BetBright Chase (Grade 3 Handicap) 3m

  • (5yo+, 3m, Class 1, 13 runners)
  • Winner £56,950 2nd £21,370 3rd £10,700 4th £5,330 5th £2,680 6th £1,340
  • Going: Soft (Heavy on bend adjacent to lake)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 10.94s
  • Off time: 15:50:09
Full result
Result 15:50 Kempton Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 7 Bally Legend 28/1
2nd 1 Bury Parade 15/2
3rd 13 Tour Des Champs 1 9/2f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 523-1R1
Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Bury Parade (IRE) 35
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: 523-1R1
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12h
  • OR: 152
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 h P F Nicholls N Fehily 152 15/2
2 0/530P-1
Purple and White (halved), sleeves reversed, Light Blue cap Planet of Sound 42
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 0/530P-1
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 11-8t
  • OR: 148
  • Naps:
12 162 11-8 t P J Hobbs R Johnson 148 10/1
3 211-3P2
Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Grandioso (IRE) 35
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:D A Jacob
  • Form: 211-3P2
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-7t
  • OR: 147
  • Naps:
7 161 11-7 t P F Nicholls D A Jacob 147 7/1
4 119P-64
RED, BLACK star, striped sleeves, YELLOW cap, BLACK star Bless The Wings (IRE) 63
  • T:A King
  • J:W Hutchinson
  • Form: 119P-64
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 143
  • Naps:
9 157 11-3 A King W Hutchinson 143 16/1
5 21-0102
Yellow, Red spots Midnight Appeal 15
  • T:A King
  • J:R Thornton
  • Form: 21-0102
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-13b
  • OR: 139
  • Naps:
9 153 10-13 b A King R Thornton 139 14/1
6 0-11252
White, maroon cross belts, hooped sleeves, maroon cap Whats Happening (IRE) 46
  • T:T R George
  • J:P J Brennan
  • Form: 0-11252
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12pt
  • OR: 138
  • Naps:
7 152 10-12 pt T R George P J Brennan 138 16/1
7 102142
Yellow, Orange star, Orange sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap, Orange star Bally Legend 22
  • T:Mrs Caroline Keevil
  • J:Ian Popham
  • Form: 102142
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 138
  • Naps:
9 152 10-12 Mrs Caroline Keevil Ian Popham 138 28/1
8 52-5155
Dark blue and maroon stripes, pink sleeves and cap Niceonefrankie 28
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 52-5155
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 137
  • Naps:
8 151 10-11 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 137 8/1
9 20-2312
Light Blue, Brown Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves and star on cap Ardkilly Witness (IRE) 21
  • T:Dr R D P Newland
  • J:L Aspell
  • Form: 20-2312
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-10
  • OR: 136
  • Naps:
8 150 10-10 Dr R D P Newland L Aspell 136 7/1
10 F11117
ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots Standing Ovation (IRE) 99
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:C O'Farrell
  • Form: F11117
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-7pt
  • OR: 133
  • Naps:
7 147 10-7 pt D Pipe C O'Farrell 133 10/1
11 3-13426
PINK and BLACK stripes, diabolo on sleeves Jump City (FR) 21
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:Harry Derham
  • Form: 3-13426
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-6
  • OR: 132
  • Naps:
8 146 10-6 P F Nicholls Harry Derham (3) 132 16/1
12 8-33412
Pink and orange stripes, light green cap Baile Anrai (IRE) 28
  • T:D Skelton
  • J:Harry Skelton
  • Form: 8-33412
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-6b
  • OR: 132
  • Naps:
10 146 10-6 b D Skelton Harry Skelton 132 12/1
13 874-26P
EMERALD GREEN, WHITE stars, EMERALD GREEN cap, WHITE star Tour Des Champs (FR) 56
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 874-26P
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-1v1
  • OR: 127
  • Naps:
7 141 10-1 v1 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 127 9/2f

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Opening Batsman (IRE)
  • T:H Fry
  • J:N Fehily
7 10-5 H Fry N Fehily 12/1
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In depth

Verdict

Anything Philip Hobbs runs in this is worthy of respect so old-timer Planet Of Sound, successful over track and trip on his reappearance, goes on the short-list. Tom George also knows what it takes and has Whats Happening in the line-up while Alan King runs both Bless The Wings and Midnight Appeal with Choc Thornton on the latter. It will be interesting to see how Ardkilly Witness gets on in this grade but Richard Newland's novice would probably prefer a stiffer test of stamina. Paul Nicholls' pair BURY PARADE and Grandioso were first and second over 2m6f at Ascot last time. The latter is better off at the weights today but we still fancy the relatively unexposed top weight to confirm the form and prove his class by grabbing this big prize as the step up to 3m on this sharp course shouldn't be a problem. Baile Anrai may be best of the rest as Standing Ovation is probably in the handicapper's grip now.

Formwatch

Bally Legend 9-2 (11-4) Held up, headway on inside over 3f out, not much room brielfy over 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on, no impression on winner, 2nd of 14, 2l behind Caulfields Venture (11-4) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.

Bury Parade (IRE) 11-2 (11-6) Tracked leaders on outside, led before 2 out, clear before last, kept on strongly, won at Ascot 2m 5f hcp chs (2) hvy in Jan beating Grandioso (11-5) by 5l, 7 ran.

Tour Des Champs (FR) 14-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, blundered badly and lost place 8th, well behind 15th, soon pulled up, in a race won by Mountainous (10-0) at Chepstow 3m 5f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) hvy in Dec, 20 ran.

Midnight Appeal 7-1 (11-12) Held up in last trio, headway to chase leaders 7th, left in narrow lead and badly hampered 3 out, ridden and headed 2 out, chased winner and stayed on flat, always just held, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Triangular (10-11) at Kempton 3m hcp chs 0-140 (3) hvy.

Ardkilly Witness (IRE) 9-2fav (11-2) Mid-division, headway after 12th, jumped right and mistake 18th, led before 2 out, jumped right and headed last, no impression towards finish, 2nd of 10, 3l behind Relax (11-1) at Sandown 3m hcp chs (2) hvy.

Niceonefrankie 14-1 (10-13) Tracked leader, ridden before 4 out, no extra from 2 out, 5th of 15, 15l behind The Rainbow Hunter (10-9) at Doncaster 3m listed hcp chs (1) sft in Jan.

Planet of Sound 10-1 (11-12) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd 8th, led next, made rest, over 4 lengths clear 4 out, stayed on gamely, won at Kempton 3m hcp chs 0-145 (2) sft in Jan beating Jump City (11-0) by 2l, 8 ran.

Standing Ovation (IRE) 15-8fav (11-0) Prominent on outside, led briefly 9th, mistake next, ridden and outpaced after 3 out, weakened before last, 7th of 10, 18l behind Handy Andy (10-5) at Cheltenham 3m am hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd in Nov.

Jump City (FR) 8-1 (11-1) In rear, headway 16th, ridden after 4 out, no extra 2 out, 6th of 10, 24l behind Relax (11-1) at Sandown 3m hcp chs (2) hvy.

Grandioso (IRE) 4-1fav (11-5) Tracked leaders on inside, not fluent 5th, travelling well after 3 out, went 2nd approaching 2 out, stayed on same pace, no chance with winner but well clear of 3rd, 2nd of 7, 5l behind Bury Parade (11-6) at Ascot 2m 5f hcp chs (2) hvy in Jan.

Baile Anrai (IRE) 25-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, headway before 7 out on outer, chased winner run-in, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 15, 1 1/2l behind The Rainbow Hunter (10-9) at Doncaster 3m listed hcp chs (1) sft in Jan.

Whats Happening (IRE) 9-1 (11-7) Led until 2nd, tracked leaders, not fluent 2 out, soon switched right, edged left when close 2nd after last, no impression on winner towards finish, 2nd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Edmund Kean (11-2) at Leicester 2m 7f (3) sft in Jan.

Bless The Wings (IRE) 13-2 (11-0) Held up in last pair, headway to chase leaders before 15th, went 2nd next, lost 2nd 3 out, soon pushed along, stayed on same pace in 4th from 2 out, 4th of 7, 10l behind Houblon Des Obeaux (11-6) at Ascot 3m listed hcp chs (1) sft in Dec.