Bernard O'Brien Memorial Handicap Chase 2m 1f

  • (5yo+, 2m 1f, Class 4, 5 runners)
  • Winner £4,224 2nd £1,240 3rd £620 4th £310
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 35.75s
  • Off time: 15:30:29
Full result
Result 15:30 Plumpton
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Nozic 5/2
2nd 2 Dynamic Idol 13/8f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 9PP544
White, Brown Star Nozic (FR) 31
  • T:Miss Z C Davison
  • J:W Hutchinson
  • Form: 9PP544
  • Age: 13
  • Weight: 11-12p
  • OR: 104
  • Naps:
13 166 11-12 p Miss Z C Davison W Hutchinson 104 5/2
2 26/5551-
Dark Green, Royal Blue diamond Dynamic Idol (USA) 419
  • T:G L Moore
  • J:J E Moore
  • Form: 26/5551-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 103
  • Naps:
7 165 11-11 G L Moore J E Moore 103 13/8f
3 1441-PP
Maroon, Light Blue sash, Yellow cap Red Anchor (IRE) 98
  • T:Mrs L C Jewell
  • J:Tom Cannon
  • Form: 1441-PP
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 94
  • Naps:
10 156 11-2 Mrs L C Jewell Tom Cannon 94 11/2
4 4-86135
Purple, Red sleeves, Purple armlets, Red cap Zhukov (IRE) 48
  • T:K Tork
  • J:Mr L Kilgarriff
  • Form: 4-86135
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 11-0b
  • OR: 92
  • Naps:
12 154 11-0 b K Tork Mr L Kilgarriff (7) 92 10/1
5 705F69
Royal Blue, Beige sleeves Sportsreport (IRE) 18
  • T:J W Mullins
  • J:A Thornton
  • Form: 705F69
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-8p1
  • OR: 86
  • Naps:
6 148 10-8 p1 J W Mullins A Thornton 86 9/2

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Mr Muddle
  • T:Miss S West
  • J:M Goldstein
6 11-12 Miss S West M Goldstein 9/4
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In depth

Verdict

Nozic won this in 2012 and can race off a lower mark today having tumbled down the weights last year. He's not easily dismissed back in this grade but a chance is taken that DYNAMIC IDOL will improve further on his return to action. The latter is upped 9lb for his win at Lingfield in January last year but that's the best piece of form on offer and he gets the vote. Red Anchor also won early last term but has failed to complete in a couple of subsequent starts and Zhukov has been well beaten since scoring at Fontwell in December though he's back on the same mark for this.

Formwatch

Nozic (FR) 13-2 (10-9) Held up off strong pace in 4th, chased clear leading pair 4th, closed after next, no impression 4 out, weakened quickly before 3 out where left modest 4th, 4th of 7, 23l behind Paddy The Stout (10-4) at Kempton 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) hvy in Feb.

Dynamic Idol (USA) 11-4 (11-9) Chased leader, led 6th, joined 3 out, came clear bypassing ommited 2 out, kept on strongly, won at Lingfield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy in Jan '13 beating Somerby (11-1) by 9l, 6 ran.

Sportsreport (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Led, mistake 1st, not fluent and headed 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Winged Crusader (11-8) at Huntingdon 2m nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Feb.

Red Anchor (IRE) 16-1 (11-8) Held up in rear, reminder after 6th, tailed off 9th, pulled up, in a race won by Porters War (11-12) at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp 0-100 (5) gd in Dec, 7 ran.

Zhukov (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Mid-division, not much room 2nd, headway 8th, hit 9th, not fluent 10th, outpaced before 4 out, soon weakened, 5th of 9, 27l behind Fitandproperjob (10-12) at Leicester 2m 4f cond hcp chs (5) sft in Jan.