14:25 Newbury

Saturday 28 December 2019

All12:0512:4013:1513:5014:2515:0015:35

    Betway Mandarin Handicap Chase

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 3  |   3m 1f 214y  |   Soft  |   10 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:25  |   Winning time: 6m 40.9s
1st
Horse silk
2
3/1f
T: C L TizzardJ: H Cobden
Prominent in chasing group, closer 11th (water), 2nd before 4 out, led going well 2 out, looked to be idling in 1 length lead when left clear at the last tchd 11/4
2nd
Horse silk
3 ¼
10
9/2
T: R WalfordJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Hampered 1st, prominent in chasing group, 3rd before 12th until 16th, chased leaders, 3rd again 4 out, well held when left 2nd at the last op 11/2
3rd
Horse silk
18
8
14/1
T: T R GeorgeJ: J J Burke
Held up and off the pace, driven and one pace in 4th from 4 out, left remote 3rd at the last tchd 16/1
4th
Horse silk
10
7
910-13
33/1
T: G L MooreJ: J E Moore
Jumped left throughout, held up and off the pace, left remote 4th at the last tchd 40/1
5th
Horse silk
5
4
5/1
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: Jonjo O'Neill Jr.
Badly hampered by faller and nearly unseated rider 1st, behind, jumped slowly 3rd, closer before 17th, ridden and weakened before next tchd 11/2
6th
Horse silk
hd
1
10/1
T: P J HobbsJ: R Johnson
Led and set strong pace, clear with rival, reduced lead 11th (water), reached for 14th and headed, lost 2nd and weakening when mistake 4 out op 9/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
3
711-10
6/1
T: T LaceyJ: Nico de Boinville
Held up, mistake 2nd, behind when hit 12th, tailed off next, pulled up before 14th op 5/1
PU
Horse silk
5
33/1
T: C FryerJ: Bridget Andrews
Chased clear leading pair until before 12th, chased leaders, weakened 14th, tailed off and pulled up before 16th tchd 25/1
F
Horse silk
6
910-13
9/1
T: David DennisJ: G Sheehan
On his toes and led in start, well away, chased leader who set strong pace and clear of field, led 1th, went clear after next until 4 out, headed 2 out, chased idling winner and staying on when hampered and fell last op 16/1 tchd 10/1
T: P R WebberJ: T J O'Brien
Tracking leaders when fell 1st

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£3.30Pl:£1.70, £2.00, £3.60EX:£18.80Trifecta:£236.20Tricast:£159.89SF:£17.61Swingers:£4.00, £11.60, £10.50

Forecasts

Copperhead (3/1), Moving In Style (9/2), Cobolobo (5/1), Polydora (6/1), Boughtbeforelunch (8/1), Indy Five (9/1), Strong Pursuit (10/1), Forgot To Ask (14/1), Antony (33/1), Goodnight Charlie (33/1)

Verdict

Not the race it used to be in the past but still a reasonable handicap chase and one that should take a good performance to win. COPPERHEAD looks one of the most progressive in the field overcoming early mishaps at Wincanton last time to run out a ready winner looking as though he could improve even further despite the rise in the weights and grade. Cobolobo, much happier in a tongue-tie ploughed through testing conditions to win at Haydock and despite a 7lb rise he looks one of the main dangers. Forgot To Ask will need to improve but caught the eye at Taunton last time whilst Moving In Style can be given a chance along with Indy Five who despite his form figures could outrun his price.
  1. Copperhead
  2. Cobolobo
  3. Forgot To Ask

Previous Winners

2018
Carole's Destrier
Weight: 11-12  |Age: 10
12/1

Prize Money

1st: £11,631.002nd: £3,415.003rd: £1,708.004th: £854.005th: £350.006th: £350.007th: £350.008th: £350.00

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