freebets.com Trophy Chase (Grade 3 Handicap) 2m 5f

  • (5yo+, 2m 5f, Class 1, 10 runners)
  • Winner £28,475 2nd £10,685 3rd £5,350 4th £2,665 5th £1,340 6th £670
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 36.70s
  • Off time: 13:50:19
Full result
Result 13:50 Cheltenham
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Wishfull Thinking 9/1
2nd 2 Double Ross 3/1f
3rd 6 Tap Night 5 9/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 133-662
Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Wishfull Thinking 49
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 133-662
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-12t
  • OR: 156
  • Naps:
11 166 11-12 t P J Hobbs R Johnson 156 9/1
2 613211
Red, White disc, diabolo on sleeves Double Ross (IRE) 24
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 613211
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 148
  • Naps:
8 158 11-4 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 148 3/1f
3 6-78114
Yellow, Mauve spots on sleeves Renard (FR) 7
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:S Thomas
  • Form: 6-78114
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 143
  • Naps:
9 153 10-13 Miss V Williams S Thomas 143 16/1
4 F14-722
ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots Cedre Bleu (FR) 24
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:D A Jacob
  • Form: F14-722
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-13bt
  • OR: 143
  • Naps:
7 153 10-13 bt P F Nicholls D A Jacob 143 8/1
5 5F-0403
DARK BLUE, MAROON star, MAROON cap Kumbeshwar 24
  • T:A King
  • J:W Hutchinson
  • Form: 5F-0403
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-13b
  • OR: 143
  • Naps:
7 153 10-13 b A King W Hutchinson 143 16/1
6 522-288
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Tap Night (USA) 42
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 522-288
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 142
  • Naps:
7 152 10-12 Miss Lucinda V Russell A P McCoy 142 9/2
7 3/U2P-P3
Dark Blue, Red disc and sleeves, quartered cap Our Mick 49
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 3/U2P-P3
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-10b1
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
8 150 10-10 b1 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 140 8/1
8 1PU-985
Royal blue, pink hoops, armlets and cap Ulck Du Lin (FR) 35
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 1PU-985
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR: 137
  • Naps:
6 147 10-7 P F Nicholls B J Geraghty 137 11/1
9 427-3P3
Royal Blue, White hoop and sleeves Shangani (USA) 14
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 427-3P3
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-4
  • OR: 134
  • Naps:
8 144 10-4 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 134 11/2
10 4-23246
Red, Light Green star and star on cap Sew On Target (IRE) 14
  • T:C L Tizzard
  • J:Brendan Powell
  • Form: 4-23246
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 128
  • Naps:
9 140 10-0 C L Tizzard Brendan Powell 128 14/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Katenko (FR)
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
7 10-13 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 4/1
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In depth

Verdict

Wishfull Thinking won this in 2011 but has 9lb more to carry this year. OUR MICK had every chance in the race 12 months ago when he was hampered and unseated his rider three out and is 5lb lower now. Donald McCain's charge could be interesting today in first-time blinkers and gets a tentative vote. Venetia Williams, successful last year, saddles both Renard and Shangani this time. The latter looks better treated while this could well be the day that Cedre Bleu decides to put his head back in front as he's 6lb better off than when beaten four-and-a-half lengths by the hat-trick-seeking Double Ross here on New Year's Day - third Kumbeshwar looks held. Tap Night, Ulck Du Lin and Sew On Target have all been disappointing this season.

Formwatch

Wishfull Thinking 9-1 (11-10) Held up in touch on outside, closed 4th, led 13th, headed approaching last, one pace and no impression flat, 2nd of 6, 7l behind Unioniste (11-6) at Aintree 3m 1f lst chs (1) gs in Dec.

Double Ross (IRE) 11-8fav (11-5) Mistake 1st, chased leaders, challenged after 10th, soon led, driven and stayed on gamely flat, won at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp chs G3 (1) sft beating Cedre Bleu (11-6) by 4 1/2l, 7 ran.

Tap Night (USA) 20-1 (11-6) Always towards rear, 8th of 13, 39l behind Double Ross (10-8) at Cheltenham 2m 5f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) gd in Dec.

Sew On Target (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Led until 4th, led 7th, headed 4 out, weakened well before 2 out, tailed off, 6th of 9, 40l behind Dare Me (11-4) at Warwick 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) hvy.

Shangani (USA) 8-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, not fluent 5th, not fluent and reminder 9th, headway after 9th to chase leaders next, went 2nd and challenged 4 out, not fluent and lost 2nd 3 out, chased winner until between last 2, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 9, 13l behind King Edmund (11-12) at Kempton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft.

Cedre Bleu (FR) 9-2 (11-6) Tracking leaders 2nd, steadied after next, mistake 9th, headway after next, went 2nd last, ridden and no impresssion on winner flat, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Double Ross (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp chs G3 (1) sft.

Renard (FR) 4-1fav (11-7) Took keen hold tracking leading pair, went 2nd 8th, pushed along and outpaced in 4th before 2 out, 4th of 7, 16l behind Bury Parade (11-6) at Ascot 2m 5f hcp chs (2) hvy.

Ulck Du Lin (FR) 13-2 (11-12) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 8th, chasing leaders next, ridden before 2 out, weakened 2 out, lost modest 4th final strides, 5th of 10, 15l behind Lancetto (11-7) at Ascot 2m 1f hcp chs 0-140 (3) sft in Dec.

Kumbeshwar 12-1 (11-10) Pressed leader, stumbled and reminder 8th, driven 10th, 3rd and one pace after last, no extra final 100 yards, 3rd of 7, 16l behind Double Ross (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp chs G3 (1) sft.

Our Mick 14-1 (11-0) Led, hit 4th and 9th, not fluent 11th, mistake 12th, headed next, outpaced before 4 out, well held after, went 3rd before last, 3rd of 6, 25l behind Unioniste (11-6) at Aintree 3m 1f lst chs (1) gs in Dec.