Nick Embiricos Memorial 2021 Handicap Chase 2m 3f 164y

  • (4yo+, 2m 3f 164y, Class 5, 7 runners)
  • Winner £3,295 2nd £1,518 3rd £759 4th £380 5th £350 6th £350 7th £350 8th £350
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 1.60s
  • Off time: 14:30:25
Full result
Result 14:30 Plumpton
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Salamanca School 16/5j
2nd 5 Auld Sod 22/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR
1 556-249
Black, red hooped sleeves and cap Raven's Tower (USA) 57
  • T:B Pauling
  • J:Luca Morgan
  • Form: 556-249
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 11-12b
  • OR: 100
11 166 11-12 b B Pauling Luca Morgan (5) 100
2 430212
Black, mauve epaulets, hooped sleeves, striped cap Chapati (FR) 33
  • T:J Coulson
  • J:Fergus Gregory
  • Form: 430212
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 100
7 166 11-12 J Coulson Fergus Gregory (3) 100
3 633-893
Purple and grey diamonds, yellow and orange striped sleeves, orange cap Salamanca School (FR) 15
  • T:W Greatrex
  • J:G Sheehan
  • Form: 633-893
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 95
4 151 10-11 W Greatrex G Sheehan 95
4 4F0424
Dark Blue and Brown (quartered), Emerald Green sleeves and cap Gaia Vallis (FR) 15
  • T:D G Bridgwater
  • J:Mitchell Bastyan
  • Form: 4F0424
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR: 83
5 149 10-9 D G Bridgwater Mitchell Bastyan (3) 83
5 43-1677
Light blue, black star, black sleeves, light blue armlets Auld Sod (IRE) 60
  • T:Cynthia Woods
  • J:Sean Houlihan
  • Form: 43-1677
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-9p
  • OR: 83
8 149 10-9 p Cynthia Woods Sean Houlihan (3) 83
6 217445
White, Emerald Green hoops, White sleeves, Emerald Green stars, Black cap Mawlood (IRE) 14
  • T:P W Middleton
  • J:Tabitha Worsley
  • Form: 217445
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-4
  • OR: 78
5 144 10-4 P W Middleton Tabitha Worsley (5) 78
8 9P07-
White, red stripe, red sleeves, white armlets, red cap Dr Jane 314
  • T:R Walford
  • J:James Best
  • Form: 9P07-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-0p
  • OR: 67
8 140 10-0 p R Walford James Best 67

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR
7 774P5P
Alburn 13
  • T:R J Armson
  • J:Phillip Armson
  • Form: 774P5P
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 69
11 R J Armson Phillip Armson 69

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2020   Hab Sab (IRE)
  • T:Mrs L C Jewell
  • J:D Crosse
8 10-2 Mrs L C Jewell D Crosse 13/2

In depth

Verdict

Chapati failed to land the odds off this mark at Kelso but need only run up to the form of an earlier victory at Stratford to go close here. The four-year-old SALAMANCA SCHOOL didn’t win over hurdles but has placed on several occasions and did score on the Flat when trained by Mark Johnston. If he takes to fences, he could be well treated. Gaia Vallis did win over the larger obstacles at Fontwell in March but is still 5lb higher.

Formwatch

Alburn50-1 (10-0) Held up last in touch, not fluent and reminders 14th, tailed off from 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, at Huntingdon 3m hcp (5) gd in Oct.

Salamanca School (FR)7-1 (11-8) Chased leader in clear 2nd, pressed leaders 2 out, every chance last, ridden and no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 5 1/4l behind Vocal Duke (11-12) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp (5) gs in Oct.

Auld Sod (IRE)8-1 (11-6) Mid-division, weakened 3 out, 7th of 8, 31 1/2l behind Lawtop Legend (10-10) at Stratford 3m 4f hcp (5) gd in Aug.

Raven's Tower (USA)16-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, headway 12th, weakened last, 9th of 14, 22 3/4l behind Head On (10-8) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp (5) gd in Aug.

Mawlood (IRE)6-1 (10-2) Mid division, bad mistake 3 out when making headway, weakened after 2 out, 5th of 9, 34 1/2l behind Representing Bob (10-5) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp (5) gs in Oct.

Chapati (FR)4-9fav (11-8) Led, jumped right, hit 4 out, not fluent 2 out, soon ridden and headed, held flat, 2nd of 3, 2 3/4l behind Authorizo (11-11) at Kelso 2m 1f hcp (5) gd in Sep.

Dr Jane33-1 (10-1) Contested lead, tracked leaders jumping 2nd, ridden in 6th 3 out, well beaten, 7th of 19, dist behind Glencoum Lass (10-5) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp (5) sft in Dec.

Gaia Vallis (FR)4-1 (11-0) Mid-division, went 3rd after 3 out, ridden 3 out, weakened after last, 4th of 8, 12 3/4l behind Vocal Duke (11-12) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp (5) gs in Oct.