Weatherbys Hamilton Insurance Standard Open NH Flat Race 2m 1f

  • (4-6yo, 2m 1f, Class 6, 7 runners)
  • Winner £1,560 2nd £458 3rd £229 4th £114
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 20.85s
  • Off time: 16:10:30
Full result
Result 16:10 Sedgefield
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 7 Master Rajeem 10/1
2nd 4 Master Red 7 5/4f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 09-
Red, yellow cross belts, white sleeves Bertielicious 336
  • T:J C Haynes
  • J:B J Toomey
  • Form: 09-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 J C Haynes B J Toomey (3) 100/1
2
Light green, black star, black sleeves, light green armlets, light green and black hooped cap Little Boy Boru (IRE)
  • T:S R B Crawford
  • J:Mr S Crawford
  • Form:
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 S R B Crawford Mr S Crawford (3) 5/2
3 88
Red, dark blue disc and sleeves Samdellin 25
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:Danny Cook
  • Form: 88
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4ht
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 ht B Ellison Danny Cook 50/1
4 1
Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves Master Red (IRE) 75
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 1
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 156 11-2 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 5/4f
5
Light Blue, White disc, White spots on sleeves and cap Annie's Daughter
  • T:Miss L C Siddall
  • J:T Siddall
  • Form:
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 151 10-11 Miss L C Siddall T Siddall 50/1
6 2
Black, light blue epaulets, sleeves and cap Berkeley Avenue 86
  • T:W Greatrex
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 2
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 149 10-9 W Greatrex A P McCoy 11/4
7
Royal Blue, White hoop, Royal Blue sleeves, White spots, hooped cap Master Rajeem (USA)
  • T:G A Swinbank
  • J:Joe Colliver
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 149 10-9 G A Swinbank Joe Colliver (7) 10/1

In depth

Verdict

It's unusual to find a bumper in the middle of a card and this one will hardly have punters salivating. BERKELEY AVENUE can justify the long trip up from Lambourn by landing it for Warren Greatrex, whose yard is just starting to hit form. The Needwood Blade gelding was beaten less than a length on his racecourse debut at Lingfield and it's worth taking the chance that he stays the extra as he gets 7lb from surprise Wetherby winner Master Red, though the latter is also open to further improvement. Little Boy Boru and Master Rajeem are likely to prove the best of the newcomers and should be monitored for future reference.

Formwatch

Master Rajeem (USA) Street Cry gelding out of Rajeem.

Master Red (IRE) 20-1 (10-5) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, led 1f out, kept on, won at Wetherby 1m 5f n h flat 3yo (6) sft in Dec beating Kalucci (10-12) by 3/4l, 15 ran.

Little Boy Boru (IRE) Brian Boru gelding out of How Is Things.

Berkeley Avenue 20-1 (10-12) Mid-division on outside, outpaced over 3f out, headway under pressure over 2f out, stayed on well on outside to chase winner well inside final furlong, held near finish, 2nd of 14, 3/4l behind Seedling (10-12) at Lingfield 1m 5f 3yo NH flat (AWT) (6) std in Nov.

Annie's Daughter Danbird mare out of Moondance.

Samdellin 50-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, tailed off over 3f out, 8th of 11, 44l behind Orchard Boy (11-4) at Wolverhampton 2m Maiden Nat Hunt Flat (4-6yo) (AW) (5) std in Jan.

Bertielicious 100-1 (10-7) Led for about 5f, lost place 6f out, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Ronnie Rhino (10-10) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Mar.