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15:30 Huntingdon

Smarkets Handicap Hurdle (Div 2) (Class 4)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 7f 171y
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £9,400 added
  • Winner: £5,198
  • 2nd: £1,526
  • 3rd: £763
  • 4th: £382
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 10.60s
  • Off Time: 15:30:46
  • 10 Ran
1

Alberta (IRE)

13 v D
9/2
  • Form: 24/626-1
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-13
  • Official Rating: 116
  • Trainer: Suzi Best
  • Jockey: J E Moore

held up in mid-division, headway 5th, not fluent 3 out, driven before next, stayed on one pace

2
16/1
  • Form: 29/11P-P
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Official Rating: 115
  • Trainer: Mrs S Leech
  • Jockey: R Johnson

held up in mid-division, headway on outside 5th, challenged 2 out, led last, clear flat, ran on well, comfortably

3
  • Form: F1-9614
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-10
  • Official Rating: 113
  • Trainer: P Henderson
  • Jockey: P J Brennan

led until after 3rd, not fluent and led again from 4th, mistake 3 out, headed last, no impression flat

4
  • Form: 0375-1
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-9
  • Official Rating: 112
  • Trainer: J W Mullins
  • Jockey: Kevin Jones

mid-division, closed after 3 out, ridden and stayed on same pace from 2 out

5
  • Form: 44-5511
  • Age: 14
  • Weight: 11-6
  • Official Rating: 109
  • Trainer: A Blackmore
  • Jockey: Kevin Dowling

tracked leaders, pushed along after 5th, ridden and weakened after 3 out

6
  • Form: 135
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-3
  • Official Rating: 115
  • Trainer: N J Hawke
  • Jockey: S Bowen

tracked leaders, lost place before jumping right 2 out, weakened

7
18/1
  • Form: 187U77
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-2
  • Official Rating: 105
  • Trainer: D P Quinn
  • Jockey: Aidan Coleman

held up in mid-division, not fluent and in rear 3 out, mistake 2 out

8
33/1
  • Form: 633-2F8
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-13
  • Official Rating: 102
  • Trainer: D Skelton
  • Jockey: Harry Skelton

held up in last pair, not fluent 5th, well beaten 3 out

9
6/1
  • Form: 63-2437
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Official Rating: 101
  • Trainer: S A Harris
  • Jockey: Jack Quinlan

behind, plugged on after 3 out, no impression

10
  • Form: 6658
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-5
  • Official Rating: 103
  • Trainer: J R Boyle
  • Jockey: M Goldstein

tracked leader, challenged after 3rd, led before next, soon headed, 5th and weakening 2 out

In depth

Verdict

Doitforthevillage is potentially well treated over hurdles but has never won over the smaller obstacles and had every chance last time at Newbury. Bryony Frost steered Alberta to a surprise victory at Kempton earlier this month but he’s gone up 6lb and this race may come soon enough after a lay-off. GARDE FORESTIER has his first run away from Wincanton but this track is similar in nature and he can double his tally on his first start for a new stable. Hear The Chimes could grab a place and Level Of Intensity also has a squeak but four-times course winner Occasionally Yours may find this too short returning from a short break.

Formwatch

Alberta (IRE) 25-1 (11-8) Raced wide and held up in mid-division, headway on outside chasing leaders 4 out, led approaching 2 out, ridden and kept on well from last, won at Kempton 2m hcp (4) sft in Feb beating No Hiding Place (11-10) by 2l, 13 ran.

Birch Hill (IRE) 66-1 (10-7) Always towards rear, lost touch 3 out, tailed off when pulled up before last, at Cheltenham 2m 1f hcp (2) hvy in Jan.

Doitforthevillage (IRE) 6-1 (11-5) Held up in mid-division, good headway on outside chasing leaders before 3 out, hung left and one pace next, 4th of 12, 13 1/4l behind Friday Night Light (11-3) at Newbury 2m hcp (4) sft in Jan.

Garde Forestier (FR) 16-1 (12-6) In touch, headway before 2 out, led before last, kept on well, won at Wincanton 1m 7f hcp (4) sft in Nov beating Dalaman (12-1) by 2 1/4l, 5 ran.

Occasionally Yours (IRE) 9-4 (10-1) Tracked leader, pressed leader 3 out, led soon after next, ridden out gamely, won at Fakenham 2m 4f hcp (5) gs in Nov beating Serenity Now (10-11) by 1 3/4l, 3 ran.

Level Of Intensity (IRE) 9-1 (11-4) Raced wide, tracked leading pair, led after 1st, mistake next, headed before 3rd, chased leader until 5th, outpaced after 3 out, soon weakened, last of 5, 31 1/4l behind Crucial Moment (11-8) at Sandown 2m (3) hvy in Jan.

Stonecoldsoba 50-1 (11-11) Always towards rear, never on terms, 7th of 18, 32 1/4l behind Broken Quest (11-9) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp (4) sft in Feb.

Spader (IRE) 14-1 (11-6) Took keen hold, always towards rear, weakened from 4 out, last of 8, dist behind The Dubai Way (12-7) at Warwick 2m hcp (4) sft in Feb.

Hear The Chimes 14-1 (11-10) Behind, headway before 2 out, one pace in 5th, no impression, 7th of 13, 11 3/4l behind Ardmayle (12-0) at Leicester 2m hcp (4) hvy in Jan.

First Quest (USA) 25-1 (10-7) Slightly hampered 1st, soon chasing leaders, jumped slowly 6th, weakened before next, 8th of 10, dist behind Distingo (11-4) at Plumpton 2m mdn (4) sft in Jan.