Mappin & Webb Silver Cup Handicap Chase (Listed) 3m

  • (4yo+, 3m, Class 1, 7 runners)
  • Winner £24,477 2nd £9,222 3rd £4,615 4th £2,306 5th £1,157 6th £579 7th £287 8th £148
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 23.48s
  • Off time: 15:00:18
Full result
Result 15:00 Ascot
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Houblon Des Obeaux 3/2f
2nd 5 Cedre Bleu nk 33/10

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
2 3274-16
Red, dark blue disc, halved sleeves Houblon Des Obeaux (FR) 21
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 3274-16
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 152
  • Naps:
6 160 11-6 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 152 3/2f
3 311-1PR
Yellow, dark green and royal blue halved sleeves, pink cap Battle Group 21
  • T:J Farrelly
  • J:Brendan Powell
  • Form: 311-1PR
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-4b
  • OR: 150
  • Naps:
8 158 11-4 b J Farrelly Brendan Powell 150 20/1
4 5119P-6
RED, BLACK star, striped sleeves, YELLOW cap, BLACK star Bless The Wings (IRE) 49
  • T:A King
  • J:W Hutchinson
  • Form: 5119P-6
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 146
  • Naps:
8 154 11-0 A King W Hutchinson 146 13/2
5 41F14-7
ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots Cedre Bleu (FR) 22
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:D A Jacob
  • Form: 41F14-7
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-5pt
  • OR: 137
  • Naps:
6 145 10-5 pt P F Nicholls D A Jacob 137 33/10
6 P-3313F
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Storm Survivor (IRE) 14
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:R P Mclernon
  • Form: P-3313F
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-2v
  • OR: 134
  • Naps:
7 142 10-2 v Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 134 7/1
7 5100P0
Black and White diamonds, Emerald Green sleeves and cap Problema Tic (FR) 14
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:T Scudamore
  • Form: 5100P0
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 132
  • Naps:
7 140 10-0 D Pipe T Scudamore 132 16/1
8 216-247
Yellow, dark blue cross belts, yellow sleeves, pink armlets, dark blue and yellow quartered cap What A Warrior (IRE) 21
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 216-247
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 132
  • Naps:
6 140 10-0 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 132 8/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
1 381-131
Triolo D'alene (FR) 21
  • Nag Me
  • Course Winner
  • Distance Winner
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 381-131
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 158
  • Naps:
6 1112 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 158 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Wyck Hill (IRE)
  • T:D G Bridgwater
  • J:T Scudamore
8 10-0 D G Bridgwater T Scudamore 4/1
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In depth

Verdict

Hennessy winner Triolo D'alene tries to follow up here off an 11lb higher mark but could find the combination of softer ground and a big weight too much to handle and is no certainty to confirm Newbury running with sixth Houblon Des Obeaux, who won here on his reappearance. The handicapper has given a definite chance to WHAT A WARRIOR, who has the beating of Storm Survivor on Chepstow running in October. He just got outpaced over a shorter trip last time but can open his seasonal account off bottom weight in this. Cedre Bleu will strip fitter for his comeback run, though has yet to convince over this longer distance, but Battle Group seems to have rediscovered bad habits and likes faster going while Bless The Wings has a bit to find with Houblon Des Obeaux on the form book. Problema Tic is woefully out of sorts at present.

Formwatch

Triolo D'alene (FR) 20-1 (11-1) Held up rear of mid-division, tracked leaders and travelling well from 10th, led 3 out, strongly pressed when hit last, soon joined, stayed on strongly under pressure to assert final 150 yards, won at Newbury 3m 2f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) gd in Nov beating Rocky Creek (11-5) by 2 3/4l, 21 ran.

Houblon Des Obeaux (FR) 25-1 (11-8) Held up towards rear, pushed along and struggling before 4 out, stayed on under pressure flat, not reach leaders, 6th of 21, 19l behind Triolo D'Alene (11-1) at Newbury 3m 2f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) gd in Nov.

Cedre Bleu (FR) 9-1 (11-4) Held up mid-division, ridden and weakened from 2 out, 7th of 11, 17l behind Cantlow (11-5) at Newbury 2m 4f hcp chs (2) gs in Nov.

What A Warrior (IRE) 20-1 (11-11) Chased leaders, ridden along before 4 out, soon outpaced, plugged on again flat, 7th of 18, 16l behind Tatenen (11-5) at Newbury 2m 6f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Nov.

Bless The Wings (IRE) 20-1 (11-6) Held up in touch, headway 12th, chased leaders next, went 2nd 16th until 4 out, chased leaders, hit 3 out, weakened next, 6th of 16, 14l behind Houblon Des Obeaux (11-3) at Ascot 3m Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) gs in Nov.

Problema Tic (FR) 50-1 (10-6) Chased leaders, pushed along and lost place slightly after 5th, reminders and struggling after 7th, soon behind, tailed off, 14th of 16, 39l behind Saphir Du Rheu (11-0) at Sandown 2m 6f hcp hdl (2) gs.

Storm Survivor (IRE) 12-1 (10-5) Fell 1st, in a race won by Chance Du Roy (10-6) at Aintree 3m 2f hcp chs G3 (1) sft, 22 ran.

Battle Group 25-1 (11-4) Refused to race and took no part, in a race won by Celestial Halo (11-8) at Newbury 3m hdl G2 (1) sft in Nov, 5 ran.