Read Nicholls And McCain Exclusively On Betfair Handicap Chase 3m 4f

  • (4yo+, 3m 4f, Class 3, 15 runners)
  • Winner £16,245 2nd £4,770 3rd £2,385 4th £1,192
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 7m 34.60s
  • Off time: 15:40:30
Full result
Result 15:40 Haydock Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 14 Monsieur Cadou 12/1
2nd 11 Jaunty Journey ½ 8/1
3rd 3 Trigger The Light 25/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 12/16P1-
Red and Purple (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Red cap Master Overseer (IRE) 252
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:T Scudamore
  • Form: 12/16P1-
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-12pt
  • OR: 133
  • Naps:
9 166 11-12 pt D Pipe T Scudamore 133 5/1f
2 698532/
Red, white triple diamond, red sleeves, white spots, red cap, white diamond Nenuphar Collonges (FR) 678
  • T:L Corcoran
  • J:S Thomas
  • Form: 698532/
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-6b
  • OR: 127
  • Naps:
11 160 11-6 b L Corcoran S Thomas 127 25/1
3 45/1731-
Mauve, Dark Blue diamond, Mauve and Maroon striped sleeves, Dark Blue and Mauve quartered cap Trigger The Light 258
  • T:A King
  • J:W Hutchinson
  • Form: 45/1731-
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
11 158 11-4 A King W Hutchinson 125 25/1
4 121121
Red, dark green sleeves, white armlets, white cap, red spots Ballybough Gorta (IRE) 24
  • T:P Bowen
  • J:J E Moore
  • Form: 121121
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-1p
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
5 155 11-1 p P Bowen J E Moore 122 9/1
5 PP2/P1P-
Red, Yellow sash, Brown sleeves, Yellow cap, Red star Mark The Book (IRE) 266
  • T:B I Case
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: PP2/P1P-
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-0t
  • OR: 121
  • Naps:
11 154 11-0 t B I Case J M Maguire 121 20/1
6 36807-P
Yellow, Black Cross of Lorraine, Black sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap, Black star Pettifour (IRE) 191
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 36807-P
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
10 153 10-13 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 120 6/1
7 F122-P3
Yellow, red stars, striped sleeves and star on cap Wide Receiver (IRE) 18
  • T:C E Longsdon
  • J:Felix De Giles
  • Form: F122-P3
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-12t
  • OR: 119
  • Naps:
9 152 10-12 t C E Longsdon Felix De Giles 119 13/2
8 01172-3
Pink, White and Emerald Green hooped sleeves, Emerald Green cap Bellflower Boy (IRE) 27
  • T:Dr R D P Newland
  • J:T J O'Brien
  • Form: 01172-3
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-11bt
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
9 151 10-11 bt Dr R D P Newland T J O'Brien 118 7/1
9 1P1PP-8
Emerald Green, White sleeves, Red stars, Red cap Victory Gunner (IRE) 20
  • T:R Lee
  • J:M G Nolan
  • Form: 1P1PP-8
  • Age: 14
  • Weight: 10-10
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
14 150 10-10 R Lee M G Nolan (5) 117 50/1
10 277-R16
Black, Yellow epaulets, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Rebel Swing 20
  • T:Mrs S J Smith
  • J:Ryan Mania
  • Form: 277-R16
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-8
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
6 148 10-8 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 115 20/1
11 2342-43
Dark Blue, Grey stars, Grey sleeves, Dark Blue stars Jaunty Journey 23
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form: 2342-43
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-5
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
9 145 10-5 N A Twiston-Davies B Hughes 112 8/1
12 131P-82
EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap Super Ally (IRE) 20
  • T:A Parker
  • J:Timmy Murphy
  • Form: 131P-82
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-3
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
7 143 10-3 A Parker Timmy Murphy 110 10/1
13 535FP-P
Light blue, orange stars on sleeves, light blue cap, orange star Etxalar (FR) 8
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:P Buchanan
  • Form: 535FP-P
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-2t1
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
9 142 10-2 t1 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 109 33/1
14 22434-F
Dark Blue, Red hoop and collar, Red cap Monsieur Cadou (FR) 23
  • T:T R George
  • J:P J Brennan
  • Form: 22434-F
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
7 140 10-0 T R George P J Brennan 105 12/1
15 22865-9
Black and Light Blue check, Black sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Red cap Dusky Bob (IRE) 21
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:James Best
  • Form: 22865-9
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
7 140 10-0 B Ellison James Best (5) 105 12/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Neptune Equester
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:Danny Cook
8 11-12 B Ellison Danny Cook 9/2
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In depth

Verdict

This will take some getting in the conditions but neither trip nor ground will be a concern for the incredibly tough Ballybough Gorta. He's been a revelation since joining Peter Bowen and has now won five of his last seven including when battling to victory over 3m here last month. Another 7lb rise takes him to 50lb higher than when gaining the first of those victories and this could prove a step too far. Wide Receiver has won over further than this and the assessor has given him a chance so he's expected to go well while Bellflower Boy is another who looks on a decent mark and can get competitive. MASTER OVERSEER always goes well fresh so the lack of a run shouldn't pose a problem. He's reappearing after landing the Midlands National at Uttoxeter in March and is taken to make a winning return to action. Trigger The Light is another coming back off a break and he was in fine form when last seen in the spring scoring at Warwick though his best form has been on quicker ground.

Formwatch

Monsieur Cadou (FR) 9-4fav (10-13) Held up in rear, fell 14th, in a race won by Present To You (10-11) at Stratford 3m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft, 5 ran.

Jaunty Journey 5-1 (11-6) Tracked winner, ridden after 3 out, lost 2nd before last, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 6, 8l behind Arkose (10-5) at Hereford 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs.

Trigger The Light 4-1 (11-6) Always prominent, ridden after 3 out, challenged 2 out, bumped last, led towards finish, won at Warwick 3m 5f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Mar beating Causing Chaos (11-0) by 1/2l, 8 ran.

Dusky Bob (IRE) 6-1 (10-5) Towards rear, pushed along 7th, soon weakened, 9th of 14, 44l behind Trustan Times (11-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs.

Pettifour (IRE) 11-1 (11-7) Towards rear, behind and ridden 12th, pulled up before 16th, in a race won by Fairoak Lad (11-4) at Ludlow 3m 1f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in May, 15 ran.

Etxalar (FR) 33-1 (10-0) Towards rear, dropped to rear before 12th, tailed off 15th, pulled up soon after, in a race won by Swing Bill (11-4) at Cheltenham 3m am hcp chs 0-140 (3) gs, 14 ran.

Super Ally (IRE) 14-1 (10-2) Close up, led 11th, ridden and headed run-in, kept on, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Harouet (11-3) at Carlisle 3m 2f hcp chs 0-135 (3) hvy.

Victory Gunner (IRE) 18-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, went 2nd before 7 out, challenged 4 out, weakened next, 8th of 9, well behind Harouet (11-3) at Carlisle 3m 2f hcp chs 0-135 (3) hvy.

Ballybough Gorta (IRE) 6-1 (11-2) Tracked leader, led 2nd, headed 5th, lost place after 9th, pushed along to chase leaders before 12th, led 5 out, clear after 2 out, stayed on strongly, won at Haydock 3m hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Oct beating Satou (11-2) by 7l, 7 ran.

Rebel Swing 15-2 (10-11) Led, pecked and headed 9th, pushed along and blundered 6 out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 26l behind Harouet (11-3) at Carlisle 3m 2f hcp chs 0-135 (3) hvy.

Bellflower Boy (IRE) 22-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, ridden and edged left after 2 out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Ely Brown (9-10) at Aintree 3m hcp hdl (2) sft in Oct.

Wide Receiver (IRE) 9-2 (11-3) Led 1st until after 3rd, prominent, ridden and lost 2nd before 3 out, no impression on front pair when not fluent last, 3rd of 10, 14l behind Richard's Sundance (11-5) at Exeter 3m hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs.

Master Overseer (IRE) 11-1 (10-3) Led until 1st, with leader, led approaching 4 out, headed before 2 out, led again flat, very game effort, won at Uttoxeter 4m 1f lstd hcp chs (1) gs in Mar beating Major Malarkey (10-5) by 3/4l, 16 ran.

Nenuphar Collonges (FR) 7-2 (12-7) Jnd ldrs 8; led 13 til hdd app 3 out; rallied flat; just failed, 2nd of 15, nk behind Offshore Account (12-0) at Black Forest Lodge 3m ptp gs in Jan '11.

Mark The Book (IRE) 14-1 (10-5) Held up, mistake 8th, behind when not fluent 13th, tailed off 16th, pulled up after, in a race won by Marufo (10-4) at Newbury 3m 2f hcp chs 0-145 (2) gd in Mar, 10 ran.