Huntingdon

  • 15:40 Connolly's Red Mills Horsecare Novices' Handicap Chase3m

  • Winner £3,054 2nd £897 3rd £448 4th £224
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 43.50s
  • Off time: 15:40:53
15:40 Huntingdon Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Pingaro De La Vire (FR) 9/4
2nd Musical Wedge 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 111-163 Red, Brown sleeves and cap Pingaro De La Vire (FR) 43
Distance Winner
9 11-12 G R I Smyly Mr D Maxwell (7) 105 9/43.25
3 06450-0 Purple and Pink diamonds, Pink sleeves, Purple armlets, Purple cap Somewhatinevitable (IRE) 13
7 11-7 P R Webber S P Jones 100 13/27.50
4 76-3U24 Dark Blue, Dark Blue and Red diabolo on sleeves, Red cap Musical Wedge 32
Beaten Favourite
8 11-2 Miss C Dyson Nick Scholfield 95 3/14.00
5 2383-33 Emerald Green, Black cross belts, Yellow sleeves and cap Kilcascan 32
Distance Winner
8 10-8 Mrs R Gasson Miss Hannah Watson (7) 87 5/16.00
6 134804 White, pink disc, hooped sleeves Gemini Jim (IRE) 60
Distance Winner
7 10-4 v1 B G Powell A Tinkler 83 7/24.50
Non runners
2314604Minella Bliss (IRE)711-12Mrs N S EvansPeter Hatton105

Verdict

Nothing jumps off the page in an uninspiring contest but MUSICAL WEDGE has shown up well at Towcester the last twice and should stay three miles around this easier track. He has the potential to improve over fences and holds Pingaro De La Vire on Towcester running behind Ballyegan. There's was only just over a length between them that day but the selection is much better off at these weights and should confirm the form. Minella Bliss didn't do too badly behind Brackloon High on his chasing debut whilst the 'dark horse' is Somewhatinevitable. Paul Webber's charge has only shown bits and pieces of form over timber but looks much more of a chaser and this isn't the toughest of introductions to the larger obstacles.