Rosling King LLP Novices' Handicap Chase 2m 3f

  • (5yo+, 2m 3f, Class 3, 7 runners)
  • Winner £9,495 2nd £2,805 3rd £1,402 4th £702 5th £351
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 59.11s
  • Off time: 13:15:20
Full result
Result 13:15 Ascot
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Ballinvarrig 7/2
2nd 3 Benefit Cut 10/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 P03313
Pink and light blue (quartered), checked sleeves, light blue and pink quartered cap Cloudy Bob (IRE) 38
  • T:P G Murphy
  • J:C Bolger
  • Form: P03313
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 P G Murphy C Bolger 125 16/1
2 252-421
DARK GREEN and WHITE stripes, BLACK and WHITE striped sleeves Ballinvarrig (IRE) 30
  • T:T R George
  • J:P J Brennan
  • Form: 252-421
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
7 163 11-9 T R George P J Brennan 122 7/2
3 0751-32
Red and purple check, purple and red check sleeves, white cap Benefit Cut (IRE) 86
  • T:Mrs P Robeson
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 0751-32
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-7t1
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
8 161 11-7 t1 Mrs P Robeson S Twiston-Davies 120 10/1
4 82-6332
Dark green, light blue hoops, dark green sleeves, red cap Pearls Legend 31
  • T:J L Spearing
  • J:J E Moore
  • Form: 82-6332
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
7 159 11-5 J L Spearing J E Moore 118 8/1
5 3F/7-131
ROYAL BLUE, WHITE chevron, hooped sleeves, WHITE cap Bobcatbilly (IRE) 19
  • T:Ian Williams
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: 3F/7-131
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
8 159 11-5 Ian Williams N Fehily 118 7/2
7 8-86052
Red, dark blue disc, halved sleeves Kingcora (FR) 4
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:L Treadwell
  • Form: 8-86052
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-10
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
6 150 10-10 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 109 15/8f
8 52-3632
Red, Dark Green epaulets and armlets Fair Bramble 30
  • T:O Sherwood
  • J:L Aspell
  • Form: 52-3632
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-4v
  • OR: 103
  • Naps:
8 144 10-4 v O Sherwood L Aspell 103 12/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
6 U5418-
Dont Do Mondays (IRE) 274
  • Nag Me
  • T:D G Bridgwater
  • J:S Quinlan
  • Form: U5418-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
7 1011 D G Bridgwater S Quinlan 110 NR

In depth

Verdict

Ballinvarrig got off the mark at Exeter last month and should be a factor here. Benefit Cut, Pearls Legend and Fair Bramble have all been knocking on the door with the latter particularly interesting as she was racing from a long way out of the handicap when only beaten a length-and-a-half at Exeter. Bobcatbilly won at Ludlow and Haydock last month and could be improving but Cloudy Bob has a lot to prove over fences and has been rated on his hurdles form. KINGCORA makes a swift reappearance after an improved second at Exeter. He did finish behind Bobcatbilly at Ludlow but enjoys a 9lb turnaround in the weights and could reverse that running today.

Formwatch

Dont Do Mondays (IRE) 15-2 (11-4) Prominent, weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off, 8th of 11, 43l behind Kambis (11-2) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Apr.

Ballinvarrig (IRE) 5-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, went 2nd 2 out until the last, rallied under pressure flat to lead final 50 yards, won at Exeter 2m 3f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Dec beating Ray Diamond (10-0) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.

Benefit Cut (IRE) 17-2 (11-5) Led and soon clear, reduced lead before 2 out, driven between last 2, edged left and headed beore mistake last, kept on same pace flat, 2nd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Capellanus (11-5) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Oct.

Cloudy Bob (IRE) 9-2 (11-9) Tracked leaders, not much room and switched left after 3 out, stayed on same pace in 3rd from next, 3rd of 11, 11l behind Foxcub (11-11) at Leicester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in Dec.

Kingcora (FR) 3-1 (11-4) Held up mid-division on inner, headway 4 out, went 2nd before last, kept on and no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 5l behind Umberto D'olivate (11-12) at Exeter 2m 1f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft.

Fair Bramble 10-1 (10-5) Jumped right, took keen hold tracking winner until 2 out, ridden and rallied to 2nd again last, kept on flat, always held, 2nd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Midnight Lira (10-2) at Exeter 2m 3f mares nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Dec.

Bobcatbilly (IRE) 6-4fav (10-8) Chased leaders, not fluent 7th, went 2nd 4 out, challenged 2 out, led last, edged left, driven out, won at Haydock 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) hvy in Dec beating Supreme Asset (11-5) by 2 3/4l, 6 ran.

Pearls Legend 9-4fav (11-7) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 5 out, ridden before next, 3 lengths down when blundered and lost any chance 3 out, no chance in clear 2nd before next, 2nd of 6, 14l behind Last Shot (11-9) at Ludlow 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Dec.