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13:50 Aintree

Play Casino At Virgin Bet Veterans' Handicap Chase (Class 2)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 3m 210y
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £30,000 added
  • Winner: £18,768
  • 2nd: £5,544
  • 3rd: £2,772
  • 4th: £1,386
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 34.00s
  • Off Time: 13:51:33
  • 7 Ran
2
Silk - Red, large Emerald Green spots, Grey sleeves, Red spots, Emerald Green and Red quartered cap
  • Form 396130-
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 144

chased leaders, hit 5th, mistakes 12th and next, went 2nd before 3 out until next, well held in 3rd when lost that placing at the last

4
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, PINK star on body and cap, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, PINK stars
  • Form 7/0022-6
  • Age 12
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 140

held up in 4th, went 3rd at 13th, closer in 2nd going well 15th until before 3 out where switched right, chased leaders, found little and weakened 2 out, modest 3rd again last

5
Silk - Light Blue, Brown hoop, Flame sleeves and cap
11/2
  • Form 9775-12
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 137

led and disputed, in front 9th, ridden and headed before last, kept on same pace run-in

6
Silk - EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap
11/2
  • Form 214F27/
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 133

waited with in 5th, headway on outside before 3 out, went 2nd 2 out, soon switched right, led before last, driven clear

7
Silk - Pink, royal blue stripe on cap
  • Form 96/5453-
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 132

last pair, jumped slowly 4th, behind and struggling when mistake 3 out, never on terms, pulled up

8
Silk - Red, Royal Blue stars, Royal Blue sleeves, Red diamonds, White cap
  • Form F/3225-4
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 130

led and disputed until 9th, chased leader until after 15th, chased leaders, weakened after next

9
Silk - Emerald Green, Red Cross of Lorraine, Light Green sleeves, Red cap
3/1
  • Form 563P5-2
  • Age 11
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 130

on and off the bridle in rear, pecked 15th, never on terms

1
NR
  • Form 2112U4
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 144

NonRunner

3
NR
7/1
  • Form P14P1P-
  • Age 11
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 142

NonRunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

On Tour was fifth in a Grade 3 here in the spring and only headed close home on his reappearance in one of these at Chepstow. Despite a 3lb rise, he’s still fairly treated but hasn’t won in almost two years. THEATRE GUIDE was only sixth at Chepstow but clearly in need of the run and was allowed to come home in his own time once his chance had gone. Though he’s closely matched with Carole's Destrier on their run together at Newbury in March, the latter lacks a recent run so the Tizzard veteran can come out on top this time. Killaro Boy went very close in the Summer Cup at Uttoxeter in June after winning a hunter chase on his first run for Henry Oliver so can’t be ignored..

Formwatch

Captain Redbeard (IRE) 66-1 (10-3) Hampered 1st, mid-division, tracked leaders on inside, 6th (becher), outpaced before 2 out, weakened last, 16th of 40, dist behind Tiger Roll (11-5) at Aintree 4m 2f hcp (1) gs in Apr.

Theatre Guide (IRE) 11-2 (11-9) Tracked leaders, outpaced 5 out, ridden after next, never on terms, weakened 2 out, 6th of 9, 21l behind Vieux Lion Rouge (11-9) at Chepstow 3m hcp (2) sft in Oct.

Killaro Boy (IRE) 14-1 (10-6) Led to 6th, chased leader, led bypassing omitted 3 out, ridden and narrowly headed last, slight lead towards finish, headed post, 2nd of 15, shd behind Brave Eagle (11-12) at Uttoxeter 3m 2f hcp lst (1) gd in Jun.

Burtons Well (IRE) 7-2jfav (10-12) Led, very long the 4th and dragged hind legs through the fence, not fluent and headed 8th, led again next, headed 3 out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 23l behind Ballyhill (10-5) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp (1) hvy in Jan.

Our Kaempfer (IRE) 7-2 (11-6) Held up in rear, hit 8th, headway 12th, led 4 out, not fluent and headed 2 out, 3rd and held flat, kept on, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Forest Des Aigles (11-3) at Ayr 2m 5f hcp (3) gd in Nov.

Monbeg River (IRE) 5-1 (11-2) Led and disputed, pushed along after 4 out, ridden and headed before next where mistake, soon no extra in 4th and kept on one pace, 4th of 5, 16 1/2l behind A Toi Phil (11-6) at Listowel 2m 4f Yielding in Sep.

On Tour (IRE) 5-1 (10-8) Held up in last pair, headway 5 out, driven to chase leaders next, ridden and one pace after 2 out, rallied towards finish, just held, 2nd of 9, nk behind Vieux Lion Rouge (11-9) at Chepstow 3m hcp (2) sft in Oct.

Indian Temple (IRE) 11-1 (11-10) Led but pressed and soon clear with rival who set strong pace, headed 8th, chased leader until weakened 4 out, 4th of 9, dist behind Soupy Soups (10-1) at Perth 3m hcp (2) gs in Sep.

Carole's Destrier 20-1 (10-9) Mid-division, badly hampered 7th, some headway on outside after 5 out, blundered next, not recover and pulled up before 2 out, at Ayr 4m hcp (1) gd in Apr.