Skelton Family Christmas Celebration Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f 110y

  • (3yo+, 2m 4f 110y, Class 5, 10 runners)
  • Winner £1,779 2nd £519 3rd £259
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 43.50s
  • Off time: 15:00:31
Full result
Result 15:00 Folkestone
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 7 Boomtown 9/2
2nd 9 Benozzo Gozzoli 21 20/1
3rd 2 Stravita 11 11/4f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 4P-PP07
Emerald Green, Orange hoops, checked sleeves, quartered cap Nicene Creed 19
  • T:Mrs S Leech
  • J:R P Mclernon
  • Form: 4P-PP07
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 98
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 Mrs S Leech R P Mclernon 98 16/1
2 12P341
Dark Green, White cross belts, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Stravita 13
  • T:H Morrison
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 12P341
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-10p
  • OR: 96
  • Naps:
8 164 11-10 p H Morrison A P McCoy 96 11/4f
4 P/0786-7
Pink, Royal Blue stars, Royal Blue sleeves, Pink stars Carbis Bay 35
  • T:Miss Z C Davison
  • J:Gemma Gracey-davison
  • Form: P/0786-7
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 92
  • Naps:
6 160 11-6 Miss Z C Davison Gemma Gracey-davison (5) 92 33/1
5 6057-50
Black, red epaulets, checked sleeves, red cap Artic Night (FR) 14
  • T:G McPherson
  • J:T Molloy
  • Form: 6057-50
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5b
  • OR: 91
  • Naps:
6 159 11-5 b G McPherson T Molloy (3) 91 4/1
6 525P5-7
Dark Blue, Maroon epaulets, White sleeves, Maroon cap Bollin Tahini 18
  • T:N B King
  • J:A Merriam
  • Form: 525P5-7
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 87
  • Naps:
6 155 11-1 N B King A Merriam 87 7/1
7 PP0110
Dark blue, red and dark blue chevrons on sleeves, red cap Boomtown 18
  • T:Miss C Dyson
  • J:Gerald Quinn
  • Form: PP0110
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-13t
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
7 153 10-13 t Miss C Dyson Gerald Quinn (7) 85 9/2
8 80/P80-
DARK BLUE, LIGHT BLUE stars, DARK BLUE and RED hooped sleeves and cap Canazta 281
  • T:M Roberts
  • J:T J O'Brien
  • Form: 80/P80-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-9p
  • OR: 81
  • Naps:
7 149 10-9 p M Roberts T J O'Brien 81 28/1
9 95566-U
White, emerald green disc, emerald green sleeves, black armlets, black cap Benozzo Gozzoli 216
  • T:Simon Earle
  • J:A Thornton
  • Form: 95566-U
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-8
  • OR: 80
  • Naps:
6 148 10-8 Simon Earle A Thornton 80 20/1
10 600586
Dark Blue, Light Blue sleeves, quartered cap Verumontanum (IRE) 41
  • T:Mrs M Evans
  • J:Paul Moloney
  • Form: 600586
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-2
  • OR: 74
  • Naps:
7 142 10-2 Mrs M Evans Paul Moloney 74 5/1
11 FF/P-3U2
BLACK, GREY diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Achieved 14
  • T:D O'Brien
  • J:Mr J Pearce
  • Form: FF/P-3U2
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 67
  • Naps:
9 140 10-0 D O'Brien Mr J Pearce (7) 67 16/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
3 96/P-095
Gaelic Silver (FR) 1
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:G L Moore
  • J:J E Moore
  • Form: 96/P-095
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
6 119 G L Moore J E Moore 95 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Promised Wings (GER)
  • T:C Gordon
  • J:Tom Cannon
4 11-11 C Gordon Tom Cannon 3/1
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In depth

Verdict

ARTIC NIGHT makes plenty of appeal in this. He will have needed his run at Towcester two weeks ago and won off a 2lb higher mark on heavy ground at Carlisle around this time last year. Boomtown's hat-trick bid fell flat at Doncaster last month and he's high enough in the weights again now but Stravita should go well under McCoy after winning by 12 lengths at Hereford. She's 8lb higher now, however. Nicene Creed looks a shadow of his former self while Achieved, second over 2m2f here last time, is carrying 5lb more than his allotted weight though does have a 7lb claimer on board.

Formwatch

Gaelic Silver (FR) 13-2 (10-7) Mid-division, lost place 3 out, soon behind, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Seedsman (11-1) at Lingfield 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Nov.

Boomtown 7-2 (10-11) Held up towards rear, weakened before 3 out, 11th of 13, well behind Killimore Cottage (10-11) at Doncaster 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Nov.

Benozzo Gozzoli 28-1 (10-4) Held up, jumped right and unseated rider 2nd, in a race won by Doctor Ric (11-7) at Fontwell 2m 2f nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs in May, 9 ran.

Stravita 5-1 (11-5) Held up in touch in mid-division, slightly hampered 3 out, soon ridden, headway next, 2nd and beaten when left clear last, won at Hereford 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft beating Withy Mills (11-3) by 12l, 11 ran.

Bollin Tahini 33-1 (11-2) Held up mid-division, headway before 3 out, ridden before 2 out, soon weakened, 7th of 13, 18l behind Killimore Cottage (10-11) at Doncaster 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Nov.

Nicene Creed 14-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, pushed along after 5th, hampered before 3 out, never on terms, 7th of 11, 21l behind Bosamcliff (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Nov.

Achieved 33-1 (9-7) Chased leaders on inside, ridden after 2 out, went 2nd well before last, well held when went right last, edged left under pressure flat, 2nd of 9, 7l behind Fitandproperjob (10-10) at Folkestone 2m 1f 4yo Am hcp 0-100 (5) sft.

Carbis Bay 100-1 (10-7) Led, headed after 4th, chased leader until before 3 out, weakened quickly, soon behind, tailed off, 7th of 10, well behind Dunlough Bay (10-12) at Lingfield 2m 3f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) sft in Nov.

Canazta 200-1 (10-12) Prominent, led 3rd, headed 4 out, soon ridden and weakened next, 10th of 14, well behind Diamond Sweeper (10-12) at Plumpton 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.

Artic Night (FR) 10-1 (11-7) Behind, weakened before 3 out, 10th of 12, well behind Dancing Daffodil (10-3) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft.

Verumontanum (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Held up, headway to chase leading pair 4 out, ridden after next, driven between last 2, soon no impression and weakened, 6th of 8, 12l behind Bravo Bravo (11-7) at Chepstow 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Nov.