Lincs Turkeys Novices' Handicap Chase 2m 6f 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 6f 110y, Class 4, 5 runners)
  • Winner £3,054 2nd £897 3rd £448 4th £224
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 9.20s
  • Off time: 14:46:39
Full result
Result 14:45 Market Rasen
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 6 Gorey Lane 3/1
2nd 5 Glen Countess 1 11/4f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
2 1P5816
Purple, White triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, quartered cap Pickworth (IRE) 16
  • T:P A Kirby
  • J:Nathan Moscrop
  • Form: 1P5816
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12p
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 p P A Kirby Nathan Moscrop (7) 97 7/2
4 4-17636
White, Dark Blue spots, hooped sleeves and spots on cap Unwanted Gift (IRE) 10
  • T:A Hobbs
  • J:Charlie Huxley
  • Form: 4-17636
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-11pt
  • OR: 96
  • Naps:
7 165 11-11 pt A Hobbs Charlie Huxley 96 13/2
5 445-12P
Yellow, Maroon braces Glen Countess (IRE) 47
  • T:B G Powell
  • J:K Renwick
  • Form: 445-12P
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-10t1
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
5 164 11-10 t1 B G Powell K Renwick 95 11/4f
6 P07-434
Orange and White (quartered), White sleeves, Maroon armlets, Maroon cap Gorey Lane (IRE) 18
  • T:J R Norton
  • J:A P Lane
  • Form: P07-434
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 90
  • Naps:
6 159 11-5 J R Norton A P Lane 90 3/1
7 53254-U
MAROON and LIGHT BLUE (quartered), MAROON sleeves Whiskey Ridge (IRE) 15
  • T:Mrs S J Smith
  • J:T Messenger
  • Form: 53254-U
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 87
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 Mrs S J Smith T Messenger 87 3/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
1 4P2132
Billy Cuckoo (IRE) 10
  • Nag Me
  • T:T Coyle
  • J:2nd Preference
  • Form: 4P2132
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 12-4b
  • OR: 103
  • Naps:
6 124 b T Coyle 2nd Preference 103 NR
3 63-414B
Truckers Benefit (IRE) 25
  • Nag Me
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:2nd Preference
  • Form: 63-414B
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-11t
  • OR: 96
  • Naps:
7 1111 t Tim Vaughan 2nd Preference 96 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   O Crotaigh (IRE)
  • T:A D Brown
  • J:R McGrath
7 11-6 A D Brown R McGrath 4/1
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In depth

Verdict

Unwanted Gift does have winning form on heavy ground over fences, at Hereford in May, and that's enough to earn Andy Hobbs' gelding a place on the short-list in this modest heat even though he was well beaten in a selling hurdle 10 days ago. Billy Cuckoo was only beaten half-a-length on heavy going at Carlisle recently and races off the same mark here but he was earlier beaten 19 lengths behind PICKWORTH over 2m4f here. The latter should be able to confirm that form on 9lb worse terms and can return to winning ways having got taken off his feet on quicker ground at Musselburgh next time.

Formwatch

Billy Cuckoo (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Close up, led 4th, ridden and headed last 100 yards, no extra, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Tipsy Dara (11-5) at Carlisle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) hvy.

Truckers Benefit (IRE) 3-1 (11-10) Held up in 5th, not fluent 1st, hampered 3rd, headway 9th, tracking leaders when brought down 4 out, in a race won by Armedanddangerous (11-12) at Towcester 2m 3f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft, 6 ran.

Gorey Lane (IRE) 7-2 (11-4) Held up towards rear, left poor 4th 6 out, blundered 4 out, never dangerous, 4th of 7, well behind Thorncliffer (9-7) at Wetherby 3m 1f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft.

Glen Countess (IRE) 9-2 (10-11) Tracked leader, led 5th, headed when not fluent 3 out, weakened before 2 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Rydalis (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 6f Mares Beginners Chase (0-110) (4yo+) (4) gs in Nov, 7 ran.

Whiskey Ridge (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Mid-division in 5th when jumped awkward and unseated rider 3rd, in a race won by Tutchec (11-12) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft, 10 ran.

Unwanted Gift (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) Chased leader until after 1st, stayed in 3rd, ridden and no chance with leading duo before 2 out, weakened between last 2, 6th of 9, 41l behind Not Til Monday (10-12) at Hereford 2m 1f cnd/am sll hdl (5) hvy.

Pickworth (IRE) 9-2 (10-3) Chased leaders early, soon mid-division, headway before 5 out, went 5th before 4 out, weakened from 3 out, 6th of 10, 40l behind Bhaltair (11-3) at Musselburgh 2m 4f Conditional Handicap Chase (0-120) (4yo+) (4) gs.