s Hat Placed in a couple of Opens last season but well beaten at Charing
Yukon Delta Disappointing in all three starts this season.

Conkies Lad looks like he’s made for Ladies Opens, but he should be capable of bagging a few more of these for Izzie Marshall before he gets weighed down by penalties. Hunters Lodge course form is very good and he should come on again for his win at Charing. The third horse could well depend on whatever Jack Andrews rides, but the York’s Broughtons Bandit is a safer choice given his superiorly experienced jockey.
1. Conkies Lad      2. Hunters Lodge      3. Broughtons Bandit
  
3rd Race - 2.10pm. The MIXED OPEN - 3m - 11st7lb
Broughtons Bandit Won twice over around three-miles last season, but means he has to carry an 8lb penalty in this race.
Conkies Lad Continued his good form when winning the Ladies at Charing, only has to carry a 3lb penalty here.
Hunters Lodge Won The Kent Grand National last time out, good form at the course and will want it the softer the better.

Kimora Won the mares hunter chase at Fontwell but didn't run great at Higham, maybe needs softer going.
Many Stars Useful staying chaser when only six-years-old, missed 2015 so could need the run.  
Mr Bennett
A bad mistake put paid to his chances at Charing, could go close if jumping improves.

Noakarad De Verzee Prolific winning pointer but hasn't run since May 2014 and is 15 now.
Out Now Hunter chase winner but pulled up only run of this season at Chaddesley Corbett over two months ago. 
Sharp Suit Perhaps not in his best form at the moment, jumped badly right at Higham last time out so the course may suit. 
The Ferbane Man Placed in good company last season and won a Mens Open. Fell heavily at Higham last time.
Ukrainian Star Pulled up in competitive Larkhill Novice Riders last week.
Wait No More Well beaten in both starts for the yard last season.
Will Fight Won here 12 months ago. Won nicely at Horseheath and may not have to improve to land his first Open.
Witch’s Hat Placed in a couple of Opens last season but well beaten at Charing
Wor Rom Ran well behind Citizens Arrest here last year. Ran with credit when third behind Conkies Lad last time out. 
Yukon Delta Disappointing in all three starts this season.

Not the highest quality open with only a small number of these not also entered in the Club Members or the Novice Riders. On a form line through Citizens Arrest, Hunters Lodge has the beating of Wor Rom, but may find Conkies Lad's turn of foot too much to handle. Will Fight is rated slightly higher than Conkies Lad and also doesn't have to carry a penalty which is a big advantage over his main rivals. Sharp Suit didn't look happy at Higham last time out but he was beaten by a useful horse in Top Smart, although he does have to carry a double penalty here. Out Now is the highest rated of David Maxwell's horses but he will need to be on top form to hold some of these off. 
1. Will Fight                 2. Sharp Suit              3. Conkies Lad

4th Race - 2.45pm. The RESTRICTED Race - 2m4f - 12st
Empyrean Won her maiden at Dingley last season but has pulled up in last three starts.
Jenna Pride Second to a good horse in The Gunner Brady at Charing. Second highest rated here and will most likely start favourite. 
Letskeepit Simple Won the 2m4f maiden at Charing and this looks a good opportunity to follow up straight away.
Miss Alice Jones Won her maiden over course and distance. Disappointing when pulled up at Cottenham last time.
Mount Conero Maiden who has failed to place in 11 starts. 
Nimbus Lad Looked useful in 2014. Yet to race on his favoured good ground but the distance may suit.
Only Time'll Tell Fell at the last when running on at Larkhill last time, will appreciate soft ground over this distance.
Pinsandneedles Trip will definitely suit as his best form is in short hunter chases, just needs the rain to stay away.
River Finch Failed to stay three miles so this trip may suit, but is still a maiden.
Rua Nua Pulled up in Restricted at Charing after a spell of time off.
Whatwillwedonext Pulled up a couple of times before unseating at the first at Charing.
Zuccotti Park Was running well at Charing but unluckily fell. Has placed over this distance but did look like he got outpaced. 

A difficult race to judge as it is unknown how the form will alter given the shorter distance. Zuccotti Park could be the best horse although he does appear to get a bit outpaced. Jenna Pride may well have beaten him anyway at Charing so she can't be opposed. Letskeepit Simple is clearly in good form and the trip obviously suits. 
1. Zuccotti Park       2. Jenna Pride     3. Letskeepit Simple

 
5th Race - 3.20pm. The OPEN MAIDEN Race - 3m - 12st
Big Bang De Loire Finished fourth at Larkhill on only start this season, 30 lengths ahead of Letskeepit Simple.
Clondaw Nell Already placed three times in Irish point-to-points this season, bought for £14,000 just two weeks ago. 
Eagle Harbor Thirteen years old now and to finally win now would be a surprise. 
He Know Best A tailed off fourth and last on UK debut at Dingley last May. 
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.
Loves Blind Failed to complete in last four starts and may need a shorter trip.
Maizonique Only run once, pulling up at Charing in 2014.  
Margot Fontane Unraced.
Mount Conero Only run four times in two years and has struggled in each of them.
Quick Oats Placed in Ireland and looks well capable of progressing through the ranks in this country.
River Finch Didn't stay when raced by previous connections.
Robins Wager Disappointing form so far this season, may need better ground or easier races.
Scorpion Star Finished third to Daidaidai at Cottenham but pulled up at Larkhill next time.
Sir Reecer Pulls up when he does decide to start.
Skiptothegoodbit Was the only horse who could lay up with Counting Stars at Higham but unluckily unseated two out. 
Wolram Pulled up on both starts.

Nick Pearce's recent acquisition, Clondaw Nell, looks very useful and will be well tuned up having only run three weeks ago. Lickety Split is from a yard well known for producing quality maidens that progress through the ranks, while Nigel Padfield's Quick Oats has experience on his side. Skiptothegoodbit was running a huge race at Higham and she could surprise a few barring any mistakes. 
1. Clondaw Nell        2. Lickety Split        3. Quick Oats

6th Race - 3.55pm. The SEHC MEMBERS CONDITIONS Race - 3m - 12st
Counting House Capped off last season with a win at Penshurst, may need a few runs to resume that form.
Jenna Pride Second to a good horse in The Gunner Brady at Charing. Could have a chance but may be found wanting.
Lord Multifix Proved to be on a going day at Charing last time out, enjoys a stamina test so the softer the better.
Okafranca Staying hurdler who comes from the same source as Freddies Return. Hasn't run for over three years.
Showtime Failed to complete until springing a shock when landing a three runner Hunt race last season.
Skiptothegoodbit Was the only horse who could lay up with Counting Stars at Higham but unluckily unseated two out. 
The Vicar Area's leading horse in 2014 and ran well on return at Higham, but pulled up at Charing last time out. 
Ukrainian Star Pulled up in competitive Larkhill Novice Riders last week.
Wait No More Well beaten in both starts for the yard last season.


Knowing what will run is difficult as the majority of these have other entries. Counting House is the highest rated and probably the one to beat, but Lord Multifix may run better in this if it turns into a small field. Okafranca is probably best watched but could do well. The Vicar may find this a little easier than the stamina sapping Kent Grand National.
1. Counting House     2. Lord Multifix        3. The Vicar 
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  1. Hunters Lodge
    Hunters Lodge
  2. Lord Multifix
    Lord Multifix
  3. Will Fight
    Will Fight
Godstone: Preview
Racing resumes in the South East at Godstone on Sunday, where 92 entries are spread across six races.
The race of the day could be the Mixed Open, where both Charing Open winners, Conkies Lad and Hunters Lodge, could clash. David Maxwell is regular to the winners enclosure at Godstone and he has a selection of his stars to choose from, including old favourite Noakarad de Verzee and new buy Many Stars. Also entered is the Alan Hill trained Sharp Suit, as well as course and distance winner, Will Fight for David Kemp.
Conkies Lad and Hunters Lodge also hold entries in the Novice & Veteran Riders race, where they could bump into Excitable Island, a dual course winner who hasn’t been seen since winning impressively at Northaw in May 2014. The nine-year-old could be partnered by Jack Andrews if he runs, but he is also jocked up to ride Nightcap Jack, a game winner at Horseheath last time out.
Excitable Island is also entered in the opening Club Members race, where he could meet the placed horses from The Kent Grand National, Lord Multifix and Mr Bennett, as well as Shakalakaboomboom, a one-time Grand National hope who was soundly beaten by Grand Gold last time out.  
The Restricted race is to be run over 2m4f, which should suit Ian Cobb’s Letskeepit Simple, who won over the same distance at Charing under Charlie Marshall. Potential adversaries are the Nick Pearce trained duo of Jenna Pride and Miss Alice Jones, the latter being a course and distance winner. Their biggest threat appears to be Zuccotti Park, who fell at Charing when in contention.
The Open Maiden has two useful newcomers from South East stables. The first is the five-year-old, Clondaw Nell for Nick Pearce, who has done well to qualify his new addition in just 8 days since Simon Tindall paid £14,000 for him. The second is the slightly more expensive five-year-old, Lickety Split for Phil Hall. They could face some formidable opposition in the shape of Nigel Padfield’s Quick Oats, who placed four times in Ireland.
The final race on the card is another Club Members race, this time restricted to certain hunts. The standout entry looks to be Counting House, who was last seen winning at Penshurst last season, but could be troubled by Lord Multifix and The Vicar.

  
  1. Conkies Lad
    Conkies Lad
  2. Counting House
    Counting House
  3. Letskeepit Simple
    Letskeepit Simple
Results:
1st Race - 1.00pm. The SEHC MEMBERS CONDITIONS Race - 3m - 12st
1st Minerfortyniner Mr D. Maxwell 4/5F
2nd Excitable Island Mrs G. Ellis 4/1
3rd Heads Or Tails Mr J. Andrews 4/1
Time: 7mins 32s
Distances: 20l, 4l
 
2nd Race - 1.35pm. The Dodson & Horrell PPORA CLUB MEMBERS RACE for Novice & Veteran Riders - 3m - 12st
1st Hunters Lodge Mr G. Henderson 11/4
1st Mazuri Cowboy Miss J. Harbison 14/1
3rd Broughtons Bandit Mr P. York 5/1
Time: 7mins 8s
Distances: Dead heat, 3l

3rd Race - 2.10pm. The MIXED OPEN - 3m - 11st7lb
1st Many Stars Mr D. Maxwell 4/5F
2nd Wor Rom Miss R. Grissell 11/2
3rd Mr Bennett Mr P. Bull 11/4
Time: 7mins 2s
Distances: 10l, 1/2l


4th Race - 2.45pm. The RESTRICTED Race - 2m4f - 12st
1st Zuccotti Park Mr D. Peters 6/4F
2nd Letskeepit Simple Mr C. Marshall 5/2
3rd Only Time'll Tell Mr W. Hickman 6/1
Time: 5mins 53s
Distances: 12l, 8l

5th Race - 3.20pm. The OPEN MAIDEN Race - 3m - 12st
1st Margot Fontane Mr P. Bull 9/1
2nd Clondaw Nell Mr S. Davies-Thomas 8/11F
Time: 7mins 12s
Distances: 8l



6th Race - 3.55pm. The SEHC MEMBERS CONDITIONS Race - 3m - 12st
1st Counting House Miss A. Sansom 5/4
2nd Lord Multifix Mr C. Marshall 11/10F
3rd Ukranian Star 7/1
Time: 7mins 25s
Distances: 3l, runin

  1. Margot Fontane
    Margot Fontane
  2. Minerfortyniner
    Minerfortyniner
  3. Zuccotti Park
    Zuccotti Park
  1. Counting Stars
    Counting Stars
  2. Hunters Lodge
    Hunters Lodge
  3. Many Stars
    Many Stars
Godstone: Review  
Regular Godstone raider David Maxwell plundered a brace of winners on Sunday, as he took the opening Club Members on previous course winner Minerfortyniner and the Mixed Open on new recruit Many Stars. The latter was given a real battle by Pete Bull’s old warrior Mr Bennett, when the 13-year-old wretchedly suffered a fatal injury at the last fence. Pete was given small comfort in the Maiden, when the debuting Margot Fontane proved too good for short priced favourite Clondaw Nell. The six-year-old mare was bred by Pete and has already proven herself to be a very smart drag horse.
No South East horses finished in the placings in the Veteran & Novice Riders, as odds-on favourite Conkies Lad unseated Izzie Marshall at the open ditch. After a thrilling three-way finish, the result was a dead heat between the Kent Grand National hero, Hunters Lodge, and Mazuri Cowboy, with Broughtons Bandit in third.
Letskeepit Simple was attempting to follow up his Charing win for trainer Ian Cobb and rider Charlie Marshall, but he couldn’t reel in Zuccotti Park, who led from the off and always had too much in hand for his rivals.
Charlie came off second best again in the concluding Club Members race on Lord Multifix, as Counting House picked up from where he left off last season to win for Anna Sansom and Richard Gurney. 
Race reports by Nicola, Stephanie & Martyn Dean
 
Race 1: The Volvo South East Hunts Club Members Conditions Race
Six runners headed to the starter for the opening race of the day with Minerfortyniner (David Maxwell) sent off the even money favourite. Heads Or Tails (Jack Andrews) was a 2/1 chance whilst Excitable Island (Gina Andrews) was priced at 7/2. Time Is Tickin (Oz Wedmore) was backed from 12/1 to 6/1 by the start of the race whilst Bushwacker (Daniel Sansom) and Lexington Town (Will Hickman) were the 12/1 outsiders.
Time Is Tickin led the field over the first followed by Minerfortyniner, Heads Or Tails, Lexington Town, Excitable Island and Bushwacker. The six runners all completed their first circuit without any incident with Minerfortyniner and Time Is Tickin leading their four rivals by four lengths. By fence nine (second open ditch) Minerfortyniner had gained a three length advantage over Time Is Tickin and Heads Or Tails who had moved up to join Time is Tickin. Excitable Island and Lexington Town were a further three lengths back and Bushwacker was a further two lengths off the pace. The six runners completed their second circuit without incident and with no changes to their order and as they set out onto their third and final circuit Minerfortyniner led by four lengths from Heads Or Tails and Time Is Tickin with Excitable Island and Lexington Town still in touch, however Bushwacker started to struggle to stay with the others after the twelfth fence where he made a mistake and was pulled up. Minerfortyniner continued to lead as the runners took their third open ditch (fence fifteen) with Time Is Tickin, Heads Or Tails and Excitable Island all chasing and Lexington Town pulled up. By fence sixteen Minerfortyniner had opened up an eight length advantage over Heads Or Tails and Excitable Island with Time Is Tickin losing touch with his rivals as the pace increased. Racing to the penultimate fence Minerfortyniner pulled even further clear of Heads Or Tails and Excitable Island and by the final fence had a twenty length advantage over his rivals. Excitable Island and Heads Or Tails turned into the finishing straight together and took the penultimate and final fences side by side but it was Excitable Island who found extra to gain a five length advantage at the finishing post. Time Is Tickin also completed for fourth.
 
1st       Minerfortyniner                  David Maxwell                     Evens (Favourite)
2nd       Excitable Island                  Gina Andrews                      7/2
3rd       Heads Or Tails                     Jack Andrews                      2/1     
4th       Time Is Tickin                      Oz Wedmore                        6/1
 
Distances 20 lengths and 5 lengths                   Time 7 mins 32 secs
Four finished
 
Race 2: The Dodson & Horrell PPORA Club Members Race for Veteran & Novice Riders
Seven runners contested the veteran and novice riders race with Conkies Lad (Izzie Marshall) sent off the 10/11 favourite whilst Hunters Lodge (Gareth Henderson) drifted from 2/1 to 7/2. Nightcap Jack (Jack Andrews) was also priced at 7/2, Broughtons Bandit (Phil York) was 5/1 and Kaybeew (Stewart Wright), Mazuri Cowboy (Jennifer Harbison) and Shannon Smacker (Josh Pearce) were all priced at 14/1.
Conkies Lad and Mazuri Cowboy were held at the back as Hunters Lodge and Kaybeew led the field over the first with Broughtons Bandit in third, Nightcap Jack in fourth and Shannon Smacker in fifth. The seven runners set a steady pace over their first circuit with all seven jumping well and as they set out on their second circuit Hunters Lodge led from Kaybeew and Nightcap Jack with Conkies Lad a further length behind in company with Mazuri Cowboy and Shannon Smacker and Broughton Bandit a further length behind. Conkies Lad ran wide on the bend going out onto the second circuit and dropped eight lengths off of the other six runners but by fence nine (second open ditch) Conkies Lad had closed up on his rivals as Hunters Lodge continued to lead from Nightcap Jack, Broughtons Bandit, Shannon Smacker, Mazuri Cowboy, Conkies Lad and Kaybeew who made a mistake and dropped to the back of the field. Broughton Bandit moved up to lead the field as they approached fence eleven. Nightcap Jack made a mistake at the twelfth fence and dropped back a place as Broughton Bandit led the runners out onto their final circuit followed by Hunters Lodge, Conkies Lad, Nightcap Jack, Mazuri Cowboy, Kaybeew and Shannon Smacker. At fence fifteen (third open ditch) Hunters Lodge, Broughtons Bandit and Mazuri Cowboy had a three length advantage over Nightcap Jack and Conkies Lad who unseated having hit the fence. The trio raced to the sixteenth fence together and then turned into the finishing straight in a line across the track. They took the penultimate fence together and continued to battle to the final fence. All three jumped well but Hunters Lodge and Mazuri Cowboy started to pull away from Broughtons Bandit on the run to the line. The pair battled it out but couldn’t be split by the judge who declared a dead-heat. Brougthons Bandit took third whilst Nightcap Jack was fourth. Kaybeew and Shannon Smacker also completed for fifth and sixth.   
 
1st=   Hunters Lodge                     Gareth Henderson              7/2
1st=   Mazuri Cowboy                   Jennifer Harbison               14/1
3rd      Broughtons Bandit             Phil York                               5/1
4th      Nightcap Jack                      Jack Andrews                      7/2
 
Distances  Dead-heat and 6 lengths                  Time 7mins 08 secs
Six finished
 
Race 3: The Investec Wealth & Investment Mixed Open Race
Seven runners made up the field for the mixed open with Many Stars (David Maxwell) the 4/6 favourite. Mr Bennett (Peter Bull) and Wor Rom (Rose Grissell) were next in the betting at 4/1 , Wait No More (Phil York) was priced at 10/1 and Yukon Delta (E Lineham), Witch’s Hat (Ella Gillings) and The Ferbane Man (Shane Roche) were all priced at 14/1.
Wait No More was the early leader ahead of The Ferbane Man, Many Stars, Yukon Delta, Witch’s Hat, Wor Rom and Mr Bennett. The seven runners set a reasonable pace throughout their first circuit with all seven jumping well and as they set out on their second circuit Wait No More and Many Stars led the seven runners with Yukon Delta, Witch’s Hat and The Ferbane Man a length behind and Wor Rom and Mr Bennett a further two lengths back. The Ferbane Man and Witch’s Hat were both slow over the seventh fence and dropped back to join Wor Rom and Mr Bennett. At nine (second open ditch) both Wor Rom and Mr Bennett moved up to join the leading group of runners relegating The Ferbane Man to the back of the field by three lengths. As the runners took fence twelve and set out onto their final circuit 
Wait No More led by half a length from Many Stars with Yukon Delta in third followed by Witch’s Hat, Wor Rom and Mr Bennett with The Ferbane Man three lengths behind his rivals. At fence thirteen Many Stars was asked to increase the pace of the race and opened up a two length advantage over his rivals as The Ferbane Man pulled up. Wait No More hit the fourteenth fence and lost some momentum allowing Mr Bennett to move up into second chasing Many Stars with Wor Rom also trying to close on the leader. Mr Bennett jumped up to join Many Stars at fence fifteen (third open ditch) and the pair had an eight length advantage over Wor Rom and Wait No More with Witch’s Hat and Yukon Delta a further length behind. Many Stars and Mr Bennett took the sixteenth fence together and remained side by side turned into the finishing straight. Many Stars and Mr Bennett took the final fence together with Many Stars just getting the better jump. The pair started the run to the winning post with Many Stars a nose in front but sadly as Mr Bennett looked to be getting back beside Many Stars he suffered a fracture to his hind leg allowing Many Stars to storm clear. Wor Rom who had been chasing the leading pair managed to gain second with Mr Bennett in third followed by Yukon Delta and Witch’s Hat. Wait No More pulled up. 
 
1st      Many Stars                           David Maxwell                     4/6 (Favourite)      
2nd     Wor Rom                               Rose Grissell                        4/1
3rd      Mr Bennett                           Peter Bull                              4/1
4th      Yukon Delta                         Eoin Lineham                         14/1
 
Distances 4 length and 1 ½ lengths      Time 7mins 02 sec
Five finished

 
Race 4: The Barnes Electrical Restricted Race 2mile 4 furlongs
Seven runners lined up for the restricted race over the shorter 2 mile 4 furlong distance with Zuccotti Park (Dale Peters) the 5/4 favourite with the bookmakers. Letskeepit Simple (Charlie Marshall) was next in the betting at 5/2 followed by Miss Alice Jones (Sam Davies-Thomas) at 3/1.Nimbus Lad (Oz Wedmore), Only Time’ll tell (Will Hickman) and Whatwillwedonext (Will Clarke) were all priced at 12/1 and River Finch (Peter Bull) was 14/1.
Zuccotti Park led the seven runners away from the starter followed by Nimbus Lad, Whatwillwedonext, Letskeepit Simple, Only Time’ll Tell, Miss Alice Jones and River Finch. The seven runners set a steady pace over their first circuit and all took fence six (first open ditch) well with Zuccotti Park and Nimbus Lad leading from Letskeepit Simple, Whatwillwedonext, Only Time’ll Tell, River Finch and Miss Alice Jones. Whatwillwedonext made a mistake at fence nine and was pulled up before heading out for the first circuit of the course reducing the field to six. As the six runners took their tenth fence Zuccotti Park had a length advantage over Letskeepit Simple who jumped into second ahead of Nimbus Lad. Only Time’ll Tell was fourth ahead of Miss Alice Jones whilst River Finch pulled up before jumping the fence. Miss Alice Jones tried to close on the leaders racing to the eleventh fence and moved up into third place behind Zuccotti Park and Letskeepit Simple but then made a mistake and dropped back through the field. At fence twelve (second open ditch) Zuccotti Park opened up a four length advantage over Letskeepit Simple and Nimbus Lad. Zuccotti Park then started to pull further clear of his rivals racing to the third fence from home and by the penultimate fence had an eight length advantage over Letskeepit Simple Zuccotti Park negotiated the fences in fron of him to secure the victory comfortably with Letskeepit Simple taking second. Only Time’ll Tell passed Nimbus Lad on the run to the final fence for third whilst Miss Alice Jones pulled up before the penultimate fence.
 
1st      Zuccotti Park                       Dale Peters                           5/4 (Favourite)
2nd     Letskeepit Simple               Charlie Marshall                  5/2
3rd      Only Time’ll Tell                  Will Hickman                       12/1
4th      Nimbus Lad                          Oz Wedmore                        12/1
 
Distances 11 lengths and 6 lengths       Time 5mins 53 secs
Four finished

 
 
Race 5: The Open Maiden Race.
Clondaw Nell (Sam Davies-Thomas) was sent off the 4/6 favourite in the six runner maiden race. Quick Oats (Gina Andrews) was next in the betting market at 7/4 with Loves Blind (Will Hickman) at 4/1. Margot Fontane (Peter Bull) was priced at 6/1 and Wolram (E Lineham) and Sir Reecer (Phil York) were the 12/1 outsiders.
Loves Blind and Clondaw Nell led the field over the first fence from Quick Oats, Sir Reecer, Wolram and Margot Fontane. The six maiden all jumped well throughout their first circuit with Loves Blind leading Quick Oats and Clondaw Nell by two lengths with Sir Reecer in fourth ahead of Wolram and Margot Fontane. At fence nine (second ditch) Margot Fontane moved up to third behind Loves Blind and Clondaw Nell with Quick Oats a length behond in fourth and Sir Reecer and Wolram a further three lengths behind the leading trio. Wolram and Sir Reecer bumped into each other taking the tenth fence but both managed to find their feet and continue. Clondaw Nell made a mistake at the eleventh fence allowing Loves Blind, Quick Oats and Margot Fontane to gain a lengths advantage . As the runners set out onto their final circuit Quick Oats and Margot Fontane moved past Loves Blind to lead whilst both Wolram and Sir Reecer pulled up leaving just four runners. Loves Blind unseated at the fourteenth reducing the field to three with Clondaw Nell trying to close on the leading pair of Quick Oats and Margot Fontane. Clondaw Nell closed on the leaders at fence fifteen (third open ditch) where Quick Oats pulled up leaving just two to battle it out. The pair took the third from home together but turning into the finishing straight towards the penultimate fence Margot Fontane gained a lengths advantage over Clondaw Nell. Having negotiated the penultimate fence Margot Fontane then extended her advantage on the run to the final fence and taking the fence well pulled away from Clondaw Nell on the run to the winning post.
 
1st      Margot Fontane                  Peter Bull                              6/1
2nd     Clondaw Nell                       Sam Davies-Thomas          4/6 (Favourite)
 
Distance 10 lengths                       Time 7mins 12 secs
Two finished

 
Race 6: The Albert Hall Dance Floors South East Hunts Club Members Conditions Race
Four horses made their way to the starter for final race of the day with Counting House (Anna Sansom) sent off the even money favourite whilst Lord Multifix (Charlie Marshall) was priced at 5/4 and Okafranca (Phil York) and Ukrainian Star (Shane O’Keefe) were both priced at 8/1.
Lord Multifix led the four runners over the first ahead of Ukrainian Star, Okafranca and Counting House. Lord Multifix hit the third fence (first open ditch) allowing Ukrainian Star to gain the lead ahead of Counting House who jumped into second, Lord Multifix and Okafranca. As the four runners set out onto their second circuit Ukrainian Star led from Lord Multifix and Counting House with Okafranca a length behind in fourth. Lord Multifix was untidy at fence nine (second open ditch) allowing Ukrainian Star and Counting House to gain a length again. By fence twelve Lord Multifix had moved back up to join Counting House and Ukrainian Star and the quartet set out onto their final circuit with Okafranca a length behind the other trio. Okafranca then made a mistake at fence thirteen and lost ground on his rivals as Lord Multifix and Counting House started to open up an advantage over their rivals. Lord Multifix was untidy again at the open ditch (fence fifteen) allowing Counting House to gain an advantage but the pair were back together by fence sixteen. They raced to the penultimate fence together but turning into the finishing straight Counting House added a further burst of speed and started to pull away from Lord Multifix who was unable to close the gap that was opening up. Okafranca pulled up before the seventeenth. Counting House took the final fence well to take the victory with Lord Multifix in second. Ukrainian Star also completed for third.
 
1st      Counting House                  Anna Sansom                       Evens (Favourite)
2nd     Lord Multifix                        Charlie Marshall                  5/4
3rd      Ukrainian Star                     Shane O’Keefe                     8/1                            
 
Distances 3 lengths and a distance        Time 7mins 25 secs
Three finished