15:35 Sandown

Saturday 28 April 2018

All13:5014:2515:0015:3516:0516:4017:15

bet365 Gold Cup Handicap Chase (Grade 3)

Class 1  |   3m 4f 166y  |   Good to Soft (Soft in places)  |   20 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 15:38  |   Winning time: 7m 32.1s

1st
16
7/1
T: M BradstockJ: J E Moore
Jumped really well, chased leaders, led 6th, made rest, 4 lengths ahead going strongly 2 out, great effort
2nd
13
4
12/1
T: P J HobbsJ: R Johnson
Chased leaders, went 2nd 11th, pushed along before 3 out, stayed on same pace and no chance with winner from next
3rd
14
5
25/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Bryony Frost (3)
Chased leaders, pushed along in 3rd after 4 out, kept on same pace
4th
½
15
33/1
T: Miss R CurtisJ: Adam Wedge
Towards rear, headway chasing leaders before 19th, driven along in 4th and stayed on same pace from 2 out
5th
½
11
14/1
T: N P MulhollandJ: R T Dunne
In touch in mid-division, headway chasing leaders 13th, stayed on same pace in 5th from 4 out op 16/1 tchd 20/1
6th
5
18
14/1
T: P GundryJ: T J O'Brien
Towards rear, some late minor headway, never on terms op 20/1
7th
6
3
25/1
T: C L TizzardJ: P J Brennan
Held up towards rear, not fluent 2nd, headway chasing leaders 14th, weakened after 4 out
8th
3
19
12/1
T: N P MulhollandJ: Conor Shoemark
Chased leaders, reminders and outpaced 14th, rallied under pressure before 19th, ridden after 4 out, weakened before next op 10/1
9th
6
8
25/1
10th
24
20
25/1
T: Dr R D P NewlandJ: B S Hughes
Mid-division, headway chasing leaders before 14th, weakened 17th, tailed off
11th
19
10
1310-3
50/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Aidan Coleman
Always towards rear, struggling when blundered 18th (water) tailed off

Also Ran

PU
1
911-12
6/1f
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Held up towards rear, never on terms, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out op 13/2
PU
2
16/1
T: A J HoneyballJ: R P McLernon
Towards rear, tailed off and pulled up before 19th op 20/1
PU
6
8/1
T: W GreatrexJ: Mr N McParlan (3)
Led until after 2nd, led again before next, headed 6th, chased leaders, hit 17th, weakened 19th, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out op 9/1 tchd 10/1
PU
7
20/1
T: C L TizzardJ: H Cobden
Always in rear, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out
PU
9
25/1
T: Stuart EdmundsJ: Miss G Andrews (3)
Chased leaders, led after 2nd until before next, chased leaders, jumped slowly 17th, weakened next, pulled up before 3 out op 33/1
PU
12
12/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Jamie Bargary
Mounted on course, always towards rear, no chance when blundered 4 out, pulled up after next
PU
13
8/1
T: P BowenJ: James Bowen (3)
Mid-division until dropped to rear after 13th, jumped slowly and pulled up after next op 9/1
PU
14
12/1
T: N J HendersonJ: Nico de Boinville
Always behind, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out
PU
17
16/1
T: D PipeJ: David Noonan
Wore ear plugs in prelims, mid-division, headway chasing leaders 19th, weakened 4 out, pulled up before next

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Betting

Forecast

Blaklion (6/1), Step Back (7/1), Missed Approach (8/1), Minella Daddy (8/1), Rock The Kasbah (12/1), The Young Master (12/1), Bigbadjohn (12/1), Sugar Baron (12/1), Carole's Destrier (14/1), Dawson City (14/1), Regal Encore (16/1), Rathlin Rose (16/1), Royal Vacation (20/1), Present Man (25/1), Theatre Guide (25/1), Houblon Des Obeaux (25/1), Band Of Blood (25/1), Domesday Book (25/1), Relentless Dreamer (33/1), Benbens (50/1)

Verdict
BLAKLION has put in some impressive weight carrying performances in the past and he can gain compensation for his early exit at Aintree earlier this month by taking this prestigious staying chase. The selection is versatile in terms of ground conditions and can get the better of Missed Approach who showed that he is in good heart when winning at Cheltenham last time out while Rathlin Rose who boasts an impressive record at this venue can take third ahead of Theatre Guide who ran well in this race 12 months ago.
  1. Blaklion
  2. Missed Approach
  3. Rathlin Rose

Previous Winners

2017
Henllan Harri
Weight: 10-0  |Age: 9
Weight: 10-0  |  
Age: 9  |  
J: S Bowen
  |  
T: P Bowen
40/1
Prize Money
1st:
£84,405.00
2nd:
£31,800.00
3rd:
£15,915.00
4th:
£7,950.00
5th:
£3,990.00
6th:
£1,995.00
7th:
£990.00
8th:
£510.00

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