Triconnex Handicap 1m 6f

  • (4yo+, 1m 6f, Class 2, 9 runners)
  • Winner £18,675 2nd £5,592 3rd £2,796 4th £1,398 5th £699 6th £351
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 0.01s
  • Off time: 14:22:04
Full result
Result 14:20 Newmarket
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 7 Van Percy 11/4f
2nd 3 Blue Wave 14/1
3rd 2 Tropical Beat ¾ 9/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (1) 711-00R
Grey, orange star, grey sleeves, orange stars, orange cap Thecornishcockney 47
  • T:J Ryan
  • J:S Donohoe
  • Form: 711-00R
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-7hbt
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
5 133 9-7 hbt J Ryan S Donohoe 100 33/1
2 (3) 632/245-
Pink, White sleeves Tropical Beat 233
  • T:D O'Meara
  • J:William Buick
  • Form: 632/245-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
6 130 9-4 D O'Meara William Buick 97 9/2
3 (6) 311588
DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Blue Wave (IRE) 21
  • T:M Johnston
  • J:J Fanning
  • Form: 311588
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-3
  • OR: 96
  • Naps:
4 129 9-3 M Johnston J Fanning 96 14/1
4 (5) 18221-9
Black, pink seams, pink sleeves, black armlets, pink cap De Rigueur 21
  • T:M Botti
  • J:M M Monaghan
  • Form: 18221-9
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-2pt
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
6 128 9-2 pt M Botti M M Monaghan (5) 95 11/2
5 (8) 100732-
Royal blue Expert Fighter (USA) 203
  • T:Saeed bin Suroor
  • J:S De Sousa
  • Form: 100732-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 93
  • Naps:
5 126 9-0 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 93 7/2
6 (7) 3D030-8
Yellow, Red sash, Red cap, Yellow star Highland Castle 20
  • T:B J Meehan
  • J:Martin Lane
  • Form: 3D030-8
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-12
  • OR: 91
  • Naps:
6 124 8-12 B J Meehan Martin Lane 91 9/1
7 (9) 6355-15
White, Royal Blue sleeves, Dark Green cap Van Percy 13
  • T:A M Balding
  • J:David Probert
  • Form: 6355-15
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-10h
  • OR: 89
  • Naps:
4 122 8-10 h A M Balding David Probert 89 11/4f
8 (2) 80/721-2
LIGHT GREEN, yellow star, dark green sleeves, yellow cap Dark Ranger 20
  • T:T J Pitt
  • J:J Quinn
  • Form: 80/721-2
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 8-4
  • OR: 83
  • Naps:
8 116 8-4 T J Pitt J Quinn 83 14/1
9 (4) 45100-9
Yellow and dark blue diamonds, hooped sleeves and cap Palazzo Bianco 8
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:P Sirigu
  • Form: 45100-9
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 8-3
  • OR: 82
  • Naps:
6 115 8-3 B Ellison P Sirigu 82 25/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013 3 Tiger Cliff (IRE)
  • T:Sir H R A Cecil
  • J:E Ahern
4 8-8 Sir H R A Cecil E Ahern 5/1
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In depth

Verdict

Blue Wave was well beaten back on Turf at Ripon but still finished ahead of the tailed off De Rigeur, who is also better on the all-weather. Dark Ranger was second on the July course here last June but is 6lb higher, though ran well on his return to action at Kempton when Highland Castle finished last. Van Percy was fifth over 1m4f here at the start of the month but his stamina is suspect over this longer trip. It's almost two years since TROPICAL BEAT last won a race but he was second off this mark at Musselburgh last year and has every chance of going one better on that form. Expert Fighter won here as a three-year-old but will need some help from the handicapper if he's to get his head in front again.

Formwatch

Van Percy 13-2 (8-12) In rear, headway approaching 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace final furlong, 5th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Mighty Yar (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (2) gf.

Blue Wave (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, driven 3f out, lost place 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 21l behind Battalion (9-0) at Ripon 1m 4f hcp 0-112 (2) gd in Apr.

Tropical Beat 10-1 (9-3) In rear, hampered 4f out, never a factor, 5th of 10, 9l behind Caucus (9-6) at Newmarket 2m Listed stks 3yo (1) gd in Sep.

Highland Castle 4-1 (9-12) Led and soon clear, reduced lead halfway, ridden and headed approaching final 2f, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Presto Volante (8-11) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Apr.

Dark Ranger 12-1 (9-0) In touch, headway entering final 2f, ridden to chase winner approaching final furlong, no impression final furlong, 2nd of 8, 7l behind Presto Volante (8-11) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Apr.

Palazzo Bianco 20-1 (9-0) Towards rear, reminders 7f out, soon lost touch, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Gabrial's Star (9-5) at Chester 1m 4f app hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) sft.

De Rigueur 5-1 (8-8) Stumbled start, mid-division, driven over 3f out, never on terms, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 37l behind Battalion (9-0) at Ripon 1m 4f hcp 0-112 (2) gd in Apr.

Expert Fighter (USA) 3-1fav (9-13) Pulled hard tracking leader, led over 4f out, headed over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 10, 4l behind Bin Singspiel (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp (2) pol in Oct.

Thecornishcockney 6-1 (9-2) Went left start, soon switched right, in rear, ran out over 8f out, in a race won by Castilo Del Diablo (9-2) at Kempton 2m cnd stks (4yo+) (2) pol in Mar, 10 ran.