13:40 Huntingdon

Tuesday 14 November 2017

All13:1013:4014:1014:4015:1015:40

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Class 4  |   2m 7f 129y  |   Good (Good to Soft in places)  |   9 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 13:40:47  |   Winning time: 6m 9.7s

1st
8
15/2
T: T H WestonJ: S Bowen
In touch, headway 9th, led 12th, headed 3 out, led again next, ridden out op 10/1 tchd 7/1
2nd
7
1
7/1
T: C E LongsdonJ: Paul O'Brien (5)
Prominent, led 6th, headed 12th, led again 3 out, ridden and headed next, every chance last, kept on one pace op 13/2 tchd 11/2
3rd
5
3
7/2
T: H D DalyJ: P J Brennan
Tracked leaders, ridden when mistake 2 out, kept on one pace tchd 4/1
4th
2 ½
4
9/4f
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Held up in rear, headway 3 out, ridden and no impression from next tchd 2/1
5th
9
9
100/1
T: M C ChapmanJ: Alison Clarke (7)
Led, headed 6th, tracked leaders, ridden 4 out, weakened 2 out op 150/1
6th
20
2
811-12
7/2
T: Ian WilliamsJ: T J O'Brien
In touch, ridden 3 out, no impression and soon weakened op 9/2 tchd 5/1
7th
12
6
14/1
T: R WoollacottJ: James Best
Towards rear when blundered badly and rider lost irons 3rd, headway 14th, ridden and lost place 3 out, tailed off tchd 11/1

Also Ran

PU
5
66/1
T: P WinksJ: Kieron Edgar (3)
Towards rear, ridden 13th, pulled up 15th op 50/1
PU
7
20/1
T: B I CaseJ: Max Kendrick (7)
Tracked leaders, dropped to rear 12th, pulled up 3 out op 14/1

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Betting

Forecast

Firmount Gent (9/4), The Artful Cobbler (7/2), Glengra (7/2), Midnight Gem (7/1), Silent Man (15/2), Brereton (14/1), Mazurati (20/1), Grow Nasa Grow (66/1), The Society Man (100/1)

Verdict
Quite frankly a very uncompetitive contest. Firmount Gent was a rules maiden prior to joining the Skelton's, so fair play to them for managing to turn him around so quickly. His form over shorter trips makes him the horse to beat, but he put down at the last when set to score latest and he could be slightly vulnerable over this longer trip. With Ian Williams enjoying a most productive weekend, a chance is taken on GLENGRA. He has plenty of placed form in point-to-points and ran well on his rules chasing debut at Doncaster before a lacklustre effort at Fakenham. If straight enough on his return to action, he could prove better suited by this more conventional track in an absolutely dire contest.
  1. Glengra
  2. Firmount Gent
  3. The Artful Cobbler

Previous Winners

2016
Prettylittlething
Weight: 10-5  |Age: 6
Weight: 10-5  |  
Age: 6  |  
J: R Johnson
  |  
T: N P Mulholland
2/1
Prize Money
1st:
£3,899.00
2nd:
£1,145.00
3rd:
£572.00
4th:
£286.00

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