Betfred Fun And Friendly Novices' Handicap Hurdle 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, Class 4, 9 runners)
  • Winner £6,256 2nd £1,848 3rd £924 4th £462 5th £231 6th £116
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 57.00s
  • Off time: 14:05:15
Full result
Result 14:05 Uttoxeter
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Pure Style 11/4f
2nd 8 Bold Adventure 8/1
3rd 3 Rosslyn Castle 4/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 534
White, dark blue chevron, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Ossie's Dancer 21
  • T:Martin Smith
  • J:P J Brennan
  • Form: 534
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 Martin Smith P J Brennan 112 10/1
2 2125-06
Red, grey sleeves, red stars, grey cap, red star Pure Style (IRE) 139
  • T:C E Longsdon
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: 2125-06
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
6 164 11-10 C E Longsdon N Fehily 110 11/4f
3 2P0741
Emerald green, purple seams, emerald green sleeves, purple cap Rosslyn Castle 7
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:D Elsworth
  • Form: 2P0741
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
5 164 11-10 Jonjo O'Neill D Elsworth 110 4/1
4 353353
White, Black chevron, Black sleeves, White diamonds, quartered cap Tracking Time 23
  • T:Andrew Martin
  • J:Mr J Martin
  • Form: 353353
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
7 159 11-5 Andrew Martin Mr J Martin (7) 105 13/2
5 7P03
Black, brown stars, black sleeves and cap The Perfect Crime (IRE) 15
  • T:Ian Williams
  • J:W Kennedy
  • Form: 7P03
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
5 159 11-5 Ian Williams W Kennedy 105 20/1
6 8-24F
BLACK and RED (quartered), BLACK sleeves, RED seams, RED cap Broughtons Bandit 13
  • T:W J Musson
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 8-24F
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
7 159 11-5 W J Musson Aidan Coleman 105 10/1
7 4F5
Red and White check, Black and White check sleeves, Royal Blue cap Bawden Rocks 19
  • T:D G Bridgwater
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 4F5
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 98
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 D G Bridgwater R Johnson 98 7/1
8 25/7-555
Orange, Grey hoop and armlets Bold Adventure 23
  • T:W J Musson
  • J:Jack Quinlan
  • Form: 25/7-555
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
10 149 10-9 W J Musson Jack Quinlan (3) 95 8/1
9 912585
Dark blue, red and dark blue chevrons on sleeves, red cap Poetic Power (IRE) 12
  • T:Miss C Dyson
  • J:Gerald Quinn
  • Form: 912585
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-4
  • OR: 90
  • Naps:
5 144 10-4 Miss C Dyson Gerald Quinn (7) 90 9/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Tresor De Bontee (FR)
  • T:R Lee
  • J:C Poste
6 11-2 R Lee C Poste 7/2
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In depth

Verdict

We'll stick with ROSSLYN CASTLE now that he's got his head in front. A formerly useful middle-distance performer on the Flat, he overcame trouble in-running to get up close home at Chepstow last week and may be capable of a bit better. Tracking Time has knocked on the door a couple of times but is getting no help from the handicapper, who has taken no chances with Ossie's Dancer either. The Perfect Crime showed a bit of improvement last time but it's hard to make a case for Willie Musson's pair Broughtons Bandit and Bold Adventure.

Formwatch

Pure Style (IRE) 6-1 (11-8) Soon towards rear, ridden and no impression after 3 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 9, 33l behind Sizing Australia (10-13) at Wexford 2m cond hcp hdl (80-109) sft in Oct.

Bold Adventure 13-2 (11-4) Held up in rear, headway after 4th, outpaced after next, went left last, stayed on flat, no impression, 5th of 9, 11l behind Winged Crusader (11-8) at Huntingdon 2m nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Feb.

Rosslyn Castle 9-2 (10-11) Tracked leader until 1st and given reminder, prominent, led before 3 out, soon headed, mistake 2 out, switched right after last and stalked rival, switched sharply left to close down leader final 150 yards, led close home, won at Chepstow 2m nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft beating Kaki Island (10-7) by 3/4l, 6 ran.

Tracking Time 7-2fav (11-5) Tracked leaders on outside, jumped left 2nd, ridden after 5th, kept on same pace from 2 out, not fluent last, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Winged Crusader (11-8) at Huntingdon 2m nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Feb.

The Perfect Crime (IRE) 100-1 (11-2) In touch main group, outpaced after 4 out, headway and close up next, ridden to chase leading pair when edged left approaching 2 out, kept on, no impression, 3rd of 8, 21l behind Sign Of A Victory (10-13) at Doncaster 2m 4yo nov stks (4) gd in Feb.

Poetic Power (IRE) 6-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear and in touch, ridden before last, soon weakened, last of 5, 16l behind Wordy's Boy (11-12) at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft.

Broughtons Bandit 11-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, headway 4 out, soon chasing leaders, weakening when fell 2 out, in a race won by Scotsbrook Legend (10-4) at Huntingdon 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft, 9 ran.

Ossie's Dancer 16-1 (11-3) Held up in touch in mid-division, took keen hold, headway 5th, driven after 2 out, mistake last, edged right and no extra final 100 yards, 4th of 12, 7l behind Monkey Kingdom (10-12) at Chepstow 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) hvy in Feb.

Bawden Rocks 20-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, pushed along after 3 out, weakened before next, 5th of 14, 42l behind Albert Bridge (11-2) at Plumpton 2m mdn hdl (5) sft in Feb.