Racecards

13:10 Warwick

bathstore.com Northampton Beginners' Chase (Class 4)

  • 4 Runners
  • Distance: 2m
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £5,300 added
  • Winner: £3,444
  • 2nd: £1,011
  • 3rd: £506
  • 4th: £253
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 0.00s
  • Off Time: 13:12:24
  • 4 Ran
1
Silk - Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap
4/7
  • Form 11/
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-0

pulled hard, jumped right, led, clear from 4th, 15 lengths ahead when mistake 3 out, only 1 1/2 lengths up and looking vulnerable when fell 2 out

2
Silk - Pink, Dark Blue chevrons, hooped sleeves, Pink cap
  • Form 8/7930-2
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 115

tracked leader from 2nd, 15 lengths down 3 out, staying on well and only 1 1/2 lengths down when left well clear 2 out

3
Silk - Black, Yellow chevron, Black sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap
100/1
  • Form 0-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-0

pulled hard, prominent until approaching 3rd, last from 5th, soon behind, blundered 4 out

5
Silk - Purple, large Yellow spots, Yellow spots on Purple sleeves and cap
16/1
  • Form 11308-4
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-1

held up, went 3rd from 5th, blundered 8th, left 2nd when hampered 2 out, no chance with winner

4
NR

Tom O'Tara

248 CD
  • Form 257236-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-0

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

EL MONDO hasn't raced for over two years but won both starts over hurdles in France and won't have to be anything special to score on his chasing debut for powerful connections. George Nympton is the only one of these with experience over fences and he didn't shape too badly when a well-beaten second at Exeter. He makes more appeal than modest hurdlers Tom O'Tara and Lady Willa, while Henry's Hero has shown nothing so far in bumpers or on the Flat.

Formwatch

El Mondo (FR) (10-7) won at Auteuil(FR) 2m 2f hdl hvy in Nov '09 beating Vie D'artiste (10-3) by 2l, 14 ran.

George Nympton (IRE) 6-1 (11-1) Tracked winner, close up 4 out, ridden and beaten approaching 2 out, well held when mistake last, 2nd of 7, 11l behind Easter Meteor (11-1) at Exeter 2m 1f beg chs (4) sft in Nov.

Henry's Hero 33-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, ridden 5f out, hung left and toiling 5f out, tailed off, 12th of 15, well behind Rudanphast (11-8) at Hereford 2m 1f NH flat (6) gf in Aug '10.

Lady Willa (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Led, joined 3rd, ridden and headed soon after 3 out, weakend 2 out, 4th of 6, 17l behind Looks Like Slim (10-12) at Plumpton 2m 4yo hdl (4) gf in Apr.

Tom O'Tara 11-1 (10-12) Led, clear 6th until after 8th, headed 3 out, 5th and beaten when hung left after 2 out, weakened flat, 6th of 12, 23l behind Havingotascoobydo (11-7) at Ludlow 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gd in Mar.