Betfred Mandarin Handicap Chase 3m 2f 110y

  • (4yo+, 3m 2f 110y, Class 3, 7 runners)
  • Winner £9,097 2nd £2,671 3rd £1,336 4th £668
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 51.85s
  • Off time: 13:15:14
Full result
Result 13:15 Newbury
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 6 Financial Climate 4/1
2nd 3 Faultless Feelings ¾ 13/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 21PP-P2
Yellow, White epaulets, Yellow sleeves, Black armlets, White cap Howard's Legacy (IRE) 46
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 21PP-P2
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 130 6/1
2 5/5111-2
Emerald Green, Red star, White sleeves, Red stars, Red cap Denali Highway (IRE) 42
  • T:Mrs Caroline Bailey
  • J:A Thornton
  • Form: 5/5111-2
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 129
  • Naps:
6 165 11-11 Mrs Caroline Bailey A Thornton 129 4/1
3 5P-316P
Royal Blue, Yellow stars, Yellow cap Faultless Feelings (IRE) 24
  • T:M Keighley
  • J:Ian Popham
  • Form: 5P-316P
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-7p
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
7 161 11-7 p M Keighley Ian Popham 125 13/2
4 0P11P-P
Red and Purple (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Red cap Shaking Hands (IRE) 12
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:T Bellamy
  • Form: 0P11P-P
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-6bt
  • OR: 124
  • Naps:
9 160 11-6 bt D Pipe T Bellamy (7) 124 12/1
5 503P-00
Royal Blue and Light Blue (quartered), Light Blue sleeves, Royal Blue armlets Restless Harry 35
  • T:R Dickin
  • J:C Poste
  • Form: 503P-00
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
9 158 11-4 R Dickin C Poste 122 7/2f
6 222-1F3
Dark blue, yellow seams, dark blue sleeves, yellow stars, dark blue cap, yellow star Financial Climate (IRE) 18
  • T:O Sherwood
  • J:T Garner
  • Form: 222-1F3
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 O Sherwood T Garner (5) 118 4/1
7 75-1B58
Dark Blue, Grey stars, Grey sleeves, Dark Blue stars Jaunty Journey 35
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form: 75-1B58
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-5
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
10 145 10-5 N A Twiston-Davies B Hughes 109 13/2

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Pete The Feat (IRE)
  • T:C E Longsdon
  • J:N Fehily
8 11-7 C E Longsdon N Fehily 15/8
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In depth

Verdict

Shaking Hands stopped quickly and was pulled up at Ffos Las 12 days ago but that was his first run since February and better is expected here. Denali Highway's second to No Planning at Wetherby was a decent comeback effort and he's only a pound higher here. Caroline Bailey's gelding is only a six-year-old but he's never gone this far before. JAUNTY JOURNEY ran poorly at Haydock last month but is much better than that and will get through this heavy ground better than most. Receiving weight all round, he gets a tentative vote as Howard's Legacy is unreliable and Restless Harry appears to have lost his way. Financial Climate looks a couple of pounds too high but is still preferred to Faultless Feelings of the others.

Formwatch

Financial Climate (IRE) 2-1fav (10-9) Held up in rear, headway 8th, went 2nd after next, driven to challenge 3 out, soon under pressure, kept on same pace, 3rd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Pete The Feat (11-12) at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs.

Faultless Feelings (IRE) 3-1 (11-9) Prominent, hit 2nd, lost place 14th, soon behind, tailed off when pulled up before 5 out, in a race won by Pickamus (11-12) at Ludlow 3m 1f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd, 9 ran.

Denali Highway (IRE) 7-2 (11-10) Held up in touch, ridden before 4 out, went 2nd 3 out, ridden before 2 out, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 5, 1 1/4l behind No Planning (11-9) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Nov.

Howard's Legacy (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, hit 7th, not fluent and given reminder 4 out, chased winner approaching next, every chance when hit 2 out, no impression towards finish, 2nd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Toby Lerone (11-3) at Lingfield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) hvy in Nov.

Jaunty Journey 14-1 (10-8) Mid-division, slow 7th, soon lost place, under pressure 14th, weakened 16th, 8th of 11, well behind Nuts N Bolts (11-11) at Haydock 3m 5f hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Nov.

Shaking Hands (IRE) 9-1 (11-9) Led, reminder after 9th, headed next, weakened 13th, pulled up before next, in a race won by Relax (11-8) at Ffos Las 3m 1f hcp chs 0-135 (3) hvy, 7 ran.

Restless Harry 33-1 (10-6) Held up in rear, ridden 4 out, headway 2 out, never dangerous, 10th of 17, 19l behind Gevrey Chambertin (11-7) at Haydock 3m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) sft in Nov.