Arcadia Consulting William Dickie & Mary Robertson Future Champion Novices' Chase (For The Vulmidas Cup) (Grade 2) 2m 4f

  • (5yo+, 2m 4f, Class 1, 5 runners)
  • Winner £26,748 2nd £10,017 3rd £5,004 4th £2,498
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 16.15s
  • Off time: 14:05:31
Full result
Result 14:05 Ayr
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Eduard 7/4
2nd 1 Valdez 20 5/6f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 02-1115
Dark blue, light blue hoops and armlets, red cap Valdez 32
  • T:A King
  • J:R Thornton
  • Form: 02-1115
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 153
  • Naps:
7 161 11-7 A King R Thornton 153 5/6f
2 124-211
Red, Yellow stars, Yellow sleeves, Red armlets, Red cap Eduard (IRE) 36
  • T:N G Richards
  • J:Brian Harding
  • Form: 124-211
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 144
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 N G Richards Brian Harding 144 7/4
3 736512
Yellow, Emerald Green braces, Yellow cap Miley Shah (IRE) 9
  • T:J P Kenny
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 736512
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-4p
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
9 158 11-4 p J P Kenny B J Geraghty 140 8/1
4 3-P13PF
EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap Reaping The Reward (IRE) 24
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:P Buchanan
  • Form: 3-P13PF
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
10 154 11-0 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 125 28/1
5 22-P61P
Maroon, White chevron, Dark Blue and White striped sleeves, Maroon and Dark Blue striped cap Aibrean (IRE) 86
  • T:S R B Crawford
  • J:P Carberry
  • Form: 22-P61P
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
10 151 10-11 S R B Crawford P Carberry 130 14/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Rajdhani Express
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:Mr S Waley-Cohen
6 11-7 N J Henderson Mr S Waley-Cohen 3/1
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In depth

Verdict

VALDEZ has to concede weight all round but looks in a different league to the majority of his rivals. He rattled up a hat-trick in decent company before running well in the Arkle at Cheltenham when only beaten seven lengths by the winner. Eduard is probably the danger if Alan King's charge decides he's had enough for the season. He had little more than an exercise canter over course and distance last month and deserves a crack at this higher level. Miley Shah is improving with experience but his latest run was over a longer trip and he could get outpaced back over 2m. The other runners both have a bit to prove against younger rivals on these terms.

Formwatch

Eduard (IRE) 3-10fav (11-7) Tracked leader, blundered 4 out, led before and jumped left last, driven to go clear run-in, won at Ayr 2m nov chs (4) hvy in Mar beating Imjoeking (11-0) by 11l, 2 ran.

Valdez 10-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, ridden and effort on outside before 2 out, kept on same pace and no impression flat, 5th of 9, 7l behind Western Warhorse (11-4) at Cheltenham 2m nov chs G1 (1) gs in Mar.

Aibrean (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Held up early, mistake 1st, mid-division when mistake 4th, ridden 4 out, no impression leaders in 5th 3 out, veered badly left after 2 out and pulled up, in a race won by Byerley Babe (11-0) at Thurles 2m 4f (1) sft in Jan, 11 ran.

Reaping The Reward (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, headway before 4 out, staying on when fell 3 out, in a race won by Shadows Lengthen (11-6) at Haydock 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Mar, 9 ran.

Miley Shah (IRE) 15-8 (11-8) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, improved to 2nd 5 out, disputed next, ridden before 2 out, hung left under pressure, no extra in 2nd before last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Aupcharlie (11-8) at Clonmel 2m 4f chs hvy.