12:30 Aintree

Saturday 7 December 2019

All11:3012:0012:3013:0013:3014:0514:4015:15

Best Odds Guaranteed At Virgin Bet Handicap Chase

Class 3  |   2m 3f 200y  |   Good to Soft  |   10 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 12:30  |   Winning time: 5m 16.1s

1st
9
5/2f
T: O SherwoodJ: L P Aspell
Held up in rear, headway approaching 3 out, went 2nd 2 out, led before last, stayed on well op 9/4 tchd 11/4
2nd
3 ¼
1
16/1
T: C J MannJ: Harry Bannister
Led, clear briefly between from after 3 out until 2 out, headed before last, held flat, kept on op 12/1
3rd
4
10
911-0
66/1
T: Miss Lucinda V RussellJ: Callum Bewley
Chased leaders, not fluent 2nd, soon lost place, effort 3 out, not fluent 2 out, stayed on same pace, took 3rd flat op 50/1
4th
1 ¼
4
8/1
T: Tim VaughanJ: R Johnson
Held up in rear, headway on inside from 3 out, 3rd when not fluent last, one pace and lost 3rd flat op 11/1
5th
nk
11
15/2
T: A E JonesJ: James Best
Tracked leaders, mistake and took 2nd 3 out until next, stayed on same pace op 7/1 tchd 6/1
6th
3
6
911-3
33/1
T: C GrantJ: Henry Brooke
Held up, closed 5th, ridden 3 out, weakened flat
7th
9
8
9/2
T: D SkeltonJ: Bridget Andrews
Soon on touch in outside, not fluent 11th, ridden approaching 3 out, beaten from 2 out op 4/1
8th
19
2
11/1
T: Mrs S J SmithJ: Danny Cook
Chased leader until 3 out, weakened from next tchd 10/1

Also Ran

PU
5
3/1
T: A KingJ: Tom Cannon
Not fluent in rear, mistake and behind 11th, pulled up before 4 out op 9/2 tchd 7/2
PU
7
14/1
T: K DalgleishJ: Craig Nichol
Mid-division, hit 4th, effort 9th, hit 12th, mistake when struggling 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up after 2 out op 16/1

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Non-Runners

3
Lake Takapuna125
Weight: 11-5|  Age: 8
T: J Ewart  J: Sam Twiston-Davies
Betting

Forecast

Sammy Bill (5/2), Rebel Royal (3/1), Amoola Gold (9/2), Duhallow Lad (15/2), Cap St Vincent (8/1), Cracking Find (11/1), Lake Takapuna (14/1), Monsieur Co (14/1), Fixed Rate (16/1), Acdc (33/1), Charmix (66/1)

Verdict
There was plenty to like about SAMMY BILL's debut over fences at Kempton last month and while this is a step up in grade, there could still be plenty of improvement to come from the six-year-old. Rebel Royal is another last time out winner who has a rise in the weights to cope with but he's another who looks well suited to the chasing game. Amoola Gold has to be the main danger after his encouraging effort at Newbury last time out.
  1. Sammy Bill
  2. Amoola Gold
  3. Rebel Royal

Previous Winners

2018
Ballyhill
Weight: 11-11  |Age: 7
Weight: 11-11  |  
Age: 7  |  
J: Sam Twiston-Davies
  |  
T: N A Twiston-Davies
7/2
Prize Money
1st:
£10,397.00
2nd:
£3,053.00
3rd:
£1,526.00
4th:
£763.00
5th:
£350.00
6th:
£350.00
7th:
£350.00
8th:
£350.00

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