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Sun, 19th Aug 2012
Willmott Dixon Handicap Chase, 2m 4f 110y
11 Runners (4YO plus) (Class 4) Total Prize Fund - £6000

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

Offical Rating

Forecast Price*

1 Shan Blue (IRE) (68J)
7 ch g Anshan - River Runs Blue (IRE) (Over The River (FR))
F/7BP-61 Mr P J Martin


B Hughes
S Gollings

A winner at 6-1 in a chase over this course and distance (good) on his latest outing in June, beating Run Along Boy by 1/2l.

2 Saves Time (IRE) (172J)
5 b g Presenting - Coole Eile (IRE) (King's Ride)
68224- Mr John P McManus


A P McCoy
Jonjo O'Neill

Placed in two hurdle races from five starts. Well beaten at 7-2 behind Lady Karabaya when fourth of 9 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Folkestone over 2m 6f (good) in February.

3 Sadler's Star (GER) (1106F, 20J)
9 b g Alwuhush (USA) - Sadlerella (IRE) (King's Theatre (IRE))
439-445 Mrs J M Haines


M G Nolan (7)
M Blake

He has won two hurdle races and two chases from 2m to 2m 6f on good to firm and good ground. Well beaten at 25-1 behind Allerford Jack when fifth of 11 on his latest outing in a chase at Uttoxeter over 3m (good) last month.

4 Zhukov (IRE) (3J)
10 b g Saddlers' Hall (IRE) - Tamasriya (IRE) (Doyoun)
UU-3251 Mr K Tork

11-8   (7ex)

Mr Kevin Jones (7)
K Tork

Winner of a hurdle race and five chases from 2m to 2m 6f on good to firm and good ground. A winner at 17-2 in a chase at Fontwell over 2m 6f (good) on his latest outing earlier this month, beating Rivermouth by 1 3/4l. Carries a 7lb penalty today for that success.

5 Farmer Frank (GB) (21J)
9 b g Cotation - Carly-j (Cruise Missile)
P243-70 Mr R J Jackson


Harry Haynes
N Kent

He has won three chases from 2m to 2m 6f on good and heavy ground, but last win was over two years ago. Well beaten at 9-1 behind Magical Legend when 11th of 12 on his latest outing in a chase at Stratford over 2m 7f (good to firm) last month.

6 Gunner Rose (GB) (23J)
9 ch g Gunner B - Fortria Rosie Dawn (Derring Rose)
1523P-1 M J And W J Fenn
Tongue strap


T Scudamore
M Scudamore

He has won three chases at 2m 4f on good ground. Won on his latest outing in a chase when 11-4fav over this course and distance (good) last month, beating Ginger's Lad by 1 1/4l.

7 Earl Grez (FR) (19J)
7 ch g Turgeon (USA) - Yoruba (FR) (Cyborg (FR))
822-P66 Mr R Greenway
Cheek pieces


J E Moore
P Bowen

Placed in four chases from 18 starts. Well beaten at 5-1 behind Citrus Mark when sixth of 14 on his latest outing in a chase at Worcester over 2m (good) last month.

8 Ginger's Lad (GB) (924F, 23J)
8 ch g Elmaamul (USA) - Chadwick's Ginger (Crofthall)
P-243P2 W H & Mrs J A Tinning


Jake Greenall (5)
M W Easterby

Successful in two chases at 2m 4f on good to firm and good ground. Beaten 1 1/4l by Gunner Rose when second of 10 at 7-1 on his latest outing in a chase over this course and distance (good) last month.

9 Tregaro (FR) (26J)
6 b g Phantom Breeze (IRE) - Touques (FR) (Tip Moss (FR))
4223-73 Mr Alan R Lyons
Tongue strap


Aidan Coleman
M E Sowersby

Placed in a NH flat race and three chases from 12 starts. Third of 7 behind Le Grand Chene beaten 1l at 10-1 on his latest outing in a chase over this course and distance (good) last month.

10 Phoenix Des Mottes (FR) (1526F, 84J)
9 b g Useful - Camille Des Mottes (FR) (Abdonski (FR))
4214-1P Mr J R Cornwall


Joseph Cornwall (5)
J R Cornwall

Winner of two hurdle races and three chases from 2m 3f to 3m on good and soft ground. Pulled up at the last when 9-1 at Fakenham over 3m (good to firm) in a chase won by Tin Pot Man in May on his latest outing.

11 Cool Newport (IRE) (101F, 14J)
4 b f Byron - Jerez (IRE) (Lake Coniston (IRE))
3B4-077 Mr Mark M Doyle
Tongue strap


P J Brennan
J J Hanlon

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m on good to firm ground. Well beaten at 33-1 behind Tabhachtach when seventh of 13 on her latest outing in a chase at Galway over 2m 1f (soft) earlier this month.

Race Verdict

Gunner Rose and Ginger's Lad finished one-two here last time and there should be little between them on the revised terms, whilst Shan Blue, also a C&D winner last time on his chasing debut, looks to have been harshly rated for that success. Zhukov, returned to action quickly after scoring at Fontwell just three days ago, may be denied a follow-up by a 7lb penalty and a chance is taken with SAVES TIME. He's shown promise in novice hurdle company and it's interesting that Jonjo O'Neill introduces him into handicap company for this fencing debut. Market support would strengthen confidence.

Selection: Saves Time        Danger: Zhukov        Alternative: Gunner Rose
* 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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