Scott Shingler Happy 40th Birthday Novices' Handicap Chase 2m 4f 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 4f 110y, Class 4, 7 runners)
  • Winner £3,054 2nd £897 3rd £448 4th £224
  • Surface: Turf

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
1 5-720P1
EMERALD GREEN and RED diabolo, WHITE sleeves, EMERALD GREEN diamonds, WHITE cap, RED diamond Samenerve (FR) 13
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 5-720P1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12t
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 t N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 110
2 23/430-3
Red, dark green diamonds on sleeves Ballywatt (IRE) 201
  • T:K C Bailey
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 23/430-3
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12t1
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 t1 K C Bailey J M Maguire 110
3 8071-33
Yellow, Red braces, hooped sleeves and cap Trojan Sun 23
  • T:T Symonds
  • J:Felix De Giles
  • Form: 8071-33
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-8t
  • OR: 106
  • Naps:
6 162 11-8 t T Symonds Felix De Giles 106
4 81P62-8
RED, BLACK armlets Fidelor (FR) 23
  • T:H D Daly
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 81P62-8
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7p
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
6 161 11-7 p H D Daly R Johnson 105
5 F77975
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Whistling Senator (IRE) 16
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: F77975
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 99
  • Naps:
5 155 11-1 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 99
6 P1122-2
Purple, Yellow triple diamond, hooped sleeves and diamond on cap For The Staff (IRE) 14
  • T:Miss J du Plessis
  • J:James Best
  • Form: P1122-2
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 99
  • Naps:
8 155 11-1 Miss J du Plessis James Best (5) 99
7 446P-5P
White, Royal Blue cross belts, Royal Blue cap, White spots Caulfields Venture (IRE) 20
  • T:Andrew Turnell
  • J:Nick Scholfield
  • Form: 446P-5P
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
6 151 10-11 Andrew Turnell Nick Scholfield 95

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Lexicon Lad (IRE)
  • T:T R George
  • J:P J Brennan
6 11-12 T R George P J Brennan 5/1
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In depth

Verdict

Samenerve finally opened his account over fences at Towcester last time. It took him 14 attempts to do so, however, and he's worth taking on off a 10lb higher mark. In contrast, BALLYWATT was making his chasing debut when beaten less than a length in third at Bangor back in May. A chance is taken he can build on that here and he's preferred to Trojan Sun, third at Ludlow last month before disappointing at Bangor last time. For The Staff is another making hard work of landing that elusive first win over fences and the remainder arrive out of sorts.

Formwatch

Samenerve (FR) 13-8fav (11-12) Chased leader, challenged and bumped 4 out, upsides and bumped again next, soon led and came clear, easily, won at Towcester 2m 3f hcp 0-100 (5) gs beating Topaze Collonges (11-7) by 7l, 7 ran.

Ballywatt (IRE) 7-2 (11-4) Tracked leaders, chased winner 2 out, driven to lead narrowly flat, headed and lost 2 places near finish, 3rd of 4, 1/2l behind Plein Pouvoir (11-12) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in May.

Trojan Sun 11-1 (11-3) Prominent, 4th and weakening when mistake 2 out, left 3rd last, 3rd of 15, 25l behind Balbriggan (11-3) at Bangor 2m 4f Beginners Chase (0-110) (4yo+) (4) gs in Oct.

Fidelor (FR) 20-1 (11-3) Mid-division on outside, jumped left at times and not always fluent, weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off, 8th of 15, well behind Balbriggan (11-3) at Bangor 2m 4f Beginners Chase (0-110) (4yo+) (4) gs in Oct.

Whistling Senator (IRE) 25-1 (11-10) Soon tracking leaders, reminder after 8th, outpaced 10th, soon lost touch, tailed off, 5th of 7, well behind Bally Gunner (11-11) at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft.

For The Staff (IRE) 7-2 (11-7) Mainly jumped well, led, headed 4 out, ridden and blundered 3 out, held soon after, no chance with easy winner, kept on for clear 2nd, 2nd of 6, 14l behind Desperate Dex (11-8) at Chepstow 3m hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft.

Caulfields Venture (IRE) 66-1 (10-10) Held up behind, blundered 5 out, soon ridden and weakened, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Safran De Cotte (11-3) at Stratford 2m 7f Beginners Chase (0-125) (4yo+) (3) sft, 11 ran.