13:35 Huntingdon

Tuesday 22 December 2020

All12:0512:3513:0513:3514:0514:3515:0515:35
  • Fitzdares Thanks Lily O'Shea This Christmas Handicap Hurdle
  • Class 4  |   2m 4f 145y  |   Soft (Heavy in places)  |   13 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 13:36  |   Winning time: 5m 22.1s
1st
2
511-12
5/2f
T: G L MooreJ: N F Houlihan (7)
Held up in rear, headway 4 out, mistake 3 out, challenged 2 out, led before last, came clear flat, readily op 4/1
2nd
4
11
9/1
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: Jonjo O'Neill Jr.
Prominent, not fluent 2nd, led 6th, headed before last, held by winner flat op 10/1
3rd
¾
10
10/1
T: B PaulingJ: Luca Morgan (7)
Held up in mid-division, mistake 1st, headway after 5th, not much room after 4 out, mistake 3 out, outpaced 2 out, not fluent last, stayed on flat, went 3rd towards finish op 15/2 tchd 7/1
4th
¾
3
25/1
T: Tim VaughanJ: Alan Johns
Mid-division, headway when not much room after 3 out, mistake 2 out and last, unable to challenge tchd 28/1
5th
1 ¼
4
8/1
T: F O'BrienJ: C Brace (3)
Tracked leaders on inside, every chance 2 out, one pace and held flat op 11/2
6th
3 ¼
6
4/1
T: O GreenallJ: Ross Turner (5)
Held up in mid-division, ridden 6th, effort after 3 out, no impression 2 out, mistake last
7th
11
9
13/2
T: M QuinnJ: Jack Quinlan
Chased leaders, outpaced 2 out, soon weakened op 7/1 tchd 15/2
8th
4 ½
1
511-12
16/1
T: K C BaileyJ: C Gethings
Held up in rear, mistake 2nd and ride rider lost iron briefly, well beaten after 3 out op 11/1
9th
31
15
33/1
T: Miss S SmithJ: G Sheehan
Always towards rear op 40/1
10th
14
7
40/1
T: G L MooreJ: David Noonan
Mid-division on outside, mistake 1st, headway before 4 out, weakened after next op 50/1

Also Ran

PU
5
9/1
T: J ScottJ: Matt Griffiths
Tracked leaders, took keen hold, weakened before 4 out, pulled up before 3 out op 11/1
PU
8
125/1
T: C HobsonJ: Tabitha Worsley (5)
Led until 6th, weakened after 4 out, pulled up before 3 out op 66/1 tchd 150/1
PU
12
20/1
T: A RalphJ: R T Dunne
Chased leaders on outside, challenged 6th, lost place before 2 out, pulled up before last op 16/1

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Non-Runners

13
Classic Tune21
Weight: 10-11|  Age: 10
T: Miss C Dyson  J: Charlie Hammond
NR
14
Ermyn's Emerald22
Weight: 10-3|  Age: 8
T: P Phelan  J: Non Runner
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£3.50Pl:£1.50, £3.00, £3.70EX:£33.20Trifecta:£288.70Tricast:£202.44SF:£25.14Swingers:£6.30, £6.90, £10.60

Forecasts

Zhiguli (5/2), Dragonfruit (4/1), Great Hall (13/2), Project Mars (8/1), Classic Tune (8/1), Frisco Bay (9/1), Malachys Girl (9/1), Shanroe Tic Tec (10/1), Adjourned (16/1), Ermyn's Emerald (16/1), Lady Sally (20/1), Bells Of Peterboro (25/1), Counteract (33/1), Espion De Saflo (40/1), Severus Alexander (125/1)

Verdict

DRAGONFRUIT made a winning chasing/handicap debut at Carlisle 9 days ago, presented with the sort of test he's bred to relish. This step up in trip looks sure to suit and he's taken to follow up quickly switched back over timber. Project Mars goes really well round here and he's an obvious danger having scored over C&D 6 weeks ago, ahead of Zhiguli and Shanroe Tic Tec.

  1. DRAGONFRUIT
  2. PROJECT MARS (IRE)
  3. ZHIGULI (IRE)

Prize Money

1st: £3,769.002nd: £1,107.003rd: £553.004th: £350.005th: £350.006th: £350.007th: £350.008th: £350.00

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