Harwoods Group Handicap Chase 2m 1f

  • (5yo+, 2m 1f, Class 5, 8 runners)
  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 17.50s
  • Off time: 16:51:49
Full result
Result 16:50 Plumpton
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 8 The Informant 4/1
2nd 6 Sportsreport 3 4/1
3rd 7 Sablazo 8/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 75U522
Purple, Yellow star, Yellow sleeves, Purple stars, Yellow cap King Ozzy (IRE) 17
  • T:Mrs L Hill
  • J:Mr Joe Hill
  • Form: 75U522
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-12pt
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
10 166 11-12 pt Mrs L Hill Mr Joe Hill (7) 97 12/1
2 253241
Red and White stripes, Red sleeves, White spots Benny The Swinger (IRE) 16
  • T:C Gordon
  • J:Tom Cannon
  • Form: 253241
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 96
  • Naps:
9 165 11-11 C Gordon Tom Cannon 96 4/1
3 442-748
Emerald green, white hoops, white sleeves, emerald green armlets, red cap Petit Ecuyer (FR) 24
  • T:F Brennan
  • J:Joshua Moore
  • Form: 442-748
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
8 164 11-10 F Brennan Joshua Moore 95 16/1
4 613552
Purple, Red sleeves, Purple armlets, Red cap Zhukov (IRE) 16
  • T:K Tork
  • J:Mr L Kilgarriff
  • Form: 613552
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 94
  • Naps:
12 163 11-9 K Tork Mr L Kilgarriff (7) 94 14/1
5 66-597P
Light blue, red braces and star on cap Star Presenter (IRE) 46
  • T:P R Webber
  • J:D F O'Regan
  • Form: 66-597P
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7p1
  • OR: 92
  • Naps:
6 161 11-7 p1 P R Webber D F O'Regan 92 7/2f
6 05F693
Royal Blue, Beige sleeves Sportsreport (IRE) 21
  • T:J W Mullins
  • J:A Thornton
  • Form: 05F693
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-11p
  • OR: 82
  • Naps:
6 151 10-11 p J W Mullins A Thornton 82 4/1
7 P1U225
Black, Red braces and sleeves, Red and Black quartered cap Sablazo (FR) 6
  • T:Andrew Turnell
  • J:L Treadwell
  • Form: P1U225
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-8
  • OR: 79
  • Naps:
8 148 10-8 Andrew Turnell L Treadwell 79 8/1
8 PPP154
Mauve and Red (quartered), Mauve sleeves, Red cap The Informant 16
  • T:J W Mullins
  • J:Ryan Mahon
  • Form: PPP154
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-7b1
  • OR: 78
  • Naps:
8 147 10-7 b1 J W Mullins Ryan Mahon 78 4/1

In depth

Verdict

King Ozzy has been threatening to end a long losing run but BENNY THE SWINGER may handle today's fast going the better. Chris Gordon's charge beat the re-opposing Zhukov at Fontwell earlier this month and can confirm superiority in the process of following up. Petit Ecuyer went close in soft ground here last year and it was testing going when both Sablazo and The Informant last won. Sportsreport posted a better effort over these fences three weeks ago and may figure on only his third start chasing.

Formwatch

The Informant 11-4 (11-0) Chased leader hit 7th and next, lost 2nd next, chased leading pair until 3 out, disputing close 2nd when went left 2 out, ridden and weakened before last, 4th of 5, 10l behind Benny The Swinger (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs.

Sportsreport (IRE) 9-2 (10-8) In touch in rear, headway 3 out, ridden to chase winner next, soon switched left, faded towards finish, 3rd of 5, 10l behind Nozic (11-12) at Plumpton 2m 1f hcp ch 0-110 (4) sft.

Sablazo (FR) 14-1 (10-5) Mid-division, headway 7th, went 3rd 4 out until weakend last, 5th of 9, 28l behind Malibu Sun (11-1) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs.

Zhukov (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd 9th, led well before 3 out, narrowly headed 2 out, chased leader, led again last, hard ridden run-in, headed and no extra final 100 yards, 2nd of 5, 1l behind Benny The Swinger (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs.

Star Presenter (IRE) 8-1 (10-13) Held up, some headway on outside before 2 out (normal out), no impression and soon weakened, pulled up before last, in a race won by Lord Navits (10-5) at Leicester 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Feb, 10 ran.

Benny The Swinger (IRE) 15-8fav (11-12) Held up tracking leaders in 4th, disputing close 3rd travelling well before 3 out, mistake 3 out, bumped next, going best last, 2nd on inside run-in, stayed on to lead final 100 yards, won at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs beating Zhukov (11-5) by 1l, 5 ran.

King Ozzy (IRE) 9-2 (11-4) Not fluent at times, tracked winner, slow 5th, ridden 2 out, every chance last, kept on one pace, 2nd of 5, 3/4l behind Lord Fox (11-1) at Fakenham 2m 5f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd.

Petit Ecuyer (FR) 20-1 (11-11) Held up, always in rear, 8th of 10, 48l behind Siro Demur (11-7) at Leicester 2m hts chs (6) sft.