14:41 Huntingdon

Thursday 20 February 2020

All13:4114:1114:4115:1115:4116:1116:41

Betway Handicap Hurdle

Class 5  |   2m 4f 145y  |   Heavy  |   18 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 14:41  |   Winning time: 5m 44.3s
Weighed In
1st
10
7/2f
T: F O'BrienJ: P J Brennan
Chased leaders, close 2nd after 4 out challenged and went right last, ridden and stayed on run-in, led final 100 yards op 4/1
2nd
1 ¼
17
8/1
T: T R GeorgeJ: J J Burke
Towards rear, bit closer on inside in mid-division before 4 out, headway chasing leaders before next, went 2nd close home tchd 15/2
3rd
½
16
20/1
T: P G MurphyJ: M D Grant
Chased leaders, led after 3rd, ridden before 2 out, mistake 2 out, joined last, hung left run-in, headed 100 yards out, lost 2nd close home op 16/1
4th
½
13
9/1
T: K C BaileyJ: David Bass
Mid-division, headway chasing leaders 3 out, ridden and outpaced before next, rallied from last, kept on well run-in op 8/1
5th
6
4
20/1
T: Mrs J MasonJ: Mr G Disney (7)
Held up towards rear, headway on outside chasing leaders after 4 out, plugged on
6th
4 ¾
9
12/1
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: Adrian Heskin
Mid-division, closer on outside chasing leaders after 4 out, weakened between last 2
7th
13
7
8/1
T: P PhelanJ: Sean Houlihan (3)
Chased leader until 2nd, chased leaders, 2nd again before 6th until after 4 out, chased leaders, ridden and weakened quickly after 3 out op 10/1
8th
19
3
10/1
T: N B KingJ: Bryony Frost
Held up towards rear, closer on inside into mid-division, approaching 6th, weakened before 4 out op 14/1
9th
2 ¼
1
20/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Chased leaders on inside, weakened before 3 out
10th
8
6
511-9
40/1
T: H D DalyJ: T J O'Brien
Always towards rear, never a factor, tailed off
11th
6 ½
11
33/1
T: J G CannJ: Nick Scholfield
Always behind, never a factor, tailed off

Also Ran

PU
2
7/1
T: A RalphJ: L Treadwell
Chased leaders, mistake and lost place 5th, behind next, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out tchd 15/2
PU
5
12/1
T: J L FlintJ: C Brace (3)
Mid-division, ridden after 4 out, soon lost place, behind and pulled up before 2 out op 10/1
PU
8
25/1
T: P R WebberJ: G Sheehan
Led until after 3rd, chased leaders, weakened quickly before 6th, tailed off next, pulled up before 2 out
PU
12
9/1
T: M BlakeJ: Tom Cannon
Chased leaders, awkward 3rd, pushed along and lost place before 3 out, behind and pulled up before 2 out op 8/1
PU
14
20/1
T: B PaulingJ: Luca Morgan (7)
Always towards rear, hampered flat after 6th, never a factor, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out op 22/1
PU
15
40/1
T: Jennie CandlishJ: David Noonan
Raced wide in touch, weakened quickly before 6th, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out op 50/1
UR
18
22/1
T: David DennisJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Held up and behind, closer in mid-division when stumbled and unseated rider on flat after 6th op 25/1

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Betting

Forecast

Project Mars (7/2), Butler's Brief (7/1), Say The Word (8/1), The Premier Celtic (8/1), Pond Road (9/1), Tis Fantastic (9/1), Very Intense (10/1), Skylanna Breeze (12/1), With Pleasure (12/1), Galtee Mountain (20/1), Ninth Wave (20/1), Elton Des Mottes (20/1), Raise Your Shades (20/1), Nothing Man (22/1), Winged Affair (25/1), Queen Of The Court (33/1), Milesha (40/1), Dapa Lad (40/1)

Verdict

PROJECT MARS showed good form when placed on his debut for this yard last time out and he can go one better than when finishing runner-up that day. The selection represents a good yard and he can get the better of Very Intense who also finished runner-up on his most recent outing. Third place can go the way of the four-year-old Say The Word who receives weight from all bar one of his rivals and should appreciate this step up in distance.
  1. Project Mars
  2. Very Intense
  3. Say The Word

Previous Winners

2019
Hear The Chimes
Weight: 11-10  |Age: 10
Weight: 11-10  |  
Age: 10  |  
J: Sam Twiston-Davies
  |  
T: S A Harris
12/1

Prize Money

1st: £3,574.002nd: £1,049.003rd: £525.004th: £350.005th: £350.006th: £350.007th: £350.008th: £350.00

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