14:50 Bangor

Thursday 4 January 2018

All13:1513:4514:1514:5015:2015:55

Stella Artois Cidre 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle

Class 4  |   2m 145y  |   Heavy  |   13 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 14:50  |   Winning time: 4m 27.7s

1st
1
2/1f
T: D McCain JnrJ: B S Hughes
Tracked leaders, switched right and went after 3 out, challenged 2 out, led and not fluent last, bumped slightly flat, in command near finish tchd 13/8
2nd
½
5
3/1
T: Henry OliverJ: J McGrath
Tracked leader, led after 3 out, pressed next, headed last, bumped slightly flat, held near finish op 4/1
3rd
23
11
14/1
T: Dr R D P NewlandJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Chased leaders, ridden after 3 out, soon weakened
4th
3 ¼
13
20/1
T: R Mitford-SladeJ: M G Nolan
Held up in mid-division, slightly hampered 1st, 6th and no impression 3 out, stayed on from 2 out, went 4th towards finish, no chance with front pair
5th
1 ¼
9
100/1
T: Katy PriceJ: Benjamin Poste
Led, ridden and headed after 3 out, no extra next op 125/1
6th
7
2
11/8
T: W GreatrexJ: R Johnson
Tracked leaders, ridden after 3 out, weakened before next op 7/4 tchd 11/8
7th
10
6
100/1
T: A E JonesJ: T J O'Brien
In rear, remote 7th when mistake 3 out, soon behind
8th
16
8
66/1
T: Miss V WilliamsJ: Charlie Deutsch (3)
Chased leaders, lost place 2nd, jumped right 4 out, well beaten next op 66/1
9th
hd
12
33/1
T: Oliver GreenallJ: Ian Popham
Held up, well beaten from 4 out op 66/1
10th
1 ¼
3
100/1
T: Oliver GreenallJ: David England
Always towards rear, well beaten from 4 out op 125/1
11th
13
7
20/1
T: N P MulhollandJ: N D Fehily
Towards rear, jumped left 2nd, mistake and reminder 4th, went left and behind 4 out
12th
5
10
66/1
T: G BewleyJ: Jonathon Bewley (3)
Towards rear, hampered 1st, ridden after 4th, well behind 4 out

Also Ran

UR
4
50/1
T: H D DalyJ: A Tinkler
Went left and unseated rider 1st

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Betting

Forecast

Article Fifty (11/8), Fin And Game (2/1), Doc Carver (3/1), Trigger Nichol (14/1), Dark Aster (20/1), Duke Of Kilcorral (20/1), Western Morning (33/1), Cobbler's Son (50/1), Ifandabut (66/1), Lawtop Legend (66/1), Johnny Yuma (100/1), Duhallow Lad (100/1), Bronzallure (100/1)

Verdict
The biggest field of the day but an inexperienced one and there should not be too many involved at the business end. The vote goes to top weight FIN AND GAME, who showed that he handles testing ground when a clear winner at Wetherby. He looks very promising and may well be able to defy a penalty. Article Fifty is entitled to be short-listed after some decent efforts so far and another win for him would be no great surprise, while Doc Carver has also shown promise and may well be the one to chase them home. Both Trigger Nichol and Duke Of Kilcorral could show improvement this time.
  1. Fin And Game
  2. Article Fifty
  3. Doc Carver

Previous Winners

2017
I'm A Game Changer
Weight: 11-5  |Age: 5
Weight: 11-5  |  
Age: 5  |  
J: R Johnson
  |  
T: P J Hobbs
2/1
Prize Money
1st:
£4,094.00
2nd:
£1,202.00
3rd:
£601.00
4th:
£301.00

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