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Wed, 16th May 2012
3663 First For Food Beginners' Chase, 2m 6f
6 Runners (5YO plus) (Class 4) Total Prize Fund - £4700

No/Draw/Horse (days since last run)
Age colour sex, Sire - Dam (Damsire)
Wearing Details

Offical Rating

Forecast Price*

1 Charming Lad (IRE) (68J)
7 b g Dushyantor (USA) - Glens Lady (IRE) (Mister Lord (USA))
424/9P6- Tom & Charlotte-anne Swerling
Cheek pieces


S Thomas
C J Mann

Placed in two hurdle races from eight starts. Finished 20l behind Noble Witness when sixth of 8 at 17-2 on his latest outing in a chase at Leicester over 2m 7f (good to soft) in March.

2 Court In Session (IRE) (61J)
7 b g Court Cave (IRE) - Dangerous Dolly (IRE) (Jurado (USA))
114780- The Figjam Partnership


A P Cawley
M Keighley

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m on good to firm and good ground. Well beaten at 66-1 behind Alderwood when 23rd of 26 on his latest outing in a Grade 3 hurdle race in the Group 3 Vincent O'Brien County Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham over 2m 1f (good) in March.

3 Landenstown Lad (IRE) (193J)
6 b g Tamayaz (CAN) - Princess Roxanne (Prince Tenderfoot (USA))
5/0- Mr Seamus Mullins


Mr Kevin Jones (7)
J W Mullins

Unplaced in both NH starts. Well beaten at 66-1 behind Claret Cloak when 14th of 17 on his latest outing in a NH flat race at Wincanton over 2m (good to soft) in November last year.

4 Sire Collonges (FR) (74J)
6 gr g Dom Alco (FR) - Idylle Collonges (FR) (Quart De Vin (FR))
193F/P- Mr Chris Giles & Mr & Mrs W Tincknell


D A Jacob
P F Nicholls

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m 1f, but that win was over two years ago. Pulled up 3 out when 7-2fav at Newbury over 2m (good to soft) in a hurdle race won by Balgarry in March on his latest outing.

5 Sweet Irony (FR) (77J)
6 b g Laveron - Medicis (FR) (Sicyos (USA))
1/1F230- Mr S M Smith


R Thornton
A King

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m 4f and 2m 5f on good ground. Well beaten at 9-1 behind Big Easy when 10th of 14 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Bangor over 2m 4f (good) in February.

6 Cinderella Rose (GB) (26J)
6 ch m Midnight Legend - Miniature Rose (Anshan)
31/410P- Mrs Nicholas Jones
Cheek pieces


Nick Scholfield
K C Bailey

She has won three hurdle races and a NH flat race from 2m to 2m 6f on ground varying from good to soft. Pulled up at the 7th when 9-2fav at Ayr over 3m (good) in a hurdle race won by Micro Mission last month on her latest outing.

Race Verdict

COURT IN SESSION (engaged to run at Hereford yesterday) needs to leave behind two wayward efforts in a jumpers' bumper and a hurdle race since the turn of the year but the switch back to chasing could spark a return to form, as he jumped well in the main when fourth (albeit well-held) behind Al Ferof in Grade 2 company at Cheltenham last season and warrants respect now his sights have been lowered. The main dangers could be Sire Collonges and Sweet Irony, both of whom are hurdles winners tackling fences for the first time.

Selection: Court In Session        Danger: Sweet Irony        Alternative: Sire Collonges
* These are prices forecast by PA Sport Ltd. and are to be used only as a guide to the betting market.
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