Snipe Handicap Chase 2m 7f

  • (4yo+, 2m 7f, Class 4, 6 runners)
  • Winner £3,054 2nd £897 3rd £448 4th £224
  • Surface: Turf

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
1 2-PF54U
Orange, Black triple diamond, Black and Orange diabolo on sleeves, Orange cap, Black diamond Kent Street (IRE) 7
  • T:Mrs S J Smith
  • J:Ryan Mania
  • Form: 2-PF54U
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 117
2 7-P3060
Emerald Green, Black star, Emerald Green sleeves, Black stars, Emerald Green cap, Black star The Hollinwell 10
  • T:Ferdy Murphy
  • J:John Winston
  • Form: 7-P3060
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 116
  • Naps:
9 165 11-11 Ferdy Murphy John Winston (7) 116
3 344-P22
Light Blue, White spots, striped sleeves and spots on cap Et Maintenant (FR) 39
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:Grant Cockburn
  • Form: 344-P22
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
10 159 11-5 Miss Lucinda V Russell Grant Cockburn (7) 110
4 4834-44
EMERALD GREEN and RED STRIPES, white cap Ebony River (IRE) 38
  • T:Jennie Candlish
  • J:A O'keeffe
  • Form: 4834-44
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
6 159 11-5 Jennie Candlish A O'keeffe 110
5 21/28-0P
Royal Blue and Yellow stripes, White sleeves Rojo Vivo 25
  • T:H Hogarth
  • J:Henry Brooke
  • Form: 21/28-0P
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 H Hogarth Henry Brooke (3) 107
6 F1-2P32
Dark Blue, Royal Blue chevrons, Dark Blue cap, Royal Blue star Overyou 21
  • T:C Grant
  • J:K Renwick
  • Form: F1-2P32
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 103
  • Naps:
7 152 10-12 C Grant K Renwick 103

In depth

Verdict

This could turn into a real slog, especially if The Hollinwell adopts his customary front-running role, and that may not suit Et Maintenant, though he's shown recently that he's staying further as he gets older. OVERYOU certainly wouldn't mind this turning into a war of attrition as she was just beaten over 4m here last month. A winner at the track over hurdles, Chris Grant's mare gets the nod. Kent Street continues to be let down by his jumping while Ebony River is still chasing a first win, though probably has place prospects.

Formwatch

Kent Street (IRE) 11-4fav (11-12) Tracking leader when mistake and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Nodform Richard (11-10) at Catterick 3m 1f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs, 7 ran.

The Hollinwell 8-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, weakened 4f out, tailed off, last of 11, well behind Representingceltic (10-4) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std.

Et Maintenant (FR) 6-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, lost place 2nd, not fluent 8th, headway when not fluent 14th, mistake 4 out, hampered 3 out, every chance last, stayed on, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Overquest (10-12) at Ayr 3m 1f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Nov.

Ebony River (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Towards rear, hit 1st, steady headway 6 out, weakened from 3 out, 4th of 8, 17l behind Cloudy Too (10-9) at Carlisle 2m 4f beg chs (3) hvy in Nov.

Rojo Vivo 33-1 (11-3) Mid-division, blundered 6th, soon behind, pulled up before 6 out, in a race won by Master Neo (11-0) at Uttoxeter 3m beg chs (4) hvy in Nov, 13 ran.

Overyou 3-1 (10-13) Close up, ridden before last, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 6, nk behind Leac An Scail (11-0) at Hexham 4m hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Nov.