13:15 Ascot

Saturday 4 November 2017

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

    Gardiner & Theobald Novices' Handicap Hurdle

  • 3YO plus  |   Class 4  |   2m 3f 58y  |   Good  |   15 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 13:15  |   Winning time: 4m 40.7s
1st
Horse silk
13
16/1
T: N J GiffordJ: L P Aspell
Mid-division, headway under pressure after 3 out, chased leaders next, soon ridden, went 2nd between last 2, edged left flat, stayed on well to lead towards finish
2nd
Horse silk
nk
7
11/1
T: C L TizzardJ: T J O'Brien
Tracked leaders, went 3rd 3 out, switched inside to challenge next, soon led, ridden between last 2, kept on, headed and no extra towards finish op 12/1 tchd 10/1
3rd
Horse silk
4
11
7/1
T: W S KittowJ: Nick Scholfield
Held up behind, headway after 3 out, chased leaders before next, went 3rd before last, switched right and kept on same pace flat op 13/2 tchd 8/1
4th
Horse silk
8
9
511-4
9/2f
T: N J HendersonJ: J McGrath
Mid-division, chased leaders 4 out, one pace when not fluent 2 out, went narrow 4th last, no impression with leaders tchd 4/1
5th
Horse silk
sh
1
7/1
T: Ian WilliamsJ: Edward Austin (10)
Mid-division, outpaced 3 out, kept on under pressure before last, just failed for 4th, no impression with leaders op 8/1 tchd 9/1
6th
Horse silk
4
4
12/1
T: M BlakeJ: Mr Freddie Mitchell (5)
Prominent, not fluent 4th, soon pushed along, lost place 3 out, no impression after op 16/1
7th
Horse silk
2 ¾
10
20/1
T: R DickinJ: C Poste
Led, driven and hard pressed 2 out, soon headed and ridden, weakened flat op 33/1
8th
Horse silk
hd
12
66/1
T: Nick MitchellJ: James Best
Prominent, driven to press leader after 3 out, every chance last, soon ridden and no extra, weakened flat
9th
Horse silk
8
5
13/2
T: J W MullinsJ: Daniel Sansom (7)
Mid-division on outside, in touch 4th, driven before 4 out, soon ridden, weakened after next op 8/1 tchd 6/1
10th
Horse silk
2
16
10/1
T: Mrs D A HamerJ: S Bowen
Mid-division, outpaced 3 out, soon weakened op 14/1
11th
Horse silk
3
3
411-11
13/2
T: Miss V WilliamsJ: B J Cooper
In touch, driven and outpaced 3 out, weakened before next op 5/1
12th
Horse silk
31
6
25/1
T: A StrongeJ: Brendan Powell
Not fluent 1st, prominent, driven and lost place after 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off op 33/1
13th
Horse silk
½
8
66/1
T: Mrs F M ShawJ: Ian Popham
Mid-division, weakened 3 out, tailed off

Also Ran

F
Horse silk
2
16/1
T: M HillJ: Charlie Deutsch (3)
Towards rear, fell 3 out tchd 14/1
PU
Horse silk
15
12/1
T: J L FlintJ: J E Moore
Always behind, weakened 3 out, soon pulled up tchd 14/1

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Non-Runners

14
Horse silk
Arty Campbell15
Weight: 10-12|  Age: 7
T: B J Llewellyn  J: Robert Williams
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£18.60Pl:£4.30, £4.30, £2.60EX:£370.30Trifecta:£1,840.30Tricast:£1,368.18SF:£182.94Swingers:£22.20, £34.50, £15.10

Forecasts

Bardd (9/2), Burst Ya Bubble (13/2), Enola Gay (13/2), Arty Campbell (13/2), Pengo's Boy (7/1), Rebel Yeats (7/1), Shanksforamillion (10/1), Molineaux (11/1), Fisherman Frank (12/1), With Pleasure (12/1), Brown Bear (16/1), Watcombe Heights (16/1), All Is Good (20/1), Ardmayle (25/1), Summer Getaway (66/1), The Mighty Ash (66/1)

Verdict

An absolute head-scratcher, but should we manage to find the winner, we'll be handsomely rewarded at decent odds. Brown Bear has been in excellent order during the spring/summer months, but unfortunately for his connections, this is Ascot and not his beloved Fontwell. Shanksforamillion has been in similar rude heath since joining Debra Hamer, but has nudged up the weights another 3lb for his 9L Towcester defeat by the thriving Plantagenet. Both Arty Campbell and Pengo's Boy are also on an upward curve, with the latter named well worth a try over this longer trip based upon his recent Exeter second to Trans Express. However, the least exposed runner is potentially the difficult to quantify ENOLA GAY. The forecast rain can only improve his chances, and with Bryan Cooper taking the mount, he looks of major interest now upped in trip on just his third start for Venetia Williams.
  1. Enola Gay
  2. Pengo's Boy
  3. Arty Campbell

Previous Winners

2016
Miss Estela
Weight: 11-12  |Age: 6
16/1

Prize Money

1st: £6,498.002nd: £1,908.003rd: £954.004th: £477.00

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