Barclays Handicap Hurdle 2m 6f

  • (4yo+, 2m 6f, Class 3, 8 runners)
  • Winner £6,256 2nd £1,848 3rd £924 4th £462 5th £231 6th £116
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 43.90s
  • Off time: 15:05:31
Full result
Result 15:05 Ascot
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 8 Farmer Matt 9/4j
2nd 6 Duaiseoir 5 10/3
3rd 7 Spanish Arch 6 9/4j

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 5/12109-
White, Black chevron, Black sleeves, White diamonds, quartered cap Sunny Ledgend 250
  • T:Andrew Martin
  • J:Mr J Martin
  • Form: 5/12109-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 128
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 Andrew Martin Mr J Martin (7) 128 14/1
2 38P2-73
Black, Brown stripe Pause And Clause (IRE) 201
  • T:Miss E C Lavelle
  • J:D C Costello
  • Form: 38P2-73
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-10b
  • OR: 126
  • Naps:
8 164 11-10 b Miss E C Lavelle D C Costello 126 8/1
3 804-392
Red, White triple diamond and armlets, Yellow cap Grey Soldier (IRE) 34
  • T:Mrs S Leech
  • J:Paul Moloney
  • Form: 804-392
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
7 161 11-7 Mrs S Leech Paul Moloney 123 16/1
4 6935/P3-
Dark Blue, Beige stripe Rollwiththepunches 380
  • T:K F Clutterbuck
  • J:Trevor Whelan
  • Form: 6935/P3-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4t
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 t K F Clutterbuck Trevor Whelan (5) 120 33/1
5 630-056
Yellow, Black epaulets, Black and Yellow check sleeves, Red cap Moorland Sunset 25
  • T:Mrs Caroline Keevil
  • J:Harry Skelton
  • Form: 630-056
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-1t1
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
5 155 11-1 t1 Mrs Caroline Keevil Harry Skelton 117 20/1
6 U-39091
Red, White sleeves, Black stars, White cap Duaiseoir (IRE) (ex7) 8
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: U-39091
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-1b
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
6 155 11-1 b Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 110 10/3
7 13-3441
Orange and royal blue diabolo, orange sleeves, royal blue cap Spanish Arch (IRE) (ex7) 12
  • T:C E Longsdon
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: 13-3441
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 C E Longsdon N Fehily 107 9/4j
8 375-621
BLACK, EMERALD GREEN triple diamond Farmer Matt (IRE) 45
  • T:F M O'Brien
  • J:P J Brennan
  • Form: 375-621
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-0t
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
6 140 10-0 t F M O'Brien P J Brennan 102 9/4j

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Our Father (IRE)
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:Timmy Murphy
5 11-11 D Pipe Timmy Murphy 8/5
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In depth

Verdict

Duaiseoir and SPANISH ARCH both carry penalties for recent victories at Taunton and Warwick respectively. The latter was probably the more impressive and gets the vote here as blinkers would have to work for a second time on the former, who is the more exposed. Grey Soldier looks to be on the way back but is still high enough in the weights while Pause And Clause is on a long losing run and, though well treated, hasn't raced since June. Sunny Ledgend and Rollwiththepunches have also been absent for a while but Farmer Matt won over 3m at Exeter last month, though is 12lb higher now.

Formwatch

Farmer Matt (IRE) 11-4fav (10-2) Held up on outside, headway after 5th, led before 3 out, mistake 2 out, ran on well, won at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Nov beating Pyleigh Lass (11-5) by 3 1/2l, 11 ran.

Duaiseoir (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders approaching 7th, led before 2 out, clear before last, easily, won at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft beating Johnny Red (11-9) by 7l, 16 ran.

Spanish Arch (IRE) 4-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, led 3 out, ridden clear before next, not fluent last, stayed on well, won at Warwick 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft beating Life Long (10-12) by 10l, 13 ran.

Pause And Clause (IRE) 15-8 (11-0) Led until 1st, tracked winner until not fluent 9th, soon pushed along and getting outpaced, no impression from next, blundered 2 out, 3rd of 5, 14l behind Saved By John (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f beg chase (4) gd in Jun.

Moorland Sunset 8-1 (11-6) Held up in touch, went 2nd from 8th, weakened from 3 out, 6th of 9, well behind Arkose (11-12) at Kempton 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Nov.

Sunny Ledgend 8-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, went 2nd 4 out until mistake and weakened next,, 9th of 13, 25l behind Enfant De Lune (10-11) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Apr.

Rollwiththepunches 11-1 (10-12) Held up 4th and last, mistake 2nd, lost touch 7th, mistake 9th, soon tailed off, left remote 3rd before last, 3rd of 4, well behind Edge Of Town (10-11) at Hexham 2m 7f Novice Handicap Chase (0-135) (4yo+) (3) hvy in Dec '11.

Grey Soldier (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Held up in rear, headway approaching 3 out, chased leaders before last, ran on flat, never reached winner, 2nd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Pas Trop Tard (11-0) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Nov.