Racing Plus 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: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 5.30s
  • Off time: 15:52:45
Full result
Result 15:50 Kempton Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 10 Opening Batsman 12/1
2nd 4 Rolling Aces 2 4/1
3rd 9 Duke Of Lucca 6 10/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 4P/33F7-
White, Royal Blue epaulets, White sleeves, Red spots, Royal Blue cap What A Friend 317
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:Harry Derham
  • Form: 4P/33F7-
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 161
  • Naps:
10 166 11-12 P F Nicholls Harry Derham (5) 161 25/1
2 3515-64
Dark Green and Beige (quartered), hooped sleeves, check cap Nacarat (FR) 77
  • T:T R George
  • J:P J Brennan
  • Form: 3515-64
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 11-6t
  • OR: 155
  • Naps:
12 160 11-6 t T R George P J Brennan 155 10/1
3 87-1U35
Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Roberto Goldback (IRE) 21
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 87-1U35
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 154
  • Naps:
11 159 11-5 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 154 12/1
4 20-4311
Royal blue, orange star, royal blue sleeves, orange stars and cap Rolling Aces (IRE) 59
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 20-4311
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 149
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 P F Nicholls R Walsh 149 4/1
5 201-P40
WHITE, RED braces, EMERALD GREEN and WHITE check sleeves, WHITE cap, RED star Hector's Choice (FR) 21
  • T:R Lee
  • J:J E Moore
  • Form: 201-P40
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 147
  • Naps:
9 152 10-12 R Lee J E Moore 147 33/1
6 175-P80
Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star Quantitativeeasing (IRE) 28
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:A Tinkler
  • Form: 175-P80
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 147
  • Naps:
8 152 10-12 N J Henderson A Tinkler 147 20/1
7 131P/PP-
ROYAL BLUE, WHITE star, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, WHITE stars and stars on cap Quinz (FR) 449
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 131P/PP-
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR: 144
  • Naps:
9 149 10-9 P J Hobbs R Johnson 144 12/1
8 11F2-11
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Wyck Hill (IRE) 63
  • T:D G Bridgwater
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 11F2-11
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR: 142
  • Naps:
9 147 10-7 D G Bridgwater A P McCoy 142 3/1f
9 2511-20
RED, BLACK star, striped sleeves, YELLOW cap, BLACK star Duke Of Lucca (IRE) 84
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:T J O'Brien
  • Form: 2511-20
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-5t
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
8 145 10-5 t P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 140 10/1
10 1-60121
Purple, white chevron, emerald green sleeves, white cap, purple star Opening Batsman (IRE) 37
  • T:H Fry
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: 1-60121
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-5
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
7 145 10-5 H Fry N Fehily 140 12/1
11 1-23413
Red, Emerald Green star, hooped sleeves, Red cap, Emerald Green star Same Difference (IRE) 14
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 1-23413
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-2
  • OR: 137
  • Naps:
7 142 10-2 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 137 6/1
12 4-13116
Royal blue, light blue stars on sleeves Mister Hyde (IRE) 21
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:Maurice Linehan
  • Form: 4-13116
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-0v
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
8 140 10-0 v Jonjo O'Neill Maurice Linehan (5) 135 25/1
13 P1/401-3
RED, DARK BLUE seams, WHITE sleeves, DARK BLUE seams, DARK BLUE cap, WHITE star Summery Justice (IRE) 21
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: P1/401-3
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 133
  • Naps:
9 140 10-0 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 133 16/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Nacarat (FR)
  • T:T R George
  • J:P J Brennan
11 11-8 T R George P J Brennan 9/2
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In depth

Verdict

Philip Hobbs has farmed this valuable handicap in recent years but 2011 winner Quinz has failed to complete in three runs since that victory and Duke Of Lucca may find this an insufficient test of stamina. Paul Nicholls has saddled the favourite in the last five years and Rolling Aces will be popular with punters here. Progressive, he's on a hat-trick and should confirm latest Wincanton running with Opening Batsman while last year's winner Nacarat has been targeted at the race again and should be thereabouts. He can confirm 2012 form with Hector's Choice. This is an easy track so Quantitativeeasing has a chance of getting home and is feasibly weighted if doing so but it must be significant that McCoy prefers J P McManus' other runner WYCK HILL. David Bridgwater has no qualms about going to war with the big boys if he thinks he has the ammunition and his nine-year-old looks a blot on the handicap on his defeat of Gold Cup hopeful Katenko at Ascot in December when Roberto Goldback was a remote third. Summery Justice is a couple of pounds out of the handicap but ran a nice race on his reappearance and could run into a place.

Formwatch

Opening Batsman (IRE) 3-1 (11-1) Made all, ridden approaching 3 out, edged right before last, driven out, won at Wincanton 2m 5f Novice Handicap Chase (0-140) (5yo+) (3) sft in Jan beating Howard's Legacy (10-10) by 1 1/2l, 5 ran.

Rolling Aces (IRE) 4-7fav (11-6) In touch, headway 7th, led 10th, ridden 3 out, stayed on well, won at Wincanton 2m 5f nov chs (3) hvy in Dec beating Opening Batsman (11-3) by 11l, 7 ran.

Duke Of Lucca (IRE) 14-1 (10-4) Mid-division on outside, outpaced 5 out, weakened next, 11th of 19, well behind Bobs Worth (11-6) at Newbury 3m 2f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) gs in Dec.

Quinz (FR) 5-1 (11-7) Tracked leader until 11th, soon lost place, behind when pulled up before 15th, in a race won by Golan Way (11-5) at Sandown 3m Listed chs (1) gs in Dec '11, 5 ran.

Roberto Goldback (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Behind, slow 9th, weakened 15th, soon beaten, 5th of 7, 42l behind On Trend (9-12) at Sandown 3m hcp chs (2) hvy.

Same Difference (IRE) 9-1 (11-5) Led, joined 10th, narrowly headed 2 out, chased winner, one pace in 3rd and and held when slightly hampered at elbow final 110 yards, 3rd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Unioniste (11-4) at Newbury 3m nov chs (3) sft.

Hector's Choice (FR) 66-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, headway 7th, weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off, 11th of 14, well behind Medinas (10-10) at Ffos Las 2m 4f ltd hcp hdl (2) hvy.

What A Friend 9-1 (11-7) Mid-division, blundered 15th, outpaced 4 out, never able to challenge, 7th of 11, 17l behind Follow The Plan (11-7) at Aintree 3m 1f Grade 1 chs (1) gs in Apr.

Summery Justice (IRE) 13-2 (10-4) In touch, under pressure 15th, chased leaders 3 out, no extra closing stages, 3rd of 7, 9l behind On Trend (9-12) at Sandown 3m hcp chs (2) hvy.

Quantitativeeasing (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Held up, always behind, 10th of 16, 44l behind Katenko (10-13) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp chs G3 (1) hvy in Jan.

Wyck Hill (IRE) 4-1 (10-0) Led until 2nd, pressed leader, led again 4th until 8th, stayed pressing, led agin after 3 out, stayed on strongly from last, won at Ascot 3m listed hcp chs (1) hvy in Dec beating Katenko (10-1) by 4l, 6 ran.

Nacarat (FR) 7-1 (11-12) Prominent on outside, hit 12th (canal turn), jumped right and struggling from next (valentines), remote in 4th from 3 out, tailed off, 4th of 9, well behind Little Josh (10-9) at Aintree 2m 5f hcp chs (2) hvy in Dec.

Mister Hyde (IRE) 9-2 (10-7) Led until 10th, led again 12th, headed approaching 3 out, weakened next, 6th of 7, 44l behind On Trend (9-12) at Sandown 3m hcp chs (2) hvy.