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Castel Royal Artillery Gold Cup (A Chase For Military Amateur Jockeys)

  • Prize money: £8555.75
  • 3m 0f 37y
  • Class 3
  • 5 runners
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Castel Royal Artillery Gold Cup (A Chase For Military Amateur Jockeys)

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

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5/4 (Won)

  • Win: £2.63
  • Place: £1.40

Form: UP-P81 CD

Last run: 20 days

W: 12st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Ex-Noel Meade; £16,000 buy last August and surged back to his best form at the first time of asking for his new connections, winning the Grand Military Gold Cup over C&D (soft) three weeks ago under Major Will Kellard, a race in which Fil D'Ariane was about 15l back in third (same weights as today) and Broken Halo unseated before push came to shove; solid chance.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

5

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

4m 2f 8y

Class 1

15:00 Uttoxeter

Farceur Du Large

11st 0lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Jamie Snowden

Had some smart form in Ireland before losing his way and changing hands for £16,000; a feather in Jamie Snowden's cap to have got him back on track with two 3m soft-ground wins at Sandown; those were military races for amateurs and yet the form has substance with the horses he beat on both occasions subsequently winning handicaps; probably on a good mark and he wasn't in form when pulled up in last season's Irish National on his only previous crack at a marathon trip; effective on heavy.

12/1

1st

1

15th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 3

15:05 Sandown

Farceur Du Large

12st 10lb

J: Maj Will Kellard

T: Jamie Snowden

Ex-Noel Meade; £16,000 buy last August and surged back to his best form at the first time of asking for his new connections, winning the Grand Military Gold Cup over C&D (soft) three weeks ago under Major Will Kellard, a race in which Fil D'Ariane was about 15l back in third (same weights as today) and Broken Halo unseated before push came to shove; solid chance.

5/4

1st

1

26th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 3

15:00 Sandown

Farceur Du Large

12st 10lb

J: Maj Will Kellard

T: Jamie Snowden

Won a good Punchestown chase last season when in the Gigginstown colours but steadily lost his way afterwards, albeit in some valuable handicaps; always a chance that a change of scenery (bought for £16,000) might recharge the batteries but he has a lot to prove.

12/1

15/8

  • Place: £1.60

Form: 10-FPU CD

Last run: 20 days

W: 12st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict

Won the Royal Artillery and Grand Military Gold Cups over C&D last term; still travelling with purpose when falling two out in the London National back here (3m4f, heavy) in December; struggled in Warwick's Classic Chase, but was in contention when blundering here three weeks ago in the Grand Military (race won by Farceur Du Large); that's three non-completions in a row but he'd have a big shout on last season's form.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

13

20th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 7f 176y

Class 1

15:35 Ayr

Broken Halo

10st 5lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Paul Nicholls

Held up; first three attempts at 3m4f/3m5f did not work out but last month he had a fourth go at it and was produced late for a tidy win at Taunton (soft); back up 5lb near career-high mark but could have more to offer in long-distance chases.

40/1

1st

3

11th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 4f 85y

Class 3

15:40 Taunton

Broken Halo

11st 9lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

held up in rear, bit short of room just after 4th

11/4

2nd

2

15th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 3

15:05 Sandown

Broken Halo

12st 5lb

J: Bdr Jody Sole

T: Paul Nicholls

Won the Royal Artillery and Grand Military Gold Cups over C&D last term; still travelling with purpose when falling two out in the London National back here (3m4f, heavy) in December; struggled in Warwick's Classic Chase, but was in contention when blundering here three weeks ago in the Grand Military (race won by Farceur Du Large); that's three non-completions in a row but he'd have a big shout on last season's form.

15/8

Form: 416P4- C

Last run: 378 days

W: 12st 5lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Acts on soft; had a mixed record over fences last term but seemed finally to prove his stamina for 3m; absent 378 days and although he has a good first-time-out record in recent seasons, winning at today's weights may require a little more.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

2

8th Apr 2024

Heavy

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

17:08 Wincanton

Champagne Court

12st 0lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

Should be well handicapped but this is probably his level now; second of four at Stratford (2m6f, heavy) on his second run back from a layoff and is likely to need a bit more this time.

7/2

2nd

3

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 6f 125y

Class 4

14:20 Stratford

Champagne Court

12st 0lb

J: Lorcan Williams

T: Jeremy Scott

Has slipped to a favourable mark judged on his wins over hurdles/fences at the end of 2022, but was already well beaten when unseating his rider in the Royal Artillery Gold Cup at Sandown (3m, soft) last month having been off for a year (has gone well fresh in the past); enough to prove.

11/1

3

15th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 3

15:05 Sandown

Champagne Court

12st 5lb

J: Maj Charlie O’Shea

T: Jeremy Scott

Acts on soft; had a mixed record over fences last term but seemed finally to prove his stamina for 3m; absent 378 days and although he has a good first-time-out record in recent seasons, winning at today's weights may require a little more.

10/1

Form: P-6564 D

Last run: 25 days

W: 12st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Goes well on heavy; runner-up over C&D last February on his only appearance at Sandown but he's not been in the same form since; needs to raise his game but at least his latest effort was his best this term.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

14

17th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 2f 0y

Class 2

16:25 Cheltenham

Laskalin

10st 3lb

J: Miss Lucy Turner

T: Venetia Williams

Seemed to respond well to first-time cheekpieces when second at Taunton (3m4f, soft) last month and remains very well handicapped on older form but his record in recent seasons is very mixed.

10/1

2nd

6

11th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 4f 85y

Class 3

15:40 Taunton

Laskalin

10st 13lb

J: Miss Lucy Turner

T: Venetia Williams

didn't jump with fluency, in touch with leaders, pecked on landing 1st

8/1

Form: /33P/3

Last run: 20 days

W: 12st 0lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

645 days off before his third in a point in December; 80-1 for the Grand Military over C&D (soft) three weeks ago and put up a bold show up front, unable to keep tabs on Farceur Du Large from two out, however, and he now has about 15l to find with that rival on the same terms.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

2

11th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 205y

Class 5

16:20 Stratford

Fil DAriane

11st 12lb

J: Mr Douglas White

T: Douglas White

jumped right on occasions, led

4/1

5

15th Feb 2024

Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 3

15:05 Sandown

Fil DAriane

12st 0lb

J: Capt Douglas White

T: Douglas White

645 days off before his third in a point in December; 80-1 for the Grand Military over C&D (soft) three weeks ago and put up a bold show up front, unable to keep tabs on Farceur Du Large from two out, however, and he now has about 15l to find with that rival on the same terms.

16/1

3rd

7

26th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

3m 0f 37y

Class 3

15:00 Sandown

Fil DAriane

12st 0lb

J: Capt Douglas White

T: Douglas White

Promising when arriving here from France a few seasons back but now rated a lot lower than he was and looks vulnerable despite a pleasing recent return between the flags.

66/1

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Payout
Exacta £57.00
Straight Forecast £57.00
Trifecta £56.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Farceur Du Large

WEST COUNTRY:

Broken Halo

RP RATINGS:

Laskalin

The Times:

Broken Halo

The Guardian:

Broken Halo

The Star:

Broken Halo

POSTDATA:

Farceur Du Large

LAMBOURN:

Farceur Du Large

Telegraph:

Farceur Du Large

Daily Mail:

Farceur Du Large

D Express:

Farceur Du Large

Daily Mirror:

Farceur Du Large

The Sun:

Farceur Du Large

Daily Record:

Farceur Du Large