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16:10 Huntingdon

Autumn Mares' Only Handicap Hurdle (Part Of The Rht Winter Series) (Class E)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 110y
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • ¤0 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 56.60s
  • 8 Ran
1st
Silk -
3/1

    3rd
    Silk -
    5/1

      1
      Silk - WHITE, RED seams, RED and WHITE quartered cap

      Long Shot

      171
      3/1
      • Form 143F2-3
      • Age 6
      • Weight 11-12

      made all, ridden out

      2
      Silk - EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW striped sleeves, hooped cap
      • Form 143120-
      • Age 6
      • Weight 11-11

      tracked leaders, ridden and chased winner after 3 out, stayed on same pace

      3
      Silk - Yellow, Dark Blue hoops, Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue spots, Yellow cap

      Inchinnan

      179
      5/1
      • Form 043U/4
      • Age 6
      • Weight 11-11

      keen, in touch, chased winner after 3rd, ridden over 3 out, soon weakened

      4
      Silk - Red, Black spots, Red and Black halved sleeves

      Castanet

      200
      16/1
      • Form 246-
      • Age 4
      • Weight 11-7

      always in rear, weakened 4 out

      5
      Silk - Emerald green, orange hoops, white cap
      • Form P656-0
      • Age 5
      • Weight 11-7

      held up in rear, headway 3rd, ridden over 3 out, soon weakened and pulled up before 2 out

      6
      Silk - White, Dark Blue chevrons, checked sleeves and cap
      12/1
      • Form 0/1P100-
      • Age 7
      • Weight 11-6

      keen, held up, headway 3rd to track winner, ridden 5th, weakened soon after 3 out

      7
      Silk - Dark green, light green epaulets
      8/1
      • Form 1-
      • Age 4
      • Weight 11-4

      close up, ridden and weakened 5th, pulled up before 2 out

      8
      Silk - BLACK, EMERALD GREEN hoop, sleeves and cap
      20/1
      • Form 4R0-00P
      • Age 6
      • Weight 11-0

      held up, headway approaching 5th, ridden and weakened over 2 out

      In depth

      Verdict

      Another race featuring quirky customers but Long Shot has run well when fresh and we will chance her against Ask Me What and Inchinnan. It is not unfair to suggest that the Henderson factor has seen Long Shot sent off at considerably shorter odds than she might have been on the book but a literal interpretation of her form with Toulon Rouge suggests that she should have the measure of Venetia Williams' Ask Me What. Inchinnan will be fitter for a pipe-opener on the level. The mare is still a maiden over hurdles and is difficult to assess her on the bare bones of that form. Risk and Reward was the subject of much post-race speculation after her recent run at Bangor and first time headgear is applied here. Clifton Mist is exposed at selling grade over further while Castanet has shown little since spells on the flat for Sir Michael Stoute and William Haggas. Just Serenade was a fortuitous winner on her only hurdles start for Mick Ryan and will need to have improved in order to land today's prize. Comete Du Lac came to Britain with a lofty reputation over chase fences but failed to live up to it when with Micky Hammond. Connections will no doubt be hoping that Norma Macauley has discovered the key to her. We prefer the claims of Long Shot in the nightcap.