lindleygroup.com Handicap Chase 3m

  • (5yo+, 3m, Class 4, 6 runners)
  • Winner £3,769 2nd £1,107 3rd £553 4th £277
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 7m 6.30s
  • Off time: 13:41:46
Full result
Result 13:40 Ffos Las
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Shaking Hands 3/1
2nd 4 Ten Fires 13 6/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 3U4-0P1
Red and Purple (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Red cap Shaking Hands (IRE) 26
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:T Scudamore
  • Form: 3U4-0P1
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-12bt
  • OR: 119
  • Naps:
9 166 11-12 bt D Pipe T Scudamore 119 3/1
2 P0-U234
Dark Blue, Light Blue sleeves, quartered cap Gran Torino (IRE) 20
  • T:Evan Williams
  • J:Paul Moloney
  • Form: P0-U234
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-11t
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
8 165 11-11 t Evan Williams Paul Moloney 118 12/1
3 216P/2-F
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Full Of Joy (IRE) 52
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 216P/2-F
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
8 164 11-10 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 117 7/2
4 FP-3243
Light green, light blue epaulets Ten Fires (GER) 37
  • T:B G Powell
  • J:Brendan Powell
  • Form: FP-3243
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-8p
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
11 162 11-8 p B G Powell Brendan Powell (3) 115 6/1
5 131213-
Emerald green and orange stripes, emerald green sleeves, orange armlets Kilcommon Pride (IRE) 300
  • T:R Curtis
  • J:Hadden Frost
  • Form: 131213-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-5t
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
8 159 11-5 t R Curtis Hadden Frost 112 8/1
6 1122-22
Royal blue, yellow diamond, diamonds on sleeves For The Staff (IRE) 47
  • T:Miss J du Plessis
  • J:James Best
  • Form: 1122-22
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-4
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
9 144 10-4 Miss J du Plessis James Best (3) 97 9/4f

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Notabotheronme (IRE)
  • T:D Burchell
  • J:Paul Moloney
10 10-0 D Burchell Paul Moloney 12/1
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In depth

Verdict

The ex-Irish Gran Torino had no chance from his handicap mark here on Boxing Day but generally raced in better company than this in his native country and should get involved. Ten Fires makes too many mistakes which is why he's 1-19 over fences while Kilcommon Pride has jumped massively in the weights since last season and has a long absence to overcome. For The Staff has dropped to a fair mark but is still a maiden so this can go to the tough SHAKING HANDS, who made all and battled on in very testing ground at Towcester last month. Full Of Joy hasn't had much racing over the past couple of years but has to be respected on his narrow defeat at Fontwell on his penultimate start just over a year ago.

Formwatch

Shaking Hands (IRE) 11-2 (11-9) Made all, driven 2 out, switched towards stands side rail between last 2, ridden and kept on under pressure flat, won at Towcester 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Dec beating Chac Du Cadran (11-8) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.

Ten Fires (GER) 3-1 (11-3) Tracked leader until 8th, went 2nd again 11th until 16th, driven 4 out, no extra 2 out, 3rd of 6, 12l behind Mission Complete (10-13) at Warwick 3m 5f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Dec.

For The Staff (IRE) Evensfav (11-7) Mainly tracked leader, ridden to chase winner by-passing 4 out, plugged on from 2 out, 2nd of 7, 14l behind Musical Wedge (11-7) at Taunton 2m 7f hcp 0-100 (5) sft in Nov.

Full Of Joy (IRE) 5-2 (11-11) Held up in 3rd, not fluent 8th, in touch when fell 15th, in a race won by Lord Tomnoddy (11-8) at Ascot 3m nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Nov, 6 ran.

Gran Torino (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) In touch, pushed along 5 out, soon no impression, modest 4th, 4th of 5, 47l behind Carruthers (11-5) at Ffos Las 3m 1f hcp chs 0-140 (3) hvy in Dec.

Kilcommon Pride (IRE) 8-1 (11-10) Soon tracked leaders, with winner 12th, not fluent last, one pace run-in, 3rd of 7, 1l behind Emperor Concerto (11-8) at Haydock 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Mar.