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14:10 Huntingdon

Freebets.co.uk Irish Grand National Free Bets Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 5f 110y
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £5,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 0.40s
  • Off Time: 14:16:01
  • 8 Ran
1
Silk - Red, Dark Blue chevron, Emerald Green sleeves, Yellow and Purple quartered cap
6/1
  • Form 10-8507
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 110

held up in last, raced keenly, headway approaching 7th, chased winner 3 out, every chance from 2 out, soon hung right, no extra towards finish

2
Silk - Light Blue, Maroon stars and armlets
  • Form 367414
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 107

chased leader, led after 7th, pressed from 2 out, soon edged right, stayed on well under pressure flat

3
Silk - Yellow, light green striped sleeves, red cap
10/1
  • Form 5P-78P0
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 100

prominent, close 3rd 3 out, soon ridden, weakening when jumped right 2 out

4
Silk - Emerald Green, Royal Blue hoop and armlets, quartered cap
9/1
  • Form 0-96444
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 100

held up, headway approaching 7th, not fluent 3 out, soon weakened

5
Silk - Dark Blue, Light Blue star, stars on sleeves and star on cap
9/2
  • Form 626212
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 107

left in lead 1st, not fluent 3rd, pushed along after 5th, headed after 7th, not fluent 3 out, weakened approaching 2 out, tailed off

6
Silk - Mauve and Purple stripes, Purple sleeves, Mauve cap, Purple star
  • Form 8F0551
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 96

held up, jumped left, dropped rear and not going well after 5th, no impression after, went moderate 4th before last

7
Silk - Maroon, Mauve cap
  • Form 8P-86P6
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-4
  • Official Rating 88

led until jumped slowly and unseated rider 1st

8
Silk - White, Royal Blue stars, Royal Blue sleeves, White diamonds, Red cap
  • Form 07700
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 70

in touch, closed 7th, soon pushed along, weakened before 3 out, tailed off

9
NR
16/1
  • Form P064P8
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 66

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In depth

Verdict

SPANISH CRUISE looks unexposed enough to improve further in this sphere and has the call to land back to back victories ahead of Gunnadoit and Leo's Quest. The pick from Andrew Turnell's yard took one of these last time out and has only been penalised four pounds by the assessor. He kept on well that day so the extra furlong should suit and the form lines have been franked by both the second and fourth placed horses. Gunnadoit is a consistent sort who followed up an easy win over course and distance two starts back with a runner's up spot under this mark last time out. That said he was well beaten and the rating does look on the high side but he does handle fast going. Leo's Quest looks well treated on handicap debut and could well improve for this company. It will be interesting to see how he handles the expected quick conditions though. Molly's Garden was a winner of a Novice Handicap on her penultimate start but looks a little high in the weights so we opt for Spanish Cruise.

Formwatch

Share Option 50-1 (10-0) Always in rear, 7th of 12, 30l behind Great Approach (10-9) at Bangor 3m hcp hdl 0-140 (2) gd in Mar.

Mollys Garden (IRE) 9-1 (11-5) Held up mid-division, headway 6th, ridden 3 out, held approaching 2 out, 4th of 14, 19l behind Cockatoo (11-6) at Lingfield 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.

Thehonourablelady 50-1 (10-10) Mid-division, struggling from 6th, 10th of 18, 34l behind Lady Pilot (11-7) at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Dec.

Leo's Quest 16-1 (11-1) Mid-division, chased leaders after 4 out, soon ridden and no impression, weakened from next, 4th of 11, 36l behind Sir Tantallus Hawk (11-8) at Newcastle 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.

Gunnadoit (USA) 3-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, not fluent 4th, pushed along before 6th, chased winner approaching 3 out and close up, weakened flat, 2nd of 5, 10l behind Petrus De Sormain (10-13) at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in Mar.

Spanish Cruise (IRE) 11-2 (11-0) Mid-division, headway after 7th, ridden after 3 out, led and mistake last, kept on, won at Wincanton 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd in Mar beating Dreams Jewel (10-11) by 3/4l, 14 ran.

Petite Pistolet (IRE) 8-1 (10-1) Hampered 1st, always towards rear, well beaten before 3 out, 6th of 13, 45l behind Tooka (10-8) at Towcester 2m 3f Ladies sell hdl (5) gd in Mar.

Ukrainian Star (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Mid-division, lost place before 3 out, 11th of 12, well behind Princeful (11-5) at Fakenham 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Jan.

Tuatara Bay (IRE) 10-1 (10-0) Held up, chased leaders approaching 4 out, weakened approaching next, 8th of 11, well behind Oscar Trial (10-3) at Newcastle 2m 4f 4yo cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Mar.