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Novices' Handicap Chase 2020 Result

16:50 Tuesday 10 March 2020


Distance: 2m 4f 44y (Old)
Prize: £39,389 Rated: (0-145) Age: 5yo+ Race Type: Chase Going: Soft

A new sponsor but the customary very narrow weights range, a mark of 139 required to secure a run before one of the reserves snuck in from 1 lb lower than that, the race seemingly one of the strong contenders to be dropped from the Festival for 2021 to make way for the new mares chase, but that would be a shame as this latest renewal showcased 2 very well-handicapped youngsters hot on the heels of a 2019 winner set to return to the meeting 12 months on as favourite for the Ryanair; the race was relatively incident-free once they were underway, and the first pair were value for finishing even further ahead of the rest given the leading bunch of 8 had still been very well grouped turning for home; incidentally, this was yet another race on the card in which the start was unsatisfactory, a few of those riders lining up out the back seeming to expect the starter to call a false start when in fact he let them go, one of the leading fancies Espoir de Guye one of those left with virtually no chance.

Non Runners: MELLOW BEN (IRE) . Fences: 16.

Winning Owner: Imperial Racing Partnership 2016

Time: 5m 24s

1 Silk colours for IMPERIAL AURA (IRE), trained by Kim Bailey and owned by Imperial Racing Partnership 2016 IMPERIAL AURA (IRE) 7 11-5 4/1
J: David Bass T: Kim Bailey
2 Silk colours for GALVIN (IRE), trained by Gordon Elliott, Ireland and owned by Mr R. A. Bartlett GALVIN (IRE) 6 11-4 4/1
J: Davy Russell T: Gordon Elliott, Ireland
3 Silk colours for HOLD THE NOTE (IRE), trained by Mick Channon and owned by Mr T. P. Radford 9 HOLD THE NOTE (IRE) 6 11-7 10/1
J: Jonathan Burke T: Mick Channon
4 Silk colours for WHATMORE, trained by Henry Daly and owned by Strachan, Lewis, Gabb, Graham & Inkin ½ WHATMORE 8 11-0 14/1
J: Tom O'Brien T: Henry Daly
5 Silk colours for BEAKSTOWN (IRE), trained by Dan Skelton and owned by Bryan Drew ½ BEAKSTOWN (IRE) 7 11-1 12/1
J: Harry Skelton T: Dan Skelton
6 Silk colours for MITCHOUKA (FR), trained by Gearoid O'Loughlin, Ireland and owned by C. Jones MITCHOUKA (FR) 6 11-1 33/1
J: D. J. McInerney T: Gearoid O'Loughlin, Ireland
7 Silk colours for HIGHEST SUN (FR), trained by Colin Tizzard and owned by Mr Ashley Head 3 HIGHEST SUN (FR) 6 11-2 33/1
J: Robbie Power T: Colin Tizzard
8 Silk colours for CHAMPAGNE COURT (IRE), trained by Jeremy Scott and owned by Mr I F Gosden and Mr DJ Coles sh CHAMPAGNE COURT (IRE) 7 11-5 18/1
J: Nick Scholfield T: Jeremy Scott
9 Silk colours for DALY TIGER (FR), trained by Noel Meade, Ireland and owned by Gigginstown House Stud DALY TIGER (FR) 7 11-1 40/1
J: Sean Flanagan T: Noel Meade, Ireland
10 Silk colours for TORPILLO (FR), trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies and owned by Mr Simon Munir & Mr Isaac Souede TORPILLO (FR) 5 11-6 40/1
J: Daryl Jacob T: Nigel Twiston-Davies
11 Silk colours for EARLOFTHECOTSWOLDS (FR), trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies and owned by Twiston-Davies, Mason, Greer & Kiely 11 EARLOFTHECOTSWOLDS (FR) 6 11-1 16/1
J: Sam Twiston-Davies T: Nigel Twiston-Davies
12 Silk colours for PAINT THE DREAM, trained by Fergal O'Brien and owned by Mr David Brace PAINT THE DREAM 6 11-2 66/1
J: Jack Tudor T: Fergal O'Brien
13 Silk colours for TRAINWRECK (IRE), trained by Henry de Bromhead, Ireland and owned by Gigginstown House Stud 29 TRAINWRECK (IRE) 8 11-1 14/1
J: Rachael Blackmore T: Henry de Bromhead, Ireland
pu Silk colours for DE PLOTTING SHED (IRE), trained by Suzi Best and owned by Kelly, Beal and Vasey DE PLOTTING SHED (IRE) 10 11-1 50/1
J: Tom Scudamore T: Suzi Best
pu Silk colours for LORD SCHNITZEL (IRE), trained by Matthew J. Smith, Ireland and owned by Mr Klaus Koentopp LORD SCHNITZEL (IRE) 7 11-1 33/1
J: B. J. Cooper T: Matthew J. Smith, Ireland
ur Silk colours for KNIGHT IN DUBAI (IRE), trained by Dan Skelton and owned by Mr & Mrs Ben Houghton KNIGHT IN DUBAI (IRE) 7 11-5 20/1
J: Conor Shoemark T: Dan Skelton
F Silk colours for PRECIOUS CARGO (IRE), trained by Nicky Henderson and owned by Mr T. Barr PRECIOUS CARGO (IRE) 7 11-7 14/1
J: Nico de Boinville T: Nicky Henderson
F Silk colours for JARVEYS PLATE (IRE), trained by Fergal O'Brien and owned by The Yes No Wait Sorries & Mr Chris Coley JARVEYS PLATE (IRE) 7 11-5 20/1
J: Paddy Brennan T: Fergal O'Brien
pu Silk colours for ESPOIR DE GUYE (FR), trained by Venetia Williams and owned by Mrs J. Hitchings ESPOIR DE GUYE (FR) 6 11-6 8/1
J: Charlie Deutsch T: Venetia Williams
pu Silk colours for CHAMPAGNE MYSTERY (IRE), trained by Nicky Henderson and owned by Mr Trevor Hemmings CHAMPAGNE MYSTERY (IRE) 6 11-5 25/1
J: Jeremiah McGrath T: Nicky Henderson

Non Runners: MELLOW BEN (IRE) . Fences: 16.

Winning Owner: Imperial Racing Partnership 2016

Time: 5m 24s


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