Captain Machell Handicap Chase 2m

  • (5yo+, 2m, Class 4, 8 runners)
  • Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 12.40s
  • Off time: 15:30:24
Full result
Result 15:30 Leicester
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Milgen Bay 10/3
2nd 4 Coolbeg 7/1
3rd 5 Gandalfe 3/1f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 3338-47
Dark Blue, Emerald Green stars, Dark Blue sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Emerald Green star Milgen Bay 40
  • T:O Sherwood
  • J:L Aspell
  • Form: 3338-47
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12p1
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 p1 O Sherwood L Aspell 110 10/3
2 757P-F2
Dark Green and Beige (quartered), hooped sleeves, check cap Hoare Abbey (IRE) 47
  • T:T R George
  • J:P J Brennan
  • Form: 757P-F2
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12t1
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 t1 T R George P J Brennan 110 7/2
3 21123P
Royal Blue, White hoop, diabolo on sleeves Papradon 19
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 21123P
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-10b
  • OR: 108
  • Naps:
9 164 11-10 b N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 108 14/1
4 B616-P5
Red, White sash, striped sleeves Coolbeg (IRE) 83
  • T:Mrs H Main
  • J:Felix De Giles
  • Form: B616-P5
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
7 163 11-9 Mrs H Main Felix De Giles 107 7/1
5 37P-742
NAVY BLUE, GREEN sash, CERISE cap Gandalfe (FR) 53
  • T:D W P Arbuthnot
  • J:A Thornton
  • Form: 37P-742
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
8 163 11-9 D W P Arbuthnot A Thornton 107 3/1f
6 43-1560
Yellow, Royal Blue chevron, diabolo on sleeves, Yellow cap Tempting Paradise (IRE) 119
  • T:Evan Williams
  • J:Adam Wedge
  • Form: 43-1560
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-7p
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
10 161 11-7 p Evan Williams Adam Wedge (3) 105 33/1
9 344602
Dark Blue, Yellow Cross of Lorraine, Red sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Yellow star Persian Herald 33
  • T:N B King
  • J:A Merriam
  • Form: 344602
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4b
  • OR: 103
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 b N B King A Merriam 103 16/1
10 63/50-32
Dark blue, pink chevron, pink sleeves, dark blue stars, dark blue cap, pink star Richo 8
  • T:S A Harris
  • J:Trevor Whelan
  • Form: 63/50-32
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 79
  • Naps:
7 140 10-0 S A Harris Trevor Whelan (5) 79 6/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
7 F3P-221
Sawpit Supreme 9 (ex7)
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:D G Bridgwater
  • J:T J Phelan
  • Form: F3P-221
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-7t
  • OR: 98
  • Naps:
11 117 t D G Bridgwater T J Phelan 98 NR
8 1-51564
Petit Ecuyer (FR) 51
  • Nag Me
  • T:G L Moore
  • J:J E Moore
  • Form: 1-51564
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
7 114 G L Moore J E Moore 102 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Coolbeg (IRE)
  • T:T R George
  • J:P J Brennan
6 11-10 T R George P J Brennan 11/10
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In depth

Verdict

Coolbeg had Tempting Paradise back in third when winning this last year but has changed stables since and shown little this term. Last year's successful trainer, Tom George, is represented by Hoare Abbey this time and the seven-year-old has a chance on last month's second at Catterick as Sawpit Supreme carries a penalty for a recent narrow success at Market Rasen. Gandalfe is struggling to get his head in front and Papradon weakened quickly at Huntingdon last time while Persian Herald's second came in a weak maiden chase at Fakenham. Milgen Bay and Petit Ecuyer could go close but it might be worth giving another chance to RICHO. Though 5lb out of the handicap, Shaun Harris' novice travelled strongly for a long way at Lingfield earlier this month and also showed up well here on his chasing bow.

Formwatch

Sawpit Supreme 5-1 (10-11) Made all, not fluent 2 out, ridden before last, found extra when pressed run-in, kept on well, won at Market Rasen 2m 2f hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft beating William Money (11-12) by 1l, 5 ran.

Petit Ecuyer (FR) 11-1 (11-4) Mid-division and raced wide, chased leaders after 3 out, ridden and every chance before last, no extra run-in, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Rocky Elsom (11-1) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Jan.

Milgen Bay 12-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 11, 7l behind Representingceltic (10-4) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.

Coolbeg (IRE) 40-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, took keen hold, not fluent 2nd or 3rd, headway 7th, challenged next, not fluent and weakened 2 out, 5th of 7, 24l behind Drumshambo (11-12) at Hereford 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Dec.

Gandalfe (FR) 7-4fav (11-0) Led, narrowly headed 7th, led again next, ridden and joined when hit 2 out, headed and carried left after last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Lough Coi (10-7) at Lingfield 2m mdn chs (5) hvy in Jan.

Tempting Paradise (IRE) 50-1 (10-10) Dropped to rear after 5th, tailed off and eased from before 4 out, last of 11, well behind Royale's Charter (11-12) at Taunton 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Oct.

Richo 11-4 (10-2) Took keen hold, held up in rear, closer order 4th, went 2nd after 8th, led narrowly 2 out (normal 3 out), ridden and headed before last, slightly hampered last, stayed on same pace flat, just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 6, 4l behind Little Jimmy (10-2) at Lingfield 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy.

Persian Herald 9-2 (10-10) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, lost place 7th, rallied 2 out, every chance last, no extra flat, 2nd of 4, 4 1/2l behind Groomed (10-7) at Fakenham 2m mdn chs (5) sft in Jan.

Hoare Abbey (IRE) 15-2 (11-7) Tracked winner throughout, no impression from 3 out, 2nd of 5, 22l behind Brave Spartacus (11-9) at Catterick 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Jan.

Papradon 12-1 (11-12) Prominent, led 6th, headed 9th, not fluent and lost place 11th, well behind 3 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Rouge Et Blanc (11-4) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gs, 8 ran.