Coral Lanzarote Hurdle
|Grade 1, Kempton Park 15:30
2m 5f, Class 1
1 Cobblers Dream 10/1
2 Highway One O Two 25/1
3 Call Me Lord 33/1
4 Gelino Bello 6/1
19 ran NR: Carys' Commodity Distances: 5½l, 1½l, nse
Time: 5m 19.85s (slow by 23.85s)
The highly-promising Cobblers Dream claims a decisive win for @bencaseracing and @jackquinlan92 in the @Coral Lanzarote and earns 25-1 quotes for the Coral Cup pic.twitter.com/t7OCHRgt8d https://t.co/cUUwImso38 via @RacingBetter— RacingBetter (@RacingBetter) January 16, 2022
Cobblers Dream was at the head of affairs from flag fall and, after a false start, it proved the best place to be as there was drama at the second flight.
Ch’tibello fell, bringing down the favourite Green Book and badly hampering another fancied runner, Marie’s Rock.
Unaware at what had happened to the two market leaders, up front it was the Ben Case-trained Cobblers Dream and Highway One O Two who led the way.
Very few got into the race and there was no change at the second-last flight where Quinta Do Mar came down when fading out of contention.
Cobblers Dream kept up the gallop to land the valuable prize from Highway One O Two, with Call Me Lord third and Gelino Bello fourth.
Case said: “He has just improved all along. To be fair, the horse has always been straightforward since we have had him. The step up in trip has sort of helped him and he just seems to be getting better all the time, which is great.
“We thought we’d get in off a nice weight today after his last run and when they announced the prize-money was going up, I thought this was the right place to come.
“I was a bit concerned on the ground. It is not too bad today. They went quite quick early and then slowed it down and I think the first two were the first two all the way round, so they probably didn’t go much of a gallop and they have quickened away from the second-last. But he is a nice horse.
“I think there is a bit more to come from him, hopefully.”
MansionBet gave the winner a 25-1 quote for the Coral Cup, and Case added: “He looks to be a proper horse and where we go from here, I’m not sure. We will see what the handicapper does. We might creep into something at Cheltenham, I don’t know.
“Whatever way you look at it, he has had a good season and I think he will jump fences quite happily, so he will do that next year.”
“It was a hard decision for Jack (Andrews) to go to Wetherby. He had a full book of rides up there and he is going to regret it, but Jack Quinlan has ridden him as well and knew the horse. So it was tough for Jack.
“It is nice to have a big Saturday winner and Lady Jane Grosvenor has been a big supporter of ours and had some really nice horses, and this looks another one, too.”
Coral Lanzarote Hurdle (Listed Handicap)
£100,000 guaranteed, 4yo plus, 2m 5f, Class 1
Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
POS. DIST HORSE AGE WGT TRAINER JOCKEY SP
1 Cobblers Dream 6 10-10 Ben Case Jack Quinlan 10/1
2 5½ Highway One O Two 7 11-0 Chris Gordon Jamie Moore 25/1
3 1½ Call Me Lord 9 11-12 Nicky Henderson James Bowen 33/1
4 nse Gelino Bello 6 11-6 Paul Nicholls Harry Cobden 6/1
5 ½ Dans Le Vent 9 11-10 Evan Williams Isabel Williams 14/1
6 ½ Up For Parol 6 11-1 Jamie Snowden Gavin Sheehan 17/2
7 2¾ Earth Lord 6 11-1 Philip Hobbs Tom O'Brien 14/1
8 5½ Commanche Red 9 10-7 Chris Gordon Fergus Gillard 50/1
9 11 Bold Plan 8 10-6 Evan Williams Sean Bowen 28/1
10 1½ Cabot Cliffs 5 11-2 Dan Skelton Bridget Andrews 28/1
11 ½ On My Command 6 10-4 Harry Fry Jonathan Burke 14/1
12 7½ Monte Cristo 6 11-7 Nicky Henderson 25/1
13 5½ William Henry 12 11-7 Sam Thomas Jack Tudor 28/1
14 3¼ Press Your Luck 7 10-12 Chris Gordon Brendan Powell 66/1
15 9 Foster'sisland 7 10-5 Micky Hammond Emma Smith-Chaston 33/1
FELL Ch'tibello 11 11-10 Dan Skelton Mr Tristan Durrell 14/1
FELL Quinta Do Mar 7 11-3 Ben Pauling Luca Morgan 18/1
PU Marie's Rock 7 11-8 Nicky Henderson Nico de Boinville 9/2JF
UR Green Book 5 10-12 Venetia Williams Ned Fox 9/2JF
NR 114-F8 Carys' Commodity 7 11-2 Jonjo O'Neill NON RUNNER