Betfred Classic Chase (Grade 3 Handicap) 3m 5f

  • (5yo+, 3m 5f, Class 1, 13 runners)
  • Winner £34,170 2nd £12,822 3rd £6,420 4th £3,198 5th £1,608 6th £804
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 7m 48.40s
  • Off time: 15:35:14
Full result
Result 15:35 Warwick
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 12 Rigadin de Beauchene 5/1
2nd 10 Godsmejudge ½ 9/1
3rd 7 Pete The Feat 7/2f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 12-U0P4
Royal Blue, Yellow diamond, checked sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow diamond Auroras Encore (IRE) 17
  • T:Mrs S J Smith
  • J:Ryan Mania
  • Form: 12-U0P4
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 142
  • Naps:
11 166 11-12 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 142 28/1
2 10F-641
Royal Blue and Light Blue (quartered), Light Blue sleeves, Royal Blue armlets Restless Harry 24
  • T:R Dickin
  • J:H Oliver
  • Form: 10F-641
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
9 164 11-10 R Dickin H Oliver 140 13/2
3 12-1425
Black, Red diamond, hooped sleeves, Yellow cap Bradley 29
  • T:F M O'Brien
  • J:P J Brennan
  • Form: 12-1425
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 138
  • Naps:
9 162 11-8 F M O'Brien P J Brennan 138 11/2
4 2P17-2P
Grey, Dark Blue star, Dark Blue sleeves, Grey stars, Dark Blue cap, Grey star Universal Soldier (IRE) 7
  • T:C E Longsdon
  • J:Felix De Giles
  • Form: 2P17-2P
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-8p1
  • OR: 138
  • Naps:
8 162 11-8 p1 C E Longsdon Felix De Giles 138 22/1
5 2P1012
Dark Blue and White stripes, halved sleeves Benheir (IRE) 17
  • T:Miss R Curtis
  • J:Patrick Corbett
  • Form: 2P1012
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-7p
  • OR: 137
  • Naps:
7 161 11-7 p Miss R Curtis Patrick Corbett (7) 137 20/1
6 54P2P-2
Yellow, large Black spots and armlets, Black and Yellow quartered cap Major Malarkey (IRE) 35
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 54P2P-2
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
10 159 11-5 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 135 17/2
7 5-11111
Dark Blue, Light Blue chevron, chevrons on sleeves, Light Blue cap Pete The Feat (IRE) 14
  • T:C E Longsdon
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: 5-11111
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 134
  • Naps:
9 158 11-4 C E Longsdon N Fehily 134 7/2f
8 3/212P-7
White, Black braces, Black sleeves, White stars, Black cap, White star Quentin Collonges (FR) 28
  • T:H D Daly
  • J:A Tinkler
  • Form: 3/212P-7
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
9 154 11-0 H D Daly A Tinkler 130 12/1
9 172P05
Emerald green, red seams, hooped sleeves, emerald green cap Wellforth (IRE) 21
  • T:S Lycett
  • J:David England
  • Form: 172P05
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-13p
  • OR: 129
  • Naps:
9 153 10-13 p S Lycett David England 129 66/1
10 271-201
Dark Blue, White star, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap, White star Godsmejudge (IRE) 25
  • T:A King
  • J:W Hutchinson
  • Form: 271-201
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 128
  • Naps:
7 152 10-12 A King W Hutchinson 128 9/1
11 1-13150
Light Green, Royal Blue cross belts and sleeves, hooped cap Sea Saffron 11
  • T:Mrs S Gardner
  • J:S Thomas
  • Form: 1-13150
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 127
  • Naps:
12 151 10-11 Mrs S Gardner S Thomas 127 66/1
12 23U-232
Emerald Green and Maroon (halved), sleeves reversed, Emerald Green and Maroon quartered cap Rigadin de Beauchene (FR) 28
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:R T Dunne
  • Form: 23U-232
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-6
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
8 146 10-6 Miss V Williams R T Dunne (3) 122 5/1
13 21-5511
Red, white chevron, emerald green sleeves, red stars and cap Flying Award (IRE) 11
  • T:Mrs S Gardner
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 21-5511
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-3
  • OR: 119
  • Naps:
9 143 10-3 Mrs S Gardner Aidan Coleman 119 8/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Hey Big Spender (IRE)
  • T:C L Tizzard
  • J:J Tizzard
9 11-12 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 14/1
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In depth

Verdict

Pete The Feat has risen 40lb in the weights since starting his winning run in the autumn but pulled right away from his rivals in the Mandarin Chase at Newbury two weeks ago and shouldn't disgrace himself in this better contest. Restless Harry was a smart staying hurdler and is unexposed over fences, though didn't have much to beat last time, while Bradley ran subsequent Welsh National hero Monbeg Dude to a neck at Cheltenham two runs ago and would have every chance on that form. Godsmejudge has scope and could appreciate the step up in distance but is giving 6lb to RIGADIN DE BEAUCHENE, who may well be the best handicapped horse in the race. Rob Dunne is the eight-year-old's regular partner and claims a further 3lb off Venetia Williams' gelding, who has been brought along steadily this season and could be ready to double his career tally now given a thorough test of stamina. His stable has been in cracking form since the turn of the year.

Formwatch

Rigadin de Beauchene (FR) 4-1 (11-5) Always prominent, led 4 out, hard driven and strongly challenged 2 out, headed after last, no extra, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Well Refreshed (10-5) at Lingfield 3m hcp chs 0-130 (3) hvy in Dec.

Godsmejudge (IRE) 9-4 (11-1) Chased leading pair, went 2nd 10th, challenged 2 out, ridden to lead approaching last, driven out, won at Folkestone 3m 1f beg chs (4) gd in Dec beating The Musical Guy (11-1) by 1/2l, 11 ran.

Pete The Feat (IRE) 15-8fav (11-7) Raced keenly, made all, hit 3rd, clear 2 out, kept on strongly, won at Newbury 3m 2f hcp chs 0-130 (3) hvy in Dec beating Relax (11-4) by 5l, 8 ran.

Flying Award (IRE) 11-2 (11-5) Patiently ridden and held up last, went left 9th, hampered 12th, steady headway from 14th, chased leaders before 4 out, stayed on to lead approaching last, ridden out, won at Exeter 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy beating Pericoloso (11-12) by 4l, 9 ran.

Auroras Encore (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, ridden 4 out, soon well behind, 4th of 7, 24l behind Cape Tribulation (11-10) at Wetherby 3m 1f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) hvy in Dec.

Major Malarkey (IRE) 3-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, mistake 17th, headway approaching 3 outm ridden to challenge next, stayed on strongly towards finish, just held, 2nd of 5, nk behind Lively Baron (10-5) at Sandown 3m 5f hcp chs 0-150 (2) sft in Dec.

Quentin Collonges (FR) 11-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, blundered 10th, soon lost place, one pace from 2 out, 7th of 16, 18l behind Court By Surprise (10-10) at Doncaster 3m hcp chs 0-150 (2) gs in Dec.

Restless Harry 5-4fav (11-0) Made all, jumped slowly 8th (water), joined when 3 out, driven and in command next, stayed on well, won at Newbury 3m grad ch (2) sft in Dec beating Tullamore Dew (11-7) by 11l, 5 ran.

Bradley 15-8fav (10-4) Mistake 1st, not fluent, chased leaders, pushed along 13th, hampered 3 out, jumped right next, plugged on from last, never on terms, 5th of 8, 13l behind Master Overseer (10-0) at Cheltenham 3m 1f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) hvy in Dec.

Universal Soldier (IRE) 8-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, headway on outside 4th, lost place next, ridden 7th, tailed off before 5 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Monbeg Dude (10-1) at Chepstow 3m 5f hcp chs G3 (1) hvy, 17 ran.

Benheir (IRE) 2-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, every chance 3 out, soon under pressure, weakened before last, 2nd of 5, 15l behind Carruthers (11-5) at Ffos Las 3m 1f hcp chs 0-140 (3) hvy in Dec.

Wellforth (IRE) 40-1 (11-2) Mid-division, headway 5 out, soon no impression, 5th of 10, 24l behind Cannington Brook (11-12) at Haydock 3m hcp chs 0-145 (2) hvy in Dec.

Sea Saffron 12-1 (11-8) Mid-division, weakened 5th, 10th of 12, 34l behind Xaarcet (10-3) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy.