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2:30 Newbury 23 Mar 2018

Be Wiser Insurance Handicap Chase

(Class 3) (0-125, 5yo+) (2m6f93yds) 2m6½f Soft 17 fences
1st £7,152.90 2nd £2,113.10 3rd £1,056.55 4th £528.84 5th £350 6th £350 7th £350 8th £350


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
10 120 126 121 137
b g Gold Well - Stay On Line (IRE) (Over The River)
Chased leaders, hit 8th, mistake 13th, challenged next, led between last 2, stayed on well, ridden out (trainer rep said, regarding improved form shown, gelding was better suited by the soft ground on this occasion which, in his opinion, was slightly better than the ground at sandown park with the same official description) (op 8/1)
9 1111 v 123 116 130
b g Darsi (FR) - Native Artist (IRE) (Be My Native)
Prominent, led 3rd until 5th, prominent, led after 13th, joined next, ridden and headed between last 2, stayed on but always being held from last (op 9/2)
3  4 [5½]
10 1112 p 124 114 127
br g Kayf Tara - Fragrant Rose (Alflora)
Held up behind, steady progress from 10th, went close 5th 4 out, tracked leading pair 2 out, soon ridden, stayed on but not pace to challenge (tchd 13/2 and tchd 15/2)
4  5 [10½]
9 119 t 121 106 120
b g Kayf Tara - Dark Diva (Royal Fountain)
Held up, headway into 6th approaching 4 out, ridden after 3 out, stayed on into 4th run-in but not pace to get on terms (op 9/1)
5  [15]
9 119 t 121 102 115
b g Brian Boru - Glenview Rose I (IRE) (Roselier)
Tracked leaders, mistake 4 out, ridden after next, held in 4th jumping last, faded (vet said gelding was lame left fore) (tchd 10/3)
6  12 [27]
10 111 t 116 86 108
b g Craigsteel - Island Religion (IRE) (Religiously)
Not always fluent, mid-division, hit 1st, headway after 12th, close 3rd when not fluent 3 out, soon ridden, weakened between last 2 (op 12/1)
7  [28¼]
8 117 v 122 91 102
b g Robin Des Pres (FR) - Inter Alia (IRE) (Dr Massini)
Held up, ridden after 12th, never threatened to get involved, weakened between last 2
8  32 [60¼]
8 119 b1 121 59 69
b g Kapgarde (FR) - Jazz And Liquer (FR) (Kahyasi)
Mid-division, dropped towards rear after 6th, struggling after 8th, weakened after 13th, tailed off (op 10/1)
11 114 tp 116
gr g Salford Express (IRE) - Betseale (IRE) (Step Together I)
Always towards rear, hit 4th, tailed off after 12th, pulled up next
9 111 b 113
gr g Turgeon (USA) - Nile Cristale (FR) (Northern Crystal)
In touch, headway 3rd, led 5th, ridden and headed after 13th, soon beaten, tailed off when pulled up before last (tchd 15/2)
7 114 t 116
b g Vertical Speed (FR) - Emily's Bracelet (IRE) (Priolo)
Led until 3rd, hit 6th, lost place 8th, slow next, soon struggling, detached 12th, tailed off when pulled up next (trainer said gelding bled from nose) (tchd 14/1)
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