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Friday 5 April 2019

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    Randox Health Topham Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (National Course)

  • 5YO plus  |   Class 1  |   2m 5f 19y  |   Soft (Good to Soft in places)  |   27 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:07  |   Winning time: 5m 32.2s
1st
Horse silk
5
711-2
8/1
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Led 2nd, made rest, went right 13th (valentines), drew clear before last, ridden out flat, stayed on well op 16/1
2nd
Horse silk
6
3
25/1
T: H De BromheadJ: Rachael Blackmore
Chased leaders to 6th, mid-division, driven to chase clear leaders after 3 out, ridden after next, stayed on to take 2nd final 120 yards, no chance with winner op 33/1
3rd
Horse silk
3 ¼
17
25/1
T: P HendersonJ: T J O'Brien
Mid-division on inside, headway 3 out, chased winner turning in, ridden after last, never able to challenge, lost well held 2nd final 120 yards op 20/1
4th
Horse silk
3 ¼
1
611-12
9/2f
T: N J HendersonJ: D A Jacob
Mid-division, driven to chase leaders after 3 out, left 3rd when ridden after last, never on terms, no extra in 4th flat op 13/2
5th
Horse silk
4
11
20/1
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
Mid-division, hampered 15th, outpaced 3 out, ridden after next, stayed on into 5th flat, never nearer tchd 25/1
6th
Horse silk
¾
15
10/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Thomas Bellamy
Tracked leaders, driven and outpaced after 3 out, no impression from next op 14/1 tchd 16/1
7th
Horse silk
13
4
18/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Nick Scholfield
Mid-division, ridden to chase clear leaders 2 out, kept on same pace, never a threat op 20/1 tchd 16/1 and 22/1 early in a place
8th
Horse silk
3 ¾
6
20/1
T: N J HendersonJ: N de Boinville
Prominent, outpaced 2 out, ridden and weakened after last
9th
Horse silk
8
29
66/1
T: Dr R D P NewlandJ: Charlie Deutsch
Behind most of way, driven and stayed on past beaten rivals after last, never nearer
10th
Horse silk
1 ½
25
50/1
T: James MoffattJ: Henry Brooke
Never better than mid-division op 33/1 tchd 40/1
11th
Horse silk
hd
14
40/1
T: H WhittingtonJ: L P Aspell
Towards rear, blundered 12th (canal turn), stayed on into mid-division before 2 out, never involved
12th
Horse silk
1 ¾
2
33/1
T: T R GeorgeJ: J J Burke
Never better than mid-division, behind and struggling 3 out
13th
Horse silk
¾
7
12/1
T: P F NichollsJ: H Cobden
Chased leaders, hit and dropped to mid-division 7th, hampered 3 out, no danger after, weakened next tchd 10/1
14th
Horse silk
1 ¾
16
66/1
T: Jamie SnowdenJ: G Sheehan
Behind, blundered 9th, never able to get involved
15th
Horse silk
3
30
16/1
T: N J HendersonJ: J McGrath
Never better than mid-division, behind from 11th (foinavon), blundered 15th, never involved op 14/1
16th
Horse silk
3
13
9/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
In touch, outpaced 3 out, weakened from next op 8/1
17th
Horse silk
10
20
33/1
T: P BowenJ: R T Dunne
Held up behind, some headway into mid-division 3 out, never near leaders, weakened from next op 25/1
18th
Horse silk
14
26
66/1
T: B PaulingJ: J E Moore
Mistakes, prominent on outside, driven and lost place after 3 out, weakened next op 50/1
19th
Horse silk
2 ¾
10
33/1
T: Miss A MurphyJ: Jack Quinlan
Tracked leaders, pushed along after 3 out, weakened next
20th
Horse silk
2 ½
9
16/1
T: T R GeorgeJ: T Scudamore
Hampered 1st, always behind

Also Ran

F
Horse silk
8
14/1
T: Peter FaheyJ: B J Geraghty
Mid-division, still there when fell 3 out
PU
Horse silk
18
1010-4
25/1
T: W P MullinsJ: D J Mullins
Hampered 1st, always behind, pulled up before 14th
F
Horse silk
19
50/1
T: T ReedJ: Harry Reed (3)
In touch, fell 1st
F
Horse silk
21
33/1
T: N J HendersonJ: James Bowen
Mid-division, headway when fell15th
UR
Horse silk
23
6/1
T: R O'SullivanJ: M A Enright
Prominent until blundered and unseated rider 12th (canal turn) op 5/1 tchd 7/1
UR
Horse silk
27
66/1
T: P BowenJ: S Bowen
Led to 2nd, close up when mistake and unseated rider 4th (water)
PU
Horse silk
28
22/1
T: Miss Lucinda V RussellJ: D R Fox
Tracked leaders, headway 3 out, disputed 2nd 2 out, still there and going well enough when lost action badly approaching last, quickly pulled up soon after op 20/1

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Non-Runners

22
Horse silk
Voix D'Eau22
Weight: 10-0|  Age: 9
T: Miss Lucinda V Russell  J: Callum Bewley
NR
24
Horse silk
Dimple41
Weight: 10-0|  Age: 8
T: A M Thomson  J: Sean Quinlan
NR
12
Horse silk
Born Survivor94
Weight: 10-6|  Age: 8
T: D Skelton  J: Non Runner
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£11.70Pl:£3.70, £7.10, £6.30, £2.40EX:£273.20Trifecta:£9,049.90Tricast:£4,850.22SF:£205.83Swingers:£38.30, £73.40, £121.80

Forecasts

Janika (9/2), Call It Magic (6/1), Cadmium (8/1), Ballyhill (9/1), Flying Angel (10/1), Adrien Du Pont (12/1), Peregrine Run (14/1), Kilcrea Vale (16/1), Activial (16/1), San Benedeto (18/1), Woods Well (20/1), O O Seven (20/1), Born Survivor (20/1), Forest Des Aigles (22/1), Sub Lieutenant (25/1), Doitforthevillage (25/1), Polidam (25/1), Dimple (25/1), Double Shuffle (33/1), Henryville (33/1), Mercian Prince (33/1), Divine Spear (33/1), Bigmartre (40/1), Highland Lodge (50/1), Voix D'Eau (50/1), Indian Temple (50/1), Beau Bay (66/1), Fact Of The Matter (66/1), Equus Secretus (66/1), More Buck's (66/1)

Verdict

Top weight JANIKA can register his first victory since joining this yard by taking a highly competitive renewal of this valuable handicap chase. The selection has shown good form over further since joining this stable and can get the better of Adrien Du Pont who ran well in a Grade 3 handicap last time out. Third place can go the way of the veteran Highland Lodge who has won over these fences in the past.
  1. Janika
  2. Adrien Du Pont
  3. Highland Lodge

Previous Winners

2018
Ultragold
Weight: 11-1  |Age: 10
14/1

Prize Money

1st: £78,582.002nd: £29,554.003rd: £14,770.004th: £7,378.005th: £3,710.006th: £1,848.007th: £952.008th: £504.009th: £280.0010th: £140.00

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