Royal Gloucestershire Hussars Novices' Chase
Cheltenham 16:40
£20,000 added, 4yo plus,
2m 4f, Class 2   
Saturday 22nd October 2016

1 Shantou Village 4/6F
2 Mick Thonic 20/1
3 Qualando 9/1
NR: Knockgraffon (IRE), Solstice Star
4 ran Distances: 4l, 4½l, 1½l
TIME 4m 53.30s

Shantou Village puts in impressive display

Shantou Village
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Shantou Village
Shantou Village recovered from a bad mistake to win the Royal Gloucestershire Hussars Novices' Chase over two and half miles.

He survived a bad mistake on his chasing debut at Fontwell in August and did the same today at the 12th fence, but he was soon back on the bridle coming down hill and skipped clear rounding the home turn. Long-time leader Mick Thonic (Colin Tizzard/Aidan Coleman, 20/1) rallied after the last but Shantou Village drew away in the closing stages to win by four lengths.

Fehily commented: "Shantou Village feels like he wants to go up in trip but his best form is over two and a half miles.

"I was happy with him through the race today. I couldn't really get him switched on because he was very relaxed and it was only after three out that he started to come on the bridle a bit.

"I like the way he quickened away from the back of the last."

Royal Gloucestershire Hussars Novices' Chase
£20,000 added, 4yo plus, 2m 4f, Class 2
4 ran
Going: Good

Pos Dist Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st Shantou Village (IRE) 4/6f N D Fehily
N P Mulholland 6
2nd 4 Mick Thonic (FR) 20/1 Aidan Coleman
C L Tizzard 6
3rd Qualando (FR) 9/1 Nick Scholfield
P F Nicholls 5
4th Brother Tedd 15/8 R Johnson
P J Hobbs 7
NR Knockgraffon (IRE) 16/1 Harry Skelton
D Skelton 6
NR Solstice Star 10/1 T Scudamore
M Keighley 6

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