Weatherbys Printing Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Chase 2m 4f 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 4f 110y, Class 5, 5 runners)
  • Winner £1,819 2nd £534 3rd £267 4th £134
  • Going: Soft (Chase: Soft, Heavy in places)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 40.60s
  • Off time: 13:30:41
Full result
Result 13:30 Hexham
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Shoal Bay Dreamer 5/2j
2nd 1 Billy Cuckoo 5 4/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 3-2P34P
Maroon and white diabolo, dark blue sleeves, white stars, dark blue cap, white stars Billy Cuckoo (IRE) 7
  • T:T Coyle
  • J:Jake Greenall
  • Form: 3-2P34P
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12p
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 p T Coyle Jake Greenall 97 4/1
2 083P/43-
Red, Black stars, sleeves and star on cap Fightstar (FR) 547
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:Grant Cockburn
  • Form: 083P/43-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-5p
  • OR: 90
  • Naps:
8 159 11-5 p Miss Lucinda V Russell Grant Cockburn (8) 90 3/1
3 9338-64
Dark blue and maroon (quartered), light blue sleeves and cap Soul Angel 6
  • T:Miss S E Forster
  • J:Gary Rutherford
  • Form: 9338-64
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-2b1
  • OR: 87
  • Naps:
8 156 11-2 b1 Miss S E Forster Gary Rutherford 87 14/1
4 P43571
Orange, White chevron, chevrons on sleeves, White cap Secret Desert (ex7) 6
  • T:Ferdy Murphy
  • J:John Winston
  • Form: P43571
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-6
  • OR: 70
  • Naps:
6 146 10-6 Ferdy Murphy John Winston (8) 70 5/2j
5 7F452-4
Light blue, dark blue braces, light blue sleeves, dark blue stars, white cap, dark blue star Shoal Bay Dreamer 188
  • T:Mrs Dianne Sayer
  • J:Tony Kelly
  • Form: 7F452-4
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-2p
  • OR: 73
  • Naps:
6 142 10-2 p Mrs Dianne Sayer Tony Kelly (3) 73 5/2j

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Domoly (FR)
  • T:Ferdy Murphy
  • J:Robert McCarth
8 10-5 Ferdy Murphy Robert McCarth 8/1
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In depth

Verdict

SECRET DESERT won a similar contest at Ayr last week when Soul Angel was a well-beaten fourth. Ferdy Murphy's six-year-old is the only one arriving here in any sort of form and should be good enough to defy his penalty. Billy Cuckoo weakened quickly over hurdles at Wetherby last week after making the early running. He may have needed that, however, and has at least had a recent run unlike Fightstar and Shoal Bay Dreamer.

Formwatch

Shoal Bay Dreamer 13-2 (10-8) Chased leaders, outpaced 3 out (usual 4 out), weakened before 2 out, 4th of 6, 18l behind Delgany Gunner (10-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 5f hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft in May.

Billy Cuckoo (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) Led, headed 4th chased leaders, weakened 4 out, pulled up soon after, in a race won by Purcell's Bridge (10-9) at Wetherby 2m 6f cond nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs, 14 ran.

Soul Angel 20-1 (10-8) Led until 3rd, soon ridden along, chased leaders until weakened 4 out, 4th of 5, 37l behind Secret Desert (9-11) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp 0-100 (5) sft.

Secret Desert 11-1 (9-11) Held up, not fluent 4th, went 3rd when not fluent 13th, went 2nd last, led flat, stayed on well, won at Ayr 2m 4f hcp 0-100 (5) sft beating Tutchec (11-9) by 1 1/4l, 5 ran.

Fightstar (FR) 16-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, jumped big 1st, stumbled and demoted to 3rd 6th, mistake and reminder next, mistake 4 out, held when mistake 3 out, hit last, 3rd of 4, 15l behind Gray Mountain (11-0) at Perth 2m beg chase (4) sft in May '11.