Victor Lucas Memorial Novices' Handicap Chase 2m 6f 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 6f 110y, Class 3, 7 runners)
  • Winner £5,653 2nd £1,660 3rd £830 4th £415
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 38.90s
  • Off time: 14:16:06
Full result
Result 14:15 Market Rasen
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Alpine Breeze 3/1f
1st 4 Brass Tax d.h 6/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 311BF2
Pink, black spots, black sleeves, pink armlets, white cap Alpine Breeze (IRE) 16
  • T:D E Cantillon
  • J:Peter Carberry
  • Form: 311BF2
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 127
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 D E Cantillon Peter Carberry (5) 127 3/1f
2 23408-4
Light Blue, Brown Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves and star on cap Vino Griego (FR) 26
  • T:G L Moore
  • J:J E Moore
  • Form: 23408-4
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-11b
  • OR: 126
  • Naps:
7 165 11-11 b G L Moore J E Moore 126 5/1
3 11800-3
Emerald Green and White (quartered), Black and White halved sleeves, Black cap, White star My Brother Sylvest 21
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:C O'Farrell
  • Form: 11800-3
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-10b
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
6 164 11-10 b D Pipe C O'Farrell 125 6/1
4 4202-P5
Dark Green, Red cross belts and armlets, quartered cap Brass Tax (IRE) 22
  • T:B I Case
  • J:D A Jacob
  • Form: 4202-P5
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 124
  • Naps:
6 163 11-9 B I Case D A Jacob 124 6/1
5 2321-14
Black, emerald green chevrons on sleeves Amron Lad (IRE) 30
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 2321-14
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 121
  • Naps:
5 160 11-6 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 121 4/1
6 3533B3
Red, dark green sleeves, white armlets, white cap, red spots Tough Talkin Man (IRE) 18
  • T:P Bowen
  • J:T J O'Brien
  • Form: 3533B3
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-11pt
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
8 151 10-11 pt P Bowen T J O'Brien 112 6/1
7 20/5334-
DARK GREEN and YELLOW (halved), hooped sleeves, BROWN cap Tricky Tree (IRE) 331
  • T:Mrs P Sly
  • J:S Quinlan
  • Form: 20/5334-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
6 149 10-9 Mrs P Sly S Quinlan 110 10/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Wyck Hill (IRE)
  • T:D G Bridgwater
  • J:T Scudamore
7 10-6 D G Bridgwater T Scudamore 13/8
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In depth

Verdict

ALPINE BREEZE won over these fences in August and ran a fine race to finish second behind Romanesco in much better company at Fakenham last month. He can take this with a similar performance and makes more appeal than My Brother Sylvest. The latter finished a respectable third on his chasing bow at Kempton, however, and looks a bigger threat than Vino Griego, still without a win over fences in 13 attempts. Dual hurdles winner Amron Lad will need to brush up his fencing after a modest chase debut at Carlisle but Tough Talkin Man could make the frame.

Formwatch

Alpine Breeze (IRE) 7-1 (10-1) Held up towards rear, mistake 5th, not fluent 8th, headway after 13th, went 2nd when mistake last, stayed on, no impression on winner, 2nd of 14, 4l behind Romanesco (10-5) at Fakenham 3m hcp chs 0-140 (3) gs in Oct.

Brass Tax (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Led until 9th, weakened after 2 out, 5th of 8, 16l behind According To Trev (11-3) at Cheltenham 3m 1f nh nov hdl (3) gs in Oct.

My Brother Sylvest 12-1 (11-2) Led, took keen hold, not always fluent, headed when mistake 3 out, went left 2 out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 11, 7l behind Sire De Grugy (11-2) at Kempton 2m beg chs (4) gd in Oct.

Vino Griego (FR) 12-1 (11-3) Held up, headway 6th, mistake 10th, ridden approaching 2 out, soon beaten, weakened before last, 4th of 6, 22l behind Hildisvini (11-3) at Huntingdon 2m 4f Beginners Chase (0-140) (4yo+) (3) gd in Oct.

Tricky Tree (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, jumped left 5th and 6th, ridden 8th, hit 10th, went 4th 2 out, never on terms, 4th of 11, 34l behind Mister Hyde (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nov chs (4) sft in Dec.

Tough Talkin Man (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Held up in touch, jumped right at times, hit 6th, ridden 4 out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 14, 17l behind Golden Chieftain (11-9) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Oct.

Amron Lad (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, not fluent 2nd, weakened 5 out, moderate 4th, 4th of 7, 42l behind Rival D'estruval (11-4) at Carlisle 2m 4f nov chs (4) hvy in Oct.