17:05 Wincanton

Saturday 17 February 2018

All13:4014:1514:4515:2015:5516:3017:05

    Betway 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 4  |   1m 7f 65y  |   Soft (Heavy in places)  |   9 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 17:08  |   Winning time: 4m 8.3s
1st
Horse silk
7
410-7
5/2
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Made virtually all, not fluent 3rd, steered to stands side after 2 out, clear last, eased towards finish op 9/4 tchd 2/1 and tchd 11/4
2nd
Horse silk
7
6
410-13
8/11f
T: P F NichollsJ: H Cobden
Took keen hold, held up well in rear, headway on outside to chase winner after 2 out, led briefly before 2 out, switched right before last, soon beaten op 4/6 tchd 4/5
3rd
Horse silk
2 ¾
2
611-2
14/1
T: Miss C DysonJ: David Noonan
Chased leaders, took keen hold, not fluent 3 out, 3rd and beaten before next, one pace
4th
Horse silk
2 ¼
3
511-2
7/1
T: P J HobbsJ: R Johnson
Mid-division, keen early, hampered 3 out, went 4th from 2 out, no impression, one pace tchd 6/1
5th
Horse silk
17
5
8/1
T: D SkeltonJ: David England
Mid-division, no impression 3 out op 16/1
6th
Horse silk
1
1
150/1
T: Mark GillardJ: D Crosse
Jumped right, chased winner until after 3 out, weakened before next
7th
Horse silk
1
9
150/1
T: Mrs L J YoungJ: James Best
Tracked leaders, outpaced after 3 out, weakened before next
8th
Horse silk
18
4
33/1
T: C L TizzardJ: M G Nolan
Chased leaders, not fluent 3rd, lost place after 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off op 25/1
9th
Horse silk
38
8
20/1
T: R J HodgesJ: Nick Scholfield
Held up in rear, took keen hold, hit 1st, well beaten after 3 out, tailed off op 25/1 tchd 28/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£3.00Pl:£1.10, £1.10, £3.60EX:£6.20Trifecta:£30.30SF:£5.31Swingers:£1.10, £4.50, £3.40

Forecasts

Sao (8/11), Embole (5/2), Pyrios (7/1), Zamparelli (8/1), Passam (14/1), Midnight Midge (20/1), Sparky's Spirit (33/1), Indigo Stamp (150/1), Moynihans Girl (150/1)

Verdict

The form that SAO showed in France looks likely to be enough to take this contest and he can make his first start for trainer Paul Nicholls a winning one. Embole has had a wind operation since his most recent outing but ran well on his first hurdling debut at Newcastle and is taken to claim second ahead of Pyrios who looks capable of putting a fall last time out behind him by claiming third.
  1. Sao
  2. Embole
  3. Pyrios

Previous Winners

2017
Dreamcatching
Weight: 10-7  |Age: 4
3/1

Prize Money

1st: £4,159.002nd: £1,221.003rd: £611.004th: £305.00

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