Weatherbys Hamilton Insurance Chase (Listed Handicap) 3m

  • (5yo+, 3m, Class 1, 9 runners)
  • Winner £22,780 2nd £8,548 3rd £4,280 4th £2,132 5th £1,072 6th £536
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 25.50s
  • Off time: 14:40:46
Full result
Result 14:40 Ascot
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 8 Vino Griego 11/4f
2nd 1 Cappa Bleu 5/1
3rd 3 Saint Are 6 7/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 P/1334-2
Royal Blue, Pink hoop Cappa Bleu (IRE) 96
  • T:Evan Williams
  • J:Paul Moloney
  • Form: P/1334-2
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-10t
  • OR: 145
  • Naps:
11 164 11-10 t Evan Williams Paul Moloney 145 5/1
2 0/715U-6
BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Tatenen (FR) 63
  • T:R Rowe
  • J:A Thornton
  • Form: 0/715U-6
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 144
  • Naps:
9 163 11-9 R Rowe A Thornton 144 7/1
3 4U01-F4
Light green, yellow inverted triangle, yellow sleeves, red diamonds, yellow cap, red diamonds Saint Are (FR) 64
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 4U01-F4
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 142
  • Naps:
7 161 11-7 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 142 7/1
5 0/P701-P
ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots Ashkazar (FR) 91
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:Timmy Murphy
  • Form: 0/P701-P
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 141
  • Naps:
9 160 11-6 D Pipe Timmy Murphy 141 8/1
6 04-311P
EMERALD GREEN, RED hoop, halved sleeves, RED cap The Rainbow Hunter 70
  • T:K C Bailey
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 04-311P
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
9 159 11-5 K C Bailey J M Maguire 140 7/1
7 014566
Dark blue, emerald green hoop, hooped sleeves Idarah (USA) 14
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 014566
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 138
  • Naps:
10 157 11-3 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 138 20/1
8 442F21
Light Blue, Brown Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves and star on cap Vino Griego (FR) 21
  • T:G L Moore
  • J:J E Moore
  • Form: 442F21
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-3v
  • OR: 138
  • Naps:
8 157 11-3 v G L Moore J E Moore 138 11/4f
9 P-F2514
White, Royal Blue spots on sleeves, Royal Blue cap Brackloon High (IRE) 14
  • T:Noel T Chance
  • J:Jeremiah McGrath
  • Form: P-F2514
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
8 154 11-0 Noel T Chance Jeremiah McGrath (3) 135 9/1
10 4P2P-26
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: 4P2P-26
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 133
  • Naps:
10 152 10-12 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 133 10/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
4 1211-5F
Problema Tic (FR) 70
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:Hadden Frost
  • Form: 1211-5F
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 142
  • Naps:
7 117 D Pipe Hadden Frost 142 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Massini's Maguire (IRE)
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:T Scudamore
11 10-13 D Pipe T Scudamore 9/1
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In depth

Verdict

A number of these have been a little disappointing this term but VINO GRIEGO finally came good at Cheltenham three weeks ago after a few near-misses and that may have just given him the confidence to follow up against these more experienced chasers as a 10lb rise in the weights looks justified. Cappa Bleu has another prep race ahead of the Grand National but this looks too far for Idarah and Tatenen is another suited by shorter trips. Saint Are would have a chance if recapturing the form he showed at Aintree last spring and the Pipe pair, Problema Tic and Ashkazar, are others potentially well treated though the latter is a law unto himself. Brackloon High fell in The Rainbow Hunter's race here in November and continues to be plagued by jumping problems but is still preferred to the inconsistent Major Malarkey.

Formwatch

Problema Tic (FR) 8-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, jumped slowly 3rd, headway 11th, 4th when fell 17th, in a race won by Hello Bud (10-0) at Aintree 3m 2f Listed hcp chs (1) hvy in Dec, 16 ran.

Vino Griego (FR) 25-1 (10-12) Mid-division, mistake 9th, headway to track leading pair before 4 out, led before 2 out, clear last, ridden out flat, won at Cheltenham 2m 5f nov chs (2) hvy in Jan beating Renard D'Irlande (10-8) by 19l, 13 ran.

Cappa Bleu (IRE) 2-1 (11-10) Held up in rear, headway 12th, hampered 4 out, chased winner before 3 out, beaten next, 2nd of 5, 28l behind Across The Bay (11-10) at Carlisle 3m grad ch (2) hvy in Nov.

Saint Are (FR) 9-1 (10-11) In touch, driven and outpaced when left 4th 3 out, soon ridden, no impression before next, 4th of 8, 11l behind Master Overseer (10-0) at Cheltenham 3m 1f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) hvy in Dec.

The Rainbow Hunter 15-2 (11-7) Held up in rear in touch, outpaced after 13th, lost touch 5 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Sona Sasta (9-11) at Chepstow 3m hcp chs 0-145 (2) hvy in Dec, 7 ran.

Major Malarkey (IRE) 17-2 (11-5) Held up in mid-division, not much room 8th, ridden and struggling before 14th, tailed off, 6th of 13, 47l behind Rigadin De Beauchene (10-3) at Warwick 3m 5f hcp chs G3 (1) sft in Jan.

Brackloon High (IRE) 10-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, mistakes throughout, pushed along 3 out, weakened last, 4th of 7, 10l behind On Trend (9-12) at Sandown 3m hcp chs (2) hvy.

Tatenen (FR) 40-1 (10-11) Soon prominent on outside, led 12th, hit 4 out, headed after next, soon weakened, 6th of 14, well behind Unioniste (9-9) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp chs Grd 3 (1) hvy in Dec.

Ashkazar (FR) 12-1 (11-6) Never travelled in rear, reminders after 4th, mistake 15th, tailed off 18th, soon pulled up, in a race won by Monbeg Dude (10-0) at Cheltenham 3m 3f hcp chs Grd 3 (1) sft in Nov, 16 ran.

Idarah (USA) 16-1 (11-11) Always towards rear, slowly 4th, never dangerous, 6th of 9, 22l behind Eastlake (10-8) at Sandown 2m hcp chs 0-145 (2) hvy.