Racing UK Novices' Chase 2m 4f 110y

  • (5yo+, 2m 4f 110y, Class 4, 4 runners)
  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Good to Soft (Soft in places on paddock bend)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 19.20s
  • Off time: 14:32:40
Full result
Result 14:30 Bangor-on-Dee
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 King's Grace 3/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 2P-3121
Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap King's Grace 21
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:Henry Brooke
  • Form: 2P-3121
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke 122 3/1
2 F-7637
Light blue, white stars, light blue cap, white star Royal Macnab (IRE) 34
  • T:Jamie Snowden
  • J:A Tinkler
  • Form: F-7637
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12ht
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 ht Jamie Snowden A Tinkler 12/1
3 21-3327
Maroon, dark blue chevrons, quartered cap Swaledale Lad (IRE) 164
  • T:R Ford
  • J:Harry Challoner
  • Form: 21-3327
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
7 152 10-12 R Ford Harry Challoner (3) 122 11/8f
4 2P55-30
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap The Bear Trap (IRE) 133
  • T:Miss R Curtis
  • J:D Elsworth
  • Form: 2P55-30
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12t1
  • OR: 121
  • Naps:
7 152 10-12 t1 Miss R Curtis D Elsworth 121 2/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Shadows Lengthen
  • T:M W Easterby
  • J:R Johnson
7 11-5 M W Easterby R Johnson 7/2
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In depth

Verdict

King's Grace returned to winning ways over track and trip last month but has to give plenty of weight to his rivals. THE BEAR TRAP makes his chasing bow but will have been well schooled and could have too much pace for these if able to stay in touch. He's a strong traveler, though only managed one victory over hurdles under a waiting ride from A P McCoy. Swaledale Lad didn't turn up at Carlisle on his latest start in October but maybe the rest has done him some good.

Formwatch

King's Grace 10-3 (11-10) Tracked leader, not fluent 5 out, driven to challenge after 3 out, led before last, stayed on strongly, won at Bangor 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Mar beating Arctic Ben (11-9) by 6l, 4 ran.

Swaledale Lad (IRE) 5-2fav (11-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, led 6th, headed and blundered 5 out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 33l behind Definite Dream (10-10) at Carlisle 2m nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Oct.

The Bear Trap (IRE) 10-1 (10-5) Held up towards rear, headway towards inside approaching 3 out, weakened before last, 11th of 17, 19l behind Vendor (10-12) at Newbury 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-150 (2) sft in Nov.

Royal Macnab (IRE) 10-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, headway after 3 out, went 5th before 2 out, never dangerous, 7th of 8, well behind Kilcooley (11-8) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.