Pheasant Handicap Hurdle 2m 110y

  • (3yo+, 2m 110y, Class 4, 8 runners)
  • Winner £2,534 2nd £744 3rd £372 4th £186
  • Surface: Turf

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
1 133P-12
Pink, black diamond and armlets, quartered cap Ros Castle (IRE) 26
  • T:Mrs R Dobbin
  • J:K Renwick
  • Form: 133P-12
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 Mrs R Dobbin K Renwick 112
2 22-4613
Yellow and White (quartered), Yellow sleeves, White armlets, Yellow cap Mitchell's Way 11
  • T:G A Swinbank
  • J:F Davis
  • Form: 22-4613
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 111
  • Naps:
5 165 11-11 G A Swinbank F Davis 111
3 312223
Royal blue, white star, diamonds on sleeves, royal blue cap, white star Peaks Of Fire (IRE) 41
  • T:Miss J E Foster
  • J:Samantha Drake
  • Form: 312223
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-11p
  • OR: 111
  • Naps:
5 165 11-11 p Miss J E Foster Samantha Drake (7) 111
4 1-45226
Maroon and Yellow (halved), Yellow sleeves, quartered cap Stanley Bridge 1
  • T:F P Murtagh
  • J:Lucy Alexander
  • Form: 1-45226
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 103
  • Naps:
5 157 11-3 F P Murtagh Lucy Alexander (3) 103
5 78513F
Red, White sash, armlets and spots on cap Swiss Art (IRE) 42
  • T:Mrs S J Smith
  • J:Jonathan England
  • Form: 78513F
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 103
  • Naps:
6 157 11-3 Mrs S J Smith Jonathan England (7) 103
6 7P3213
Light blue, orange stars on sleeves, light blue cap, orange star Livvy Inn (USA) 3
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:Grant Cockburn
  • Form: 7P3213
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-13v
  • OR: 99
  • Naps:
7 153 10-13 v Miss Lucinda V Russell Grant Cockburn (7) 99
7 428-732
Purple and Yellow check, Purple sleeves, Yellow armlets, striped cap Funky Munky 7
  • T:A C Whillans
  • J:E Whillans
  • Form: 428-732
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-7p
  • OR: 93
  • Naps:
7 147 10-7 p A C Whillans E Whillans (3) 93
8 0062B-0
Emerald green, yellow and emerald green diabolo on sleeves, emerald green and yellow quartered cap Bunratty (IRE) 11
  • T:R Johnson
  • J:K Johnson
  • Form: 0062B-0
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-4
  • OR: 90
  • Naps:
6 144 10-4 R Johnson K Johnson 90

In depth

Verdict

Swiss Art won by 20 lengths over C&D in October but may have been flattered by that result and we fancy FUNKY MUNKY to go one better than when beaten less than a length in a conditionals' race at Catterick last week- he gets on well with Ewan Whillans. Stanley Bridge would have a chance on his latest C&D second but Mitchell's Way has plenty to do on his handicap debut and Ros Castle was beaten off a lower mark over fences last month. Livvy Inn was third at Kelso on Sunday but was beaten 16 lengths and is also high enough in the weights at present while Peaks Of Fire is only a plater.

Formwatch

Ros Castle (IRE) 2-1fav (11-10) Held up towards rear, outpaced 7th, headway from 4 out, chased winner 2 out, stayed on towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Tahiti Pearl (11-4) at Newcastle 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Nov.

Mitchell's Way 25-1 (11-3) Led, headed 3 out, ridden and weakened before last, 3rd of 4, 39l behind Green Flag (11-3) at Newcastle 2m 6f nh nov hdl (2) hvy.

Peaks Of Fire (IRE) 11-4 (11-2) Slowly away, behind, headway before 3rd to go in touch, went 2nd from 3rd until before last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 8l behind Dune Shine (11-5) at Stratford 2m 3f cnd/am sll hdl (5) sft in Nov.

Stanley Bridge 4-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders and keen, led 6th, ridden and headed last, no extra, 2nd of 7, 10l behind Rupert Bear (11-0) at Hexham 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Nov.

Swiss Art (IRE) 20-1 (10-2) Held up towards rear, fell 5th, in a race won by San Telm (11-9) at Haydock 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Oct, 13 ran.

Livvy Inn (USA) 5-1 (10-1) Raced wide towards rear, driven and struggling before 3 out, left modest 4th last, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 11, 16l behind Rhymers Ha' (10-9) at Kelso 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft.

Funky Munky 8-1 (10-9) Tracked leader, ridden before 6th, led 3 out, edged left just before last, headed and unable to quicken flat, 2nd of 16, 3/4l behind Rear Admiral (11-1) at Catterick 2m 3f con hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs.

Bunratty (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders and keen, weakened before 3 out, 10th of 15, 43l behind Woodpole Academy (11-0) at Newcastle 2m NH Maiden Hurdle (4-6yo) (5) hvy.