13:55 Huntingdon Sun 9 December 2018

  • Goffs Handicap Hurdle (Class 3)
  • 1m 7f 171y, Good to Soft
  • 12 Runners
  • Winner£12,512.002nd£3,696.003rd£1,848.004th£924.005th£462.006th£450.007th£450.008th£450.00
  • Surface: Turf
Sort By:

Weighed In

Winning time:3m 42.2sOff time:13:55:18
NEW! Keep an eye out for ‘Insights’ against a horse for additional clues towards its chance! Read more...
1
811-12OR: 130CD
16/1

C&D winner whose last win came in this sphere off a 3lb lower mark but that was over a year ago now. Last two starts since returning from a break (both at Wetherby) have been modest and others make more appeal.

Last RunWatch last race
2
711-11OR: 129D
7/2

Back from a break and plunged in grade last time which enabled him to record a much needed win despite the fact he has won in higher grades before. Now forced back up in grade he didn't win with much to spare last time; opposed on balance now.

Last RunWatch last race
3
611-8OR: 126D
16/1

His only handicap hurdles win came in a Class 2 event off a 1lb lower mark earlier this year. Has run some sound enough races of late but was given too much to do last time by today's rider at Doncaster; came from too far off the pace.

Last RunWatch last race
4
511-6OR: 124D
7/1

Has ruined his winning chance on several occasions over hurdles with weak finishes but does travel well in his races. In good form on the Flat over the summer (won over 1m4f); ran a sound enough race on his hurdles return (winner was very well-in).

Last RunWatch last race
5
511-4OR: 122CD
11/4

Made more impact over hurdles than he did in Irish points causing a shock on debut over C&D. Given a break he was then given a tough task in an Ascot handicap (pulled too hard) but this looks a little easier if he settles with the hood removed.

Last RunWatch last race
6
411-4OR: 122D
20/1

In good form over the summer months taking three handicaps under today's rider on a decent surface. Didn't run too badly last time in a race that wasn't run to suit at Wincanton over 4f further; would want any further rain and needs a pace to aim at.

Last RunWatch last race
7
411-4OR: 122
11/2

Gradually improving sort in novice hurdles who won on his hurdling debut and has bettered that form since without posting another win. Now switches to handicaps for the first time off a mark which looks competitive but may just need the experience.

Last RunWatch last race
8
811-4OR: 122D
80/1

You need to go back a fair way to find his winning form which consists of back-to-back Fakenham novice hurdles at up to 2m4f. Lightly-raced since then he returns from a long absence having failed to complete in his last four starts; best watched.

Last RunWatch last race
9
611-2OR: 120D
20/1

Returned from a two year absence last time at Hereford over 2m to show that he still retains some ability although he remains 10lb above his last winning mark. Took a strong hold last time but an interesting sort to monitor in the market.

Last RunWatch last race
10
811-2OR: 120CD
20/1

Useful Flat horse (rated 100+ in his pomp) he's not been seen over hurdles since June 2016 when he finished well held off a 4lb higher mark. Won over C&D on his hurdles debut and clearly well handicapped if he can find some of his old spark.

Last RunWatch last race
11
411-0OR: 118D
7/1

Flat form was decent and he's now going the right way over hurdles having won his last two races in conditionals events (led both times). Same rider on board here and needs to step up his game (and jumping) again from a 6lb higher mark.

Last RunWatch last race
12
910-11OR: 115D
50/1

Won a couple of weak handicap hurdles (the 2nd a seller) when with Neil Mulholland over 2m. Has run poorly on the Flat and over hurdles for his new yard and fails to make much appeal here in a much tougher grade.

Last RunWatch last race

Last Year's Winner

Last year's winner is unavailable

Betting

Forecast

Sparkleandshine (11/4), William H Bonney (7/2), Shiroccan Roll (11/2), Eskendash (7/1), Blushing Red (7/1), Mister Universum (16/1), Raven's Tower (16/1), Great Hall (20/1), Romanor (20/1), Furiously Fast (20/1), Collodi (50/1), Prince Of Steal (80/1)

Verdict

Competitive stuff and there are plenty that will fancy their chances in this with both William H Bonney and Blushing Red having won last time out but both of those have more on their plates this time around. Seamus Mullins has a good record in this race (won it in 2013/2014; no runners since) and he saddles Romanor who may get the decent pace he needs to run at. Eskendash is a smooth traveller but he’s flattered to deceive on more than one occasion of late while both Great Hall and Furiously Fast are worth watching in the market. SPARKLEANDSHINE gets the overall vote having scored over C&D he returns to calmer waters here off a mark that doesn’t look beyond him.
  1. Sparkleandshine
  2. Eskendash
  3. Furiously Fast

Video Replay

Most Followed

Crucial Role

F: 2212P-3

T: D Skelton

Antunes

F: 23-0

T: D Skelton

Chica Buena

F: 462111

T: K Dalgleish

Bags Groove

F: 110-211

T: H Fry

Aircraft Carrier

F: 9-4194

T: J Ryan

Most Followed

Crucial Role

F: 2212P-3

T: D Skelton

Antunes

F: 23-0

T: D Skelton

Chica Buena

F: 462111

T: K Dalgleish

Bags Groove

F: 110-211

T: H Fry

Aircraft Carrier

F: 9-4194

T: J Ryan

Next Race Off

13:55 Greyville
2
(3)
Candy Galore
J: Warren Kennedy
3
(8)
Bonnie Dawn
J: A Marcus
8
(10)
Mutawaary
J: Donovan Dillon
10
(4)
Captain Kangaroo
J: Lyle Hewitson
6
(6)
Sugoi
J: K De Melo
11
(5)
Royalsecuritypower
J: Xola Jacobs
5
(9)
Blaze Of Silk
J: Craig Zackey
9
(2)
Panza
J: Serino Moodley
4
(11)
Mbali
J: Eric Saziso Ngwane
7
(7)
Great Dictator
J: Yuzae Ramzan
1
(1)
Eastbrook
J: B Lerena

Racing Tips

Check out our preview of the day's action

Wednesday's racing preview

Swiss Knight is Anita Chambers' best bet of the day and she has a tip for every race in the UK.

Daily Nap: Past master

Richard Mann is back in the Nap hot-seat for Wednesday's selection and he heads to Kempton for the bet of the day.

Check out our preview and tips for today's horse racing

Thursday's racing preview

Nick Robson makes Mythical Madness one of his best bets and he has a tip for every race in the UK and Ireland.