Ten To Follow 10.12.19

Posted 2 months ago

This week includes:

  • Grade 1 action from Sandown Park
  • The first leg of the £500,000 Best Mate Bonus
  • The Becher Chase over the legendary Grand National fences at Aintree

Friday 6th—Sandown Park

Ballymore Winter Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 2)—Enrilo

This week’s action got underway at Sandown Park with a Grade 2 Novice Hurdle. It was Enrilo who got home in front for Dan Skelton, staying on well under Harry Cobden to claim the feature race. Congratulations to Ray Bown who was the only player to select the winning horse and collect 30 points.

Saturday 7th—Sandown Park & Aintree

Read Road To Cheltenham At racingtv.com Henry VIII Novices’ Chase (Grade 1)—Esprit Du Large
Jumeirah Hotels And Resorts December Handicap Hurdle (Listed Race)—Mack The Man
Betfair Tingle Creek Chase (Grade 1)—Defi Du Seuil

Houghton Mares’ Chase (Listed Race)—Casablanca Mix
Randox Health Becher Handicap Chase (Grade 3)—Walk In The Mill
Download he App At Virgin Bet Fillies’ Juvenile Hurdle (Listed Race)—Midnights’ Gift
Virgin Bet Price Boosts Many Clouds Chase (Grade 2)—Native River

The only point scoring winner at Sandown Park was once again the Philip Hobb’s stable star Defi Du Seuil where he showed his class to hold off the legend that is Un De Sceaux and the fast finishing Waiting Patiently. This was once again a popular result for players with 114 teams picking up 35 points each.

There was also only one point scoring winner up at Aintree in the form of former Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Native River. With Might Bite unseating his rider early in the race it wasn’t quite the showdown that racegoers had hoped for, but nevertheless Native River put in a good round of jumping to take the race unchallenged by a comfortable 33 lengths. This result netted 30 points for ten individual teams.

Sunday 8th—Huntingdon

Fitzdares Peterborough Chase (Grade 2)—Top Notch
Fitzdares Henrietta Knight Mares’ Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race (Listed Race)—Vegas Blue

Sunday saw the first leg of the £500,000 Best Mate Bonus take place at Huntingdon Racecourse, the Grade 2 Peterborough Chase. There were some classy horses in the field, and it was the Nicky Henderson trained Top Notch that came out on top to win the race for the second time in just three years. This result saw seven teams pick up 20 points each.


It is still tight at the top of the table as Gary Hutt has joined Grenville Davies and Alan Wellsteed in joint first place on 220 points apiece. Right on their heels are Paul Smith and Derek Latham who are both sitting on 210 points. The full standings can be viewed here.  

Position Name Score
1 Alan Wellsteed (12) 220
1 Grenville Davies (3) 220
1 Alan Wellsteed (2) 220
1 Alan Wellsteed (1) 220
1 Alan Wellsteed (11) 220
1 Gary Hutt (14) 220
7 Paul Smith (2) 210
7 Derek Latham (2) 210
9 Derek Latham (1) 205
10 Phil Stubbs (12) 190