15:35 Newbury

Friday 30 November 2018

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Ladbrokes Handicap Hurdle

Class 2  |   3m 52y  |   Soft (Good to Soft in places)  |   12 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 15:35  |   Winning time: 6m 3.0s

1st
7
14/1
T: A W CarrollJ: Harry Bannister
Made all, hit 2 out, 3 lengths clear last, stayed on gamely, unchallenged op 16/1
2nd
½
11
6/1
T: C L TizzardJ: S Bowen
Chased leaders, 2nd travelling well before 3 out, stayed on under pressure run-in, closed towards finish, not reach winner op 9/1 tchd 10/1
3rd
10
8
10/1
T: F O'BrienJ: P J Brennan
Held up in mid-division, headway chasing leaders 8th, disputing close 2nd 3 out, ridden before next, 3rd and well held when mistake last, plugged on into 3rd again final strides op 11/1 tchd 10/1 and tchd 12/1
4th
nk
9
16/1
T: Evan WilliamsJ: Isabel Williams (7)
Held up in last pair, headway 3 out, ridden after next, plugged on into 3rd at the last until near finish
5th
nk
1
12/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Held up last, headway under pressure 3 out, plugged on pressing for 3rd run-in tchd 14/1
6th
1 ¼
6
33/1
T: O SherwoodJ: L P Aspell
Mid-division on inside, headway chasing leaders 4 out, weakened approaching last
7th
10
4
11/4j
T: N J HendersonJ: D A Jacob
Held up towards rear, headway on outside chasing leaders before 3 out, disputing close 2nd 3 out, weakened between last 2 op 2/1 tchd 3/1
8th
2 ½
2
711-10
33/1
T: A KingJ: Adrian Heskin
Held up towards rear, pushed along after 4 out, soon beaten
9th
1 ¾
12
25/1
T: C GordonJ: Brendan Powell
Chased winner until after 5th, chased leaders, weakened 4 out op 33/1
10th
1 ¼
3
17/2
T: T SymondsJ: J M Davies
Always towards rear op 7/1
11th
1 ¾
10
11/4j
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Mid-division, headway chasing leaders approaching 8th, pushed along before 3 out, ridden and weakened well before next op 10/3 tchd 7/2
12th
50
5
50/1
T: Miss S SmithJ: M G Nolan
Chased leaders, went 2nd after 5th, hit next, pushed along and lost 2nd before 3 out, weakened quickly, tailed off op 66/1 tchd 40/1

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Betting

Forecast

Dragon D'Estruval (11/4), Juge Et Parti (11/4), Rockpoint (6/1), Bobo Mac (17/2), De Name Evades Me (10/1), Aux Ptits Soins (12/1), Vive Le Roi (14/1), Virginia Chick (16/1), Hit The Highway (25/1), Captain Peacock (33/1), Karezak (33/1), Clondaw Cian (50/1)

Verdict
There is a suspicion that DRAGON D'ESTRUVAL could be some way better than this opening handicap mark based on the facile nature of his Ffos Las success on UK debut and the fact that champion trainer Nicky Henderson keeps him over hurdles rather than switching back to fences where he's already won three times perhaps hints that he agrees. Vive Le Roi chased home the smart First Assignment last time out in a hot Cheltenham handicap and with that form since franked he rates the biggest danger. Unexposed Warwick winner De Name Evades Me looks fairly treated on handicap debut and is another worth considering.
  1. Dragon D'Estruval
  2. Vive Le Roi
  3. De Name Evades Me

Previous Winners

2017
The Organist
Weight: 11-3  |Age: 6
Weight: 11-3  |  
Age: 6  |  
J: B J Geraghty
  |  
T: O Sherwood
12/1
Prize Money
1st:
£21,896.00
2nd:
£6,468.00
3rd:
£3,234.00
4th:
£1,617.00
5th:
£808.00
6th:
£406.00

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