Castleford Handicap Chase 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, Class 2, 4 runners)
  • Winner £10,397 2nd £3,053 3rd £1,526 4th £763
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 16.40s
  • Off time: 14:20:33
Full result
Result 14:20 Wetherby
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Drumshambo Evsf

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 567/343
DARK BLUE, YELLOW stars, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Lease Lend 19
  • T:T D Easterby
  • J:D C Costello
  • Form: 567/343
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-12pt
  • OR: 132
  • Naps:
9 166 11-12 pt T D Easterby D C Costello 132 11/4
2 01U0-63
Red and grey check, red sleeves and cap Charingworth (IRE) 34
  • T:Ferdy Murphy
  • J:Lucy Alexander
  • Form: 01U0-63
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 132
  • Naps:
9 166 11-12 Ferdy Murphy Lucy Alexander (3) 132 17/2
3 771311
Light blue, pink cap Drumshambo (USA) (ex7) 8
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 771311
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 125 Evsf
5 1310-73
Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap Dontpaytheferryman (USA) 19
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:K James
  • Form: 1310-73
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-11v
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
7 151 10-11 v B Ellison K James (5) 117 7/2

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
4 1-42424
Character Actor (IRE) 1
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:A Kennedy
  • J:T J O'Brien
  • Form: 1-42424
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
8 A Kennedy T J O'Brien 120 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Charingworth (IRE)
  • T:Ferdy Murphy
  • J:Lucy Alexander
8 10-0 Ferdy Murphy Lucy Alexander 15/2
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In depth

Verdict

Drumshambo has take well to fences and, though upped in grade, is bidding for a fourth win in five starts over the larger obstacles. He has a penalty for his latest success at Ludlow however. Irish raider Character Actor had a couple of engagements in this country yesterday while Charingworth may still be too high in the weights but LEASE LEND has winning form over C&D and is slowly working his way back to full fitness. Though a beaten favourite here last month, he's worth another chance off his current mark. Dontpaytheferryman is still a maiden over fences but likes the mud and could go well off bottom weight.

Formwatch

Character Actor (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, some headway in 7th 3 out, 5th approaching last and kept on run-in to go 2nd closing stages, 2nd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Clashnabrook (9-10) at Gowran Park 2m 2f hcp chs 0-116 hvy in Nov.

Drumshambo (USA) 11-10fav (11-12) Prominent on inside, led before 4 out, drew clear from next, comfortably, won at Ludlow 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft beating Up To The Mark (11-2) by 5l, 7 ran.

Lease Lend 11-8fav (11-12) Held up towards rear, pushed along after 5 out, headway before and mistake 4 out, chased winner before 2 out, lost 2nd place and no extra last 75 yards, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Prosecco (10-12) at Wetherby 2m hcp chs 0-140 (3) sft.

Dontpaytheferryman (USA) 20-1 (11-3) Held up mid-division, ridden before 3 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 10l behind Mwaleshi (10-11) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft.

Charingworth (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) In rear, closed on leading trio 9th, ridden and outpaced 3 out, stayed on to go 3rd near finish, 3rd of 5, 14l behind Kumbeshwar (11-7) at Haydock 2m grad ch (2) sft in Nov.