Badger Ales Trophy (Listed Handicap Chase) 3m 1f 110y

  • (4yo+, 3m 1f 110y, Class 1, 12 runners)
  • Winner £34,170 2nd £12,822 3rd £6,420 4th £3,198 5th £1,608 6th £804
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 35.90s
  • Off time: 15:25:21
Full result
Result 15:25 Wincanton
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 7 The Package 5/1
2nd 6 Michel Le Bon 4/1f
3rd 3 West End Rocker 41 25/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 P1/45PP-
White, Red triple diamond, Royal Blue sleeves, White stars, White cap, Red diamonds Diamond Harry 212
  • T:Nick Williams
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: P1/45PP-
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 150
  • Naps:
9 166 11-12 Nick Williams N Fehily 150 5/1
2 22183P-
WHITE, ROYAL BLUE sash, WHITE sleeves, RED armlets, RED cap Tamarinbleu (FR) 238
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:Tom Bellamy
  • Form: 22183P-
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 11-11p
  • OR: 149
  • Naps:
12 165 11-11 p D Pipe Tom Bellamy (7) 149 40/1
3 PB/P1FP-
Red, White sleeves, Red spots, Brown cap West End Rocker (IRE) 196
  • T:A King
  • J:R Thornton
  • Form: PB/P1FP-
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 146
  • Naps:
10 162 11-8 A King R Thornton 146 25/1
4 1PP/21P-
Purple, Yellow cross belts, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Zarrafakt (IRE) 242
  • T:Miss E C Lavelle
  • J:D C Costello
  • Form: 1PP/21P-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 142
  • Naps:
8 158 11-4 Miss E C Lavelle D C Costello 142 7/1
5 P313-51
Red and Purple (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Red cap Golden Chieftain (IRE) 17
  • T:C L Tizzard
  • J:J Tizzard
  • Form: P313-51
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4p
  • OR: 142
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 p C L Tizzard J Tizzard 142 5/1
6 311/0P1-
RED, WHITE cross belts, hooped sleeves and star on cap Michel Le Bon (FR) 205
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 311/0P1-
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
9 156 11-2 P F Nicholls R Walsh 140 4/1f
7 12U55/4-
ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots The Package 242
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:Timmy Murphy
  • Form: 12U55/4-
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 139
  • Naps:
9 155 11-1 D Pipe Timmy Murphy 139 5/1
8 1721P-0
Grey and Dark Blue (quartered), Grey sleeves, Dark Blue cap Triangular (USA) 21
  • T:T R George
  • J:Gerald Quinn
  • Form: 1721P-0
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12pt
  • OR: 136
  • Naps:
7 152 10-12 pt T R George Gerald Quinn (7) 136 40/1
9 221102-
Mauve and white check, white sleeves, mauve armlets Mic's Delight (IRE) 209
  • T:V R A Dartnall
  • J:A Glassonbury
  • Form: 221102-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR: 131
  • Naps:
8 147 10-7 V R A Dartnall A Glassonbury 131 14/1
10 33U14-P
Royal blue and yellow (quartered), royal blue sleeves, yellow spots, royal blue cap No Loose Change (IRE) 15
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:D A Jacob
  • Form: 33U14-P
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-3t
  • OR: 127
  • Naps:
7 143 10-3 t P F Nicholls D A Jacob 127 9/1
12 F4131-3
Yellow, Black sash, Emerald Green cap Ballyallia Man (IRE) 28
  • T:T R George
  • J:P J Brennan
  • Form: F4131-3
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-0t
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
7 140 10-0 t T R George P J Brennan 122 9/1
13 83F250
Pink and Brown diamonds, Pink sleeves and cap Life Of A Luso (IRE) 21
  • T:P Henderson
  • J:Paul Moloney
  • Form: 83F250
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-0t
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
8 140 10-0 t P Henderson Paul Moloney (ex2) 122 100/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
11 28/P34-2
Aimigayle 175
  • Nag Me
  • T:Miss S Smith
  • J:C Bolger
  • Form: 28/P34-2
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-2
  • OR: 126
  • Naps:
9 102 Miss S Smith C Bolger 126 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   The Minack (IRE)
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:D A Jacob
7 11-7 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 11/4
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In depth

Verdict

Golden Chieftain went some way towards justifying a tall home reputation when winning easily at Worcester and the longer trip shouldn't be a problem. Both West End Rocker and Zarrafakt could figure if in the mood while Paul Nicholls has won this three times in the last four years so Michel Le Bon, a winner over hurdles at Cheltenham in the spring, has to go on the short-list back over fences. He makes more appeal than No Loose Change, who disappointed at Fakenham. Triangular looked in need of the run at Cheltenham while Mic's Delight and the front-running Aimigayle could be well handicapped but we'll take a chance on THE PACKAGE. David Pipe's nine-year-old goes well fresh and was fancied for this Listed handicap in 2010 off an 8lb higher mark. His fourth at Cheltenham in March suggests he retains plenty of ability and Timmy Murphy will be producing him late here in a bid to land the spoils.

Formwatch

Aimigayle 7-2 (11-11) Led, driven and headed approaching 2 out, kept on same pace under pressure, held on for 2nd flat, no impression with winner, 2nd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Wild Rhubarb (11-2) at Uttoxeter 3m mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in May.

The Package 6-1 (10-10) Mid-division on outside, headway 14th, went 2nd after 3 out, challenged next, soon ridden, kept on and every chance until one pace flat, 4th of 19, 7l behind Alfie Sherrin (10-0) at Cheltenham 3m hcp chs G3 (1) gd in Mar.

Michel Le Bon (FR) 9-1 (11-3) Mid-division, headway approaching 6th, not fluent 7th, mistake next, went 2nd after 2 out, led approaching last, stayed on, driven out, won at Cheltenham 3m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) sft in Apr beating Pause And Clause (10-8) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.

West End Rocker (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Towards rear, behind and pulled up before 14th, in a race won by Tidal Bay (11-12) at Sandown 3m 5f hcp chs G3 (1) sft in Apr, 19 ran.

Ballyallia Man (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Took keen hold towards rear, making headway and tracking leaders when badly hampered by loose horse and stumbled after 7th, stayed on same pace in 3rd from 4 out, 3rd of 10, 15l behind Awaywiththegreys (11-5) at Chepstow 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Oct.

Life Of A Luso (IRE) 28-1 (10-4) In rear, hit 8th, struggling next, tailed off, 15th of 20, well behind Nadiya De La Vega (11-2) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hcp chs 0-150 (2) gs in Oct.

Diamond Harry 8-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, lost place 11th, soon struggling, behind when pulled up before next, in a race won by Follow The Plan (11-7) at Aintree 3m 1f Grade 1 chs (1) gs in Apr, 11 ran.

Tamarinbleu (FR) 25-1 (11-2) With leader, led after 1st, headed approaching 4 out, weakened before 2 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Master Overseer (10-3) at Uttoxeter 4m 1f lstd hcp chs (1) gs in Mar, 16 ran.

Zarrafakt (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) In rear, mistake 11th, never dangerous, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Alfie Sherrin (10-0) at Cheltenham 3m hcp chs G3 (1) gd in Mar, 19 ran.

Golden Chieftain (IRE) 3-1fav (11-9) Prominent, led 6th, headed approaching 4 out, led again 3 out, came clear from next, easily, won at Worcester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Oct beating Prince Buster (11-2) by 14l, 14 ran.

Mic's Delight (IRE) 6-5fav (11-8) Tracked leaders, mistake and reminder 5th, left in narrow lead when hampered 10th, headed 12th, ridden after 4 out, no chance with winner in clear 2nd from next, 2nd of 5, 24l behind Baile Anrai (11-8) at Market Rasen 3m 1f nov chs (3) sft in Apr.

No Loose Change (IRE) 9-4fav (11-2) Tracked leaders on outside, mistake 2nd , lost place 4th, mistake 8th, weakened 3 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Romanesco (10-5) at Fakenham 3m hcp chs 0-140 (3) gs in Oct, 14 ran.

Triangular (USA) 16-1 (11-4) Prominent, ridden 9th, lost place next, soon behind, tailed off, 14th of 20, well behind Nadiya De La Vega (11-2) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hcp chs 0-150 (2) gs in Oct.