Liberum Capital Novices' Handicap Chase 2m 1f

  • (4yo+, 2m 1f, Class 4, 8 runners)
  • Winner £6,882 2nd £2,033 3rd £1,016 4th £508 5th £254 6th £128
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 28.50s
  • Off time: 13:20:39
Full result
Result 13:20 Ascot
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Eastlake 9/1
2nd 8 Rouge Et Blanc 11/2
3rd 7 Mentalist 16 11/4

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 6-63145
Dark blue and pink (quartered), hooped sleeves Fintan 12
  • T:B R Summers
  • J:D F O'Regan
  • Form: 6-63145
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
9 166 11-12 B R Summers D F O'Regan 120 25/1
2 F153P-3
Gold, Black hoops, Scarlet cap Jumps Road 40
  • T:C L Tizzard
  • J:Brendan Powell
  • Form: F153P-3
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 C L Tizzard Brendan Powell (3) 120 7/4f
3 205697
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Eastlake (IRE) 52
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 205697
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
6 164 11-10 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 118 9/1
4 2233-14
Brown, light blue spots, striped sleeves, light blue cap, brown spots Be Definite (IRE) 21
  • T:T R George
  • J:P J Brennan
  • Form: 2233-14
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-9p
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
8 163 11-9 p T R George P J Brennan 117 6/1
5 12274-4
Emerald Green, Pink hoops, White sleeves, Pink cap Zafranagar (IRE) 44
  • T:A W Carroll
  • J:Lee Edwards
  • Form: 12274-4
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
7 161 11-7 A W Carroll Lee Edwards 115 20/1
6 42/37P-7
NAVY BLUE, GREEN sash, CERISE cap Gandalfe (FR) 15
  • T:D W P Arbuthnot
  • J:A Thornton
  • Form: 42/37P-7
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
7 161 11-7 D W P Arbuthnot A Thornton 115 50/1
7 223-231
Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap Mentalist (FR) 25
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 223-231
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
4 158 11-4 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 117 11/4
8 FPPP/1U
Emerald green and orange (halved), quartered cap Rouge Et Blanc (FR) 5
  • T:O Sherwood
  • J:Thomas Garner
  • Form: FPPP/1U
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-10
  • OR: 104
  • Naps:
7 150 10-10 O Sherwood Thomas Garner (7) 104 11/2

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   All For Free (IRE)
  • T:M Keighley
  • J:A P Cawley
5 11-4 M Keighley A P Cawley 5/2
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In depth

Verdict

Be Definite won on his reappearance at Stratford but didn't find much off the bridle when only fourth off this mark at Doncaster three weeks ago. Rouge Et Blanc needs to bounce back from a recent mishap at Hereford but is still at the right end of the handicap, while Ffos Las third Jumps Road and Warwick fourth Zafranagar have claims stepping into a handicap and Eastlake has plenty of experience. MENTALIST is only a four-year-old but is a sound jumper of fences and his recent win at Ludlow was more than deserved. He could be good enough to double his tally today.

Formwatch

Eastlake (IRE) 20-1 (11-9) Raced wide in touch, headway to chase leading pair from 5th, ridden before 7th, weakened after 4 out, tailed off, 7th of 11, 45l behind Royale's Charter (11-12) at Taunton 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Oct.

Rouge Et Blanc (FR) 13-2 (11-2) In touch when blundered and unseated rider 6th, in a race won by No No Bingo (11-5) at Hereford 2m 3f hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy, 12 ran.

Mentalist (FR) 6-4fav (10-6) Tracked leaders, not fluent 4th, closed next, went 2nd 6th, led 4 out, headed 2 out, jumped right last, led flat, driven out, won at Ludlow 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Nov beating My Brother Sylvest (11-12) by 3/4l, 6 ran.

Gandalfe (FR) 66-1 (11-0) Chased leader until blundered 10th, weakened after next, behind when blundered 13th, soon tailed off, eased when blundered 3 out, 7th of 8, well behind Grandioso (11-0) at Wincanton 2m 5f beg chs (3) sft.

Jumps Road 6-1 (11-2) Mid-division, headway on outside 7th, not fluent 11th, disputing 2nd when mistake 4 out, stayed on same pace from 2 out, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Howard's Legacy (11-2) at Ffos Las 2m 3f beg chs (3) sft in Nov.

Zafranagar (IRE) 12-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders in 4th, one pace from 4 out, well held when blundered 2 out, 4th of 7, 30l behind Hazy Tom (11-1) at Warwick 2m nov chs (3) sft in Nov.

Be Definite (IRE) 2-1fav (11-0) Tracked leader until before 2 out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, 4th of 6, 2 1/2l behind Kings Grey (11-12) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft in Nov.

Fintan 7-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, headway approaching 6th, not fluent 8th, outpaced after 3 out, weakened next, 5th of 7, 15l behind George Nympton (11-7) at Warwick 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft.