15:00 Huntingdon

Tuesday 26 December 2017

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

Kia Sportage Handicap Chase

Class 5  |   2m 7f 129y  |   Good to Soft (Soft in places)  |   7 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 15:00  |   Winning time: 6m 26.8s

1st
3
5/1
T: Jennie CandlishJ: R P McLernon
Led before 2nd, jumped left 12th, soon ridden, not fluent next, headed 14th, struggling 4 out, rallied last, edged right, led towards finish, soon clear op 11/2
2nd
6
8
9/1
T: Miss C DysonJ: Jack Quinlan
Led until before 2nd, tracked leader, led 14th, headed 3 out, led again flat, headed towards finish tchd 10/1
3rd
3 ¼
6
5/1
T: Andrew MartinJ: M Hamill (5)
Chased leaders, not fluent 13th, ridden after 3 out, stayed on same pace from next op 4/1
4th
3
1
5/2
T: Miss V WilliamsJ: Charlie Deutsch (3)
Held up in rear, headway 5th, mistake next, went 2nd 15th, led 3 out, edged left before last, headed flat, no extra op 2/1

Also Ran

PU
2
20/1
T: J R CornwallJ: Lee Edwards
Chased leaders, lost place when hit 8th, struggling before not fluent 13th, behind 4 out, pulled up before 2 out op 16/1 tchd 25/1
PU
7
9/4f
T: Jack BarberJ: Nick Scholfield
Chased leaders, lost place 3rd, reminder 7th and 9th, behind 13th, tailed off 15th, pulled up after op 3/1
PU
9
12/1
T: B I CaseJ: Max Kendrick (7)
In rear, mistake 2nd, blundered 4th, pulled up before 9th op 20/1 tchd 10/1

Video Replay

Non-Runners

5
Show's Over44
Weight: 10-10|  Age: 6
T: Tim Vaughan  J: N P Madden
4
Armedandbeautiful19
Weight: 10-12|  Age: 9
T: T R Gretton  J: Stan Sheppard
Betting

Forecast

Clenagh Castle (9/4), Becauseshesaidso (5/2), Basford Ben (5/1), Midnight Mustang (5/1), Show's Over (8/1), Over My Head (9/1), Armedandbeautiful (10/1), Wish In A Well (12/1), That's The Deal (20/1)

Verdict
Only fairly modest material to work with here and it could well give BECAUSESHESAIDSO a good chance to get off the mark over fences. He ran a fair race on his penultimate outing and although he was beaten off this mark last time there hardly look to be any improving types lurking in this. That’s The Deal has to be respected on his form here although of late he’s looked held off this mark and it may well be that Clenagh Castle provides the most danger. He’s no world beater but his run last time out was better than it looks and his yard have already proved themselves adept with similar types from the point-to-point field. Midnight Mustang bids for a long awaited hat-trick but is likely to need the run and Basford Ben will need an easy lead to figure here and is much better suited to the track at Carlisle.
  1. Becauseshesaidso
  2. Clenagh Castle
  3. That's The Deal

Previous Winners

2016
Kapgarde King
Weight: 11-10  |Age: 5
Weight: 11-10  |  
Age: 5  |  
J: Page Fuller
  |  
T: Jamie Snowden
4/1
Prize Money
1st:
£3,574.00
2nd:
£1,049.00
3rd:
£525.00
4th:
£262.00

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