Weatherbys Foreign Exchange Handicap Hurdle 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, Class 3, 10 runners)
  • Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 44.10s
  • Off time: 14:40:39
Full result
Result 14:40 Leicester
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 7 Open Day 5/2f
2nd 2 Grafite 12/1
3rd 9 Minsky Mine ¾ 9/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 31350-9
Red, White hooped sleeves Shadows Lengthen 23
  • T:M W Easterby
  • J:Jake Greenall
  • Form: 31350-9
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 M W Easterby Jake Greenall (5) 122 9/1
2 04-2F3P
BLACK, LIGHT BLUE disc, BLACK sleeves, LIGHT BLUE stars, BLACK cap, LIGHT blue star Grafite 17
  • T:A Middleton
  • J:James Banks
  • Form: 04-2F3P
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 A Middleton James Banks (7) 122 12/1
3 3C143-
White, red chevron, diamonds on sleeves Getting Ready (IRE) 258
  • T:G McPherson
  • J:T Molloy
  • Form: 3C143-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
5 164 11-10 G McPherson T Molloy (3) 120 9/1
4 P2967F-
Yellow, purple hoops and sleeves, hooped cap Pret A Thou (FR) 243
  • T:J Groucott
  • J:Harry Challoner
  • Form: P2967F-
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
9 164 11-10 J Groucott Harry Challoner (5) 120 33/1
5 232170-
Emerald green, yellow cross belts, emerald green sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap Malanos (IRE) 38
  • T:A W Carroll
  • J:Lee Edwards
  • Form: 232170-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
4 164 11-10 A W Carroll Lee Edwards 120 25/1
6 4351-65
Emerald Green, Red hoops, Emerald Green sleeves, White armlets, Red cap Luggers Hall (IRE) 21
  • T:A W Carroll
  • J:W Hutchinson
  • Form: 4351-65
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
4 159 11-5 A W Carroll W Hutchinson 115 10/1
7 08763/8
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Open Day (IRE) 19
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 08763/8
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 112 5/2f
8 22217-0
Maroon, Yellow star, Maroon sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap Taroum (IRE) 9
  • T:A W Carroll
  • J:Josh Hamer
  • Form: 22217-0
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 111
  • Naps:
5 155 11-1 A W Carroll Josh Hamer (7) 111 20/1
9 431704-
Pink, Purple cross belts, quartered cap Minsky Mine (IRE) 27
  • T:M Appleby
  • J:Ryan Mahon
  • Form: 431704-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
5 153 10-13 M Appleby Ryan Mahon (3) 109 9/2
10 13F30-6
Black, Red cross belts, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Aegean Destiny 12
  • T:J Mackie
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 13F30-6
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-4
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
5 144 10-4 J Mackie S Twiston-Davies 100 4/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Not Til Monday (IRE)
  • T:J R Jenkins
  • J:A P McCoy
5 11-2 J R Jenkins A P McCoy 3/1
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In depth

Verdict

Malanos scored at Huntingdon in the spring and had a run on the Flat to put him straight though he was beaten a long way. He still looks the best of Tony Carroll's trio with Lee Edwards in the saddle but Getting Ready looks a few pounds high for his handicap debut while Minsky Mine, though in fair form on the level recently, ran poorly the last time he started over timber. This shouldn't take much winning so OPEN DAY, who has generally competed at a much higher level and has dropped to a very favourable mark, can score for Jonjo O'Neill and AP McCoy. Aegean Dynasty looks best of the remainder from the bottom of the weights.

Formwatch

Open Day (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway before 5th, lost place from next, 8th of 13, 34l behind San Telm (11-9) at Haydock 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Oct.

Grafite 20-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, weakened approaching 5th, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Saphir River (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m beg chs (4) sft, 14 ran.

Minsky Mine (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Tracked winner, pushed along before 6th, ridden and weakened before 2 out, 4th of 6, 40l behind Theodore Lamb (11-4) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nov hcp 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.

Aegean Destiny 15-2 (11-5) Held up in touch, ridden before last, soon weakened, 6th of 14, 9l behind Dormouse (11-7) at Warwick 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft.

Shadows Lengthen 33-1 (10-6) Held up, always behind, 9th of 14, 43l behind Cape Express (10-12) at Aintree 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gd in Oct.

Taroum (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) In touch, weakened 4 out, tailed off, 14th of 17, well behind Lamps (11-9) at Sandown 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft.

Pret A Thou (FR) 50-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear and keen, fell heavily 3 out, in a race won by Chance Du Roy (11-10) at Haydock 2m 4f hcp chs 0-145 (2) gs in Mar, 8 ran.

Getting Ready (IRE) 5-4fav (11-9) Held up mid-division, headway to chase leaders before 4 out, chased leading pair before 3 out, weakened last, 3rd of 9, 18l behind Winstone (11-2) at Newcastle 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.

Luggers Hall (IRE) 11-2 (11-5) Held up, headway approaching 6th, not fluent 3 out, soon weakened, 5th of 10, 30l behind Tominator (10-12) at Bangor 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.

Malanos (IRE) 25-1 (10-2) Chased leader until ridden before 2 out, weakened quickly, tailed off, 11th of 13, well behind Lexi's Boy (11-1) at Sandown 2m 4yo hcp hdl (2) sft in Apr.