Markfield Handicap 1m 3f 183y

  • (3yo+, 1m 3f 183y, Class 4, 6 runners)
  • Winner £4,852 2nd £1,444 3rd £722 4th £361
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 2m 31.51s
  • Off time: 16:20:34
Full result
Result 15:50 Leicester
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Nautilus 6/5f
2nd 2 Hassle 9/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (6) 8-62312
Red, purple spots, red sleeves and cap Livia's Dream (IRE) 26
  • T:Ed Walker
  • J:T G McLaughlin
  • Form: 8-62312
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-9
  • OR: 82
  • Naps:
4 135 9-9 Ed Walker T G McLaughlin 82 6/1
2 (3) 2-424
RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap Hassle (IRE) 33
  • T:C G Cox
  • J:A Kirby
  • Form: 2-424
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-5
  • OR: 78
  • Naps:
4 131 9-5 C G Cox A Kirby 78 9/2
3 (5) 653131
Royal Blue, White spots Discay (ex6) 7
  • T:M Johnston
  • J:R L Moore
  • Form: 653131
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR: 70
  • Naps:
4 129 9-3 M Johnston R L Moore 70 9/2
4 (4) 364212
Royal Blue and Light Blue diabolo, chevrons on sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Light Blue star Nautilus 18
  • T:J H M Gosden
  • J:William Buick
  • Form: 364212
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 84
  • Naps:
3 128 9-2 J H M Gosden William Buick 84 6/5f
5 (2) 1940/69-
White, Black hoop, Red sleeves and cap Taaresh (IRE) 22
  • T:K A Morgan
  • J:J Quinn
  • Form: 1940/69-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 75
  • Naps:
8 128 9-2 K A Morgan J Quinn 75 20/1
6 (1) 3-72524
White, Dark Blue spots, Dark Blue sleeves, White spots Jack Who's He (IRE) 15
  • T:W R Muir
  • J:Martin Dwyer
  • Form: 3-72524
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 75
  • Naps:
4 128 9-2 W R Muir Martin Dwyer 75 10/1

In depth

Verdict

Only six runners in this but it's a competitive little handicap. LIVIA'S DREAM came up against an improving sort in Willow Beck at Newmarket after winning over this trip at Newcastle and is fancied to see off the latter's stablemate Nautilus. He didn't appear to get home over 1m4f at HQ last time and is still racing with the choke out. Stamina may be a problem for Jack Who's He but Discay has won over the trip at Musselburgh and Beverley lately and will make a bold bid to defy his penalty. The maiden Hassle is preferred to winning hurdler Taaresh of the others.

Formwatch

Nautilus 4-6fav (9-2) Led, pushed along and pressed from 3f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, headed just inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 4, 1/2l behind Quick Jack (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.

Hassle (IRE) 6-1 (9-11) Held up, ridden 3f out, headway 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Regal Hawk (9-2) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.

Discay 5-2 (10-0) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon edged left, kept on well, driven out, won at Musselburgh 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Lindenhurst (9-7) by 3 1/2l, 10 ran.

Jack Who's He (IRE) 8-1 (9-11) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 4th of 8, 6l behind Lunar Deity (9-13) at Epsom Downs 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug.

Livia's Dream (IRE) 12-1 (9-8) Led, ridden 2f out, edged right and headed entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Willow Beck (9-4) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.

Taaresh (IRE) 40-1 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 10l behind Refractor (9-6) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep '12.