John Bigg Oxo Handicap Chase 2m 4f 110y

  • (5yo+, 2m 4f 110y, Class 4, 12 runners)
  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Soft (Good to Soft in places back straight)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 19.50s
  • Off time: 14:30:59
Full result
Result 14:30 Huntingdon
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Denali Highway 6/1
2nd 2 Sir Frank ½ 10/1
3rd 3 Oscar Davy 7 4/1f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 5P55-51
Emerald Green, Red star, White sleeves, Red stars, Red cap Denali Highway (IRE) 55
  • T:Mrs Caroline Bailey
  • J:A Thornton
  • Form: 5P55-51
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 Mrs Caroline Bailey A Thornton 115 6/1
2 2116/94
Dark blue, beige cross belts, striped sleeves, quartered cap Sir Frank (IRE) 22
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:Kieron Edgar
  • Form: 2116/94
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 D Pipe Kieron Edgar (7) 115 10/1
3 33-2843
Red, Royal Blue stars, White sleeves and cap Oscar Davy (IRE) 19
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 33-2843
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
7 165 11-11 P J Hobbs R Johnson 114 4/1f
4 3-32744
Royal blue and orange diabolo, orange sleeves, royal blue armlets and diamond on orange cap Prince Buster (FR) 14
  • T:T Symonds
  • J:Felix De Giles
  • Form: 3-32744
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-11t
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
10 165 11-11 t T Symonds Felix De Giles 114 7/1
5 23-2313
Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap Mentalist (FR) 62
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 23-2313
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
5 164 11-10 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 115 9/2
6 1/42-P59
Emerald Green, Mauve disc and sleeves, Orange and White check cap Mr Muddle 27
  • T:Miss S West
  • J:M Goldstein
  • Form: 1/42-P59
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
6 163 11-9 Miss S West M Goldstein 112 50/1
7 1P-0578
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Master Milan (IRE) 15
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:R P Mclernon
  • Form: 1P-0578
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
7 163 11-9 Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 112 50/1
8 0P7433
Purple, white star, purple sleeves, white stars, purple cap, white star Cruchain (IRE) 40
  • T:D Burchell
  • J:Christian Williams
  • Form: 0P7433
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 108
  • Naps:
10 159 11-5 D Burchell Christian Williams 108 12/1
9 5P-823P
Purple, pink chevrons and sleeves, purple cap Whispering Jack 218
  • T:K Burke
  • J:C O'Farrell
  • Form: 5P-823P
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-4p
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
8 158 11-4 p K Burke C O'Farrell (3) 107 16/1
10 563/444
Dark Green, White chevrons, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green cap, White star Grey Missile 43
  • T:J Scott
  • J:Nick Scholfield
  • Form: 563/444
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
8 158 11-4 J Scott Nick Scholfield 107 11/2
11 02PP86
Emerald Green, Orange hoops, checked sleeves, quartered cap Take Of Shoc's (IRE) 19
  • T:Mrs S Leech
  • J:Paul Moloney
  • Form: 02PP86
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
9 156 11-2 Mrs S Leech Paul Moloney 105 50/1
12 1-84F65
EMERALD GREEN, red sash, halved sleeves, red cap Arctic Watch 11
  • T:J G Cann
  • J:T J O'Brien
  • Form: 1-84F65
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 103
  • Naps:
8 154 11-0 J G Cann T J O'Brien 103 20/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
13 43-2314
Join The Navy 46
  • Nag Me
  • Beaten Favourite
  • T:Mrs K A Buckett
  • J:M D Grant
  • Form: 43-2314
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 87
  • Naps:
8 Mrs K A Buckett M D Grant 87 NR

In depth

Verdict

Cruchain was placed in better company at Kempton last time and is unquestionably well handicapped on his best form. He should be thereabouts while Mentalist won at Ludlow before finishing third at Ascot and is another having his sights lowered. There should be more to come from Sir Frank and Oscar Davy but Prince Buster has disappointed since finishing second to Golden Chieftain at Worcester in October, though has the beating of Master Milan on that run. DENALI HIGHWAY is lightly-raced but jumped well when winning by seven lengths at Leicester in December. Apart from Join The Navy, the weights are fairly compacted in this and the six-year-old can score again.

Formwatch

Join The Navy 7-2fav (10-1) In rear, soon detached, tailed off, 4th of 10, 21l behind Newton Tonic (11-9) at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft in Jan.

Denali Highway (IRE) 7-2 (11-8) Made virtually all, clear from 2 out, easily, (no time taken), won at Leicester 2m nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) hvy in Dec beating Full Ov Beans (10-2) by 7l, 7 ran.

Sir Frank (IRE) 4-1 (11-4) Held up, ridden briefly after 4th, headway when not fluent 7th, no impression on leaders from 3 out, went 3rd 2 out until flat, 4th of 6, 9l behind Arthur's Pass (11-10) at Leicester 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Jan.

Oscar Davy (IRE) 7-2 (10-13) Tracked leader, driven to challenge 3 out, soon under pressure, weakened last, 3rd of 5, 6l behind Kapga De Cerisy (11-12) at Sandown 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-130 (3) hvy.

Prince Buster (FR) 20-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, outpaced before 2 out, soon weakened, 4th of 12, 21l behind Arbeo (10-11) at Huntingdon 3m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs.

Mentalist (FR) 11-4 (11-4) Tracked leaders, slow 2nd, mistake 5th, slow 8th, stayed on under pressure after last, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 8, 18l behind Eastlake (11-10) at Ascot 2m 1f nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Dec.

Mr Muddle 66-1 (11-0) Towards rear, weakened over 3f out, 9th of 10, 34l behind Sam Winner (11-0) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.

Cruchain (IRE) 5-1 (10-4) Held up in rear, pushed along before 10th, steady headway approaching 12th, staying on in 4th when hit 3 out, no impression when left modest 3rd and slightly hampered next, 3rd of 8, 18l behind Bally Legend (11-6) at Kempton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Jan.

Master Milan (IRE) 11-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders, weakened from 5 out, last of 8, well behind Bertie Milan (10-9) at Carlisle 2m 5f hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy.

Whispering Jack 5-1 (11-7) Led, headed and reminder 8th, 4th and outpaced before 2 out (usual 4 out), soon weakened and pulled up, in a race won by Sean Airgead (11-10) at Uttoxeter 2m 5f hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Jul, 7 ran.

Grey Missile 7-4fav (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, one pace from 2 out, 4th of 8, 10l behind Back Bob Back (11-7) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Jan.

Take Of Shoc's (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Led early, chased leader, ridden 4 out, weakened next, 6th of 7, well behind Shangani (11-12) at Sandown 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy.

Arctic Watch 50-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, some headway 10th, weakened before next, 5th of 8, 28l behind Theatrical Star (11-0) at Exeter 2m 3f nov chs (3) hvy.