Download The All New freebets.co.uk 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 2m 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 110y, Class 4, 11 runners)
- Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
- Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 5.60s
- Off time: 14:10:34
|1st||1 Diamond King||2/5f|
|3rd||7 Themanfrom Minella||5||4/1|
Diamond King (IRE) 26
|6||166 11-12||D McCain Jnr||J M Maguire||2/5f|
Daylan (IRE) 27
|6||159 11-5||T Coyle||D C Costello||25/1|
First Lad 235
|7||159 11-5||N J Pomfret||C O'Farrell||200/1|
Grand Gigolo (FR) 26
|5||159 11-5||Ian Williams||Rob McCarth (5)||200/1|
I Got Power 22
|5||159 11-5||K G Reveley||J Reveley||25/1|
Themanfrom Minella (IRE) 19
|5||159 11-5 t||B I Case||D A Jacob||4/1|
Trillerin Minella (IRE) 20
|6||159 11-5||G McPherson||Wayne Hutchinson||33/1|
|5||159 11-5 h||J M Jefferson||B Hughes||9/1|
Vermouth Bleu (FR) 20
|5||159 11-5||Jonjo O'Neill||A P McCoy||14/1|
Viacometti (FR) 21
|5||159 11-5||T R George||P J Brennan||50/1|
Ifits A Fiddle 65
|5||152 10-12 t||R T Phillips||R Johnson||33/1|
||6||1112||J P Ferguson||Non Runner||123||NR|
DIAMOND KING suffered a shock defeat when long odds-on at Bangor last time but would have won had he not crashed through the last and almost come down. That was his first defeat in four starts under Rules and Donald McCain's promising novice can bounce back here granted a clear round. New Year's Eve, a top-class performer in bumpers, took six attempts to get off the mark over hurdles and then turned in a shocker when favourite for a handicap at Musselburgh last time. He's best watched again here as he may have his own ideas about the game. Themanfrom Minella and Uppingham both tackle hurdles for the first time and may need further in time. But they are worth monitoring for further reference and preferred to Vermouth Bleu and Viacometti of the others.
New Year's Eve 7-2fav (10-9) Held up towards rear and keen, never dangerous, 8th of 14, 33l behind Strongpoint (11-2) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl (2) sft.
Diamond King (IRE) 2-7fav (11-5) Tracked leaders in 3rd, pushed along 3 out, led 2 out, ridden before and blundered badly last, soon headed and not recover, one pace towards finish, 3rd of 15, 2 1/4l behind Masquerade (10-9) at Bangor 2m 1f nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.
Uppingham 5-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear and keen, headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace and no chance with clear pair, 3rd of 8, 12l behind Stellar Notion (11-2) at Bangor 2m 1f NH flat (6) gs in Dec.
Themanfrom Minella (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Took keen hold chasing leaders, went 2nd inside final 6f until over 4f out, chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened soon after, 6th of 9, 12l behind Seven Nation Army (11-4) at Ascot 2m Listed NH flat (1) sft in Dec.
I Got Power 3-1 (11-4) Keen early, mid-division, chased leaders over 4f out to over 2f out, soon weakened, tailed off, 6th of 10, 42l behind Beatu (11-4) at Catterick 2m NH flat (6) gd in Dec.
Trillerin Minella (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Always behind, 11th of 14, 44l behind Call The Cops (11-0) at Towcester 2m mdn hdl (5) sft in Dec.
Vermouth Bleu (FR) 40-1 (11-0) Mid-division, outpaced 3 out, never near leaders, 7th of 14, 25l behind Call The Cops (11-0) at Towcester 2m mdn hdl (5) sft in Dec.
Grand Gigolo (FR) 100-1 (10-12) Towards rear, struggling before 5 out, 13th of 15, well behind Masquerade (10-9) at Bangor 2m 1f nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.
Ifits A Fiddle 20-1 (10-5) Always behind, pulled up, in a race won by Captain Cutter (10-12) at Kempton 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gs in Nov, 9 ran.
Viacometti (FR) 100-1 (11-0) Not always fluent, in touch, pushed along and weakened after 4 out, 17th of 22, well behind Josses Hill (11-0) at Newbury 2m mdn hdl (4) sft in Dec.
First Lad 20-1 (12-0) Held up; lost tch 9; pu 12, in a race won by Big Ed (12-0) at Fitzwilliam (Milton) 2m 4f ptp gd in May, 13 ran.
Daylan (IRE) 11-2 (11-0) Close up, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 14, 23l behind Seldom Inn (11-0) at Newcastle 2m NH flat (6) gd in Dec.