Age UK Solihull Beginners' Chase (Sunday 5k Bonus Race) 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, Class 4, 5 runners)
  • Winner £5,198 2nd £1,526 3rd £763 4th £382
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 53.60s
  • Off time: 13:10:17
Full result
Result 13:10 Warwick
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Mr Mole 13/8
2nd 5 Vukovar 4/6f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 121P3-2
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Mr Mole (IRE) 211
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 121P3-2
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 t P F Nicholls A P McCoy 13/8
2 11PP-43
White, Mauve stars Mr Watson (IRE) 50
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:R P Mclernon
  • Form: 11PP-43
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0b
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 b Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 20/1
3 8182-63
Dark green, light blue hoops, dark green sleeves, red cap Pearls Legend 24
  • T:J L Spearing
  • J:J E Moore
  • Form: 8182-63
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 J L Spearing J E Moore 118 14/1
4 647-PP0
Red, black seams, white sleeves, black armlets, black cap Teenage Dream (IRE) 9
  • T:D Shaw
  • J:C Poste
  • Form: 647-PP0
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0pt
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 pt D Shaw C Poste 100/1
5 1F1-11
Maroon and White (quartered), checked sleeves and cap Vukovar (FR) 178
  • T:H Fry
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: 1F1-11
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-8
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 148 10-8 H Fry N Fehily 4/6f

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Fulgora
  • T:B G Powell
  • J:S P Jones
4 10-1 B G Powell S P Jones 9/1
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In depth

Verdict

VUKOVAR only met defeat once in five runs in bumpers and over hurdles in France. He gets a valuable 6lb weight-for-age allowance over fences at this time of year and can win again on his first start for an in-form yard. Mr Mole's defeat of Melodic Rendezvous over hurdles at Exeter last year could hardly have worked out any better. He was second in a valuable handicap at Haydock when last seen and is a big danger on his chasing bow. Mr Watson was also useful over the smaller obstacles but has been well beaten in two starts over fences so far. Pearls Legend was third at Ludlow last month but would probably need a bit more here.

Formwatch

Mr Mole (IRE) 11-2fav (11-3) Held up in rear, headway travelling well before 3 out, chased winner after next, driven and carried head high flat, stayed on towards finish, 2nd of 16, 1/2l behind Barizan (10-6) at Haydock 2m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gd in May.

Vukovar (FR) (10-10) won at Auteuil(FR) 2m 1f 4yo hdl in Jun beating Dell' Arca (10-10) by 3l, 10 ran.

Pearls Legend 8-1 (10-13) Mid-division, took keen hold, headway when not fluent 3rd, went 2nd before 9th, hit 4 out, no impression on winner from next, lost 2nd flat, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Oyster Shell (10-13) at Ludlow 2m nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Nov.

Mr Watson (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Led, not fluent 2nd, soon clear, hit 5th, headed next, mistake 7th (water), well held from 4 out, went remote 3rd flat, 3rd of 6, 34l behind Dark Lover (11-2) at Cheltenham 2m nov chs (2) gs in Oct.

Teenage Dream (IRE) 20-1 (11-8) Held up in rear, mistake 3 out, no impression, 10th of 16, 42l behind Portway Flyer (11-11) at Doncaster 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Nov.