12:35 Taunton

Thursday 28 November 2019

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  • Annual Membership 2020 Available Today 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle (Div 1)
  • Class 4  |   2m 104y  |   Good to Soft (Good in places)  |   13 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 12:35  |   Winning time: 4m 7.2s
1
Age: 5|  Weight: 10-12  |  J: R T Dunne |  T: J Farrelly
33/1

Three-figure prices and beaten 20+L in pair of novice hurdles over 2m1f around Exeter on good ground so far; work to be done.

2
Age: 4|  Weight: 10-12  |  J: Jonjo O'Neill Jr. |  T: C L Tizzard
25/1

By Getaway out of a bumper winner, and fetched £18,000 last year. 50-1 and never dangerous on debut in 2m3½f good-to-soft maiden hurdle at Chepstow. Improvement possible.

3
Age: 5|  Weight: 10-12  |  J: James Best |  T: R Walford
66/1

Poor form in point-to-points and showed little on rules bow in 2m5½f novice at Exeter on soft ground this month. Drops in trip with plenty to work on.

4
Age: 5|  Weight: 10-12  |  J: H Cobden |  T: P F Nicholls
8/11

Fell on hurdles bow at Wincanton last month and didn't find much when asked at Exeter (2m1f, soft; 6-1) since. That was probably a strong race and spring bumper winner should do better before long.

5
Fubart203
Age: 5|  Weight: 10-12  |  J: David Bass |  T: K C BaileyWS
9/2

Perhaps found 2m5½f beyond him on hurdles bow at Wincanton in May; had previously shown promise in bumpers over this trip and returns to action having undergone a wind op since.

6
Kalabeep,t132
Age: 4|  Weight: 10-12  |  J: Thomas Bellamy |  T: K Burke
250/1

Wide-margin defeats in all five starts to date, including by 100+L in novice hurdles at Wincanton twice last month over further. Hard to make any case for.

7
Age: 5|  Weight: 10-12  |  J: R Johnson |  T: Olly Murphy
9/2

Promise shown in bumpers in Ireland but will need to quickly move on from dismal showing on hurdles bow at Wetherby (2m3½f, good to soft) last month.

8
Age: 5|  Weight: 10-12  |  J: J J Burke |  T: T R George
10/1

Brother to the useful Ardlethen, won his only Irish point-to-point and changed hands thereafter for decent money; must improve going hurdling having folded tamely in Fontwell bumper on debut for this trainer recently.

9
Age: 4|  Weight: 10-12  |  J: J M Davies |  T: A Wintle
100/1

Multiplex gelding whose dam was 1m2f winner; only of interest on debut should the market speak favourably.

10
Age: 4|  Weight: 10-12  |  J: L P Aspell |  T: O Sherwood
14/1

Gelded son of Kayf Tara cost €72,000; well held on hurdles bow at Huntingdon (2m3½f, good; 33-1) early this month. Must improve down in trip with yard in form.

11
Age: 5|  Weight: 10-5  |  J: Bryony Frost |  T: J D Frost
150/1

Lacklustre form in point-to-points and twice pulled up in as many starts in maiden/novice hurdles in the summer. Down in distance on return but up against it.

12
Age: 4|  Weight: 10-5  |  J: J E Moore |  T: J L Spearing
25/1

Far from disgraced on hurdles bow last time at Hereford (2m, good; 40-1) when finishing fifth of 13 and possibly going to improve for that run.

13
Age: 4|  Weight: 10-5  |  J: David Noonan |  T: T R Gretton
250/1

French bred No Risk At All, tailed off in a bumper at Bangor in April and similar tale on hurdles bow at Ffos Las (2m, soft; 100-1) this month. Needs a massive leap forward.

Betting

Forecast

Eritage (8/11), Fubar (9/2), Kerrkenny Gold (9/2), Look Alive (10/1), Republican (14/1), Butterwick Brook (25/1), Pillar Of Steel (25/1), Breffniboy (33/1), Ede'iffs Elton (66/1), Pleasureaplenty (100/1), Missyouatgorcombe (150/1), Kalabee (250/1), Trottinette (250/1)

Verdict

He didn't get very far on his hurdles bow but ERITAGE shaped better on second start at Exeter in what may well work out as being a decent novice event. That being the case, Paul Nicholls' charge should have a big say here with improvement likely. Fubar has undergone wind surgery since last spotted and can improve dropped in trip, while Pillar Of Steel may have place claims if building on her first start over timber at Hereford recently.
  1. Eritage
  2. Fubar
  3. Pillar Of Steel

Previous Winners

2018
Southfield Stone
Weight: 10-12  |Age: 5
Weight: 10-12  |  
Age: 5  |  
J: H Cobden
  |  
T: P F Nicholls
6/4

Prize Money

1st: £5,458.002nd: £1,603.003rd: £801.004th: £401.00

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