15:35 Newbury

Saturday 10 February 2018

All13:1513:5014:2515:0015:3516:1016:40
  • Betfair Hurdle (Grade 3 Handicap)
  • Class 1  |   2m 69y  |   Soft  |   24 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:36  |   Winning time: 4m 9.75s
1st
10
12/1c
T: A MurphyJ: Jack Quinlan
Held up in mid-division, headway chasing leaders before 3 out, 2nd and hit 2 out, led between last 2, clear approaching last, stayed on strongly op 10/1
2nd
4 ½
3
10/1
T: W P MullinsJ: B J Geraghty
Held up towards rear, steady headway on inside approaching 3 out, chased leaders 2 out, went 2nd before the last, stayed on same pace run-in, no chance with winner op 12/1
3rd
8
13
25/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Bridget Andrews (3)
Held up towards rear, steady headway approaching 3 out, chased leaders next, went modest 3rd last
4th
9
23
20/1
T: Mrs S GardnerJ: Lucy Gardner (3)
Chased leaders, hit 3rd, pushed along approaching 3 out, soon outpaced, plugging on when hit last, modest 4th towards finish op 16/1
5th
1 ¼
7
911-8
33/1
T: C GordonJ: Harry Reed (7)
Chased leaders on outside, led approaching 3 out, slightly hampered by loose horse next, ridden and headed between last 2, lost modest 3rd last, weakened run-in op 50/1
6th
1
14
14/1
T: N J HendersonJ: J McGrath
Chased leaders, pushed along before 3 out, ridden and outpaced next, plugged on run-in
7th
hd
24
33/1
T: O GreenallJ: Ross Turner (7)
Towards rear, headway approaching 3 out, chased leaders next, 6th and weakening when blundered last
8th
½
19
20/1
T: A KingJ: Wayne Hutchinson
Towards rear, steady headway before 2 out, weakened between last 2, hit last
9th
1 ¾
9
16/1
T: H FryJ: Nick Scholfield
Led until 4th, chased leader until before 3 out, chased leaders, weakened between last 2 op 16/1
10th
3 ¾
4
10/1
T: N J HendersonJ: D N Russell
Held up towards rear, headway on outside approaching 3 out, weakened before the last tchd 16/1
11th
3 ½
8
20/1
T: D PipeJ: T Scudamore
Always towards rear, never on terms
12th
½
12
10/1c
T: N J HendersonJ: Nico de Boinville
Mid-division, pushed along before 3 out, weakened soon after 3 out op 9/1
13th
5
16
611-1
10/1
T: K WoollacottJ: D A Jacob
Chased leaders, pushed along before 3 out, weakened soon after op 16/1
14th
4
5
25/1
T: N J HendersonJ: Ned Curtis (5)
Chased leaders, pushed along approaching 3 out, ridden and weakened between last 2
15th
2 ¾
22
510-10
33/1
T: B EllisonJ: Danny Cook
Always behind
16th
2 ½
2
611-12
10/1c
T: N J HendersonJ: James Bowen (3)
Raced keenly, tracked leader, led 4th until approaching 3 out, chased leader until after 3 out, weakened before next tchd 7/1
17th
4 ½
1
14/1
T: B PaulingJ: Mr Alex Ferguson (7)
Never better than mid-division, towards rear and struggling after 4 out, tailed off op 25/1
18th
17
11
33/1
T: J J QuinnJ: B S Hughes
Always behind, never a factor, tailed off op 40/1
19th
29
15
25/1
T: P J HobbsJ: R Johnson
Mid-division, headway on inside approaching 3 out, weakening when mistake next, eased, tailed off
20th
23
6
25/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Always towards rear, tailed off

Also Ran

PU
17
12/1
T: G L MooreJ: J E Moore
In touch on inside, pushed along after 4 out, weakened soon after, tailed off when blundered 2 out, pulled up before last
PU
18
710-13
12/1
T: D McCain JnrJ: W T Kennedy
Mid-division, lost place 3rd, pulled up quickly before 6th
PU
20
710-12
8/1
T: P AtkinsonJ: Henry Brooke
Towards rear, blundered 2nd, tailed off 3 out, and pulled up soon after tchd 9/1
UR
21
14/1
T: Evan WilliamsJ: Mitchell Bastyan (5)
Chasing leaders when mistake and unseated rider 2nd tchd 14/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£8.80Pl:£3.10, £3.10, £6.20, £4.60EX:£104.00Trifecta:£3,385.90Tricast:£1,613.88SF:£76.73Swingers:£19.30, £49.90, £105.80

Forecasts

Irish Roe (8/1), Bleu Et Rouge (10/1), Verdana Blue (10/1), Kayf Grace (10/1), Lalor (10/1), Jenkins (10/1), Kalashnikov (12/1), Knocknanuss (12/1), Waterlord (12/1), Lough Derg Spirit (14/1), High Bridge (14/1), Silver Streak (14/1), Misterton (16/1), Coeur Blimey (20/1), William H Bonney (20/1), Moon Racer (20/1), Spiritofthegames (25/1), Charli Parcs (25/1), Poppy Kay (25/1), Divin Bere (25/1), Remiluc (33/1), Zalvados (33/1), Nietzsche (33/1), Project Bluebook (33/1)

Verdict

A bumper field of 24 and it would be hard to cross any of them off with confidence, this is as competitive as it gets. Irish Roe has been popular in the betting and does look very well handicapped based on her recent run behind Maria's Benefit at Doncaster, for which she was not penalised. Many of these clashed at Ascot before Christmas, and there's little to separate them on form. Silver Streak fared best of them that day in second and rates a key player now under just 3lb more. Despite heavy burdens Bleu Et Rouge, Verdana Blue and Charli Parcs are all contenders while C&D specialist High Bridge should go well under top weight. Jenkins has turned a corner and arguably headlines Nicky Henderson's five-pronged assault on a race he has won five times in the past. Gary Moore has snared this pot three times in ten runnings and his KNOCKNANUSS could be answer now. He had plenty in hand at Fontwell on Boxing Day and is still on a nice weight here with improvement extremely likely.
  1. Knocknanuss
  2. Silver Streak
  3. Irish Roe

Previous Winners

2017
Ballyandy
Weight: 11-1  |Age: 6
3/1

Prize Money

1st: £88,272.002nd: £33,124.003rd: £16,585.004th: £8,262.005th: £4,154.006th: £2,077.00
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