14:25 Catterick

Friday 24 November 2017

All12:2012:5013:2013:5014:2515:0015:35

Injured Jockeys Fund Novices' Hurdle

Class 4  |   1m 7f 156y  |   Good to Soft  |   13 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 14:25  |   Winning time: 3m 52.3s

1st
11
5/2
T: D McCain JnrJ: W T Kennedy
Made all, kept on well from last op 11/4
2nd
3 ½
12
16/1
T: James MoffattJ: Henry Brooke
Held up towards rear, headway before 2 out went 3rd before last, kept on to take 2nd place towards finish, no chance with winner op 12/1
3rd
¾
1
10/11f
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Tracked leaders in 3rd place, went 2nd before 2 out, kept on and lost 2nd place towards finish op Evens
4th
10
13
410-12
40/1
T: Mrs S J SmithJ: Sean Quinlan
Held up mid-division, headway before 2 out, kept on same pace tchd 33/1
5th
1 ¾
10
25/1
T: D O'MearaJ: Craig Nichol
Tracked leaders, ridden and in 4th place before 2 out, weakened from last tchd 28/1
6th
½
5
100/1
T: A D BrownJ: C R King
Held up towards rear, ridden before 2 out, soon weakened op 125/1
7th
½
9
9/2
T: J M JeffersonJ: B S Hughes
Held up mid-division, pushed along and headway before 2 out, no impression op 4/1 tchd 5/1
8th
6
7
100/1
9th
1 ½
2
410-12
33/1
T: Micky HammondJ: Joe Colliver
Held up mid-division, weakened from 2 out
10th
4 ½
6
410-12
100/1
T: Harriet BethellJ: Danny Cook
Close up, mistake 3 out, pushed along and weakened before 2 out op 150/1
11th
½
3
410-12
100/1
12th
11
4
250/1
13th
9
8
200/1

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Betting

Forecast

Parthenius (10/11), Rockalzaro (5/2), Hello Bertie (9/2), The Steward (16/1), Jacbequick (25/1), Almunther (33/1), Young Tom (40/1), Dutch Artist (100/1), Great Colaci (100/1), Frozon (100/1), Auxiliary (100/1), Heather Burning (200/1), Calypso Delegator (250/1)

Verdict
Not a particularly strong novices hurdle with a number of Flat cast-offs (many appearing unlikely hurdlers) featuring in the line up. Therefore, the penalised Parthenius should be on the premises for Dan Skelton with reasonable ground conditions underfoot. Hello Bertie can be given a chance if striking a bold line through his most recent Wetherby effort, whilst Rockalzaro appeared a much improved horse when switched to hurdles at Kelso last month by Donald McCain. However, in a weak race, a leap of faith is taken with the James Moffatt trained hurdles newcomer THE STEWARD. This trainer has worked the oracle with Godolphin cast off's in the past, and he acquired this once talented Sir Mark Prescott trained Flat winner on the back of an unproductive spell in Ireland with Dermot Weld.
  1. The Steward
  2. Rockalzaro
  3. Parthenius
Prize Money
1st:
£3,899.00
2nd:
£1,145.00
3rd:
£572.00
4th:
£286.00

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