15:00 Newbury

Friday 30 November 2018

All12:1012:4513:2013:5014:2515:0015:35

    Ladbrokes Long Distance Hurdle (Grade 2)

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 1  |   3m 52y  |   Soft (Good to Soft in places)  |   7 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:00  |   Winning time: 5m 58.4s
1st
Horse silk
7
11/4f
T: H FryJ: B J Geraghty
Tracked leaders, pushed along after 4 out, 2nd before 2 out, led between last 2, ridden clear run-in op 16/5 tchd 5/2
2nd
Horse silk
2 ½
3
811-0
14/1
T: Evan WilliamsJ: Adam Wedge
Tracked leaders, disputing close 2nd at 7th, every chance 2 out, ridden between last 2, soon 2nd, kept on same pace run-in op 12/1 tchd 11/1
3rd
Horse silk
2
6
16/1
T: N J GiffordJ: L P Aspell
Held up in last pair, headway approaching 2 out, modest 3rd before the last, one pace run-in op 25/1
4th
Horse silk
16
5
33/1
T: Jamie SnowdenJ: Page Fuller
Led, clear 6th until after 4 out, headed between last 2, soon lost 2nd and weakened op 40/1
5th
Horse silk
3 ½
2
10/3
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: D A Jacob
Tracked leaders on outside, closer at 8th, 3rd 3 out, weakened next op 12/5

Also Ran

UR
Horse silk
1
3/1
T: Jedd O'KeeffeJ: Joe Colliver
Chased leader, pushed along after 4 out, ridden and lost 2nd before 2 out, weakening when badly hampered and unseated rider after 2 out op 11/4 tchd 7/2
F
Horse silk
8
610-7
4/1
T: H FryJ: N D Fehily
Held up in last pair, keeping on out wide when pitched on landing and fell 2 out op 6/1

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Non-Runners

4
Horse silk
Kris Spin237
Weight: 11-0|  Age: 10
T: Kerry Lee  J: J E Moore
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£3.10Pl:£1.80, £4.60EX:£33.10Trifecta:£323.30SF:£34.94Swingers:£5.70, £5.80, £26.60

Forecasts

Unowhatimeanharry (11/4), Sam Spinner (3/1), Wholestone (10/3), Momella (4/1), Clyne (14/1), The Mighty Don (16/1), Monbeg Theatre (33/1), Kris Spin (33/1)

Verdict

While Sam Spinner's Long Walk success last term represents the best recent form on offer here he twice subsequently finished behind WHOLESTONE and Nigel Twiston-Davies seven-year-old also has the benefit of a win this season so with the fitness edge possible he gets the vote. Sam Spinner loves to front-run and the danger is that he gets an easy lead in this less competitive race than he encountered at Cheltenham and Aintree. Unowhatimeanharry has a bit to find with his younger rivals but the handy 6lb he receives makes life easier and he can't therefore be ruled out.
  1. Wholestone
  2. Sam Spinner
  3. Unowhatimeanharry

Previous Winners

2017
Beer Goggles
Weight: 11-0  |Age: 6
40/1

Prize Money

1st: £28,475.002nd: £10,685.003rd: £5,350.004th: £2,665.005th: £1,340.006th: £670.00

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