Rhys Howells Memorial Handicap Chase 3m

  • (4yo+, 3m, Class 2, 7 runners)
  • Winner £12,996 2nd £3,816 3rd £1,908 4th £954
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 25.40s
  • Off time: 14:05:34
Full result
Result 14:05 Chepstow
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Sona Sasta 7/2
2nd 7 My Boy Paddy 7/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 5185-65
Black, yellow disc, black sleeves, yellow stars, white cap Cannington Brook (IRE) 14
  • T:C L Tizzard
  • J:Ryan Mahon
  • Form: 5185-65
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 145
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 C L Tizzard Ryan Mahon (3) 145 5/1
2 204-311
EMERALD GREEN, RED hoop, halved sleeves, RED cap The Rainbow Hunter 15
  • T:K C Bailey
  • J:Nick Scholfield
  • Form: 204-311
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
8 161 11-7 K C Bailey Nick Scholfield 140 15/2
3 F4767-2
PINK and BLACK stripes, diabolo on sleeves Royal Charm (FR) 56
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:Harry Derham
  • Form: F4767-2
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-2p
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
7 156 11-2 p P F Nicholls Harry Derham (5) 135 3/1f
4 P89-254
Royal Blue, Rust and White striped sleeves, Black cap Cadoudalas (FR) 24
  • T:R Lee
  • J:M G Nolan
  • Form: P89-254
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 132
  • Naps:
9 153 10-13 R Lee M G Nolan (5) 132 16/1
5 6/20650-
Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Sona Sasta (IRE) 268
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:Mr M Ennis
  • Form: 6/20650-
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-4
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
9 144 10-4 D Pipe Mr M Ennis (7) 123 7/2
6 P2/P1P-P
Red, Yellow sash, Brown sleeves, Yellow cap, Red star Mark The Book (IRE) 14
  • T:B I Case
  • J:Killian Moore
  • Form: P2/P1P-P
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 10-1pt
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
11 141 10-1 pt B I Case Killian Moore (7) 120 17/2
7 1/P31P-5
Red, Dark Blue triple diamond, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds, Dark Blue cap, White diamond My Boy Paddy (IRE) 34
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:Adam Wedge
  • Form: 1/P31P-5
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
8 140 10-0 N A Twiston-Davies Adam Wedge (3) 118 7/2

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Le Beau Bai (FR)
  • T:R Lee
  • J:C Poste
8 10-13 R Lee C Poste 10/1
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In depth

Verdict

Cannington Brook takes a drop in class but is still 10lb higher than when winning at Haydock back in February and The Rainbow Hunter is up another 5lb for a narrow-margin victory at Ascot last month. In contrast, Royal Charm can race off a 10lb lower mark since he last contested a chase and a decent comeback over timber at this track points to a big run from him. Richard Lee saddled Le Beau Bai to win the last two renewals so Cadoudalas could go well but a tentative vote goes the way of MY BOY PADDY, who scored off today's mark over C&D in March and has a recent pipe-opener under his belt.

Formwatch

Sona Sasta (IRE) 16-1 (10-6) Reluctant to race, in rear, headway into mid-division halfway, outpaced 3 out, never threatened leaders, 13th of 23, 28l behind Sunnyhillboy (11-11) at Cheltenham 3m 1f Amateur Handicap Chase (0-145) (5yo+) (2) gd in Mar.

My Boy Paddy (IRE) 4-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, outpaced 5 out, ridden before 2 out, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 23l behind Harouet (11-3) at Carlisle 3m 2f hcp chs 0-135 (3) hvy in Nov.

Royal Charm (FR) 9-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, led 4 out, pushed along before 2 out, narrowly headed when mistake last, stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 17, 1l behind Kitegen (10-8) at Chepstow 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Oct.

Cannington Brook (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Close up early, in touch, weakened before 3 out, last of 5, 26l behind Silviniaco Conti (11-7) at Haydock 3m chs G1 (1) sft in Nov.

Cadoudalas (FR) 40-1 (11-7) Mid-division, headway and in touch 12th, outpaced 3 out, no impression with leaders from next, 4th of 10, 25l behind Quartz De Thaix (11-7) at Bangor 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Nov.

Mark The Book (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Held up mid-division, weakened from 14th, tailed off and pulled up before 5 out, in a race won by Monsieur Cadou (10-0) at Haydock 3m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Nov, 15 ran.

The Rainbow Hunter 16-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, not fluent 4th, headway 4 out, led approaching last, all out, won at Ascot 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Nov beating Loch Ba (10-13) by 1/2l, 9 ran.