Mirror Punters Club Handicap Hurdle 2m 3f

  • (4yo+, 2m 3f, Class 4, 7 runners)
  • Winner £3,574 2nd £1,049 3rd £525 4th £262
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 7.10s
  • Off time: 13:47:22
Full result
Result 13:45 Catterick
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Fine Kingdom 6/1
2nd 3 Flora's Pride 9 9/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 F6-3234
Light blue, white braces and sleeves Valleyofmilan (IRE) 16
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:Henry Brooke
  • Form: F6-3234
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke 115 3/1f
2 559U-38
Red, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets Helium (FR) 24
  • T:Mrs S Leech
  • J:A Thornton
  • Form: 559U-38
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
8 165 11-11 Mrs S Leech A Thornton 114 7/1
3 415-031
YELLOW, BLACK cross belts, BLACK sleeves, YELLOW armlets, BLACK cap Flora's Pride 14
  • T:K G Reveley
  • J:Mr R Lindsay
  • Form: 415-031
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 106
  • Naps:
9 157 11-3 K G Reveley Mr R Lindsay (7) 106 9/2
4 496812
Brown, yellow stars and sleeves, check cap Knight Valliant 14
  • T:Mrs B Butterworth
  • J:Miss E Butterworth
  • Form: 496812
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
10 153 10-13 Mrs B Butterworth Miss E Butterworth (7) 102 4/1
5 33223
Royal blue, white chevron, emerald green sleeves, white cap Fine Kingdom 41
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:J Reveley
  • Form: 33223
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-8b
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
4 148 10-8 b B Ellison J Reveley 110 6/1
6 24-8600
White, red epaulets, red and white halved sleeves, white cap, red diamond Amir Pasha (UAE) 14
  • T:Micky Hammond
  • J:K Renwick
  • Form: 24-8600
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-3v
  • OR: 92
  • Naps:
8 143 10-3 v Micky Hammond K Renwick 92 10/1
7 P-PP075
Emerald Green, Orange hoops, checked sleeves, quartered cap Nicene Creed 14
  • T:Mrs S Leech
  • J:Donal Fahy
  • Form: P-PP075
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-2
  • OR: 91
  • Naps:
8 142 10-2 Mrs S Leech Donal Fahy 91 13/2

In depth

Verdict

Flora's Pride beat previous winner and today's rival Knight Valliant over C&D a fortnight ago. They're closely matched and hard to separate on that running and the vote goes instead to VALLEYOFMILAN. The latter is back in testing ground for the first time since finishing runner-up at Uttoxeter and Donald McCain's charge is fancied to handle today's underfoot conditions better than Helium. The latter will have come on for his comeback in much better company at Sandown while Fine Kingdom should run his usual solid race without being good enough.

Formwatch

Fine Kingdom 5-4fav (10-12) Led to 2nd, pushed along before and blundered 4 out, soon reminders, weakened before 2 out, 3rd of 4, 33l behind Kealshore Again (10-12) at Hexham 2m 3yo mdn hdl (5) hvy in Nov.

Flora's Pride 9-2 (11-4) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders approaching 4th, led before 2 out, strongly challenged when rider lost irons approaching last, soon recovered, stayed on strongly, won at Catterick 2m 3f am hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Dec beating Knight Valliant (11-3) by 2 1/4l, 17 ran.

Amir Pasha (UAE) 20-1 (11-1) In touch, weakened before 3 out, 14th of 17, 36l behind Flora's Pride (11-4) at Catterick 2m 3f am hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Dec.

Knight Valliant 7-2fav (11-3) Held up in rear, headway 3 out, soon chasing leaders, every chance from 2 out, mistake last, no extra flat, 2nd of 17, 2 1/4l behind Flora's Pride (11-4) at Catterick 2m 3f am hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Dec.

Helium (FR) 66-1 (10-0) Always behind, 8th of 12, 22l behind Petit Robin (11-5) at Sandown 2m Listed hcp hdl (1) sft in Dec.

Nicene Creed 16-1 (11-12) Last pair, ridden and struggling when reminders after 5th, tailed off, 5th of 10, well behind Boomtown (10-6) at Folkestone 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec.

Valleyofmilan (IRE) 11-4 (10-11) Led, ridden approaching 3 out, went left and headed next, kept on same pace, beaten when lost 3rd flat, 4th of 11, 17l behind Lord Wishes (11-0) at Musselburgh 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gs in Dec.