William Hill - Bet On The Move Introductory Juvenile Hurdle 2m 110y

  • (3yo, 2m 110y, Class 4, 8 runners)
  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 23.80s
  • Off time: 13:53:21
Full result
Result 13:45 Wetherby
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Handiwork 3/1
2nd 8 Royal Skies 1 10/11f
3rd 7 Pearl Castle 21 4/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 1
Red, yellow stripe, red and dark blue chevrons on sleeves, yellow and dark blue striped cap Handiwork 22
  • T:S Gollings
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 1
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 159 11-5 S Gollings J M Maguire 3/1
2 4330
Light Blue and Royal Blue (quartered), Royal Blue sleeves, Light Blue stars, Royal Blue cap, Light Blue star Amour Collonges (FR) 20
  • T:C Grant
  • J:P J Brennan
  • Form: 4330
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 154 11-0 C Grant P J Brennan 25/1
3 8
Yellow, Purple hoop, Purple and Yellow striped sleeves, Yellow cap, Purple star Bold And Free 22
  • T:D Thompson
  • J:Tony Kelly
  • Form: 8
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 154 11-0 D Thompson Tony Kelly (5) 50/1
4
Royal blue, white star, halved sleeves, royal blue and white hooped cap Janaab (IRE) 76
  • T:T D Easterby
  • J:J Reveley
  • Form:
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 154 11-0 T D Easterby J Reveley 12/1
5
White, red epaulets, red and white halved sleeves, white cap, red diamond Khelac 71
  • T:Micky Hammond
  • J:Joe Colliver
  • Form:
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 154 11-0 Micky Hammond Joe Colliver (5) 25/1
6
Dark Blue and Yellow (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue stars and stars on cap Kolonel Kirkup 98
  • T:M Dods
  • J:F Keniry
  • Form:
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 154 11-0 M Dods F Keniry 25/1
7
Purple and pink diamonds, pink sleeves, purple diamonds, purple cap Pearl Castle (IRE) 93
  • T:J J Quinn
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form:
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 154 11-0 J J Quinn B Hughes 4/1
8
Black, black and maroon striped cap Royal Skies (IRE) 90
  • T:J P Ferguson
  • J:D F O'Regan
  • Form:
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 154 11-0 J P Ferguson D F O'Regan 10/11f

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Hidden Justice (IRE)
  • T:J J Quinn
  • J:D C Costello
3 11-0 J J Quinn D C Costello 10/1
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In depth

Verdict

A smart handicapper on the Flat for Mark Johnston, ROYAL SKIES can make a winning debut over timber for new connections. He's rated much higher on the level than fellow hurdling newcomers Pearl Castle and Kolonel Kirkup. Janaab is more interesting on his first start for Tim Easterby having raced on the Flat in France but Handiwork, a winner over hurdles at Market Rasen, looks the biggest threat to the selection despite carrying a penalty for that success.

Formwatch

Handiwork 11-2 (10-12) Always prominent, switched left to challenge approaching last, soon hard driven, ran on strongly to lead closing stages, readily, won at Market Rasen 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) gs beating Aalim (10-9) by 1 3/4l, 8 ran.

Royal Skies (IRE) 15-2 (9-7) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 7l behind Amralah (8-7) at Newmarket 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Sep (flat).

Pearl Castle (IRE) 10-3 (8-10) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, last of 7, 7l behind Gospel Choir (10-0) at Goodwood 1m 4f hcp 105 (2) gd in Sep (flat).

Kolonel Kirkup 10-1 (8-6) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 7l behind The Scuttler (8-13) at Ayr 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Sep (flat).

Amour Collonges (FR) 7-1 (10-12) In touch, weakened before 3f out, 12th of 13, 49l behind Lady Buttons (10-0) at Wetherby 1m 5f n h flat 3yo (6) gs.

Khelac 7-1 (9-7) Led, ridden and joined inside final furlong, already headed when hit near side rail inside final 100 yards, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Sword of The Lord (9-9) at Brighton 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Oct (flat).

Bold And Free 33-1 (10-7) Mid-division, weakened before 3 out, last of 8, well behind Handiwork (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) gs.

Janaab (IRE) (9-1) 2nd of 14, 4l behind Pont Marie (9-5) at Maisons-Laffitte(FR) 1m 3yo clm gs in Oct (flat).