Betsi Handicap 1m 2f

  • (4yo+, 1m 2f, Class 2, 4 runners)
  • Winner £13,500 2nd £6,338 3rd £3,170 4th £1,585
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 2m 3.60s
  • Off time: 18:36:15
Full result
Result 18:35 Chelmsford City
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Greatgadian 5/4f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR
1 (2) 15/5144-
Royal blue, white hoop, white sleeves, royal blue stars, white cap, royal blue star Johnny Drama (IRE) 272
  • T:A M Balding
  • J:Callum Hutchinson
  • Form: 15/5144-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-11t
  • OR: 107
7 137 9-11 t A M Balding Callum Hutchinson (5) 107
2 (3) 33158-1
Royal blue, white hoop, striped sleeves, white cap, royal blue star Greatgadian (GER) 21
  • T:R Varian
  • J:Ray Dawson
  • Form: 33158-1
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 98
4 128 9-2 R Varian Ray Dawson 98
3 (1) 1215-62
Black and White (halved), sleeves reversed, Red cap Peter The Great 20
  • T:J & T Gosden
  • J:R Havlin
  • Form: 1215-62
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-13p1
  • OR: 95
4 125 8-13 p1 J & T Gosden R Havlin 95
4 (4) 36-6131
Royal blue, grey chevron, grey and royal blue halved sleeves Arthur's Realm (IRE) 28
  • T:E A L Dunlop
  • J:Marco Ghiani
  • Form: 36-6131
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-7
  • OR: 89
4 119 8-7 E A L Dunlop Marco Ghiani 89

In depth

Verdict

Greatgadian returned to action with a course and distance success but has been raised 6lb while Arthur's Realm is upped in class after winning over a shorter trip here. PETER THE GREAT failed to land the odds at Newcastle last time but finished well clear of the rest and, with cheekpieces likely to bring improvement, the Gosdens’ charge gets another chance. Johnny Drama, last year’s John Smith’s Cup winner at York, remains 9lb higher and has undergone wind surgery since last in action.

Formwatch

Greatgadian (GER)2-1fav (9-7) Midfield, pushed along over 1f out, headway to lead 1f out, ridden clear inside final furlong, won at Chelmsford City 1m 2f hcp (3) pol in Apr beating Satono Japan (9-4) by 2 3/4l, 5 ran.

Peter The Great8-11fav (9-7) Slowly away, tracked leaders, went 2nd over 3f out, ridden to press winner from 1f out, unable to quicken towards finish, 2nd of 5, 1l behind Possible Man (9-3) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp (3) pol in Apr.

Arthur's Realm (IRE)6-1 (9-7) Rider removed hood late, slowly away, in touch in rear, wide and headway approaching final furlong, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Chelmsford City 1m hcp (4) pol in Apr beating Newton Jack (8-13) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.

Johnny Drama (IRE)15-2 (9-10) Prominent, headway on outside 3f out, ridden over 2f out, close up entering final furlong, faded close home, 4th of 15, 1 3/4l behind Sam Cooke (8-10) at York 1m 4f hcp (2) gf in Aug.