Huntingdon

  • 14:30 John Bigg Oxo Handicap Chase2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Soft (Good to Soft in places back straight)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 19.50s
  • Off time: 14:30:59
14:30 Huntingdon Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Denali Highway (IRE) 6/1
2nd Sir Frank (IRE) 10/1
3rd Oscar Davy (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 5P55-51 Emerald Green, Red star, White sleeves, Red stars, Red cap Denali Highway (IRE) 55
Nag me
6 11-12 Mrs Caroline Bailey A Thornton 115 6/17.00
2 2116/94 Dark blue, beige cross belts, striped sleeves, quartered cap Sir Frank (IRE) 22
Nag me
8 11-12 D Pipe Kieron Edgar (7) 115 10/111.00
3 33-2843 Red, Royal Blue stars, White sleeves and cap Oscar Davy (IRE) 19
Nag me
7 11-11 P J Hobbs R Johnson 114 4/15.00
4 3-32744 Royal blue and orange diabolo, orange sleeves, royal blue armlets and diamond on orange cap Prince Buster (FR) 14
Nag me
10 11-11 t T Symonds Felix de Giles 114 7/18.00
5 23-2313 Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap Mentalist (FR) 62
Nag me
5 11-10 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 115 9/25.50
6 1/42-P59 Emerald Green, Mauve disc and sleeves, Orange and White check cap Mr Muddle 27
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-9 Miss S West M Goldstein 112 50/151.00
7 1P-0578 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Master Milan (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-9 Jonjo O'Neill R P McLernon 112 50/151.00
8 0P7433 Purple, white star, purple sleeves, white stars, purple cap, white star Cruchain (IRE) 40
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
10 11-5 D Burchell Christian Williams 108 12/113.00
9 5P-823P Purple, pink chevrons and sleeves, purple cap Whispering Jack 218
Nag me
8 11-4 p K Burke C O'Farrell (3) 107 16/117.00
10 563/444 Dark Green, White chevrons, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green cap, White star Grey Missile 43
Nag meBeaten Favourite
8 11-4 J Scott Nick Scholfield 107 11/26.50
11 02PP86 Emerald Green, Orange hoops, checked sleeves, quartered cap Take Of Shoc's (IRE) 19
Nag me
9 11-2 Mrs S Leech Paul Moloney 105 50/151.00
12 1-84F65 EMERALD GREEN, red sash, halved sleeves, red cap Arctic Watch 11
Nag me
8 11-0 J G Cann T J O'Brien 103 20/121.00
Non runners
1343-2314Join The Navy810-0Mrs K A BuckettM D Grant87

Verdict

Cruchain was placed in better company at Kempton last time and is unquestionably well handicapped on his best form. He should be thereabouts while Mentalist won at Ludlow before finishing third at Ascot and is another having his sights lowered. There should be more to come from Sir Frank and Oscar Davy but Prince Buster has disappointed since finishing second to Golden Chieftain at Worcester in October, though has the beating of Master Milan on that run. DENALI HIGHWAY is lightly-raced but jumped well when winning by seven lengths at Leicester in December. Apart from Join The Navy, the weights are fairly compacted in this and the six-year-old can score again.