Nick Hancock Half Century Handicap 1m 6f 44y

  • (4yo+, 1m 6f 44y, Class 3, 6 runners)
  • Winner £6,750 2nd £3,169 3rd £1,585 4th £792
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 1.82s
  • Off time: 16:52:58
Full result
Result 16:50 Salisbury
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Dancing Harry 17/2
2nd 4 Diamond Bay s.h 4/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR
1 21116/7-
Dark Blue and Pink diabolo, chevrons on sleeves, Pink cap, Dark Blue diamond Salsada (IRE) 70
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:Ben Robinson
  • Form: 21116/7-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-11pt
  • OR: 92
5 137 9-11 pt B Ellison Ben Robinson 92
2 32-1313
Grey, Black triple diamond and sleeves, Yellow cap Celtic Art (FR) 107
  • T:J Scott
  • J:Jim Crowley
  • Form: 32-1313
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-9
  • OR: 90
5 135 9-9 J Scott Jim Crowley 90
3 214227-
Yellow, large Black spots and spots on cap Praiano (GER) 257
  • T:R Varian
  • J:Andrea Atzeni
  • Form: 214227-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-8
  • OR: 89
4 134 9-8 R Varian Andrea Atzeni 89
4 12-1804
Maroon, royal blue cross belts Diamond Bay 33
  • T:T Ward
  • J:R Kingscote
  • Form: 12-1804
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 85
4 130 9-4 T Ward R Kingscote 85
5 657-253
Orange and Dark Blue stripes, Orange cap Dancing Harry (IRE) 11
  • T:R A Teal
  • J:James Doyle
  • Form: 657-253
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-1t
  • OR: 82
5 127 9-1 t R A Teal James Doyle 82
6 412-112
Light Blue, Maroon disc and spots on cap Super Superjack 31
  • T:M F Harris
  • J:William Carver
  • Form: 412-112
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-1p
  • OR: 82
5 127 9-1 p M F Harris William Carver (3) 82

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2021   Nuits St Georges (IRE)
  • T:D Menuisier
  • J:S M Levey
6 9-8 D Menuisier S M Levey 9/4

In depth

Verdict

Dancing Harry is a winner over the trip and wasn't beaten far in a Sandown handicap last time. Celtic Art won two Class 2 handicaps over 1m4f at Lingfield at the beginning of the year but was well beaten on his only start over this trip. SUPER SUPERJACK (NAP) completed a double over 2m in the spring before just failing to overhaul Evaluation at York. He's 3lb higher but still looks well enough treated to go in again. Praiano has no problems with the trip though a long absence is a concern while Salsada has been an odds-on failure in recent runs over hurdles. Diamond Bay has yet to prove he stays this far.

Formwatch

Dancing Harry (IRE)7-2 (9-10) Held up, ridden 3f out, headway out wide approaching final furlong, every chance inside final furlong, kept on but never going pace of winner, 3rd of 7, 3/4l behind High Wells (9-5) at Sandown 1m 6f hcp (4) gf in Jun.

Diamond Bay11-1 (9-9) Held up in rear, ridden over 3f out, ran on final furlong but never a factor, 4th of 8, 5 3/4l behind Aggagio (8-11) at Goodwood 2m hcp (4) sft in May.

Super Superjack3-1fav (9-6) Held up towards rear, switched right and headway over 2f out, went 2nd and hung left from over 1f out, stayed on, 2nd of 17, 1/2l behind Evaluation (9-5) at York 2m hcp (4) gd in May.

Salsada (IRE)1-2fav (11-0) Prominent, pressed leader under home turn, pushed along and outpaced 2 out, kept on same pace from last, 2nd of 9, 5 1/2l behind Carn A Chlamain (10-6) at Southwell 2m (4) gd in Apr.

Praiano (GER)10-1 (9-1) Off the pace towards rear, never on terms, 7th of 13, 14 1/2l behind Surrey Gold (8-10) at York 1m 6f hcp (2) sft in Oct.

Celtic Art (FR)9-2 (8-10) Led, ridden 2 lengths clear 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Clap Your Hands (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (2) pol in Mar.