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Festival Plate 2020 Result

16:10 Thursday 12 March 2020


Distance: 2m 4f 127y (New)
Prize: £61,897 Age: 5yo+ Race Type: Chase Going: Soft

A good mix of novice, second-season and more established chasers and technically the highest-quality renewal of this handicap yet in terms of BHA marks, and, while the finish would obviously have been more satisfactory had last year’s winner Siruh du Lac not come down 2 out and hampered a few of the others, most notably Ben Dundee and Louis' Vac Pouch, the form still looks strong, the favourite likely to have been hard to beat even without that melee.

Non Runners: CLONDAW CASTLE (IRE) . Fences: 17.

Winning Owner: Kate & Andrew Brooks

Time: 5m 26.3s

1 Silk colours for SIMPLY THE BETTS (IRE), trained by Harry Whittington and owned by Kate & Andrew Brooks SIMPLY THE BETTS (IRE) 7 11-4 10/3
J: Gavin Sheehan T: Harry Whittington
2 Silk colours for HAPPY DIVA (IRE), trained by Kerry Lee and owned by Mr Will Roseff HAPPY DIVA (IRE) 9 11-4 20/1
J: Richard Patrick T: Kerry Lee
3 Silk colours for MISTER WHITAKER (IRE), trained by Mick Channon and owned by Mr T. P. Radford MISTER WHITAKER (IRE) 8 11-7 22/1
J: A. P. Heskin T: Mick Channon
4 Silk colours for OLDGRANGEWOOD, trained by Dan Skelton and owned by Chris Giles & Sandra Giles ½ OLDGRANGEWOOD 9 11-2 11/1
J: Harry Skelton T: Dan Skelton
5 Silk colours for BEN DUNDEE (IRE), trained by Gordon Elliott, Ireland and owned by C. Jones 2 BEN DUNDEE (IRE) 8 11-2 10/1
J: Davy Russell T: Gordon Elliott, Ireland
6 Silk colours for SPIRITOFTHEGAMES (IRE), trained by Dan Skelton and owned by Mr N. W. Lake sh SPIRITOFTHEGAMES (IRE) 8 11-4 16/1
J: Bridget Andrews T: Dan Skelton
7 Silk colours for LOUIS' VAC POUCH (IRE), trained by Philip Kirby and owned by The Vacuum Pouch Company Limited 5 LOUIS' VAC POUCH (IRE) 8 10-13 50/1
J: Thomas Dowson T: Philip Kirby
8 Silk colours for LIVELOVELAUGH (IRE), trained by W. P. Mullins, Ireland and owned by Mrs S. Ricci 2 LIVELOVELAUGH (IRE) 10 10-13 33/1
J: B. Hayes T: W. P. Mullins, Ireland
9 Silk colours for SPRINGTOWN LAKE (IRE), trained by Philip Hobbs and owned by Tim Syder 1 SPRINGTOWN LAKE (IRE) 8 10-11 12/1
J: Tom O'Brien T: Philip Hobbs
10 Silk colours for DEATH DUTY (IRE), trained by Gordon Elliott, Ireland and owned by Gigginstown House Stud DEATH DUTY (IRE) 9 11-6 8/1
J: Gavin Peter Brouder T: Gordon Elliott, Ireland
11 Silk colours for SNOW FALCON (IRE), trained by Noel Meade, Ireland and owned by Mrs Patricia Hunt ½ SNOW FALCON (IRE) 10 11-12 33/1
J: E. Walsh T: Noel Meade, Ireland
12 Silk colours for ROBIN DES FORET (IRE), trained by W. P. Mullins, Ireland and owned by Byerley Racing Syndicate 8 ROBIN DES FORET (IRE) 10 11-5 12/1
J: P. Townend T: W. P. Mullins, Ireland
13 Silk colours for VISION DES FLOS (FR), trained by Colin Tizzard and owned by Ann & Alan Potts Limited 1 VISION DES FLOS (FR) 7 11-2 20/1
J: Robbie Power T: Colin Tizzard
14 Silk colours for KAUTO RIKO (FR), trained by Tom Gretton and owned by Mr and Mrs J.Dale and Partners ½ KAUTO RIKO (FR) 9 11-2 50/1
J: David Noonan T: Tom Gretton
15 Silk colours for BLAZER (FR), trained by W. P. Mullins, Ireland and owned by Mr John P. McManus BLAZER (FR) 9 10-12 11/1
J: M. P. Walsh T: W. P. Mullins, Ireland
16 Silk colours for HIGHWAY ONE O ONE (IRE), trained by Chris Gordon and owned by Mr Anthony Ward-Thomas HIGHWAY ONE O ONE (IRE) 8 10-12 50/1
J: Adam Wedge T: Chris Gordon
17 Silk colours for DEYRANN DE CARJAC (FR), trained by Alan King and owned by Mr J. Law 11 DEYRANN DE CARJAC (FR) 7 11-0 14/1
J: Tom Cannon T: Alan King
ur Silk colours for LA BAGUE AU ROI (FR), trained by Warren Greatrex and owned by Mrs Julien Turner & Mr Andrew Merriam LA BAGUE AU ROI (FR) 9 11-4 16/1
J: Richard Johnson T: Warren Greatrex
bd Silk colours for IMPERIAL PRESENCE (IRE), trained by Philip Hobbs and owned by Sir Christopher & Lady Wates IMPERIAL PRESENCE (IRE) 9 11-0 66/1
J: James Best T: Philip Hobbs
pu Silk colours for NOT ANOTHER MUDDLE, trained by Gary Moore and owned by Saloop NOT ANOTHER MUDDLE 9 10-9 20/1
J: Jamie Moore T: Gary Moore
pu Silk colours for CHARMANT (FR), trained by James Ewart and owned by Mr A Phillips & Mr&Mrs Sperling CHARMANT (FR) 8 10-12 33/1
J: Denis O'Regan T: James Ewart
F Silk colours for SIRUH DU LAC (FR), trained by Nick Williams and owned by John White & Anne Underhill SIRUH DU LAC (FR) 7 11-5 14/1
J: Lizzie Kelly T: Nick Williams
F Silk colours for ROYAL VILLAGE (IRE), trained by Ian Williams and owned by R Triple H ROYAL VILLAGE (IRE) 8 10-10 80/1
J: Tom Scudamore T: Ian Williams

Non Runners: CLONDAW CASTLE (IRE) . Fences: 17.

Winning Owner: Kate & Andrew Brooks

Time: 5m 26.3s


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45% Harry Cobden's strike rate on hurdling favourites (rides STRIKING A POSE)