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2:20 Haydock 2 Dec 2020

My Odds Boost On Betfair Veterans' Handicap Chase (Leg 12 Of The Veterans' Chase Series)

(Class 2) (0-150, 10yo+) (3m1f125yds) 3m1½f Heavy 18 fences 1 omitted
1st £14,271.18 2nd £4,353.19 3rd £2,274.19 4th £1,234.69


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
10 108 tp 132 68 137
b g Mahler - Mere Gaye (IRE) (Gildoran)
Held up in behind leaders, went second 5 out, ridden 3 out, 2 lengths down last, stayed on run-in, led final strides (trainer's rep said, regarding the apparent improvement in form, that gelding had stripped fitter for its reappearance run after a 246-day break and further appreciated the flatter Haydock track on this occasion) (op 11/1 tchd 9/1)
2  hd
10 112 140 76 145
b g King's Theatre (IRE) - Shivermetimber (IRE) (Arctic Lord)
Prominent, disputed lead 11th, mistake 12th, led 5 out, 1 length lead and ridden 2 out, 2 length lead last, no extra run-in, headed final strides (op 6/1 tchd 17/2)
3  15 [15¼]
10 100 124 47 121
b g Vertical Speed (FR) - Beesplease (IRE) (Snurge)
Chased leaders, close up 7th, disputed lead and mistake 11th, headed and not fluent 5 out, weakened from 3 out (tchd 11/8)
4  8 [23¼]
10 106 p 137 53 119
b g Beneficial - Houseoftherisinsun (IRE) (Fourstars Allstar)
Held up in behind leaders, lost ground after 5 out, soon got well behind (op 18/1 tchd 16/1)
12 112 140
b g Midnight Legend - Morsky Baloo (Morpeth)
Led, headed 11th, tracked leaders when blundered 13th, soon got behind, pulled up before 3 out (op 6/1 tchd 7/1)
11 112 140
b g Well Chosen - Despute (IRE) (Be My Native)
Chased leaders, lost ground and mistake 3rd, soon got behind, pulled up before 9th (jockey said gelding was never travelling) (op 5/1 tchd 4/1 and tchd 11/2)
12 1112 150
b g Astarabad (USA) - Belle Yepa (FR) (Mansonnien)
Held up in rear, blundered and unseated rider 5th, fatally injured (op 12/1)
Second last fence on second circuit omitted; stricken horse
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