16:25 Haydock

Saturday 31 March 2018

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

    Smarkets Challenger Stayers Hurdle Series Final Handicap Hurdle

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 2  |   2m 6f 177y  |   Soft (Good to Soft in places)  |   15 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:25  |   Winning time: 5m 59.2s
1st
Horse silk
12
16/1
T: Nick WilliamsJ: H Cobden
Towards rear, not fluent 7th, remote 11th after 4 out, closing 8th 3 out, hanging left in 4th before last, led final 120 yards, stayed on well
2nd
Horse silk
1 ¼
6
10/1
T: H D DalyJ: A Thornton
Hampered on bend soon after start, held up towards rear, headway approaching 3 out, challenged 2 out, led last, headed 120 yards out, held towards finish tchd 9/1
3rd
Horse silk
6
16
13/2j
T: P HendersonJ: P J Brennan
Held up in rear, headway from 7th, ridden after 4 out, every chance 2 out, still chance after last, no extra final 100 yards op 8/1
4th
Horse silk
9
3
25/1
T: R DobbinJ: Craig Nichol
Mid-division from 1st, headway after 8th, led before 2 out, headed when untidy last, no extra flat op 20/1
5th
Horse silk
3
2
28/1
T: P A KirbyJ: A Nicol
Held up in rear, mistake and well behind 4 out, stayed on from 2 out, never nearer op 25/1 tchd 33/1
6th
Horse silk
2 ½
5
8/1
T: S EdmundsJ: C Gethings
Bumped on bend after start, soon in touch, ridden after 4 out, mistake and weakened 2 out
7th
Horse silk
½
9
22/1
T: J CandlishJ: Sean Quinlan
Mid-division, not fluent 2nd, headway before 3 out, weakened approaching next op 20/1
8th
Horse silk
3 ¾
4
7/1
T: S EdmundsJ: T J O'Brien
Tracked leaders, challenged 8th, no impression from 3 out tchd 15/2
9th
Horse silk
8
10
1010-11
12/1
T: Mrs Caroline BaileyJ: S Bowen
Mid-division, ridden after 6th, well behind 8th op 14/1
10th
Horse silk
1 ¼
8
20/1
T: N B KingJ: T E Whelan
Led, mistake 6th, not fluent next, stepped at 3 out, headed before next, weakened approaching last op 16/1
11th
Horse silk
1 ¾
15
9/1
T: N P MulhollandJ: Harry Reed (5)
Held up in mid-division, ridden after 6th, well behind 4 out
12th
Horse silk
29
11
20/1
T: N P MulhollandJ: T Scudamore
Tracked leader, mistake and ridden briefly 6th, jumped left next, not fluent 4 out, soon weakened op 25/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
1
13/2j
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Prominent, mistake 8th, weakened before 3 out, pulled up before next op 6/1 tchd 7/1
PU
Horse silk
13
7/1
T: Dr R D P NewlandJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Mid-division, well beaten 4 out, pulled up before next op 13/2 tchd 6/1
PU
Horse silk
14
20/1
T: Mrs Caroline BaileyJ: Aidan Coleman
Chased leaders, ridden after 6th, soon lost place, behind when mistake next, pulled up before 4 out

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Non-Runners

7
Horse silk
Tara View116
Weight: 11-0|  Age: 7
T: A King  J: Wayne Hutchinson
WD

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£20.30Pl:£5.50, £3.90, £2.50EX:£186.30Trifecta:£1,405.00Tricast:£1,163.56SF:£149.04Swingers:£39.60, £21.80, £15.90

Forecasts

Hatchet Jack (13/2), Red Rising (13/2), Clondaw Native (7/1), Aaron Lad (7/1), Classic Ben (8/1), Fingerontheswitch (9/1), Head To The Stars (10/1), Malapie (12/1), Tara View (14/1), Culture De Sivola (16/1), Zeroeshadesofgrey (20/1), Southfield Royale (20/1), Early Retirement (20/1), Bryden Boy (22/1), Planet Nine (25/1), Nautical Nitwit (28/1)

Verdict

AARON LAD can complete a hat-trick in this competitive looking handicap hurdle. Richard Newland's charge has looked an improved performer of late and having had just the one start over this trip he remains open to improvement. Top weight Red Rising would appreciate any overnight rain and he can finish runner-up on this occasion while Bryden Boy represents a yard going well at present and he can finish third.
  1. Aaron Lad
  2. Red Rising
  3. Bryden Boy

Previous Winners

2017
Kelvingrove
Weight: 11-4  |Age: 7
12/1

Prize Money

1st: £30,950.002nd: £9,190.003rd: £4,595.004th: £2,290.005th: £1,150.006th: £580.007th: £290.008th: £140.00

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