16:00 Southwell

Monday 6 March 2017

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    grandnational2017.com Novices' Handicap Hurdle

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 4  |   2m 4f 62y  |   Soft (Heavy in places)  |   7 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:01  |   Winning time: 5m 37.55s
1st
Horse silk
4
15/8f
T: N J HawkeJ: S Bowen
Tracked leaders in 3rd, led 4 out, clear before 2 out, canter op 11/4
2nd
Horse silk
50
5
2/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Mid-division in 4th, went 2nd before 2 out, no chance with winner op 13/8 tchd 6/4
3rd
Horse silk
8
7
12/1
T: Mrs R CarrJ: Nathan Moscrop (5)
Led and soon clear, headed 4 out, weakened after next tchd 10/1
4th
Horse silk
8
1
7/1
T: G McPhersonJ: Kielan Woods
In rear, weakened from 3 out tchd 13/2 and tchd 8/1
5th
Horse silk
9
11
25/1
T: Mrs S J SmithJ: Stephen McCarthy (10)
Mid-division, weakened before 3 out op 20/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
6
9/1
T: M ScudamoreJ: T Scudamore
Tracked leader, reminders and weakened before 4 out, pulled up before 3 out op 11/1 tchd 17/2
PU
Horse silk
10
11/1
T: I JardineJ: S A Shortall (3)
Always towards rear, weakened before 3 out, pulled up before 2 out op 10/1 tchd 9/1

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Non-Runners

2
Horse silk
Bold Runner90
Weight: 11-12|  Age: 6
T: J Santos  J: G Sheehan
NR
9
Horse silk
Lime Street23
Weight: 10-11|  Age: 6
T: T Symonds  J: J M Davies
NR
8
Horse silk
Schnabel31
Weight: 11-5|  Age: 5
T: David Dennis  J: Aidan Coleman
WD
3
Horse silk
Magic Dancer24
Weight: 11-11|  Age: 5
T: C E Longsdon  J: R Johnson
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£2.60Pl:£1.30, £2.20EX:£6.70Trifecta:£36.90Tricast:£28.28SF:£5.79Swingers:£1.10, £4.40, £3.40

Forecasts

Pearl Royale (15/8), Starlight Court (2/1), Magic Dancer (4/1), Follow The Swallow (7/1), Oriental Fixer (9/1), Schnabel (10/1), Mr Globetrotter (11/1), Honest Intent (12/1), Bold Runner (12/1), Lime Street (14/1), Squablin (25/1)

Verdict

MAGIC DANCER gets a trip over hurdles for the first time which his flat form suggests should be within his range. His form of last season looks ordinary but his latest effort looks a lot better and any improvement for the extra half-mile will make him hard to beat. Starlight Court has a progressive profile and is feared along with Schnabel who could be a different proposition now handicapping.
  1. Magic Dancer
  2. Starlight Court
  3. Schnabel

Prize Money

1st: £4,224.002nd: £1,240.003rd: £620.004th: £310.00

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