15:20 Doncaster

Saturday 16 December 2017

All12:0012:3013:0513:4014:1014:4515:20

bet365 Handicap Chase

Class 2  |   2m 7f 214y  |   Good (Good to Soft in places)  |   9 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 15:20  |   Winning time: 6m 1.07s

1st
9
16/1
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: R P McLernon
Towards rear, mistake 9th, blundered 11th, headway before 4 out, challenged last, kept on to lead close home op 18/1 tchd 20/1
2nd
nk
3
11/1
T: Miss E C LavelleJ: L P Aspell
Held up mid-division, headway before 4 out, led 3 out, soon pressed, kept on and headed close home op 12/1 tchd 10/1
3rd
4 ½
8
7/1
T: D McCain JnrJ: W T Kennedy
Tracked leaders, led 13th, headed 3 out, ridden before last, kept on same pace op 11/2
4th
nk
7
14/1
T: C E LongsdonJ: B S Hughes
Led to 1st, tracked leader, ridden before 2 out, kept on same pace op 16/1 tchd 18/1
5th
5
1
7/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: D A Jacob
In rear, ridden 2 out, in 5th before last, no impression op 15/2
6th
23
4
11/4f
T: N J HendersonJ: Nico de Boinville
Led from 1st, headed before 13th, weakened before 2 out op 3/1
7th
2 ¼
5
4/1
T: A KingJ: Wayne Hutchinson
Mid-division, blundered 11th, pushed along and weakened before 4 out op 9/2
8th
50
6
16/1
T: A J HoneyballJ: David Noonan
Held up in touch, pushed along before 11th, weakened before 4 out op 12/1

Also Ran

PU
2
5/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Bridget Andrews (3)
Held up towards rear, pushed along before 11th, soon weakened, tailed off and pulled up before 12th op 11/2 tchd 9/2 and tchd 6/1

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Betting

Forecast

Kilcrea Vale (11/4), Sego Success (4/1), Virgilio (5/1), What Happens Now (7/1), Ballybolley (7/1), Vibrato Valtat (11/1), Killala Quay (14/1), Mustmeetalady (16/1), Solstice Son (16/1)

Verdict
This should be competitive and VIRGILIO gets the vote now that he returns to this trip after a pipe opener over 2m4f last time. Good ground suits and there may be more to come from him. Ballyboley is not ruled out now stepped up to this trip, which could eek out more improvement, while Kilcrea Vale does not yet look fully exposed and enters calculations. Sego Success is well handicapped based on his win of two years ago and he can't be dismissed lightly, while What Happens Now is in decent form and could also have a say.
  1. Virgilio
  2. Ballybolley
  3. Sego Success

Previous Winners

2016
No Duffer
Weight: 11-10  |Age: 9
Weight: 11-10  |  
Age: 9  |  
J: P J Brennan
  |  
T: T R George
9/1
Prize Money
1st:
£15,640.00
2nd:
£4,620.00
3rd:
£2,310.00
4th:
£1,155.00
5th:
£578.00
6th:
£290.00

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