Shawbrook Bank Graduation Chase 2m 5f 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 5f 110y, Class 2, 4 runners)
  • Winner £15,640 2nd £4,620 3rd £2,310 4th £1,155 5th £578 6th £290
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 52.95s
  • Off time: 13:30:20
Full result
Result 13:30 Ascot
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Cedre Bleu 5/4j

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 1264-16
ROYAL BLUE, WHITE chevron, hooped sleeves, WHITE cap Solix (FR) 34
  • T:Ian Williams
  • J:P J Brennan
  • Form: 1264-16
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 150
  • Naps:
6 161 11-7 Ian Williams P J Brennan 150 5/4j
2 202-P51
Dark Green, Red cross belts and armlets, quartered cap Brass Tax (IRE) 41
  • T:B I Case
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 202-P51
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 129
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 B I Case A P McCoy 129 8/1
3 12/150-4
DARK GREEN, WHITE chevron, LIGHT GREEN sleeves, DARK GREEN and WHITE check cap Cedre Bleu (FR) 23
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 12/150-4
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0pt
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 pt P F Nicholls R Walsh 135 5/4j
4 334/13-F
Red, White epaulets, hooped sleeves and cap On Trend (IRE) 21
  • T:N J Gifford
  • J:Tom Cannon
  • Form: 334/13-F
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 128
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 N J Gifford Tom Cannon 128 12/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Aerial (FR)
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:R Walsh
5 11-7 P F Nicholls R Walsh 2/1
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In depth

Verdict

Solix probably has the best form in this, winning here and at Haydock last season for Nicky Henderson. He was successful on his first start for Ian Williams in France in October before being found out in Grade 2 company at Auteuil last month but has to give 7lb to CEDRE BLEU. The latter made a pleasing reappearance behind Sizing Santiago in a handicap at Newbury but may just have found the 2m7f a little too far. This should be just about perfect and he gets the nod. Brass Tax dead-heated in a novices' handicap at Market Rasen last time but shouldn't be good enough here while On Trend fell at Newbury earlier this month and lacks the experience of the principals.

Formwatch

Cedre Bleu (FR) 5-2fav (11-12) Led until 6th, remained prominent, every chance 3 out, soon under pressure, no extra from last, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Sizing Santiago (10-13) at Newbury 2m 6f hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Nov.

Brass Tax (IRE) 6-1 (11-9) Tracked leader, ridden to lead 2 out, driven out and joined post, won at Market Rasen 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Nov deadheating with Alpine Breeze (11-12), 7 ran.

On Trend (IRE) 17-2 (10-9) Held up in rear when fell 5 out, in a race won by Ulck Du Lin (10-2) at Newbury 2m 1f hcp chs 0-145 (2) gs, 15 ran.

Solix (FR) 8-1 (10-3) 6th of 8, 8l behind Tir Au But (9-13) at Auteuil(FR) 2m 5f hdl G2 (1) hvy in Nov.