Weatherbys Hamilton Insurance Graduation Chase 3m 110y

  • (4yo+, 3m 110y, Class 2, 5 runners)
  • Winner £10,010 2nd £2,957 3rd £1,478 4th £739 5th £370 6th £186
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 40.40s
  • Off time: 14:25:31
Full result
Result 14:25 Carlisle
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Across The Bay 10/11f
2nd 3 Cappa Bleu 28 2/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 425P3-1
Light blue, brown star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Across The Bay (IRE) 23
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 425P3-1
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 144
  • Naps:
8 164 11-10 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 144 10/11f
2 15/2UF1-
Dark green, yellow triple diamond, yellow and dark green halved sleeves, yellow cap Beamazed 266
  • T:J M Jefferson
  • J:D F O'Regan
  • Form: 15/2UF1-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
8 164 11-10 J M Jefferson D F O'Regan 130 9/1
3 2P/1334-
Royal Blue, Pink hoop Cappa Bleu (IRE) 212
  • T:Evan Williams
  • J:Paul Moloney
  • Form: 2P/1334-
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-10t
  • OR: 147
  • Naps:
10 164 11-10 t Evan Williams Paul Moloney 147 2/1
4 2/1FP0P-
Black and pink (quartered), maroon sleeves and cap Sarando 10
  • T:P R Webber
  • J:L Treadwell
  • Form: 2/1FP0P-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-10bt
  • OR: 138
  • Naps:
7 164 11-10 bt P R Webber L Treadwell 138 12/1
5 33P05-4
Emerald green and maroon check, yellow sleeves, black cap Soft Spoken Guy (IRE) 26
  • T:M A Barnes
  • J:M J McAlister
  • Form: 33P05-4
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-3t
  • OR: 111
  • Naps:
9 157 11-3 t M A Barnes M J McAlister 111 50/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Sarando
  • T:P R Webber
  • J:W Kennedy
6 11-7 P R Webber W Kennedy 7/2
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In depth

Verdict

Fourth in the Grand National in April and third earlier in the Welsh National at Chepstow, Cappa Bleu is the pick of the weights in this but Evan Williams' yard is just struggling for winners at present. Paul Webber's stable is also in the doldrums so the enigmatic Sarando may be worth opposing as well while Beamazed returns from a lay-off. ACROSS THE BAY was third in a Grade 1 hurdle at Aintree in the spring and returned to fences with a comfortable victory at Kelso. He should go on to better things over the larger obstacles and gets the nod here with Soft Spoken Guy much better over hurdles.

Formwatch

Across The Bay (IRE) 4-1 (11-9) Made all, jumped left 10th, clear before last, stayed on well, won at Kelso 3m 2f hcp chs 0-140 (3) hvy in Oct beating Bescot Springs (10-7) by 7l, 9 ran.

Cappa Bleu (IRE) 16-1 (10-10) Mid-division, hampered 7th (foinavon), 9th 3 out, one pace approaching next, stayed on to go 4th flat, never reached leaders, 4th of 40, 12l behind Neptune Collonges (11-6) at Aintree 4m 4f Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (7yo+) (1) gd in Apr.

Beamazed 16-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, joined leader 9th, hit 13th, travelled on bit from 14th, led last, kept on strongly, driven out, won at Carlisle 3m 2f hcp chs 0-130 (3) hvy in Feb beating Vamizi (11-0) by 5l, 13 ran.

Soft Spoken Guy (IRE) 13-2 (10-1) Mid-division, mistake and reminder 3rd, headway on outside 4 out, soon chased leader, lost place after next, no impression from 2 out, 4th of 14, 26l behind Trucking Along (10-3) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gs in Oct.

Sarando 16-1 (10-13) Jumped moderately in rear, reminders after 6th, mistake 10th, tailed off when went right 12th and next, pulled up soon after 4 out, in a race won by Nacarat (11-8) at Kempton 3m hcp chs G3 (1) gd in Feb, 10 ran.