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13:30 Aintree 8 Dec 2018

Becher Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (National Course) (Class 1) (6YO plus)

Winner £84,195 - 18 ran

3m 1f 188y

Soft

4
Weighed In
Pos. Dist Beaten Horse SP Age / wt OR Jockey / Trainer
1
Dark blue, white stripe and sleeves (Baroness Harding)

12. Walk In The Mill (FR)

chased leaders, not fluent 11th or 14th, 7th 3 out, closed to take 2nd when not fluent 2 out, led before elbow, soon clear, ridden out

10/1 8 10-3 137 James BestRobert Walford
2
Dark green, red cross belts, dark green and beige striped sleeves, dark green cap, red star (Prof Caroline Tisdall & Mr John Gent)

8. Vieux Lion Rouge (FR)

towards rear, closed 4th, lost place 8th, not fluent 14th (foinavon), remote 11th 3 out, progress into 6th last, stayed on from last, went 2nd final 100 yards, no impression on winner

11/1 9 10-12 t p 146 WS T ScudamoreD Pipe
3
Black, yellow triple diamond, red sleeves, yellow cap (Brocade Racing J P Romans Terry Warner)

6. Ultragold (FR)

led until after 1st, chased leaders, 3rd 3 out, disputing 2nd 100 yards out, no impression on winner, kept on

12/1 10 11-0 t 148 T J O'BrienC L Tizzard
4
Pink, light green striped sleeves and cap (Mrs Z Wentworth)

13. Call It Magic (IRE)

led after 1st, prominent, jumped left and headed 6th, led after next, headed before 8th, led 17th, went left next, clear between 3 out and 2 out, headed before elbow, lost 2nd 100 yards out

14/1 8 10-1 b 135 2 M A EnrightRoss O'sullivan
5
Royal blue, white star, white and royal blue halved sleeves, royal blue cap, white star (M Four Properties Ltd)

17. Federici

mid-division on inside, hampered 6th, headway on inside 12th, 4th 3 out, one pace before elbow

33/1 9 10-0 (oh4) p 134 4 B S HughesD McCain Jnr
6 12
Light blue, white star, dark blue sleeves, light blue cap, white star (Alan & Andrew Turner)

7. Missed Approach (IRE)

very slowly away, behind, headway when not fluent 4th, led before 8th, mistake 12th, headed 17th, hampered next, beaten and one pace from last

12/1 8 10-9 b 146 Mr S Waley-Cohen (3)W Greatrex
7 13
Light blue, royal blue spots and sleeves, hooped cap (Mr M Scott)

9. Just A Par (IRE)

mid-division, hampered 6th, remote 9th 3 out, well beaten next

50/1 11 10-12 b 146 Sean QuinlanJames Moffatt
8
Dark green, yellow cross belts, diabolo on sleeves (Mr & Mrs Mark Woodhouse)

5. Present Man (IRE)

prominent, led 6th, headed after next, 5th 3 out, weakened next

11/1 8 11-3 t 151 Bryony FrostP F Nicholls
9
Maroon and white stripes, maroon cap, white hoop (Mr C Jones)

4. Noble Endeavor (IRE)

chased leaders, slow and lost a few places 3rd, remote 10th 3 out, well beaten from next

14/1 9 11-4 152 K M DonoghueG Elliott
10 6
Black, yellow epaulets, yellow sleeves, black stars and cap (Mr N J Heffernan)

10. Crosshue Boy (IRE)

chased leaders, not fluent 10th, blundered and lost place 18th, 8th 3 out, well held next

12/1 8 10-10 t 144 1 D J MullinsSean Doyle
11 15
Red, white star, red sleeves, black stars, white cap, red star (S Such & Cg Paletta)

2. Blaklion

mid-division, closed 13th, mistake and rider lost iron briefly 15th (canal turn), 6th 3 out, well beaten next

9/2 Fav 9 11-10 158 Sam Twiston-DaviesN A Twiston-Davies
12
Red, yellow chevron, red sleeves, yellow seams, striped cap (Mr Graeme Slesser)

18. Dare To Endeavour

hampered start, behind, hampered 2nd, tailed off 13th 3 out

66/1 11 9-11 (oh17) t 134 18 A W Short (3)P Griffin
PU
Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap (Gigginstown House Stud)

1. Don Poli (IRE)

prominent early, chased leaders, lost place before 13th, tailed off 12th 3 out, pulled up before 2 out

10/1 9 11-12 160 2 J W KennedyG Elliott
F
Maroon and light blue diabolo, light blue sleeves, quartered cap (Mills & Mason Partnership)

3. Ballyoptic (IRE)

reluctant to leave start, held up towards rear, headway 10th, chasing leaders when fell next

15/2 2Fav 8 11-7 155 Thomas BellamyN A Twiston-Davies
U
Brown, orange epaulets and star on cap (Mrs C J Dunn)

11. Regal Flow

towards rear, mistake 10th, blundered and unseated rider 14th (foinavon)

20/1 11 10-6 140 James BowenR H Buckler
F
Red, white sash, royal blue cap (Cheveley Park Stud)

14. Highland Lodge (IRE)

prominent, hampered and fell 6th (chair)

16/1 12 10-1 p 135 Henry BrookeJames Moffatt
F
Red, white cross of lorraine and sleeves, red cap (Mrs Kay Browne)

15. Fine Theatre (IRE)

fell 2nd

14/1 8 10-0 (oh2) t b 134 2 J J BurkeP Nolan
PU
Mauve, pink seams, mauve sleeves, pink star on cap (Ms Diane Carr)

16. Mustmeetalady (IRE)

towards rear on outside, mistakes, well beaten 17th, pulled up before next

40/1 8 10-0 (oh4) 134 4 R P McLernonJonjo O'Neill

Off Time: 13:36:07

Winning Time: 6m 51.90s

Last Updated: 1 Mar 2019 09:59:07

Pos Date Race Details Result SP Age/Wgt Jockey OR Video
1

chased leaders, not fluent 11th or 14th, 7th 3 out, closed to take 2nd when not fluent 2 out, led before elbow, soon clear, ridden out

10/1 8 10-3 James Best 137
3/11 07 Jan 2019 Chp 19½F GS  Cl4 NovHdl £4,094 (J) to Dashel Drasher (15L)   7/2 2Fav 911-2 James Best -
3/13 05 Mar 2019 Exe 23F GS  Cl4 NovHdlDiv1 £4,224 (J) to Truckers Lodge (13¾L)   9/4 Fav 911-3 James Best 138
4/40 06 Apr 2019 Ain 34½F GS  Cl1 HcpChGd3 £500,000 (J) to Tiger Roll (16L)   25/1 910-4 James Best 144
2

towards rear, closed 4th, lost place 8th, not fluent 14th (foinavon), remote 11th 3 out, progress into 6th last, stayed on from last, went 2nd final 100 yards, no impression on winner

11/1 9 10-12 t p T Scudamore 146
PU/20 27 Dec 2018 Chp 29½F Sft  Cl1 HcpChGd3 £85,425 (J) to Elegant Escape  12/1 911-3 T Scudamore 146
PU/15 16 Feb 2019 Hdo 28½F Gd  Cl1 HcpChGd3 £56,950 (J) to Robinsfirth  9/1 1011-2 T Scudamore 146
15/40 06 Apr 2019 Ain 34½F GS  Cl1 HcpChGd3 £500,000 (J) to Tiger Roll (42L)   50/1 1010-6 T Scudamore 146
3

led until after 1st, chased leaders, 3rd 3 out, disputing 2nd 100 yards out, no impression on winner, kept on

12/1 10 11-0 t T J O'Brien 148
5/12 12 Jan 2019 War 29F Gd  Cl1 HcpChGd3 £42,712 (J) to Impulsive Star (14¾L)   25/1 1111-2 R Johnson 148
PU/15 13 Mar 2019 Che 30F Sft  Cl2 Ch £40,235 (J) to Tiger Roll  14/1 1111-4 H Cobden 147
14/40 06 Apr 2019 Ain 34½F GS  Cl1 HcpChGd3 £500,000 (J) to Tiger Roll (39L)   50/1 1110-7 T J O'Brien 147
4

led after 1st, prominent, jumped left and headed 6th, led after next, headed before 8th, led 17th, went left next, clear between 3 out and 2 out, headed before elbow, lost 2nd 100 yards out

14/1 8 10-1 b M A Enright 135 2
2/5 13 Feb 2019 Fai 23½F Gd  Ch €16,000 (J) to Snugsborough Benny (6L)   7/4 2Fav 910-11 Ruby Walsh 135
U/27 05 Apr 2019 Ain 21F Sft  Cl1 HcpChGd3 £78,582 (J) to Cadmium  6/1 2Fav 910-0 M A Enright 136
6/6 21 Apr 2019 Cor 24F Gd/Y  Cl1 HcpChGd3 €23,675 (J) to Timeforwest (33L)   14/1 911-0 M A Enright -
5

mid-division on inside, hampered 6th, headway on inside 12th, 4th 3 out, one pace before elbow

33/1 9 10-0 (oh4) p B S Hughes 134 4
7/11 26 Jan 2019 Don 24F Gd  Cl1 HcpChList £56,950 (J) to Go Conquer (36L)   12/1 1010-3 B S Hughes 130
PU/18 06 Apr 2019 Ain 25F Gd  Cl1 HcpChGd3 £42,202 (J) to Kildisart  33/1 1010-6 Henry Brooke 128
6 12

very slowly away, behind, headway when not fluent 4th, led before 8th, mistake 12th, headed 17th, hampered next, beaten and one pace from last

12/1 8 10-9 b Mr S Waley-Cohen (3) 146
7 13

mid-division, hampered 6th, remote 9th 3 out, well beaten next

50/1 11 10-12 b Sean Quinlan 146
PU/40 06 Apr 2019 Ain 34½F GS  Cl1 HcpChGd3 £500,000 (J) to Tiger Roll  100/1 1210-2 Aidan Coleman 142
8

prominent, led 6th, headed after next, 5th 3 out, weakened next

11/1 8 11-3 t Bryony Frost 151
4/7 19 Jan 2019 Tau 28½F GS  Cl2 Ch £31,080 (J) to Royal Vacation (39L)   7/1 911-2 Bryony Frost 151
PU/15 27 Apr 2019 San 29F Gd  Cl1 HcpChGd3 £84,405 (J) to Talkischeap  14/1 911-2 Bryony Frost 150
9

chased leaders, slow and lost a few places 3rd, remote 10th 3 out, well beaten from next

14/1 9 11-4 K M Donoghue 152
10/24 12 Mar 2019 Che 25F Sft  Cl1 HcpChGd3 £61,897 (J) to Beware The Bear (16¾L)   14/1 1011-7 D N Russell 150
PU/40 06 Apr 2019 Ain 34½F GS  Cl1 HcpChGd3 £500,000 (J) to Tiger Roll  50/1 1010-10 M A Enright 150
10 6

chased leaders, not fluent 10th, blundered and lost place 18th, 8th 3 out, well held next

12/1 8 10-10 t D J Mullins 144 1
5/14 17 Mar 2019 Wex 20½F SH  HcpHdl €11,396 (J) to Fine Theatre (26L)   8/1 911-2 M A Enright 120
3/13 05 Apr 2019 Wex 20F Y  HcpHdl €10,164 (J) to Darver Star (12¾L)   12/1 911-9 Mr H D Dunne 120
F/23 13 Apr 2019 Ayr 32F Gd  Cl1 HcpChGd3 £122,442 (J) to Takingrisks  7/1 2Fav 910-8 S W Flanagan 142
6/6 22 Apr 2019 Fai 20F Gd/Y  Cl1 ChGd2 €59,000 (J) to Jett (37L)   14/1 911-2 Mr H D Dunne 142
3/6 05 Jul 2019 Wex 20F Gd  Ch €11,820 (J) to Peregrine Run (16½L)   14/1 911-2 Mr H D Dunne 142
16/22 31 Jul 2019 Gal 22½F Gd  HcpCh €176,999 (J) to Borice (68L)   50/1 910-6 (ow2) Mr H D Dunne 142
11 15

mid-division, closed 13th, mistake and rider lost iron briefly 15th (canal turn), 6th 3 out, well beaten next

9/2 Fav 9 11-10 Sam Twiston-Davies 158
8/10 12 Jan 2019 War 25F Gd  Cl2 HcpHdl £15,640 (J) to Keeper Hill (11L)   12/1 1011-12 Sam Twiston-Davies 152
5/13 16 Feb 2019 Hdo 24½F Gd  Cl2 HcpHdl £12,996 (J) to Sykes (11¼L)   7/1 1011-12 J Nailor 147
12

hampered start, behind, hampered 2nd, tailed off 13th 3 out

66/1 11 9-11 (oh17) t A W Short (3) 134 18
9/10 30 Dec 2018 Hdo 27½F Sft  Cl2 HcpCh £15,640 (J) to Chef D'oeuvre (71L)   40/1 1110-2 A W Short 117
PU

prominent early, chased leaders, lost place before 13th, tailed off 12th 3 out, pulled up before 2 out

10/1 9 11-12 J W Kennedy 160 2
PU/11 24 Jan 2019 Gow 24F Sft  Cl1 HdlGd2 €26,550 (J) to Presenting Percy  33/1 1011-3 J W Kennedy 147
3/5 16 Mar 2019 Dro 26F SH  Ch €12,320 (J) to Jury Duty (35L)   9/2 1011-0 S W Flanagan 157
19/40 06 Apr 2019 Ain 34½F GS  Cl1 HcpChGd3 £500,000 (J) to Tiger Roll (117L)   66/1 1011-3 Mr P W Mullins 157
PU/17 04 May 2019 Pun 31F Gd/Y  HcpCh €29,500 (J) to Cloudy Morning  25/1 1011-10 Thomas Dowson 145
F

reluctant to leave start, held up towards rear, headway 10th, chasing leaders when fell next

15/2 2Fav 8 11-7 Thomas Bellamy 155
6/20 27 Dec 2018 Chp 29½F Sft  Cl1 HcpChGd3 £85,425 (J) to Elegant Escape (27L)   20/1 811-12 Thomas Bellamy 155
PU/15 16 Feb 2019 Hdo 28½F Gd  Cl1 HcpChGd3 £56,950 (J) to Robinsfirth  12/1 911-11 Thomas Bellamy 155
F/40 06 Apr 2019 Ain 34½F GS  Cl1 HcpChGd3 £500,000 (J) to Tiger Roll  25/1 911-1 Thomas Bellamy 155
U

towards rear, mistake 10th, blundered and unseated rider 14th (foinavon)

20/1 11 10-6 James Bowen 140
10/20 27 Dec 2018 Chp 29½F Sft  Cl1 HcpChGd3 £85,425 (J) to Elegant Escape (49L)   33/1 1110-11 Sean Houlihan 140
5/7 19 Jan 2019 Tau 28½F GS  Cl2 Ch £31,080 (J) to Royal Vacation (78L)   40/1 1211-2 Sean Houlihan 138
3/8 11 Mar 2019 Tau 28½F GS  Cl3 HcpCh £9,357 (J) to Samuel Jackson (26L)   16/1 1211-9 Page Fuller 137
PU/19 16 Mar 2019 Utt 34F Hy  Cl1 HcpChList £84,405 (J) to Potters Corner  22/1 1210-9 Sean Houlihan 137
3/10 31 Mar 2019 Asc 24F Gd  Cl2 HcpCh £18,768 (J) to Rathlin Rose (5¼L)   25/1 1210-10 Sean Houlihan 132
6/6 21 Apr 2019 Ffl 28F Gd  Cl3 HcpCh £15,890 (J) to Pobbles Bay (85L)   9/2 2Fav 1211-5 H Cobden 131
F

prominent, hampered and fell 6th (chair)

16/1 12 10-1 p Henry Brooke 135
10/27 05 Apr 2019 Ain 21F Sft  Cl1 HcpChGd3 £78,582 (J) to Cadmium (44L)   50/1 1310-0 Henry Brooke 136
F

fell 2nd

14/1 8 10-0 (oh2) t b J J Burke 134 2
15/18 05 Jan 2019 Cor 20F Sft  HcpHdl €15,375 (J) to Midnight Stroll (40L)   28/1 910-4 E T Daly 120
7/19 24 Jan 2019 Gow 20F Sft  HcpHdl €11,088 (J) to Allez Kal (11¼L)   20/1 911-7 E T Daly 118
PU/5 13 Feb 2019 Fai 23½F Gd  Ch €16,000 (J) to Snugsborough Benny  6/1 910-11 B J Cooper 130
Won/14 17 Mar 2019 Wex 20½F SH  HcpHdl €11,396 (J) bt Brave Out (¾L)   16/1 910-13 K Brogan 117
10/24 01 May 2019 Pun 21F Y  HcpHdl €18,450 (J) to Musical Slave (11L)   33/1 911-11 K Brogan 122
PU

towards rear on outside, mistakes, well beaten 17th, pulled up before next

40/1 8 10-0 (oh4) R P McLernon 134 4
8/11 01 Jan 2019 Exe 24F GS  Cl3 HcpCh £12,931 (J) to Achille (44L)   25/1 911-12 Jonjo O'Neill Jr. 130
9/11 09 Mar 2019 San 24F Sft  Cl3 HcpCh £12,512 (J) to Commodore (29L)   22/1 911-5 Jonjo O'Neill Jr. 128
3/5 20 Apr 2019 Hdo 28½F Gd  Cl3 HcpCh £12,512 (J) to Minella Daddy (9L)   7/4 Fav 911-3 Jonjo O'Neill Jr. 125
3/4 26 May 2019 Utt 26F GS  Cl3 HcpCh £7,153 (J) to Gardiners Hill (22L)   5/1 911-10 A P Cawley 122
Won/3 17 Aug 2019 Per 24F Hy  Cl4 HcpCh £8,187 (J) bt Max Do Brazil (20L)   2/1 2Fav 911-12 Jonjo O'Neill Jr. 120
5/6 09 Sep 2019 Per 24F Sft  Cl3 HcpCh £8,187 (J) to Amalfi Doug (24L)   5/2 2Fav 911-12 R P McLernon 127
Pace Summary
Betting returns
Type Winnings
Betfair SP £16.55
Tote Win £13.30 (12)
Tote Place £3.50 (12) , £3.00 (8) , £2.90 (6) , £4.00 (13)
Tote Swinger £38.20 (6, 8) , £42.80 (6, 12) , £27.60 (8, 12)
Tote Exacta £135.30 (12, 8)
Tote Trifecta £2375.90 (12, 8, 6)
CSF £114.84 (12, 8)
Tricast £1365.87 (12, 8, 6)