Ten To Follow Update (06.12.2018)
The Jumps season is back with a bang and the first three weekends have been completed in the 2018/19 Jumps Ten to Follow Competition. We started the competition with great action from The November Meeting at Cheltenham, Haydock Park for the Betfair Chase and we have just been treated to a great weekend of racing at Newbury for the Ladbrokes Trophy and Newcastle for the Fighting Fifth Hurdle.
The November Meeting started with a decent performance from Quel Destin who beat a good looking field in the JCB Truimph Hurdle Trial. Baron Alco produced a superb jumping display in the BetVictor Gold Cup, leading throughout and never looking like being challenged. Other winners on the day included First Assignment, Rock The Kasbah and The Glancing Dream.
The Sunday delivered another day of great racing which saw Lalor, boast his Cheltenham credentials with a seven length win in the Arkle Trial. Sceau Royale came back from injury with a commanding win in the Shloer Chase. Wins from Neitzsche, Elixer De Nutz and Master Debonair wrapped up the meeting.
A week later, all eyes were on Haydock Park for the Betfair Chase. Bristol De Mai was surprisingly forgotten in the market on his favoured course and distance. After setting what looked a decent early gallop, he quickly extended away up the home straight and ran out a four length winner, beating Native River, Thistlecrack and a disappointing Might Bite. This was by far the best staying performance of the year. Other winners on the day included Grand Sancy and Paisley Park.
Over at Ascot Politologue produced a brilliant round of jumping in the Christy 1965 Chase to enhance his King George credentials whilst If The Cap Fits made hard work of winning in the Coral Hurdle.
The weekend just gone we were treated to some great action at Newbury and Newcastle. Newbury kicked off with Posh Trish sauntering to victory in the Mares' Novices' Hurdle. It was then the turn of Santini to make a great return to action in the John Francome Novices' Chase. Sizing Tennessee travelled and jumped well and had a comfortable victory in the first Bonus Race of the season in the Ladbrokes Trophy. Over at Newcastle, for the second Bonus Race of the day, Buveur D'Air showed what it means to Champion Hurdler by breezing past Samcro in the Fighting Fifth.
Be sure to check back next Wednesday for the scores.
Latest scores can be found here.
|Position||Name & Team||Team Score|
|1||Paul Timms (5)||150|
|1||Phil Stubbs (9)||
|3||Colin Spencer (1)||145|
|3||Paul Moloney (3)||145|
|3||Matthew Taylor (3)||145|
|3||Ray Horne (6)||145|
|7||Gary Hutt (9)||135|
|8||Paul Timms (6)||120|
|8||Cliff Morgan (1)||120|
|8||Phil Stubbs (9)||120|
|8||Mervyn Broom (2)||