13:30 Cheltenham

Wednesday 14 March 2018

All13:3014:1014:5015:3016:1016:5017:30

    The Ballymore Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1) (registered As The Baring Bingham)

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 1  |   2m 5f 26y  |   Soft (Heavy in places)  |   14 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 13:31  |   Winning time: 5m 18.2s
1st
Horse silk
12
611-7
8/11f
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
Held up in touch, tracked leaders going well 3 out, led turning in, ridden clear before last, edged right flat, stayed on well tchd 4/5 in places
2nd
Horse silk
2 ¾
3
8/1
T: T R GeorgeJ: N D Fehily
Tracked leaders, mistake 3rd, driven before 2 out, rallied to chase winner between last 2, hit last, kept on in clear 2nd flat, always held op 10/1 tchd 8/1
3rd
Horse silk
5
11
4/1
T: W P MullinsJ: Ruby Walsh
Mid-division on inside, outpaced 3 out, ridden after next, no impression in 6th before last, edged right and rallied flat, took 3rd near finish, no chance with clear pair tchd 9/2
4th
Horse silk
nk
13
33/1
T: W P MullinsJ: D E Mullins
Disputed lead to 5th, tracked leaders, challenged again 2 out, ridden and one pace before last, stayed on to take narrow 3rd flat until near finish, no impression with clear pair
5th
Horse silk
1
7
10/1
T: W P MullinsJ: P Townend
Held up towards rear, headway into mid-division 5th, chased leaders when hit 3 out, outpaced in 5th between last 2, ridden and stayed on to dispute beaten 3rd flat, no impression with clear pair op 12/1 tchd 9/1
6th
Horse silk
¾
14
14/1
T: C L TizzardJ: R M Power
Tracked leaders, challenged when not much room on inside after 3 out, led approaching next, headed turning in, one pace before last, ridden and stayed on to dispute beaten 3rd flat, no extra towards finish
7th
Horse silk
14
2
100/1
T: F O'BrienJ: Conor Shoemark
Held up behind, ridden and outpaced on outside after 3 out, never theatened leaders
8th
Horse silk
sh
8
40/1
T: B PaulingJ: D A Jacob
Made most to before 2 out, ridden and weakened before last
9th
Horse silk
2 ¼
4
25/1
T: W P MullinsJ: D J Mullins
Mid-division, lost place after 4 out, behind and weakened from 2 out
10th
Horse silk
9
10
66/1
T: H De BromheadJ: D N Russell
Held up towards rear, outpaced before 2 out, never near leaders, weakened approaching last op 50/1 tchd 66/1
11th
Horse silk
2 ¼
6
200/1
T: J HughesJ: M D Grant
Held up towards rear, ridden after 2 out, never involved op 150/1 tchd 200/1
12th
Horse silk
2 ½
5
100/1
T: F O'BrienJ: P J Brennan
Chased leaders, hit 6th, lost place 3 out, behind and weakened from next tchd 80/1
13th
Horse silk
16
9
100/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Held up, always towards rear, struggling after 4 out, tailed off from last

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
1
200/1
T: S CorbettJ: James Corbett
Always in rear, mistake 4th, lost touch and pulled up before next

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£1.60Pl:£1.10, £1.70, £1.40EX:£7.90Trifecta:£22.00Tricast:£16.75SF:£7.21Swingers:£2.20, £1.10, £3.50

Forecasts

Samcro (8/11), Next Destination (4/1), Black Op (8/1), Duc Des Genievres (10/1), Vision Des Flos (14/1), Brahma Bull (25/1), Scarpeta (33/1), Gowiththeflow (40/1), Mind's Eye (66/1), Aye Aye Charlie (100/1), Coolanly (100/1), Knight In Dubai (100/1), Diablo De Rouhet (200/1), Ahead of The Curve (200/1)

Verdict

The Irish have landed this contest in five of the past 10 years with Willie Mullins responsible for four of those victories; including with Faugheen in 2014. He saddles a quartet of runners with Next Destination the primary contender. He promises to be ideally suited by the forecast testing ground, along with recent Exeter scorer Vision Des Flos, and brings a high level of proven ability to the table. However, the claims of SAMCRO are impossible to ignore. He comfortably accounted for Duc Des Genievres at Leopardstown, and whilst his stamina reserves might be questioned by some analysts, it's well worth noting that he is a half-brother to the 3m winner Cocacobana.
  1. Samcro
  2. Next Destination
  3. Vision Des Flos

Prize Money

1st: £71,188.002nd: £26,712.003rd: £13,375.004th: £6,662.005th: £3,350.006th: £1,675.00

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