32Red.com Novices' Handicap Chase 2m 4f

  • (4yo+, 2m 4f, Class 5, 7 runners)
  • Winner £2,469 2nd £725 3rd £363 4th £181
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 3.00s
  • Off time: 19:00:28
Full result
Result 19:00 Uttoxeter
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Spanish Optimist 15/8f
2nd 2 Alf The Audacious 7 4/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 163854-
Yellow, red and royal blue halved sleeves, yellow cap, red star Godwit 275
  • T:E Stanford
  • J:Jack Quinlan
  • Form: 163854-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 98
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 E Stanford Jack Quinlan (3) 98 8/1
2 544/67P-
White, Royal Blue chevron, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets, White cap, Royal Blue star Alf The Audacious 178
  • T:Mrs S J Smith
  • J:Ryan Mania
  • Form: 544/67P-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
8 165 11-11 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 97 4/1
3 2P0UPP/
Light Blue and Dark Blue diamonds, halved sleeves Saffron Lord 948
  • T:D G Bridgwater
  • J:T Scudamore
  • Form: 2P0UPP/
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 93
  • Naps:
9 161 11-7 D G Bridgwater T Scudamore 93 9/2
4 41/6PP4-
Purple, Mauve seams, Mauve sleeves, Purple seams, Purple cap Spanish Optimist (IRE) 78
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 41/6PP4-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-7t
  • OR: 93
  • Naps:
8 161 11-7 t Tim Vaughan R Johnson 93 15/8f
5 490-P66
Pink, emerald green stars on sleeves, pink cap, emerald green star Boosha 7
  • T:J Groucott
  • J:Harry Challoner
  • Form: 490-P66
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 71
  • Naps:
9 140 10-0 J Groucott Harry Challoner (3) 71 8/1
6 8/P05P-0
Royal blue, dark blue star, yellow sleeves and cap Izza Diva 26
  • T:J R Holt
  • J:C Poste
  • Form: 8/P05P-0
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-0t
  • OR: 69
  • Naps:
6 140 10-0 t J R Holt C Poste (ex2) 69 50/1
7 26-3594
Dark Green and Yellow diamonds, Dark Green sleeves Finch Flyer (IRE) 21
  • T:A Sadik
  • J:Lee Edwards
  • Form: 26-3594
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-0p
  • OR: 67
  • Naps:
7 140 10-0 p A Sadik Lee Edwards 67 11/2

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Favoured Nation (IRE)
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:A P McCoy
6 11-12 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 4/1
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Betting

Forecast

Spanish Optimist (15/8), Alf The Audacious (4/1), Saffron Lord (9/2), Finch Flyer (11/2), Boosha (8/1), Godwit (8/1), Izza Diva (50/1)

In depth

Verdict

This is an even weaker contest than the seller which precedes it but the bottom three have still managed to find themselves racing from out of the handicap. Spanish Optimist and Finch Flyer are the only two to have shown anything over fences so far but the former has hardly distinguished himself and the latter has had 20 tries to get off the mark. ALF THE AUDACIOUS is a purely speculative selection given he has a jumping pedigree and hasn't been off the track as long as Godwit but the market should be the best guide.

Formwatch

Spanish Optimist (IRE) 9-2 (11-0) Made most until ridden 3 out, weakened next, last of 4, 50l behind Roc De Guye (11-1) at Market Rasen 3m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Apr.

Alf The Audacious 12-1 (11-0) With winner, not fluent and reminder 7th, lost place when blundered 9th, lost touch 5 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Yesyoucan (11-7) at Wetherby 2m 4f nov chs (4) sft in Jan, 5 ran.

Finch Flyer (IRE) 16-1 (10-1) Chased leaders in 4th, weakened after 4 out, 4th of 11, 19l behind Mr Robinson (9-12) at Stratford 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gf in Jun.

Boosha 20-1 (9-11) Mid-division, not fluent 4th, headway 3 out, one pace and no impression from next, 6th of 16, 24l behind Galley Slave (9-13) at Stratford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf.

Godwit 12-1 (10-9) Led, ridden and headed approaching 2 out, kept on same, 4th of 11, 21l behind Mrs Peachey (11-8) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Oct.

Izza Diva 100-1 (10-2) Always towards rear, 16th of 18, well behind Mr Maynard (11-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.

Saffron Lord 80-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, weakened 7th, behind when pulled up 4 out, in a race won by Mauricetheathlete (9-13) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) hvy in Dec '11, 18 ran.