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15:35 Newbury

bet365 Handicap Chase (For The Jim Joel Memorial Trophy) (Class 2)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 1f
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £30,000 added
  • Winner: £18,768
  • 2nd: £5,544
  • 3rd: £2,772
  • 4th: £1,386
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 16.16s
  • Off Time: 15:36:24
  • 8 Ran
1
Silk - Red, Black braces, Black and Red hooped sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form U145-60
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 143

led, clear 2nd until before 9th, headed and blundered 2 out, soon lost 2nd, chased leading pair, no impression when dropped to 4th approaching last, kept on again in closing stages and almost snatched 3rd

2
Silk - Brown, Orange sleeves, quartered cap
10/1
  • Form P-1642F
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 140

jumped right, chased clear leader, closed before 9th, lost 2nd 4 out, chased leading pair until stumbled 3 out, weakened

3
Silk - Black, White chevron and sleeves

Rody (FR)

192 pt BF
25/1
  • Form PP83F-4
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-3
  • Official Rating 134

chased leading pair, mistake 4th, blundered and lost place next, never on terms after

4
Silk - Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap
9/4
  • Form 3751-21
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 140

chased leaders, 3rd 3 out, 2nd soon after 2 out, driven and kept on same pace run-in

5
Silk - BEIGE and EMERALD GREEN check, BEIGE sleeves
2/1
  • Form 500PP-3
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-9
  • Official Rating 126

chased leaders, 2nd 4 out, led 2 out, in command last, driven and kept on run-in

6
Silk - Black, white diamond, diamonds on sleeves, red cap
  • Form 58123-U
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-7
  • Official Rating 124

held up in last pair, steady headway approaching 9th, chased leaders 4 out, weakened next

7
Silk - Pink, pink and white quartered cap
  • Form 3921-25
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-7
  • Official Rating 124

held up towards rear, steady headway approaching 9th, switched left before 3 out, went 4th and blundered 2 out, hung left under pressure and went modest 3rd before the last where went left, just held on for that placing

8
Silk - EMERALD GREEN, WHITE stars, EMERALD GREEN cap, WHITE star
  • Form 17-3322
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-4
  • Official Rating 128

chasing leaders when blundered badly almost unseated rider and lost place 1st, behind when blundered 6th, struggling in rear 9th, tailed off

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Monetaire's jumping let him down at Cheltenham earlier this month but he still finished ahead of Ut Majeur Aulmes and Next Sensation in a race in which Rio De Sivola unseated his rider and Anquetta fell three out when still going well. Nicky Henderson's charge is probably a few pounds too high at present, however, whereas the handicapper may not yet have a handle on David Pipe's French import. SOLAR IMPULSE is only a four-year-old and lacks the experience of his rivals but he beat a good yardstick in Turn Over Sivola, who runs earlier on the card, at Wetherby at the start of the month and could follow up in this. Arthur's Secret, another youngster, rates a danger but Rody is best watched on his reappearance.

Formwatch

Next Sensation (IRE) 11-1 (11-12) With leader and clear of rest, lost place 4 out, weakened next, tailed off, 13th of 19, well behind Bold Henry (10-6) at Cheltenham 2m hcp chs 0-145 (2) sft.

Anquetta (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 4 out, close up and every chance when fell next, in a race won by Bold Henry (10-6) at Cheltenham 2m hcp chs 0-145 (2) sft, 19 ran.

Rody (FR) 3-1fav (10-12) Tracked leaders who went clear from 2nd until 4th, ridden after 3 out, one pace last, no extra flat, 4th of 6, 14l behind Sergeant Thunder (10-12) at Worcester 2m nov hdl (4) gf in May.

Solar Impulse (FR) 10-11fav (10-11) Tracked leaders in 3rd, blundered 8 out, led before 4 out, kept on, driven out, won at Wetherby 2m nov hcap ch (3) gd beating Turn Over Sivola (11-8) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.

Monetaire (FR) 6-1fav (10-4) Blundered 1st, behind, headway 8th, tracked leaders 4 out, led narrowly 2 out, headed last, ridden and kept on same pace flat, 3rd of 19, 4 1/2l behind Bold Henry (10-6) at Cheltenham 2m hcp chs 0-145 (2) sft.

Rio De Sivola (FR) 20-1 (10-5) Mid-division when hampered and unseated rider 2nd, in a race won by Bold Henry (10-6) at Cheltenham 2m hcp chs 0-145 (2) sft, 19 ran.

Ut Majeur Aulmes (FR) 14-1 (10-6) Mid-division, headway 4 out, tracked leaders next, effort 2 out, one pace before last, no impression flat, 5th of 19, 17l behind Bold Henry (10-6) at Cheltenham 2m hcp chs 0-145 (2) sft.

Arthur's Secret (FR) 5-1 (10-7) Led, not fluent 6th, joined 3 out, pushed along and headed approaching 2 out, no chance with winner, went right and mistake last, 2nd of 4, 12l behind Ptit Zig (11-5) at Warwick 2m nov chs 4-5yo (3) sft.