Argie's Coffee Beginners' Chase 2m 5f

  • (4yo+, 2m 5f, Class 4, 8 runners)
  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 6.60s
  • Off time: 13:45:08
Full result
Result 13:45 Ffos Las
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Bendant 7/2
2nd 6 Material Boy nk 15/2
3rd 7 Presented nk 10/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 24113-4
Light Blue, Yellow diamond, chevrons on sleeves, Light Blue cap, Yellow diamond Bendant 12
  • T:Mrs D A Hamer
  • J:P J Brennan
  • Form: 24113-4
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0p
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 p Mrs D A Hamer P J Brennan 105 7/2
2 177PP7
Royal Blue, White stars, White sleeves, Red armlets, White and Red striped cap Captain Scarlett (IRE) 11
  • T:J L Flint
  • J:Donal Fahy
  • Form: 177PP7
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0pt
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 pt J L Flint Donal Fahy 102 20/1
3 33-5342
White, Red chevron, Emerald Green and Red striped sleeves, Red cap Hodgson (IRE) 47
  • T:P Bowen
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 33-5342
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0pt
  • OR: 108
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 pt P Bowen J M Maguire 108 2/1f
4 5076-40
Red, White inverted triangle, hooped sleeves and cap Hollow Heartbeat (IRE) 208
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 5076-40
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0p1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 p1 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 12/1
6 035P-0
Red, Yellow Cross of Lorraine and cap Material Boy 49
  • T:Nick Williams
  • J:D A Jacob
  • Form: 035P-0
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 Nick Williams D A Jacob 107 15/2
7 55924-P
Royal blue, pink hoop, sleeves and star on cap Presented (IRE) 45
  • T:G McPherson
  • J:T Molloy
  • Form: 55924-P
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 G McPherson T Molloy (3) 10/1
8 5-5243P
Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Victor Echo (IRE) 21
  • T:P D Evans
  • J:A Glassonbury
  • Form: 5-5243P
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 P D Evans A Glassonbury 110 7/2
9 7-11P55
Maroon, light blue and white hooped sleeves Cuban Piece (IRE) 85
  • T:H Whittington
  • J:James Banks
  • Form: 7-11P55
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-8v1
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
4 148 10-8 v1 H Whittington James Banks (7) 110 20/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
5 9-95242
Last Shot (FR) 11
  • Nag Me
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 9-95242
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
5 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 105 NR

In depth

Verdict

Hodgson was beaten less than two lengths at Haydock on his latest start and that form looks better than Last Shot's run behind Handtheprizeover at Wincanton earlier this month. Both make more appeal than the disappointing Captain Scarlett, however, while most of the others need to step up on recent form to play a part. BENDANT is an exception as he ran well for a long way on his reappearance in a Hereford handicap and will strip fitter here. A winner twice over hurdles last season, this looks a good chance to open his account over the larger obstacles.

Formwatch

Last Shot (FR) 6-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, went 3rd approaching 10th, chased winner 4 out, led 2 out, soon ridden, headed and no extra flat, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Handtheprizeover (11-9) at Wincanton 2m 5f cond hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft.

Bendant 11-4 (10-11) Tracked leader, not fluent 2nd or 5th, hampered 7th, not fluent and weakened from next, 4th of 7, 23l behind Drumshambo (11-12) at Hereford 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft.

Material Boy 40-1 (11-0) Mid-division, reminder after 6th, behind 10th, tailed off, 11th of 15, well behind Balbriggan (11-3) at Bangor 2m 4f beg chs (4) gs in Oct.

Presented (IRE) 9-1 (11-8) Chased leaders, weakened 8th, losing place when mistake next, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Purcell's Bridge (10-9) at Wetherby 2m 6f cond nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Nov, 14 ran.

Hodgson (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Towards rear and in touch, went 2nd from 5 out, challenging when mistake 4 out, every chance 3 out, kept on from last, always held towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Noble Legend (11-3) at Haydock 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Oct.

Cuban Piece (IRE) 15-2 (10-2) Ridden and several stages through race, prominent, led after 2nd, headed 4th, led 6th until not fluent 8th, led 11th, headed next, weakened after 14th, tailed off, 5th of 6, well behind Beggar's Velvet (11-12) at Uttoxeter 3m nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Sep.

Hollow Heartbeat (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, ridden 6th, weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off, 14th of 17, well behind Themanfromfraam (10-10) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in May.

Captain Scarlett (IRE) 12-1 (11-6) Always in rear, tailed off 13th, 7th of 8, well behind Handtheprizeover (11-9) at Wincanton 2m 5f cond hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft.

Victor Echo (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, mistakes, tailed off 12th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Carrigmorna King (11-2) at Ludlow 2m 4f beg chs (4) sft in Nov, 9 ran.