StanJames.com Supporting Greatwood Gold Cup Handicap Chase (Grade 3) 2m 4f

  • (5yo+, 2m 4f, Class 1, 7 runners)
  • Winner £28,475 2nd £10,685 3rd £5,350 4th £2,665 5th £1,340 6th £670
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 7.20s
  • Off time: 15:55:16
Full result
Result 15:50 Newbury
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Shangani 3/1f
2nd 1 Rebel Rebellion 7/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 24-5413
Dark Green, Yellow cross belts, diabolo on sleeves Rebel Rebellion (IRE) 28
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:Ryan Mahon
  • Form: 24-5413
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-12bt
  • OR: 146
  • Naps:
9 166 11-12 bt P F Nicholls Ryan Mahon 146 7/1
2 61-2FP5
WHITE, DARK BLUE star, sleeves and cap Majala (FR) 21
  • T:T R George
  • J:P J Brennan
  • Form: 61-2FP5
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-8t
  • OR: 142
  • Naps:
8 162 11-8 t T R George P J Brennan 142 6/1
4 PU-9858
Royal blue, pink hoops, armlets and cap Ulck Du Lin (FR) 35
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: PU-9858
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-13t1
  • OR: 133
  • Naps:
6 153 10-13 t1 P F Nicholls N Fehily 133 7/2
5 7-3P352
Royal Blue, White hoop and sleeves Shangani (USA) 22
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:T Scudamore
  • Form: 7-3P352
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 132
  • Naps:
8 152 10-12 Miss V Williams T Scudamore 132 3/1f
6 PP5-551
Pink, emerald green triple diamond, white sleeves, emerald green cap Dashing George (IRE) 15
  • T:P Winks
  • J:Mr R Winks
  • Form: PP5-551
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR: 129
  • Naps:
12 149 10-9 P Winks Mr R Winks (7) 129 10/1
7 211-286
Emerald Green, Yellow diamond, White sleeves and cap Tara Rose 85
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 211-286
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-5t
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
9 145 10-5 t N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 125 8/1
8 554324
Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap Elenika (FR) 15
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:L Treadwell
  • Form: 554324
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-3
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
6 143 10-3 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 123 9/2

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
3 P15-037
Nadiya De La Vega (FR) 49
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:Non Runner
  • Form: P15-037
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-4v1
  • OR: 138
  • Naps:
8 114 v1 N J Henderson Non Runner 138 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Pacha Du Polder (FR)
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:Ryan Mahon
6 11-3 P F Nicholls Ryan Mahon 18/1
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In depth

Verdict

Paul Nicholls and Venetia Williams are both doubly represented in this. Jockey bookings would suggest course winner ULCK DU LIN might be the pick of the former's pair as, though he's been a bit disappointing this season, he's feasibly handicapped at present and has winning form on the track - he gets a tentative vote. Shangani looks to have the better chance of the latter's two runners having run in this grade at Cheltenham in January before finishing second to Une Artiste at Kempton. Dashing George bounced back to winning ways at Fakenham last month but this is much tougher and Majala and Tara Rose are out of sorts at present.

Formwatch

Nadiya De La Vega (FR) 5-1 (11-6) Held up in last pair, no real impression when blundered 14th, no chance after, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Planet Of Sound (11-12) at Kempton 3m hcp chs 0-145 (2) sft in Jan.

Shangani (USA) 6-1 (11-7) Led, blundered 3rd, hit 7th, hit 11th, headed 12th, chased winner, hit 4 out and ridden, driven and tried to rally as winner hung left between last 2, 1 length down last, no extra and held flat, 2nd of 4, 3l behind Une Artiste (10-3) at Kempton 2m 4f grd chs (5yo+) (2) hvy in Feb.

Rebel Rebellion (IRE) 8-1 (11-10) Chased clear leader until 8th, every chance 3 out, 3rd and beaten before last, weakened flat, 3rd of 8, 19l behind Grey Gold (11-2) at Sandown 2m hcp chs 0-150 (2) hvy in Feb.

Elenika (FR) 11-10fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, mistake and dropped to rear 12th, hit next, soon ridden and plugged on same pace, 4th of 5, 18l behind Dashing George (11-5) at Fakenham 2m 5f hcp chs 0-125 (3) hvy in Feb.

Tara Rose 5-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, headway before 9th, ridden before last, no impression, 6th of 7, 21l behind Bally Legend (11-9) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd in Dec.

Ulck Du Lin (FR) 11-1 (10-7) Held up in last pair, outpaced on long run before 2 out, never able to challenge, weakened before last, 8th of 10, 41l behind Wishfull Thinking (11-12) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp chs G3 (1) hvy in Jan.

Dashing George (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Mistake 1st and rider lost iron, joined leader next, led 3rd, made rest, left clear 3 out, rider dropped whip after next, increased lead approaching last, won at Fakenham 2m 5f hcp chs 0-125 (3) hvy in Feb beating Sir Lynx (10-5) by 11l, 5 ran.

Majala (FR) 6-1 (11-8) Held up towards rear, effort before 2 out, no impression, 5th of 7, 20l behind Mr Moonshine (11-4) at Warwick 2m 4f hcp chs (2) hvy in Feb.