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Wed, 16th May 2012
Steadfast Scotland Novices' Handicap Chase, 2m 4f 110y
8 Runners (5YO plus) (Class 4) Total Prize Fund - £7000

No/Draw/Horse (days since last run)
Age colour sex, Sire - Dam (Damsire)
Wearing Details

Offical Rating

Forecast Price*

1 Bocamix (FR) (36F, 26J)
6 gr g Linamix (FR) - Bocanegra (FR) (Night Shift (USA))
8P1013- Mrs Helen Sinclair
Tongue strap


Ryan Mania
A Crook

He has won three hurdle races at 2m on good to soft and soft ground. Third of 11 behind Marino Prince beaten 5l at 5-1 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Southwell over 2m (soft) last month.

2 Latin Connection (IRE) (810F, 91J)
6 b g Soviet Star (USA) - Via Verbano (IRE) (Caerleon (USA))
210549- Pircan Partnership
Tongue strap


Mr B G Crawford (7)
S R B Crawford

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m 7f on good ground. Well beaten at 10-1 behind Bow School when 9th of 14 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Kelso over 2m 2f (good to soft) in February.

3 Eyre Apparent (IRE) (39J)
7 ch g Turgeon (USA) - Miss Poutine (FR) (Chamberlin (FR))
2PP076- Mr Sandy Seymour
Cheek pieces


P Buchanan
Miss Lucinda V Russell

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m 6f on good ground. Well beaten at 28-1 behind Grandads Horse when sixth of 10 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Haydock over 2m 4f (good) last month.

4 Rawaaj (GB) (279F, 12J)
6 ro g Linamix (FR) - Inaaq (Lammtarra (USA))
354P2-4 Tim & Miranda Johnson Partnership
Blinkers, Tongue strap


J M Maguire
D McCain Jnr

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m 1f on soft ground. Well beaten at 13-8fav behind Onefourfun when last of 4 on his latest outing in a chase at Bangor over 2m 1f (good to soft) earlier this month.

5 Karinga Queen (IRE) (5J)
8 ch m Karinga Bay (IRE) - Ceolbridgequeen (IRE) (Executive Perk)
PP/665-5 Vincent Holton


T J Murphy
G Elliott

Placed in two chases from 18 starts. Finished 13l behind High Talk when fifth of 14 at 8-1 on her latest outing in a chase at Downpatrick over 2m 7f (good) earlier this month.

6 Ballymacduff (IRE) (53J)
8 b g Strategic Choice (USA) - Ashpark Rose (IRE) (Roselier (FR))
245609- Mr George A Charlton
Tongue strap


Jan Faltejsek
G A Charlton

A winner of a hurdle race at 3m on good to firm ground, but that win was over two years ago. Well beaten at 28-1 behind Scotswell when 9th of 13 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Kelso over 2m 6f (good) in March.

7 Arrow Barrow (IRE) (48J)
7 b g Moscow Society (USA) - Miss Nee (IRE) (Strong Gale)
41F8P3- Mr John Wade


K Renwick
J Wade

Successful in a hurdle race and a NH flat race at 2m on good and soft ground. Third of 7 behind Sambelucky beaten 18l at 13-2 on his latest outing in a chase at Newcastle over 2m (good) in March.

8 Fog Patches (IRE) (23J)
6 br g Oscar (IRE) - Flash Parade (Boreen (FR))
56535P- Sunny Days
Cheek pieces


C I Gillies
Miss Lucinda V Russell

Placed in a chase from eight starts. Pulled up 4 out when 7-2fav at Hexham over 3m 1f (heavy) in a chase won by Tipsy Dara last month on his latest outing.

Race Verdict

Bocamix has been in decent form over hurdles this year, winning two of his five starts, and makes plenty of appeal now sent chasing, but KARINGA QUEEN is preferred representing a Gordon Elliott stable who do particularly well with their runners here. The Karinga Bay mare emerged with plenty of credit when fifth in a 2m7f chase on her debut for this yard at Downpatrick last Friday and she is entitled to strip fitter for that first run in over three months. Rawaaj isn't the most consistent but would have a chance if finding top gear.

Selection: Karinga Queen        Danger: Bocamix        Alternative: Rawaaj
* These are prices forecast by PA Sport Ltd. and are to be used only as a guide to the betting market.
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