Ladbroke (Listed Handicap Hurdle) 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, Class 1, 21 runners)
  • Winner £84,405 2nd £31,800 3rd £15,915 4th £7,950 5th £3,990 6th £1,995 7th £990 8th £510
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 11.50s
  • Off time: 15:10:34
Full result
Result 15:10 Ascot
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 6 Cause Of Causes 25/1
2nd 1 Petit Robin 4 25/1
3rd 15 Dan Breen 25/1
4th 8 Double Ross 11 14/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 U/39-511
Light Blue, Black stripe, White sleeves, Black cap Petit Robin (FR) 14
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:Mr N De Boinville
  • Form: U/39-511
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 155
  • Naps:
9 166 11-12 N J Henderson Mr N De Boinville (7) 155 25/1
2 11FU-31
Red, Emerald Green disc, Emerald Green sleeves, Red stars Balder Succes (FR) 28
  • T:A King
  • J:R Thornton
  • Form: 11FU-31
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 147
  • Naps:
4 158 11-4 A King R Thornton 147 7/1
3 31115-2
Light blue, dark blue chevrons and sleeves, dark blue and light blue quartered cap Cash And Go (IRE) 34
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 31115-2
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 145
  • Naps:
5 156 11-2 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 145 11/2f
4 42F50-1
Royal Blue, White hoops, Maroon sleeves and cap Olofi (FR) 34
  • T:T R George
  • J:P J Brennan
  • Form: 42F50-1
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-1pt
  • OR: 144
  • Naps:
6 155 11-1 pt T R George P J Brennan 144 9/1
5 227/243
Black and Light Blue check, Black sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Red cap Bothy 21
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:Patrick Corbett
  • Form: 227/243
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 142
  • Naps:
6 153 10-13 B Ellison Patrick Corbett (7) 142 25/1
6 712613
Pink, White hollow box Cause Of Causes (USA) 34
  • T:G Elliott
  • J:D J Condon
  • Form: 712613
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 142
  • Naps:
4 153 10-13 G Elliott D J Condon 142 25/1
7 201316
Red, yellow hoops, red sleeves, yellow stars on cap Rattan (USA) 34
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:D E Mullins
  • Form: 201316
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 142
  • Naps:
7 153 10-13 W P Mullins D E Mullins 142 14/1
8 2-32F14
Red, White disc, diabolo on sleeves Double Ross (IRE) 28
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 2-32F14
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 142
  • Naps:
6 153 10-13 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 142 14/1
9 2F11-
Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Ranjaan (FR) 338
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 2F11-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12t1
  • OR: 141
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 t1 P F Nicholls R Walsh 141 8/1
10 21218-2
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap It's A Gimme (IRE) 49
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 21218-2
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
5 151 10-11 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 140 8/1
11 3151-62
Emerald green, yellow hoops, emerald green and yellow quartered cap Princeton Plains (IRE) 93
  • T:E P Harty
  • J:N P Madden
  • Form: 3151-62
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-10
  • OR: 139
  • Naps:
6 150 10-10 E P Harty N P Madden 139 25/1
12 104-148
Pink, large Purple spots, hooped sleeves Urbain De Sivola (FR) 41
  • T:Nick Williams
  • J:Nick Scholfield
  • Form: 104-148
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR: 138
  • Naps:
4 149 10-9 Nick Williams Nick Scholfield 138 20/1
13 21147-0
Yellow, pink sleeves, mauve diamonds, pink cap, mauve diamond Kazlian (FR) 34
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:T Scudamore
  • Form: 21147-0
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-6
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
4 146 10-6 D Pipe T Scudamore 135 16/1
14 F12P72
Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Royal Blue cap Thomas Edison (IRE) 49
  • T:A J Martin
  • J:M P Walsh
  • Form: F12P72
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-6t
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
5 146 10-6 t A J Martin M P Walsh 135 33/1
15 203-P33
Black, White hoops and sleeves, hooped cap Dan Breen (IRE) 8
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:F J Hayes
  • Form: 203-P33
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-6p
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
7 146 10-6 p D Pipe F J Hayes (10) 135 25/1
16 1217-1
EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Lyvius 23
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:Jeremiah McGrath
  • Form: 1217-1
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-6
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
4 146 10-6 N J Henderson Jeremiah McGrath (5) 135 14/1
17 268P-52
Maroon, Light Blue and Brown hooped sleeves, quartered cap Rigidity 43
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 268P-52
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-4pt
  • OR: 133
  • Naps:
5 144 10-4 pt Tim Vaughan R Johnson 133 25/1
18 7638-25
Light Green, Dark Green Chevrons, Red Sleeves, dark green Cap Bar De Ligne (FR) 28
  • T:S Gollings
  • J:D C Costello
  • Form: 7638-25
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-4
  • OR: 133
  • Naps:
6 144 10-4 S Gollings D C Costello 133 33/1
19 9P-1902
Dark Blue and Light Blue stripes, Black and Red striped cap First In The Queue (IRE) 29
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:A Tinkler
  • Form: 9P-1902
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-3
  • OR: 132
  • Naps:
5 143 10-3 N J Henderson A Tinkler 132 66/1
20 3216-3F
Black, red braces, red cap First Avenue 42
  • T:Mrs L J Mongan
  • J:Tom Cannon
  • Form: 3216-3F
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-2
  • OR: 131
  • Naps:
7 142 10-2 Mrs L J Mongan Tom Cannon (3) 131 25/1
21 21146-2
Light Green, Dark Green chevrons, Red sleeves, White and Red striped cap Into Wain (USA) 14
  • T:S Gollings
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form: 21146-2
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-1
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
5 141 10-1 S Gollings B Hughes 130 16/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Raya Star (IRE)
  • T:A King
  • J:W Hutchinson
5 10-1 A King W Hutchinson 12/1
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In depth

Verdict

Second-season hurdlers have an appalling record in this race which is a worrying trend for supporters of last month's Haydock scorer Balder Success, Gerry Feilden winner Lyvius and the returning Ranjaan. The latter will be worth keeping in mind for one of these big handicaps later in the season however. Olofi was raised 8lb after winning at Cheltenham and runner-up Cash And Go is now 4lb better off. He looks the pick of Nicky Henderson's quartet as top weight Petit Robin would have to be a very smart performer to complete his hat-trick under a welter burden on ground this soft. IT'S A GIMME only found last year's winner Raya Star too good on his reappearance over C&D and, given he stays further, shouldn't be stopping at the end of this. AP McCoy has opted to ride the Jonjo O'Neill gelding ahead of Guinness Hurdle second Princeton Plains and Tony Martin's Down Royal runner-up Thomas Edison so he gets the nod. Rigidity, second 12 months ago off a similar mark and runner-up at Musselburgh last month, could be best of the rest though Dan Breen has done well since being put back over hurdles and Into Wain could figure off bottom weight.

Formwatch

Cause Of Causes (USA) 12-1 (11-0) Held up behind, headway 3 out, chased leaders before last, ridden and staying on when not clear run and switched left flat, went 3rd towards finish, not reached leaders, 3rd of 18, 4l behind Olofi (10-11) at Cheltenham 2m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) sft in Nov.

Petit Robin (FR) 11-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, led before 2 out, strongly challenged after last, all out, just held on, won at Sandown 2m Listed hcp hdl (1) sft beating Into Wain (10-2) by ns, 12 ran.

Dan Breen (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) In touch, headway 3 out, went 2nd approaching next, led narrowly between last 2, headed and 1 length down when stumbled and almost unseated rider last, soon lost place, kept on same pace, 3rd of 17, 20l behind Dark Lover (11-8) at Cheltenham 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) hvy.

Double Ross (IRE) 4-1fav (11-10) Led, ridden and hit last, headed run-in, lost 2nd last 100 yards, no extra, 4th of 12, 7l behind Yesyoucan (10-12) at Haydock 2m 4f hcp hdl (2) sft in Nov.

First Avenue 10-1 (11-2) Held up in last pair, good headway on inside to chase leading pair 2 out, ridden to challenge in 2nd and every chance when fell last, in a race won by General Ting (10-3) at Sandown 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Nov, 12 ran.

Princeton Plains (IRE) 5-2fav (11-7) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in close 4th and not clear run 2 out, stayed on to challenge approaching last, strongly pressed winner in 2nd run-in, no extra last strides, 2nd of 10, nk behind Lough Ferrib (10-12) at Listowel 2m hcp hdl hvy in Sep.

Bar De Ligne (FR) 10-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, headway before 4 out, went 5th 3 out, weakened before last, 5th of 12, 14l behind Yesyoucan (10-12) at Haydock 2m 4f hcp hdl (2) sft in Nov.

Into Wain (USA) 15-2 (10-2) Mid-division, headway 2 out, soon chasing leaders, every chance after last, just failed, 2nd of 12, ns behind Petit Robin (11-5) at Sandown 2m Listed hcp hdl (1) sft.

Urbain De Sivola (FR) 12-1 (10-7) 8th of 9, well behind Esmondo (10-7) at Auteuil(FR) 2m 3f 4yo hdl Grade 1 (1) hvy in Nov.

Thomas Edison (IRE) 7-1 (10-6) Waited with, improved travelling well to track leaders from 2 out, struggling to get to winner when not fluent and kept on same pace from last, 2nd of 13, 4l behind Beef To The Heels (9-3) at Down Royal 2m hcp hdl 0-150 gs in Nov.

First In The Queue (IRE) 16-1 (10-5) Held up towards rear, headway from 2 out, went 2nd flat, stayed on, not able to get to winner, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Petit Robin (11-9) at Ascot 2m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) sft in Nov.

Ranjaan (FR) 7-2fav (10-5) Raced keenly, held up mid-division, switched outside approaching 3rd, headway 5th, led when not fluent 2 out, hard pressed when not fluent again last, ridden out flat, won at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-145 (2) gs in Jan beating Third Intention (11-12) by 3 1/2l, 12 ran.

Rattan (USA) 25-1 (11-3) Towards rear, headway after 4 out, chased leaders after 2 out, kept on same pace on stands side rail approaching last, no impression, 6th of 18, 6l behind Olofi (10-11) at Cheltenham 2m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) sft in Nov.

Kazlian (FR) 9-1 (10-11) In touch, mistake 4 out, weakened after 2 out, 14th of 18, 39l behind Olofi (10-11) at Cheltenham 2m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) sft in Nov.

Olofi (FR) 8-1 (10-11) Mid-division on outside, headway 4 out, went 3rd 2 out, effort when not much room on stands side rail and switched left before last, led soon after, stayed on well flat, won at Cheltenham 2m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) sft in Nov beating Cash And Go (11-2) by 2 1/2l, 18 ran.

Balder Succes (FR) 1-2fav (11-2) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd before 3 out, led before last, stayed on strongly and drew clear run-in, ridden out, won at Haydock 2m 4yo hdl (2) sft in Nov beating Hollow Tree (11-6) by 6l, 4 ran.

Bothy 10-1 (11-7) Led to 2nd, led after 4 out, headed before 2 out, weakened before last, 3rd of 4, 33l behind Countrywide Flame (11-7) at Newcastle 2m hdl G1 (1) hvy.

Lyvius 7-2 (10-7) Chased leaders, led 2 out, ridden clear last, comfortably, won at Newbury 2m lst hcp hdl (0-150) (1) sft in Nov beating Edgardo Sol (11-3) by 2l, 6 ran.

Rigidity 85-40 (11-1) Chased leaders, went 2nd after 4th, hit next, no chance when lost 2nd approaching 4 out, rallied to 2nd again approaching last, never any chance with unchallenged winner, 2nd of 6, 11l behind Kie (10-7) at Musselburgh 2m beg chs (3) gd in Nov.

It's A Gimme (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) Held up in touch in mid-division, headway to chase leaders approaching 2 out, chased winner and strong challenge flat, every chance until found no extra towards finish, 2nd of 15, 1/2l behind Raya Star (11-12) at Ascot 2m Listed hcp hdl (1) gs in Nov.

Cash And Go (IRE) 6-1 (11-2) Mid-division, headway before 3 out, effort on inside approaching last, went 2nd flat, kept on, not reach winner, 2nd of 18, 2 1/2l behind Olofi (10-11) at Cheltenham 2m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) sft in Nov.