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  • 14:05 Amlin 1965 Chase 2m 3f

  • (grade 2) £50,000 added 4yo+ 6 ran
  • Winner £28,505 2nd £10,695 3rd £5,355 4th £2,670
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 4m 42.00s
  • Off time: 14:05:33

Full result

14:05 Ascot Result 20th November 2010
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st Master Minded (FR) 11-11 N Fehily P F Nicholls 7 5/6f
Took keen hold, settled tracking leading pair, went 2nd and upsides from 11th, going strongly when not entirely fluent and left well clear 3 out opened 10/11 touched evs £525-£500 £2000-£2000 £1000-£1000(x3) £700-£700 £500-£500(x2) £300-£300 £5000-£5500
2nd 16 I'msingingtheblues (IRE) 11-1 Danny Cook D Pipe 8 6/1
Chased leading trio, blundered 10th, no impression from 12th, left poor 2nd and hampered 3 out opened 11/2 touched 6/1 £2200-£400
3rd 5 Panjo Bere (FR) 11-5 Joshua Moore G L Moore 7 20/1
Led 2nd until narrowly headed 5th, chased leader until 10th, struggling 12th, left poor 4th 3 out, went 3rd post opened 20/1 touched 20/1
4th nse Chaninbar (FR) 11-7 S Quinlan M F Harris 7 25/1
Led at start, led until 2nd and dropped to 5th, headway to 3rd at 6th, mistake next and lost position again, went right 9th, left distant 3rd and hampered 3 out, weakened to 4th last stride opened 33/1 touched 33/1
5th dist Kinkeel (IRE) 11-1 Matthew Batchelor A W Carroll 11 250/1
Always in rear, lost touch 8th, left distant 5th 3 out, tailed off opened 200/1 touched 250/1
F Albertas Run (IRE) 11-11 A P McCoy Jonjo O'Neill 9 9/4
Tracked leader 2nd, narrow lead from 5th, pressed by winner from 11th, mistake 4 out, joined and pushed along when fell heavily 3 out opened 9/4 touched 5/2 £1350-£600

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £1.70 Tote Place: £1.10,2.80
Straight Forecast: £5.63 Exacta: £6.00 Swingers: 1&2:1.40 2&3:3.90 1&3:4.30

Jackpot: £5,565.40 carried forward to Aintree, 21st Nov, 0.5 winning tickets
Placepot: £174.30, Pool: £125541.4, 525.66 winning tickets
Quadpot: £17.30, Pool: £10122.61, 432.74 winning tickets

Verdict

MASTER MINDED put wind and rib problems behind him with a very impressive performance on his seasonal reappearance although it must be said that this race appeared to be a match on paper and that he had little to beat once Albertas Run had fallen three from home. He had travelled well throughout and looked to be travelling much the better of the pair when Albertas Run took a crashing fall from which Tony McCoy limped gingerly away. We will never know how much he would have found in the straight if he had come under pressure but this was the perfect start to his season and his jumping - sharp, fluent and economic - was a joy to behold. Tony McCoy was keen to ensure that this developed into a decent test of stamina and was always pressing for the lead; he was under pressure when falling but would undoubtedly have run all the way to the line. This was an improvement on his seasonal return at Aintree on ground that was softer than ideal and conditions here were softer than his optimum; he should continue to perform with credit in the top races if none the worse for his heavy fall. I'msingingtheblues was bought for his owner as a fun horse to run on Saturdays and he recovered quite well from a bad blunder at the tenth to finish a long way back in second; this was a respectable performance but he will continue to be hard to place until given some relief by the handicapper. Panjo Bere has a good record at this track and improved from a very disappointing seasonal reappearance over this course and distance but may also need to drop a few pounds in the weights whilst Chaninbar is capable on his day but has become increasingly quirky and lost his position on a couple of occasions before being pushed back into contention. It would be no surprise to see him revert to hurdling as he also looks high enough in the weights over fences.