Ben Burgess Novices' Handicap Hurdle 2m 7f 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 7f 110y, Class 4, 5 runners)
  • Winner £3,574 2nd £1,049 3rd £525 4th £262
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 41.20s
  • Off time: 14:15:14
Full result
Result 14:15 Fakenham
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Chargen 11/1
2nd 6 Jonny Rye 1 13/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
2 521121
Emerald Green and Yellow (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Emerald Green armlets and cap Everdon Brook (IRE) 14
  • T:D Thompson
  • J:Tony Kelly
  • Form: 521121
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12p
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 p D Thompson Tony Kelly (5) 114 11/10f
3 F-1424
Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Tick Tocker (IRE) 59
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:Henry Brooke
  • Form: F-1424
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 113
  • Naps:
5 165 11-11 D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke 113 3/1
4 242353
Pink, Light Blue sash, Light Blue cap Chargen (IRE) 73
  • T:S Curran
  • J:D A Jacob
  • Form: 242353
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 113
  • Naps:
10 165 11-11 S Curran D A Jacob 113 11/1
5 3/1-646
RED, BLACK armlets In The Dock (IRE) 81
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:Michael Byrne
  • Form: 3/1-646
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 108
  • Naps:
7 160 11-6 Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne (3) 108 4/1
6 4330-78
BLACK, RED disc, halved sleeves, quartered cap Jonny Rye (IRE) 19
  • T:M Appleby
  • J:Ryan Mahon
  • Form: 4330-78
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 104
  • Naps:
9 156 11-2 M Appleby Ryan Mahon (3) 104 13/2

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
1 P223-71
Minella Special (IRE) 45
  • Nag Me
  • Course Winner
  • Distance Winner
  • T:P Henderson
  • J:Non Runner
  • Form: P223-71
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
7 1112 P Henderson Non Runner 114 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Grassfinch
  • T:Mrs P Robeson
  • J:J A McCarthy
6 11-5 Mrs P Robeson J A McCarthy 16/1
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In depth

Verdict

EVERDON BROOK has won three of his last five starts and finished second in the other two. He keeps defying the handicapper and, eased in grade after his latest victory at Catterick, can shrug off a further 10lb rise and score again as Minella Special is faced with a similar rise having just scraped home over 2m4f here on New Year's Day. Tick Tocker is making his handicap debut but won over 3m between the flags and could be interesting but Chargen is still a maiden after 26 career starts and In The Dock and Jonny Rye haven't shown much this season.

Formwatch

Minella Special (IRE) 7-1 (10-8) Held up in rear, headway approaching 2 out, soon chasing leaders, led last, stayed on well, won at Fakenham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Jan beating Phare Isle (10-11) by 1l, 9 ran.

Chargen (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) Tracked leader, took closer order from 4 out, ridden before and led 2 out, headed and weakened before last, 3rd of 7, 14l behind Woodford County (10-12) at Towcester 3m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.

Jonny Rye (IRE) 40-1 (11-1) Mid-division, pushed along over 6f out, soon lost place, 8th of 13, 32l behind Captain Kelly (11-4) at Wolverhampton 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.

Everdon Brook (IRE) 10-1 (10-0) Held up mid-division, headway before 10th, went 3rd before 2 out, led before last, ,soon clear, won at Catterick 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft beating Sun Cloud (11-2) by 7l, 12 ran.

In The Dock (IRE) 13-2 (10-7) Chased leaders, went 2nd after 7th until before 8th, weakened before 3 out, bad mistake last, tailed off, 6th of 8, 42l behind Return Spring (10-12) at Ludlow 2m 5f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) sft in Nov.

Tick Tocker (IRE) 10-3 (10-12) Chased leaders, effort approaching 2 out, soon one pace, 4th of 15, 16l behind Special Catch (10-12) at Catterick 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.