totepool.com Honest Toun Handicap Chase 2m 4f

  • (5yo+, 2m 4f, Class 3, 7 runners)
  • Winner £12,996 2nd £3,816 3rd £1,908 4th £954
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 14.70s
  • Off time: 13:07:42
Full result
Result 13:05 Musselburgh
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Bocciani 7/1
2nd 4 Swift Arrow 7 5/2f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 1/12-P1
Yellow, brown diamond and sleeves Lets Get Serious (IRE) 32
  • T:J Ewart
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form: 1/12-P1
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 136
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 J Ewart B Hughes 136 5/1
2 105-722
White, Red seams, Red sleeves, White armlets, Red cap Blenheim Brook (IRE) 22
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:Graham Watters
  • Form: 105-722
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 133
  • Naps:
8 163 11-9 Miss Lucinda V Russell Graham Watters (10) 133 11/4
3 6110-F3
Dark blue and maroon stripes, pink sleeves and cap Niceonefrankie 36
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 6110-F3
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
7 160 11-6 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 130 9/2
4 48-1411
Cerise, White sash, Black cap Swift Arrow (IRE) 22
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 48-1411
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
7 160 11-6 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 130 5/2f
5 32-4320
Dark Blue, Dark Blue and Orange check sleeves Bocciani (GER) 38
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:Harry Haynes
  • Form: 32-4320
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-11p
  • OR: 121
  • Naps:
8 151 10-11 p B Ellison Harry Haynes 121 7/1
6 21FP2-P
Red, Beige sash, Emerald Green sleeves, Beige and Emerald Green quartered cap Eurohunter (IRE) 60
  • T:W Amos
  • J:B Harding
  • Form: 21FP2-P
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-10
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
9 150 10-10 W Amos B Harding 120 28/1
7 11P2-P7
Red, Chocolate cross belts, White sleeves Red Tanber (IRE) 22
  • T:B Mactaggart
  • J:Lucy Alexander
  • Form: 11P2-P7
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR: 119
  • Naps:
10 149 10-9 B Mactaggart Lucy Alexander (3) 119 22/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Fiendish Flame (IRE)
  • T:Jennie Candlish
  • J:A O'keeffe
8 11-12 Jennie Candlish A O'keeffe 9/2
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In depth

Verdict

Lets Get Serious looked a natural chaser when scoring on his debut at Doncaster but this is a big ask under top weight. Blenheim Brook was only beaten a neck over 3m here last time but has gone up 4lb since and this looks a better race. Niceonefrankie has struggled to match last season's exploits so far this term but should be winning soon and makes more appeal than Bocciani and Eurohunter, while this may be too competitive for course specialist Red Tanber. SWIFT ARROW may be up the task, however, as he's improving at a rate of knots and should appreciate the extra half-mile as he won over 3m between the flags. His defeat of Hazy Tom here last time looks very decent form.

Formwatch

Bocciani (GER) 50-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden and lost place before 3 out, 10th of 12, 19l behind Yesyoucan (10-12) at Haydock 2m 4f hcp hdl (2) sft in Nov.

Swift Arrow (IRE) 11-2 (11-6) In rear, headway 4 out, ridden before 2 out, went 2nd before last, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Musselburgh 2m hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Dec beating Hazy Tom (11-11) by nk, 10 ran.

Niceonefrankie 5-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd and not fluent 7th, ridden before 2 out, weakened before last, 3rd of 6, 14l behind Current Event (11-1) at Kempton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Nov.

Lets Get Serious (IRE) 11-4 (11-1) Tracked leader, led before 3 out, soon clear, eased towards finish, won at Doncaster 2m 3f nov chs (4) sft in Nov beating Rick (11-1) by 8l, 6 ran.

Blenheim Brook (IRE) 3-1fav (11-12) Held up in touch, headway to go 2nd before 11th, led 4 out, ridden after last, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 14, nk behind Isla Pearl Fisher (10-12) at Musselburgh 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Dec.

Red Tanber (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, reminders before 5 out, never dangerous, 7th of 10, 36l behind Swift Arrow (11-6) at Musselburgh 2m hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Dec.

Eurohunter (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) In touch, ridden 6th, soon weakened, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Saphir River (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m beg chs (4) sft in Nov, 14 ran.