Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle 2m 3f 110y

  • (5yo+, 2m 3f 110y, Class 2, 4 runners)
  • Winner £15,640 2nd £4,620 3rd £2,310 4th £1,155 5th £578 6th £290
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 5.00s
  • Off time: 13:33:02

Full Result

13:30 Ascot
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 3 Un Temps Pour Tout (IRE) D Pipe 5 11-8 T Scudamore 40/85f
SP 40/85f Tracked leader, challenged 5th, not fluent 7th, led after 3 out, soon clear, very easily opened 8/11 £400-£500 £1600-£2200 £800-£1100(x2) £1000-£1500
2nd 16 1 Cole Harden (IRE) W Greatrex 5 11-8 t G Sheehan 11/4
SP 11/4 Kept wide, led, went left 3rd, not fluent 7th, headed after 3 out, soon no chance with winner opened 5/2
3rd 28 5 Our Pollyanna (IRE) A King 7 10-7 R Thornton 20/1
SP 20/1 Held up in last, headway when not fluent 7th, not fluent 3 out, soon ridden and beaten, weakened before next opened 16/1
4th 29 2 Irish Cavalier (IRE) Miss R Curtis 5 11-8 B J Geraghty 8/1
SP 8/1 Tracked leaders, pushed along after 7th, not fluent next, weakened 3 out opened 7/1
NR 4 Brave Vic (IRE) G L Moore 6 11-0 J E Moore

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £1.50 Straight Forecast £2.27 Exacta £2.00 Trifecta £8.60

Placepot £129.30, Pool: £166908.31, 942.07 winning tickets
Quadpot £30.40, Pool: £10806.67, 262.85 winning tickets

Analysis

UN TEMPS POUR TOUT was all the rage for this step up in trip and drop in class after an encouraging second in graded company on his British debut and he didn't disappoint with a facile success. How good this £450,000 purchase is or can be remains to be seen but he came right away to win as he liked in testing conditions. His only entry at the Cheltenham Festival is in the Neptune Novices' Hurdle for which his yard also have leading fancy Red Sherlock but that race would appear to be the obvious target for him rather than the handicaps and his chance there must be respected for all that the bare form of his two runs in England leaves him with plenty to find. The well-regarded Cole Harden spoiled his chance by repeatedly jumping out to his left which raises questions as to whether he performed to his best and he looked out on his feet at the finish but the winner did have his every move covered at every stage of the race. Irish Cavalier, unbeaten in four starts since his debut, was beaten too far out to think that he gave his running while Our Pollyanna was facing a stiff task and ran about as well as could have been expected in the circumstances. She showed a good level of form in bumpers in Ireland and there was sufficient promise on her hurdling debut in November and again here to believe that she can win more races when faced with a more suitable opportunity.