Eric And Lucy Papworth Handicap Chase (Jockey Club Grassroots Series Qualifier) 2m 6f 110y

  • (5yo+, 2m 6f 110y, Class 4, 10 runners)
  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 5.90s
  • Off time: 15:30:52
Full result
Result 15:30 Market Rasen
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 O Crotaigh 20/1
2nd 3 Patsy Finnegan 9 16/1
3rd 7 Pyracantha 11 50/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 721532
Red, Mauve chevron, Mauve and Red quartered cap The Magic Bishop 33
  • T:J M Jefferson
  • J:Jack Jordan
  • Form: 721532
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12t
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 t J M Jefferson Jack Jordan (10) 115 8/1
2 221-F32
Dark Green and Yellow (halved), striped sleeves, Yellow cap Galway Jack (IRE) 243
  • T:Mrs Caroline Bailey
  • J:A Thornton
  • Form: 221-F32
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 Mrs Caroline Bailey A Thornton 115 11/2
3 047-4P3
Black, pink cross of lorraine, pink and black halved sleeves, black and pink check cap Patsy Finnegan 39
  • T:A King
  • J:R Thornton
  • Form: 047-4P3
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
11 166 11-12 A King R Thornton 115 16/1
4 P8635P
Red, black stars, halved sleeves and star on cap O Crotaigh (IRE) 32
  • T:A D Brown
  • J:Danny Cook
  • Form: P8635P
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
9 165 11-11 A D Brown Danny Cook 114 20/1
5 F-5121P
Purple, light green seams, quartered cap No No Bingo (IRE) 22
  • T:C E Longsdon
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: F-5121P
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
7 165 11-11 C E Longsdon N Fehily 114 6/1
6 886-136
Dark Green, Maroon stars, Maroon cap Balbriggan (IRE) 48
  • T:M R Channon
  • J:D Elsworth
  • Form: 886-136
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
6 165 11-11 M R Channon D Elsworth 114 7/2j
7 7-23PP4
WHITE, RED sash, WHITE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets, ROYAL BLUE cap Pyracantha 41
  • T:Jennie Candlish
  • J:S Quinlan
  • Form: 7-23PP4
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-7p
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
8 161 11-7 p Jennie Candlish S Quinlan 110 50/1
8 5622-63
EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Balinroab (IRE) 48
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 5622-63
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
6 161 11-7 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 110 7/2j
9 F314-P4
Black, yellow hoops, armlets and cap The Black Baron (IRE) 39
  • T:Mrs L Wadham
  • J:L Aspell
  • Form: F314-P4
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
11 160 11-6 Mrs L Wadham L Aspell 109 11/1
10 716223-
Dark green, yellow seams, chevrons on sleeves, dark green cap, yellow star Not So Sure Dick (IRE) 346
  • T:George Baker
  • J:A Tinkler
  • Form: 716223-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-4p
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
8 158 11-4 p George Baker A Tinkler 107 8/1

In depth

Verdict

Both Galway Jack and Not So Sure Dick could figure here if at their best but the pair have lengthy breaks to overcome. It's a long time since Patsy Finnegan was in the winner's enclosure but he did finish ahead of The Black Baron at Leicester last time. The jury is out on O Crotaigh and No No Bingo as both were pulled up last time but Balbriggan is better than he showed at Newbury in December and Balinroab was third at that track on his latest start, though tries a new trip today. THE MAGIC BISHOP stayed on late behind Tipsy Dara at Ayr last time under today's claimer. He could do with dropping a few pounds but at least arrives in form and should be thereabouts in this if ridden closer to the pace.

Formwatch

O Crotaigh (IRE) 17-2 (10-9) Led, mistake 1st and 2nd, mistake 7th, headed before 12th, weakened before next, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Pentiffic (10-9) at Musselburgh 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Jan, 7 ran.

Patsy Finnegan 20-1 (11-10) Held up towards rear, mistake 6th, steady headway 9th, chasing leaders when mistake 4 out, soon ridden, stayed on from last, went 3rd post, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 11, 18l behind Tafika (10-11) at Leicester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Dec.

Pyracantha 16-1 (10-12) Led, headed 5 out, soon behind, 4th of 7, 29l behind Mcmurrough (11-7) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) hvy in Dec.

Galway Jack (IRE) 11-8fav (11-4) Took keen hold, raced wide, led, went right 4 out, headed before last, no extra, 2nd of 5, 11l behind Allanard (10-9) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp chs 0-125 (3) hvy in Jun.

The Magic Bishop 6-1 (11-1) Held up in last, hit 12th, headway 3 out, not fluent 2 out, went 2nd flat, not able to get on terms with winner, 2nd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Tipsy Dara (10-12) at Ayr 2m 5f cnd hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Jan.

No No Bingo (IRE) 15-8fav (10-12) Tracked leaders, mistake 2nd, lost place 4th, slow and struggling 9th, last when blundered next, pulled up before next, in a race won by Simply Wings (11-3) at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) hvy in Jan, 6 ran.

Balbriggan (IRE) 7-2 (11-0) Held up in last trio, not fluent 7th, ridden and lost touch after 13th, blundered 14th, tailed off 4 out, 6th of 8, well behind Handy Andy (11-0) at Newbury 3m nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Dec.

Balinroab (IRE) 9-2 (11-10) Prominent, led 11th, headed approaching 4 out, chased winner until approaching 2 out, soon one pace in 3rd, 3rd of 8, 10l behind Sustainability (11-9) at Newbury 2m 2f hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Dec.

Not So Sure Dick (IRE) 3-1 (9-13) Tracked leading trio, went 3rd before 5th, pushed along before 10th, one pace under pressure and no chance with leading duo from 4 out, not fluent next, 3rd of 8, 19l behind Hunt Ball (11-11) at Kempton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Feb '12.

The Black Baron (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, went 2nd approaching 4 out until ridden approaching next, one pace and no impression, lost 3rd post, 4th of 11, 18l behind Tafika (10-11) at Leicester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Dec.