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15:40 Market Rasen

Windsor Komatsu 30th Anniversary Handicap Hurdle (Class 3)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 1f 110y
  • Going: Good to Soft (Soft to Heavy in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £10,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 24.00s
  • Off Time: 15:40:49
  • 8 Ran
1
Silk - Light Blue and White stripes, Light Blue sleeves, White armlets, White cap, Light Blue diamond
33/1
  • Form 37/300F-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 117

held up towards rear, behind from 3rd, soon tailed off, pulled up before 5th

2
Silk - White, Dark Green stars on sleeves and cap
13/2
  • Form 124-518
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 113

held up in touch, headway to chase leaders 3 out, challenged next, ridden and switched left approaching last, stayed on

3
Silk - Dark Blue and Orange diamonds, Orange sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 329532/
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 113

chased leaders, led approaching 2 out, all out

4
Silk - Black, Grey chevrons on sleeves
7/2
  • Form 04P01-1
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 111

in rear, headway 4th, no impression from 3 out

5
Silk - Black, Orange triple diamond and sleeves, quartered cap
10/3
  • Form 9435-56
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 110

chased leader until lost place 5th, tailed off 2 out

6
Silk - Red, dark blue stars, white cap, dark blue stars
18/1
  • Form 44P45-4
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 105

held up, headway 4th, ridden next, soon beaten

7
Silk - Emerald Green, White cross belts and sleeves, striped cap
5/1
  • Form 2342-33
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-9
  • Official Rating 100

chased leaders, ridden approaching 2 out, stayed on from last

8
Silk - Yellow, Emerald Green cross belts, Emerald Green sleeves, Yellow armlets, quartered cap
14/1
  • Form 54-72U5
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 90

led, soon clear until after 3 out, headed approaching 2 out, weakened after last

In depth

Verdict

Mind How You Go may benefit from the assistance of Tony McCoy, and gets the vote over Muntami and Dishdasha to name but two. Mind How You Go has not jumped an obstacle since February 2005, having been campaigned on the level since coming back this year. Having defied an absence to score at Lingfield, he has taken on fair company since being stepped back up in trip, including at York in May, and now has his sights set on a hurdles career again. The booking of Tony McCoy very much catches the eye, and his class should see him run a big race. Muntami won on fast ground here the time before last, and showed that he does not mind cut when just touched off on the Flat at Newmarket six-days ago. He would prefer further, but the going will put the emphasis on stamina, and he is a leading player. Dishdasha was an easy winner at Uttoxeter but never got into it on faster ground at Hereford next time. He has to be given a chance to redeem himself as well, so goes on the short-list, but Fontanesi appears to have too much weight. For the selection we return to Mind How You Go.

Formwatch

Fontanesi (IRE) 5-2 (10-10) fell at the 2nd in race won by Visibility (10-8) at Towcester 2m 3f sll hdl (5) gd in Mar, 9 ran.

Dishdasha (IRE) 7-2fav (11-7) Took keen hold in rear, headway 5th, mistake 2 out, no impression after, 8th of 15, 15l behind Accumulate (10-0) at Hereford 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gf.

Mind How You Go (FR) 10-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, steady headway from 7th, chased winner under pressure after 3 out, no impression, 2nd of 10, 12l behind Migwell (10-9) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-130 (C) sft in Feb '05.

Muntami (IRE) 9-2 (11-2) Held up, headway approaching 3 out, led approaching 2 out, hit and headed last, rallied to lead again towards finish, driven out, won at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf in May beating General Smith (11-3) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.

Red Moor (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Held up, ridden after 3 out, stayed on from last, never near leaders, 6th of 15, 14l behind Accumulate (10-0) at Hereford 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gf.

Donovan (NZ) 10-3 (10-5) In touch, headway 7th, ridden to chase leading pair 3 out, weakened 2 out, 4th of 7, 6l behind Sky Warrior (11-12) at Hereford 3m 1f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gf in May.

Return Home 6-1 (11-3) Held up, headway 4 out, left 3rd 2 out, kept on same pace no impression, 3rd of 13, 13l behind Karo De Vindecy (10-1) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gf in May.

Dalriath 8-1 (11-1) Led until after 1st, chased leader until after 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 5th of 12, 13l behind Silverhay (12-0) at Stratford 2m amt hcp hdl (4) gf.