12:40 Ascot

Saturday 4 November 2017

All12:4013:1513:5014:2515:0015:3516:05

GL Events UK Novices' Hurdle

Class 3  |   1m 7f 152y  |   Good  |   9 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 12:41  |   Winning time: 3m 48.3s

1st
3
410-12
5/1
T: G L MooreJ: J E Moore
Tracked leaders, close up 3 out, challenged before next, led narrowly last, ridden and kept on flat op 11/2 tchd 9/2
2nd
1 ½
1
6/5f
T: H FryJ: N D Fehily
Mid-division, headway when blundered 4 out, close up next, led narrowly before 2 out, headed narrowly last, ridden and kept on same pace flat op 13/8 tchd Evens
3rd
½
7
410-12
16/1
T: C L TizzardJ: T J O'Brien
Tracked leader, outpaced 4 out, rallied and close up on outside when not fluent 2 out, soon ridden, went 3rd and kept on flat, not reach front pair op 14/1 tchd 12/1
4th
½
6
610-12
5/1
T: N J GiffordJ: L P Aspell
Led to after 1st, chased leaders, outpaced 3 out, ridden and kept on under pressure from last op 6/1
5th
26
5
410-12
14/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Ian Popham
Held up behind, driven 3 out, never reached leaders, weakened before last, tailed off op 12/1
6th
6
4
9/2
T: A KingJ: S Bowen
Raced keenly, led after 1st, clear 3rd to 3 out, headed before next, soon weakened, tailed off op 3/1 tchd 11/4
7th
9
9
150/1
T: F BrennanJ: D Crosse
Held up, always behind, struggling 4 out, weakened next, tailed off
8th
99
8
410-12
200/1
T: J L FlintJ: Nick Scholfield
Always behind, lost touch 3rd, continued tailed off

Also Ran

PU
2
510-12
40/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Mr Z Baker (5)
Reluctant start, soon in touch, chased clear leader when not fluent 3rd, lost place 3 out, weakened and pulled up before next

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Betting

Forecast

American Gigolo (6/5), Desiremoi D'Authie (9/2), Dell Oro (5/1), Notre Ami (5/1), Hatcher (14/1), Rockpoint (16/1), Corzeam (40/1), Soldier Boy (150/1), Rumor (200/1)

Verdict
A rather modest looking novices hurdle to open up the winter jumps action at Ascot, and in many respects, the ideal type of contest for American Gigolo to seek to defy a winners penalty. He hasn't done all that much wrong over hurdles so far, but whether he's worthy of a mark of 130 is questionable. However, he should be on the premises, with the likes of Desiremoi D'Authie and Hatcher needing to settle much better than they've done previously in order to step forward a notch or two. Whilst it's fully plausible that 2m around Ascot might prove on the sharp side for the selection NOTRE AMI, the Nick Gifford trained six-year-old could offer some reasonable value in the market if able to build upon his pleasing fourth to Dynamite Dollars at Chepstow last month.
  1. Notre Ami
  2. American Gigolo
  3. Desiremoi D'authie

Previous Winners

2016
Cultivator
Weight: 10-12  |Age: 5
Weight: 10-12  |  
Age: 5  |  
J: Nico de Boinville
  |  
T: N J Henderson
15/8
Prize Money
1st:
£7,798.00
2nd:
£2,290.00
3rd:
£1,145.00
4th:
£572.00

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