14:25 Warwick

Saturday 15 January 2022

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    Ballymore Leamington Novices' Hurdle (Grade 2) (GBB Race)

  • 5YO plus  |   Class 1  |   2m 5f  |   Soft  |   7 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:25  |   Winning time: 5m 17.66s
1
Horse silk
16/1
Fairly useful Flat stayer who built on a promising debut over hurdles at Huntingdon when scoring back there in the mud on Boxing Day. Good chance he has more to offer in this sphere.
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2
Horse silk
Howdyalikemenow10
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-0| J: Adam Wedge| T: Evan Williams| OR:  127
16/1
Has made a mighty start for this yard, making it 3 wins in 4 in 2m Ffos Las handicap in the mud 10 days ago. This is tougher, while he also has stamina to prove, but he clearly can't be dismissed.
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3
Horse silk
Party Business17
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-0| J: C J Todd| T: Ian Williams| OR:  134
3/1
Has made a fine start over hurdles, winning 21.6f Ascot maiden and then falling 2 out when going well in the Challow at Newbury (set to finish third at worst). Could have plenty more to give.
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4
Horse silk
Scipion31
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-0| J: Stan Sheppard| T: T Lacey
10/1
Cost a fair bit and filled the runner-up spot again on hurdles debut at Leicester (20.5f) last month, not lying down behind the promising winner. Had a hard race but he's open to improvement.
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5
Horse silk
Stag Hornp35
Age: 5|  Weight: 11-0| J: Nick Scholfield| T: A Watson
10/3
Smart stayer on the Flat (good record in the mud) who impressed when beating a subsequent winner on hurdles debut at Hereford last month. Potentially lots more to come from him in this game.
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6
Horse silk
Surrey Questt17
Age: 5|  Weight: 11-0| J: Aidan Coleman| T: N J Henderson| OR:  135| D
4/1
Looking a good prospect having maintained his unbeaten record over hurdles in quite taking style at Doncaster (19.4f, heavy) last month, coming clear with plenty in hand. Lots to like.
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7
Horse silk
Viva Lavilla43
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-0| J: Harry Skelton| T: D Skelton| OR:  131
4/1
Won 19.5f Lingfield maiden hurdle in November and built on that when second (albeit held) in Sandown Grade 2 shortly after. Has bags of scope and must be on the shortlist.
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Forecasts

Party Business (3/1), Stag Horn (10/3), Viva Lavilla (4/1), Surrey Quest (4/1), Scipion (10/1), Gentleman At Arms (16/1), Howdyalikemenow (16/1)

Verdict

Smart Flat stayer STAG HORN was impressive when beating a subsequent winner on his first go over hurdles 5 weeks ago at Hereford and there could be lots more to come from him in this sphere. The quick step up in grade could be justified and he's selected over Surrey Quest and Viva Lavilla.

  1. STAG HORN
  2. SURREY QUEST (IRE)
  3. VIVA LAVILLA (IRE)

Previous Winners

2021
Adrimel
Weight: 11-3  |Age: 6
7/2

Prize Money

1st: £28,475.002nd: £10,685.003rd: £5,350.004th: £2,665.005th: £1,340.006th: £670.00

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