15:25 Newton Abbot

Monday 1 October 2018

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Bryan And Ilva Westcott Memorial Novices' Hurdle

Class 4  |   2m 5f 122y  |   Good (Good to Firm in places)  |   7 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 15:25  |   Winning time: 5m 9.9s

1st
1
611-4
15/8f
T: Olly MurphyJ: R Johnson
Raced keenly, led 2nd, clear until given breather after 6th, reminders after 3 out, headed before 2 out, soon rallied, led again approaching last, hit last, ridden clear run-in op 9/4
2nd
3 ¾
7
9/4
T: Mrs D A HamerJ: Lorcan Williams (7)
Chased leaders, hit 4th, close 2nd 4 out, led before 2 out, ridden and headed approaching the last, ridden and one pace run-in tchd 2/1 and tchd 5/2
3rd
17
2
710-12
80/1
T: W S KittowJ: David Noonan
Led until 2nd, chased leader until before next and lost place, rallied into modest 3rd after 3 out, no chance with leading duo op 66/1
4th
3
5
510-12
16/1
T: J W MullinsJ: Kevin Jones (5)
Held up in last pair, pushed along and outpaced before 4 out, plugging on in modest 4th when mistake 2 out op 25/1
5th
13
6
410-12
9/1
T: Robert StephensJ: C Gethings
Chased leaders, weakened quickly after 3 out, mistake next op 5/1
6th
23
4
9/4
T: Tom LaceyJ: Nico de Boinville
Chased leaders on inside, went 2nd before 3rd closed on winner after 6th, lost 2nd 4 out, weakened rapidly next op 11/4
7th
1 ¼
3
125/1
T: Miss J Du PlessisJ: James Best
Hit 5th, always behind op 150/1 tchd 100/1

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Betting

Forecast

Motueka (15/8), Super Scorpion (9/4), En Meme Temps (9/4), Kazawi (9/1), Inspireus (16/1), Avocadeau (80/1), Cornelius Socks (125/1)

Verdict
MOTUEKA knows what it takes to win over this sort of trip and, having held his form well since winning at Uttoxeter in July, the gelding could take some stopping in this modest company despite picking up a 6lb penalty. Super Scorpion is closely matched with the selection on official ratings and is rated as big threat on these terms (5lb well in with his main rival). Inspireus stepped things up a notch last time out and can make the frame if he gets the trip. He is fancied to emerge as the best of the rest.
  1. Motueka
  2. Super Scorpion
  3. Inspireus

Previous Winners

2017
The Hollow Ginge
Weight: 10-12  |Age: 4
Weight: 10-12  |  
Age: 4  |  
J: Jamie Bargary
  |  
T: N A Twiston-Davies
5/1
Prize Money
1st:
£5,003.00
2nd:
£1,469.00
3rd:
£735.00
4th:
£367.00

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