12:00 Doncaster

Saturday 16 December 2017

All12:0012:3013:0513:4014:1014:4515:20

bet365.com Handicap Hurdle

Class 4  |   2m 128y  |   Good (Good to Soft in places)  |   13 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 12:00  |   Winning time: 3m 59.85s

1st
9
7/1
T: C E LongsdonJ: Paul O'Brien (5)
Tracked leaders, ridden before 3 out, led 2 out, kept on towards finish, driven out op 15/2
2nd
hd
10
11/1
T: P WinksJ: Ryan Winks (5)
Held up mid-division, headway from 2 out, kept on run-in, went 2nd towards finish op 20/1
3rd
1 ¼
6
3/1f
T: Mrs P SlyJ: Kielan Woods
Towards rear, headway 3 out, went 2nd on bit before last, ridden run-in, lost 2nd place when no extra towards finish op 10/3 tchd 7/2
4th
3 ¾
7
11/2
T: B EllisonJ: Danny Cook
Held up in touch, chased leaders before 2 out, ridden before last, one pace op 6/1 tchd 13/2
5th
6
3
9/2
T: D SkeltonJ: Ian Popham
Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, ridden before 2 out, weakened before last op 4/1
6th
¾
8
33/1
T: P HolmesJ: J Kington (3)
Towards rear, headway before 3 out, soon pushed along, ridden before 2 out, weakened before last op 40/1
7th
2 ¼
5
25/1
T: M WalfordJ: Jamie Hamilton (3)
Tracked leader, pushed along before 3 out, every chance 2 out and not fluent, weakened before last op 22/1
8th
2 ½
2
16/1
T: D McCain JnrJ: W T Kennedy
Led, headed 2 out, weakened last op 14/1
9th
2 ¼
11
40/1
T: P WinksJ: Tom Broughton (7)
In touch, pushed along before 3 out, weakened before 2 out op 50/1
10th
16
12
12/1
T: P A KirbyJ: Thomas Dowson (3)
Mid-division, pushed along 4 out, soon weakened op 14/1
11th
2
4
9/1
T: J M JeffersonJ: B S Hughes
Mid-division, pushed along before 3 out, soon weakened op 10/1
12th
8
13
20/1
T: R A FaheyJ: C O'Farrell
In rear, ridden before 3 out, soon weakened

Also Ran

PU
1
50/1
T: Miss J E FosterJ: Henry Brooke
Held up in touch, lost place before 4 out, soon ridden, tailed off, pulled up before 3 out op 66/1

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Betting

Forecast

Eskendash (3/1), One For Billy (9/2), Crackdeloust (11/2), Castafiore (7/1), Helmsley Lad (9/1), Gran Maestro (11/1), Pumaflor (12/1), Ink Master (16/1), Quill Art (20/1), Cape Hideaway (25/1), Buyer Beware (33/1), Back To Balloo (40/1), Brotherly Company (50/1)

Verdict
A tricky start for punters, with doubts over most of the field in one way or another and the suggestion is BACK TO BALLOO. Back on a winning mark and with an extra 7lb off his back, he has conditions to suit and should go very close. At the other end of the age spectrum, both Eskendash and Castafiore have claims, while Helmsley Lad and One For Billy are others likely to be involved at the business end.
  1. Back To Balloo
  2. Helmsley Lad
  3. One For Billy

Previous Winners

2016
Satanic Beat
Weight: 11-12  |Age: 7
Weight: 11-12  |  
Age: 7  |  
J: Ryan Winks
  |  
T: P W Middleton
7/2
Prize Money
1st:
£3,899.00
2nd:
£1,145.00
3rd:
£572.00
4th:
£286.00

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