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  • (4yo+, 2m 4f 110y, Class 4, 6 runners)
  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 56.40s
  • Off time: 15:20:26
Full result
Result 15:20 Huntingdon
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Workbench 7/1
2nd 6 Milgen Bay 12 3/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 455-441
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap O'callaghan Strand (AUS) 22
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 455-441
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12v
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 v Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 115 6/4f
2 13P33-4
Red, White sash, Emerald Green sleeves, Emerald Green and Red check cap Workbench (FR) 12
  • T:D Skelton
  • J:Harry Skelton
  • Form: 13P33-4
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12t
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 t D Skelton Harry Skelton 115 7/1
3 55/226-7
Black, Royal Blue braces, striped sleeves, quartered cap Unforgettable (IRE) 22
  • T:P Bowen
  • J:J E Moore
  • Form: 55/226-7
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-12pt
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
11 166 11-12 pt P Bowen J E Moore 115 5/1
5 3232-5P
Royal blue, cerise hoop, armlets and cap Picaroon 99
  • T:A Dunn
  • J:Adam Wedge
  • Form: 3232-5P
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 108
  • Naps:
10 159 11-5 A Dunn Adam Wedge 108 7/1
6 364-234
Royal blue, red stars, white sleeves, royal blue cap Milgen Bay 24
  • T:O Sherwood
  • J:L P Aspell
  • Form: 364-234
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-2p
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
8 156 11-2 p O Sherwood L P Aspell 105 3/1
7 34157/P
Emerald Green, large Red spots, sleeves and spots on cap Majy D'auteuil (FR) 90
  • T:A E Jessop
  • J:T J O'Brien
  • Form: 34157/P
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 10-6
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
12 146 10-6 A E Jessop T J O'Brien 95 25/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
4 1/90-361
Watered Silk 31
  • Nag Me
  • T:Mrs L Wadham
  • J:Jack Quinlan
  • Form: 1/90-361
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
6 1111 Mrs L Wadham Jack Quinlan 114 NR

In depth

Verdict

O'Callaghan Strand tends to be called a few rude name by certain pundits but he's now 4-19 over fences and showed a tenacious side to his character when claiming The Society Man very late on earlier this month at Market Rasen. He may well go in again but WATERED SILK looked an improved performer over fences when scoring on just his third start at Uttoxeter last month and looks on the upgrade for Lucy Wadham, a shrewd placer of her charges. Milgen Bay has looked in the grip of the handicapper on recent starts so Oliver Sherwood will be pleased to see that his consistent gelding has been dropped 4lb since his last run which could well bring him into the argument.

Formwatch

Watered Silk 6-1 (10-11) Led, headed briefly 5th, made rest, kept on well from last, won at Uttoxeter 2m 6f beg chase (4) gd in Jul beating Wake Your Dreams (11-0) by 4l, 6 ran.

Workbench (FR) 7-2 (11-11) Led, jumped right 2nd, headed 4th, not fluent 9th, mistake 3 out, soon weakened, 4th of 6, 34l behind Bullet Street (11-10) at Newton Abbot 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gf.

Milgen Bay 11-8fav (11-8) Prominent, not fluent 2nd and 5th, led 7th, headed next, weakened 3 out, 4th of 7, 39l behind Nikos Extra (11-7) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd.

O'callaghan Strand (AUS) 4-1fav (11-4) Held up towards rear of mid-division, chased leaders after 4 out, soon hard driven, ridden and rallied between rivals flat, led post, won at Market Rasen 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd beating The Society Man (10-0) by hd, 8 ran.

Picaroon 11-1 (10-9) Mid-division, mistake 1st, weakened from 4 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Book'em Danno (11-7) at Market Rasen 2m 6f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in May, 8 ran.

Unforgettable (IRE) 9-2 (11-5) Tracked leaders, effort approaching 3 out, soon outpaced, weakened before last, 7th of 8, 29l behind O'Callaghan Strand (11-4) at Market Rasen 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd.

Majy D'auteuil (FR) 33-1 (11-1) Took keen hold early, in rear, behind 6th, pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by Neverownup (10-13) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gs in May, 8 ran.