Sky Bet Chase
£100,000 added, 5yo plus,
2m 7f 214yds, Class 1
|Saturday 26th January 2019|
1 Go Conquer 8/1
2 Monbeg River 25/1
3 Calipto 10/1
11 ran Distances: 6l, 5l, 1¾l
Time: 5m 54.80s (slow by 0.80s)
Go Conquer takes it nicely!
Monbeg River set out to ensure there was no hiding place in this three-mile event and he had all bar Go Conquer in trouble when they turned for home.
However, Ton Bellamy always cut a confident figure aboard the 8/1 victor and when he gave his mount the office between the final two fences, he picked up really well before powering clear to win by six lengths.
Monbeg River went down on his sword in second with Calipto a further five lengths back in third.
Go Conquer’s owners have caused a stir by failing to enter any of their horses so far for this year’s Cheltenham Festival – reportedly because of safety concerns.
Discussions between themselves and the course are ongoing, but it appears unlikely at this stage any Cheltenham race will be on Go Conquer’s agenda.
The owners’ racing manager Jason Maguire instead nominated the Randox Health Grand National as an intended target.
Sky Bet Chase
(Formerly The Great Yorkshire Chase)
£100,000 added, 5yo plus, 2m 7f 214yds, Class 1
|Pos||Dist||Horse SP||Jockey Weight||Trainer||Age|
|1st||Go Conquer (IRE) 8/1||Thomas Bellamy
|N A Twiston-Davies||10|
|2nd||6||Monbeg River (IRE) 25/1||Sean Quinlan
|3rd||5||Calipto (FR) 10/1||Charlie Deutsch
|Miss V Williams||9|
|4th||1¾||Willie Boy (IRE) 8/1||G Sheehan
|C E Longsdon||8|
|5th||2||Art Mauresque (FR) 10/1||H Cobden
|P F Nicholls||9|
|6th||9||Dingo Dollar (IRE) 3/1f||Wayne Hutchinson
|7th||12||Federici 12/1||B S Hughes
|D McCain Jnr||10|
|8th||1¼||Brian Boranha (IRE) 16/1||Henry Brooke
|P D Niven||8|
|9th||19||O O Seven (IRE) 9/2||Nico de Boinville
|N J Henderson||9|
|PU||Warriors Tale 14/1||Sean Bowen
|P F Nicholls||10|
|PU||On Tour (IRE) 14/1||Mitchell Bastyan (5)