Bet At bluesq.com Handicap Chase 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, Class 3, 8 runners)
  • Winner £9,747 2nd £2,862 3rd £1,431 4th £716
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 24.50s
  • Off time: 14:50:21
Full result
Result 14:50 Haydock Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Desert Cry 3/1f
2nd 1 Kudu Country 10 7/2
3rd 6 Quite The Man 23 12/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 2F213-5
Dark Blue, Red star, checked sleeves, Red cap Kudu Country (IRE) 49
  • T:T P Tate
  • J:J Reveley
  • Form: 2F213-5
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 133
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 T P Tate J Reveley 133 7/2
2 422/2-95
Black, mauve disc, armlets and cap Doctor David 29
  • T:A J Mccabe
  • J:T Messenger
  • Form: 422/2-95
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 132
  • Naps:
9 165 11-11 A J Mccabe T Messenger 132 9/1
3 67F-785
Yellow, purple hoops and sleeves, hooped cap Pret A Thou (FR) 14
  • T:J Groucott
  • J:Harry Challoner
  • Form: 67F-785
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-7p
  • OR: 128
  • Naps:
9 161 11-7 p J Groucott Harry Challoner (5) 128 16/1
4 2097-53
Royal blue, white cross belts, white sleeves, orange armlets, orange cap, white star Desert Cry (IRE) 35
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 2097-53
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 127
  • Naps:
6 160 11-6 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 127 3/1f
5 24-4514
Purple, yellow stars, yellow sleeves, purple diamonds, yellow cap Andreo Bambaleo 151
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:Danny Cook
  • Form: 24-4514
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-4b
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
8 158 11-4 b B Ellison Danny Cook 125 7/1
6 284-1F7
Yellow and White check, White sleeves, Royal Blue armlets Quite The Man (IRE) 66
  • T:J M Jefferson
  • J:Harry Haynes
  • Form: 284-1F7
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-3b1
  • OR: 124
  • Naps:
7 157 11-3 b1 J M Jefferson Harry Haynes 124 12/1
7 21PP-P4
MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Diamond Frontier (IRE) 14
  • T:J Wade
  • J:K Renwick
  • Form: 21PP-P4
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
9 155 11-1 J Wade K Renwick 122 11/1
8 1312-06
Light Blue and White diabolo, White sleeves, Light Blue cap, White diamonds Arctic Ben (IRE) 14
  • T:H D Daly
  • J:Jake Greenall
  • Form: 1312-06
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
8 155 11-1 H D Daly Jake Greenall (3) 122 7/2

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Storm Surge (IRE)
  • T:M Todhunter
  • J:Lucy Alexander
8 10-0 M Todhunter Lucy Alexander 9/2
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In depth

Verdict

Plenty of guesswork needed as to which one of these will return to form and only a tentative vote goes to DIAMOND FRONTIER. He finally managed to complete a round when fourth at Wetherby last time and is now back on a winning mark. Kudu Country has struggled since landing a novice chase at Southwell early in the year while Pret A Thou and Doctor David have shown little since returning to action. Desert Cry has been given a chance by the handicapper if he's back to his best, however, and Andreo Bambaleo has a shout if fully tuned-up on his first start since July.

Formwatch

Desert Cry (IRE) 15-8 (11-0) Chased leaders, mistake 1st, not fluent 8th, pushed along 4 out, soon no impression, 3rd of 4, 21l behind Stormy Weather (11-0) at Wetherby 2m nov chs (4) gs in Nov.

Kudu Country (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, mistake 1st, not fluent 5th, closed next, led after 7th, blundered and headed 4 out, weakened 2 out, 5th of 8, 29l behind Prosecco (10-0) at Ayr 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Nov.

Quite The Man (IRE) 11-2 (11-6) Behind, outpaced 9th, 6th and beaten when blundered and jumped right from 4 out, weakened next, 7th of 8, well behind Tiptoeaway (11-7) at Wetherby 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Oct.

Andreo Bambaleo 8-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, led 7th, ridden and headed before 2 out, weakened last, 4th of 6, 10l behind Nataani (11-5) at Bangor 2m 4f nov chs (4) gd in Jul.

Arctic Ben (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Led 2nd, headed 5 out, weakened approaching 2 out, 6th of 10, 26l behind Triptico (11-2) at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp chs 0-130 (3) hvy.

Doctor David 7-1 (11-7) Keen tracked leaders, ridden and every chance 3 out, hit next hard, soon weakened, lost 2 places run-in, last of 5, 16l behind Kumbeshwar (11-7) at Haydock 2m grad ch (2) sft in Nov.

Pret A Thou (FR) 8-1 (11-7) Led, blundered 3rd, soon headed, mistake 5th, pushed along before 4 out, weakened before next, 5th of 6, 29l behind Prosecco (10-12) at Wetherby 2m hcp chs 0-140 (3) sft.

Diamond Frontier (IRE) 9-1 (10-12) With leader, led before 4th, headed before 4 out, ridden and weakened before last, 4th of 6, 11l behind Prosecco (10-12) at Wetherby 2m hcp chs 0-140 (3) sft.