Chieftain Handicap Hurdle 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, Class 4, 9 runners)
  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 6.10s
  • Off time: 15:45:41
Full result
Result 15:45 Leicester
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Thunderstorm 10/11f
2nd 8 Crazy Bold 2 8/1
3rd 7 Goat Castle ¾ 4/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 20U-585
Royal blue, dark blue star, white cap Walter De La Mare (IRE) 13
  • T:Mrs A L M King
  • J:T Messenger
  • Form: 20U-585
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 101
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 Mrs A L M King T Messenger 101 80/1
2 53555-6
Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Henok (FR) 13
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:C O'Farrell
  • Form: 53555-6
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
7 165 11-11 D Pipe C O'Farrell 100 9/2
3 92-2657
GREEN, RED and GOLD hooped cap Ruby Crown 23
  • T:K C Bailey
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 92-2657
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
11 165 11-11 K C Bailey J M Maguire 100 25/1
4 3-59050
Red, emerald green chevron, halved sleeves, white cap Super Collider 20
  • T:F M O'Brien
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form: 3-59050
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-11pt
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
6 165 11-11 pt F M O'Brien B Hughes 100 25/1
5 17594/1
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Thunderstorm (IRE) 22
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 17594/1
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 98
  • Naps:
8 163 11-9 P J Hobbs A P McCoy 98 10/11f
6 441128
Pink, Pink and Black diabolo on sleeves, White cap, Black star Lean Burn (USA) 25
  • T:B Leavy
  • J:Danny Cook
  • Form: 441128
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 90
  • Naps:
7 155 11-1 B Leavy Danny Cook 90 12/1
7 0-47323
BLACK, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap Goat Castle (IRE) 30
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 0-47323
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-8t
  • OR: 83
  • Naps:
9 148 10-8 t N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 83 4/1
8 2P2983
Red, Yellow star, Red sleeves, Yellow spots, Red cap, Yellow star Crazy Bold (GER) 34
  • T:A W Carroll
  • J:W Hutchinson
  • Form: 2P2983
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-6
  • OR: 81
  • Naps:
10 146 10-6 A W Carroll W Hutchinson 81 8/1
9 620-008
White, large Orange spots, Orange cap June French (FR) 38
  • T:Ian Williams
  • J:Harry Skelton
  • Form: 620-008
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-4
  • OR: 79
  • Naps:
5 144 10-4 Ian Williams Harry Skelton 79 22/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Mujamead
  • T:A W Carroll
  • J:Lee Edwards
8 10-0 A W Carroll Lee Edwards 8/1
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In depth

Verdict

Winning bumper THUNDERSTORM was well beaten in his first four starts over timber but someone must have seen something as he was heavily backed when obliging at Plumpton last month. He won cleverly that day under AP McCoy and the combination should follow up off just 5lb higher. Goat Castle has now gone 21 starts over hurdles without winning and is difficult to fancy despite a couple of good runs at Hexham and Warwick. Ruby Crown is well handicapped on her best form but has been running poorly while Henok should appreciate reverting to the minimum trip after failing to stay 2m5f at Market Rasen on Boxing Day. Lean Burn scored twice in November but ran poorly in much more testing conditions at Bangor last month.

Formwatch

Thunderstorm (IRE) 5-2 (11-9) Keen held up in rear, smooth headway 3 out, went 2nd 2 out, led soon after last, ran on, readily, won at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec beating Just Beware (10-13) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.

Crazy Bold (GER) 7-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, not fluent 4th, jumped left and led 2 out, soon headed, no impression on leaders when left 3rd last, 3rd of 11, 16l behind Stravita (11-5) at Hereford 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Dec.

Goat Castle (IRE) 7-2fav (9-11) Mid-division, headway 7th, challenged 3 out, no impression when not fluent next, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 13, 13l behind Spanish Arch (11-9) at Warwick 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Dec.

Walter De La Mare (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) In rear, struggling from 6th, finished in own time, 5th of 6, well behind Saints And Sinners (11-7) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Dec.

Henok (FR) 15-8fav (11-12) Keen held up in rear, last of 6, 32l behind Killimore Cottage (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 5f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Dec.

Lean Burn (USA) 7-2fav (11-3) Always towards rear, never involved, 8th of 11, 28l behind Majestic Bull (10-5) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp hdl (5) hvy in Dec.

Super Collider 9-1 (11-3) Behind, struggling 5th, never dangerous, 11th of 13, 49l behind Drussell (11-2) at Ludlow 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Dec.

Ruby Crown 33-1 (10-4) Held up, pushed along after 3 out, never on terms, tailed off, 7th of 12, well behind Queens Grove (11-2) at Hereford 2m 4f Mares Handicap Hurdle (0-120) (3yo+) (4) hvy in Dec.

June French (FR) 66-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, some headway after 5th, weakened from 3 out, tailed off, 8th of 11, 42l behind Weather Babe (11-0) at Towcester 2m Mares NH Novice Hurdle (3yo+) (4) sft in Dec.