Huntingdon

  • 14:40 Tom Jones Memorial HTJ Centre Ltd Beginners' Chase2m 110y

  • Winner £5,653 2nd £1,660 3rd £830 4th £415
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 15.47s
  • Off time: 14:40:16
14:40 Huntingdon Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Elenika (FR) 8/13
2nd Rajdhani Express 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1421-27 Dark Blue, Red disc, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Boruler (IRE) 31
Distance Winner
6 11-1 D McCain Jnr Henry Brooke (3) 122 9/110.00
2 158/0- Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap Gorgehous Lliege (FR) 385
6 11-1 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 33/134.00
3 0P5/134 Black, White hooped sleeves, Red and White hooped cap Pindar (GER) 8
Distance Winner
8 11-1 B Curley D C Costello 66/167.00
4 20/058P- Brown, Orange sleeves, quartered cap Rajdhani Express 304
Distance Winner
5 11-1 N J Henderson Mr S Waley-Cohen (5) 2/13.00
5 3556-32 EMERALD GREEN and RED diabolo, WHITE sleeves, EMERALD GREEN diamonds, WHITE cap, RED diamond Elenika (FR) 191
4 10-7 P F Nicholls R Walsh 126 8/131.62
6 863424- Light Blue, Grey stars on sleeves, Light Blue cap, Grey star Refusal 287
4 10-7 Mrs Caroline Bailey T Messenger 66/167.00

Verdict

Boruler stopped quickly on his chasing bow at Hexham but looked in need of the run and should do better here. However, we still prefer ELENIKA with Paul Nicholls' grey having already shown promise over the larger obstacles in France, finishing a distant second in a Listed chase over a longer trip at Auteuil in May. Fellow four-year-old Refusal may need more time and Pindar is also best watched after finding little off the bridle on the Polytrack eight days ago. Gorgehous Liliege has been off for more than a year but Rajdhani Express would be interesting if back to his best as he ran well in a couple of hot handicaps over hurdles last winter.