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  • 15:20 Classic Chase 3m 5f

  • (Grade 3 Handicap) £60,000 added 5yo+ 15 ran
  • Winner £34,206 2nd £12,834 3rd £6,426 4th £3,204
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 7m 43.60s
  • Off time: 15:22:06

Full result

15:20 Warwick Result 15th January 2011
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st West End Rocker (IRE) 10-11 Wayne Hutchinson A King 9 10/1
Held up in mid-division, headway from 6th, mistake 10th, challenged 4 out, led after next, hit 3 out, driven out opened 10/1 touched 10/1
2nd ¾ Minella Boys (IRE) 10-4 Felix de Giles C E Longsdon 9 4/1f
Mid-division, headway 15th, chased winner 2 out, stayed on, always just held opened 8/1 touched 8/1
3rd 8 Incentivise (IRE) 10-0 Giles Hawkins (5) R Lee 8 9/1
Held up in rear, hampered 14th, some headway when hit 16th, stayed on under pressure to chase leaders after 3 out, disputing 3rd when blundered last, no impression on leading pair opened 11/1 touched 12/1
4th ¾ Le Beau Bai (FR) 11-3 Jake Greenall (7) R Lee 8 11/2
Held up in rear, inconvenienced by loose rail before 13th, headway 16th, ridden next, closed to chase leaders after 3 out, disputing 3rd last, no extra final 100 yards opened 11/2 touched 11/2 £2200-£400
5th 14 Noun De La Thinte (FR) 10-2 Jack Sherwood (7) Miss V Williams 10 33/1
Tracked leaders, ridden along 4 out, weakened approaching 2 out opened 33/1 touched 33/1
6th 8 Comply Or Die (IRE) 11-12 J W Farrelly D Pipe 12 33/1
Prominent, led 6th, headed 3 out, weakening when mistake last opened 33/1 touched 33/1
7th 20 Bobby Gee 10-4 L P Aspell Mrs P Robeson 10 9/1
Mid-division, struggling approaching 16th, tailed off opened 8/1 touched 10/1 £5000-£500
PU Hello Bud (IRE) 11-6 Sam Twiston-Davies (3) N A Twiston-Davies 13 16/1
Led until 6th, ridden in 5th approaching 16th, weakened next, behind 18th, pulled up after opened 16/1 touched 18/1
PU Companero (IRE) 11-4 B Hughes J Howard Johnson 11 12/1
Tracked leaders, mistake 12th, ridden after 15th, weakened 16th, pulled up after opened 11/1 touched 14/1
PU Richard's Sundance (IRE) 11-1 D F O'Regan V R A Dartnall 9 15/2
Prominent, ridden and outpaced when mistake 4 out, weakened after next, pulled up after opened 7/1 touched 15/2
PU Magic Sky (FR) 10-9 C Poste M F Harris 11 40/1
Always in rear, well behind approaching 16th, soon pulled up opened 33/1 touched 40/1
PU Officier De Reserve (FR) 10-4 Aidan Coleman Miss V Williams 9 15/2
Mid-division, ridden after 15th, behind when pulled up before next opened 7/1 touched 15/2
PU C'Monthehammers (IRE) 10-3 David England N A Twiston-Davies 8 17/2
Towards rear, ridden after 4th, not fluent 7th, behind 14th, pulled up before 16th opened 10/1 touched 10/1
PU Picture In The Sky (IRE) 10-0 Sean Quinlan Mrs S Nock 10 50/1
In rear, behind when pulled up before 11th opened 40/1 touched 50/1
PU Pass Me By 10-0 W P Kavanagh (3) Miss S Smith 12 100/1
Prominent, not fluent and lost place 4th, soon in rear, tailed off before 16th, pulled up after opened 100/1 touched 100/1
NR Cannington Brook (IRE) 10-6 J Tizzard C L Tizzard 7

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £0.00 Tote Place: ££4.00,£2.30,£3.60
Straight Forecast: £0.00 Exacta: £0.00 Trifecta: £0.00 Swingers: 1&2:£18.70 2&3:£10.20 1&3:£20.20

Placepot: £269.20, Pool: £70301.21, 190.63 winning tickets
Quadpot: £22.30, Pool: £5637.57, 186.5 winning tickets


A gutsy display of staying here from Alan King's WEST END ROCKER. Midfield for much of the race, he moved sweetly into contention from around half-way and struck the front before the final turn for home. Although not always fluent over his fences in the past, the easy-to-back gelding put in some solid leaps when he needed to late on and held on from a rallying Minella Boys for a deserved success. One gets the impression that he doesn't do too much once hitting the front and he was just idling slightly, waiting for another horse to challenge him. On this evidence he can be considered a live outsider for Aintree in April, although one would liked to have seen him jump those big fences before. The runner-up ran very well, especially as he wasn't fluent at a couple of his fences before the contest really started to hot up. Although he sports the cheekpieces, he looks genuine and the Sussex National winner seemed to show no ill effects of a hard race just two weeks previous. Incentivise came from a fair way off the pace and was still plugging on when making a hash of the last. He might not have bettered his eventual third but it certainly didn't help. Le Beau Bai was given a fair bit to do by jockey Jake Greenall and although he plugged on off the final bend he never looked like picking the leaders up from off the pace. Richard's Sundance was prominent for a fair way but found things a bit hot from around four fences from home, whilst Noun De La Thinte ran a solid race back in fifth. She was under pressure a long way home and although she was found wanting late on, there aren't many gamer mares around. Former Grand National winner Comply Or Die seemed to enjoy himself, making a lot of the running and David Pipe's charge did his Aintree chance no harm at all, although he weakened out of things late on into sixth spot. Hello Bud helped cut out some of the early pace, which was steady enough, and was another who remains of interest over the National fences in the future despite pulling up here; he probably found the going a tad too soft.