Have Your Christmas Party Here Amateur Riders' Novices' Hurdle 2m 7f 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 7f 110y, Class 4, 12 runners)
  • Winner £3,120 2nd £968 3rd £484 4th £242
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 48.95s
  • Off time: 14:10:59

Full Result

14:10 Exeter
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 5 Masters Hill (IRE) C L Tizzard 7 11-4 Mr M Legg (7) 5/4f
SP 5/4f In touch, headway to 3rd at 5th, left 2nd next, challenged from 3 out, led before last, stayed on well to go clear flat opened 6/4 £1300-£800 £600-£400
2nd 5 4 Lumpys Gold P F Nicholls 5 11-4 Mr W Biddick 7/2
SP 7/2 Took keen hold tracking leaders, went 2nd 3rd, led 5th, ridden and joined 3 out, ridden and headed before last, stayed on same pace flat opened 5/2
3rd 10 9 Wither Yenot (IRE) B I Case 6 11-4 Mr M J P Kendrick (7) 25/1
SP 25/1 Took keen hold and held up towards rear, mistake 5th, headway when left in 3rd at 6th, no chance with leading duo when went left 2 out opened 28/1
4th 4 3 Kastani Beach (IRE) J W Mullins 7 11-4 Miss Alice Mills (5) 12/1
SP 12/1 Held up rear of mid-division, headway approaching 4 out, pushed along in 5th before hit 3 out, hit 2 out, went modest 4th soon after opened 18/1
5th 7 2 Hare In A Round (IRE) Miss R Curtis 5 11-4 Mr F Mitchell (3) 14/1
SP 14/1 Raced wide in mid-division, wandered and lost place approaching 5th, headway approaching 4 out, chased leading pair before 3 out, driven after 3 out, weakened between last 2 opened 16/1 touched 12/1
6th 12 1 Degenerate (FR) J Scott 6 11-4 Mr C Gethings (7) 20/1
SP 20/1 Held up towards rear, headway approaching 4 out, ridden and weakened before next opened 25/1
7th 8 6 Native Brian (IRE) J Scott 7 11-4 t1 Miss V Wade (7) 50/1
SP 50/1 Chased leaders, weakened before 4 out, no chance when went badly left and blundered 2 out
8th 12 7 Sava Bridge (IRE) P Henderson 6 11-4 Mr G Branton (7) 100/1
SP 100/1 Jumped slowly 1st, never going in rear, reminders and struggling 7th, tailed off
9th 23 10 Anchoretta Eyre (IRE) F M O'Brien 7 10-11 Mr H Beswick (7) 66/1
SP 66/1 Relctant to race, tailed off throughout
PU 11 Hearditbefore (IRE) M Sheppard 5 10-11 p Mr Stan Sheppard (7) 66/1
SP 66/1 Led until 5th, chased leader, injured and pulled up quickly after next opened 50/1
F 12 Lady Oaksey R H Buckler 7 10-11 Mr E Barrett (7) 200/1
SP 200/1 Chased leader until 3rd, chased leaders until lost place after 5th, soon behind, tailed off when tired fall 2 out
UR 8 Un Ami (FR) Nick Williams 5 11-4 Mr Chester Williams (7) 3/1
SP 3/1 Towards rear when blundered and unseated rider 3rd opened 7/2

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £3.10 Tote Place £1.10 £1.40 £3.70 Straight Forecast £5.86 Exacta £10.20 Trifecta £145.60 Swingers 1&2 £2.90, 2&3 £10.30, 1&3 £11.00

Placepot £132.00, Pool: £68814.65, 380.42 winning tickets
Quadpot £39.00, Pool: £4694.34, 89.05 winning tickets

Analysis

Colin Tizzard: "He was rated 137 from one run last year in a novice chase, but then he had a stress fracture of his splint bone. Although we got him back in in February, we were never going to run him again. I've been saying all morning he's too fat and we'll just give him a run around. He's a seven-year-old but he's only had five runs and he's just a heavy horse. His hurdling was accurate and it was good for young Mikey (Legg) because he's worked for us for a few years now. That might be what he is, but he'll come on for the experience. The idea of coming for this race was that he'd probably have to run at Cheltenham in a handicap off 137 so we just wanted a few quiet runs. He's obviously got an engine. He could be all right."