13:50 Huntingdon

Tuesday 26 December 2017

All11:4012:1012:4013:1513:5014:2515:0015:35

Racing UK Novices' Handicap Chase

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 4  |   2m 3f 189y  |   Good to Soft (Soft in places)  |   9 Runners  |   Turf  |   Weighed In
  • Off time: 13:51  |   Winning time: 5m 12.2s
1st
Horse silk
5
11/2
T: C E LongsdonJ: Paul O'Brien (5)
Made all, jumped left 4th, clear 3 out, jumped left and mistake 2 out, reduced lead from last, stayed on op 9/2
2nd
Horse silk
2
7
4/1
T: Noel WilliamsJ: Thomas Garner (3)
Chased leaders, went 2nd 2 out, not fluent last, stayed on, unable to trouble winner op 9/2
3rd
Horse silk
15
9
16/1
T: T R GrettonJ: Stan Sheppard (3)
Held up, headway on outside 13th, 3rd from 2 out, no impression, weakened flat op 14/1
4th
Horse silk
11
2
4/1
T: S EdmundsJ: P J Brennan
Tracked leaders, jumped right and not fluent 6th, weakened 2 out ` op 7/2
5th
Horse silk
3 ¼
6
12/1
T: B PaulingJ: David Bass
Chased winner, mistake 12th, lost 2nd 2 out, weakened last tchd 14/1
6th
Horse silk
21
3
12/1
T: J ScottJ: Nick Scholfield
Held up towards rear, jumped left and not fluent 7th, went left next, mistake 9th, behind 13th op 10/1
7th
Horse silk
12
8
7/2f
T: Jonjo & A O'NeillJ: R P McLernon
Held up, not fluent 9th, weakened 13th op 5/1
8th
Horse silk
13
4
611-10
12/1
T: G & J MooreJ: Charlie Deutsch (3)
Mistake 4th, always well behind

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
1
9/1
T: T R GeorgeJ: C Gethings (3)
Held up towards rear, headway 12th, not fluent and lost place next, weakened after 3 out, pulled up before 2 out tchd 8/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£5.40Pl:£1.80, £1.70, £4.20EX:£21.10Trifecta:£232.90Tricast:£333.58SF:£28.84Swingers:£6.30, £4.50, £13.50

Forecasts

As You Like (7/2), Kincora Fort (4/1), Land League (4/1), Bestwork (11/2), Bigpipenotobacee (9/1), Whin Park (12/1), Speedalong (12/1), King Cool (12/1), Appletree Lane (16/1)

Verdict

Bestwork has his quirks but he does jump well and will be dangerous if he can establish and easy lead here despite a mark 8lb above his last winning one when he was in a real purple patch. Speedalong switches to fences quickly but does look to need some help from the handicapper and its top weight BIGPIPENOTOBACEE that makes most appeal dropping 3lb from his last mark having shown some promise on his chase debut despite not completing. Land League comes from a stable in form and now the handicapper is giving him a chance he could find himself having a chance to open his account over fences. As You Like has also been given a chance by the assessor but his finishing effort appears to leave a lot to be desired of late.
  1. Bigpipenotobacee
  2. Land League
  3. Bestwork

Previous Winners

2016
Bagging Turf
Weight: 11-8  |Age: 6
10/1

Prize Money

1st: £4,549.002nd: £1,336.003rd: £668.004th: £334.00

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