Weatherbys 2013 Point-To-Point Annual Handicap Chase 3m

  • (4yo+, 3m, Class 4, 8 runners)
  • Winner £6,330 2nd £1,870 3rd £935 4th £468 5th £234
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 5.90s
  • Off time: 14:00:18
Full result
Result 14:00 Ludlow
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Firebird Flyer 9/2
2nd 5 Ballyoliver 4/1
2nd 6 Satou d.h 9/4f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 1413P6
Yellow, Emerald Green cross belts, Emerald Green sleeves, Yellow armlets, quartered cap Epee Celeste (FR) 20
  • T:M C Chapman
  • J:Joseph Cornwall
  • Form: 1413P6
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 M C Chapman Joseph Cornwall (5) 120 14/1
2 F21F-5U
Maroon, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue and White quartered cap Rockabilly (FR) 13
  • T:M H Weston
  • J:T Messenger
  • Form: F21F-5U
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 M H Weston T Messenger 120 28/1
3 4304-P2
Black, White hoop, Black sleeves, White stars Firebird Flyer (IRE) 8
  • T:Evan Williams
  • J:Paul Moloney
  • Form: 4304-P2
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
5 163 11-9 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 117 9/2
4 3/15P-64
Maroon and Beige (quartered), Maroon sleeves, Beige armlets Bowntobebad (IRE) 10
  • T:J Scott
  • J:Matt Griffiths
  • Form: 3/15P-64
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
7 163 11-9 J Scott Matt Griffiths (3) 117 10/1
5 337221-
Light Blue and Maroon diabolo, hooped sleeves, Maroon cap Ballyoliver 201
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:L Treadwell
  • Form: 337221-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 116
  • Naps:
8 162 11-8 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 116 4/1
6 3F416-2
Yellow and White stripes, Yellow sleeves and cap Satou (FR) 15
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 3F416-2
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
6 161 11-7 P J Hobbs R Johnson 115 9/4f
7 476P-13
RED and YELLOW stripes, YELLOW sleeves, RED armlets, RED cap Nudge And Nurdle (IRE) 41
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 476P-13
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
11 155 11-1 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 109 10/1
8 3P-4353
White, Red Cross of Lorraine and armlets Cullahill (IRE) 28
  • T:R H Buckler
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 3P-4353
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-0t
  • OR: 90
  • Naps:
10 140 10-0 t R H Buckler Aidan Coleman 90 11/2

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Rockiteer (IRE)
  • T:H D Daly
  • J:R Johnson
8 11-9 H D Daly R Johnson 7/1
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In depth

Verdict

Ballyoliver won on his chasing bow at Warwick last New Year's Eve and got back to winning ways at Market Rasen in April. But both of those victories were over shorter trips and he lacks a recent run unlike SATOU. Philip Hobbs' grey won at Sandown and Towcester last season and he'll be all the better for his recent second to Ballybough Gorta at Haydock - he should take all the beating here. Firebird Flyer was pulled up on his chasing bow but was a good second over hurdles at Chepstow subsequently and has more scope than Epee Celeste and Rockabilly. Bowntobebad is also unexposed and preferred to Nudge And Nurdle and Cullahill of the others.

Formwatch

Firebird Flyer (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Raced wide, chased leader, led on bend after 5th, headed next, led again 8th, driven from 2 out, headed approaching last, stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Pocket Too (10-8) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft.

Ballyoliver 7-2fav (10-11) Prominent, challenged 3 out, led before 2 out, kept on strongly, won at Market Rasen 2m 4f hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Apr beating Non Dom (11-4) by 5l, 8 ran.

Satou (FR) 3-1fav (11-2) Held up in rear, blundered 10th, mistake 12th, went 4th and mistake 4 out, went 3rd 2 out, chased winner from last, no impression, 2nd of 7, 7l behind Ballybough Gorta (11-2) at Haydock 3m hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Oct.

Cullahill (IRE) 12-1 (11-8) With leader, led 6th, headed before and blundered 13th (water), weakened 6 out, pulled up before next, 3rd of 9, 30l behind Desperate Dex (11-7) at Wincanton 3m 1f hcp 0-100 (5) gs in Oct.

Nudge And Nurdle (IRE) 3-1 (11-8) Held up, headway 10th, ridden after 4 out, weakened before next, 3rd of 5, 34l behind Double Chocolate (11-12) at Fontwell 3m 2f Conditional Handicap Chase (0-115) (4yo+) (4) gs in Oct.

Epee Celeste (FR) 100-1 (10-2) Tracked leader until 12th, ridden after next, weakend 2 out, 6th of 14, 31l behind Romanesco (10-5) at Fakenham 3m hcp chs 0-140 (3) gs in Oct.

Rockabilly (FR) 25-1 (11-7) Held up in rear on outside, not fluent 1st, mistake and unseated rider 5th, in a race won by Cool Operator (10-11) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft, 7 ran.

Bowntobebad (IRE) 8-1 (11-6) In rear, slow 3rd, ridden and headway approaching 3 out, plugged on to go remote 4th at last, 4th of 11, 30l behind Moscow Chancer (10-9) at Kempton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs.