13:30 Ascot

Friday 24 November 2017

All13:0013:3014:0514:4015:1515:50

    Prince's Countryside Fund 'National Hunt' Maiden Hurdle

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 3  |   2m 3f 58y  |   Good to Soft  |   15 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 13:31  |   Winning time: 4m 39.95s
1st
Horse silk
2
11/4f
T: B PaulingJ: D A Jacob
Led until 3 out, pressed leader, led again last, driven clear run-in op 7/2
2nd
Horse silk
2
3
10/1
T: Ian WilliamsJ: T J O'Brien
Mid-division, headway chasing leaders before 2 out, ridden and hung right between last 2, kept on run-in, went 2nd near finish, not pace of winner op 14/1
3rd
Horse silk
sh
7
22/1
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: R P McLernon
Pressed leader, reminder after 6th, led 3 out, pushed along before next, ridden and headed approaching last, last, stayed on same pace run-in, lost 2nd near finish op 18/1 tchd 16/1
4th
Horse silk
2 ¼
11
10/1
T: Kerry LeeJ: J E Moore
Chased leaders, switched left after 3 out, pushed along before 2 out, edged right and stayed on same pace run-in tchd 9/1 and tchd 11/1
5th
Horse silk
1
8
9/1
T: C L TizzardJ: T Scudamore
Mid-division, headway on inside chasing leaders 3 out, soon pushed along, kept on same pace run-in op 10/1 tchd 8/1
6th
Horse silk
4 ½
6
12/1
T: N J GiffordJ: L P Aspell
Towards rear, headway on inside chasing leaders approaching 2 out, ridden and weakened between last 2 op 11/1
7th
Horse silk
nk
14
511-0
33/1
T: P J HobbsJ: Tom Cheesman (5)
Held up towards rear, good headway on outside chasing leaders before 2 out, weakened between last 2 op 22/1 tchd 40/1
8th
Horse silk
hd
10
15/2
T: N J HendersonJ: D J Mullins
Hampered 1st, held up towards rear, closer in mid-division 4th, headway chasing leaders 4 out, weakened next op 17/2 tchd 9/1
9th
Horse silk
2
15
6/1
T: N J HendersonJ: B J Geraghty
Chased leaders, pushed along and outpaced after 3 out, rallied next, weakened between last 2 op 9/2
10th
Horse silk
5
4
100/1
T: C GordonJ: Tom Cannon
Hampered 1st, always towards rear, never involved
11th
Horse silk
sh
13
125/1
T: P R WebberJ: James Best
Chasing leaders on outside when went badly right 1st, soon towards rear, never on terms after op 150/1
12th
Horse silk
6
12
9/2
T: N J HendersonJ: N de Boinville
Took keen hold, chased leaders on outside, pushed along after 3 out, weakened soon after op 11/2
13th
Horse silk
3
9
100/1
T: G L MooreJ: Joshua Moore
Last pair, never a factor
14th
Horse silk
3 ¾
5
100/1
T: D L WilliamsJ: Sean Houlihan (7)
Hampered 1st, keen in mid-division, weakened 3 out
15th
Horse silk
32
1
33/1
T: P F NichollsJ: H Cobden
Hampered 1st, steadied well in rear, never in contention, tailed off tchd 40/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£3.30Pl:£1.20, £3.50, £5.60EX:£30.80Trifecta:£373.30SF:£30.42Swingers:£6.60, £11.80, £44.20

Forecasts

Kildisart (11/4), Storm Of Intrigue (9/2), Turtle Wars (6/1), Settie Hill (15/2), Rockpoint (9/1), King Of Realms (10/1), Storm Control (10/1), Notre Ami (12/1), Oakley Hall (22/1), Turangi (33/1), Choix Des Armes (33/1), Mellow Ben (100/1), Roll Of The Dice (100/1), Minella Style (100/1), The Venerable Bede (125/1)

Verdict

Any number of these are open to plenty of improvement and the market should prove a useful tool in sorting them into some sort of order, particularly with Nicky Henderson running three. Jockey bookings suggest Turtle Wars imay be the number one hope but his trio all hold strong claims, and it could be that SETTIE HILL , quietly impressive when landing an above-average bumper for the track at Market Rasen last year, comes out on top. Rockpoint is heading the right way too and may well have gone close here last time out but for a late-race blunder. He can get in the frame, with Storm Of Intrigue, Kildisart and Notre Ami all respected in a race that should prove informative going forward.
  1. Settie Hill
  2. Rockpoint
  3. Kildisart

Previous Winners

2016
Kimberlite Candy
Weight: 11-0  |Age: 4
12/1

Prize Money

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

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