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3:35 Warwick 13 Jan 2018

Betfred Classic Handicap Chase (Grade 3)

(Class 1) (5yo+) (3m5f54yds) 3m5f Soft 22 fences
1st £42,712.50 2nd £16,027.50 3rd £8,025 4th £3,997.50 5th £2,010 6th £1,005

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Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
11 112 b1 134 83 151
b g Milan - Ardenbar (Ardross)
Led until after 2nd, chased leader, led again 5th to next, led 9th, clear approaching 2 out, pushed out (op 14/1)
2  11
9 118 p 138 79 144
b g King's Theatre (IRE) - Wyldello (Supreme Leader)
Chased leaders, ridden to chase winner approaching 2 out, stayed on same pace (op 11/1)
3  12 [23]
8 1112 p 139 72 132
b g Golan (IRE) - Polly's Dream (IRE) (Beau Sher)
Headway to lead after 2nd, not fluent 4th, headed next, led again 6th, headed 9th, chased winner to 18th, ridden and weakened approaching 2 out (op 5/1 tchd 4/1)
4  [27½]
8 116 136 65 128
b g Midnight Legend - Blue Shannon (IRE) (Be My Native)
Raced keenly, prominent, chased winner 18th, mistake 3 out, ridden and lost 2nd when mistake 2 out, soon weakened (vet said gelding was suffering from post-race heat stress and lost right fore shoe) (op 16/1 tchd 18/1)
5  2 [29½]
8 1110 t 137 65 124
b m Midnight Legend - Cresswell Willow (IRE) (Witness Box)
Chased leaders, lost place 10th, headway 15th, ridden and weakened after 3 out (op 8/1)
6  [30¾]
10 1111 138 65 123
b g Darsi (FR) - Lady Pep (IRE) (Cajetano)
Held up, headway 16th, weakened 19th (op 15/2 tchd 7/1)
7  4 [34¾]
10 110 v1 127 51 108
b g Dr Massini (IRE) - Indian Legend (IRE) (Phardante)
Prominent until weakened 3 out (op 8/1)
8  40 [74¾]
10 109 v 127 21 68
b g Kayf Tara - Firecracker Lady (IRE) (Supreme Leader)
Held up, in rear and driven along from 15th, never on terms (trainer said gelding was unsuited by going, which was described as soft, good to soft in places, and would prefer more testing conditions) (op 11/2 tchd 9/2)
PU   
11 1012 p 125
wh g Machiavellian Tsar (FR) - Fleur De Mad (FR) (Maiymad)
Held up and always in rear, behind when hit 14th, pulled up before next (op 20/1)
PU   
10 1111 b 138
b g Presenting - Atlantic Jane (Tamure)
Prominent, not fluent and lost place 6th, weakened 15th, behind when pulled up before next (op 20/1 tchd 16/1)
PU   
9 114 131
ch g Double Eclipse (IRE) - Gailybay Ellen (IRE) (Supreme Leader)
Held up, headway 15th, mistake 18th, soon ridden and weakened, behind when pulled up before last (op 16/1 tchd 20/1)
PU   
8 113 t 130
b g Stowaway - B Greenhill (Gunner B)
Held up, mistake 4th, behind from 8th, pulled up before 16th (jockey said gelding was never travelling) (op 14/1)
PU   
7 1013 p1 131
b g King's Theatre (IRE) - Ninna Nanna (FR) (Garde Royale)
Held up in touch, mistake and lost place 7th, weakened 15th, behind when pulled up before 2 out (op 12/1)
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