15:35 Newbury

Friday 26 November 2021

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    Play Ladbrokes 1-2-Free On Football Handicap Hurdle (GBB Race)

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 2  |   3m 52y  |   Good to Soft (Good in places)  |   14 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:35  |   Winning time: 6m 0.1s
1
Horse silk
Skandiburgt195
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-12| J: Page Fuller| T: Charlotte Fuller| OR:  142| D
50/1
Encouraging debut for Jamie Snowden at Doncaster in March, but failed to back it up and has moved yards once again since, so up against it back from 6 months off.
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2
Horse silk
Flemcarat242
Age: 9|  Weight: 11-8| J: Thomas Bellamy| T: Miss E C Lavelle| OR:  138| D
40/1
Useful hurdler who didn't need to improve to sign off last season with success at Stratford 8 months ago. This is more competitive, but he should give a good account if he's not hassled up front.
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3
Horse silk
Slate Houset27
Age: 9|  Weight: 11-7| J: Brendan Powell| T: C L Tizzard| OR:  137| D
16/1
Smart chaser but essentially disappointing in that sphere last season and offered little when last of 8 in the West Yorkshire Hurdle at Wetherby on return. Others preferred.
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4
Horse silk
Shannon Bridge13
Age: 8|  Weight: 11-7| J: Harry Skelton| T: D Skelton| OR:  137
40/1
Perked up by blinkers and a return to hurdles when winning at Wetherby and Ascot in January/February. Doesn't appear to have returned in much form this term, though.
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6
Horse silk
Saint Sonnetb1,t35
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-6| J: H Cobden| T: P F Nicholls| OR:  136
9/1
Ex-French recruit who was disappointing over fences last season and hasn't made any great impact over hurdles on his last 3 outings. Should strip fitter for his return, though, and blinkers go on.
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7
Horse silk
Polishp22
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-5| J: C Brace| T: F O'Brien| OR:  135| BF| CD
12/1
C&D winner in February and wasn't disgraced when sixth here on sole subsequent start 22 days ago. Back down in grade and should give his running.
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8
Horse silk
Dolphin Squarep17
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-4| J: Mr D Maxwell(3)| T: P J Hobbs| OR:  134| D
6/1
Spent second half of last term over fences, easily landing the odds in a 3-runner Kelso hunter in May. Returned with a good second at Lingfield and mark still looks fair.
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9
Horse silk
Drumlee Watarp,t35
Age: 8|  Weight: 10-12| J: Caoilin Quinn(7)| T: W Greatrex| OR:  128| D
28/1
Four-time winner already this term but the handicapper must be catching up and he turned in a laboured display in novice company at Cheltenham 35 days ago. Cheekpieces are back on.
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10
Horse silk
Umndenip18
Age: 7|  Weight: 10-11| J: Ben Jones| T: P J Hobbs| OR:  127
18/1
Successful at Newton Abbot in August and, after a disappointing run over fences, returned to this sphere with a staying-on second at Kempton. Strong gallop would suit him, and he's no forlorn hope.
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11
Horse silk
One For Yout22
Age: 6|  Weight: 10-7| J: T J O'Brien| T: P J Hobbs| OR:  123
5/1
Landed his first 2 handicaps, then returned with a creditable third over C&D. Still early days, so reason to think there's more to come now fitness is assured.
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12
Horse silk
Alrightjack21
Age: 7|  Weight: 10-7| J: G Sheehan| T: Jamie Snowden| OR:  123
11/1
Seemingly better than ever when picking up the pieces to make a winning reappearance at Fontwell 3 weeks ago. Hard to see him following up in this significantly stronger contest, though.
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13
Horse silk
Eyeofthescorpionp29
Age: 7|  Weight: 10-6| J: P J Brennan| T: F O'Brien| OR:  122
3/1
Steadily-progressive 7yo who took another step forward when runner-up at Ffos Las on return, coming well clear of the rest. Should be well served by a strong pace on a galloping track, so big claims.
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14
Horse silk
Fortune Streetb,t19
Age: 8|  Weight: 10-5| J: B J Cooper| T: P Nolan| OR:  121
28/1
Fairly useful hurdler who returned to form from out of the blue when fourth in a handicap hurdle at Navan 19 days ago, but isn't likely to reproduce that sort of effort.
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15
Horse silk
Certainly Red31
Age: 7|  Weight: 10-4| J: M Goldstein| T: Mrs L Richards| OR:  120| D
9/2
Signed off last season with success at Wincanton and, back from 7 months off, proved better than ever to justify support at Chepstow a month ago. This is more competitive but he's on the up.
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Non-Runners

5
Horse silk
The Cob252
Weight: 11-6|  Age: 7
T: B Pauling  J: David Bass
NR

Forecasts

Eyeofthescorpion (3/1), Certainly Red (9/2), One For You (5/1), Dolphin Square (6/1), Saint Sonnet (9/1), Alrightjack (11/1), Polish (12/1), Slate House (16/1), The Cob (16/1), Umndeni (18/1), Fortune Street (28/1), Drumlee Watar (28/1), Flemcara (40/1), Shannon Bridge (40/1), Skandiburg (50/1)

Verdict

EYEOFTHESCORPION took another step forward on reappearance at Ffos Las 29 days ago and it would be no great surprise if he improved further to get back to winning ways in a race that should suit. One For You also has an upwardly-mobile profile, so he's feared and a solid showing is expected from Polish.

  1. EYEOFTHESCORPION (IRE)
  2. ONE FOR YOU (IRE)
  3. POLISH

Previous Winners

2020
Hill Sixteen
Weight: 10-4  |Age: 7
11/10

Prize Money

1st: £18,210.002nd: £8,372.003rd: £4,186.004th: £2,093.005th: £1,046.006th: £522.00

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