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19:50 Great Leighs

Weatherbys Printing Handicap (Class 5)

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 6f
  • Going: Standard
  • Surface: Polytrack
  • £5,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 5.19s
  • Off Time: 19:51:05
  • 11 Ran
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3rd
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1(10)
Silk - Black, White hooped sleeves, Red and White hooped cap
  • Form 0-52144
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 75
  • Trainer A P Stringer
  • Jockey T P Queally

mid-division, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out

2(3)
Silk - Dark Blue, Red Cross of Lorraine, White sleeves, White cap, Red star

Dayia (IRE)

17 BF
6/1
  • Form 4344
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-11
  • Official Rating 72
  • Trainer J Pearce
  • Jockey J M O'Dwyer

close up, always travelling well, ridden 2f out, led entering final furlong, stayed on

3(2)
Silk - Light Blue and White stripes, White sleeves, Light Blue seams
  • Form 325424
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-9
  • Official Rating 70
  • Trainer C Hills
  • Jockey Michael Hills

in touch, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out

4(5)
Silk - Dark Green, White spots, sleeves and spots on cap

War Anthem

21 b
50/1
  • Form 3-06107
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 69
  • Trainer J R Boyle
  • Jockey P Cosgrave

mid-division, lost action 2f out, soon eased and pulled up

5(11)
Silk - ORANGE, EMERALD GREEN sash, EMERALD GREEN and WHITE check sleeves and cap
  • Form 411333
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 75
  • Trainer J Jay
  • Jockey L Morris

held up, lost place over 4f out and dropped to rear, ridden over 3f out, kept on under strong pressure final furlong

6(1)
Silk - WHITE, BLACK chevron, BLACK sleeves, WHITE stars, BLACK cap, WHITE star
  • Form 353335
  • Age 9
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 66
  • Trainer Miss T Spearing
  • Jockey Jim Crowley

steadied start, held up towards rear, wide and short lived effort 2f out

7(7)
Silk - Black, Black and White diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 2167-12
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 65
  • Trainer S C Williams
  • Jockey William Carson

slowly into stride, in rear, headway to track leaders over 4f out, ridden and one pace final 2f

8(8)
Silk - Dark Blue, Grey diamonds on sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Grey star
6/1
  • Form 6-35623
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 64
  • Trainer H J Collingridge
  • Jockey J F Egan

in touch, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace

9(6)
Silk - WHITE, brown sash, emerald green cap
  • Form 0/403
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 63
  • Trainer E J O'Neill
  • Jockey C Catlin

tracked leader, ridden and every chance from 2f out, driven to chase winner inside final furlong, stayed on

10(9)
Silk - Royal Blue, Light Blue seams and armlets, Mauve cap
28/1
  • Form 5-05420
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 61
  • Trainer M H Tompkins
  • Jockey P Mulrennan

held up in rear, pushed along over 2f out, never near leaders

11(4)
Silk - Light Green, Red hoops, Red cap

Weybridge Light

7 b BFCCD
2/1
  • Form 221112
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 68
  • Trainer E Griffin
  • Jockey Dane O'Neill

led, ridden over 2f out, headed entering final furlong, no extra

In depth

Verdict

SPECIAL PEARL is put forwards ahead of the in-form Weybridge Light and Dayia. Eoghan O'Neill's runner made a satisfactory start to her career for a new trainer when beaten under two lengths into third over ten furlongs at this track just a week ago. She has plenty of stamina in her pedigree so should see out this trip well enough and she looks capable of winning races from her present mark. Weybridge Light is 19lbs higher than when winning at Tramore in October but looks capable of better yet as his latest defeat may have been due, in part, to the decision not to adopt the tactics that had worked well on his previous outing. Dayia won a Listed bumper at Sandown and looks capable of winning races on the level as well. She's on a fair mark and is an honest sort who's unlikely to be far away but Special Pearl is selected to come home in front.

Formwatch

Faith And Reason (USA) Evensfav (11-5) Chased winner to over 1f out, ridden and soon weakened, 4th of 11, 11l behind Laish Ya Hajar (11-1) at Newmarket 1m 2f amt hcp 0-80 (5) gf in Jul.

Dayia (IRE) 5-2fav (9-6) Behind, headway to chase leader over 3f out, no impression when switched left 1f out, ran on towards finish, not reach leaders, 4th of 13, 1l behind Master At Arms (9-6) at W'hampton 2m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.

Potentiale (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) In touch, ridden 3f out, one pace final 2f, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Nobelix (9-9) at W'hampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.

War Anthem 33-1 (9-6) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 7th of 9, 8l behind Action Impact (9-4) at Great Leighs 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.

Graylyn Ruby (FR) 4-1 (8-11) In touch 4th, chased leaders in 3rd over 2f out, soon ridden, effort over 1f out, stayed on to close on leaders well inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Cape Colony (9-0) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp (4) pol.

Fourth Dimension (IRE) 12-1 (9-12) Held up towards rear, headway and hung right from 2f out, stayed on final furlong, not reach leaders, 5th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Colonel Flay (9-9) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.

Little Carmela 6-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 3l behind Nobelix (9-9) at W'hampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.

Baan (USA) 12-1 (8-10) With leader, led 8f out, headed 5f out, chased leader after, driven to lead narrowly over 1f out, soon headed, one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Azabu Juban (8-6) at Great Leighs 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.

Special Pearl (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Close up, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Vine Street (9-5) at Great Leighs 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.

Top Tiger 8-1 (9-3) Pulled hard mid-division, improved 4f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 10, 18l behind Weybridge Light (8-10) at Great Leighs 1m 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.

Weybridge Light 7-4fav (8-0) In touch, chased leader 7f out, led 5f out, headed narrowly over 1f out, driven to lead again 1f out, headed final 100 yards, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Azabu Juban (8-6) at Great Leighs 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.