Ginger Grouse By Famous Grouse Handicap 1m 6f 21y

  • (3yo+, 1m 6f 21y, Class 5, 8 runners)
  • Winner £2,911 2nd £866 3rd £433 4th £216
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 4.92s
  • Off time: 20:20:50
Full result
Result 20:20 Salisbury
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Air Squadron 10/3f
2nd 3 Significant Move 5/1
3rd 2 Benbecula ¾ 9/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (5) 563100-
Black, White star, halved sleeves and star on cap Polstar (FR) 20
  • T:H Whittington
  • J:P N O'Brien
  • Form: 563100-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 73
  • Naps:
5 140 10-0 H Whittington P N O'Brien (7) 73 16/1
2 (7) 0245-74
Yellow, red chevron, red and yellow striped sleeves, red cap Benbecula 41
  • T:N R Mitchell
  • J:Mikey Ennis
  • Form: 0245-74
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-13
  • OR: 72
  • Naps:
5 139 9-13 N R Mitchell Mikey Ennis (7) 72 9/2
3 (8) 490-977
Red, Black stars, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets, Royal Blue cap Significant Move 24
  • T:W S Kittow
  • J:P Cosgrave
  • Form: 490-977
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-6b
  • OR: 65
  • Naps:
7 132 9-6 b W S Kittow P Cosgrave 65 5/1
4 (2) 089-4
Black and Light Blue check, Black sleeves, Light Blue cap Air Squadron 26
  • T:R M Beckett
  • J:Jim Crowley
  • Form: 089-4
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 60
  • Naps:
4 127 9-1 R M Beckett Jim Crowley 60 10/3f
5 (6) 5974
Yellow, white seams, yellow sleeves and cap Double Dealites 17
  • T:Jamie Poulton
  • J:Thomas Brown
  • Form: 5974
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 59
  • Naps:
4 126 9-0 Jamie Poulton Thomas Brown (3) 59 4/1
6 (4) 181175
Purple and emerald green diabolo, halved sleeves, purple and emerald green quartered cap Newtown Cross (IRE) 59
  • T:J C Fox
  • J:R Hughes
  • Form: 181175
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-13
  • OR: 58
  • Naps:
4 125 8-13 J C Fox R Hughes 58 5/1
7 (3) 70-5908
Black and red stripes, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Assembly 8
  • T:M G Rimell
  • J:M M Monaghan
  • Form: 70-5908
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-10
  • OR: 55
  • Naps:
4 122 8-10 M G Rimell M M Monaghan (5) 55 12/1
8 (1) 0-4670
Pink, black epaulets, sleeves and cap Last Echo (IRE) 28
  • T:R M Beckett
  • J:Jane Elliott
  • Form: 0-4670
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-0
  • OR: 56
  • Naps:
3 112 8-0 R M Beckett Jane Elliott (7) 56 10/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013 1 Sunny Future (IRE)
  • T:M S Saunders
  • J:R Hughes
7 10-0 M S Saunders R Hughes 8/11
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In depth

Verdict

Newton Cross has failed to reproduce winning Polytrack form on Turf and is best watched until doing so whilst Air Squadron, having shown little in three runs in France, was tailed-off when backed into favouritism on his UK debut on the Fibresand. He won't be the last to not take to that special surface and it will be interesting to see if the money comes for him again reverting to Turf. BENBECULA has been in good form over timber this year where he's rated 120 and is a fair dual purpose performer. Mikey Ennis taking off 7lb is an interesting booking and he looks the safest option in a weak contest. Polstar looked to be going places earlier this year as a hurdler but has suddenly become devoid of spark on recent starts. Presumably he's been sent here in an attempt to rekindle the fire.

Formwatch

Air Squadron 6-4fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden 4f out, soon struggling, 4th of 6, 38l behind Dino Mite (8-9) at Southwell 1m 4f mdn auc stks (6) fbs in Jun.

Significant Move 20-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 9l behind Annaluna (8-7) at Chepstow 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.

Benbecula 16-1 (8-13) Led and set good pace, pushed along 4f out, ridden and pressed 2f out, soon headed, chased leaders, edged right and weakened over 1f out, 4th of 5, 8l behind Xinbama (9-0) at Salisbury 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.

Last Echo (IRE) 25-1 (8-8) Towards rear, pushed along and struggling on outside 5f out, tailed off, 10th of 14, 30l behind Red Passiflora (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jun.

Double Dealites 7-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, pushed along 6f out, staying on when hampered on inside over 1f out, switched right to outside and plugged on inside final furlong, modest 4th in closing stages, 4th of 11, 13l behind Underwritten (8-12) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.

Polstar (FR) (9-6) 10th of 11, 16l behind Zarakhova (8-7) at Mont De Marsan(FR) 1m 2f stk gs in Sep.

Newtown Cross (IRE) 7-2fav (8-4) Tracked leading pair, ridden well over 1f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 9l behind Arashi (9-1) at Kempton 2m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in May.

Assembly 33-1 (9-10) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, never dangerous, 8th of 13, 12l behind Hostile Fire (9-6) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf.