12:30 Doncaster

Saturday 16 December 2017

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

bet365 Novices' Hurdle

Class 3  |   2m 128y  |   Good (Good to Soft in places)  |   10 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 12:30  |   Winning time: 3m 59.06s

1st
10
4/6f
T: N J HendersonJ: Nico de Boinville
Prominent, went 2nd before 3 out, led 2 out, clear before last, easily tchd 8/11
2nd
7
2
8/1
T: Miss E C LavelleJ: L P Aspell
Tracked leader until before 3 out, kept on to chase winner towards finish, always well held op 12/1
3rd
½
1
5/2
T: T R GeorgeJ: Adrian Heskin
Led to 2 out, no extra and lost 2nd place towards finish tchd 11/4
4th
9
8
610-12
12/1
T: J M JeffersonJ: B S Hughes
Held up mid-division, tracked leaders 4th, mistake 4 out, soon weakened op 14/1
5th
17
9
610-12
50/1
T: T SymondsJ: D A Jacob
Tracked leaders, pushed along before 3 out, ridden before 2 out, soon weakened
6th
23
7
12/1
T: J J QuinnJ: Danny Cook
Towards rear, weakened before 3 out
7th
6
4
410-12
40/1
T: C E LongsdonJ: Paul O'Brien (5)
Held up in touch, weakened from 4 out
8th
1 ¼
3
33/1
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: Jonjo O'Neill Jr. (7)
Held up in touch, not fluent 2nd, lost place before 4 out op 40/1
9th
3
5
410-12
100/1
T: Harriet BethellJ: Henry Brooke
Always behind, mistake 3rd, tailed off from 4 out op 125/1

Also Ran

PU
6
510-12
66/1
T: Rebecca MenziesJ: Tony Kelly
Always towards rear, tailed of and pulled up before 3 out

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Betting

Forecast

Countister (4/6), Clondaw Castle (5/2), De Rasher Counter (8/1), Tayzar (12/1), Speed Company (12/1), Desert Cross (33/1), Djarkevi (40/1), Toosey (50/1), Genres (66/1), Frozon (100/1)

Verdict
Clondaw Castle looks to have a bright future and he should be thereabouts once again here despite conceding weight, though he may find the task of giving 13lb to COUNTISTER beyond him. Nicky Henderson's mare made an encouraging debut over hurdles behind Cap Soleil at Newbury and that should have her spot on this time. Tayzar is interesting in opposition, while Speed Company is another probable danger.
  1. Countister
  2. Clondaw Castle
  3. Speed Company
Prize Money
1st:
£5,523.00
2nd:
£1,622.00
3rd:
£811.00
4th:
£405.00

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