Betfair. Don't Settle For Less Beginners' Chase 3m 110y

  • (4yo+, 3m 110y, Class 4, 6 runners)
  • Winner £4,094 2nd £1,202 3rd £601 4th £301
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 55.23s
  • Off time: 15:01:13
Full result
Result 15:00 Fakenham
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Savant Bleu 10/3
2nd 1 Arbeo 10/3

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 2778-5U
Yellow, large Black spots, Yellow sleeves, Black spots Arbeo (IRE) 21
  • T:Mrs D Grissell
  • J:S Thomas
  • Form: 2778-5U
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
6 155 11-1 Mrs D Grissell S Thomas 105 10/3
2 4983/54
Royal blue and white stripes, light blue sleeves, white cap Mariinsky (GER) 11
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 4983/54
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 155 11-1 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 11/1
3 21-B2F3
Royal Blue and White diabolo, White sleeves and cap Savant Bleu (FR) 25
  • T:K C Bailey
  • J:Nick Scholfield
  • Form: 21-B2F3
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
6 155 11-1 K C Bailey Nick Scholfield 110 10/3
4 144-P72
GOLD, BLACK sleeves, BLACK and RED check cap Shockingtimes (IRE) 25
  • T:C J Mann
  • J:D A Jacob
  • Form: 144-P72
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-1p1
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
5 155 11-1 p1 C J Mann D A Jacob 110 2/1f
5 0/5334-5
DARK GREEN and YELLOW (halved), hooped sleeves, BROWN cap Tricky Tree (IRE) 29
  • T:Mrs P Sly
  • J:W Hutchinson
  • Form: 0/5334-5
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
6 155 11-1 Mrs P Sly W Hutchinson 107 11/2
6 329042
Red, Royal Blue sleeves, White cap Xenophon 18
  • T:M C Chapman
  • J:G J Galligan
  • Form: 329042
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-7t
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
4 147 10-7 t M C Chapman G J Galligan (10) 110 16/1

In depth

Verdict

This looks between Savant Bleu and SHOCKINGTIMES. Of similar ability over hurdles, it worked out that way over fences too with Charlie Mann's charge finishing just ahead of the former when runner-up at Taunton last month. He gets the nod to confirm running on only his second start over fences. Mariinsky and Xenophon make their chasing debuts and may well figure if taking to the larger obstacles as neither Arbeo or Tricky Tree have shown much so far.

Formwatch

Savant Bleu (FR) 2-1fav (11-3) Tracked leaders in 3rd, led after 3rd, not fluent 10th, ridden and headed last, lost 2nd place towards finish when no extra, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Mabel Tasman (10-10) at Taunton 2m 7f beg chs (4) gd in Nov.

Arbeo (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Led, joined 9th, blundered and unseated rider 11th, in a race won by Broadbackbob (11-1) at Plumpton 2m 4f nov chs (3) gs in Nov, 9 ran.

Shockingtimes (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Close up, outpaced after 4 out, headway before next, kept on to take 2nd place towards finish, 2nd of 7, 3l behind Mabel Tasman (10-10) at Taunton 2m 7f beg chs (4) gd in Nov.

Xenophon 8-1 (10-10) In touch, headway 7th, ridden to lead narrowly next, headed run in, kept on same pace, 2nd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Westlin' Winds (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 3f clm hdl (5) sft in Nov.

Tricky Tree (IRE) 10-1 (10-9) Close up early, in touch 3rd, reminders 9th, ridden and outpaced 3 out, 5th of 7, 27l behind Alpine Breeze (11-7) at Market Rasen 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Nov.

Mariinsky (GER) 10-1 (11-4) In touch in mid-division, not fluent, headway 3 out, stayed on same pace from next, 4th of 10, 7l behind Sail And Return (11-4) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Nov.