Betfair Denman Chase (Grade 2) 3m

  • (5yo+, 3m, Class 1, 8 runners)
  • Winner £25,628 2nd £9,616 3rd £4,815 4th £2,398 5th £1,206 6th £603
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 6.04s
  • Off time: 14:27:04
Full result
Result 14:25 Newbury
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Silviniaco Conti 8/11f
2nd 6 The Giant Bolster 7 6/1
3rd 2 Menorah 14 7/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 1R16-65
Red, White spots, Red Sleeves, White Cap Master Of The Hall (IRE) 49
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 1R16-65
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 149
  • Naps:
9 164 11-10 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 149 20/1
2 F314-31
Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Menorah (IRE) 44
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: F314-31
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 163
  • Naps:
8 164 11-10 P J Hobbs R Johnson 163 7/1
3 1241-11
Pink, large Purple spots, hooped sleeves Silviniaco Conti (FR) 77
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 1241-11
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 172
  • Naps:
7 164 11-10 P F Nicholls R Walsh 172 8/11f
4 13PF-4P
Black, grey disc, armlets and cap Weird Al (IRE) 14
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:Timmy Murphy
  • Form: 13PF-4P
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-10p1
  • OR: 164
  • Naps:
10 164 11-10 p1 D McCain Jnr Timmy Murphy 164 16/1
5 82FP-17
LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Junior 45
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: 82FP-17
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-6b
  • OR: 158
  • Naps:
10 160 11-6 b D Pipe N Fehily 158 20/1
6 2142-3P
Red and White check, Black and White check sleeves, Royal Blue cap The Giant Bolster 45
  • T:D G Bridgwater
  • J:T Scudamore
  • Form: 2142-3P
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 164
  • Naps:
8 160 11-6 D G Bridgwater T Scudamore 164 6/1
7 6P07-1F
Royal blue, white seams, royal blue cap, white star Little Josh (IRE) 14
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 6P07-1F
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-4t
  • OR: 149
  • Naps:
11 158 11-4 t N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 149 33/1
8 22211/4-
Black and Light Blue diamonds, Light Blue cap Mail de Bievre (FR) 509
  • T:T R George
  • J:P J Brennan
  • Form: 22211/4-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 160
  • Naps:
8 154 11-0 T R George P J Brennan 160 7/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Long Run (FR)
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:Mr S Waley-Cohen
7 11-10 N J Henderson Mr S Waley-Cohen 4/7
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In depth

Verdict

SILVINIACO CONTI emerged as a genuine Gold Cup contender in the autumn and can shrug off an absence to keep his unbeaten record intact this season with victory here. Paul Nicholls' much-improved seven-year-old beat King George winner Long Run in the Betfair Chase at Haydock in November with The Giant Bolster back in third and Weird Al fourth. On a line through Long Run, he has nothing to fear from Junior while Master Of The Hall is out of sorts and French import Mail De Bievre will need to be smart to figure after a lengthy absence. Stamina could be a problem for Little Josh, who fell heavily at Cheltenham, and Menorah though the latter won well over shorter at Kempton in December and is very talented.

Formwatch

Silviniaco Conti (FR) 7-4 (11-7) Led, not fluent last, soon ridden, kept on well, won at Haydock 3m chs G1 (1) sft in Nov beating Long Run (11-7) by 2 1/2l, 5 ran.

The Giant Bolster 6-1 (11-10) Held up in touch on outside, pushed along 10th, lost place next, weakened and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Long Run (11-10) at Kempton 3m Grade 1 chs (4yo+) (1) hvy in Dec, 9 ran.

Menorah (IRE) 7-2 (11-5) Held up in touch, closed 10th, went 2nd when not fluent next, led 12th, clear 2 out, ridden out, won at Kempton 2m 4f Grade 2 chs (4yo+) (1) hvy in Dec beating Hunt Ball (11-3) by 3 1/2l, 5 ran.

Junior 28-1 (11-10) Led or disputed lead to 10th, weakened 4 out, 7th of 9, 29l behind Long Run (11-10) at Kempton 3m Grade 1 chs (4yo+) (1) hvy in Dec.

Mail de Bievre (FR) 6-4fav (10-3) 4th of 10, 1 3/4l behind Rushwell (10-7) at Auteuil(FR) 2m 3f hdl sft in Sep '11.

Master Of The Hall (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Chased clear leading pair, closed 7th, went 2nd 10th until 3 out, weakened and lost 2nd before 2 out, tired when blundered last, lost poor 4th in closing stages, 5th of 7, well behind Reve De Sivola (11-7) at Ascot 3m 1f hdl G1 (1) hvy in Dec.

Weird Al (IRE) 7-1 (11-10) Mid-division on outside, struggling 13th, soon weakened and pulled up, in a race won by Cape Tribulation (11-6) at Cheltenham 3m 1f chs Grd 2 (1) hvy in Jan, 10 ran.

Little Josh (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Made most until fell 6th, in a race won by Cape Tribulation (11-6) at Cheltenham 3m 1f chs Grd 2 (1) hvy in Jan, 10 ran.