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16:10 Bangor-on-Dee

David Higham Memorial Hunters' Chase (Class 6)

  • 5 Runners
  • Distance: 3m 110y
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £1,150 added
  • Winner: £757
  • 2nd: £233
  • 3rd: £116
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 27.10s
  • Off Time: 16:10:46
  • 5 Ran
1
7/2
  • Form: F33P02
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 12-8
  • Official Rating: 121
  • Trainer: Philip Rowley
  • Jockey: Mr W Kinsey

held up, not fluent 9th, outpaced from 11th, well beaten 4 out

2
  • Form: F11-13F
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 12-4
  • Trainer: Mrs A R Hewitt
  • Jockey: Mr G Crow

took keen hold, tracking leaders 2nd, led 9th, slightly hampered by loose horse and headed next, hit 14th, mistake when winner getting away 3 out, closed last, outpaced flat

3
13/2
  • Form: P775/21
  • Age: 13
  • Weight: 12-0
  • Official Rating: 128
  • Trainer: Mrs S Cadwallader
  • Jockey: Miss L M Turner

led until after 3rd, left in lead 8th, headed next, not fluent and outpaced from 11th, weakened 3 out, mistake 2 out

5
11/1
  • Form: U-332F4
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 12-0
  • Trainer: Miss K Arthur
  • Jockey: Jack Sherwood

prominent, led after 3rd, mistake and unseated rider 8th

6
10/11
  • Form: F0-3P11
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 12-0
  • Official Rating: 130
  • Trainer: Miss S Duckett
  • Jockey: Mr Nicholas Wakefield

always prominent, led 10th, clear 3 out until last, shaken up and asserted to go clear again flat

4
NR
  • Form: 05511/4-
  • Age: 12
  • Weight: 12-0
  • Official Rating: 104
  • Trainer: Mrs V Dobbin
  • Jockey: Mr J Dawson

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

Leading Man was a decent sort a couple of years ago but it remains to be seen if he's retained all of his ability after injury and a lengthy lay-off. THAT'S RHYTHM has a terrific record over C&D and comes here off the back of a couple of wins in point-to-points. He looks the one to beat as Idole First was a lucky winner at Bitterley two weeks ago and Surenaga, who has been taking on better company, has to concede weight to all of his rivals. Pistolet Time is very lightly-raced but fell between the flags last time and it remains to be seen if that has affected his confidence.

Formwatch

Surenaga (IRE) 10-11 (12-7) (cp) held up; went 2nd 4 out; unable qckn flat, 2nd of 3, 3/4l behind Little Rocker (12-0) at Sandon 3m ptp gd.

Pistolet Time (IRE) 6-5 (12-7) 2nd when fell 14, in a race won by Owenacurra (12-0) at Whittington 3m ptp gd, 3 ran.

Idole First (IRE) 9-2 (12-0) Prom til outpcd 15; lft in ld last; ro game, won at Bitterley 3m ptp gd beating Hollow Ranger (12-0) by 6l, 9 ran.

Lough Cully (IRE) 14-1 (12-0) Alw pr, disp, not qckn 3out, ko onepce, 4th of 16, 12l behind Onefortheroad Mac (12-0) at Maralin 3m ire ptp sft in Mar.

That's Rhythm (FR) 4-5 (12-7) Trckd ldrs; led 3 out; easy, won at Garthorpe 3m ptp gf in Mar beating Menchikov (12-0) by 10l, 9 ran.

Leading Man (IRE) 6-4fav (11-9) Held up in rear, headway 10th, led 12th, went right and headed last, looked uncomfortable when eased towards finish, 4th of 7, 2 1/4l behind Keepitsecret (12-6) at Uttoxeter 3m hts chs (6) gd in May '10.