Champion Chase Free Bets With FreeBetting.co.uk Handicap 7f

  • (4yo+, 7f, Class 5, 6 runners)
  • Winner £1,813 2nd £540 3rd £270 4th £135
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Fibresand
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 29.52s
  • Off time: 14:30:30
Full result
Result 14:30 Southwell
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Rio Cobolo 8/1
2nd 6 Zarius 6/4f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (4) 4-36423
Royal Blue, Light Green epaulets Elusive Fame (USA) 8
  • T:M Johnston
  • J:Jason Hart
  • Form: 4-36423
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-7b
  • OR: 75
  • Naps:
5 133 9-7 b M Johnston Jason Hart (7) 75 11/4
2 (3) 910050-
Dark blue, yellow stars, diamonds on sleeves, dark blue cap Rio Cobolo (IRE) 172
  • T:D Nicholls
  • J:Adrian Nicholls
  • Form: 910050-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 72
  • Naps:
5 130 9-4 D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 72 8/1
3 (1) 72-3265
Black, large Yellow spots, armlets and cap Striker Torres (IRE) 14
  • T:G R Oldroyd
  • J:J Quinn
  • Form: 72-3265
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-3p
  • OR: 71
  • Naps:
5 129 9-3 p G R Oldroyd J Quinn 71 5/1
4 (6) 133439
Black, grey chevron, black sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Army of Stars (IRE) 12
  • T:J G Given
  • J:P Mulrennan
  • Form: 133439
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-0p
  • OR: 68
  • Naps:
5 126 9-0 p J G Given P Mulrennan 68 14/1
5 (2) 152-350
Black and Yellow diamonds, Black sleeves, Red armlets and diamond on Black cap Mr Emirati (USA) 23
  • T:B Smart
  • J:T Eaves
  • Form: 152-350
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-11pt
  • OR: 65
  • Naps:
4 123 8-11 pt B Smart T Eaves 65 9/1
6 (5) 537-151
Pink, large Black spots and spots on cap Zarius 20
  • T:C F Wall
  • J:N Mackay
  • Form: 537-151
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-7
  • OR: 61
  • Naps:
4 119 8-7 C F Wall N Mackay 61 6/4f

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2010 1 Jonnie Skull (IRE)
  • T:P S McEntee
  • J:C Catlin
4 8-8 P S McEntee C Catlin 14/1
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In depth

Verdict

Striker Torres and Mr Emirati can figure if at their best but both have been disappointing favourites recently and it's hard to know what to expect from them. Army Of Stars has gone off the boil of late, but Zarius scored over C&D last time and may not have finished improving yet. However, preference is for ELUSIVE FAME whose third to the useful Trans Sonic here last week looks the best form on offer. Mark Johnston's charge is taken to make the most of today's drop in class today.

Formwatch

Rio Cobolo (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden and lost place over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 40l behind Scrapper Smith (8-9) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Sep.

Zarius 5-1 (9-0) Dwelt soon chased leaders, chased leader and every chance from 2f out, led 1f out, ridden out, won at Southwell 7f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Feb beating Convince (8-9) by 1l, 13 ran.

Mr Emirati (USA) 8-1 (9-5) Raced wide, prominent, tracked leader 5f out, ridden and weakened 2f out, last of 10, 13l behind West Leake (8-11) at Wolverhampton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.

Striker Torres (IRE) 11-2 (8-8) Tracked leaders on inside, ridden and effort over 1f out, kept on until no extra well inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Avonrose (8-9) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.

Elusive Fame (USA) 7-2fav (8-4) Held up in touch, headway over 2f out, stayed on strongly inside final furlong, never troubled leaders, 3rd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Trans Sonic (8-13) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-85 (4) fbs.

Army of Stars (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, last of 9, 9l behind Ivory Silk (9-13) at Lingfield 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.