12:25 Towcester

Thursday 21 December 2017

All12:2512:5513:2513:5514:2515:0015:35

    toteplacepot Maiden Hurdle

  • 3YO plus  |   Class 5  |   1m 7f 151y  |   Good to Soft (Soft in places)  |   15 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 12:25  |   Winning time: 3m 59.9s
1st
Horse silk
1
6/4f
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Made all, driven clear after 2 out, ran on well op 15/8
2nd
Horse silk
7
12
5/2
T: N J HendersonJ: D A Jacob
In touch, progress 3 out, effort next, stayed on after last to take 2nd close home, no chance with winner tchd 9/4
3rd
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½
2
15/2
T: P J HobbsJ: T J O'Brien
Tracked leader, driven to challenge approaching 2 out, soon one pace, no extra closing stages op 7/1
4th
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4
7
12/1
T: Mrs P SlyJ: Kielan Woods
Behind, headway 3 out, chased leaders next, never able to challenge op 16/1
5th
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7
6
66/1
T: J HughesJ: W T Kennedy
Mid-division, headway after 2 out, stayed on well, never a threat op 150/1
6th
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2 ¾
4
33/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: M D Grant
Prominent, mistake 3 out, weakened before next
7th
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9
16
10/1
T: J R FanshaweJ: L P Aspell
Held up, blundered 3rd, headway after 3 out, never nearer op 7/1
8th
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¾
5
20/1
T: N J GiffordJ: Mitchell Bastyan (5)
Mid-division, headway 2 out, soon ridden and no impression op 25/1
9th
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3 ½
13
50/1
T: H WhittingtonJ: Harry Bannister
Mid-division, under pressure 3 out, soon beaten
10th
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8
11
33/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Bridget Andrews (3)
Held up in rear, weakened 3 out op 50/1
11th
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nk
15
200/1
T: B I CaseJ: C Gethings (3)
Always behind op 150/1
12th
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17
14
150/1
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: R P McLernon
In touch, weakened 4 out op 100/1
13th
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8
8
100/1
T: M MullineauxJ: James Banks
Always behind
14th
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6
9
16/1
T: Kerry LeeJ: J E Moore
Chased leaders, lost place before 3 out op 12/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
3
250/1
T: J G O'NeillJ: J Nailor (7)
Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, soon lost place, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out

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Non-Runners

10
Horse silk
Lygon Rock28
Weight: 11-6|  Age: 4
T: H D Daly  J: A Tinkler
WD

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£2.30Pl:£1.10, £1.70, £2.50EX:£5.80Trifecta:£21.70SF:£4.87Swingers:£1.90, £3.20, £5.20

Forecasts

Al Shahir (6/4), The Bottom Bar (5/2), Awake At Midnight (15/2), Master Archer (10/1), Haafapiece (12/1), Kings Monarch (16/1), Cashanova (20/1), Bomber's Moon (33/1), Resiliency (33/1), Lygon Rock (33/1), The Go Tou Man (50/1), Diablo De Rouhet (66/1), Hes Our Robin (100/1), Phoenix Rock (150/1), Zara's Reflection (200/1), Bite My Tongue (250/1)

Verdict

Master Archer is an intriguing newcomer given his Flat form and a high cruising speed which will serve him well around here. His rider will have his hands full as he clearly has the gears but lacks a winning attitude. The Bottom Bar comes from a stable with an excellent record here. His bumper form is nothing special but he will have gained valuable experience for one who has looked so backward and the jumping game will be more his forte. AL SHAHIR could easily be dismissed as unreliable when looking at his form figures. However, he travelled well for a long way before finding the useful Kalshnikov too good at Wetherby and then finished clear of the third when runner-up last time. This stiff track may offset his lack of a telling finish and this looks a realistic opportunity for him. Awake At Midnight improved for the switch to hurdling and there is probably more to come as that was his first run for 11 months.
  1. Al Shahir
  2. The Bottom Bar
  3. Master Archer

Prize Money

1st: £3,249.002nd: £954.003rd: £477.004th: £238.00

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