Betfair Denman Chase (3m) (Grade 2) 3m

  • (5yo+, 3m, Class 1, 5 runners)
  • Winner £28,475 2nd £10,685 3rd £5,350 4th £2,665 5th £1,340 6th £670
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 8.83s
  • Off time: 14:25:41
Full result
Result 14:25 Newbury
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Harry Topper 7/2
2nd 1 Al Ferof 25 5/4f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 343/1-13
YELLOW, RED star, YELLOW sleeves, WHITE armlets, YELLOW cap, RED star Al Ferof (FR) 44
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:D A Jacob
  • Form: 343/1-13
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 168
  • Naps:
9 164 11-10 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 168 5/4f
2 1UB-133
MAROON, yellow chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap Harry Topper 14
  • T:K C Bailey
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 1UB-133
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-10p
  • OR: 156
  • Naps:
7 164 11-10 p K C Bailey J M Maguire 156 7/2
3 25-UF1P
Light Blue, Brown Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves and star on cap Vino Griego (FR) 21
  • T:G L Moore
  • J:J E Moore
  • Form: 25-UF1P
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-10v
  • OR: 154
  • Naps:
9 164 11-10 v G L Moore J E Moore 154 20/1
4 211-F44
Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap Katenko (FR) 21
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 211-F44
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 156
  • Naps:
8 160 11-6 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 156 9/4
5 22P52-U
Royal Blue, White hoops, Maroon sleeves and cap Walkon (FR) 105
  • T:A King
  • J:R Thornton
  • Form: 22P52-U
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-0p
  • OR: 151
  • Naps:
9 154 11-0 p A King R Thornton 151 10/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Silviniaco Conti (FR)
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:R Walsh
7 11-10 P F Nicholls R Walsh 8/11
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In depth

Verdict

Al Ferof is the form pick on his third in the King George but there must be a big doubt about the grey getting home on this stiffer track on the ground. Walkon is another who may have stamina limitations but Vino Griego beat Harry Topper by 14 lengths at Sandown in December, though the latter stayed on strongly in the Argento Chase at Cheltenham two weeks ago and may be capable of turning the tables if jumping a little better here. KATENKO has been a little disappointing this term but has conditions in his favour today and is given a final chance to prove himself in this grade given he gets weight from all bar one of his rivals.

Formwatch

Harry Topper 6-1 (11-10) In touch on outside, effort and every chance 2 out until one pace approaching last, stayed on to take 3rd flat, just failed for 2nd, 3rd of 7, 7l behind The Giant Bolster (11-0) at Cheltenham 3m 1f chs Grd 2 (1) hvy in Jan.

Al Ferof (FR) 5-1 (11-10) Mid-division, jumped left in places, headway 5 out, chased leaders next, under pressure 3 out, soon rallied, stayed on to go 3rd approaching last, never able to challenge, 3rd of 9, 15l behind Silviniaco Conti (11-10) at Kempton 3m Grade 1 chs (4yo+) (1) sft in Dec.

Katenko (FR) 3-1fav (11-8) Chased leaders in 5th, ridden before 4 out and outpaced, went 3rd before last, kept on run-in, 4th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Wychwoods Brook (9-11) at Haydock 3m 1f hcp chs G2 (1) hvy in Jan.

Walkon (FR) 7-2fav (11-1) Bumped 1st, soon mid-division, headway 8th, mistake 12th, shaken up and tracking leaders when blundered badly and unseated rider 4 out, in a race won by Conquisto (11-0) at Aintree 2m 4f ltd hcp chs Grd 2 (1) gd in Oct, 11 ran.

Vino Griego (FR) 16-1 (11-7) Towards rear, pushed along after 5 out, soon weakened, pulled up before last, in a race won by Wychwoods Brook (9-11) at Haydock 3m 1f hcp chs G2 (1) hvy in Jan, 10 ran.