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13:50 Wincanton

Higos Insurance Services Platinum Handicap Chase (Jockey Club Grassroots Jumps Series Qualifier) (Class 3)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 5f
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
  • £12,500 added
  • Winner: £7,820
  • 2nd: £2,310
  • 3rd: £1,155
  • 4th: £578
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 39.00s
  • Off Time: 13:51:24
  • 8 Ran
1
Silk - Black, Yellow seams and sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 133-6PP
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 130
  • Trainer N A Twiston-Davies
  • Jockey Sam Twiston-Davies

led until headed after 13th, mistake when weakening 4 out, soon pulled up

2
Silk - Emerald Green, Red star, White sleeves, Red stars, Red cap
  • Form 5111-23
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 128
  • Trainer Mrs Caroline Bailey
  • Jockey A Thornton

tracked leaders in 3rd, mistake 4th, reminder 12th, weakened before 3 out

3
Silk - Red, White sleeves, Black stars, White cap
  • Form PF1P-60
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 127
  • Trainer Miss V Williams
  • Jockey L Treadwell

tracked leader, led after 13th, clear from before 2 out

4
Silk - Maroon, white chevron, maroon sleeves, white stars, maroon cap, white stars
  • Form 11-6146
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 126
  • Trainer D Skelton
  • Jockey Harry Skelton

held up mid-division, ridden before 3 out, chased winner from 2 out, no impression

5
Silk - Red, Black chevron, Black and Red striped sleeves

Falcon Island

21 p C
22/1
  • Form 4-68P54
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 124
  • Trainer C L Tizzard
  • Jockey J Tizzard

always towards rear, weakened from 11th, tailed off, pulled up before 3 out

6
Silk - Mauve and white check, white sleeves, mauve armlets
  • Form 2/P84-02
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 120
  • Trainer V R A Dartnall
  • Jockey Jack Doyle

tracked leaders in 4th, went 3rd before 11th, went 2nd from 13th, challenged before 3 out, lost 2nd from next, one pace

7
Silk - Aquamarine, Black cap
10/1
  • Form U411F-P
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-9
  • Official Rating 113
  • Trainer A J Honeyball
  • Jockey R Thornton

in rear, went 5th before 3 out, never dangerous

8
Silk - Maroon, White chevron, White sleeves, Maroon stars, White cap, Maroon star
  • Form R37-7P3
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-5
  • Official Rating 109
  • Trainer P Henderson
  • Jockey T J O'Brien

held up towards rear, headway before 3 out to go 3rd, weakened before next

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

On reflection, the 3m2f of the Mandarin at Newbury last time may have been a shade too far for DENALI HIGHWAY. Caroline Bailey's gelding won twice over this trip last season and has improved since so there's no reason why he won't go close again. The others arrive in indifferent form with Frontier Spirit, Benny's Mist and Falcon Island particularly disappointing so far this term. Forest Walker did win at Uttoxeter, when favourite Marie Des Anges was pulled up, in November but has been well beaten in two starts since. Paddy The Stout probably needs to have his sights lowered but Mic's Delight has dropped to a fair mark judged on his second at Taunton, however, and could be a danger.

Formwatch

Frontier Spirit (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Mid-division, ridden 7th, weakened after 11th, pulled up before 5 out, in a race won by Renard (11-7) at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp chs (2) hvy in Dec, 11 ran.

Denali Highway (IRE) 4-1 (11-11) Tracked leaders, left 3rd at 6th, went 2nd 13th, pushed along before 4 out, ridden and lost 2nd 2 out, kept on same pace and no impression in 3rd, 3rd of 7, 10l behind Financial Climate (10-9) at Newbury 3m 2f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft in Dec.

Bennys Mist (IRE) 20-1 (10-1) In touch, closed 8th, mistake 12th, hit 14th (foinavon), lost place 16th, (valentines), well beaten when mistake last, 11th of 22, 25l behind Chance Du Roy (10-6) at Aintree 3m 2f hcp chs G3 (1) sft in Dec.

Forest Walker (IRE) 9-2 (11-0) Held up in touch, headway 11th, mistake next, went 2nd 4 out, driven and lost 2nd before 2 out, weakened 2 out, 6th of 9, 23l behind Ma Filleule (11-9) at Kempton 3m hcp chs 0-145 (2) sft in Dec.

Falcon Island 5-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, outpaced 4 out, 4th of 5, 17l behind Lord Of House (11-4) at Wincanton 2m hcp chs 0-130 (3) hvy in Dec.

Mic's Delight (IRE) 9-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, went 2nd 11th, challenged and every chance when stumbled 2 out, soon held, 2nd of 6, 7l behind Theatrical Star (11-12) at Taunton 2m 7f hcp chs 0-130 (3) hvy in Dec.

Marie Des Anges (FR) 11-4fav (11-7) Took keen hold and held up in last pair, good headway to track leaders approaching 8th, led narrowly next until approaching 4 out, weakened quickly before next and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Forest Walker (11-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Nov, 7 ran.

Paddy The Stout (IRE) 7-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, struggling from halfway, 3rd of 5, 15l behind Lord Of House (11-4) at Wincanton 2m hcp chs 0-130 (3) hvy in Dec.