BetBright Chase
Grade 3 Handicap,
Kempton Park 15:35
£100,000 added,
5yo plus, 3m, Class 1    
Saturday 27th February 2016

Trainers Quotes

1 Theatre Guide 6/1
2 Opening Batsman 20/1
3 Roc D'Apsis 16/1
NR: Astracad (FR)
15 ran Distances: 10l, ¾l, 1¾l
TIME 5m 59.00s (slow by 5.00s)

Theatre Guide destroys his rivals to win under jockey Paddy Brennan for trainer Colin Tizzard and owner Jean Bishop

Theatre Guide
© Racehorse Photos

Theatre Guide
The two Jean Bishop-owned horses work together so this wide-margin win was a confidence booster ahead of Cue Card's Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup hopes.

It was also a poignant victory following the death of the late Bob Bishop, who passed away just days after Cue Card's King George triumph in December.

Le Reve edged into the lead turning for home, but Theatre Guide had made ground on the outside and shot clear after the second-last, eventually coming home 10 lengths ahead of Opening Batsman.

Roc d'Apsis was a further three-quarters of a length back in third, while favourite Thomas Brown never looked comfortable at the rear of the field and unshipped Noel Fehily at the 11th fence.

Brennan said: "He was awesome today, it worked out brilliantly.

"He has so much confidence in himself, and a big thanks today goes to Tom George. I couldn't ride him the last day and I promised the owners I would today, then Roc d'Apsis won well and got into the race, so I owe this to Tom George."

Brennan rode Gold Cup hope Cue Card in a piece of work at the track before racing, and added: "I was like a kid in a sweet shop, I was buzzing and it helped me on this fella, I was so full of confidence."


Betbright Chase
£100,000 added, 5yo plus, 3m, Class 1
15 ran
Going: Good to Soft, Good in places

Pos D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st Theatre Guide (IRE) 6/1 P J Brennan
C L Tizzard 9
2nd 10 Opening Batsman (IRE) 20/1 L A McKenna (7)
H Fry 10
3rd ¾ Roc D'apsis (FR) 16/1 R Johnson
T R George 7
4th Ballykan 20/1 Ryan Hatch (3)
N A Twiston-Davies 6
5th ¾ Le Reve (IRE) 9/1 Harry Skelton
Mrs L Wadham 8
6th nk Viva Steve (IRE) 14/1 Harry Bannister (3)
M R Channon 8
7th Hadrian's Approach (IRE) 20/1 Nico de Boinville
N J Henderson 9
8th Ziga Boy (FR) 8/1 Thomas Bellamy (3)
A King 7
9th ½ Fox Appeal (IRE) 25/1 D A Jacob
Miss E C Lavelle 9
10th Rocky Creek (IRE) 16/1 Sam Twiston-Davies
P F Nicholls 10
11th ¾ Virak (FR) 12/1 Harry Cobden (7)
P F Nicholls 7
12th 7 Ruben Cotter (IRE) 16/1 Nick Scholfield
P F Nicholls 10
NR Astracad (FR) 50/1 Jamie Bargary (5)
N A Twiston-Davies 10
Also Ran: Champagne West (IRE) , Tenor Nivernais (FR) , Thomas Brown