Betfred Bowl Chase (Grade 1) 3m 1f

  • (5yo+, 3m 1f, Class 1, 6 runners)
  • Winner £84,405 2nd £31,800 3rd £15,915 4th £7,950 5th £3,990 6th £1,995 7th £990 8th £510
  • Going: Good (National Course: Good to Soft, Good in places)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 21.90s
  • Off time: 14:32:02
Full result
Result 14:30 Aintree
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 6 Silviniaco Conti 9/4
2nd 2 Dynaste 13/8f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 015-F61
Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Argocat (IRE) 47
  • T:T J Taaffe
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 015-F61
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 149
  • Naps:
6 161 11-7 T J Taaffe A P McCoy 149 25/1
2 121-251
Maroon and Yellow diamonds, halved sleeves, Yellow cap Dynaste (FR) 21
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:T Scudamore
  • Form: 121-251
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 169
  • Naps:
8 161 11-7 D Pipe T Scudamore 169 13/8f
3 13-3423
Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap First Lieutenant (IRE) 53
  • T:M F Morris
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 13-3423
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-7p
  • OR: 164
  • Naps:
9 161 11-7 p M F Morris B J Geraghty 164 10/3
4 161439
Red, dark blue disc, halved sleeves Houblon Des Obeaux (FR) 20
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 161439
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 158
  • Naps:
7 161 11-7 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 158 25/1
5 3P22-P0
Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Menorah (IRE) 21
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 3P22-P0
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 166
  • Naps:
9 161 11-7 P J Hobbs R Johnson 166 12/1
6 1F3-314
Red, pink hoop and armlets Silviniaco Conti (FR) 20
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: 1F3-314
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 177
  • Naps:
8 161 11-7 P F Nicholls N Fehily 177 9/4

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   First Lieutenant (IRE)
  • T:M F Morris
  • J:B J Cooper
8 11-7 M F Morris B J Cooper 7/2
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In depth

Verdict

Cheltenham doesn't seem to suit Silviniaco Conti but he gave his all when fourth in the Gold Cup and finished a long way ahead of Houblon Des Obeaux. He beat Ryanair Chase winner Dynaste fair and square in the King George and won a Grade 2 novice chase at this meeting two years ago. Possibly an unlucky loser in this 12 months ago, he shouldn't be far away again but last year's winner FIRST LIEUTENANT looks as though he's been kept back for another tilt having by-passed Cheltenham. Mouse Morris' charge almost beat Bob's Worth in the Lexus in December and is a genuine Grade 1 chaser. Last year's second Menorah has a bit to prove at present and Gowran scorer Argocat will have to run the race of his life to keep up with the majority of these.

Formwatch

Silviniaco Conti (FR) 11-4 (11-10) Mid-division in touch, tracked leaders 17th, led narrowly 4 out, ridden and hard pressed when edged left flat, soon headed and hung right, no extra, 4th of 13, 2l behind Lord Windermere (11-10) at Cheltenham 3m 2f chs G1 (1) gd in Mar.

Dynaste (FR) 3-1fav (11-10) Held up towards rear, headway 12th, closed to take 3rd 2 out, challenged last, soon led, driven and stayed on well, edged right towards finish, won at Cheltenham 2m 5f Grade 1 chs (1) gd in Mar beating Hidden Cyclone (11-10) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran.

Argocat (IRE) 10-1 (11-8) Held up, mainly 3rd, progress into 2nd after 4 out, challenged entering straight, led 3 out, soon ridden, mistake last and strongly pressed, all out run-in, kept on well under pressure, won at Gowran Park 2m 4f chs Grd 2 (1) hvy in Feb beating Turban (11-3) by 3/4l, 4 ran.

First Lieutenant (IRE) 7-4fav (11-10) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, 3rd 2 out, ridden in 2nd and no impression on winner entering straight, under pressure and kept on one pace, no extra run-in and dropped to 3rd close home, 3rd of 7, 9l behind Last Instalment (11-10) at Leopardstown 3m Grade 1 chs (1) in Feb.

Menorah (IRE) 15-2 (11-10) In touch in mid-division, lost place 12th, well beaten 4 out, 10th of 11, well behind Dynaste (11-10) at Cheltenham 2m 5f Grade 1 chs (1) gd in Mar.

Houblon Des Obeaux (FR) 50-1 (11-10) Raced wide, held up in touch, outpaced when mistake 4 out, weakened next, 9th of 13, 25l behind Lord Windermere (11-10) at Cheltenham 3m 2f chs G1 (1) gd in Mar.