Grosvenor Casino Swansea Handicap Hurdle 3m

  • (4yo+, 3m, Class 3, 9 runners)
  • Winner £5,848 2nd £1,717 3rd £859 4th £429
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places in the back straight
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 27.50s
  • Off time: 15:05:21
Full result
Result 15:05 Ffos Las
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Le Beau Bai 25/1
2nd 9 Valley Lad 9/1
3rd 3 Siberian Tiger 16/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 130-00F
Yellow, Purple spots on sleeves, Purple cap Le Beau Bai (FR) 8
  • T:R Lee
  • J:C Poste
  • Form: 130-00F
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-12p
  • OR: 132
  • Naps:
9 166 11-12 p R Lee C Poste 132 25/1
2 412-321
RED, YELLOW sash, striped sleeves and star on cap Weekend Millionair (IRE) 14
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:T Scudamore
  • Form: 412-321
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
5 164 11-10 D Pipe T Scudamore 130 4/1
3 3B/121-5
Dark Green, Dark Green and White diabolo on sleeves Siberian Tiger (IRE) 44
  • T:Evan Williams
  • J:Adam Wedge
  • Form: 3B/121-5
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 127
  • Naps:
7 161 11-7 Evan Williams Adam Wedge (3) 127 16/1
4 212212
Orange, royal blue hoop, royal blue and orange chevrons on sleeves Wayward Glance 23
  • T:Jim Best
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 212212
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-7v
  • OR: 127
  • Naps:
4 161 11-7 v Jim Best A P McCoy 127 15/2
6 P04525-
Light Blue, Red seams, hooped sleeves, Red cap Stow 268
  • T:Miss R Curtis
  • J:Patrick Corbett
  • Form: P04525-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 Miss R Curtis Patrick Corbett (10) 120 5/2f
7 9/9158-3
Emerald Green and Red (quartered), Red sleeves, Emerald Green cap What Er Say 19
  • T:J Scott
  • J:Nick Scholfield
  • Form: 9/9158-3
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
7 152 10-12 J Scott Nick Scholfield 118 3/1
8 49-F31F
Yellow, Brown Star Tenby Jewel (IRE) 15
  • T:W K Goldsworthy
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 49-F31F
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
7 152 10-12 W K Goldsworthy R Johnson 118 18/1
9 14/232-P
Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Valley Lad (IRE) 43
  • T:P D Evans
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 14/232-P
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
6 149 10-9 P D Evans Aidan Coleman 115 9/1
10 15/3534
Emerald Green, Yellow hoop, White sleeves, Black cap Corso Palladio (IRE) 20
  • T:P Bowen
  • J:Donal Devereux
  • Form: 15/3534
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-4pt
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
10 144 10-4 pt P Bowen Donal Devereux (3) 110 14/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
5 009111-
Velator 233
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:A J Honeyball
  • J:Rachael Green
  • Form: 009111-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
5 115 A J Honeyball Rachael Green 125 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Frontier Dancer (IRE)
  • T:Mrs L Hill
  • J:D Bass
7 11-6 Mrs L Hill D Bass 7/1
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In depth

Verdict

Stow has switched stables and makes his reappearance but he'll enjoy the ground and Patrick Corbett takes off 10lb. Wayward Glance's form figures are impressive but he's been taking on lesser company while this looks like a confidence-booster for Le Beau Bai before the Welsh National winner goes back over fences. WEEKEND MILLIONAIR scored over 2m4f here in March and got back to winning ways over a longer trip at Wincanton last month. This is only his second run in a handicap and he still has plenty of scope so should take all the beating today. Velator came on in leaps and bounds when given a stamina test at the start of the year and rattled up a hat-trick. He's trying this grade for the first time, however, after a break. What Er Say and Tenby Jewel may be best of the rest.

Formwatch

Velator 7-2fav (11-6) With leader, led approaching 3rd, ridden flat, held on well, won at Newbury 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Mar beating Winning Habit (10-11) by 1/2l, 10 ran.

Le Beau Bai (FR) 66-1 (10-1) Fell 4th, in a race won by Roberto Goldback (10-10) at Ascot 3m Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) gs, 14 ran.

Valley Lad (IRE) 9-1 (11-9) Towards rear, mistake 3rd, rider lost iron, ridden 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up, in a race won by Goldan Jess (9-9) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Sep, 12 ran.

Siberian Tiger (IRE) 22-1 (11-9) Held up in rear, stumbled 1st, not fluent 3rd or 5th, behind 7th, some headway from 2 out, no impression, 5th of 9, 34l behind Hi Note (10-9) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gs in Sep.

Stow 9-1 (10-2) Chased leaders on inside, lost place approaching 3rd, stayed on from 3 out, no impression before last, 5th of 15, 12l behind Knock A Hand (11-1) at Newbury 3m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) gs in Feb.

Weekend Millionair (IRE) 9-2 (10-12) Took keen hold, held up in mid-division, good headway to track leaders 3 out, went 2nd going well 2 out, led last, soon clear, eased towards finish, won at Wincanton 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct beating Ballylifen (10-12) by 3 1/2l, 12 ran.

Tenby Jewel (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Chased leader, hit 6th, ridden and lost 2nd next, soon weakened, behind when fell 3 out, in a race won by Wonderful Charm (11-7) at Chepstow 2m 4f nov hdl G2 (1) gs in Oct, 9 ran.

Wayward Glance 11-1 (11-3) Early reminders to lead, ridden along thoughout out, driven and joined flat, headed post, 2nd of 8, ns behind El Dancer (11-5) at Fakenham 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in Oct.

Corso Palladio (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) In touch, chased leaders after 8th, outpaced 4 out, stayed on before 2 out, never on terms, 4th of 11, 12l behind Madame Jasmine (10-8) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Oct.

What Er Say 5-1fav (11-12) Mid-division on outside, driven to chase leaders approaching 3 out, ridden next, kept on under pressure flat, 3rd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Wings Of Smoke (11-7) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Oct.