Direct 365 Business Necessities Handicap Chase 2m 4f

  • (4yo+, 2m 4f, Class 5, 5 runners)
  • Winner £1,819 2nd £534 3rd £267 4th £134
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 13.25s
  • Off time: 15:10:51
Full result
Result 15:10 Market Rasen
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Pickworth 3/1
2nd 4 Capisci 9 7/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 P34P21
Maroon and white diabolo, dark blue sleeves, white stars, dark blue cap, white stars Billy Cuckoo (IRE) (ex7) 5
  • T:T Coyle
  • J:B J Toomey
  • Form: P34P21
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 12-5b
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
6 173 12-5 b T Coyle B J Toomey (3) 97 85/40f
2 P5-7216
Dark Blue, White and Red chevrons on sleeves, hooped cap Silver Steel (FR) 26
  • T:R Ford
  • J:Lucy Alexander
  • Form: P5-7216
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-8t
  • OR: 93
  • Naps:
9 162 11-8 t R Ford Lucy Alexander (3) 93 9/1
3 8-11P58
Purple, White triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, quartered cap Pickworth (IRE) 29
  • T:P A Kirby
  • J:J Reveley
  • Form: 8-11P58
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4p
  • OR: 89
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 p P A Kirby J Reveley 89 3/1
4 39P-0P6
Black, White stars and armlets Capisci (IRE) 11
  • T:S-J Davies
  • J:L Treadwell
  • Form: 39P-0P6
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 82
  • Naps:
7 151 10-11 S-J Davies L Treadwell 82 7/1
5 45-8242
Yellow, black chevrons, striped cap Flichity (IRE) 10
  • T:J R Cornwall
  • J:Joseph Cornwall
  • Form: 45-8242
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 70
  • Naps:
7 140 10-0 J R Cornwall Joseph Cornwall (5) 70 5/2

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   O Crotaigh (IRE)
  • T:A D Brown
  • J:Danny Cook
7 11-3 A D Brown Danny Cook 3/1
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In depth

Verdict

BILLY CUCKOO has a 7lb penalty for last week's victory at Wetherby. However, that's still the best form on offer and Tony Coyle's charge can shrug off a heavy burden and go in again. Silver Steel was unsupported at Stratford when attempting to follow-up an earlier win at Perth and ran accordingly but Flichity posted a much better effort at Southwell last time and he may figure. Pickworth landed a double over hurdles early in the year but was tailed off on her chasing debut before that and Capisci has yet to show any worthwhile form.

Formwatch

Pickworth (IRE) 16-1 (10-1) Led until 3 out, weakened last, 8th of 10, 20l behind Florafern (11-1) at Worcester 2m 4f mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Oct.

Capisci (IRE) 7-2 (10-13) Chased leading pair, ridden and no chance with leaders 4 out, weakened flat and lost three places, last of 6, 23l behind Farewellatmidnight (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs.

Billy Cuckoo (IRE) 9-2 (11-2) Prominent, left in lead 7th, headed 9th, led again before 4 out, kept on under pressure, all out, won at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft beating Doberdan (10-10) by 5l, 6 ran.

Silver Steel (FR) 16-1 (11-1) In touch, headway after 2 out, never on terms, 6th of 9, 18l behind Roc De Guye (10-5) at Stratford 2m 1f hcp 0-100 (5) sft in Oct.

Flichity (IRE) 10-1 (9-9) Behind, steady headway 11th, ridden after next, chased leaders after 4 out, went 2nd 3 out, held when mistake 2 out, stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Oscar Leney (10-6) at Southwell 3m hcp 0-100 (5) gd.