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Friday 7 April 2017

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    Alder Hey Children's Charity Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 1  |   2m 4f  |   Good  |   22 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 13:41  |   Winning time: 4m 56.3s
1st
Horse silk
7
10/1
T: N J HendersonJ: J McGrath
Tracked leaders, driven and effort after 2 out, every chance when left in narrow lead last, ridden and kept on well under pressure flat, held on op 11/1
2nd
Horse silk
½
16
8/1c
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: B J Geraghty
Close up, tracked leaders 3 out, effort between last 2, challenged last, ridden and every chance flat, kept on, just held
3rd
Horse silk
½
8
12/1
T: Miss R CurtisJ: Jonathan Moore (3)
In touch, driven to chase leaders before 3 out, went 3rd after last, ridden and kept on flat, not reach front pair op 11/1
4th
Horse silk
9
5
8/1c
T: N J HendersonJ: N de Boinville
Behind, hampered slightly 7th, outpaced 3 out, ridden after next, late headway under pressure before last, stayed on to take 4th near finish, never nearer
5th
Horse silk
¾
12
16/1
T: Ian WilliamsJ: T J O'Brien
Mid-division, headway before 3 out, chased leaders next, ridden and stayed on to dispute 4th after last, no impression
6th
Horse silk
1 ¾
4
511-6
16/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Mid-division, driven to chase leaders 2 out, close up and staying on when mistake last, ridden and no impression flat
7th
Horse silk
nse
18
33/1
T: D McCain JnrJ: W T Kennedy
Tracked leaders, challenged 3 out, went right next, ridden to lead between last 2, headed when blundered last, not recover
8th
Horse silk
3 ¼
6
14/1
T: T D EasterbyJ: B S Hughes
Mid-division on inside, mistake 3 out, ridden after next, kept on same pace, no impression
9th
Horse silk
1
17
16/1
T: H FryJ: N D Fehily
Made most, ridden after 3 out, headed between last 2, weakened flat
10th
Horse silk
½
3
16/1
T: Mrs A HamiltonJ: R D Day (3)
Behind, struggling 7th, ridden and stayed on into mid-division after 3 out, never pace to reach leaders op 20/1
11th
Horse silk
½
1
9/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Towards rear, headway after 3 out, ridden and one pace after next, never reached leaders op 10/1
12th
Horse silk
nk
20
8/1c
T: T R GeorgeJ: Adrian Heskin
Tracked leaders, effort 3 out, ridden and one pace before last, weakened flat op 11/1
13th
Horse silk
nk
13
33/1
T: H WhittingtonJ: Harry Bannister (3)
Prominent, led briefly 5th, ridden after 2 out, weakened flat
14th
Horse silk
½
11
33/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Jamie Bargary (3)
Tracked leaders, ridden after 2 out, one pace before last, weakened flat
15th
Horse silk
1 ¼
19
33/1
T: M WalfordJ: Jake Greenall
Mid-division, mistake 7th, outpaced 3 out, never on terms
16th
Horse silk
5
9
33/1
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: Aidan Coleman
Always behind op 28/1
17th
Horse silk
1 ½
14
12/1
T: N MeadeJ: B J Cooper
Tracked leaders, not fluent 6th, driven and lost place before 3 out, weakened next
18th
Horse silk
1 ¼
21
810-10
16/1
T: Miss Lucinda V RussellJ: D R Fox
Mid-division, lost place after 4 out, soon behind
19th
Horse silk
¾
15
100/1
T: P A KirbyJ: A Nicol
Always behind
20th
Horse silk
¾
22
16/1
T: G L MooreJ: J E Moore
Disputed lead, driven after 4 out, ridden when lost place after next, weakened last tchd 18/1
21st
Horse silk
9
2
40/1
T: B PaulingJ: David Bass
Mid-division on outside, ridden after 3 out, weakened before last op 33/1
22nd
Horse silk
12
10
40/1
T: P J HobbsJ: R Johnson
Always towards rear op 50/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£10.10Pl:£2.80, £2.60, £3.50, £2.50EX:£93.40Trifecta:£1,348.50Tricast:£1,006.46SF:£85.62Swingers:£12.30, £24.80, £16.70

Forecasts

Dream Berry (8/1), Thomas Campbell (8/1), Sumkindofking (8/1), North Hill Harvey (9/1), Rather Be (10/1), Geordie Des Champs (12/1), Ice Cold Soul (12/1), Hawk High (14/1), Byron Flyer (16/1), Zubayr (16/1), Dashing Oscar (16/1), Runswick Royal (16/1), Sky Khan (16/1), Crystal Lad (16/1), Clondaw Kaempfer (33/1), Bigmartre (33/1), Crievehill (33/1), Craggaknock (33/1), Mad Jack Mytton (33/1), A Hare Breath (40/1), Allee Bleue (40/1), Nautical Nitwit (100/1)

Verdict

A hugely competitive event to start the meeting and many come here with genuine chances. Irish raider Ice Cold Soul has shot up the weights but looks very progressive and seems sure to be in the mix, a comment that applies to last year's fourth SKY KHAN who appears to have been laid out for a repeat bid and shaped nicely on his most recent start. Hawk High is another with claims back on this sharp track, as have Rather Be, Mad Jack Mytton, and Dream Berry. Paul Nicholls' Zubayr is another to catch the eye in a cracking contest.
  1. Sky Khan
  2. Rather Be
  3. Ice Cold Soul

Prize Money

1st: £39,389.002nd: £14,840.003rd: £7,427.004th: £3,710.005th: £1,862.006th: £931.007th: £462.008th: £238.00

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