14:40 Newbury

Saturday 2 March 2019

All13:3014:0514:4015:1015:4516:1516:50

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

Class 1  |   2m 3f 187y  |   Good to Soft  |   16 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 14:40  |   Winning time: 4m 56.65s

1st
6
11/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Nick Scholfield
Mid-division, steady headway before 4 out, chased leaders went 2nd at the last, ridden to lead run-in, stayed on well tchd 10/1
2nd
2 ¼
10
910-13
20/1
T: P J HobbsJ: T J O'Brien
Chased leader until 4th, prominent, 2nd again 4 out, led soon after next, headed and no extra run-in op 25/1
3rd
2
8
1211-0
16/1
T: A KingJ: Tom Cannon
Jumped right, chased leaders, pecked 12th, outpaced 2 out, kept on into 3rd run-in op 14/1
4th
2 ½
5
1011-7
8/1
T: Miss E C LavelleJ: T Scudamore
Never that fluent, in touch in mid-division, went 2nd 7th until 4 out, chased leaders, 2nd again and hanging left when hampered 2 out, lost 2nd at the last, hung left and no extra in 4th run-in
5th
1 ¼
1
611-12
5/1f
6th
3 ½
13
9/1
T: Dr R D P NewlandJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Mid-division on inside, headway chasing leaders 10th, outpaced before 4 out, plugged on, no danger op 10/1 tchd 11/1
7th
7
16
20/1
T: Oliver GreenallJ: P J Brennan
Always towards rear op 22/1
8th
8
4
16/1
T: Miss Amy MurphyJ: Jack Quinlan
Jumped right, led, ridden and headed soon after 3 out, weakened quickly between last 2 op 14/1
9th
nk
12
14/1
T: D SkeltonJ: William Marshall (10)
Held up towards rear, never involved op 16/1 tchd 20/1
10th
nk
2
14/1
T: P F NichollsJ: N D Fehily
Held up towards rear tchd 16/1
11th
14
7
1011-1
7/1
T: P J HobbsJ: C Gethings
Always towards rear, never on terms
12th
1 ½
11
710-9
50/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Always towards rear, never on terms
13th
11
14
20/1
T: C E LongsdonJ: J J Burke
Mid-division on inside, weakened after 10th op 16/1

Also Ran

PU
3
25/1
T: F O'BrienJ: B J Geraghty
Always behind, tailed off 9th, pulled up soon after tchd 20/1
UR
9
11/2
T: Kerry LeeJ: Richard Patrick (3)
Chasing leaders when blundered and unseated rider 8th op 5/1
PU
15
33/1
T: C L TizzardJ: Ben Godfrey (7)
Chased leaders, went 2nd 4th until 7th, chased leaders, weakened before 10th, tailed off 12th, pulled up before 3 out

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Betting

Forecast

Dolos (5/1), Happy Diva (11/2), War Sound (7/1), Javert (8/1), Dustin Des Mottes (9/1), San Benedeto (11/1), Value At Risk (14/1), Warriors Tale (14/1), Valdez (16/1), Mercian Prince (16/1), Gala Ball (20/1), Zalvados (20/1), Nightfly (20/1), Master Dee (25/1), Shanahan's Turn (33/1), Azzuri (50/1)

Verdict
A wide-open look to this handicap with not too many appealing as particularly well handicapped. Ultra-consistent mare HAPPY DIVA gets the vote after a solid win over an in-form horse at Huntingdon latest suggesting she is still thriving and she is a regular in these sort of contests. War Sound has been well backed for this contest and if back to his Aintree form earlier in the season he would have a big chance. Dolos appeals the most of the Ditcheat trio and the form of the Nicholls team makes him therefore worthy of serious respect.
  1. Happy Diva
  2. War Sound
  3. Dolos
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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