15:15 Newbury

Saturday 4 March 2017

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William Hill 'High 5' Supporting Greatwood Gold Cup Handicap Chase (Grade 3)

Class 1  |   2m 3f 187y  |   Soft  |   9 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 15:15  |   Winning time: 4m 16.25s

1st
10
8/1
T: R DickinJ: C Poste
Held up towards rear, good headway on outside chasing leaders 9th, went 2nd after 11th, led before 4 out, clear next, stayed on strongly, very easily,
2nd
20
8
9/2
T: Miss V WilliamsJ: T Scudamore
Chased leaders, went 2nd before 8th until after 11th, chased leaders, rallied into 2nd again 4 out, no impression next
3rd
8
4
9/1
T: T SymondsJ: J M Davies
Raced keenly, tracked leader, led 5th, clear 7th until pecked 11th, headed before 4 out, lost 2nd 4 out, 3rd and beaten when mistake 2 out
4th
20
2
13/2
T: T R GeorgeJ: Adrian Heskin
Held up in last pair, good headway on outside chasing leaders approaching 10th, every chance when blundered badly 12th, not able to recover op 7/1
5th
6
6
12/1
T: Evan WilliamsJ: Adam Wedge
Chased leaders, weakened after 11th, tailed off when went right 4 out,
6th
3 ¾
5
911-2
9/1
T: Henry OliverJ: R Johnson
In touch on inside, jumped slowly and lost place 7th, behind after next, tailed off

Also Ran

PU
1
13/2
T: P F NichollsJ: Stan Sheppard (5)
Held up in touch, weakened tailed off when mistake 10th, pulled up after next op 7/1
PU
3
4/1f
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Held up in last pair, mistake 5th, never involved, tailed off when went badly right 10th, pulled up before 12th op 9/2
PU
7
8/1
T: P F NichollsJ: S Bowen
Led until 5th, chased leader until before 8th, chased leaders, ridden and weakened after 11th, pulled up before 4 out tchd 17/2

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Non-Runners

9
Shadows Lengthen91
Weight: 10-2|  Age: 11
T: M W Easterby  J: R T Dunne
Betting

Forecast

Oldgrangewood (4/1), Vic De Touzaine (9/2), O Maonlai (13/2), Vibrato Valtat (13/2), Thomas Crapper (8/1), More Buck's (8/1), Hollywoodien (9/1), Dresden (9/1), Tornado In Milan (12/1), Shadows Lengthen (25/1)

Verdict
OLDGRANGEWOOD has been improving with every start recently and he looks capable of handling the step up in class in his bid for a hat-trick. He looks versatile regards ground and trip and he should cope with his 9lb rise in the weights. Vic De Touzaine would be of interest if conditions soften after a promising reappearance effort after nearly a year off the track while the booking of Richard Johnson aboard Dresden is eye-catching and he may be able to end his long losing run after a fine effort last time under top weight. Last year's winning trainer saddles Vibrato Valtat and More Buck's and the field wouldn't want to let the latter get an easy lead despite the fact his jumping can leave a lot to be desired.
  1. Oldgrangewood
  2. Dresden
  3. Vic De Touzaine
Prize Money
1st:
£28,475.00
2nd:
£10,685.00
3rd:
£5,350.00
4th:
£2,665.00
5th:
£1,340.00
6th:
£670.00

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