Weatherbys Johnny Worrall Lifetime In Racing Beginners' Chase 2m 5f

  • (4yo+, 2m 5f, Class 3, 8 runners)
  • Winner £5,507 2nd £1,627 3rd £813 4th £407 5th £203
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 26.40s
  • Off time: 13:10:20
Full result
Result 13:10 Wincanton
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Grandioso 7/2
2nd 1 Coole River 11/4f
3rd 7 Renard D'irlande 3/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 431311/
Light green, black diamond, diamonds on sleeves Coole River (IRE) 1013
  • T:Miss E C Lavelle
  • J:D Elsworth
  • Form: 431311/
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 154 11-0 Miss E C Lavelle D Elsworth 11/4f
2 342/37P-
NAVY BLUE, GREEN sash, CERISE cap Gandalfe (FR) 346
  • T:D W P Arbuthnot
  • J:A Thornton
  • Form: 342/37P-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 121
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 D W P Arbuthnot A Thornton 121 66/1
3 343F1-5
Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Grandioso (IRE) 48
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:D A Jacob
  • Form: 343F1-5
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 t P F Nicholls D A Jacob 7/2
4 18010/F
Maroon and White (quartered), checked sleeves and cap Heez A Cracker (FR) 33
  • T:T R George
  • J:P J Brennan
  • Form: 18010/F
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 T R George P J Brennan 122 4/1
5 1621P-5
Light Green and Maroon (halved), sleeves reversed, quartered cap Old Tricks (IRE) 26
  • T:C L Tizzard
  • J:J Tizzard
  • Form: 1621P-5
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 122 8/1
6 4-15154
Maroon, Yellow cross belts, Yellow cap Pericoloso (IRE) 22
  • T:J Scott
  • J:Nick Scholfield
  • Form: 4-15154
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0b1
  • OR: 119
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 b1 J Scott Nick Scholfield 119 25/1
7 4B11/P-2
YELLOW, ROYAL BLUE spots Renard D'irlande (FR) 7
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 4B11/P-2
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 125 3/1
8 2444-
Royal Blue, Light Blue sash and sleeves, Royal Blue and White check cap Dimpsy Time 263
  • T:C L Tizzard
  • J:J M Davies
  • Form: 2444-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 147 10-7 C L Tizzard J M Davies 66/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
9 3441-P5
Miss Tenacious 37
  • Nag Me
  • Course Winner
  • T:R J Hodges
  • J:Harry Skelton
  • Form: 3441-P5
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
5 107 R J Hodges Harry Skelton 110 NR

In depth

Verdict

Paul Nicholls is trying the five-year-old Grandioso over fences after he was easily brushed aside at Cheltenham on his reappearance. But this is no easy start with Heez A Cracker and Old Tricks sure to have learned plenty from debut runs at Wetherby and here respectively and Pericoloso a two-times hurdles winner already this season. RENARD D'IRLANDE was beaten 10 lengths by Majala at Taunton on his chasing bow but this extra half-mile should see him in a better light and he gets the nod, though a close eye should be kept on the returning Coole River as he won a couple of Grade 2 events over hurdles in 2010 for Jessica Harrington.

Formwatch

Miss Tenacious 50-1 (10-9) Behind, went poor 4th 4 out until ridden before 2 out, never involved, 5th of 11, 30l behind Molotof (11-2) at Taunton 2m nov chs (4) gd in Oct.

Grandioso (IRE) 5-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, taken wide when hit 5th, not fluent 7th, outpaced 3 out, weakened after next, 5th of 9, 27l behind The New One (11-3) at Cheltenham 2m 5f nh nov hdl (2) gs in Oct.

Coole River (IRE) 5-2 (11-10) Made all, ridden and strongly pressed from after 3 out, edged clear approaching last, stayed on well under pressure, won at Navan 2m nov hdl G2 (1) hvy in Feb '10 beating Lucky William (11-5) by 3 1/2l, 6 ran.

Renard D'irlande (FR) 7-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders, ridden to chased winner 3 out, plugged on one pace, 2nd of 7, 10l behind Majala (11-0) at Taunton 2m Beginners Chase (0-125) (4yo+) (3) sft in Nov.

Heez A Cracker (FR) 5-4 (11-1) Tracked leaders, with leader 6th, led 4 out, clear before 3 out, well in command when fell 2 out, in a race won by Ulysse Collonges (11-0) at Wetherby 2m nov chs (4) gs in Nov, 4 ran.

Pericoloso (IRE) 28-1 (11-3) Not fluent 3rd, in rear, slow 10th, pushed along and outpaced next, left poor 4th last, tailed off, 4th of 7, well behind Grove Pride (11-3) at Exeter 3m nov chs (3) gs in Nov.

Dimpsy Time 9-2 (10-12) Prominent, led 4 out, headed before 2 out, soon ridden and weakened, 4th of 8, 18l behind Madam Noso (10-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.

Gandalfe (FR) 14-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, mistake 3rd and 5th, blundered 9th, lost place next, behind when pulled up before 5 out, in a race won by Our Mick (11-8) at Kempton 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Dec '11, 13 ran.

Old Tricks (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Mid-division, mistake 1st, not fluent when hampered next, jumped left 9th, mistake and weakened 12th, 5th of 8, 36l behind Houblon Des Obeaux (11-6) at Wincanton 2m 5f nov chs Grade 2 (1) gs in Nov.