Great Service At Sportsbookmakers Handicap Hurdle 2m 5f 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 5f 110y, Class 5, 6 runners)
  • Winner £1,689 2nd £496 3rd £248 4th £124
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 29.80s
  • Off time: 13:10:13
Full result
Result 13:10 Huntingdon
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Royale Knight 2/9f
2nd 2 Romney Marsh 10 16/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 11-4111
Light Blue, Brown Cross of Lorraine, Brown and Light Blue striped sleeves, Light Blue cap, Brown star Royale Knight 8
  • T:Dr R D P Newland
  • J:T J O'Brien
  • Form: 11-4111
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 92
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 Dr R D P Newland T J O'Brien 92 2/9f
2 33-2215
Black and Yellow check, Red sleeves and cap Romney Marsh 22
  • T:R Curtis
  • J:Mr F Tett
  • Form: 33-2215
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 91
  • Naps:
11 165 11-11 R Curtis Mr F Tett (7) 91 16/1
3 5-3609
White, royal blue braces, striped sleeves and star on cap Sweet Prince (IRE) 25
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:R P Mclernon
  • Form: 5-3609
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 88
  • Naps:
5 162 11-8 Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 88 14/1
4 14P-994
Red, royal blue sleeves, red armlets Market Maker (IRE) 26
  • T:P Bowen
  • J:Donal Devereux
  • Form: 14P-994
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-5p
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
4 159 11-5 p P Bowen Donal Devereux (3) 85 10/1
5 P15FPU-
Black and White (quartered), Black sleeves and cap Whitcombe Spirit 200
  • T:D Steele
  • J:Mr James Cowley
  • Form: P15FPU-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 79
  • Naps:
7 153 10-13 D Steele Mr James Cowley (7) 79 16/1
6 3P0733/
White, royal blue spots, hooped sleeves and cap Formedable (IRE) 582
  • T:Violet Jordan
  • J:D Crosse
  • Form: 3P0733/
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 60
  • Naps:
10 140 10-0 Violet Jordan D Crosse 60 50/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Tribal Dance (IRE)
  • T:B I Case
  • J:D A Jacob
5 11-12 B I Case D A Jacob 13/2
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In depth

Verdict

ROYALE KNIGHT has won twice over fences and once over hurdles since resuming his career back under Rules. It was a conditionals' event that he won over the smaller obstacles at Plumpton last time so he has no penalty here and, proven on the ground, he'll be a short price to complete a four-timer. Romney Marsh may have needed her run at Plumpton last month and is probably the one for forecast-backers though Sweet Prince arguably has more scope, despite showing little so far. The others are easy to ignore.

Formwatch

Royale Knight 8-11fav (11-1) Mid-division, headway 8th, led 3 out, clear before last, ran on well, won at Plumpton 2m 5f cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft beating Terra Bleu (11-0) by 3 1/2l, 10 ran.

Romney Marsh 28-1 (10-0) Mid-division, headway 9th, soon chasing leaders, weakened 2 out, 5th of 11, 21l behind Madame Jasmine (10-8) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Oct.

Sweet Prince (IRE) 100-1 (10-5) Tracked leader, ridden 6th, weakened after next, 9th of 10, 35l behind Makari (10-12) at Fakenham 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.

Market Maker (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway 8th, ridden in 4th before 2 out, one pace and no impression, 4th of 10, 20l behind Award Winner (11-4) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Oct.

Whitcombe Spirit 7-2 (10-11) Tracked leaders in rear, mistake and unseated rider 5th, in a race won by Inthejungle (11-12) at Plumpton 2m 4f Conditional Handicap Chase (0-100) (5yo+) (5) sft in Apr, 4 ran.

Formedable (IRE) 9-1 (10-1) Held up and well off the pace, headway after 10th, left modest 3rd and hampered 2 out, 3rd of 11, 24l behind Champs De Bleu (10-13) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Apr '11.