Bernard O'Brien Memorial Handicap Chase 2m 1f

  • (5yo+, 2m 1f, Class 4, 5 runners)
  • Winner £4,224 2nd £1,240 3rd £620 4th £310
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 35.75s
  • Off time: 15:30:29

Full Result

15:30 Plumpton
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 1 Nozic (FR) Miss Z C Davison 13 11-12 p W Hutchinson 5/2
SP 5/2 Tracked leader, led before 2 out, ridden and stayed on strongly run in
2nd 2 Dynamic Idol (USA) G L Moore 7 11-11 J E Moore 13/8f
SP 13/8f Tracked leaders, mistake 3 out, ridden to chase winner next, kept on one pace opened 6/5
3rd 7 5 Sportsreport (IRE) J W Mullins 6 10-8 p1 A Thornton 9/2
SP 9/2 In touch in rear, headway 3 out, ridden to chase winner next, soon switched left, faded towards finish opened 8/1
4th hd 3 Red Anchor (IRE) Mrs L C Jewell 10 11-2 Tom Cannon 11/2
SP 11/2 Led, ridden and headed before 2 out, stayed on same pace opened 13/2
5th 6 4 Zhukov (IRE) K Tork 12 11-0 b Mr L Kilgarriff (7) 10/1
SP 10/1 Tracked leader, hit 6th and 7th, ridden 4 out, weakened 2 out

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £4.40 Tote Place £2.00 £1.20 Straight Forecast £7.18 Exacta £7.40 Trifecta £37.30

Placepot £4.20, Pool: £85958.6, 14648.41 winning tickets
Quadpot £2.60, Pool: £5581.12, 1539.4 winning tickets

Analysis

Simon Clare: "I've been involved in racing for 25 years and I can honestly say I have never been as emotional about anything in the sport as I am about this horse. Today was absolutely brilliant. It wasn't a great race and he's dropped down the weights, so I half expected him to do it, but it isn't easy getting a 13-year-old to the racecourse. Zoe is a brilliant horsewoman and I thought Wayne gave him a fantastic ride. We would probably have retired him if he hadn't run well today. When he won this race two years ago we were thinking of retiring him, but he won it and then the following season he won at Kempton and was second in a couple of big handicaps. This season he has been a bit disappointing, but he's bounced back and we're over the moon. People don't realise how much horses love being in training. Horses are like humans - I don't think anyone really looks forward to retirement - you end up doing the gardening and everyone forgets about you! He's fit and well and he loves training, so we'll keep going with him. I think he might even come on for today and I don't see why he can't win again."