3m. 5f. 24yds. (Class 3) 5-y-o plus13 Ran
Snellings Norfolk National Handicap Chase of £21,400.00 5-y-o plus
1st - £10,892.00, 2nd - £5,018.00, 3rd - £2,508.00, 4th - £1,256.00, 5th - £350.00, 6th - £350.00 , 7th - £350.00, 8th - £350.00 13 Ran
- Stewards Report
Having reviewed recordings of the false start, the Starters were satisfied that no riders should be reported for contravening the starting procedures.
An enquiry was held to consider interference entering the bend turning into the back straight on the final circuit when the winner, Game Line (IRE), ridden by James Bowen, interfered with Boughtbeforelunch (IRE), placed sixth, ridden by Jack Savage, which in turn interfered with Mercian Knight (IRE), which was later pulled up, ridden by Jack Quinlan.
Bowen was suspended for 2 days for careless riding as he allowed his mount to shift left-handed towards the rail when insufficiently clear of Boughtbeforelunch (IRE), which had to be switched off heels and in so doing caused Quinlan to take a check.
The performance of Robin Of Sherwood (IRE), which was pulled up, was considered.
David Rees’ explanation that the gelding was unsuited by the track, which in their opinion was too sharp for Robin Of Sherwood (IRE), was noted.
The performance of Strictlyadancer (IRE), which started favourite and finished eighth, beaten by 60¾ lengths, was considered.
Christian Williams’ explanation that the gelding ran flat on this occasion and may be feeling the effects of a long season, was noted.
Following the race, the Veterinary Officer reported that Mercian Knight (IRE), which was pulled up before the second last fence, lost both its right-fore and right-hind shoes.
Time 7m. 57.70 secs, which is 6.13 secs faster than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- £77.90
Tote Trifecta- £477.60
Non runner Lord Getaway ( Going (Changed since declaration))