15:40 Ascot

Friday 22 December 2017

All12:4513:2013:5514:3015:0515:40

    St Andrews Holdings Championship Standard Open NH Flat Race (Listed)

  • 4YO to 6YO  |   Class 1  |   1m 7f 152y  |   Good to Soft (Soft in places)  |   14 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:40  |   Winning time: 3m 49.6s
1st
Horse silk
2
10/1
T: N J GiffordJ: B J Geraghty
Held up in mid-division, smooth headway chasing leaders over 3f out, led going well entering final furlong, ran on strongly, eased close home op 11/1
2nd
Horse silk
2 ¾
1
3/1f
T: H FryJ: N D Fehily
Pulled hard, chased leaders on wide outside, 3rd going well 3f out, led 2f out, headed and not pace of winner entering final furlong op 9/2
3rd
Horse silk
nk
12
50/1
T: G L MooreJ: J E Moore
Held up towards rear, headway into mid-division halfway, chased leaders on inside over 2f out, every chance when ridden ran green and hung left over 1f out, 3rd and one pace final furlong, kept on
4th
Horse silk
hd
4
8/1
T: N J HendersonJ: N de Boinville
Chased leaders, every chance over 2f out, ridden and not quicken over 1f out, kept on in 4th inside final furlong op 11/2
5th
Horse silk
1 ¼
10
20/1
T: F O'BrienJ: A P Cawley
Held up towards rear, headway on outside chasing leaders over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace in 5th final furlong op 18/1
6th
Horse silk
3 ¼
14
40/1
T: K C BaileyJ: R J Condon
Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out
7th
Horse silk
1 ¼
7
411-4
14/1
T: T LaceyJ: R Johnson
Chased leader, pushed along over 3f out, ridden to lead over 2f out until 2f out, chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out op 20/1
8th
Horse silk
¾
15
33/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Sweating, held up last, some late minor headway, never involved
9th
Horse silk
3
6
16/1
T: B PaulingJ: D A Jacob
Led, ridden and headed approaching final 2f, weakened inside final 2f op 14/1
10th
Horse silk
2 ¼
17
9/2
T: P F NichollsJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Took keen hold, chased leaders, ridden 2f out, soon weakened op 7/2
11th
Horse silk
1 ¼
16
10/1
T: Mrs S GardnerJ: Lucy Gardner
Took keen hold, chased leaders on inside, weakened over 2f out op 12/1 tchd 14/1
12th
Horse silk
½
5
8/1
T: F O'BrienJ: P J Brennan
Held up towards rear, never involved op 17/2 tchd 15/2
13th
Horse silk
17
13
66/1
T: J W MullinsJ: Daniel Sansom
Always behind, tailed off and eased final furlong op 50/1

Also Ran

T: N J HendersonJ: 
N/A
Horse silk
8
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: 
PU
Horse silk
9
5/1
T: W GreatrexJ: Adrian Heskin
Chased leaders on outside, lost place rapidly and pulled up 6f out op 8/1
N/A
Horse silk
11
T: T R GeorgeJ: 

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£9.00Pl:£3.70, £1.70, £9.60EX:£46.40Trifecta:£3,782.40SF:£40.59Swingers:£11.20, £15.00, £39.50

Forecasts

Bullionaire (3/1), Posh Trish (9/2), Portrush Ted (5/1), Gallahers Cross (8/1), Herecomestheboom (8/1), Didtheyleaveuoutto (10/1), Woulduadamandeveit (10/1), Kateson (14/1), Hidden Glen (16/1), Strong Glance (20/1), West To The Bridge (33/1), Two For Gold (40/1), The Flying Sofa (50/1), The Raven's Return (66/1)

Verdict

A race to truly savour, this contest promises to be every bit as strong as the Champion Bumper in March, and features a group of hugely exciting young horses who have already amassed 13 successes between them (point-to-points and bumpers). Posh Trish doesn't duck the challenge of taking on the boys, and she appears a live contender in receipt of weight (3lb) from the others. Summing up such a deep contest succinctly is tricky, so in opting to merely list some of the most obvious contenders, we almost certainly fail to do them justice. It would be no surprise whatsoever should either Bullionaire, Gallahers Cross or Herecomestheboom prevail, but the horse who made the biggest impression of all on debut; albeit in a much weaker race was DIDTHEYLEAVEUOUTTO. Whilst this race is on turf, and a far cry from a Class 6 bumper at Lingfield (AW), the clock seldom lies, and the JP McManus owned four-year-old posted some good figures in a visually scintillating success, so rates as the selection in what for many is the race of the day on an otherwise fine Ascot card.
  1. Didtheyleaveuoutto
  2. Posh Trish
  3. Herecomestheboom

Previous Winners

2016
Western Ryder
Weight: 11-4

Prize Money

1st: £17,085.002nd: £6,411.003rd: £3,210.004th: £1,599.005th: £804.006th: £402.00

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