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Fri, 4th May 2012
Royal Oak Hotel Betws Y Coed Handicap Chase, 2m 4f 110y
5 Runners (5YO plus) (Class 4) Total Prize Fund - £5000

No/Draw/Horse (days since last run)
Age colour sex, Sire - Dam (Damsire)
Wearing Details

Offical Rating

Forecast Price*

1 Plein Pouvoir (FR) (1756F, 25J)
9 b g Maresca Sorrento (FR) - Dellerie (FR) (Le Pontet (FR))
P45722- Dr Moira Hamlin


Aidan Coleman
Miss V Williams

Successful in two chases at 2m 3f and 2m 5f on soft ground. Beaten 1 1/2l by Global Flyer when second of 10 at 18-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Huntingdon over 3m (good to soft) last month.

2 It's Like That (IRE) (13J)
12 b g Accordion - Hollygrove Cezanne (IRE) (King's Ride)
443242- Mr John P McManus


A P McCoy
Jonjo O'Neill

Winner of five chases from 2m 6f to 3m 2f on ground varying from good to firm to soft. Beaten 21l by Roi De Rose when second of 8 at 4-1 on his latest outing in a chase here over 3m (good to soft) last month.

3 Bhaltair (IRE) (34J)
6 gr g Great Palm (USA) - Gypsy Kelly (IRE) (Roselier (FR))
123134- Boretech


J M Maguire
D McCain Jnr

He has won two hurdle races, a NH flat race and a chase from 2m to 2m 4f on good to firm and good ground. Well beaten at 7-2 behind Take Of Shoc's when fourth of 5 on his latest outing in a chase at Stratford over 2m 1f (good) in March.

4 Ballywatt (IRE) (73J)
6 b g Kayf Tara - Lady Arpel (IRE) (Phardante (FR))
223/430- Mrs David Johnson


Nick Scholfield
K C Bailey

Placed in a hurdle race from three starts. Well beaten at 10-1 behind Total Submission when 12th of 19 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Wetherby over 2m 6f (good to soft) in February.

5 Romanesco (FR) (20J)
7 b g Epistolaire (IRE) - Kadrige (FR) (Video Rock (FR))
5PP885- Happy Go Racing Faces
Tongue strap, Cheek pieces


D C Costello
Mrs A M Thorpe

A winner of a chase at 2m on soft ground. Well beaten at 20-1 behind Dinarius when fifth of 7 on his latest outing in a chase at Chepstow over 2m 3f (good to soft) last month.

Race Verdict

Venetia Williams has her string in tremendous form at present and PLEIN POUVOIR can provide the Herefordshire handler with yet another winner. The nine-year-old gelding has been knocking hard at the door in better company recently and the form of his second over 3m at Huntingdon last time took a boost with the third, Daldini, winning at Southwell on Wednesday. Two course winners, Bhaltair and It's Like That, could give the top weight most to think about.

Selection: Plein Pouvoir        Danger: Bhaltair        Alternative: It's Like That
* These are prices forecast by PA Sport Ltd. and are to be used only as a guide to the betting market.
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