14:15 Aintree

Saturday 11 November 2017

All12:3013:0513:4014:1514:5015:2516:00
  • Rugby Betting At 188Bet Handicap Chase
  • Class 2  |   2m 3f 200y  |   Soft (Good to Soft in places)  |   12 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:15  |   Winning time: 5m 12.3s
1st
9
910-11
4/1
T: Evan WilliamsJ: Mitchell Bastyan (5)
Held up in rear, not fluent 4 out, headway before 2 out, 2nd last, led flat, stayed on well op 9/2 tchd 5/1
2nd
3
3
8/1
T: F O'BrienJ: J J Burke
Tracked leaders, went 2nd from 12th, led 3 out, clear after next until before last, headed flat, held towards finish op 10/1 tchd 12/1
3rd
6
1
6/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: D A Jacob
Chased leaders, went 2nd from 4th, led 12th, headed 3 out, stayed on same pace flat op 11/2 tchd 5/1
4th
1 ½
5
12/1
T: Miss V WilliamsJ: B J Cooper
Chased leaders on outside, challenged 3 out until awkward 2 out, one pace and beaten in 4th flat op 9/1
5th
½
8
16/1
T: H De BromheadJ: J J Slevin (3)
Tracked leader until not fluent 4th, stayed in touch, ridden 9th, not fluent 11th, one pace and beaten from 3 out tchd 20/1
6th
½
4
14/1
T: H FryJ: Mr M Legg (5)
Held up in mid-division, mistake 6th, effort when not fluent 12th, hanging left from after 3 out, no impression
7th
6
11
910-0
40/1
T: A E JonesJ: Brendan Powell
Mid-division on outside, struggling when mistake 11th, behind 4 out, stayed on flat, no chance
8th
½
2
811-11
11/4f
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Held up towards rear, closed on inside from 5th, no impression 2 out, weakened before last op 10/3 tchd 5/2
9th
5
6
9/1
T: Evan WilliamsJ: Adam Wedge
In rear, mistake 4th, struggling 10th, behind from 12th op 12/1

Also Ran

UR
7
11/1
T: P F NichollsJ: S Bowen
Mid-division, headway when mistake and unseated rider 9th op 10/1
PU
10
50/1
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: R P McLernon
Held up in mid-division, hit 4 out, headway when stumbled on bend before 3 out, weakening when blundered 2 out, pulled up before last op 40/1
PU
12
20/1
T: O SherwoodJ: Harrison Beswick (7)
Led, not fluent 1st or 8th, hit 9th, headed 12th, weakened before 3 out, pulled up before next tchd 22/1

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Betting

Forecast

Virgilio (11/4), On Tour (4/1), Ballybolley (6/1), Master Dee (8/1), Pobbles Bay (9/1), Warriors Tale (11/1), Gardefort (12/1), Voix D'Eau (14/1), Three Stars (16/1), The Fresh Prince (20/1), Tiquer (40/1), Matorico (50/1)

Verdict

As one would expect this is a competitive handicap chase but VIRGILIO has a good record around here over hurdles and chases for the Skelton team that have made an excellent start to the season. He’s run well when fresh before and off a likely strong pace he should be able to settle and travel well into this. Ballybolley has to show he can compete off a mark this high but sets a good standard and the same could be said of Master Dee. With the Venetia Williams team looking as though they may click into gear soon Gardefort is worth watching in the betting with Matorico another to keep an eye on at the foot of the weights with this trip likely to suit better than the 3m here last time. Warriors Tale will be a danger if bouncing back to form and the Evan Williams pair On Tour and Pobbles Bay are respected.
  1. Virgilio
  2. Matorico
  3. Gardefort

Previous Winners

2016
Thomas Brown
Weight: 10-13  |Age: 7
Weight: 10-13  |  
Age: 7  |  
J: N P Madden
  |  
T: H Fry
4/1

Prize Money

1st: £46,425.002nd: £13,785.003rd: £6,892.004th: £3,435.005th: £1,725.006th: £870.007th: £435.008th: £210.00

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