14:30 Southwell

Sunday 25 February 2018

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Peter Geraghty Celebration Novices' Handicap Chase

Class 4  |   2m 4f 62y  |   Soft (Good to Soft in places)  |   9 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 14:30  |   Winning time: 5m 51.2s

1st
5
6/1
T: Tim VaughanJ: Alan Johns
Made most, clear 2 out, soon ridden, stayed on well flat op 7/1 tchd 8/1
2nd
3 ¼
7
8/1
T: M R BosleyJ: James Best
Tracked leaders, went 2nd 3 out, outpaced after next, ridden and kept on under pressure flat, always held tchd 14/1 and tchd 18/1
3rd
1 ¼
13
14/1
T: P HendersonJ: T J O'Brien
Held up in touch, tracked leaders 9th, blundered 4 out, chased front pair next, ridden after 2 out, kept on same pace, always held op 28/1 tchd 33/1
4th
8
6
5/1
T: Mrs S J SmithJ: Danny Cook
With winner, ridden after 4 out, lost place next, weakened 2 out op 3/1 tchd 5/2
5th
6
10
10/1
T: Sarah HollinsheadJ: R T Dunne
Held up behind, in touch in 5th when blundered 4 out, driven to chase leaders next, never on terms, weakened from 2 out op 8/1 tchd 6/1

Also Ran

N/A
1
N/A
2
PU
3
6/4f
T: Olly MurphyJ: R Johnson
Blundered 1st, in touch on outside, lost place 8th, behind and struggling next, pulled up before 10th op 13/8 tchd 6/4 and tchd 15/8
N/A
4
1011-6
N/A
9
PU
11
33/1
T: B R SummersJ: Charlie Hammond (7)
Held up in touch on outside, reminder after 10th, soon behind, tailed off 4 out, pulled up before next op 33/1
N/A
12
UR
14
8/1
T: Miss V WilliamsJ: H F Nugent (7)
Blundered 1st, held up in touch until sprawled on landing and unseated rider 5th op 16/1 tchd 12/1
N/A
16
PU
18
14/1
T: Mrs L J YoungJ: Stan Sheppard (3)
Chased leaders, dropped towards rear 6th, lost touch 10th, tailed off when pulled up before 4 out op 20/1 tchd 22/1
N/A
19

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Betting

Forecast

Wood Pigeon (6/4), Red Danaher (5/1), Normandy King (6/1), Champion Chase (8/1), Coudefoudre (8/1), Chase Me (10/1), Run Don't Hide (14/1), My Diamond (14/1), St Merryn (33/1), Frankie Ballou (N/A), Dalkadam (N/A), Sussex Road (N/A), Perseid (N/A), Beni Light (N/A), Chateau Robin (N/A), Bocasien Desbois (N/A), Under The Red Sky (N/A), Court Painter (N/A), Does It In Style (N/A)

Verdict
Top weight WOOD PIGEON'S recent outings have been blighted by jumping issues but he looks capable of taking this contest if putting in a clear round. The selection was a winner at Fakenham last month and showed that he remains in good heart when finishing second at Sedgefield on Thursday. Of his rivals today the veteran Red Danaher won off a higher mark over hurdles recently while Normandy King can register a third placed effort in his last four outings returning from a break today.
  1. Wood Pigeon
  2. Red Danaher
  3. Normandy King
Prize Money
1st:
£4,442.00
2nd:
£1,312.00
3rd:
£656.00
4th:
£450.00
5th:
£450.00
6th:
£450.00
7th:
£450.00
8th:
£450.00

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