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13:30 Huntingdon

Fitzdares Racing Welfare Handicap Hurdle (Class 3)

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 7f 171y
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £21,118 added
  • Winner: £12,512
  • 2nd: £3,696
  • 3rd: £1,848
  • 4th: £924
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 51.10s
  • Off Time: 13:33:03
  • 11 Ran
2nd
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3rd
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1
Silk - Dark Green, White chevrons, Red sleeves, Dark Green and White hooped cap

Fransham

37 D
9/2
  • Form R211-01
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 128

looked to be reluctant to race and lost many lengths, well behind until latched on rear of field 5th, weakened after 3 out, eased

2
Silk - Emerald green, white cross of lorraine, red sleeves and cap
15/2
  • Form F-21228
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 128

held up, headway 5th, ridden before 2 out, weakened approaching last

3
Silk - Dark blue, pink hoops, chevrons on sleeves, dark blue cap
  • Form 1-11
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-11
  • Official Rating 127

mid-division, headway 5th, went 2nd after 3 out, challenged 2 out, soon bumped and led, awkward and headed last, stayed on, led again towards finish

4
Silk - Cardinal red and white stripes, black cap

Diamond Gait

36 t D
11/1
  • Form 8/1410-5
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 126

chased leaders, slightly outpaced before 2 out, rallied flat, stayed on, just held

5
Silk - Beige, pink cross belts and sleeves, pink and beige quartered cap

Magic Dancer

31 pt D
7/1
  • Form 7223-64
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 126

held up in rear, headway approaching 3 out, mistake and led last, headed towards finish

6
Silk - Black, orange chevron, armlets and diamond on cap
  • Form 13F-355
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 125

held up in rear, ridden 3 out, headway 2 out, never on terms

7
Silk - Dark green, orange diamond, diamonds on sleeves, dark green cap, orange diamond

New Agenda

4 p DCD
25/1
  • Form P01-44P
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 123

led until after 1st, chased leader until after 3 out, beaten next

8
Silk - White, black sleeves, white armlets, red cap
  • Form 50/35F-8
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 117

towards rear, jumped left 2nd, in touch 5th, weakened before 3 out

9
Silk - EMERALD GREEN and PURPLE (quartered), PURPLE sleeves, EMERALD GREEN armlets
  • Form 452253
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 115

looked to be hampered start and lost many lengths, always tailed off

10
Silk - Pale Blue, Campbell Tartan hooped sleeves, Yellow cap
33/1
  • Form 124174
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 115

led after 1st, clear next until 5th, jumped left 2 out, soon bumped rival and headed, no extra towards finish

11
Silk - Royal Blue, Red star, White sleeves, Red stars, Royal Blue cap, Red star

Great Hall

35 CD
25/1
  • Form 438/29-2
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 115

chased leaders, mistake 3 out, soon one pace and beaten

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Tea Clipper will probably start favourite to extend his unbeaten record after a couple of fairly routine wins in novice company. There should be more to come but this will be a more searching test of his abilities. Diamond Gait was out of her depth in the Dawn Run at Cheltenham in March and also on her reappearance at Wetherby but she makes her handicap debut today. Ferrobin is also back in the right grade and Fransham won with a bit in hand at Wetherby and is clearly useful. It’s a while since MAGIC DANCER got his head in front but he was repeatedly denied a run in a bunch finish at Newbury and has been dropped a further 2lb since – he may be the pick of the weights.

Formwatch

Fransham 17-2 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 3 out, went 2nd going well next, led before dived at last, kept on well run-in, won at Wetherby 2m hcp (3) gs in Nov beating Flegmatik (11-10) by 2 1/2l, 12 ran.

Ferrobin (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Held up, pushed along and weakened 3 out, 8th of 9, dist behind Not So Sleepy (10-5) at Ascot 2m hcp (2) sft in Nov.

Tea Clipper (IRE) 8-11fav (11-5) Hit 1st, always prominent, led 3 out, stayed on well, won at Kempton 2m (4) gd in Nov beating Chasamax (10-12) by 3 3/4l, 10 ran.

Diamond Gait 10-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened before 3 out, 5th of 8, 23 3/4l behind Lady Buttons (11-4) at Wetherby 2m lst (1) sft in Nov.

Magic Dancer 9-2 (11-4) Chased leading trio, pushed along before 2 out, outpaced last, stayed on well towards finish, 4th of 8, 2 1/2l behind Zanza (11-12) at Newbury 2m hcp (3) gs in Nov.

Havana Hermano (IRE) 18-1 (10-12) In touch, ridden 3 out, headway next, not trouble leaders, 5th of 13, 24l behind Highly Prized (10-9) at Huntingdon 2m hcp (3) gd in Nov.

New Agenda 33-1 (9-7) Led early, prominent, ridden over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, 9th of 14, 10 1/2l behind Lord Halifax (9-1) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (5) pol in Dec.

Chelsea Flyer (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, weakened after 3 out, 8th of 9, 36 1/2l behind Haafapiece (11-11) at Huntingdon 2m hcp (3) gs in Nov.

Farmer Boy (IRE) 9-2 (11-6) Tracked leaders, lost place and in touch 3rd, ridden and headway approaching 2 out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 5 3/4l behind Sleep Easy (11-0) at Taunton 2m 3f (5) gd in Nov.

Hallings Comet 25-1 (10-6) Led, hit 4th, joined 3 out, ridden and headed turning in, left with every chance last, ridden and no impression with front pair flat, lost 3rd towards finish, 4th of 13, 10 1/4l behind Benny's Bridge (11-3) at Cheltenham 2m hcp (3) gs in Oct.

Great Hall 7-1 (11-6) Mid-division, headway 4 out, chased winner before 2 out, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 10, 17l behind Ballyellis (11-2) at Huntingdon 2m (5) gd in Nov.