14:00 Huntingdon

Thursday 10 May 2018

All14:0014:3515:1015:4516:1516:4517:15
  • Smarkets Novices' Handicap Hurdle
  • Class 4  |   1m 7f 171y  |   Good (Watered)  |   13 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:02  |   Winning time: 3m 50.8s
1st
9
7/2c
T: F O'BrienJ: P J Brennan
Held up towards rear, headway 3 out, led before last, clear flat, readily Mkt1: op 10/3 tchd 4/1
2nd
1 ½
5
20/1
T: O SherwoodJ: Harrison Beswick (7)
Mid-division, headway on outside 2 out, 2nd last, no impression on winner flat, stayed on Mkt1: op 18/1
3rd
3 ½
10
8/1
T: C E LongsdonJ: Aidan Coleman
Mid-division, headway approaching last, went 3rd flat, stayed on Mkt1: tchd 9/1; Mkt2 op 9/1
4th
2 ½
15
410-12
18/1
T: N P LittmodenJ: Jack Quinlan
Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden after 3 out, stayed on same pace from 2 out, mistake last Mkt1: tchd 16/1
5th
hd
7
11/1
T: Tim VaughanJ: Alan Johns
Jumped left at times, led, ridden after 3 out, headed when mistake last, fading flat Mkt1: op 12/1
6th
2 ½
8
20/1
T: Katy PriceJ: Benjamin Poste
Held up in rear, shaken up before 2 out, stayed on flat, nearest finish Mkt1: op 33/1
7th
4
14
20/1
T: L HurleyJ: J M Davies
Mid-division, never really threatened Mkt1: tchd 25/1
8th
1 ¼
1
512-0
12/1
T: T R GeorgeJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Chased leaders, mistake 2nd, ridden after 3 out, soon weakened Mkt1: op 14/1 tchd 16/1
9th
hd
12
66/1
T: O GreenallJ: W T Kennedy
Always towards rear
10th
½
11
25/1
T: J R JenkinsJ: A Tinkler
Towards rear, ridden after 5th, not fluent 3 out, no impression Mkt1: op 20/1
11th
35
3
511-12
7/2c
T: K C BaileyJ: M Hamill (5)
Pressed leader, every chance 2 out, weakening when badly hampered last Mkt1: op 7/1 tchd 4/1

Also Ran

F
2
611-12
7/2c
T: N J HendersonJ: James Bowen (3)
Chased leaders, effort when slightly awkward 2 out, disputing close 2nd when fell last Mkt1: op 9/2 tchd 4/1
F
13
50/1
T: N P MulhollandJ: P K Donovan (7)
Tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced before 2 out, rallying when not clear run and switched right then left before being hampered and fell last Mkt1: op 80/1 tchd 66/1

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Rule 4

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Non-Runners

6
Mountain Path170
Weight: 11-9|  Age: 5
T: Jonjo O'Neill  J: N P Madden
WD
4
Hello Bertie167
Weight: 11-11|  Age: 6
T: Ruth Jefferson  J: B S Hughes
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£3.60Pl:£1.70, £6.10, £2.80EX:£84.70Trifecta:£798.70Tricast:£537.47SF:£78.20Swingers:£16.90, £5.70, £16.90

Forecasts

Cosmic King (7/2), Blazon (7/2), Bardd (7/2), Hello Bertie (4/1), Way Out West (8/1), Mountain Path (10/1), Cap St Vincent (11/1), Hattaab (12/1), Figeac (18/1), Working Class (20/1), Friary Gold (20/1), Candyman Can (20/1), St Patrick's Day (25/1), Free Bounty (50/1), First Up (66/1)

Verdict

There is little doubt that Bardd is talented enough to win this off this rating, but he cannot seem to get his head in front over hurdles and that might be the case again given there are one or two rivals who might have more resolution and may have got in this off competitive marks. Blazon, Working Class and Cosmic King fall into that category, but the selection is HELLO BERTIE, who hails from an in-form yard and is making his handicap debut following wind surgery. Mountain Path is another to consider.
  1. Hello Bertie
  2. Blazon
  3. Bardd

Prize Money

1st: £4,224.002nd: £1,240.003rd: £620.004th: £350.005th: £350.006th: £350.007th: £350.008th: £350.00
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