Book Festival Hospitality With Eventmasters Handicap Chase 2m 3f

  • (5yo+, 2m 3f, Class 3, 7 runners)
  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 59.30s
  • Off time: 16:15:13
Full result
Result 16:10 Doncaster
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 9 Billy Cuckoo 11/2
2nd 3 Di Kaprio 11/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
2 U21-90F
Red, White hooped sleeves Shadows Lengthen 42
  • T:M W Easterby
  • J:Jake Greenall
  • Form: U21-90F
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 128
  • Naps:
8 164 11-10 M W Easterby Jake Greenall (3) 128 11/1
3 150215
Maroon, white star, white cap Di Kaprio (FR) 37
  • T:B Leavy
  • J:L Heard
  • Form: 150215
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-10h
  • OR: 128
  • Naps:
8 164 11-10 h B Leavy L Heard 128 11/1
4 404-504
Yellow, Red spots Oh Crick (FR) 74
  • T:A King
  • J:R Thornton
  • Form: 404-504
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-6b
  • OR: 124
  • Naps:
11 160 11-6 b A King R Thornton 124 8/1
5 114-534
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Thunderstorm (IRE) 42
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 114-534
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 124
  • Naps:
9 160 11-6 P J Hobbs A P McCoy 124 11/4
6 1UPP5-5
Pink, emerald green triple diamond, white sleeves, emerald green cap Dashing George (IRE) 18
  • T:P Winks
  • J:Mr R Winks
  • Form: 1UPP5-5
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
12 159 11-5 P Winks Mr R Winks (7) 123 33/1
8 1/953-31
Black, purple sleeves, white armlets, white cap Clondaw Knight (IRE) 89
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:K Renwick
  • Form: 1/953-31
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 Miss Lucinda V Russell K Renwick 122 13/8f
9 P-71323
Dark Blue, Light Blue star, striped sleeves and star on cap Billy Cuckoo (IRE) 6
  • T:T Coyle
  • J:D C Costello
  • Form: P-71323
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-13b
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
8 153 10-13 b T Coyle D C Costello 117 11/2

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
1 6543-12
King Spirit (IRE) 32
  • Nag Me
  • T:B G Powell
  • J:Brendan Powell
  • Form: 6543-12
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
6 1112 B G Powell Brendan Powell 130 NR
7 955432
Elenika (FR) 1
  • Nag Me
  • Beaten Favourite
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:L Treadwell
  • Form: 955432
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
6 115 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 123 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   The Chazer (IRE)
  • T:R Lee
  • J:D F O'Regan
8 11-2 R Lee D F O'Regan 9/2
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In depth

Verdict

Elenika would have been the selection for this had he by-passed an entry at Ludlow yesterday as last month's Wetherby third came against better company. But, in his expected absence, we'll come down on the side of bottom weight BILLY CUCKOO who didn't run at all badly behind Granville Island at Catterick and has a decent overall strike-rate. Clondaw Knight is probably open to further improvement having won at Kelso in November on his chase debut while Oh Crick is still capable of making his presence felt in this grade. Shadows Lengthen is back on a decent mark and could also figure with a clear round but Thunderstorm hasn't shown much over fences so far and King Spirit has plenty of weight.

Formwatch

King Spirit (IRE) 5-2 (11-4) Led to 3rd, remained close up, led again before 3 out, headed after 2 out, kept on same pace last, 2nd of 5, 6l behind Brick Red (10-12) at Plumpton 2m 1f nov chs (3) hvy in Jan.

Elenika (FR) 4-1fav (10-0) Tracked leaders, outpaced after 5 out, soon lost place, ridden to chase leaders 3 out, stayed on to take 3rd last, no impression, 3rd of 9, 9l behind Desert Cry (11-6) at Wetherby 2m hcp chs 0-145 (2) sft in Jan.

Billy Cuckoo (IRE) 9-2 (11-4) Chased leaders, ridden before last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Granville Island (11-12) at Catterick 2m 3f hcp chs 0-125 (3) hvy in Jan.

Di Kaprio (FR) 14-1 (11-4) Led, headed approaching 5th, soon weakened, 5th of 8, 43l behind Madness Light (11-3) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) hvy in Dec.

Clondaw Knight (IRE) 2-1fav (11-12) Mid-division, headway to go 2nd before 4 out, led before 3 out, clear before last, kept on well, won at Kelso 2m 1f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Nov beating Suprise Vendor (10-7) by 4l, 11 ran.

Thunderstorm (IRE) 8-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, jumped left throughout, not fluent 1st, under pressure 4 out, soon weakened, moderate 4th, 4th of 7, 49l behind Loose Chips (11-3) at Kempton 2m 4f (3) sft in Dec.

Dashing George (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, hampered 3rd, went 2nd before 4th, weakened 2 out, 5th of 10, 23l behind Twoways (10-10) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Jan.

Shadows Lengthen 14-1 (11-9) In rear, headway 4 out, one pace when fell 2 out, in a race won by Noble Legend (11-8) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Dec, 9 ran.

Oh Crick (FR) 9-1 (11-11) In touch, under pressure 6 out, soon lost place, rallied approaching last, never on terms, 4th of 8, 22l behind Oscar Hill (11-12) at Exeter 2m 1f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Nov.