15:15 Doncaster

Saturday 27 January 2018

All12:5513:3014:0514:4015:1515:5016:20
  • Sky Bet Handicap Chase (Listed)
  • 5YO plus  |   Class 1  |   2m 7f 214y  |   Soft (Good to Soft in places)  |   13 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:15  |   Winning time: 6m 9.4s
1st
Horse silk
7
911-0
8/1
T: Mrs S J SmithJ: Henry Brooke
Mid-division, headway before 15th, led before 3 out, soon headed, rallied before last, kept on to regain lead towards finish op 15/2 tchd 8/1
2nd
Horse silk
hd
6
12/1
T: P F NichollsJ: S Bowen
Mid-division, headway before 11th, led before 3 out, pressed from 2 out, kept on and headed towards finish op 10/1
3rd
Horse silk
½
2
13/8f
T: N J HendersonJ: D N Russell
Towards rear, headway before 4 out, ridden before last, kept on and not much room towards finish op 2/1
4th
Horse silk
nk
8
18/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
In rear, headway before 15th, went 3rd before 2 out, ridden after last, kept on towards finish op 14/1
5th
Horse silk
1 ¾
14
25/1
T: D McCain JnrJ: B S Hughes
Chased leaders, went 2nd from 9th, challenged before 3 out, every chance before 2 out, weakened towards finish op 20/1
6th
Horse silk
9
4
20/1
T: A KingJ: Wayne Hutchinson
Mid-division, in 7th place before last, no impression
7th
Horse silk
9
12
33/1
T: O SherwoodJ: Conor Shoemark
Chased leaders, hampered 1st, led 11th, headed before 3 out, soon weakened
8th
Horse silk
7
3
6/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Mid-division, reminders 14th, soon weakened op 9/1 tchd 10/1
9th
Horse silk
½
5
16/1
T: Miss E C LavelleJ: L P Aspell
Towards rear, plugged on before 4 out, never dangerous op 14/1
10th
Horse silk
2 ¼
11
20/1
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: R P McLernon
Always towards rear op 18/1
11th
Horse silk
12
13
7/1
T: K C BaileyJ: C Gethings (3)
Chased leaders, mistake 4th, weakened before 4 out op 8/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
1
33/1
T: Miss V WilliamsJ: Aidan Coleman
In touch, jumped right 1st, lost place from 4th, pulled up before 13th op 28/1
PU
Horse silk
9
16/1
T: C E LongsdonJ: J J Burke
Led, mistake 10th, headed 11th, pulled up after 12th tchd 14/1

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Non-Runners

10
Horse silk
Pilgrims Bay31
Weight: 10-4|  Age: 8
T: N P Mulholland  J: James Best
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£6.40Pl:£2.10, £2.70, £1.30EX:£41.80Trifecta:£148.80Tricast:£233.14SF:£90.39Swingers:£7.50, £4.40, £8.90

Forecasts

L'Ami Serge (13/8), Flying Angel (6/1), Thumb Stone Blues (7/1), Wakanda (8/1), Pilgrims Bay (10/1), Warriors Tale (12/1), Vibrato Valtat (16/1), Coologue (16/1), Long House Hall (18/1), Label Des Obeaux (20/1), Mustmeetalady (20/1), Federici (25/1), Minella On Line (33/1), Tenor Nivernais (33/1)

Verdict

Despite being one of the north's major handicap chases of the season, this prize has gone south in all of its last eight renewals, during which time only two favourites have obliged. That suggests that this is far from a done deal for the popular ante-post favourite L'AMI SERGE, but there is no doubting his class and a mark of 152 does not look frightening for a handicap debutante who is a recent Grade 1 winner. Plenty of others make some sort of appeal if Nicky Henderson's charge misfires, with Pilgrims Bay, Wakanda, Warriors Tale and Vibrato Valtat among them. Long House Hall would also be very interesting if supported.
  1. L'Ami Serge
  2. Warriors Tale
  3. Wakanda

Previous Winners

2017
Ziga Boy
Weight: 10-11  |Age: 8
10/1

Prize Money

1st: £45,560.002nd: £17,096.003rd: £8,560.004th: £4,264.005th: £2,144.006th: £1,072.00

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