Ultima's David Gardiner And John Armstrong Handicap Chase 2m 1f

  • (5yo+, 2m 1f, Class 3, 5 runners)
  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 10.37s
  • Off time: 17:15:33
Full result
Result 17:15 Newbury
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Prince Of Dreams 7/2
2nd 3 Sands Cove 15 2/1f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 26-3U28
Black, pink chevron, white sleeves, pink cap Prince Of Dreams 21
  • T:E De Giles
  • J:Felix De Giles
  • Form: 26-3U28
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 E De Giles Felix De Giles 122 7/2
2 411834
White, Emerald Green hoops, White sleeves, Emerald Green stars, Black cap Alwaystheoptimist 114
  • T:P W Middleton
  • J:Kielan Woods
  • Form: 411834
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
11 164 11-10 P W Middleton Kielan Woods (3) 120 11/2
3 3F4643
Dark Blue, Beige chevron Sands Cove (IRE) 15
  • T:C J Mann
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 3F4643
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-10t
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
7 164 11-10 t C J Mann S Twiston-Davies 120 2/1f
5 14-2406
Red and Emerald Green diabolo, Red sleeves, Emerald Green spots, Emerald Green cap, Red spots Olympian Boy (IRE) 100
  • T:Mrs S Leech
  • J:R P Mclernon
  • Form: 14-2406
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
10 156 11-2 Mrs S Leech R P Mclernon 112 8/1
6 784971
Black, white braces, striped sleeves, red cap Dark And Dangerous (IRE) 17
  • T:B G Powell
  • J:Brendan Powell
  • Form: 784971
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-13v
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
6 153 10-13 v B G Powell Brendan Powell 109 5/2

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
4 87/P526
Overclear 14
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:V R A Dartnall
  • J:Mr Matthew Hampton
  • Form: 87/P526
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 11-9h
  • OR: 119
  • Naps:
12 119 h V R A Dartnall Mr Matthew Hampton 119 NR

In depth

Verdict

Dark And Dangerous ended a poor run of form with victory at Catterick earlier this month but that was a poor contest and more will be needed here off a 4lb higher mark. Prince Of Dreams is often let down by his jumping but Alwaystheoptimist is back on a winning mark, though hasn't had a run since November. SANDS COVE probably ran his best race since arriving in this country when third to Greywell Boy at Sandown last time. The better going here will suit and he can land this for Charlie Mann with neither Overclear nor Olympian Boy showing much so far this term.

Formwatch

Overclear 12-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, went 3rd 8th until before 3 out, weakened soon after, tailed off, 6th of 10, 48l behind Midnight Sail (11-12) at Sandown 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs.

Prince Of Dreams 9-1 (10-4) Tracked leader until 2nd, stayed handy, lost place before 4 out, weakened approaching next, 8th of 9, 45l behind Doeslessthanme (11-1) at Doncaster 2m hcp chs 0-145 (2) gd.

Sands Cove (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Tracked leading trio until 5th, effort and squeezed through soon after 3 out, stayed on to 3rd at the last, kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Greywell Boy (11-9) at Sandown 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft.

Dark And Dangerous (IRE) 9-4fav (11-12) Made all, pressed 4 out, ridden before last, held on well, won at Catterick 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs beating Force Of Habit (10-1) by 1 1/4l, 5 ran.

Olympian Boy (IRE) 9-1 (11-8) Always towards rear, 6th of 8, 18l behind Zaru (11-11) at Newcastle 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Dec.

Alwaystheoptimist 13-2 (10-12) In rear, blundered 4 out, soon went remote 4th, never dangerous, 4th of 7, 19l behind Workbench (10-9) at Taunton 2m nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Nov.