Ladbrokes Chase (Grade 2) 2m 4f

  • (5yo+, 2m 4f, Class 1, 6 runners)
  • Winner €32,500 2nd €9,500 3rd €4,500 4th €1,500
  • Going: Yielding to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 56.10s
  • Off time: 15:00:12
Full result
Result 15:00 Down Royal
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Cristal Bonus 2/1
2nd 6 Jacksonslady 9 5/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 1/11F13-
MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Bog Warrior (IRE) 237
  • T:A J Martin
  • J:D N Russell
  • Form: 1/11F13-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 153
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 A J Martin D N Russell 153 11/10f
2 57/11P2-
Light blue & dark blue chevrons, dark blue sleeves, dark blue & light blue quartered cap Cristal Bonus (FR) 205
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:D A Jacob
  • Form: 57/11P2-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 152
  • Naps:
6 164 11-10 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 152 2/1
3 537305
BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots Imperial Shabra (IRE) 6
  • T:P O Brady
  • J:J L Cullen
  • Form: 537305
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
8 159 11-5 P O Brady J L Cullen 122 50/1
4 00P-712
MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Rivage D'Or (FR) 20
  • T:D T Hughes
  • J:B J Cooper
  • Form: 00P-712
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-5t
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
7 159 11-5 t D T Hughes B J Cooper 135 7/1
5 0-84213
YELLOW & PURPLE CHEVRONS, yellow sleeves, purple cap, yellow star Mia's Vic (IRE) 20
  • T:N C Kelly
  • J:D R Fox
  • Form: 0-84213
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-1t
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
7 155 11-1 t N C Kelly D R Fox 100 33/1
6 113-212
BLACK, yellow spots, yellow sleeves, black cap Jacksonslady (IRE) 27
  • T:J P Dempsey
  • J:P Carberry
  • Form: 113-212
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-8
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
7 148 10-8 J P Dempsey P Carberry 125 5/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Kauto Stone (FR)
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:P Carberry
5 11-11 P F Nicholls P Carberry 9/4
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In depth

Verdict

BOG WARRIOR looked an outstanding prospect when slamming Shinrock Paddy in the Grade 1 Drinmore at Fairyhouse but took a heavy tumble at Leopardstown on Boxing Day. He had nothing to beat on his next start but proved a huge disappointment on his final start at Naas when beaten a distance by Flemenstar, whom he had beaten easily earlier. He'll need to cut out those mistakes if he's to go to the top but hopefully can do so and gets the vote over Cristal Bonus. Paul Nicholls' recruit from France, who landed the Grade 2 Pendil Novices' at Kempton in February, ended his campaign with a fine run behind Menorah at Aintree and there's every chance he'll progress again this season. Rivage D'Or was beaten 36 lengths by Bog Warrior in the Drinmore and can hardly be expected to turn the tables and though Jacksonslady is a nice prospect she's facing a very stiff task, a remark that also applies to Mia's Vic who makes his debut over regulation fences.

Formwatch

Cristal Bonus (FR) 7-1 (11-4) Led until after 1st, tracked leader, led after 8th, headed 11th, hit 4 out, ridden to lead next, headed 2 out, no impression on winner approaching last, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 5, 7l behind Menorah (11-4) at Aintree 2m 4f nov chs G1 (1) gs in Apr.

Jacksonslady (IRE) 4-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, slight mistake 6th, 4th halfway, 3rd and mistake 4 out, travelled best entering straight, challenged 2 out, shaken up to dispute before last, ridden in 2nd run-in, no extra closing stages, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Pride Of The Artic (11-8) at Tipperary 2m 4f nov chs (1) hvy in Oct.

Imperial Shabra (IRE) 9-1 (11-10) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, no impression 2 out and 7th approaching last, kept on one pace, 5th of 15, 15l behind Celestial Prospect (11-1) at Wexford 2m 2f cond hcp hdl (80-109) gd in Oct.

Rivage D'Or (FR) 5-1 (11-5) Chased leaders in 4th, headway into 2nd 5 out, narrow lead 3 out, ridden after 2 out, headed last, no extra and kept on same pace, 2nd of 7, 7l behind Down In Neworleans (11-8) at Limerick 2m 3f chs Grd 3 (1) sft in Oct.

Bog Warrior (IRE) 10-11fav (11-12) Led and kept wide throughout, headed 7th, ridden 2 out and no extra in 3rd before last, eased and virtually pulled up run-in, last of 3, well behind Flemenstar (11-12) at Naas 2m 4f nov chs Grd 3 (1) sft in Mar.

Mia's Vic (IRE) 5-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, headway in 11th after 3 out, ridden in 6th entering straight, no impression 2 out, kept on same pace run-in to 3rd closing stages, 3rd of 16, 14l behind Dont Tell Pa (10-4) at Limerick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Oct.