Royal British Legion 'Hands And Heels' Handicap Hurdle (Conditional Jockeys And Amateur Riders) 2m 3f

  • (4yo+, 2m 3f, Class 4, 5 runners)
  • Winner £2,534 2nd £744 3rd £372 4th £186
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 0.20s
  • Off time: 15:50:27
Full result
Result 15:50 Market Rasen
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Dark Energy 5/2
2nd 2 Chicklemix 5/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 3U25-0
White, dark green spots on sleeves, purple cap Artisan 23
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:Tom Bellamy
  • Form: 3U25-0
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-12t
  • OR: 113
  • Naps:
4 166 11-12 t B Ellison Tom Bellamy 113 9/4f
2 34544-4
LIGHT BLUE, GREY and LIGHT BLUE hooped sleeves, PINK cap Chicklemix 16
  • T:Mrs P Sly
  • J:Miss B Andrews
  • Form: 34544-4
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
6 162 11-8 Mrs P Sly Miss B Andrews (3) 109 5/1
3 5/900-4
BLACK and WHITE check, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap Basil Fawlty (IRE) 19
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:Mr K Edgar
  • Form: 5/900-4
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 106
  • Naps:
7 159 11-5 D Pipe Mr K Edgar (3) 106 7/2
4 P8F456
RED and YELLOW stripes, YELLOW sleeves, RED armlets, RED cap Dark Energy 35
  • T:F M O'Brien
  • J:Mr C P Shoemark
  • Form: P8F456
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-8t
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
8 148 10-8 t F M O'Brien Mr C P Shoemark (5) 95 5/2
5 9023/26
Black, Brown star and stars on cap Blackstone Vegas 9
  • T:D Shaw
  • J:Mr O Garner
  • Form: 9023/26
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-5
  • OR: 92
  • Naps:
6 145 10-5 D Shaw Mr O Garner (3) 92 15/2

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Prince Of Denial (IRE)
  • T:Mrs A L M King
  • J:Mr O J Murphy
7 11-12 Mrs A L M King Mr O J Murphy 14/1
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In depth

Verdict

Artisan stood little chance in a higher grade race at Cheltenham last month and ran accordingly. He'll finish closer here but preference is for CHICKLEMIX. He never figured on his chasing debut last month but has leading claims in this company back over the smaller obstacles. Dark Energy wasn't beaten that far when fourth at this track in September and he makes more appeal than Blackstone Vegas while Basil Fawlty has scope for improvement on only his second start for David Pipe.

Formwatch

Dark Energy 4-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, under pressure 3 out, never on terms, 6th of 9, 10l behind Compton Blue (11-5) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Oct.

Chicklemix 50-1 (10-10) Held up in rear, not jump well, headway 10th, weakened 3 out, 4th of 6, 43l behind There's No Panic (11-8) at Fakenham 2m 5f nov chs (3) gs in Oct.

Basil Fawlty (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, steady headway 4 out, kept on to take moderate 4th 2 out, never troubled leading trio, 4th of 14, 24l behind Mr Mole (10-12) at Exeter 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.

Artisan 20-1 (10-3) Held up in rear, hampered 3rd, never on terms, 11th of 22, 27l behind Dark Lover (10-7) at Cheltenham 2m hcp (3) gs in Oct.

Blackstone Vegas 7-1 (11-5) Mid-division, headway approaching 6th, weakened before 2 out, went right and mistake last, 6th of 11, 21l behind Lisdonagh House (10-3) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft.