Betfair. Don't Settle For Less Handicap Hurdle 2m 3f 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 3f 110y, Class 2, 13 runners)
  • Winner £24,760 2nd £7,352 3rd £3,676 4th £1,832 5th £920 6th £464 7th £232 8th £112
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 4.10s
  • Off time: 15:16:42
Full result
Result 15:15 Ascot
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 13 Kuilsriver 33/1
2nd 1 Sadler's Risk ½ 25/1
3rd 9 Top Of The Range 2 9/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 12632-0
Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Sadler's Risk (IRE) 21
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 12632-0
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12t
  • OR: 145
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 t P J Hobbs R Johnson 145 25/1
2 06-8914
Cerise, white circle, cerise sleeves and cap Bourne 21
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 06-8914
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-7b
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
7 161 11-7 b D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 140 10/1
3 2U140/2-
WHITE, RED seams, RED and WHITE quartered cap General Miller 546
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 2U140/2-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 139
  • Naps:
8 160 11-6 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 139 7/1
4 218227
Yellow, Dark Blue chevron, striped cap El Dancer (GER) 14
  • T:Mrs L Wadham
  • J:D Elsworth
  • Form: 218227
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-5p
  • OR: 138
  • Naps:
9 159 11-5 p Mrs L Wadham D Elsworth 138 40/1
5 51224-
Emerald green and royal blue (quartered), white and emerald green striped sleeves Tango De Juilley (FR) 385
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 51224-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 134
  • Naps:
5 155 11-1 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 134 12/1
6 119-113
White, Red and Black striped sleeves Hold Court (IRE) 35
  • T:Evan Williams
  • J:Paul Moloney
  • Form: 119-113
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 132
  • Naps:
6 153 10-13 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 132 12/1
7 7-51111
Dark Blue, White diamond, White cap, Dark Blue spots Queens Grove 52
  • T:K Bishop
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 7-51111
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 131
  • Naps:
7 152 10-12 K Bishop R Walsh 131 9/1
8 34116
Yellow, Light Blue star, Light Blue cap Lord Of House (GER) 21
  • T:C J Mann
  • J:G Sheehan
  • Form: 34116
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12t
  • OR: 131
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 t C J Mann G Sheehan (5) 131 14/1
9 1433-54
Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Top Of The Range (IRE) 49
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:A Tinkler
  • Form: 1433-54
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR: 128
  • Naps:
6 149 10-9 N J Henderson A Tinkler 128 9/1
10 U32223-
MAROON and LIGHT BLUE diabolo, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, quartered cap The Cockney Mackem (IRE) 304
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: U32223-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-8t1
  • OR: 127
  • Naps:
7 148 10-8 t1 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 127 25/1
11 710B/01
Light Blue, Brown Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves and star on cap Whitby Jack 35
  • T:G L Moore
  • J:J E Moore
  • Form: 710B/01
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR: 126
  • Naps:
6 147 10-7 G L Moore J E Moore 126 3/1f
12 9430-12
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap The Bear Trap (IRE) 14
  • T:Miss R Curtis
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 9430-12
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-4
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
6 144 10-4 Miss R Curtis A P McCoy 123 10/3
13 022-1F6
DARK BLUE, PINK sash, PINK sleeves, DARK BLUE armlets, DARK BLUE cap, PINK spots Kuilsriver (IRE) 41
  • T:N J Gifford
  • J:Thomas Garner
  • Form: 022-1F6
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-3
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
6 143 10-3 N J Gifford Thomas Garner (7) 122 33/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Bourne
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:Henry Brooke
6 10-0 D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke 14/1
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In depth

Verdict

The Bear Trap gives the impression he doesn't find much off the bridle, though he was only beaten a head off his new mark at Ffos Las earlier this month. Bourne should go well as he ran well at Cheltenham after winning at Kempton and stays this longer trip while Top Of The Range doesn't look badly handicapped, though Barry Geraghty rides Nicky Henderson's other runner General Miller who has been off the track for 18 months. Queens Grove has won her last four starts in handicaps but takes a steep rise in class here and we are more interested in HOLD COURT. He was run off his feet by The New One in Grade 2 novice event at Warwick last month but may have just needed that after a short break. Impressive at Ludlow in the autumn, he nay have got in lightly here. Whitby Jack won at Kempton last time and though a long way behind Lord Of House at Sandown earlier may have needed that run. He may be the pick of the remainder.

Formwatch

Kuilsriver (IRE) 9-2 (10-12) Held up in touch and raced wide, ridden before 2 out, one pace, 6th of 14, 19l behind Mr Watson (11-5) at Plumpton 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.

Sadler's Risk (IRE) 11-1 (11-10) Mid-division, outpaced 2 out, weakend before last, 14th of 15, well behind Mr Watson (10-3) at Cheltenham 2m 1f hcp hdl (2) hvy in Jan.

Top Of The Range (IRE) 6-1 (9-9) Not fluent, chased leaders, mistake 4th, ridden before 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 6l behind African Gold (10-0) at Newbury 2m 5f hcp hdl (2) hvy in Dec.

Bourne 9-1 (11-2) Behind, pushed along from 3rd, headway under pressure on outside before 2 out, soon ridden, stayed on to take 4th towards finish, never nearer, 4th of 15, 10l behind Mr Watson (10-3) at Cheltenham 2m 1f hcp hdl (2) hvy in Jan.

The Cockney Mackem (IRE) 13-8fav (10-4) Tracked leaders, not fluent 12th, hit 4 out and pecked, soon outpaced, weakened next, held on for remote 3rd, 3rd of 5, 42l behind Hector's Choice (11-1) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp chs G2 (1) gs in Apr.

Hold Court (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders on inside, not much room on bend and lost place before 7th, soon closed up, went 2nd 8th, no chance with winner after 3 out, mistake and weakened 2 out, 3rd of 7, 37l behind The New One (11-7) at Warwick 2m 5f nov hdl Grade 2 (1) sft in Jan.

El Dancer (GER) 25-1 (10-8) Mid-division, in touch 7th, outpaced 3 out, weakened after 2 out, mistake last, 7th of 14, 27l behind Medinas (10-10) at Ffos Las 2m 4f ltd hcp hdl (2) hvy.

Tango De Juilley (FR) 20-1 (11-7) Raced keenly, tracked leaders, driven and outpaced after 2 out, kept on same pace, no impression with leading trio approaching last, 4th of 6, 12l behind Grumeti (11-4) at Cheltenham 2m 1f 4yo hdl Grade 2 (1) gs in Jan '12.

General Miller 3-1fav (10-9) Chased leaders, ridden 2 out, stayed on, never troubled winner, 2nd of 10, 5l behind Overturn (11-10) at Perth 2m ltd hcp hdl (2) gd in Aug '11.

Whitby Jack 10-1 (10-5) Chased clear leading pair, closed 4 out, led 2 out, pushed along and over 2 lengths ahead when hit last, shaken up and kept on strongly flat, won at Kempton 2m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) sft in Jan beating General Ting (9-11) by 4l, 11 ran.

Lord Of House (GER) 7-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders, outpaced when jumped right 2 out, ridden and no impression before last, 6th of 15, 18l behind Mr Watson (10-3) at Cheltenham 2m 1f hcp hdl (2) hvy in Jan.

Queens Grove 4-6fav (11-13) Chased leaders, went right 4th, went close 2nd and hit 3 out, led before 2 out, clear when hit last, kept on strongly, won at Fontwell 2m 4f Mares Handicap Hurdle (0-120) (3yo+) (4) hvy in Dec beating Twin Bud (10-11) by 10l, 6 ran.

The Bear Trap (IRE) 7-4fav (10-13) Held up in rear, headway on outside 6th, led when not fluent 2 out, headed approaching last, edged left flat, stayed on, just held, 2nd of 14, hd behind Kaylif Aramis (10-8) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) hvy.