Victor Lucas Memorial Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f 139y

  • (4yo+, 2m 4f 139y, Class 3, 5 runners)
  • Winner £11,110 2nd £5,118 3rd £2,558 4th £1,281 5th £350 6th £350
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 15.50s
  • Off time: 14:43:34
Full result
Result 14:40 Market Rasen
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Ask Paddington 5/2f
2nd 3 Marajman 9 4/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR
1 31212-1
Black and White diamonds, Black sleeves, White stars, White cap, Black star Diligent (FR) (ex7) 8
  • T:N J Hawke
  • J:David Noonan
  • Form: 31212-1
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 12-7h
  • OR: 125
9 175 12-7 h N J Hawke David Noonan 125
2 P7670-2
PURPLE, YELLOW hoops and sleeves, YELLOW and PURPLE striped cap Ask Paddington (IRE) 12
  • T:R Menzies
  • J:Nathan Moscrop
  • Form: P7670-2
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-6h
  • OR: 117
8 160 11-6 h R Menzies Nathan Moscrop 117
3 4P234-1
White, Royal Blue chevron, Red sleeves and cap Marajman (FR) (ex7) 10
  • T:C & A Pogson
  • J:B S Hughes
  • Form: 4P234-1
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-3pt
  • OR: 107
8 157 11-3 pt C & A Pogson B S Hughes 107
4 0/12112-
Light blue, purple armlets Salley Gardens (IRE) 50
  • T:O Murphy
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 0/12112-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2pt
  • OR: 113
6 156 11-2 pt O Murphy Aidan Coleman 113
5 46021-6
Black, White hoops and sleeves, hooped cap Koi Dodville (FR) 19
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:T Scudamore
  • Form: 46021-6
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12b
  • OR: 117
4 152 10-12 b D Pipe T Scudamore 117

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2021   Fair Mountain (GER)
  • T:D Skelton
  • J:Harry Skelton
9 10-13 D Skelton Harry Skelton 7/1

In depth

Verdict

Diligent made all at Newton Abbot last week and has now won nine of his 37 races under Rules. He is giving a lot of weight to his rivals here, however, including fellow recent winner Marajman and Ask Paddington, who looked to be on the way back at Hexham 12 days ago when running an improver to half-a-length. SALLEY GARDENS steadily worked his way through the ranks last season. The ground is in his favour and he’ll strip fitter for his latest run at Wincanton. Koi Dodville steps up in trip after a disappointing effort when favourite at Hexham.

Formwatch

Ask Paddington (IRE)5-1 (11-10) In rear, headway to track leaders before 2 out, pushed along and pressed leaders home turn, led narrowly approaching last, soon headed, stayed on but held towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Vintage Fizz (11-10) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp (4) gs in May.

Marajman (FR)22-1 (11-11) In touch in mid-division, closed from 4 out, challenged after next, led and edged left before last, stayed on well, won at Southwell 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in May beating Stratton Oakmont (11-8) by 3 1/2l, 12 ran.

Salley Gardens (IRE)7-2 (11-8) Midfield, headway to chase leaders 3 out, led 2 out, ridden and joined last, mistake last, headed on run in, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind The Raven's Return (10-9) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp (4) gd in Mar.

Diligent (FR)13-8fav (11-9) Made all, hit 4 out, ridden before 2 out, forged clear 2 out, ran on and eased towards finish, comfortably, won at Newton Abbot 2m 2f hcp (3) gd in May beating Chapmanshype (12-0) by 7 1/2l, 5 ran.

Koi Dodville (FR)11-8fav (10-11) Held up in mid-division, briefly shaken up halfway, ridden 2 out, some headway when firmly driven approaching final flight, weakened gradually on flat, 6th of 9, 8l behind Drumconnor Lad (11-12) at Hexham 2m hcp (3) gd in Apr.