Daily Nicholls Festival Column On Betfair Handicap Hurdle 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, Class 3, 10 runners)
  • Winner £4,293 2nd £1,261 3rd £630 4th £315
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 43.10s
  • Off time: 14:30:49

Full Result

14:30 Wincanton
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 10 The Cayterers A W Carroll 9 10-8 Lee Edwards (5) 9/1
SP 9/1 Held up in touch, took keen hold, closed after 6th, led 2 out, clear last, eased towards finish opened 6/1
2nd 2 Robin Will (FR) P F Nicholls 6 11-10 Nick Scholfield 15/2
SP 15/2 Tracked leaders, took keen hold, pecked 1st, pushed along after 6th, hung left after 2 out, went 2nd last, no chance with winner opened 9/1
3rd 2 5 Tom O'Tara R Dickin 7 11-0 C Poste 15/2
SP 15/2 Took keen hold, led, ridden and headed 2 out, 3rd and stayed on same pace last opened 8/1
4th 5 4 Forest Rhythm (IRE) J W Mullins 7 11-1 Jimmy Derham (3) 6/1
SP 6/1 Held up in rear, headway after 6th, went 4th 2 out, no impression on leaders, one pace opened 8/1
5th 19 1 Midnight Opera N P Mulholland 5 11-12 M J Quinlan (7) 15/2
SP 15/2 Tracked leaders, ridden after 6th, weakened 2 out opened 13/2 £1600-£200
6th 10 9 Bun Oir (USA) C E Longsdon 4 10-9 p1 T J O'Brien 7/1
SP 7/1 Prominent, ridden after 6th, weakened approaching 2 out opened 8/1
7th nk 8 Rayon Vert (FR) P J Hobbs 6 10-10 t R Johnson 10/1
SP 10/1 Held up in mid-division, not fluent 2nd or 5th, no impression approaching 2 out opened 9/1
PU 6 Ajman (IRE) Evan Williams 6 10-12 t Paul Moloney 9/1
SP 9/1 Prominent, lost place 5th, blundered next, pulled up before 2 out
PU 3 Aragall (GER) George Baker 6 11-6 A Tinkler 20/1
SP 20/1 In rear, not fluent 6th, lost touch after 6th, pulled up before 2 out
UR 7 No To Trident J L Flint 6 10-11 R P Flint 5/1f
SP 5/1f Held up towards rear, headway on outside when blundered 6th, soon ridden and lost place, 5th and no chance with leaders when mistake and unseated rider last opened 11/2

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £10.10 Tote Place £3.80 £2.30 £2.20 Straight Forecast £72.21 Exacta £88.80 Swingers 1&2 £32.50, 2&3 £10.50, 1&3 £17.60

Jackpot £9,904.16 carried forward to Ayr, 11th Mar
Placepot £417.90, Pool: £69881.87, 122.07 winning tickets
Quadpot £26.40, Pool: £4494.11, 125.6 winning tickets