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Festival Handicap Chase 2020 Result

14:50 Tuesday 10 March 2020


Distance: 3m 1f (Old)
Prize: £61,897 Age: 5yo+ Race Type: Chase Going: Soft

A fresh feel to this year's Ultima with many of the field running in a Festival handicap chase for the first time, the first 4 home all second-season chasers, 3 of them having run well in graded novice races here in 2019, easy to take a high view of the form as a result, though the winner had something of a different profile, holding his own in similar contests all season; he travelled well just in behind the pace, probably the ideal spot as it turned out, those that tried to come from the rear typically facing a tough task, while top-weight Vinndication pressed on a bit soon in hindsight.

Non Runners: GENERAL PRINCIPLE (IRE) . Fences: 20.

Winning Owner: Mr P. J. Cave

Time: 6m 49.6s

1 Silk colours for THE CONDITIONAL (IRE), trained by David Bridgwater and owned by Mr P. J. Cave THE CONDITIONAL (IRE) 8 10-6 15/2
J: Brendan Powell T: David Bridgwater
2 Silk colours for KILDISART (IRE), trained by Ben Pauling and owned by Mr Simon Munir & Mr Isaac Souede nk KILDISART (IRE) 8 11-3 10/1
J: Daryl Jacob T: Ben Pauling
3 Silk colours for DISCORAMA (FR), trained by Paul Nolan, Ireland and owned by Andrew Gemmell/Thomas Friel DISCORAMA (FR) 7 11-1 11/2
J: B. J. Cooper T: Paul Nolan, Ireland
4 Silk colours for VINNDICATION (IRE), trained by Kim Bailey and owned by Moremoneythan nk VINNDICATION (IRE) 7 11-12 11/2
J: David Bass T: Kim Bailey
5 Silk colours for BIG RIVER (IRE), trained by Lucinda Russell and owned by Two Black Labs nk BIG RIVER (IRE) 10 10-8 20/1
J: Derek Fox T: Lucinda Russell
6 Silk colours for COBRA DE MAI (FR), trained by Dan Skelton and owned by Norman Lake & Susan Carsberg COBRA DE MAI (FR) 8 10-9 20/1
J: Harry Skelton T: Dan Skelton
7 Silk colours for CEPAGE (FR), trained by Venetia Williams and owned by The Bellamy Partnership 2 CEPAGE (FR) 8 11-8 14/1
J: Charlie Deutsch T: Venetia Williams
8 Silk colours for VINTAGE CLOUDS (IRE), trained by Sue Smith and owned by Mr Trevor Hemmings 5 VINTAGE CLOUDS (IRE) 10 11-4 28/1
J: Ryan Mania T: Sue Smith
9 Silk colours for ATLANTA ABLAZE, trained by Henry Daly and owned by The Last Man Standing 2 ATLANTA ABLAZE 9 10-12 33/1
J: Tom O'Brien T: Henry Daly
10 Silk colours for VIVAS (FR), trained by Charlie Longsdon and owned by Mr Nigel M. Davies 15 VIVAS (FR) 9 9-11 100/1
J: Gavin Sheehan T: Charlie Longsdon
11 Silk colours for BRAVE EAGLE (IRE), trained by Nicky Henderson and owned by Mr Robert Kirkland BRAVE EAGLE (IRE) 8 11-10 25/1
J: Nico de Boinville T: Nicky Henderson
12 Silk colours for MULCAHYS HILL (IRE), trained by Warren Greatrex and owned by McNeill Family and Prodec Networks Ltd MULCAHYS HILL (IRE) 8 10-11 33/1
J: A. P. Heskin T: Warren Greatrex
13 Silk colours for WHO DARES WINS (IRE), trained by Alan King and owned by HP Racing Who Dares Wins WHO DARES WINS (IRE) 8 11-0 10/1
J: Tom Cannon T: Alan King
pu Silk colours for COGRY, trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies and owned by Graham and Alison Jelley COGRY 11 10-10 25/1
J: Sam Twiston-Davies T: Nigel Twiston-Davies
pu Silk colours for ACTIVIAL (FR), trained by Tom George and owned by Mr R. S. Brookhouse ACTIVIAL (FR) 10 10-12 33/1
J: Jonathan Burke T: Tom George
pu Silk colours for TOWNSHEND (GER), trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies and owned by Mr J. D. Neild TOWNSHEND (GER) 9 10-9 40/1
J: Jamie Neild T: Nigel Twiston-Davies
bd Silk colours for QUARENTA (FR), trained by Jonjo O'Neill and owned by Martin, Jocelyn & Steve Broughton QUARENTA (FR) 8 10-4 28/1
J: Harry Cobden T: Jonjo O'Neill
pu Silk colours for SOUPY SOUPS (IRE), trained by Neil Mulholland and owned by Equi ex Incertis Partners SOUPY SOUPS (IRE) 9 10-5 50/1
J: Robert Dunne T: Neil Mulholland
F Silk colours for NO COMMENT, trained by Philip Hobbs and owned by Mr John P. McManus NO COMMENT 9 10-4 12/1
J: Aidan Coleman T: Philip Hobbs
pu Silk colours for BURBANK (IRE), trained by Nicky Henderson and owned by Mr Trevor Hemmings BURBANK (IRE) 8 10-11 25/1
J: Jeremiah McGrath T: Nicky Henderson
pu Silk colours for MISTER MALARKY, trained by Colin Tizzard and owned by Wendy & Malcolm Hezel MISTER MALARKY 7 11-4 12/1
J: Jonjo O'Neill Jr. T: Colin Tizzard
pu Silk colours for ICE COOL CHAMPS (IRE), trained by Kerry Lee and owned by West Coast Haulage Limited ICE COOL CHAMPS (IRE) 9 9-10 100/1
J: Adam Wedge T: Kerry Lee
F Silk colours for ELWOOD (FR), trained by Gordon Elliott, Ireland and owned by Gigginstown House Stud ELWOOD (FR) 6 10-6 18/1
J: L. P. Dempsey T: Gordon Elliott, Ireland

Non Runners: GENERAL PRINCIPLE (IRE) . Fences: 20.

Winning Owner: Mr P. J. Cave

Time: 6m 49.6s


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