Billesdon Coplow Handicap Chase 2m 7f 110y

  • (5yo+, 2m 7f 110y, Class 3, 7 runners)
  • Winner £6,963 2nd £2,057 3rd £1,028 4th £515 5th £257
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 6.60s
  • Off time: 15:30:25
Full result
Result 15:30 Leicester
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Buddy Bolero 10/11f
2nd 5 See U Bob 12 25/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 11P-405
Dark Blue, Pink diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Ikorodu Road 46
  • T:M Sheppard
  • J:C Poste
  • Form: 11P-405
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-12p
  • OR: 138
  • Naps:
10 166 11-12 p M Sheppard C Poste 138 12/1
2 421-1
BLACK and WHITE check, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap Buddy Bolero (IRE) 29
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 421-1
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 129
  • Naps:
7 157 11-3 D Pipe A P McCoy 129 10/11f
3 21-2123
Light Blue and Maroon diabolo, hooped sleeves, Maroon cap Ballyoliver 35
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:L Treadwell
  • Form: 21-2123
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
9 153 10-13 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 125 5/1
4 P1/2631
Purple, Emerald Green and White hooped sleeves, Emerald Green cap Dashing George (IRE) 18
  • T:Dr R D P Newland
  • J:T J O'Brien
  • Form: P1/2631
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 10-11b
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
11 151 10-11 b Dr R D P Newland T J O'Brien 123 8/1
5 6-55843
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap See U Bob (IRE) 25
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:Maurice Linehan
  • Form: 6-55843
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
10 151 10-11 Jonjo O'Neill Maurice Linehan (5) 123 25/1
6 251143/
Orange, Yellow stars, Yellow cap, Black star Three Chords (IRE) 662
  • T:Mrs Caroline Bailey
  • J:A Thornton
  • Form: 251143/
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-6
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
9 146 10-6 Mrs Caroline Bailey A Thornton 118 6/1
7 4P139-2
Emerald green, brown spots and sleeves, yellow cap Plum Pudding (FR) 86
  • T:G R I Smyly
  • J:David England
  • Form: 4P139-2
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-0pt
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
10 140 10-0 pt G R I Smyly David England 112 20/1

In depth

Verdict

Ikorodu Road has his sights lowered and would have every chance here on his best form. Plum Pudding likes the mud and is another to consider if fully wound-up after a short break but Three Chords will surely need this and See U Bob has shown little since joining the Jonjo O'Neill yard. Ballyoliver's run behind Cape Tribulation at Wetherby received a boost at Cheltenham on Saturday but he remains high enough in the weights while Buddy Bolero steps up in trip after winning a beginners' chase at Exeter, though that was probably a decent contest. DASHING GEORGE is the senior citizen in this but has been in good form all season and certainly wasn't winning out of turn at Wetherby last time. He's still fairly treated and can land this as well.

Formwatch

Buddy Bolero (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, went 3rd and hampered 7th, hit 9th, went 2nd before 4 out, soon challenging, upsides last, driven ahead final 100 yards, won at Exeter 2m 3f beg chase (4) hvy beating Theatrical Star (11-0) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.

See U Bob (IRE) 8-1 (10-3) In rear, blundered 8th, well behind before 5 out, plugged on to take remote 3rd closing stages, 3rd of 9, 37l behind Carrickboy (10-12) at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp chs (2) hvy.

Ikorodu Road 20-1 (11-7) Held up mid-division, headway before 12th, every chance 4 out, challenged 3 out, kept on and no extra towards finish, 5th of 16, 1 1/2l behind Court By Surprise (10-10) at Doncaster 3m hcp chs 0-150 (2) gs in Dec.

Dashing George (IRE) 6-4fav (11-12) Led to 3rd, jumped right and bumped 4th, led again after 7th, mistake 5 out, clear from next, driven out, won at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft beating Eyre Apparent (11-0) by 13l, 5 ran.

Ballyoliver 13-8fav (10-7) Mid-division, led 5out, headed next, soon driven and weakened, 3rd of 7, 18l behind Cape Tribulation (11-10) at Wetherby 3m 1f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) hvy in Dec.

Plum Pudding (FR) 33-1 (11-11) Tracked leader, lost place 10th soon in rear, driven and headway 3 out, kept on to go remote 2nd 2 out, 2nd of 9, 19l behind Loch Ba (11-5) at Kempton 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Nov.

Three Chords (IRE) 4-1fav (11-8) Chased leaders, ridden 2 out, kept on same pace from last, 3rd of 9, 10l behind Garleton (10-8) at Bangor 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Apr '11.