14:45 Newcastle

Saturday 25 February 2017

All13:3514:1014:4515:2015:5516:3017:05

    Betfred Eider Handicap Chase

  • 5YO plus  |   Class 2  |   4m 122y  |   Soft (Heavy in places)  |   18 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:46  |   Winning time: 9m 11.5s
1st
Horse silk
15
10/1
T: M ScudamoreJ: R T Dunne
Mid-division, headway 9th to chase leaders, led 5 out, kept on, driven out op 11/1
2nd
Horse silk
4
12
8/1
T: K C BaileyJ: David Bass
Chased leaders, led 6 out, headed 5 out, ridden from 3 out, kept on and held by winner run-in op 11/1
3rd
Horse silk
1 ½
5
6/1f
T: Miss E C LavelleJ: D A Jacob
Led, headed before 6th, blundered 7th, ridden before 3 out, one pace op 7/1
4th
Horse silk
4 ½
18
20/1
T: A M ThomsonJ: Rachel McDonald (7)
Close up, outpaced 5 out, plugged on from 4 out, no impression
5th
Horse silk
6
6
20/1
T: Miss V WilliamsJ: Aidan Coleman
Mid-division, headway before 16th, outpaced from next, plugged on and no impression
6th
Horse silk
6
8
14/1
T: Mrs S J SmithJ: Sean Quinlan
Held up in touch, headway 15th to chase leaders, weakened before 4 out tchd 12/1
7th
Horse silk
45
11
8/1
T: Kerry LeeJ: Richard Patrick (7)
Always towards rear op 9/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
1
25/1
T: Mrs S J SmithJ: Danny Cook
Chased leader, led 6th, headed 6 out, soon weakened, pulled up before 4 out op 28/1 tchd 33/1
UR
Horse silk
2
16/1
T: D PipeJ: T Scudamore
Towards rear, headway before 12th, unseated rider 18th
PU
Horse silk
3
1011-11
20/1
T: N B KingJ: T E Whelan
Towards rear, reminders after 5th, weakened from 14th, tailed off 16th, pulled up op 16/1
PU
Horse silk
4
20/1
T: M ScudamoreJ: Benjamin Poste (3)
In touch, mistake 8th, pushed along before 15th, pulled up before 4 out op 16/1
PU
Horse silk
7
811-8
14/1
T: W GreatrexJ: A Tinkler
Towards rear, badly hampered 1st, always behind after, pulled up before 17th op 11/1
PU
Horse silk
9
14/1
T: I A DuncanJ: G B Watters (3)
Towards rear, mistake 10th, tailed off 16th, pulled up before 4 out tchd 16/1
PU
Horse silk
10
14/1
T: P BowenJ: S Bowen
Mid-division, weakened from 13th, soon tailed off, pulled up tchd 12/1
BD
Horse silk
13
16/1
T: P GriffinJ: A W Short (7)
Mid-division, brought down 1st
PU
Horse silk
14
10/1
T: Kerry LeeJ: B S Hughes
Rear division, weakened from 16th, pulled up before 17th
F
Horse silk
16
14/1
T: H HogarthJ: Tony Kelly
Chased leaders, fell 1st
PU
Horse silk
17
33/1
T: C J MannJ: G Sheehan
Behind, blundered 1st and soon badly hampered, blundered 11th, pulled up before next op 28/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£12.30Pl:£3.40, £2.40, £1.60, £5.40EX:£130.80Trifecta:£1,086.40Tricast:£538.15SF:£80.71Swingers:£15.80, £12.80, £11.30

Forecasts

Shotgun Paddy (6/1), Knockanrawley (8/1), Mountainous (8/1), Mysteree (10/1), Russe Blanc (10/1), Smooth Stepper (14/1), Out Sam (14/1), Alto Des Mottes (14/1), Berea Boru (14/1), Milborough (14/1), Portrait King (16/1), Gevrey Chambertin (16/1), Harry The Viking (20/1), Emperor's Choice (20/1), Streets Of Promise (20/1), Milansbar (20/1), Straidnahanna (25/1), Morney Wing (33/1)

Verdict

An Eider Chase with which Thursday's heavy rainfall (15mm) promises to be every bit as searching a test as the infamous race in 2011 which saw Companero stagger home in front. Expect stablemates Smooth Stepper and Straidnahanna to race prominently, both being very much chasers on the upgrade, but wily experience in these sort of big field handicaps can come to the fore. Both Mountainous and Russe Blanc are massively respected for Kerry Lee, but conditions will also suit SHOTGUN PADDY who looks likely to plug on, and had a number of these rivals behind him in this race in 2016 including past winners Portrait King, Milborough, and the then Lucinda Russell trained novice Mysteree. 1. Shotgun Paddy 2. Russe Blanc 3. Mountainous

Prize Money

1st: £50,048.002nd: £14,784.003rd: £7,392.004th: £3,696.005th: £1,848.006th: £928.00

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