15:15 Ascot

Saturday 24 November 2018

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Gerard Bertrand Hurst Park Handicap Chase

Class 2  |   2m 167y  |   Good to Soft  |   13 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 15:18  |   Winning time: 4m 3.3s
Weighed In
1st
12
16/1
T: Dr R D P NewlandJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Held up off the pace towards rear on inside, headway went 2nd between last 2, switched left and closed run-in, led final 100 yards op 20/1 tchd 14/1
2nd
1 ¼
3
12/1
T: N J HawkeJ: Tom Cannon
Led, mistake 5th, kept on gamely, 2 lengths ahead 2 out, headed and no extra final 100 yards op 14/1 tchd 16/1
3rd
3
13
14/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Bridget Andrews
Took keen hold in last pair, headway approaching 2 out, kept on into never nearer 3rd run-in op 12/1 tchd 11/1
4th
2 ¾
2
9/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Bryony Frost
Off the pace in 5th, plugged on in 4th between last 2 tchd 11/1
5th
3 ½
1
15/2
T: P J HobbsJ: Matt Griffiths
Chased leaders, went 2nd before 3rd and clear of rest, pushed along before 2 out, no impression when lost 2nd between last 2, weakened run-in op 8/1
6th
1 ¾
10
25/1
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: James Bowen
Towards rear, some headway before 2 out, plugged on
7th
2 ½
5
611-8
11/4f
T: P F NichollsJ: S Bowen
Chased leader until before 3rd, chased leaders, weakened before 2 out op 7/2
8th
3 ½
9
14/1
T: D SkeltonJ: N D Fehily
Held up off the pace towards rear, some headway before 4 out, soon beaten tchd 16/1
9th
1 ¼
6
16/1
T: N J HendersonJ: J McGrath
Off the pace in mid-division, weakened 4 out op 14/1
10th
27
4
811-8
6/1
T: P F NichollsJ: B J Geraghty
Raced wide, off the pace in mid-division, lost place 6th, blundered next, soon behind, tailed off when blundered 4 out op 13/2 tchd 5/1
11th
25
11
11/1
T: Miss V WilliamsJ: G Sheehan
Chased clear leading pair, weakened 9th, tailed off tchd 14/1

Also Ran

PU
7
12/1
T: N G RichardsJ: P J Brennan
Always in rear, never a factor, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out
PU
8
1111-5
16/1
T: A KingJ: Wayne Hutchinson
Off the pace in 6th on inside, closer 8th, weakened on long run before 2 out, blundered 2 out, soon pulled up op 14/1

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Betting

Forecast

Cyrname (11/4), Modus (6/1), Ozzie The Oscar (15/2), San Benedeto (9/1), Gardefort (11/1), Speredek (12/1), Duke Of Navan (12/1), Marracudja (14/1), One For Billy (14/1), Caid Du Lin (16/1), Theinval (16/1), Valdez (16/1), Champagne At Tara (25/1)

Verdict
A wide open contest this and Paul Nicholls has three genuine contenders. It may pay to chance CYRNAME who is better over this sort of trip than the 2m4f he has tackled the last twice and he should strip fitter for his recent return so can land this valuable contest. Top-weight Ozzie The Oscar is the most feared rival, Philip Hobbs' charge is yet to finish out of the frame over fences and can continue the run here. Stablemate of the selection Modus is another likely to be popular having won first time out at Cheltenham.
  1. Cyrname
  2. Ozzie The Oscar
  3. Modus

Previous Winners

2017
Sir Valentino
Weight: 11-6  |Age: 8
Weight: 11-6  |  
Age: 8  |  
J: J J Burke
  |  
T: T R George
16/1
Prize Money
1st: £78,200.002nd: £23,100.003rd: £11,550.004th: £5,775.005th: £2,888.006th: £1,450.00

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