Sky Bet Chase (Formerly The Great Yorkshire Chase) (Listed Handicap) 3m

  • (5yo+, 3m, Class 1, 15 runners)
  • Winner £42,712 2nd £16,028 3rd £8,025 4th £3,998 5th £2,010 6th £1,005
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 23.50s
  • Off time: 15:17:38
Full result
Result 15:15 Doncaster
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 10 The Rainbow Hunter 25/1
2nd 15 Baile Anrai 25/1
3rd 1 Unioniste 8 11/4f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 114-318
YELLOW, RED star, YELLOW sleeves, WHITE armlets, YELLOW cap, RED star Unioniste (FR) 28
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:Harry Derham
  • Form: 114-318
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 153
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 P F Nicholls Harry Derham (5) 153 11/4f
2 355U-40
Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Roberto Goldback (IRE) 49
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:Nico de Boinville
  • Form: 355U-40
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 150
  • Naps:
12 163 11-9 N J Henderson Nico de Boinville (5) 150 25/1
3 5F51P-5
Royal Blue, Yellow diamond, checked sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow diamond Auroras Encore (IRE) 30
  • T:Mrs S J Smith
  • J:Ryan Mania
  • Form: 5F51P-5
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 146
  • Naps:
12 159 11-5 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 146 50/1
4 52F-153
Black, Black and Pink check cap Gullinbursti (IRE) 38
  • T:Miss E C Lavelle
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: 52F-153
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-3t1
  • OR: 144
  • Naps:
8 157 11-3 t1 Miss E C Lavelle N Fehily 144 11/2
5 P2-4411
Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves Kruzhlinin (GER) 48
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:Henry Brooke
  • Form: P2-4411
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 144
  • Naps:
7 157 11-3 D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke 144 14/1
6 5145/4-4
Purple and Pink diamonds, Pink sleeves, Purple armlets, Purple cap Time For Rupert (IRE) 35
  • T:P R Webber
  • J:D F O'Regan
  • Form: 5145/4-4
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 143
  • Naps:
10 156 11-2 P R Webber D F O'Regan 143 9/1
7 1-01631
Light blue, yellow stripe, purple sleeves, yellow stars, purple cap, yellow diamond Mart Lane (IRE) 27
  • T:Dr R D P Newland
  • J:T J O'Brien
  • Form: 1-01631
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-1b
  • OR: 142
  • Naps:
9 155 11-1 b Dr R D P Newland T J O'Brien 142 16/1
8 352-515
Dark blue and maroon stripes, pink sleeves and cap Niceonefrankie 57
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:L Treadwell
  • Form: 352-515
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
8 153 10-13 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 140 14/1
9 F1-2301
White, Royal Blue chevron, Pink cap Night In Milan (IRE) 42
  • T:K G Reveley
  • J:J Reveley
  • Form: F1-2301
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-11b
  • OR: 138
  • Naps:
8 151 10-11 b K G Reveley J Reveley 138 12/1
10 P4UP-26
EMERALD GREEN, RED hoop, halved sleeves, RED cap The Rainbow Hunter 63
  • T:K C Bailey
  • J:Nick Scholfield
  • Form: P4UP-26
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR: 136
  • Naps:
10 149 10-9 K C Bailey Nick Scholfield 136 25/1
11 166-4F2
Black, Red braces and sleeves, Red and Black quartered cap The Druids Nephew (IRE) 49
  • T:Andrew Turnell
  • J:James Banks
  • Form: 166-4F2
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-8p
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
7 148 10-8 p Andrew Turnell James Banks (5) 135 13/2
12 6-1133F
MAROON and LIGHT BLUE diabolo, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, quartered cap According To Trev (IRE) 38
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:Ryan Hatch
  • Form: 6-1133F
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-6vt
  • OR: 133
  • Naps:
8 146 10-6 vt N A Twiston-Davies Ryan Hatch (7) 133 20/1
13 0F-8465
ROYAL BLUE, WHITE chevron, hooped sleeves, WHITE cap Solix (FR) 35
  • T:Ian Williams
  • J:W Kennedy
  • Form: 0F-8465
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-4v1
  • OR: 131
  • Naps:
8 144 10-4 v1 Ian Williams W Kennedy 131 33/1
14 03-8403
Light blue, dark blue stripe, dark blue and light blue striped sleeves, light blue cap, dark blue star Native Gallery (IRE) 14
  • T:B De Haan
  • J:L Aspell
  • Form: 03-8403
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-4t1
  • OR: 131
  • Naps:
9 144 10-4 t1 B De Haan L Aspell 131 9/1
15 48-3341
Pink and orange stripes, light green cap Baile Anrai (IRE) 29
  • T:D Skelton
  • J:Harry Skelton
  • Form: 48-3341
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-0b
  • OR: 127
  • Naps:
10 140 10-0 b D Skelton Harry Skelton 127 25/1

In depth

Verdict

Gullinbursti has always been held in high regard by Emma Lavelle but he hasn't quite fulfilled his potential so far over fences, winning just once in six starts. He has his fair share of weight here, as does the hat-trick-seeking Kruzhlinin who has done most of his winning north of the border. Unioniste is undoubtedly the class act but favourites have a poor record in this and he appeared to have a hard race in the Lexus at Leopardstown over Christmas. Grand National hero Auroras Encore is being targeted at Aintree again but Time For Rupert could be nicely treated on past form and it would be no surprise to see novice According To Trev in the firing-line if his jumping holds up. NIGHT IN MILAN beat subsequent winners Mart Lane and Baile Anrai here six weeks ago and, though the front-runner will be there to be shot at in the closing stages, Keith Reveley's charge will gallop all the way to the line and can repel all-comers.

Formwatch

The Rainbow Hunter 14-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, headway 4 out, never on terms, 6th of 12, 34l behind Sydney Paget (10-13) at Haydock 3m 1f hcp chs 0-145 (2) sft in Nov.

Baile Anrai (IRE) 15-8fav (11-9) Prominent, led 2nd until 8th, hung right and outpaced approaching 4 out, rallied last, switched right flat, ran on to lead towards finish, won at Leicester 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Dec beating Christopher Wren (11-12) by 1l, 6 ran.

Unioniste (FR) 9-2 (11-9) Tracked leaders and 5th halfway, close 6th 2 out, ridden in 7th entering straight and no impression before last, kept on one pace run-in, 8th of 9, 11l behind Bobs Worth (11-10) at Leopardstown 3m chs G1 (1) in Dec.

Solix (FR) 20-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, headway 4 out, soon no impression, 5th of 12, 28l behind Night Alliance (11-0) at Haydock 3m hcp chs 0-145 (2) sft in Dec.

Niceonefrankie 9-4fav (11-0) Held up mid-division, weakened from 3 out, 5th of 11, 15l behind Cantlow (11-5) at Newbury 2m 4f hcp chs (2) gs in Nov.

Roberto Goldback (IRE) 16-1 (11-8) Held up towards rear, not fluent 9th, driven 11th, mistake 14th (foinavon), soon well beaten, tailed off, 12th of 22, 50l behind Chance Du Roy (10-6) at Aintree 3m 2f hcp chs G3 (1) sft in Dec.

Kruzhlinin (GER) 4-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, jumped left 12th, effort 2 out, led approaching last, ridden out, won at Kelso 2m 7f hcp chs (2) gs in Dec beating No Planning (11-5) by 5l, 8 ran.

Time For Rupert (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Tracked winner, lost 2nd soon after 3 out, weakened before next, left poor 4th at the last, tailed off, 4th of 5, well behind Reve De Sivola (11-7) at Ascot 3m 1f hdl G1 (1) sft in Dec.

Auroras Encore (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Held up, headway, 5 out, weakened 3 out, 5th of 8, 38l behind Cloudy Too (11-0) at Wetherby 3m 1f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) sft in Dec.

Gullinbursti (IRE) 5-4fav (11-0) Held up in 4th, headway to 3rd 9th, went 2nd next, ridden and lost 2nd approaching 2 out, one pace and no impression on leading duo before last, 3rd of 4, 3 1/2l behind Hadrian's Approach (11-4) at Newbury 3m grad ch (2) gs in Dec.

Mart Lane (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Tracked leader, led 7th, hit 9th, clear from 4 out, hit 3 out, stayed on strongly, hit last, won at Doncaster 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Dec beating Categorical (10-8) by 7l, 9 ran.

Night In Milan (IRE) 8-1 (10-11) Made all, ridden before 2 out, headed narrowly before last, regained lead last, kept on well towards finish, won at Doncaster 3m hcp chs 0-150 (2) gd in Dec beating De Boitron (11-12) by 6l, 8 ran.

The Druids Nephew (IRE) 6-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, headway 5 out, went 2nd 2 out, soon ridden, stayed on to press winner towards finish, just held, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind De La Bech (10-2) at Chepstow 3m hcp chs 0-145 (2) gs in Dec.

According To Trev (IRE) 7-2 (11-0) Chased leaders until fell 10th, in a race won by Benvolio (11-0) at Newbury 3m (3) gs in Dec, 7 ran.

Native Gallery (IRE) 5-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, mistake 10th, struggling 14th, plugged on to 5th after 4 out, went modest 3rd just before 3 out, no chance with leading duo and just held on for 3rd, 3rd of 8, 8l behind Planet Of Sound (11-12) at Kempton 3m hcp chs 0-145 (2) sft.