Grand Military Gold Cup (Military Amateur Riders' Chase) (Sponsored By The Military Mutual) 3m 110y

  • (6yo+, 3m 110y, Class 3, 9 runners)
  • Winner £6,239 2nd £1,935 3rd £967 4th £484
  • Going: Soft (G/Soft in back straight)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 41.27s
  • Off time: 15:05:20
Full result
Result 15:05 Sandown Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Bradley 10/3
2nd 4 Le Reve 3/1
3rd 9 Solix 5 5/2f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 B-0539P
Black, Red diamond, hooped sleeves, Yellow cap Bradley 65
  • T:F M O'Brien
  • J:LBdr Sally Randell
  • Form: B-0539P
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 12-0
  • OR: 128
  • Naps:
10 168 12-0 F M O'Brien LBdr Sally Randell (5) 128 10/3
2 767/P-0P
Royal Blue, Red star, Royal Blue sleeves, Red stars, Royal Blue cap, Red star Estates Recovery (IRE) 14
  • T:L A Dace
  • J:Lt Col Erica Bridge
  • Form: 767/P-0P
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 12-0
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
9 168 12-0 L A Dace Lt Col Erica Bridge (7) 109 100/1
3 325-761
Emerald green and yellow (quartered), yellow sleeves Jack Bene (IRE) 21
  • T:Miss L Allan
  • J:Pte Lucy Gardner
  • Form: 325-761
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 12-0
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
8 168 12-0 Miss L Allan Pte Lucy Gardner 115 12/1
4 U1U34P
Yellow, Royal Blue braces, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow stars and stars on cap Le Reve (IRE) 20
  • T:Mrs L Wadham
  • J:Major Alex Michael
  • Form: U1U34P
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 12-0p
  • OR: 129
  • Naps:
6 168 12-0 p Mrs L Wadham Major Alex Michael (5) 129 3/1
5 5-65360
Gold, White hoops, Emerald Green cap Marley Roca (IRE) 19
  • T:P R Webber
  • J:Capt Max Chenery
  • Form: 5-65360
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 12-0
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
10 168 12-0 P R Webber Capt Max Chenery (7) 122 20/1
6 P-32253
Light Blue and Royal Blue (quartered), Light Blue sleeves Neptune Equester 64
  • T:A M Thomson
  • J:Major Felix Wheeler
  • Form: P-32253
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 12-0
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
11 168 12-0 A M Thomson Major Felix Wheeler (7) 123 14/1
7 4F2352
Royal blue, pink hoops, armlets and cap Polisky (FR) 19
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:Lbdr Jody Sole
  • Form: 4F2352
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 12-0t
  • OR: 126
  • Naps:
7 168 12-0 t P F Nicholls Lbdr Jody Sole (5) 126 5/1
8 68UP/14-
Royal Blue, Dark Green sleeves, Yellow armlets, Red cap Qualypso D'allier (FR) 530
  • T:R Woollacott
  • J:Csgt Robert Skinner
  • Form: 68UP/14-
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 12-0
  • OR: 96
  • Naps:
10 168 12-0 R Woollacott Csgt Robert Skinner (7) (ex3) 96 50/1
9 F-84654
ROYAL BLUE, WHITE chevron, hooped sleeves, WHITE cap Solix (FR) 41
  • T:Ian Williams
  • J:Capt Harry Wallace
  • Form: F-84654
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 12-0v
  • OR: 129
  • Naps:
8 168 12-0 v Ian Williams Capt Harry Wallace (7) 129 5/2f

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Merrion Square (IRE)
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:Lbdr Jody Sole
7 12-0 P F Nicholls Lbdr Jody Sole 7/4
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In depth

Verdict

Jody Sole has ridden the winner of this twice in the last four years, partnering Merrion Square to victory for Paul Nicholls 12 months ago. He's on board the stable's Polisky this time but the horse dentist will need to be at his persuasive best to extract maximum effort from the seven-year-old, who rarely finds much when push comes to shove. Bradley ideally needs further than this but has every chance at the weights and Le Reve also has claims on his best form. Jack Bene won a hunter chase at Fakenham last month but this is a lot tougher. SOLIX was always prominent when fourth in the Sky Bet Chase at Doncaster in January. This is a big drop in class and the eight-year-old is fancied to run the finish out of these and come out on top.

Formwatch

Bradley 8-1 (11-5) In touch in mid-division, jumped right and weakened 12th, pulled up after, in a race won by Mendip Express (11-7) at Cheltenham 3m 2f hcp chs 0-145 (2) sft in Jan, 13 ran.

Le Reve (IRE) 18-1 (10-8) Mid-division, headway before 13th, ridden and weakened before 4 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Rigadin De Beauchene (10-5) at Haydock 3m 5f hcp chs G3 (1) hvy in Feb, 14 ran.

Solix (FR) 33-1 (10-4) Led, ridden and headed before 2 out, weakened and lost 3rd run-in, 4th of 15, 12l behind The Rainbow Hunter (10-9) at Doncaster 3m listed hcp chs (1) sft in Jan.

Polisky (FR) 4-1 (11-2) Soon tracking leaders, went 2nd over 4f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong until winner went by, took 2nd close home, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Dawn Commander (11-2) at Kempton 2m 2f n h flat (4) std in Feb.

Marley Roca (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Mid-division on outside, pushed along over 4f out, weakened rapidly over 3f out, tailed off, 12th of 13, 22l behind Tanks For That (11-0) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Feb.

Neptune Equester 4-1 (11-5) Prominent, went 2nd 4th, led before 8th, headed approaching 3 out, soon outpaced, stayed on from last, switched right flat, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 6, 8l behind Beauboreen (11-6) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) hvy in Jan.

Jack Bene (IRE) Evensfav (11-5) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 12th, ridden and every chance from 2 out, led soon after last, just held on, won at Fakenham 2m 5f nov hts chs (6) hvy in Feb beating Mister Chancer (11-3) by hd, 5 ran.

Qualypso D'allier (FR) 10-3 (11-5) Took keen hold in last pair, went right 10th, headway to 4th 4 out, beaten when stumbled 2 out, mistake last, 4th of 6, 10l behind No Panic (11-12) at Plumpton 3m 2f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd in Sep '12.

Estates Recovery (IRE) 33-1 (11-3) Close up, lost place from 5th, mistake 11th, weakened next, tailed off and pulled up, in a race won by Loughalder (10-2) at Warwick 3m 5f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft in Feb, 9 ran.