Kilbrittain Castle Novices' Chase 2m

  • (5yo+, 2m, Class 2, 3 runners)
  • Winner £11,574 2nd £3,419 3rd £1,709 4th £855 5th £427 6th £215
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 0.50s
  • Off time: 15:25:11
Full result
Result 15:25 Sandown Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Kapga De Cerisy 7/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 3-1521F
Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Fago (FR) 13
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 3-1521F
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 154
  • Naps:
5 159 11-5 P F Nicholls R Walsh 154 2/5f
2 11U-241
Light green, yellow inverted triangle, yellow sleeves, red diamonds, yellow cap, red diamonds Gallox Bridge 17
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 11U-241
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-3t
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
8 157 11-3 t Tim Vaughan R Johnson 130 6/1
3 0P-4F31
Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap Kapga De Cerisy (FR) 20
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 0P-4F31
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 137
  • Naps:
5 156 11-2 Miss V Williams A P McCoy 137 7/2

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Toubab (FR)
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:R Walsh
6 10-12 P F Nicholls R Walsh 8/11
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In depth

Verdict

Fago is on a recovery mission having fallen when a hot favourite in a Grade 2 at Warwick earlier this month. He still has a couple of entries at Cheltenham but will have to jump better if here if he's to go The Festival and has to give weight to a couple of recent winners. Gallox Bridge made a winning start to his chase career at Market Rasen and should improve further but KAPGA DE CERISY handled these fences with aplomb at the start of the month when carrying top weight in a handicap and, at the likely odds, may just be the value on this occasion.

Formwatch

Kapga De Cerisy (FR) 11-8fav (11-12) Made all, jumped well, driven 2 out, stayed on strongly (2 fences ommited), won at Sandown 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-130 (3) hvy beating Itoldyou (10-0) by 5l, 5 ran.

Fago (FR) 11-10fav (11-5) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd from 4th, pressed winner and going well when fell 2 out, in a race won by Majala (11-7) at Warwick 2m nov chs G2 (1) hvy, 5 ran.

Gallox Bridge 7-4fav (11-0) Made all, clear before 2 out, easily, won at Market Rasen 2m 2f nov chs 0-125 (4) sft beating Volcan Surprise (10-12) by 14l, 5 ran.