St. James Place Handicap Hurdle 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, Class 4, 9 runners)
  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 10.90s
  • Off time: 14:16:30
Full result
Result 14:15 Newcastle
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Sam Lord 11/2
2nd 1 Circus Star 4/1
3rd 7 Spanish Fleet 1 11/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 25-7611
Yellow, brown and yellow quartered cap Circus Star (USA) 9
  • T:J E Dixon
  • J:Mr J Dixon
  • Form: 25-7611
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 J E Dixon Mr J Dixon (7) 115 4/1
2 02F/4-96
RED, WHITE spots, WHITE sleeves, RED seams, RED and WHITE striped cap Pertemps Networks 14
  • T:M W Easterby
  • J:Jake Greenall
  • Form: 02F/4-96
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-7t1
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
10 161 11-7 t1 M W Easterby Jake Greenall (3) 110 12/1
3 3-52272
Red, white seams, red sleeves, yellow armlets and stars on red cap Sam Lord 9
  • T:James Moffatt
  • J:D Elsworth
  • Form: 3-52272
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
10 156 11-2 James Moffatt D Elsworth 105 11/2
4 69-4352
ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), BLACK and WHITE striped sleeves and cap Lysino (GER) 14
  • T:C Grant
  • J:B Harding
  • Form: 69-4352
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
5 153 10-13 C Grant B Harding 102 5/2f
5 367489
Grey, emerald green and white quartered cap Call of Duty (IRE) 9
  • T:Mrs Dianne Sayer
  • J:Colm McCormack
  • Form: 367489
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
9 151 10-11 Mrs Dianne Sayer Colm McCormack (5) 100 40/1
6 0-96P38
Royal blue, red chevrons, royal blue sleeves, white stars, royal blue cap, white stars Leroy Parker (IRE) 23
  • T:F P Murtagh
  • J:R McGrath
  • Form: 0-96P38
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-9b
  • OR: 98
  • Naps:
6 149 10-9 b F P Murtagh R McGrath 98 28/1
7 45-873
MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Spanish Fleet 20
  • T:J Wade
  • J:John Dawson
  • Form: 45-873
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR: 98
  • Naps:
6 149 10-9 J Wade John Dawson (7) 98 11/1
8 864
Red, Yellow diamond on body and cap, Red sleeves, Yellow stars Badea 20
  • T:M Todhunter
  • J:D F O'Regan
  • Form: 864
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-8
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
5 148 10-8 M Todhunter D F O'Regan (5) 97 6/1
9 432
Light Blue, Dark Blue triple diamond, diabolo on sleeves and diamond on cap Nautical Twilight 14
  • T:J M Jefferson
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form: 432
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-8p1
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
4 148 10-8 p1 J M Jefferson B Hughes 109 7/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   One For Harry (IRE)
  • T:N G Richards
  • J:B Harding
5 11-8 N G Richards B Harding 6/4
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In depth

Verdict

CIRCUS STAR hit form with a vengeance last month. He made all at Hexham before an even more impressive victory at Wetherby on Boxing Day. John Dixon's charge could take some stopping despite a hike in the weights. At the other end of the weights, Nautical Twilight has a shout after going close over track and trip two weeks ago. She's preferred to Lysino, upped in class after making the frame over these hurdles last time. Sam Lord is another to consider off his current mark but Spanish Fleet was still beaten a distance despite finishing third at Carlisle recently.

Formwatch

Sam Lord 12-5fav (11-6) Led, headed narrowly after 3 out, carried left next, kept on and every chance when hit last, one pace flat, 2nd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Light The City (11-3) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Dec.

Circus Star (USA) 8-1 (10-6) Made all, unchallenged, easily, won at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Dec beating Desgrey (11-5) by 12l, 11 ran.

Spanish Fleet 20-1 (10-5) Close up, ridden 6th, went remote 3rd 2 out, 3rd of 6, 24l behind Vice Et Vertu (11-5) at Carlisle 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec.

Lysino (GER) 9-2fav (11-12) Soon tracked leaders, in touch on outside 4th, challenged 3 out, every chance when not fluent next, ridden before last, kept on flat, closed on winner towards finish, just held, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Rhymers Stone (11-4) at Newcastle 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Dec.

Pertemps Networks 50-1 (10-13) Held up in rear, under pressure 4 out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 29l behind Leviathan (11-6) at Haydock 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Dec.

Nautical Twilight 15-2 (10-1) Tracked leaders, went 2nd and challenged after 4 out, every chance last, ridden and kept on flat, just held, 2nd of 8, nk behind Sparkling Hand (10-6) at Newcastle 2m (4) sft in Dec.

Call of Duty (IRE) 28-1 (11-2) Held up behind in touch, outpaced 3 out, soon weakened, last of 9, well behind Light The City (11-3) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Dec.

Badea 12-1 (10-12) In rear, ridden 6 out, outpaced next, 4th of 6, 29l behind Vice Et Vertu (11-5) at Carlisle 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec.

Leroy Parker (IRE) 50-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, headway before 9 out, ridden and weakened 3 out, 8th of 9, well behind Sharney Sike (10-2) at Newcastle 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd in Dec.