Evans Halshaw Harrogate Handicap Chase 2m 6f 110y

  • (5yo+, 2m 6f 110y, Class 4, 7 runners)
  • Winner £3,769 2nd £1,107 3rd £553 4th £277
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 52.02s
  • Off time: 15:55:18
Full result
Result 15:55 Wetherby
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 6 My Idea 9/2
2nd 1 Foundation Man nk 5/4f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 367-213
Maroon, white hoop, diabolo on sleeves and diamond on cap Foundation Man (IRE) 112
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:R P Mclernon
  • Form: 367-213
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12v1
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 v1 Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 120 5/4f
2 4-21343
White, orange star, black sleeves, orange stars, white cap, orange star Indigo Rock (IRE) 89
  • T:J M Jefferson
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form: 4-21343
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
8 163 11-9 J M Jefferson B Hughes 117 6/1
3 33592P
Purple, White stars, sleeves and star on cap Be My Deputy (IRE) 34
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:D R Fox
  • Form: 33592P
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-8bt
  • OR: 116
  • Naps:
9 162 11-8 bt Miss Lucinda V Russell D R Fox (5) 116 10/1
4 P591/41
Pink, purple striped sleeves, purple cap Work Boy (ex7) 10
  • T:R Drake
  • J:Samantha Drake
  • Form: P591/41
  • Age: 13
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
13 160 11-6 R Drake Samantha Drake (5) 107 8/1
5 P172P8
Dark Blue, Orange cross belts and star on cap Balinroab (IRE) 70
  • T:R C Guest
  • J:D F O'Regan
  • Form: P172P8
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-5h
  • OR: 113
  • Naps:
7 159 11-5 h R C Guest D F O'Regan 113 7/1
6 561325
Yellow, Black cross belts, hooped sleeves, Black cap My Idea 54
  • T:M A Barnes
  • J:Jonathan England
  • Form: 561325
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-11p1
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
8 151 10-11 p1 M A Barnes Jonathan England (3) 105 9/2
8 6P21P/P
MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves New Shuil (IRE) 44
  • T:J Wade
  • J:A P Lane
  • Form: 6P21P/P
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-1
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
10 141 10-1 J Wade A P Lane 95 33/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
7 311142
Roc De Guye (FR) 113
  • Nag Me
  • T:H J Evans
  • J:L Treadwell
  • Form: 311142
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-3
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
9 103 H J Evans L Treadwell 97 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Galway Jack (IRE)
  • T:Mrs Caroline Bailey
  • J:A Thornton
8 11-12 Mrs Caroline Bailey A Thornton 85/40
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In depth

Verdict

Considering his background, INDIGO ROCK has been a little disappointing so far over fences but he still has some scope and this looks an excellent opportunity to open his account. Foundation Man won at Kempton in November and then ran well behind The Italian Yob at Sandown. He's visored for the first time here and looks to have every chance but a penalty may be the undoing of veteran recent course winner Work Boy while Be My Deputy was pulled up at Newcastle last month and is still high enough in the weights. Roc De Guye was in good form in the autumn but may need this and My Idea is also worth opposing off his current mark.

Formwatch

Roc De Guye (FR) 10-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear, closed on outside after 5th, went 2nd last, stayed on same pace, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 11l behind Drumlang (11-5) at Leicester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gf in Dec.

My Idea 100-1 (10-10) Held up, not always fluent, well beaten after 12th, 5th of 7, 36l behind Ericht (10-12) at Musselburgh 2m 4f nov chs (3) sft in Feb.

Foundation Man (IRE) 11-4fav (11-0) Chased winner, not fluent 5th, reminders before 12th, lost 2nd next, chased leading pair under pressure until 2 out, rallied to 3rd again last, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 9, 14l behind The Italian Yob (11-5) at Sandown 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Dec.

Indigo Rock (IRE) 10-3 (11-5) Tracked winner from 1st until after 9th, not fluent 2 out, went 2nd again last (normal 3 out) until over 2f out, no extra and eased over 1f out, last of 3, 23l behind Settledoutofcourt (10-9) at Kelso 2m 7f nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Dec.

Be My Deputy (IRE) 12-1 (10-9) Held up mid-division, weakened before 6 out, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Wicklow Lad (10-8) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) hvy in Feb, 7 ran.

Balinroab (IRE) 8-1 (10-5) Behind, weakened before 6 out, tailed off 5 out, 8th of 11, well behind Bar De Ligne (10-12) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gs in Jan.

New Shuil (IRE) 22-1 (10-9) Towards rear, mistake 5th, blundered 7th, detached 8th, pulled up before 5 out, in a race won by Alpha One (11-12) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gs in Feb, 9 ran.

Work Boy 7-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd from 7th until pushed along before 4 out, regained 2nd 3 out, ridden before 2 out, challenged last, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd beating Whiskey Ridge (10-11) by 1/2l, 6 ran.