William Hill Castleford Handicap Chase 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, Class 2, 5 runners)
  • Winner £12,996 2nd £3,816 3rd £1,908 4th £954
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 12.80s
  • Off time: 14:21:08
Full result
Result 14:15 Wetherby
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Pepite Rose 4/1
2nd 4 King Of The Wolds 11 13/8f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 11161-2
WHITE, DARK BLUE star, sleeves and cap Majala (FR) 62
  • T:T R George
  • J:P J Brennan
  • Form: 11161-2
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12t
  • OR: 150
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 t T R George P J Brennan 150 9/4
2 3F42-78
Black and White diamonds, Emerald Green sleeves and cap His Excellency (IRE) 20
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:T Scudamore
  • Form: 3F42-78
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-7b
  • OR: 145
  • Naps:
5 161 11-7 b D Pipe T Scudamore 145 15/2
3 5F23-74
Dark Green and Yellow stripes, Yellow sleeves and cap Pepite Rose (FR) 222
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:L Treadwell
  • Form: 5F23-74
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 140 4/1
4 12P3-11
Maroon, Beige star, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green cap, Beige star King Of The Wolds (IRE) 38
  • T:J M Jefferson
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form: 12P3-11
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-8
  • OR: 132
  • Naps:
6 148 10-8 J M Jefferson B Hughes 132 13/8f
5 31115-6
Dark Blue, White chevron, Dark Blue sleeves, White stars, Dark Blue cap, White star Wilde Pastures (IRE) 48
  • T:J Ewart
  • J:Dale Irving
  • Form: 31115-6
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-6p
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
8 146 10-6 p J Ewart Dale Irving (7) 130 10/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
6 F24-331
Un Guet Apens (FR) 1 (ex7)
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:J Ewart
  • J:Non Runner
  • Form: F24-331
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR: 119
  • Naps:
5 107 J Ewart Non Runner 119 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Drumshambo (USA)
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
6 11-12 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 1/1
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In depth

Verdict

King Of The Wolds should make a bold bid for a hat-trick having been left clear at the last fence at Fakenham on his latest start. But MAJALA makes more appeal as he finished a creditable second in a more competitive race at Chepstow to Sire De Grugy on his comeback. Tom George's charge can land this if running up to a similar level and has the beating of His Excellency on collateral form. Wilde Pastures has looked in the handicapper's grip since recording at hat-trick early in the year and this is much tougher than the race at Sedgefield Un Guet Apens won yesterday.

Formwatch

Un Guet Apens (FR) 4-1 (11-8) Chased leaders, jumped slowly throughout, lost place after 3rd, headway to go 3rd after 2 out, ran on, never reached leaders, 3rd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Granville Island (11-7) at Haydock 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft.

Pepite Rose (FR) 5-1 (11-5) Held up, headway on outside approaching 11th, chased leaders, 3 out, weakened next, 4th of 9, 17l behind Gentleman Anshan (10-0) at Stratford 2m 4f hcp chs 0-150 (2) gs in May.

King Of The Wolds (IRE) 5-4 (10-11) Made all, 2 lengths clear 2 out, driven between last 2, hard pressed when mistake and left clear last, won at Fakenham 2m 5f (3) gs in Nov beating Flichity (10-0) by well, 5 ran.

Wilde Pastures (IRE) 9-1 (11-8) Led to 4th, blundered 4 out, weakened before 2 out, last of 6, 27l behind Swift Arrow (11-4) at Kelso 2m 1f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gs in Nov.

Majala (FR) 5-2 (11-1) Led and set good pace, hit 5th, joined and mistake 3 out, mistake and headed soon after next, no chance with winner, held on for 2nd, 2nd of 6, 11l behind Sire De Grugy (11-12) at Chepstow 2m hcp chs (2) sft in Oct.

His Excellency (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Not always fluent in last pair, pushed along and struggling in 6th after 4 out, never a factor, tailed off, 8th of 9, 41l behind Sire De Grugy (11-7) at Sandown 2m Grade 1 chs (4yo+) (1) gd.