14:20 Ffos Las

Wednesday 1 March 2017

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    Hugh James Novices' Hurdle

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 4  |   2m 4f  |   Heavy  |   7 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:20  |   Winning time: 5m 19.65s
1st
Horse silk
5
3/1
T: Evan WilliamsJ: Adam Wedge
Took keen hold, tracked leading pair, 2nd travelling well after 4 out, challenged from 2 out, ridden and edged left before the last, every chance last, soon held, left in clear lead inside final 150 yards tchd 11/4
2nd
Horse silk
30
8
50/1
T: W S KittowJ: David Noonan (3)
Held up in last pair, steady headway tracking leaders in 4th before 4 out, modest 3rd on long run before 3 out, hit 2 out, hung left after, left distant 2nd run-in
3rd
Horse silk
28
2
20/1
T: Paul MorganJ: D N Russell
Never that fluent, took keen hold, held up in 5th, headway approaching 6th, driven and no impression in 4th when hung left before 2 out, left distant 3rd last tchd 16/1
4th
Horse silk
39
7
33/1
T: Sheila LewisJ: S Bowen
Chased leader, led narrowly 2nd until after 4 out, weakened quickly, soon behind, tailed off tchd 28/1
5th
Horse silk
79
4
33/1
T: Tim VaughanJ: Alan Johns (3)
Chased leading trio, outpaced after 4th, weakened quickly 6th, soon lost touch, tailed off op 25/1

Also Ran

UR
Horse silk
1
4/11f
T: W GreatrexJ: G Sheehan
Led until narrowly headed 2nd, chased winner, led again after 4 out, ridden and joined when veered left approaching 2 out, asserted after last, ridden when veered badly left and unseated rider inside final 150 yards op 1/3
T: B EckleyJ: T E Whelan
Well behind, pushed along and struggling when hit 5th, soon lost touch, tailed off when blundered 2 out, fell heavily last op 33/1

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Non-Runners

3
Horse silk
Hogan's Height134
Weight: 11-2|  Age: 6
T: Jamie Snowden  J: Nick Scholfield
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£4.50Pl:£1.60, £8.70EX:£28.50Trifecta:£288.90SF:£95.30Swingers:£2.60, £3.60, £11.40

Forecasts

Bob Mahler (4/11), Swift Crusador (3/1), Hogan's Height (13/2), Gask Ridge (20/1), Jaunty Clementine (25/1), Strangsmill (33/1), Pull The Trigger (33/1), We'll Be There (50/1)

Verdict

This looks a decent opportunity for the thrice placed BOB MAHLER to get off the mark. The selection has encountered some useful opposition thus far in his hurdling career including in a good contest last time out and he can improve on his yards 25% (9/36) strike rate here. Swift Crusador was a beaten favourite on his first three outings in point-to-points but made no mistake last time out and can claim second for his leading connections while Hogan's Height showed enough last time out to suggest he can claim third on his hurdling bow. 1. Bob Mahler 2. Swift Crusador 3. Hogan's Height

Prize Money

1st: £3,899.002nd: £1,145.003rd: £572.004th: £286.00

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