bet365 Open Handicap Chase 2m 4f

  • (4yo+, 2m 4f, Class 2, 11 runners)
  • Winner £31,280 2nd £9,240 3rd £4,620 4th £2,310 5th £1,155 6th £580
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 57.10s
  • Off time: 14:41:26
Full result
Result 14:40 Newbury
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Cantlow 6/1
2nd 3 Easter Meteor 5/1
3rd 2 Grandioso 14/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 1P521-2
Yellow, light blue sleeves, yellow armlets and star on light blue cap Ackertac (IRE) 20
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:Michael Byrne
  • Form: 1P521-2
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12b
  • OR: 147
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 b Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne (3) 147 20/1
2 1/51211-
Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Grandioso (IRE) 279
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:Ryan Mahon
  • Form: 1/51211-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-10t
  • OR: 145
  • Naps:
6 164 11-10 t P F Nicholls Ryan Mahon 145 14/1
3 214-P8F
Emerald green, royal blue sleeves, royal blue and yellow quartered cap Easter Meteor 13
  • T:Miss E C Lavelle
  • J:D Elsworth
  • Form: 214-P8F
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 143
  • Naps:
7 162 11-8 Miss E C Lavelle D Elsworth 143 5/1
4 2PPF-15
Royal Blue, Dark Green sleeves and cap Hazy Tom (IRE) 26
  • T:C E Longsdon
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: 2PPF-15
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 142
  • Naps:
7 161 11-7 C E Longsdon N Fehily 142 16/1
5 22110-9
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Cantlow (IRE) 28
  • T:P R Webber
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 22110-9
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
8 159 11-5 P R Webber A P McCoy 140 6/1
6 1PPP/4-P
ROYAL BLUE, WHITE star, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, WHITE stars and stars on cap Quinz (FR) 27
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 1PPP/4-P
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
9 159 11-5 P J Hobbs R Johnson 140 20/1
7 0/41F14-
DARK GREEN, WHITE chevron, LIGHT GREEN sleeves, DARK GREEN and WHITE check cap Cedre Bleu (FR) 225
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 0/41F14-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4bt
  • OR: 139
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 bt P F Nicholls S Twiston-Davies 139 9/1
8 36212-3
EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap Upsilon Bleu (FR) 20
  • T:Miss P Robson
  • J:Timmy Murphy
  • Form: 36212-3
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 138
  • Naps:
5 157 11-3 Miss P Robson Timmy Murphy 138 9/1
9 51-F033
EMERALD GREEN, yellow sash, royal blue cap Full Jack (FR) 41
  • T:Miss P Robson
  • J:A P Cawley
  • Form: 51-F033
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 137
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 Miss P Robson A P Cawley 137 66/1
10 2352-51
Dark blue and maroon stripes, pink sleeves and cap Niceonefrankie (ex6) 7
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 2352-51
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 129
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 129 9/4f
11 P11-039
Red and Purple (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Red cap Theatrical Star 14
  • T:C L Tizzard
  • J:J Tizzard
  • Form: P11-039
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 133
  • Naps:
7 152 10-12 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 133 7/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Bless The Wings (IRE)
  • T:A King
  • J:W Hutchinson
7 10-11 A King W Hutchinson 7/2
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In depth

Verdict

It may be significant that Daryl Jacob rides CEDRE BLEU in preference to Grandioso, who was a very good novice last season. The former clearly found 3m2f too far at Cheltenham in April but won over this trip at Haydock in March and is only 4lb higher today. Niceonefrankie may be the danger having got back to winning ways at Ascot, though Cantlow was quite highly regarded last season and Ackertac ran well on his reappearance at Sandown. Pauline Robson rarely wastes a trip this far south so Kelso third Upsilion Bleu also warrants a second look with Timmy Murphy partnering the five-year-old in preference to Full Jack. Easter Meteor and Hazy Tom have a bit to prove now, however, along with Quinz and Theatrical Star.

Formwatch

Cantlow (IRE) 11-2 (11-8) Held up behind, pushed along before 8th, plugged on from 4 out, never dangerous, 9th of 12, 22l behind Ultimate (11-2) at Wetherby 2m 4f Listed Handicap Chase (0-155) (4yo+) (1) gs.

Easter Meteor 20-1 (10-3) Tracked leader, led 10th (water), went left 3 out, narrow advantage when fell next, in a race won by Johns Spirit (10-2) at Cheltenham 2m 4f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) gd, 20 ran.

Grandioso (IRE) 9-4 (11-4) Tracked leader, reached for 5th, settled 3rd at 7th until 11th, went 3rd agin 4 out, went 2nd soon after 2 out, driven to lead before looking around and edged left last, kept on well flat, won at Kempton 2m 4f nov chs G2 (1) gd in Feb beating Molotof (11-7) by 1l, 5 ran.

Upsilon Bleu (FR) 5-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, led 4 out, headed 2 out, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 6, 1l behind Swift Arrow (11-4) at Kelso 2m 1f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gs.

Niceonefrankie 8-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders on outside, headway 12th, challenged 4 out, led approaching 2 out, driven clear between last 2, comfortably, won at Ascot 2m 3f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs beating Double Ross (11-11) by 13l, 7 ran.

Ackertac (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Soon tracking leaders, went 2nd from 9th, driven after 3 out, no impression on winner last, 2nd of 9, 12l behind Kapga De Cerisy (11-4) at Sandown 2m 4f hcp chs 0-150 (2) sft.

Cedre Bleu (FR) 10-3fav (11-4) Tracked leaders, mistakes 9th and 14th, ridden briefly after 15th, led after 3 out, headed before next, one pace flat, lost 3rd close home, 4th of 9, 14l behind Life Of A Luso (10-1) at Cheltenham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-150 (2) sft in Apr.

Quinz (FR) 14-1 (11-1) Tracked leader, blundered 4th, lost 2nd 7th, chased leaders, led 8th until 16th, weakened 4 lout, tailed off and pulled up before last, in a race won by Houblon Des Obeaux (11-3) at Ascot 3m Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) gs, 16 ran.

Full Jack (FR) 6-1 (11-11) Held up mid-division, no impression from 2 out, 3rd of 10, 21l behind Green Flag (11-4) at Kelso 2m 7f nov chs (4) gs in Oct.

Theatrical Star 16-1 (11-4) In touch on outside, lost place 4 out, soon outpaced, weakened 2 out, 9th of 17, 16l behind Anay Turge (10-7) at Cheltenham 2m hcp chs 0-145 (2) gd.

Hazy Tom (IRE) 9-2 (11-6) Led, jumped left at times, not fluent 10th, headed next, weakened 3 out, last of 5, 46l behind Cloudy Too (11-6) at Carlisle 2m 4f Listed chs (1) hvy.