Moorends Hotel Handicap 1m 4f 16y

  • (4yo+, 1m 4f 16y, Class 4, 8 runners)
  • Winner £4,690 2nd £1,396 3rd £697 4th £349
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 2m 35.23s
  • Off time: 15:35:45
Full result
Result 15:35 Beverley
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Fennell Bay 7/4f
2nd 6 Arizona John hd 6/1
3rd 3 High Office ¾ 9/4

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (1) 42/3304-
Yellow and dark blue diamonds, hooped sleeves and cap Palazzo Bianco 254
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:Lee Topliss
  • Form: 42/3304-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
5 133 9-7 B Ellison Lee Topliss (3) 85 9/1
2 (2) 9059-64
DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Fennell Bay (IRE) 12
  • T:M Johnston
  • J:J Fanning
  • Form: 9059-64
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
4 132 9-6 M Johnston J Fanning 85 7/4f
3 (6) 365793-
White, Black star, White sleeves, Black seams, Black cap, White star High Office 215
  • T:R A Fahey
  • J:P Hanagan
  • Form: 365793-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 80
  • Naps:
7 128 9-2 R A Fahey P Hanagan 80 9/4
4 (5) 132445
Black, Orange spots, Black sleeves, Orange seams and cap Sir Boss (IRE) 52
  • T:M Mullineaux
  • J:T Eaves
  • Form: 132445
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 78
  • Naps:
8 126 9-0 M Mullineaux T Eaves 78 28/1
5 (4) 376909-
Purple and White diabolo, Purple sleeves, White armlets, Purple cap Tartan Gigha (IRE) 177
  • T:G A Harker
  • J:Raul Da Silva
  • Form: 376909-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 8-12
  • OR: 76
  • Naps:
8 124 8-12 G A Harker Raul Da Silva (3) 76 16/1
6 (3) 2620-33
Black, Red cross belts, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Arizona John (IRE) 15
  • T:J Mackie
  • J:F Norton
  • Form: 2620-33
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 8-10
  • OR: 74
  • Naps:
8 122 8-10 J Mackie F Norton 74 6/1
7 (8) 5358-61
White, dark green spots on sleeves, purple cap Royal Opera 15
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:P McDonald
  • Form: 5358-61
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 8-8b
  • OR: 72
  • Naps:
5 120 8-8 b B Ellison P McDonald 72 10/1
8 (7) 12402-7
Jade Green, Flame hooped sleeves, Black cap Maybeagrey 19
  • T:T D Easterby
  • J:D Fentiman
  • Form: 12402-7
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-6
  • OR: 71
  • Naps:
4 118 8-6 T D Easterby D Fentiman 71 25/1

In depth

Verdict

Royal Opera appeared to relish stepping up to 1m6f at Catterick so the stiff climb to the finish here should be in his favour. FENNELL BAY has been gradually dropping in the weights and has produced a couple of decent efforts in slightly better handicaps recently. He looks the one to be on though High Office looks a big threat as he's on a mark 8lb lower than when beaten a short-head at York's Dante meeting last year.

Formwatch

Fennell Bay (IRE) 11-2fav (9-2) Prominent, chased leader over 3f out until 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 14, 6l behind Ingleby Spirit (8-7) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.

Arizona John (IRE) 13-2 (8-12) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, led on bit over 1f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind O Ma Lad (9-7) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.

High Office 6-1 (9-7) Held up mid-division, headway over 4f out to go 3rd, ridden over 1f out, kept on and no chance with leading pair, 3rd of 9, 8l behind Albert Bridge (9-12) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-90 (3) hvy in Sep.

Palazzo Bianco 11-10fav (9-7) Tracked leader, weakened over 3f out, last of 4, 48l behind Gosbeck (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Aug.

Sir Boss (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Held up in touch, went 3rd over 1f out, no impression when dropped to 4th inside final furlong, no extra in 5th close home, 5th of 7, 7l behind Buckland (8-8) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.

Tartan Gigha (IRE) 50-1 (9-6) Led, headed over 4f out, pushed along over 3f out, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 41l behind The Tiger (9-9) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.

Royal Opera 16-1 (9-2) Made all, pressed inside final furlong, kept on gamely, just held on post, won at Catterick 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd beating Platinum (9-1) by shd, 12 ran.

Maybeagrey 14-1 (8-9) Always behind, 7th of 8, 15l behind Beaumont's Party (9-2) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.