2m. 3f. 98yds. (Class 4) 4-y-o plus7 Ran
Bertie´s Racing Cushions Novices´ Handicap Chase (GBB Race) of £8,000.00 4-y-o plus
1st - £3,594.00, 2nd - £1,656.00, 3rd - £828.00, 4th - £414.00, 5th - £350.00, 6th - £350.00 , 7th - £350.00, 8th - £350.00 7 Ran
- Stewards Report
At the second fence on the final circuit The Bees Knees (IRE), placed third, jumped right-handed at the same time that Hasankey (IRE), placed fourth, jumped left-handed causing both runners to become unbalanced after bumping on several occasions, but after viewing a recording of the incident, it was found that no riding offence was involved.
The performance of Sparkleandshine (IRE), which started favourite and finished sixth, was considered.
Lawney Hill could offer no explanation for the gelding’s performance, other than it had stopped quickly on this occasion.
The Veterinary Officer reported that a post-race examination of Sparkleandshine (IRE) failed to reveal any abnormalities.
Following the race, Harry Bannister reported that Black Buble (FR), which was pulled up, made several jumping errors.
Time 4m. 47.11 secs, which is 41.47 secs faster than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- £91.40
Tote Trifecta- £456.70