Thank You intu Eldon Square Handicap Hurdle 2m 110y

  • (3yo+, 2m 110y, Class 4, 9 runners)
  • Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 30.20s
  • Off time: 14:55:45
Full result
Result 14:50 Hexham
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 10 Circus Star 14/1
2nd 8 Light The City 15/2
3rd 2 Bernardelli hd 7/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 4/495-03
Dark Blue, White epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, Dark Blue cap, White star Danehills Well (IRE) 26
  • T:Mrs A C Hamilton
  • J:Lucy Alexander
  • Form: 4/495-03
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 Mrs A C Hamilton Lucy Alexander 115 22/1
2 676-221
Royal blue, black sash, striped cap Bernardelli (IRE) 18
  • T:N G Richards
  • J:Brian Harding
  • Form: 676-221
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
5 165 11-11 N G Richards Brian Harding 114 7/2
3 13116-4
Dark Blue, Emerald Green spots and sleeves, Red cap Sacre Toi (FR) 14
  • T:J Ewart
  • J:Dale Irving
  • Form: 13116-4
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-10p
  • OR: 113
  • Naps:
7 164 11-10 p J Ewart Dale Irving (7) 113 6/1
4 7/3674
Grey, emerald green and white quartered cap Call of Duty (IRE) 10
  • T:Mrs Dianne Sayer
  • J:Colm McCormack
  • Form: 7/3674
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
8 160 11-6 Mrs Dianne Sayer Colm McCormack (5) 109 33/1
5 8417-00
Red and White stripes, White sleeves, Yellow cap, Red star Golden Firth (IRE) 32
  • T:A J Martin
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 8417-00
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 A J Martin A P McCoy 105 10/3f
6 0544-
White, Royal Blue chevron, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets, White cap, Royal Blue star Alf The Audacious 269
  • T:Mrs S J Smith
  • J:Ryan Mania
  • Form: 0544-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
7 156 11-2 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 105 13/2
8 7651
Red, White Cross of Lorraine, Red sleeves, White stars, White cap Light The City (IRE) (ex7) 8
  • T:Mrs R Carr
  • J:Jake Greenall
  • Form: 7651
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 96
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 Mrs R Carr Jake Greenall (3) 96 15/2
9 02P-835
Black, red spots on sleeves Formulation (IRE) 6
  • T:Rebecca Menzies
  • J:Tony Kelly
  • Form: 02P-835
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-13p
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
6 153 10-13 p Rebecca Menzies Tony Kelly (5) 102 13/2
10 2625-76
Yellow, brown and yellow quartered cap Circus Star (USA) 21
  • T:J E Dixon
  • J:Mr J Dixon
  • Form: 2625-76
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR: 98
  • Naps:
5 149 10-9 J E Dixon Mr J Dixon (7) 98 14/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
7 83-5227
Sam Lord 1
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:James Moffatt
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form: 83-5227
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 104
  • Naps:
9 111 James Moffatt B Hughes 104 NR

In depth

Verdict

It's almost two years since SACRE TOI last ran over hurdles but he's won off today's mark over fences and has conditions in his favour today. Taking into account Dale Irving's allowance, he gets 8lb from last month's Huntingdon scorer Bernardelli and that may be enough to swing things his way. Sam Lord tends to reserve his best for Sedgefield and was entered at Uttoxeter yesterday but there are possibilities about unexposed Sedgefield winner Light The City if he handles the easier surface. It will be a surprise if any of the others prove good enough at the weights.

Formwatch

Sam Lord 4-1 (10-11) Prominent, led 3rd, ridden when not fluent 2 out, headed before last, kept on well under pressure, 2nd of 11, 4l behind Waltz Darling (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Nov.

Circus Star (USA) 22-1 (10-5) Took keen hold, held up behind until headway to lead after 3rd, headed 2 out, soon lost place, no impression before last, 6th of 10, 14l behind Tikkandemickey (11-1) at Hexham 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Nov.

Light The City (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, led 4 out, ridden before last, kept on well, won at Sedgefield 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs beating Next Hight (10-13) by 5l, 9 ran.

Bernardelli (IRE) 4-1 (11-8) Held up in touch, not fluent 5th, closed from 3 out, led next, edged right approaching last, pressed flat, driven out, won at Huntingdon 2m (4) sft in Nov beating Ballincurrig (11-3) by nk, 7 ran.

Formulation (IRE) 15-8fav (11-1) Tracked leaders, lost place 3 out, 5th of 8, 19l behind King Zeal (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs.

Sacre Toi (FR) 5-1 (11-5) Close up, pushed along before 4 out, one pace from 2 out, 4th of 6, 8l behind Firth Of The Clyde (11-7) at Wetherby 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Nov.

Alf The Audacious 20-1 (11-0) Tracked clear pair, ridden 2 out, one pace and no impression, 4th of 10, 29l behind Big Water (11-0) at Carlisle 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Mar.

Danehills Well (IRE) 150-1 (10-12) Held up mid-division, headway before 3 out, kept on to take 3rd place run-in, 3rd of 16, 4l behind Moss Cloud (10-12) at Newcastle 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Nov.

Call of Duty (IRE) 200-1 (10-9) Last pair, not fluent 3rd, outpaced before 7th, went poor 4th 2 out, never on terms, 4th of 5, 25l behind Eduard (11-0) at Carlisle 2m nov chs (3) gs.

Golden Firth (IRE) 20-1 (10-2) Chased leaders, moderate 5th halfway, closer 3 out, ridden and no extra before 2 out, 12th of 16, 16l behind Mrs Mac Veale (10-13) at Naas 2m mares hcp hdl 8Evens23 in Nov.