13:15 Ascot

Saturday 3 November 2018

All12:4013:1513:5014:2515:0015:3516:05

    Gardiner & Theobald Novices' Handicap Hurdle

  • 3YO plus  |   Class 4  |   2m 3f 58y  |   Good (Good to Firm in places)  |   14 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 13:16  |   Winning time: 4m 37.8s
1st
Horse silk
5
11/4f
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Mid-division, headway before 3 out, led approaching next, drew clear last, impressive tchd 5/2 and tchd 3/1
2nd
Horse silk
10
8
13/2
T: G L MooreJ: J E Moore
Held up in touch, chased leaders 4 out, outpaced after next, stayed on well, never a threat op 7/1
3rd
Horse silk
hd
1
811-12
50/1
T: A StrongeJ: Andrew Tinkler
Held up towards rear, smooth headway after 3 out, chased leaders next, stayed on into 2nd after last, no chance with easy winner op 66/1
4th
Horse silk
2 ¼
4
7/1
T: P F NichollsJ: H Cobden
Held up in rear, pulled hard, headway 3 out, chased leaders next, kept on same pace approaching last op 8/1
5th
Horse silk
2
6
11/1
T: B I CaseJ: Max Kendrick (5)
Chased leaders, mistake 3rd, every chance 3 out, no extra last op 12/1 tchd 10/1
6th
Horse silk
2
3
10/1
T: N P MulhollandJ: T Scudamore
Mid-division, headway 3 out, soon chasing leaders, ridden to challenge next, weakened after last op 8/1
7th
Horse silk
5
2
6/1
T: P BowenJ: S Bowen
Chased leaders, slow 4 out, weakened after next op 13/2
8th
Horse silk
2 ½
12
7/1
T: M KeighleyJ: L P Aspell
Led until 3rd, remained prominent, led again before 4 out, headed approaching 2 out, soon weakened op 10/1 tchd 11/1
9th
Horse silk
11
11
20/1
T: B PaulingJ: C Brace (7)
In touch, lost place 5th, behind next tchd 18/1 and tchd 22/1
10th
Horse silk
29
7
40/1
T: P WinksJ: Harry Teal (7)
Prominent, led 3rd, headed before 4 out, weakened next

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
9
20/1
T: C GordonJ: Tom Cannon
Held up in rear, under pressure before 2 out, soon beaten, pulled up before last op 18/1 tchd 25/1
PU
Horse silk
10
611-6
50/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Jack Savage (7)
Reluctant and very slowly away, behind, detached before 5th, tailed off next, pulled up next op 40/1
PU
Horse silk
13
710-11
22/1
T: Mrs S LeechJ: Sean Houlihan (5)
In touch, weakened 3 out, pulled up next op 20/1 tchd 25/1
PU
Horse silk
14
410-1
14/1
T: Christian WilliamsJ: G Sheehan
Chased leaders, weakened before 2 out, pulled up last op 20/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£3.70Pl:£1.80, £2.00, £18.70EX:£23.30Trifecta:£1,082.00Tricast:£749.44SF:£19.84Swingers:£5.70, £59.50, £133.80

Forecasts

New Quay (11/4), Atomic Rumble (6/1), It's Got Legs (13/2), Darling Maltaix (7/1), Chequered View (7/1), The Twisler (10/1), Templepark (11/1), Uno Mas (14/1), Shanroe Tic Tec (20/1), Desiremoi D'Authie (20/1), Throckley (22/1), Ballyfarsoon (40/1), Amanto (50/1), Corzeam (50/1)

Verdict

Winning form here is scarce so ATOMIC RUMBLE somewhat stands out as he seeks a hat-trick and he certainly has the best handicap form on offer. In may ways Darling Maltaix and New Quay bring similar claims to the table with both ending last term in third and each having summer wind-ops for top yards. They are both possible improvers now and represent the two biggest dangers.
  1. Atomic Rumble
  2. Darling Maltaix
  3. New Quay

Previous Winners

2017
Brown Bear
Weight: 10-13  |Age: 6
16/1

Prize Money

1st: £6,758.002nd: £1,984.003rd: £992.004th: £496.005th: £350.006th: £350.007th: £350.008th: £350.00

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