Wings For Life UK Novices' Chase 2m 4f

  • (4yo+, 2m 4f, Class 3, 9 runners)
  • Winner £5,848 2nd £1,717 3rd £859 4th £429
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 9.60s
  • Off time: 13:20:11
Full result
Result 13:20 Plumpton
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Broadbackbob 3/10f
2nd 6 Highway Code 40/1
3rd 4 Ballypatrick 16/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 2F-P901
Violet and white check, white cap Tempo De Cotte (FR) 51
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:D A Jacob
  • Form: 2F-P901
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 162 11-8 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 8/1
2 27113P-
BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Aikideau (FR) 220
  • T:R Rowe
  • J:L Aspell
  • Form: 27113P-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 155 11-1 R Rowe L Aspell 7/1
3 1/2778-5
Yellow, large Black spots, Yellow sleeves, Black spots Arbeo (IRE) 29
  • T:Mrs D Grissell
  • J:S Thomas
  • Form: 1/2778-5
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
6 155 11-1 Mrs D Grissell S Thomas 105 20/1
4 5/P432-U
Red, emerald green Cross Of Lorraine and sleeves Ballypatrick (IRE) 16
  • T:M R Channon
  • J:D Elsworth
  • Form: 5/P432-U
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 155 11-1 M R Channon D Elsworth 16/1
5 216/112-
WHITE, ORANGE and WHITE striped cap Broadbackbob (IRE) 296
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 216/112-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 155 11-1 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 3/10f
6 189P-66
Yellow, large Purple spots, Purple sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap, Purple spots Highway Code (USA) 17
  • T:R Lee
  • J:J E Moore
  • Form: 189P-66
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-1t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 155 11-1 t R Lee J E Moore 40/1
7 4P-
Yellow, Emerald Green chevron, armlets and star on cap Mr Chris 213
  • T:P Butler
  • J:Kielan Woods
  • Form: 4P-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-1p
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 155 11-1 p P Butler Kielan Woods (3) 100/1
8 FP/23-5
Red, large Emerald Green spots, spots on sleeves, Emerald Green cap Sherreb (IRE) 26
  • T:Miss A M Newton-Smith
  • J:M Goldstein
  • Form: FP/23-5
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 155 11-1 Miss A M Newton-Smith M Goldstein 50/1
9 1F230-3
Yellow, black disc, halved sleeves, black cap Sweet Irony (FR) 187
  • T:A King
  • J:R Thornton
  • Form: 1F230-3
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
6 155 11-1 A King R Thornton 123 7/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Notus De La Tour (FR)
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:T Scudamore
5 11-9 D Pipe T Scudamore 4/9
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In depth

Verdict

Nicky Henderson has a wealth of talent this season in the novice chase division and BROADBACKBOB makes plenty of appeal here. He enjoyed an excellent campaign over timber last term, including a success over subsequent Supreme Novices Hurdle winner, Cinders And Ashes, before having his season truncated after finishing second at Cheltenham in January in a hot contest. He has always looked every inch a steeplechaser and this looks a good starting point for him. Tempo De Cotte is a French import for Paul Nicholls which immediately makes him of interest and he does hold a fitness advantage over the selection but the concession of 7lb looks a bridge too far for the recent Auteuil scorer. Sweet Irony shaped nicely enough on her chasing bow behind Sire Collonges last may to merit a place on the shortlist.

Formwatch

Broadbackbob (IRE) 13-8fav (11-12) Mid-division, headway when mistake 7th, challenged on outside after 3 out, led after next, ridden when mistake last, headed flat, kept on same pace, 2nd of 11, 3l behind Batonnier (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m 4f nov hdl G2 (1) gs in Jan.

Highway Code (USA) 25-1 (11-2) Mid-division, not fluent 1st or 2nd, hit 6th, soon weakened, tailed off, 6th of 14, well behind Saphir River (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m beg chs (4) sft.

Ballypatrick (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) With leaders until blundered and unseated rider 3rd, in a race won by Hadrian's Approach (11-2) at Ascot 2m 3f Beginners Chase (0-140) (4yo+) (3) gs, 9 ran.

Tempo De Cotte (FR) (10-7) won at Auteuil(FR) 2m 5f 5yo chs sft in Sep beating Tikawa Moirette (10-7) by shd, 9 ran.

Sherreb (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, every chance 4 out, soon under pressure and weakened, 5th of 12, 19l behind Global Power (11-3) at Fontwell 2m 4f beg chs (4) sft in Oct.

Mr Chris 100-1 (11-0) In touch in last pair, weakened and behind 10th, tailed off and pulled up soon after, in a race won by Midnight Sail (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 6f nov chs (4) gs in Apr, 6 ran.

Sweet Irony (FR) 11-8fav (11-0) Tracked winner from 2nd, mistake 11th, ridden after 4 out, no impression next, lost 2nd last, 3rd of 5, 19l behind Sire Collonges (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 6f beg chase (4) gs in May.

Aikideau (FR) 66-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, mistake 7th, well behind after 10th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Lovcen (11-4) at Aintree 3m nov hdl Grade 1 (1) gd in Apr, 19 ran.

Arbeo (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Hampered 1st, held up in mid-division, not fluent and lost place 4th, ridden 7th, well beaten 4 out, tailed off, 5th of 11, 44l behind Sire De Grugy (11-2) at Kempton 2m beg chs (4) gd in Oct.