Huntingdon

  • 13:20 Equimark Horseboxes Handicap Chase2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £1,819 2nd £534 3rd £267 4th £134
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 22.80s
  • Off time: 13:22:42
13:20 Huntingdon Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Oscar Close (IRE) 11/2
2nd Sambelucky (IRE) 3/1
3rd Carrig An Uisce (IRE) 11/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 853-4FP Red, dark green stars, white sleeves Oscar Close (IRE) 30
7 11-12 George Baker T E Whelan (7) 99 11/26.50
2 P3P-213 Maroon, white epaulets, white sleeves, maroon diamonds, maroon and white quartered cap Free Speech 25
Beaten Favourite
9 11-11 bt Jim Best T Scudamore 98 5/23.50
3 3-55646 Dark Blue, Pink stars, diamonds on sleeves Carrig An Uisce (IRE) 18
11 10-12 v1 Mrs A E Brooks A Tinkler 85 11/112.00
4 435F13 Orange, Black triple diamond and armlets Sambelucky (IRE) 22
7 10-9 b K G Reveley J Reveley 82 3/14.00
5 P5-F334 Purple, pink cross belts, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Royaume Bleu (FR) 31
7 10-7 A M Hales Paul Moloney 80 6/17.00
6 8/032-9F Royal blue, red epaulets, royal blue sleeves, red spots, red cap Big Bertie (IRE) 11
8 10-7 Miss A M Newton-Smith A Thornton 80 6/17.00
7 45P564 Emerald Green and White diamonds, Orange sleeves and cap Feeling Peckish (USA) 12
8 10-0 t M C Chapman Alice Mills (7) 61 80/181.00
8 5P4U9P- Yellow, black chevrons, striped cap Rester Vrai (FR) 285
7 10-0 J R Cornwall Joseph Cornwall (7) 58 40/141.00

Verdict

SAMBELUCKY won over hurdles at Catterick last month but has been a big disappointment over fences so far, finding little when push comes to shove. This will be his first start over the larger obstacles on soft ground, however, and that could just help him to open his account. Free Speech may be the danger as he's proving a consistent sort over fences, though he was well beaten on similar going at Plumpton last time. Carrig An Uisce seems a light of former days but Royaume Bleu wasn't beaten far at Uttoxeter in November and appeared to find 3m1f too far at Folkestone next time.