14:05 Ludlow

Thursday 4 March 2021

All12:3013:0013:3014:0514:4015:1515:50

    Forbra Gold Cup Handicap Chase

  • 5YO plus  |   Class 3  |   2m 7f 171y  |   Good to Soft  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:05  |   Winning time: 6m 27.38s
1st
Horse silk
8
13/2
T: H D DalyJ: T J O'Brien
Held up in rear, last but in touch when ridden before 4 out, headway when not fluent 3 out, chased leader 2 out, close up last, stayed on strongly flat, led on line op 10/1
2nd
Horse silk
hd
4
811-3
4/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Prominent, led after 14th, joined 15th, ridden before 4 out, extended lead 2 out, narrow advantage last, stayed on flat, headed post
3rd
Horse silk
4
6
4/1
T: O MurphyJ: Fergus Gregory (3)
Held up towards rear, headway into midfield 12th, chased leaders 15th, ridden approaching 4 out, close up 2 out, no extra flat op 9/2 tchd 7/2
4th
Horse silk
19
5
17/2
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: R P McLernon
Prominent, not fluent 3rd, ridden and close up after 15th, weakened before 2 out op 11/2 tchd 5/1
5th
Horse silk
44
7
20/1
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: W T Kennedy
Held up towards rear, ridden after 15th, not fluent 4 out, weakened before 3 out op 18/1 tchd 22/1

Also Ran

UR
Horse silk
1
1212-0
11/1
T: N J HendersonJ: D A Jacob
Midfield, reminder 4th, hit 10th, reminder 13th, ridden before 4 out, close up 3 out, weakening when stumbled and unseated rider 2 out op 7/1
PU
Horse silk
2
13/2
T: K C BaileyJ: David Bass
Midfield, dropped quickly to rear before 12th, detached 13th, pulled up before 14th op 11/2 tchd 7/1
UR
Horse silk
3
10/3f
T: N J HendersonJ: Nico de Boinville
Led, blundered badly 1st, awkward 5th, headed narrowly after 14th, upsides 15th, ridden and weakened quickly before 4 out, blundered and unseated rider 3 out op 5/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£6.40Pl:£2.10, £1.70, £1.50EX:£38.90Trifecta:£193.50Tricast:£116.76SF:£32.76Swingers:£4.60, £4.90, £3.80

Forecasts

Champagne Mystery (10/3), Rocco (4/1), Calipso Collonges (4/1), Head To The Stars (13/2), Wandrin Star (13/2), Ready And Able (17/2), Valtor (11/1), As You Like (20/1)

Verdict

Working out which of these will be on a 'going day' is no easy assignment, with CHAMPAGNE MYSTERY getting the very tentative vote up in trip. Calipso Collonges and Rocco are potential threats.

  1. CHAMPAGNE MYSTERY (IRE)
  2. CALIPSO COLLONGES (FR)
  3. ROCCO (IRE)

Previous Winners

2020
Head To The Stars
Weight: 10-12  |Age: 9
4/1

Prize Money

1st: £9,487.002nd: £2,786.003rd: £1,393.004th: £696.005th: £350.006th: £350.007th: £350.008th: £350.00

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