Julie Calderbank 'My Soulmate' Memorial Handicap Chase 2m 3f

  • (4yo+, 2m 3f, Class 5, 7 runners)
  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 1.80s
  • Off time: 13:28:15
Full result
Result 13:25 Catterick
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Pistol Basc 11/2
2nd 6 Moonlight Maggie hd 6/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 B15-731
Beige, Dark Green chevron Milan Royale 24
  • T:J K Hunter
  • J:Harry Haynes
  • Form: B15-731
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 93
  • Naps:
8 166 11-12 J K Hunter Harry Haynes 93 15/8f
2 379F51
Orange, Black braces, striped sleeves River Purple 18
  • T:J Mackie
  • J:Brian Harding
  • Form: 379F51
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-9t
  • OR: 90
  • Naps:
6 163 11-9 t J Mackie Brian Harding 90 10/3
3 U57/424-
Black, yellow seams, checked sleeves and cap Chicago Alley 555
  • T:Dave Roberts
  • J:Lee Edwards
  • Form: U57/424-
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 88
  • Naps:
12 161 11-7 Dave Roberts Lee Edwards 88 18/1
4 3-63P13
Black and Yellow diamonds, halved sleeves Pistol Basc (FR) 25
  • T:Rebecca Menzies
  • J:Tony Kelly
  • Form: 3-63P13
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-5h
  • OR: 86
  • Naps:
9 159 11-5 h Rebecca Menzies Tony Kelly (5) 86 11/2
5 0-14328
Dark Blue, Pink sash, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Pindar (GER) 16
  • T:Miss J E Foster
  • J:Samantha Drake
  • Form: 0-14328
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-3p
  • OR: 84
  • Naps:
9 157 11-3 p Miss J E Foster Samantha Drake (5) 84 16/1
6 7964P-5
Dark Blue, Red hoop, collar and spots on Black cap Moonlight Maggie 28
  • T:T R George
  • J:A Conlon
  • Form: 7964P-5
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR: 74
  • Naps:
6 147 10-7 T R George A Conlon (5) 74 6/1
7 7U-9546
Light Blue, Dark Blue cross belts, Light Blue sleeves, White armlets, Orange cap, White spots Dorlesh Way (IRE) 24
  • T:P Holmes
  • J:Harry Challoner
  • Form: 7U-9546
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 61
  • Naps:
6 140 10-0 P Holmes Harry Challoner (5) 61 7/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   No Way Hozay
  • T:J Wade
  • J:K Renwick
6 10-0 J Wade K Renwick 11/4
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In depth

Verdict

Milan Royale scored over track and trip last time and is upped 6lb. Testing ground is a worry for him, though it's not a problem for RIVER PURPLE. The latter has a 10lb rise to contend with having won easily at Uttoxeter but there should be more to come from John Mackie's charge and he gets the nod. A winner at Sedgefield last month, Pistol Basc is another expected to go well in the soft going while dual hurdles winner Pindar looks best of the remainder back over the larger obstacles.

Formwatch

Pistol Basc (FR) 3-1fav (11-3) Tracked leaders and keen in 3rd, one pace from 2 out, 3rd of 7, 10l behind Prince Blackthorn (10-4) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp 0-100 (5) gs.

Moonlight Maggie 10-1 (10-0) Held up, mistake 2nd, hampered 3rd, mistake 4th and when progess 6th, every chance 3 out, weakened before next, 5th of 9, 40l behind Classic Case (11-0) at Towcester 2m 3f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Nov.

Pindar (GER) 12-1 (10-6) Led to 3rd, weakened after 4 out, 8th of 10, 36l behind Honourable Gent (10-7) at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.

River Purple 16-1 (10-7) Always prominent, led 4 out, clear from next, steadied into last 2, comfortably, won at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft beating Hero's Call (10-0) by 7l, 13 ran.

Dorlesh Way (IRE) 7-1 (10-4) Last trio, disputing modest 5th but no chance when badly hampered 2 out, mistake last, 6th of 8, 32l behind Milan Royale (11-11) at Catterick 2m 3f hcp 0-100 (5) gd.

Milan Royale 5-1 (11-11) Chased leader until after 7th, handy 3rd, led before 4 out, went right 2 out, joined last, hung badly right under pressure and bumped 2nd flat, just held on, won at Catterick 2m 3f hcp 0-100 (5) gd beating Discoverie (10-13) by shd, 8 ran.

Chicago Alley 9-1 (11-8) Tracked leaders, went 3rd before 3 out, weakened before last, 4th of 10, 32l behind Venetian Lad (10-9) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Jun '12.