14:05 Aintree

Saturday 9 November 2019

All12:2012:5513:3014:0514:4015:1515:50

    Virgin Bet Handicap Chase

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 2  |   2m 3f 200y  |   Soft (Good to Soft in places)  |   10 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:05  |   Winning time: 5m 7.5s
1st
Horse silk
7
4/1c
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Held up towards rear, took keen hold, headway from 9th, led 12th, hit 3 out, stayed on op 9/2
2nd
Horse silk
1 ¾
1
711-12
4/1c
T: Miss V WilliamsJ: Charlie Deutsch
Prominent, led 8th, headed 12th, every chance 2 out, held by winner last, kept on tchd 7/2
3rd
Horse silk
12
9
4/1c
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Held up, headway before 4 out, 3rd from next, no impression, one pace op 9/2
4th
Horse silk
½
5
9/2
T: Dr R D P NewlandJ: B S Hughes
Slow 1st, soon handy, effort 9th, ridden and beaten 4th from 3 out, one pace op 4/1
5th
Horse silk
9
10
14/1
T: T R GeorgeJ: J J Burke
Held up towards rear, ridden 9th, never involved, plugged on flat op 12/1
6th
Horse silk
1
2
811-12
25/1
T: H WhittingtonJ: Page Fuller (3)
Led until 8th, led 12th, lost place before 4 out tchd 28/1
7th
Horse silk
1 ½
8
1011-3
17/2
T: P J HobbsJ: T J O'Brien
Held up in rear, blundered 10th, some headway 3 out, no impression op 8/1 tchd 9/1
8th
Horse silk
13
4
40/1
T: T ReedJ: Harry Reed (3)
Prominent until 4th, chased leaders, lost place from 9th, well beaten 4 out

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
3
25/1
T: E J O'GradyJ: P T Enright
Chased leaders on outside, lost place before 4 out, soon behind, pulled up after
T: C L TizzardJ: T Scudamore
Chased leaders, mistakes, lost place 4th, well beaten from 12th, well behind before 3 out, soon pulled up op 7/1 tchd 9/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£4.00Pl:£1.80, £1.70, £1.60EX:£23.70Trifecta:£106.40Tricast:£68.03SF:£20.62Swingers:£4.70, £3.10, £3.90

Forecasts

Riders Onthe Storm (4/1), Cepage (4/1), Oldgrangewood (4/1), Duke Street (9/2), The Russian Doyen (8/1), War Sound (17/2), Copper West (14/1), Bigmartre (25/1), The West's Awake (25/1), Indian Temple (40/1)

Verdict

A very competitive contest on paper. Oldgrangewood is dangerously well handicapped if he can get back to anything like his form of two years ago, following wind surgery. War Sound lost his way a little after winning here last year, but he is a danger to all if firing now freshened again. Cepage, Bigmartre and The Russian Doyen can all have cases made, but the unexposed and in-form DUKE STREET gets the vote now reverting to chases, as there could still be a fair bit more to come.
  1. Duke Street
  2. Cepage
  3. Oldgrangewood

Previous Winners

2018
War Sound
Weight: 10-13  |Age: 9
11/2

Prize Money

1st: £49,520.002nd: £14,704.003rd: £7,352.004th: £3,664.005th: £1,840.006th: £928.007th: £464.008th: £224.00

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