racinguk.com Handicap 1m 75y

  • (4yo+, 1m 75y, Class 4, 6 runners)
  • Winner £4,852 2nd £1,444 3rd £722 4th £361
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 45.48s
  • Off time: 19:20:26
Full result
Result 19:20 Nottingham
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Balducci 8/1
2nd 5 Luhaif 6 16/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (4) 970937
DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Talented Kid 26
  • T:M Johnston
  • J:Michael J M Murphy
  • Form: 970937
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
5 133 9-7 M Johnston Michael J M Murphy (3) 85 5/1
2 (6) 3128-10
White, black cap Harry Bosch 16
  • T:B J Meehan
  • J:J P Spencer
  • Form: 3128-10
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 82
  • Naps:
4 130 9-4 B J Meehan J P Spencer 82 7/2
3 (5) 66-6646
Royal Blue and Yellow diabolo, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue cap Circumvent 44
  • T:P F I Cole
  • J:L Morris
  • Form: 66-6646
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 82
  • Naps:
7 130 9-4 P F I Cole L Morris 82 9/4f
4 (2) 0/3655-4
White, dark green braces, dark green cap Balducci 26
  • T:D O'Meara
  • J:D Tudhope
  • Form: 0/3655-4
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-4v1
  • OR: 82
  • Naps:
7 130 9-4 v1 D O'Meara D Tudhope 82 8/1
5 (1) 237807
White, Orange cross belts, armlets and cap Luhaif 37
  • T:Miss J Feilden
  • J:Shelley Birkett
  • Form: 237807
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-1b
  • OR: 79
  • Naps:
4 127 9-1 b Miss J Feilden Shelley Birkett (5) 79 16/1
6 (3) 2231-45
BLACK, RED disc, halved sleeves, quartered cap It Must Be Faith 1
  • T:M Appleby
  • J:A Mullen
  • Form: 2231-45
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-9
  • OR: 73
  • Naps:
4 121 8-9 M Appleby A Mullen 73 11/4

In depth

Verdict

IT MUST BE FAITH arrives in the best form. A winner over 6f in November, he ran well stepped up to 1m2f on his reappearance at Yarmouth and today's shorter trip should suit. Circumvent may do better dropping down in class but there seemed little excuse for the recent poor efforts of Harry Bosch and Talented Kid. Luhaif and Balducci have both tumbled down the weights with the latter preferred on only his second outing of the year.

Formwatch

Balducci 9-2 (9-7) Pushed along leaving stalls, chased leaders, driven and no impression 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 7, 16l behind Uncle Dermot (8-11) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.

Luhaif 50-1 (8-7) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 18l behind Soviet Rock (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in May.

Circumvent 14-1 (8-2) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 19, 6l behind Niceofyoutotellme (8-8) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gf in May.

Talented Kid 3-1fav (9-7) Held up in touch, pushed along and struggling 3f out, eased when no chance final furlong, tailed off, last of 7, 36l behind Uncle Dermot (8-11) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.

Harry Bosch 8-1 (9-4) Pulled hard, led 2f, chased leader until 5f out, pushed along over 3f out, weakened quickly inside final 3f, behind and eased well over 1f out, last of 12, 33l behind Ree's Rascal (8-13) at Newbury 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.

It Must Be Faith 9-2 (9-5) Took keen hold tracking leaders, went 2nd inside final 3f, ridden to challenge over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 4th of 7, 2l behind Silver Alliance (9-0) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.