15:15 Newbury

Saturday 24 March 2018

All14:0514:4015:1515:5016:2517:0017:35

EBF & TBA Mares' 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle Finale (Limited Handicap) (Grade 2)

Class 1  |   2m 4f 118y  |   Soft  |   16 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 15:15  |   Winning time: 5m 18.4s
Weighed In
1st
4
611-5
8/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Bridget Andrews (3)
Raced keenly, held up towards rear, steady headway from 4 out, chased leaders in 3rd before next, went 2nd before awkward 2 out, led last, ridden out
2nd
2 ¾
6
12/1
T: Jamie SnowdenJ: G Sheehan
Always prominent, led before 3 out, joined and hit 2 out, headed last, stayed on same pace run-in op 9/1
3rd
½
15
50/1
T: J W MullinsJ: Daniel Sansom (5)
Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, chased leaders and hit 2 out, hung left switched left and stayed on well under pressure run-in, closed on 2nd but no chance with winner
4th
2
9
7/1
T: Miss R CurtisJ: Adam Wedge
Chased leaders, went 2nd approaching 3 out until next, chased leaders, ridden and one pace in 4th run-in op 10/1
5th
nse
8
8/1
T: W GreatrexJ: R Johnson
Held up in mid-division, pushed along and outpaced before 3 out, rallied under pressure run-in, not pace to threaten
6th
½
11
6/1f
T: F O'BrienJ: P J Brennan
Held up towards rear, headway approaching 3 out, close 3rd when hit next, stayed on same pace run-in, weakened and lost places towards finish
7th
5
16
25/1
T: J W MullinsJ: Kevin Jones (5)
Took keen hold towards rear, some headway 2 out, weakened run-in
8th
2
13
20/1
T: H D DalyJ: T J O'Brien
Mid-division, headway chasing leaders 4 out, pushed along before next, hung left and weakened between last 2 tchd 25/1
9th
6
2
10/1
T: N J HendersonJ: James Bowen (3)
Raced widest in mid-division, headway chasing leaders 6th, weakened 2 out op 12/1
10th
14
5
12/1
T: Noel WilliamsJ: Wayne Hutchinson
Chased leaders on inside, weakened quickly before 3 out op 14/1
11th
9
1
11/1
T: A J HoneyballJ: Aidan Coleman
Led until before 3 out, weakened before next op 12/1
12th
20
10
610-9
16/1
T: C E LongsdonJ: J J Burke
Chased leaders, went 2nd 4 out until before next, ridden and weakened before 2 out tchd 14/1
13th
7
12
610-8
20/1
T: Stuart EdmundsJ: C Gethings
Mid-division, not fluent 4th, weakened after 4 out

Also Ran

PU
3
8/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Chased leaders, hit 6th, pushed along after next, soon lost place, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out
PU
7
9/1
T: H FryJ: N D Fehily
Towards rear, hit 4th, behind and struggling 4 out, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out op 10/1
PU
14
33/1
T: Jamie SnowdenJ: M G Nolan
Always behind, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out

Video Replay

Betting

Forecast

Oscar Rose (6/1), Just A Thought (7/1), Roksana (8/1), Petticoat Tails (8/1), If You Say Run (8/1), Lady Of Lamanver (9/1), Sunshade (10/1), Midnight Tune (11/1), Kalahari Queen (12/1), Sensulano (12/1), Jet Set (16/1), Black Tulip (20/1), Kaloci (20/1), Bee Crossing (25/1), Lostnfound (33/1), Jubilympics (50/1)

Verdict
KALAHARI QUEEN impressed when taking a handicap hurdle at Exeter last time out and with the step up in trip to suit she can defy an 11lb rise in the weights to take this competitive Graded contest. Midnight Tune was the winner of a Graded novice contest last time out and she looks capable of claiming second on her return to handicaps while If You Say Run, runner-up behind her on that occasion can finish third.
  1. Kalahari Queen
  2. Midnight Tune
  3. If You Say Run

Previous Winners

2017
Snow Leopardess
Weight: 11-1  |Age: 5
Weight: 11-1  |  
Age: 5  |  
J: Aidan Coleman
  |  
T: C E Longsdon
7/1
Prize Money
1st: £22,780.002nd: £8,548.003rd: £4,280.004th: £2,132.005th: £1,072.006th: £536.00

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