32Red Casino Novices' Handicap Chase 3m

  • (5yo+, 3m, Class 3, 12 runners)
  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 26.10s
  • Off time: 14:40:42
Full result
Result 14:40 Huntingdon
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 10 Arbeo 5/2f
2nd 5 Ballypatrick s.h 7/1
3rd 2 Sunny Ledgend 11 8/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 31F-F25
Emerald Green, White chevrons, Orange cap Shuil Royale (IRE) 9
  • T:D W P Arbuthnot
  • J:D A Jacob
  • Form: 31F-F25
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 D W P Arbuthnot D A Jacob 125 9/2
2 2109-61
White, Black chevron, Black sleeves, White diamonds, quartered cap Sunny Ledgend 34
  • T:Andrew Martin
  • J:Mr J Martin
  • Form: 2109-61
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 Andrew Martin Mr J Martin (7) 125 8/1
3 22P-422
Purple, gold cross sashes, emerald green cap Maringo Bay (IRE) 34
  • T:C J Mann
  • J:Timmy Murphy
  • Form: 22P-422
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
8 164 11-10 C J Mann Timmy Murphy 123 13/2
4 9102/72-
Red and White check, White cap Kind Of Easy (IRE) 409
  • T:Miss E C Lavelle
  • J:D C Costello
  • Form: 9102/72-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-7v1
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
7 161 11-7 v1 Miss E C Lavelle D C Costello 120 16/1
5 32-U384
Red, emerald green Cross Of Lorraine and sleeves Ballypatrick (IRE) 50
  • T:M R Channon
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 32-U384
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
7 159 11-5 M R Channon Aidan Coleman 118 7/1
6 33-3274
Royal blue and orange diabolo, orange sleeves, royal blue armlets and diamond on orange cap Prince Buster (FR) 27
  • T:T Symonds
  • J:Felix De Giles
  • Form: 33-3274
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-4t
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
10 158 11-4 t T Symonds Felix De Giles 117 20/1
7 4-435
Emerald green, black stripe and sleeves Green Hackle (IRE) 61
  • T:C E Longsdon
  • J:Kielan Woods
  • Form: 4-435
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
8 156 11-2 C E Longsdon Kielan Woods (3) 115 50/1
8 18-344F
Dark Green and Orange (quartered), Dark Green sleeves, hooped cap Five Rivers (IRE) 26
  • T:W Greatrex
  • J:W Kennedy
  • Form: 18-344F
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-13p
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
7 153 10-13 p W Greatrex W Kennedy 112 16/1
9 P-1F233
Pink, emerald green seams, pink cap Uno D'estruval (FR) 41
  • T:Mrs S J Humphrey
  • J:Jack Doyle
  • Form: P-1F233
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 Mrs S J Humphrey Jack Doyle 115 25/1
10 78-5U21
Yellow, large Black spots, Yellow sleeves, Black spots Arbeo (IRE) 40
  • T:Mrs D Grissell
  • J:S Thomas
  • Form: 78-5U21
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
7 151 10-11 Mrs D Grissell S Thomas 110 5/2f
11 427253
Pink and Brown diamonds, Pink sleeves and cap Ballyhilty Bridge 67
  • T:P Henderson
  • J:P J Brennan
  • Form: 427253
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-5
  • OR: 104
  • Naps:
7 145 10-5 P Henderson P J Brennan 104 9/1
12 P6/453-6
Emerald Green, Black cross belts, Yellow sleeves and cap Elite Beneficial (IRE) 27
  • T:Mrs R Gasson
  • J:Mr N De Boinville
  • Form: P6/453-6
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-5
  • OR: 104
  • Naps:
8 145 10-5 Mrs R Gasson Mr N De Boinville (7) 104 66/1

In depth

Verdict

Five Rivers had just been headed when falling two out over a half-mile shorter at Kempton last time. It's not certain he'll appreciate this longer trip but Maringo Bay stays well and should be thereabouts again having finished second for the fourth time in seven starts over fences at Lingfield last time. He's a couple of pounds better off with winner Sunny Ledgend. Shuil Royale has ability but is a tricky ride and Arbeo is more interesting as he's only 6lb higher than when landing a decent contest at Newbury in December. UNO D'ESTRUVAL won a minor contest in the French provinces last year and will be all the better for his third at Leicester, his first start for new connections. He may be some value at the likely odds.

Formwatch

Arbeo (IRE) 4-1fav (10-10) Often jumped right, made all, ridden after 2 out, stayed on well flat, won at Newbury 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Dec beating Emperor's Choice (11-7) by 2l, 11 ran.

Ballypatrick (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, not fluent and reminder 9th, driven and outpaced after 5 out, ridden last, kept on same pace under pressure from last, no impression, 4th of 8, 9l behind Roll The Dice (10-5) at Ludlow 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Dec.

Sunny Ledgend 5-1 (10-7) Took keen hold, led and disputed, definite advantage 3 out until joined and hit next, idled before mistake last, idled and always just doing enugh flat, won at Lingfield 3m beg chase (4) hvy in Jan beating Maringo Bay (11-0) by 1 1/4l, 5 ran.

Prince Buster (FR) 16-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, not fluent 7th, went 2nd 11th, led 11th, headed 2 out, no extra last, 4th of 8, 24l behind Malt Master (11-0) at Huntingdon 2m 4f nov chs (3) sft in Jan.

Shuil Royale (IRE) 3-1 (11-5) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, faded, 5th of 11, 8l behind Dr Livingstone (11-5) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.

Ballyhilty Bridge 7-4fav (11-1) In touch, headway 3 out, disputed lead next, kept on one pace, 3rd of 6, 8l behind Delgany Gunner (10-4) at Leicester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Dec.

Five Rivers (IRE) 8-1 (10-6) Chased leaders until lost place before 10th, rallied 12th, went 2nd next, led approaching 3 out, soon joined, headed soon after 3 out, driven and 1 length down but still chance when fell 2 out, in a race won by Bally Legend (11-6) at Kempton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Jan, 8 ran.

Elite Beneficial (IRE) 80-1 (10-7) Mid-division, not fluent 7th or 9th, outpaced from next, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Malt Master (11-0) at Huntingdon 2m 4f nov chs (3) sft in Jan.

Maringo Bay (IRE) 2-5fav (11-0) Led and disputed, ridden and looked held after 3 out, rallied and upsides next, every chance last, hung left under pressure flat and no impression on idling winner, 2nd of 5, 1 1/4l behind Sunny Ledgend (10-7) at Lingfield 3m beg chase (4) hvy in Jan.

Kind Of Easy (IRE) 9-2 (11-0) Chased leaders, jumped slowly and lost place 6th, mistake next, headway to go 2nd 5 out, not fluent 2 out, kept on well, 2nd of 5, 2 1/4l behind Problema Tic (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 4f beg chs (4) sft in Dec '11.

Uno D'estruval (FR) 6-1 (11-0) Raced wide, chased leader until 3rd, chased leaders, jumped left 8th, chased winner 10th until 3 out, weakened and mistake last, 3rd of 6, 30l behind Listen Boy (11-0) at Leicester 2m 7f nov chs (4) hvy in Dec.

Green Hackle (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, pushed along from 11th, ridden before 5 out, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 5, well behind Mountainous (10-10) at Chepstow 3m beg chs (3) hvy in Dec.