Groby Novices' Handicap Chase 2m

  • (5yo+, 2m, Class 4, 7 runners)
  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 8.00s
  • Off time: 15:15:28
Full result
Result 15:15 Leicester
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Arthur's Pass 7/1
2nd 1 Prince Of Dreams 9/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 033-43F
Black, pink chevron, white sleeves, pink cap Prince Of Dreams 30
  • T:E De Giles
  • J:L Treadwell
  • Form: 033-43F
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 E De Giles L Treadwell 115 9/2
2 3353/38
Orange, dark blue chevrons, orange sleeves, orange cap, dark blue diamond Jack The Gent (IRE) 11
  • T:G M Moore
  • J:F Keniry
  • Form: 3353/38
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
9 165 11-11 G M Moore F Keniry 114 17/2
3 22301/P
Brown, light blue spots, striped sleeves, light blue cap, brown spots Arthur's Pass 40
  • T:T R George
  • J:L Heard
  • Form: 22301/P
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
9 161 11-7 T R George L Heard 110 7/1
4 31-33FP
Red, Dark Blue hoop and armlets, hooped cap Theodore Lamb 68
  • T:P R Webber
  • J:D Elsworth
  • Form: 31-33FP
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
8 160 11-6 P R Webber D Elsworth 109 8/1
5 577PP7
Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star Amuse Me 20
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:R P Mclernon
  • Form: 577PP7
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
7 160 11-6 Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 109 33/1
6 PP/1U22
Emerald green and orange (halved), quartered cap Rouge Et Blanc (FR) 13
  • T:O Sherwood
  • J:L Aspell
  • Form: PP/1U22
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
8 160 11-6 O Sherwood L Aspell 109 9/4f
7 0/01-745
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap To Live (FR) 30
  • T:N J Gifford
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 0/01-745
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 N J Gifford A P McCoy 107 11/4

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Share Option
  • T:A W Carroll
  • J:Lee Edwards
10 10-13 A W Carroll Lee Edwards 12/1
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In depth

Verdict

PRINCE OF DREAMS had shown only the occasional sign of ability before his latest start at Warwick where he would have won but for falling at the last. To add insult to injury he's been raised 5lb but still looks too good for these rivals. Rouge Et Blanc was also raised the same amount for finishing runner-up at Ascot but failed to take advantage of his previous mark when runner-up in a four-runner event at Wincanton. Jack The Gent prefers quicker ground but To Live won a strong event over hurdles on soft going at Auteuil and makes his handicap debut from a very lowly mark so must be considered.

Formwatch

Arthur's Pass 10-1 (11-0) Blundered first, in touch in rear, ridden 7th, soon weakened, pulled up 3 out, in a race won by Majala (11-0) at Taunton 2m beg chs (3) sft in Nov, 7 ran.

Prince Of Dreams 13-2 (11-0) Prominent on outside, jumped right, led 7th, 2 lengths ahead when fell last, in a race won by Fulgora (10-1) at Warwick 2m beg chs (4) sft in Dec, 13 ran.

Rouge Et Blanc (FR) 11-10fav (9-9) Led, headed last, no extra, 2nd of 4, 4l behind Rody (11-1) at Wincanton 2m hcp chs 0-130 (3) hvy in Dec.

Jack The Gent (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, lost place 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Jackies Solitaire (9-13) at Catterick 2m beg chs (3) hvy in Dec.

To Live (FR) 6-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, not fluent 8th, weakened approaching 2 out, 5th of 13, 12l behind Fulgora (10-1) at Warwick 2m beg chs (4) sft in Dec.

Theodore Lamb 5-1 (11-10) Held up in touch, in rear from 4th, weakened before 3 out and tailed off, pulled up before last, in a race won by Be Definite (11-9) at Stratford 2m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Nov, 6 ran.

Amuse Me 50-1 (11-9) Led until 5th (water), chased leaders until weakened 10th, soon tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Sustainability (11-9) at Newbury 2m 2f hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Dec.