15:15 Newton Abbot Fri 21 September 2018

  • Happy 60th Birthday Chris Cross Novices' Hurdle (Class 4)
  • 2m 167y, Good to Soft (Soft in places)
  • 8 Runners
  • Winner£5,003.002nd£1,469.003rd£735.004th£367.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In

Winning time:4m 7.2sOff time:15:15:28
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1
411-4OR:
2/1

Dual Flat winner who opened his account in a similarly weak race at Worcester. His task was made easier when three rivals came down at the third last, but he did the job comfortably and can achieve more.

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2
510-12OR: 107
3/1

Shaped well here last month and again at Worcester on Monday. Hood fitted this time but a couple of these ex-Flat racers should still be too quick.

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3
710-12OR:
66/1

Only managed to beat two rivals in three bumpers and ran out on hurdling debut. Off more than two years since and only the most optimistic will see him winning.

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4
410-12OR:
7/2

Below his best on the Flat this summer but represents a yard with a record of 8-22 with hurdlers here over the past five seasons. Appears to need some give in the ground so rain would be a help.

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5
510-12OR:
66/1

Beaten a long way in all starts and soon tailed off last time. Drops in trip and has plenty to find.

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6
610-12OR:
25/1

Out of form lately and well beaten in uncompetitive contests on both starts over hurdles. His losing streak looks set to be extended.

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8
410-12OR:
4/1

Shirocco gelding related to a winning hurdler who was a tad too keen on both starts in bumpers. Showed enough to suggest he can pick up a race a small race when learning to settle.

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9
810-12OR: CDWS
8/1

Has had five races spanning almost four years, so clearly not easy to train. Winner of a modest bumper here and tailed off on hurdling debut when last seen 11 months ago.

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Non-Runners

7
Plymouth Sound20
610-12OR: -
T: B J LlewellynJ: Robert Williams

Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
Amour de Nuit511-104/7
T: P F NichollsJ: Bryony Frost

Betting

Forecast

Acker Bilk (2/1), Auld Sod (3/1), Casement (7/2), Shiroccan Roll (4/1), Stand By Me (8/1), Maraakib (25/1), Plymouth Sound (33/1), Buachaill Beag (66/1), Great Fairy (66/1)

Verdict

Casement is respected on hurdling debut for a yard that do well here and whose horses are in good form. Softer ground appears important to him and as a result ACKER BILK is taken to follow up his Worcester success and overcome a penalty. He showed plenty of enthusiasm for this new discipline and had the race sewn up two out, although his task was made easier when the favourite fell.
  1. Acker Bilk
  2. Casement
  3. Shiroccan Roll

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