George Harrow Memorial Novices' Handicap Hurdle 2m 1f

  • (3yo+, 2m 1f, Class 4, 5 runners)
  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 40.00s
  • Off time: 13:00:45
Full result
Result 13:00 Carlisle
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Rupert Bear 7/4f
2nd 3 Fine Kingdom ¾ 9/4

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 8147
Emerald green, maroon sleeves, grey armlets, orange and maroon hooped cap Ritsi 69
  • T:Mrs Marjorie Fife
  • J:K James
  • Form: 8147
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-12t
  • OR: 104
  • Naps:
9 166 11-12 t Mrs Marjorie Fife K James (5) 104 11/1
2 6P46-13
GOLD, RED sash, sleeves and cap with GOLD hoop Rupert Bear 15
  • T:J Walton
  • J:Miss C Walton
  • Form: 6P46-13
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 103
  • Naps:
6 165 11-11 J Walton Miss C Walton (7) 103 7/4f
3 332
Royal blue, white chevron, emerald green sleeves, white cap Fine Kingdom 28
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:Danny Cook
  • Form: 332
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
3 156 11-2 B Ellison Danny Cook 110 9/4
4 FP27U5
WHITE, RED sash, WHITE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets, ROYAL BLUE cap Snowed In (IRE) 25
  • T:Jennie Candlish
  • J:A O'keeffe
  • Form: FP27U5
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 10-13p
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
3 153 10-13 p Jennie Candlish A O'keeffe 107 10/1
5 275000/
Royal Blue and White (quartered), Red sleeves, White armlets, Red cap Heart O' The West (IRE) 709
  • T:A C Whillans
  • J:E Whillans
  • Form: 275000/
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR: 87
  • Naps:
8 149 10-9 A C Whillans E Whillans (3) 87 3/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Koup De Kanon (FR)
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:Henry Brooke
5 11-10 D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke 6/5
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In depth

Verdict

Heart O' The West has been off the track for a long time but is nicely handicapped if anywhere near his best. Brian Ellison tries the three-year-old Fine Kingdom in a handicap after he went down with all guns blazing behind Red Tyke at Kelso. He shouldn't be far away but Snowed In's jumping continues to impede any progress and Ritsi was tailed off over a longer trip at Bangor in August. RUPERT BEAR's Hexham victory in May didn't amount to much but he didn't fare badly on his return at Kelso last month and gets a tentative vote here.

Formwatch

Rupert Bear 9-2 (10-9) In rear, headway before 2 out, ridden and kept on to take 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 9, 15l behind Hunters Belt (11-5) at Kelso 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Oct.

Fine Kingdom 11-5 (10-12) Tracked leading pair, driven 3 out, switched outside and ridden approaching next, rallied flat, went 2nd near finish, just held, 2nd of 10, nk behind Red Tyke (11-5) at Kelso 2m 3yo hdl (4) gs in Oct.

Ritsi 16-1 (11-4) Towards rear, never dangerous, last of 7, well behind Mr Tingle (11-9) at Bangor 3m nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Aug.

Snowed In (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, mistakes 1st and 2nd, not fluent 3rd, headway approaching 3 out, ridden before next, no impression on leaders, 5th of 9, 12l behind Haymarket (10-9) at Ludlow 2m 3yo mdn hdl (4) gd in Oct.

Heart O' The West (IRE) 50-1 (11-11) Held up, ridden 6th, always in rear, 10th of 14, 31l behind Sheriff Hall (10-5) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd in Nov '10.