16:20 Haydock Sat 20 April 2019

  • Betway Challenger Middle Distance Chase Series Final Handicap Chase (Class 2)
  • 2m 3f 203y, Good
  • 8 Runners
  • Winner£30,950.002nd£9,190.003rd£4,595.004th£2,290.005th£1,150.006th£580.007th£290.008th£140.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In

Winning time:5m 0.0sOff time:16:20:27
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1
1011-12OR: 139
5/1

Wondeful front-running jumper that's a joy to watch when he's on song, as he was at Ascot last time when jumping them silly to win again. Up another 2lb but can't be allowed too much rope on the front end, or he'll send them dizzy trying to keep up.

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2
Vivasp,t20
811-5OR: 132D
9/1

Trip and ground ideal for him, has ground to make up on Princeton Royale on their Ascot run last time out but weight pull gives him a chance of doing so. Yard form leaves a bit to be desired, though, and on that, others preferred.

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3
811-0OR: 127C
9/2

Slowly improving over fences and latest third to Bob Mahler looks all the better after that one went in again at Cheltenham this week. Trainer could be in better form but given respect all the same.

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4
611-0OR: 127BF
5/1

Fairly consistent but hard to win races with (just two wins in 18 starts) and gave up the ghost pretty quickly at Ascot last time. Not one to fully trust for win purposes, although this step back up in trip may help.

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5
610-11OR: 124D
10/3

Improved on recent efforts (which weren't bad anyway) when successful at Wincanton last time, and once again has his conditions here. 7lb rise demands more, but runs his race more often that not, and has to be given chances again here.

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6
510-8OR: 121
10/1

Easy winner at Kempton last October and still looks well enough treated on that here, bit in-and-out since then but soft ground probably no use to him last time, and he's had a break since then. Cheekpieces on too, and a good run may be forthcoming.

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7
810-6OR: 119D
14/1

Came clear to win at Stratford in a lesser race last time out, a good effort and one that shows he's in good heart, but this is a tougher race and the handicapper is asking for more with a 7lb rise. Cheekpieces on here need to eke out more.

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8
810-4OR: 117D
5/1

Lucky winner at Leicester last time out (held when leader crashed out at the last), conditions fine once more but hard to win with and this grade may be beyond him. Yard struggling for form too. Others preferred.

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Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
Amber Gambler810-08/1
T: Ian WilliamsJ: T J O'Brien

Betting

Forecast

Enola Gay (10/3), Air Navigator (9/2), Copper West (5/1), Princeton Royale (5/1), Dentley De Mee (5/1), Vivas (9/1), A Place Apart (10/1), Jarlath (14/1)

Verdict

Princeton Royale will no doubt make another bold bid from the front and if he jumps as well as he did at Ascot last time out, he'll be hard to peg back. Enola Gay looks one that might take advantage if the front runner fails to fire, and given his consistency, he should be thereabouts whatever Princeton Royale does. But A PLACE APART makes plenty of appeal now he's back on better ground, and he looked a good horse when winning at Kempton last year. Take him to bounce back.
  1. A Place Apart
  2. Princeton Royale
  3. Enola Gay

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