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13:50 Ascot

Sodexo Reynoldstown Novices' Chase (Grade 2) (Class 1)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 7f 180y
  • Going: Soft (Heavy in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £40,000 added
  • Winner: £22,780
  • 2nd: £8,548
  • 3rd: £4,280
  • 4th: £2,132
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 20.80s
  • Off Time: 13:50:28
  • 6 Ran
1st
Silk -
1
Silk - PINK and BLACK stripes, diabolo on sleeves
11/2
  • Form P1/11-13
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 147

bit keen tracking leaders on outside, went 2nd after 4th, led 10th, headed before 2 out, weakened into 3rd 2 out

2
Silk - Black, Red disc, sleeves and cap

Sam Brown

28 D
2/1
  • Form 1141/11
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 152

tracking leaders early , lost place and behind 6th, never travelled after, switched wide before 9th, weakened 15th, behind and pulled up before 4 out

3
Silk - EMERALD GREEN, RED hoop, halved sleeves, RED cap
  • Form 114-111
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 146

bit keen tracking leaders, not fluent 3rd, pushed along after 3 out, went 2nd next, one pace and no chance with winner

4
Silk - Black, dark green and grey striped sleeves

Pym (IRE)

64 CD
11/4
  • Form 210-211
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-3
  • Official Rating 152

slight lead, not fluent 3rd, hit next, mistake 6th, headed 10th, lost place before 13th, last at 15th, pulled up before 4 out

5
Silk - Purple, yellow diamond, yellow and purple diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap, purple diamond
6/1
  • Form 811-511
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 145

tracked leaders on outside, went 2nd approaching 13th, led going well before 2 out, soon clear, hit last and pecked, stayed on strongly, easily

6
Silk - Purple, Pink stars, Mauve sleeves, Pink stars, Purple cap, Pink star
33/1
  • Form 16P-132
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 138

held up in rear, fell 11th

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Two For Gold, who arrives on a four-timer, is well equipped to cope if this turns into a war of attrition and he won in this grade at Warwick. Sam Brown did likewise at Haydock and is held in high regard. Danny Whizzbang has similar credentials but folded tamely in the Kauto Star at Kempton on Boxing Day. PYM’s accurate jumping should stand him in good stead again and he is the only one of these to have won at the track. Copperhead has won twice since a pipe-opener at Chepstow but now steps out of handicap company.

Formwatch

Danny Whizzbang (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Chased leaders on inside, left 3rd and hampered 4 out, no impression when mistake 2 out, 3rd of 7, 20 1/4l behind Slate House (11-7) at Kempton 3m (1) sft in Dec.

Sam Brown 9-4 (11-0) Tracked leader, mistake 4th, led 6th, headed 8th, led again 2 out, ran on, comfortable, won at Haydock 2m 4f (1) hvy in Jan beating Knight In Dubai (11-0) by 15l, 4 ran.

Two For Gold (IRE) 3-1 (11-0) Led until after 1st, prominent, led 13th, headed before last, led again flat, stayed on gamely, won at Warwick 3m (1) sft in Jan beating Hold The Note (11-0) by 1/2l, 7 ran.

Pym (IRE) 2-1fav (11-6) Made most, joined 14th, pushed clear between last 2, ridden out flat, stayed on well, won at Cheltenham 3m 1f (2) gs in Dec beating Imperial Aura (11-6) by 8l, 5 ran.

Copperhead 3-1fav (11-11) 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, won at Newbury 3m 2f hcp (3) sft in Dec beating Moving In Style (10-9) by 3 1/4l, 10 ran.

Alsa Mix (FR) 13-8 (11-6) Led until approaching omitted 2 out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 4, 4l behind Annie Mc (11-6) at Wetherby 2m 3f (4) sft in Jan.