At The Races Rehearsal Chase (Listed Handicap) 3m

  • (4yo+, 3m, Class 1, 5 runners)
  • Winner £15,376 2nd £5,770 3rd £2,889 4th £1,439 5th £724 6th £362
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 34.80s
  • Off time: 15:25:53
Full result
Result 15:25 Newcastle
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Junior 3/1
2nd 2 Benny Be Good 5/2j

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 21/82FP-
LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Junior 224
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:C O'Farrell
  • Form: 21/82FP-
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-12b
  • OR: 155
  • Naps:
9 166 11-12 b D Pipe C O'Farrell 155 3/1
2 4635P-1
MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Benny Be Good 36
  • T:K G Reveley
  • J:J Reveley
  • Form: 4635P-1
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 149
  • Naps:
9 160 11-6 K G Reveley J Reveley 149 5/2j
3 PU212-3
Light blue, brown stripe and armlets Rich Lord 18
  • T:Ferdy Murphy
  • J:Lucy Alexander
  • Form: PU212-3
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
8 140 10-0 Ferdy Murphy Lucy Alexander (3) 123 6/1
4 F2-5524
Black and White diamonds, Emerald Green sleeves and cap Bescot Springs (IRE) 15
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:Grant Cockburn
  • Form: F2-5524
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-0v
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
7 140 10-0 v Miss Lucinda V Russell Grant Cockburn (7) 123 5/2j
5 3235-43
Emerald Green, Red chevrons, quartered cap Rolecarr (IRE) 27
  • T:Mrs A Hamilton
  • J:Callum Whillans
  • Form: 3235-43
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
9 140 10-0 Mrs A Hamilton Callum Whillans (5) 120 11/2

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Hey Big Spender (IRE)
  • T:C L Tizzard
  • J:J Tizzard
8 11-12 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 5/2
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In depth

Verdict

JUNIOR's presence means the bottom three are out of the handicap, though all are ridden by claimers and have a recent run under their belts unlike David Pipe's 2011 Kim Muir winner who will no doubt have another crack at the Grand National in the spring. He's won following a break in the past and had today's main rival Benny Be Good a long way behind when beaten a short-head by Ikorodu Road in the Grimthorpe at Doncaster in March, though the latter arrives on the back of a cracking victory under a big weight over the C&D. The remaining trio will need to step up a gear but Rich Lord can do so and will be particularly at home in the testing conditions.

Formwatch

Junior 14-1 (11-12) Behind, pushed along and reminders after 9th, tailed off 18th, soon pulled up, in a race won by Merigo (10-2) at Ayr 4m hcp chs G3 (1) gd in Apr, 24 ran.

Benny Be Good 7-1 (11-12) Held up behind in touch, blundered 12th, steady headway 4 out, 7 lengths down in 4th 2 out, driven and ran on well flat to lead near finish, won at Newcastle 3m hcp chs 0-150 (2) gs in Oct beating Allanard (9-11) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.

Rich Lord 16-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, mistakes 10th and 3 out, headway 2 out, went 3rd before last, stayed on, not able to challenge, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Buck Mulligan (11-6) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gs in Nov.

Rolecarr (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden before last, plugged on to take 3rd place towards finish, 3rd of 9, 15l behind Harouet (11-3) at Carlisle 3m 2f hcp chs 0-135 (3) hvy in Nov.

Bescot Springs (IRE) 18-1 (10-5) Held up towards rear, steady headway approaching 3 out, went modest 3rd before 2 out, no chance with leading duo, lost 3rd final 50 yards, 4th of 14, 5l behind Swing Bill (11-4) at Cheltenham 3m am hcp chs 0-140 (3) gs in Nov.