15:40 Ascot

Saturday 31 October 2020

All12:1512:4713:2013:5514:3215:0515:4016:17
  • Sodexo Gold Cup Handicap Chase (Grade 3)
  • Class 1  |   2m 7f 180y  |   Soft  |   14 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:40  |   Winning time: 6m 2.1s
1st
8
14/1
T: A J HoneyballJ: R P McLernon
Chased leader until 5th, stayed handy, led 2 out, pressed last, stayed on well and holding 2nd final 100 yards op 12/1
2nd
1 ¼
13
4/1f
T: H D DalyJ: R Johnson
Hung left, held up towards rear, headway 15th, 3rd 2 out, challenged last, held final 100 yards, stayed on
3rd
13
11
17/2
T: Andrew MartinJ: Shane Quinlan (5)
Held up in mid-division on outside, mistake 2nd, not fluent 4th, headway 12th, 5th 2 out, stayed on approaching last, went 3rd flat, no chance with front pair op 12/1
4th
½
1
11/2
T: P F NichollsJ: Bryony Frost
Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 4th until after 8th, pushed along and in touch bend before 2 out, no extra before last, lost 3rd flat op 6/1
5th
4
2
22/1
T: N J HendersonJ: Nico de Boinville
Led until 10th, led and jumped left 11th, hit 14th and headed, led 16th, headed 2 out, weakened last tchd 20/1
6th
6 ½
3
25/1
T: C L TizzardJ: T Scudamore
Chased leaders, went 2nd after 8th, led 10th, headed next, led 14th until 16th, weakened before 2 out op 18/1
7th
3 ½
4
50/1
T: R WalfordJ: James Best
Mid-division, driven 15th, effort 4 out, weakened after 3 out
8th
2 ¼
9
9/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Bryan Carver (5)
Mid-division on inside, closed when pecked 3rd, not fluent 9th, mistake and lost place 15th, headway 4 out, fading when mistake 2 out, weakened tchd 17/2 and tchd 10/1
9th
1
12
28/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Jamie Neild (7)
Towards rear, mistake 1st, mistake 10th and rider nearly unseated with both legs one side of the saddle, great recovery, headway 12th, weakened from 4 out op 22/1
10th
¾
14
12/1
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: Nick Scholfield
Held up in rear, struggling from 13th
11th
13
7
1111-0
33/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Bridget Andrews
Held up in rear, not fluent 2nd, some headway after 3 out, soon weakened
12th
2
6
1111-1
9/1
T: N J HendersonJ: Aidan Coleman
Chased leaders until 3 out, weakened quickly op 7/1 tchd 13/2

Also Ran

PU
5
11/2
T: C GordonJ: Tom Cannon
Mid-division, mistake 1st, lost place before 5th, not fluent 8th, well beaten from 15th, pulled up before 2 out op 6/1
PU
10
16/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Thomas Bellamy
Not fluent, mistake 3rd, towards rear from 6th, behind when pulled up before 13th
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Betting

Forecast

Whatmore (4/1), Black Corton (11/2), Commanche Red (11/2), Militarian (17/2), Adrien Du Pont (9/1), Valtor (9/1), Django Django (12/1), Regal Encore (14/1), Flying Angel (16/1), Might Bite (22/1), Mister Malarky (25/1), Townshend (28/1), Blaklion (33/1), Walk In The Mill (50/1)

Verdict

Though disappointing in a Grade 2 Kempton novice in February, COMMANCHE RED looked very good indeed when brushing aside subsequent Cheltenham Festival winner Simply The Betts in a handicap there on Boxing Day. He remains with potential in this sphere and gets the nod ahead of Valtor, who is 2-3 at Ascot and resumes on a workable mark. Whatmore and the admirable Black Corton are others to consider.

  1. COMMANCHE RED (IRE)
  2. VALTOR (FR)
  3. WHATMORE

Previous Winners

2019
Vinndication
Weight: 11-0  |Age: 6
2/1

Prize Money

1st: £45,560.002nd: £17,096.003rd: £8,560.004th: £4,264.005th: £2,144.006th: £1,072.00

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