Cazoo Novices' Handicap Chase (GBB Race) 2m 4f

  • (5yo+, 2m 4f, Class 4, 5 runners)
  • Winner £5,010 2nd £2,308 3rd £1,154 4th £578 5th £350 6th £350 7th £350 8th £350
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 17.50s
  • Off time: 13:10:15
Full result
Result 13:10 Worcester
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Duc De Bourbon 11/4f
2nd 6 Wheesht 20 7/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR
1 9/28262-
Yellow, Purple seams, striped cap Samtara 121
  • T:M Keighley
  • J:Patrick Cowley
  • Form: 9/28262-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 115
8 166 11-12 M Keighley Patrick Cowley (3) 115
3 4F46/14-
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Duc De Bourbon (FR) 252
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:Lorcan Williams
  • Form: 4F46/14-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-10t
  • OR: 113
6 164 11-10 t P F Nicholls Lorcan Williams 113
4 5/6F112-
Royal blue, yellow hoop, yellow sleeves, royal blue spots, yellow cap Translink 199
  • T:N P Mulholland
  • J:Sam Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 5/6F112-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-9t
  • OR: 112
7 163 11-9 t N P Mulholland Sam Twiston-Davies 112
5 338441-
LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Jen's Boy 177
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:N de Boinville
  • Form: 338441-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-6p
  • OR: 109
8 160 11-6 p N J Henderson N de Boinville 109
6 P1/3251-
WHITE, RED braces, EMERALD GREEN and WHITE check sleeves, WHITE cap, RED star Wheesht (IRE) 22
  • T:A Ralph
  • J:J J Burke
  • Form: P1/3251-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 105
8 156 11-2 A Ralph J J Burke 105

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR
2 45P132-
Getaway Luv (IRE) 19
  • T:Clive Boultbee-Brooks
  • J:Mr Thomas M O'Brien
  • Form: 45P132-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-11p
  • OR: 114
7 1111 p Clive Boultbee-Brooks Mr Thomas M O'Brien 114

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2021   Presentandcounting (IRE)
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:B S Hughes
7 11-8 D McCain Jnr B S Hughes 5/1

In depth

Verdict

Half of this field are having a first run over fences but all would have some sort of chance though only Wheesht, a winner over further here just over three weeks ago, and last month’s Southwell runner-up Getaway Luv have had a recent run. Jen's Boy is 0-6 over the larger obstacles but has finished second three times. Samtara has not managed a career win in 15 attempts so the vote goes to DUC DE BOURBON, who is a half-brother to useful chaser Astracad and has been waiting for this better ground. Translink is 2-2 over hurdles around here but has a Flat pedigree.

Formwatch

Getaway Luv (IRE)9-1 (11-3) Held up in touch, closer after 6th, pushed along and outpaced over 3 out, no match for winner from well before last, 2nd of 5, 15l behind Clear The Runway (11-10) at Southwell 2m hcp (4) gd in Apr.

Duc De Bourbon (FR)6-4fav (11-10) Held up in touch in 5th, improved going well 3 out, close up 2 out, ridden approaching last, not much room briefly and found little, 4th of 11, 6l behind Generation Gap (11-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Sep.

Wheesht (IRE)3-1 (11-11) Jumped well, led 2nd, went clear 3 out, pushed along before last, ridden and idled flat, stayed on, won at Worcester 2m 7f hcp (4) gd in Apr beating Rose Ohara (11-3) by 2 1/2l, 4 ran.

Samtara11-4 (11-8) Led 2nd, hit 4th, hard pressed 3 out, mistake 2 out, edged left and headed flat, stayed on, held close home, 2nd of 11, 1l behind Jet Plane (11-8) at Ludlow 2m 5f mdn (4) sft in Jan.

Translink7-2jfav (11-6) Mid-division, pushed along to be prominent before 2 out, ridden and strongly pressed leader last, stayed on well, just denied, 2nd of 11, shd behind Getalead (11-5) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp (4) gd in Oct.

Jen's Boy8-1 (11-8) Led, joined 2nd, good jump to lead 9th, pushed along approaching 2 out, ridden before last, stayed on well flat, won at Plumpton 2m 5f hcp (4) gd in Nov beating Cremant (11-7) by 1/2l, 7 ran.