Betfair Brings You Better Value Novices' Handicap Chase 3m 1f

  • (4yo+, 3m 1f, Class 4, 3 runners)
  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 7m 16.30s
  • Off time: 12:35:32
Full result
Result 12:35 Wetherby
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Mannered 9/4

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
2 110P-F7
White, Royal Blue star, Royal Blue sleeves, White stars, White cap, Royal Blue star Knockando 26
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:P Buchanan
  • Form: 110P-F7
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12p
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 p Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 105 2/1
3 252-54P
Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Avenging Ace (IRE) 21
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:Paul O'Brien
  • Form: 252-54P
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-9t
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
6 163 11-9 t D McCain Jnr Paul O'Brien (10) 102 5/4f
4 04F/3-U5
MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Mannered 18
  • T:J Wade
  • J:John Dawson
  • Form: 04F/3-U5
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
7 161 11-7 J Wade John Dawson (7) 100 9/4

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
1 13300-4
Soudain (FR) 34
  • Nag Me
  • T:S Gollings
  • J:2nd Preference
  • Form: 13300-4
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 12-0p1
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
6 p1 S Gollings 2nd Preference 107 NR
5 3P2531
Roi De Garde (FR) 54
  • Nag Me
  • Course and Distance Winner
  • T:C C Bealby
  • J:2nd Preference
  • Form: 3P2531
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 98
  • Naps:
6 115 C C Bealby 2nd Preference 98 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Nodebateaboutit
  • T:T R George
  • J:L Heard
6 11-2 T R George L Heard 10/1
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In depth

Verdict

Roi De Garde will take all the beating if lining-up but has a preferred engagement at Market Rasen. Knockando won over hurdles here back in January but has shown nothing in four subsequent starts and the vote goes to SOUDAIN, He scored over timber last year and ran well until running out of steam on his comeback and chasing debut at Market Rasen last month. He should strip fitter here while Avenging Ace is superior to Mannered over timber but neither have shown any worthwhile form over fences so far.

Formwatch

Soudain (FR) 16-1 (11-2) Close up, ridden 8th, weakened 10th, tailed off, 4th of 5, well behind Changing Times (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 6f beg chs (4) sft in Nov.

Roi De Garde (FR) 9-2 (10-5) Held up and raced wide, pushed along and headway 10th, chased leaders 5 out, went 2nd before next, led approaching 3 out, clear from 2 out, stayed on strongly, won at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Nov beating Eyre Apparent (11-5) by 8l, 10 ran.

Mannered 125-1 (10-7) Always towards rear, 5th of 7, 32l behind Yurok (11-0) at Wetherby 2m 4f nov chs (3) sft.

Knockando 18-1 (11-9) Held up towards rear, mistake 6th, weakened before 4 out, last of 7, 39l behind Honest John (11-12) at Doncaster 3m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Nov.

Avenging Ace (IRE) 2-1fav (11-0) Led until approaching 9th, soon weakened, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Classical Mist (10-7) at Catterick 2m 3f beg chs (4) gs, 9 ran.