Woodcock Handicap Chase 3m 1f

  • (4yo+, 3m 1f, Class 5, 6 runners)
  • Winner £1,949 2nd £572 3rd £286 4th £143
  • Surface: Turf

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
1 1P24-93
White, Red hoops, White sleeves, Royal Blue stars, Red and White quartered cap Shooting Times 191
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:P Buchanan
  • Form: 1P24-93
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12p
  • OR: 92
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 p Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 92
2 3443-23
Royal Blue and Brown (halved), halved sleeves, hooped cap Billsgrey (IRE) 33
  • T:W Amos
  • J:Brian Harding
  • Form: 3443-23
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 77
  • Naps:
10 151 10-11 W Amos Brian Harding 77
3 422-472
Black, royal blue chevrons, white and dark blue chevrons on sleeves, hooped cap Sam Patch 21
  • T:D W Whillans
  • J:K Renwick
  • Form: 422-472
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 77
  • Naps:
9 151 10-11 D W Whillans K Renwick 77
4 U45-356
Purple, yellow braces, sleeves and star on cap Matmata de Tendron (FR) 11
  • T:A Crook
  • J:Jonathan England
  • Form: U45-356
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 10-7p
  • OR: 73
  • Naps:
12 147 10-7 p A Crook Jonathan England (7) 73
5 4-4P311
Grey, Pink cross belts, White sleeves, Pink stars, Grey cap, Pink stars Samson Collonges (FR) 21
  • T:Ferdy Murphy
  • J:J Reveley
  • Form: 4-4P311
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-6
  • OR: 72
  • Naps:
6 146 10-6 Ferdy Murphy J Reveley 72
6 4891/12
White, Maroon star, Dark Blue sleeves, Dark Blue and White quartered cap Billybo (ex7) 1
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:Michael Byrne
  • Form: 4891/12
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 56
  • Naps:
9 140 10-0 Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne (5) 56

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Celian (FR)
  • T:M Todhunter
  • J:J Reveley
8 10-11 M Todhunter J Reveley 8/1
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In depth

Verdict

Billybo would have been the selection here had he not been engaged to run at Fontwell yesterday afternoon. If taking part on the south coast, he's unlikely to turn up here less than 24 hours later. Matmata De Tendron is well treated on his old form but appears on the downgrade while Shooting Times has much to prove over fences and hasn't raced since June. Samson Collonges had Billsgrey well behind when scoring over C&D two runs ago and beat SAM PATCH over 2m4f here last month. He is now on a hat-trick but Donald Whillans charge is 5lb better off now and can reverse the form and grab a deserved first win over fences.

Formwatch

Shooting Times 11-4fav (11-9) Raced in last pair, pushed along from 5th, ridden and stayed on to go 3rd flat, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 6, 9l behind Cuban Piece (11-9) at Cartmel 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Jun.

Billsgrey (IRE) 7-4fav (10-12) Tracked leader, led before 3 out, pushed along and headed before last, soon weakened, 3rd of 5, 37l behind Samson Collonges (10-0) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft in Nov.

Sam Patch 4-1 (11-3) In rear and in touch, ridden and weant 3rd before last, kept on to chase winner towards finish, 2nd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Samson Collonges (10-7) at Hexham 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy in Nov.

Matmata de Tendron (FR) 10-1 (9-9) With winner, pushed along before 12th, in 4th when blundered badly 4 out, soon weakened, 6th of 10, 45l behind Boris The Blade (11-12) at Newcastle 3m hcp 0-100 (5) hvy.

Samson Collonges (FR) 7-4fav (10-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd, jumped slow 3 out, outpaced 2 out, stayed on to lead last 100 yards, won at Hexham 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy in Nov beating Sam Patch (11-3) by 2 1/2l, 5 ran.

Billybo 4-7fav (10-0) Made all, clear from 3 out, very easily, won at Towcester 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft beating Kilcascan (11-5) by 36l, 4 ran.