Blue Square Bet Tommy Whittle Handicap Chase 3m

  • (4yo+, 3m, Class 2, 10 runners)
  • Winner £21,118 2nd £6,201 3rd £3,100 4th £1,550
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 27.20s
  • Off time: 14:15:29
Full result
Result 14:15 Haydock Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Cannington Brook 9/2
2nd 4 Merry King nse 7/2f
3rd 8 Mac Aeda 14 6/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 185-654
Black, yellow disc, black sleeves, yellow stars, white cap Cannington Brook (IRE) 14
  • T:C L Tizzard
  • J:T J O'Brien
  • Form: 185-654
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 142
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 C L Tizzard T J O'Brien 142 9/2
2 1-1133F
Maroon, Yellow sleeves, White armlets, White cap Mumbles Head (IRE) 14
  • T:P Bowen
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 1-1133F
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 140
  • Naps:
11 164 11-10 P Bowen J M Maguire 140 20/1
3 P1117-3
White, Black seams, Yellow sleeves, Black seams, White cap Quincy Des Pictons (FR) 28
  • T:A E Jones
  • J:James Best
  • Form: P1117-3
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 137
  • Naps:
8 161 11-7 A E Jones James Best (5) 137 13/2
4 185-412
Light Green and Dark Green diamonds Merry King (IRE) 21
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:R P Mclernon
  • Form: 185-412
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 134
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 134 7/2f
5 1172P0
Emerald green, red seams, hooped sleeves, emerald green cap Wellforth (IRE) 22
  • T:S Lycett
  • J:David England
  • Form: 1172P0
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-2p
  • OR: 132
  • Naps:
8 156 11-2 p S Lycett David England 132 40/1
6 16PP-4P
EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Carrickboy (IRE) 14
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 16PP-4P
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 131
  • Naps:
8 155 11-1 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 131 16/1
7 P10-061
DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Douglas Julian 13
  • T:Mrs S J Smith
  • J:Jonathan England
  • Form: P10-061
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 128
  • Naps:
10 152 10-12 Mrs S J Smith Jonathan England (7) 128 13/2
8 2149-44
RED, WHITE chevron and armlets, striped cap Mac Aeda 35
  • T:J M Jefferson
  • J:D F O'Regan
  • Form: 2149-44
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 127
  • Naps:
8 151 10-11 J M Jefferson D F O'Regan 127 6/1
9 U212-33
Light blue, brown stripe and armlets Rich Lord 21
  • T:Ferdy Murphy
  • J:Lucy Alexander
  • Form: U212-33
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-10
  • OR: 126
  • Naps:
8 150 10-10 Ferdy Murphy Lucy Alexander (3) 126 14/1
10 P213F-2
Light Blue, Pink hoop Vamizi (IRE) 58
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:Graham Watters
  • Form: P213F-2
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-7p
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
9 147 10-7 p Miss Lucinda V Russell Graham Watters (10) 123 13/2

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Cannington Brook (IRE)
  • T:C L Tizzard
  • J:T J O'Brien
7 10-9 C L Tizzard T J O'Brien 3/1
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In depth

Verdict

Cannington Brook was involved in a battle to land this last year until his chief rival fell at the last and handed him the race. He's won here again since but races off a much higher mark this time around. Both Mumbles head and Quincy Des Pictons look high enough in the weights but Merry King is not without a chance despite a 6lb rise for his latest second at Newbury. Recent Kelso winner Douglas Julian has leading claims off his current mark with a conditional taking over the reins but the vote goes to RICH LORD. Ferdy Murphy's charge finished a decent third to a couple of much higher rated rivals from out of the handicap in a Listed chase at Newcastle last time and can come out best in this. Vamizi is another who could figure racing from the foot of the weights.

Formwatch

Cannington Brook (IRE) 5-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, reminder after 11th, outpaced 4 out, weakened 2 out, 4th of 7, 13l behind Sona Sasta (9-11) at Chepstow 3m hcp chs 0-145 (2) hvy.

Merry King (IRE) 10-1 (11-10) Always prominent on outside, went 2nd at 12th, challenged 4 out, ridden and every chance between last 2, kept on under pressure, held toward finish, 2nd of 15, 3/4l behind Rolling Aces (11-12) at Newbury 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs.

Mac Aeda 9-4fav (11-10) Chased leaders, slow 11th, headway after 5 out, soon ridden to challenge, every chance 2 out, weakened last, 4th of 9, 11l behind Wyck Hill (11-4) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft in Nov.

Quincy Des Pictons (FR) 14-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, headway before 5 out, kept on from 3 out, 3rd of 11, 9l behind Quartz De Thaix (11-12) at Haydock 3m hcp chs 0-145 (2) sft in Nov.

Wellforth (IRE) 20-1 (10-8) Held up in touch, weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off, 11th of 17, 36l behind Fair Along (11-12) at Newbury 3m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) sft in Nov.

Carrickboy (IRE) 4-1 (10-0) Mid-division, not fluent 7th or 9th, mistake an weakened 12th (canal turn), pulled up before 5 out, in a race won by Little Josh (10-9) at Aintree 2m 5f hcp chs (2) hvy, 9 ran.

Mumbles Head (IRE) 16-1 (10-10) Fell 1st, in a race won by Hello Bud (10-0) at Aintree 3m 2f Listed hcp chs (1) hvy, 16 ran.

Douglas Julian 20-1 (10-5) Chased leading pair, went 2nd 3rd, led 8th, hit 3 out, (normal 5 out), made rest, driven and stayed on strongly after bypassing omitted last, won at Kelso 2m 7f hcp chs (2) sft beating Lie Forrit (10-5) by 2 1/4l, 6 ran.

Rich Lord 6-1 (9-11) Held up in rear and in touch, mistake 12th, pushed along before 4 out, went 3rd from 3 out, one pace, 3rd of 5, 5l behind Junior (11-12) at Newcastle 3m listed hcp chs (1) hvy.

Vamizi (IRE) 5-2fav (11-11) Held up in last pair, close up 10th, chased leading pair before 4 out, ridden before last, rallied to take 2nd flat, not reached winner, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Rebel Swing (10-13) at Carlisle 3m hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Oct.