Morgan Cole LLP Novices' Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f

  • (4yo+, 2m 4f, Class 5, 9 runners)
  • Winner £1,949 2nd £572 3rd £286 4th £143
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 13.70s
  • Off time: 13:23:25
Full result
Result 13:20 Chepstow
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Uimhir A Seacht 6/4f
2nd 6 Samingarry nk 16/1
3rd 7 Gemini Ahhs 8 12/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 307383
Red, Black sash, sleeves and diamond on cap My Viking Bay (IRE) 13
  • T:J G M O'Shea
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 307383
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-12p
  • OR: 98
  • Naps:
9 166 11-12 p J G M O'Shea R Johnson 98 14/1
2 370051
Light Blue, Red chevrons, Yellow sleeves and cap Uimhir A Seacht (IRE) 13
  • T:N P Mulholland
  • J:Chris Meehan
  • Form: 370051
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 98
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 N P Mulholland Chris Meehan (10) 98 6/4f
3 348-4P4
Red, Light Blue stars, Yellow cap, Light Blue stars Head Spin (IRE) 33
  • T:J W Mullins
  • J:A Thornton
  • Form: 348-4P4
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
5 163 11-9 J W Mullins A Thornton 95 6/1
4 0529-PP
White, Maroon star, White sleeves, Maroon stars, White cap, Maroon star Power Man (IRE) 33
  • T:S D Dixon
  • J:W P Kavanagh
  • Form: 0529-PP
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-9t1
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
8 163 11-9 t1 S D Dixon W P Kavanagh (3) 95 12/1
5 22-F56P
Red, Black sleeves, Yellow cap, Red star Sendinpost 105
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 22-F56P
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 91
  • Naps:
10 159 11-5 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 91 6/1
6 07885
Royal Blue, Red cross belts, Red and Royal Blue diabolo on sleeves, Red cap Samingarry (FR) 13
  • T:N J Hawke
  • J:M J Quinlan
  • Form: 07885
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 91
  • Naps:
6 159 11-5 N J Hawke M J Quinlan (3) 91 16/1
7 34655-3
Purple and Beige stripes, Purple and Red hooped sleeves, Purple cap, Red spots Gemini Ahhs (IRE) 8
  • T:F M O'Brien
  • J:A P Cawley
  • Form: 34655-3
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 88
  • Naps:
10 156 11-2 F M O'Brien A P Cawley 88 12/1
8 93-068
Brown, Orange epaulets and star on cap Pod 32
  • T:Mrs Caroline Keevil
  • J:James Best
  • Form: 93-068
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
5 153 10-13 Mrs Caroline Keevil James Best (3) 85 25/1
9 76-44PP
BLACK, WHITE diamond, armlets and star on cap Timeforagin 23
  • T:B Eckley
  • J:Gary Derwin
  • Form: 76-44PP
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 69
  • Naps:
6 140 10-0 B Eckley Gary Derwin (7) 69 6/1

In depth

Verdict

My Viking Bay won a seller last May but usually finds at least one too good while the likes of Power Man, Sendinpost, Pod and Timeforagin appear to be going backwards. Uimhir A Seacht must go on the short-list, however, as he won by seven lengths over 2m3f at Fontwell last time and the promising Chris Meehan can stall claim 10lb. But this represents a drop in grade for the five-year-old HEAD SPIN and, trying this trip for the first time in only his second handicap, Seamus Mullins' charge gets the nod with Samingarry needing to find more to feature.

Formwatch

Uimhir A Seacht (IRE) 6-1 (10-10) Held up, not fluent 2nd, headway to chase leaders before 5th, pushed along after 3 out, led 2 out, clear last, idled flat, ridden out, won at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl (3yo+) (5) hvy in Dec beating Bathwick Junior (10-12) by 7l, 7 ran.

Samingarry (FR) 12-1 (11-5) Prominent, mistake 3rd, weakened 4 out, 5th of 6, 26l behind Lucky Prince (11-2) at Ffos Las 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) hvy in Dec.

Gemini Ahhs (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Held up, raced on outside, headway after 7th, weakened approaching last, 3rd of 8, 26l behind Bally Sands (11-7) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec.

My Viking Bay (IRE) 10-1 (11-3) Close up, led 3 out, soon headed, rallied to lead again before 2 out, soon headed, stayed on to go 3rd flat, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Killimore Cottage (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 5f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Dec.

Timeforagin 40-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, went 2nd 4 out, led 3 out, headed approaching next, weakened soon after, behind and pulled up before last, in a race won by Seymour Eric (10-11) at Hereford 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec, 12 ran.

Head Spin (IRE) 11-1 (11-8) Took keen hold, tracked leading trio, lost place 7th, hit 3 out, went modest 4th 2 out, no impression, 4th of 8, 30l behind Call Me Sir (10-9) at Wincanton 2m 6f NH Novice Handicap Hurdle (0-105) (3yo+) (4) sft in Dec.

Pod 80-1 (10-7) Mid-division, pushed along 4 out, soon weakened, 8th of 14, well behind The Italian Yob (10-9) at Exeter 2m 1f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) hvy in Dec.

Power Man (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Chased leading pair, pushed along before 7th, ridden and weakened after 3 out, tailed off when pulled up before next, in a race won by Call Me Sir (10-9) at Wincanton 2m 6f NH Novice Handicap Hurdle (0-105) (3yo+) (4) sft in Dec, 8 ran.

Sendinpost 14-1 (11-8) Mid-division on outside, jumped right, reminder and lost place after 3rd, pulled up before 11th, in a race won by Allerton (11-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft in Sep, 10 ran.