Severn Cider Handicap Chase (For The Gambling Prince Trophy) 2m 5f 110y
- (5yo+, 2m 5f 110y, Class 2, 8 runners)
- Winner £11,574 2nd £3,419 3rd £1,709 4th £855 5th £427 6th £215
- Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 5m 20.30s
- Off time: 19:25:48
|1st||4 Minella For Value||6/1|
|2nd||3 Wings Of Smoke||20||6/1|
|3rd||5 Tony Star||¾||9/4f|
Anquetta (IRE) 22
|10||166 11-12||N J Henderson||Mr S Waley-Cohen (3)||141||13/2|
Kangaroo Court (IRE) 232
|10||165 11-11||Miss E C Lavelle||Aidan Coleman||140||10/1|
Wings Of Smoke (IRE) 21
|9||162 11-8 t||Tim Vaughan||A P McCoy||137||6/1|
Minella For Value (IRE) 56
|8||157 11-3||J Butler||G Sheehan||132||6/1|
Tony Star (FR) 49
|7||156 11-2||P J Hobbs||R Johnson||131||9/4f|
Sonofagun (FR) 38
|8||150 10-10||Ian Williams||R J McCarth (5)||125||4/1|
|10||147 10-7 v||N A Twiston-Davies||S Twiston-Davies||122||20/1|
Entertain Me 21
|10||147 10-7||R Dickin||Joseph Palmowski (10)||122||16/1|
The Disengager (IRE)
||9||11-6||P J Hobbs||R Johnson||9/2|
Anquetta, very good on his day, has risen to a telling mark of 141 on the back of a Market Rasen success over the talented but frustrating Cedre Bleu and will need to be at his best to give the weight away to useful opposition. Kangaroo Court is practically impossible to assess as he tackles his first chase since 2010, although two wins from two hurdling runs last term showed he still retains ability. He really is the 'dark one' here. WINGS OF SMOKE has improved with each of his three runs in 2014 and the champion jockey is a pretty rare booking for Tim Vaughan. The pair appeal as the value option in a competitive affair. Minella For Value is respected on the best of his Irish chase form, as are Sonofagun, rising the weights this year, and Papradon, back for a first run since last autumn.
Minella For Value (IRE) 14-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, weakened 14th, 7th of 17, 22l behind Duke Of Lucca (10-7) at Aintree 3m 1f lstd hcp chs (1) gd in Apr.
Wings Of Smoke (IRE) 9-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, headway after 11th, not fluent 3 out, challenged next, soon led, clear flat, held on, won at Haydock 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft beating Prima Porta (11-12) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Tony Star (FR) 5-1 (11-11) In rear, headway halfway, mistake 5 out, soon ridden, weakened before 4 out, 5th of 9, 42l behind Samstown (10-5) at Ayr 3m 1f nov chs (2) gs in Apr.
Entertain Me 16-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders on outside, went 2nd 4th until after 6th and again from 7th until 10th, weakened 3 out, 8th of 9, 47l behind Wings Of Smoke (11-12) at Haydock 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft.
Sonofagun (FR) 6-4fav (10-6) Tracked leading trio, mistake 7th, went 2nd 9th, challenged and hit 3 out, led 2 out, hard ridden run-in, headed post, 2nd of 6, shd behind Kings Grey (11-8) at Southwell 2m hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd in Apr.
Anquetta (IRE) 10-1 (10-4) Led until 2 out, led again flat, stayed on gamely, won at Market Rasen 2m 4f hcp chs (2) gd beating Cedre Bleu (10-11) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Papradon 15-2 (11-3) Jumped slightly right at times, led until 13th, not fluent next, soon last and beaten, weakened before 4 out, tailed off, last of 5, well behind Whistling Senator (10-2) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd in Aug.
Kangaroo Court (IRE) 11-4 (11-9) Held up in rear, headway 4 out, went 2nd 2 out, ridden to lead run-in, held on well, won at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-145 (2) gd in Oct beating Uncle Jimmy (10-11) by nk, 6 ran.