14:25 Sandown

Friday 7 December 2018

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    Ballymore Winter Novices' Hurdle (Grade 2)

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 1  |   2m 3f 173y  |   Soft (Heavy in places)  |   10 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:28  |   Winning time: 5m 24.7s
1st
Horse silk
10
12/1
T: A KingJ: Wayne Hutchinson
Tracked leaders on inside, effort to lead 2 out, soon ridden, clear before last, kept on well tchd 11/1
2nd
Horse silk
3 ½
3
511-0
8/1
T: C L TizzardJ: R M Power
Tracked leader, led narrowly after 3rd, headed narrowly before 4 out, every chance approaching 2 out, soon ridden and one pace, no impression with winner before last op 7/1 tchd 5/1
3rd
Horse silk
10
5
7/1
T: F O'BrienJ: P J Brennan
Tracked leaders, led narrowly before 4 out, headed 2 out, soon outpaced and ridden, no chance with front pair from last op 8/1
4th
Horse silk
5
7
12/1
T: Evan WilliamsJ: Adam Wedge
Tracked leaders on outside, every chance 2 out, soon ridden and one pace, 4th and beaten last op 20/1
5th
Horse silk
10
8
14/1
T: W GreatrexJ: G Sheehan
Tracked leaders, lost place after 3rd, outpaced 3 out, never on terms, weakened next op 25/1
6th
Horse silk
2 ½
6
411-0
4/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Adrian Heskin
Held up in touch on inside, tracked leaders 4 out, effort to challenge before 2 out, soon outpaced, weakened before last op 10/3 tchd 3/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
1
511-0
66/1
T: J L FlintJ: Brendan Powell
Held up in rear, mistake 2nd, not fluent 5th, ridden and lost touch after 3 out, tailed off when pulled up before next
PU
Horse silk
2
200/1
T: R J SmithJ: Thomas Bellamy
Held up behind on outside, struggling 3 out, soon lost touch, tailed off when pulled up before next
PU
Horse silk
4
10/3j
T: Miss E C LavelleJ: Aidan Coleman
Led, went left 3rd, headed narrowly soon after, ridden and lost place before 2 out, soon weakened, pulled up before last op 11/4 tchd 7/2
F
Horse silk
9
10/3j
T: P J HobbsJ: M G Nolan
Fell 1st op 4/1 tchd 3/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£11.60Pl:£3.10, £2.10, £2.90EX:£96.10Trifecta:£703.60SF:£101.56Swingers:£7.40, £11.10, £7.30

Forecasts

Truckin Away (10/3), Down The Highway (10/3), My Way (4/1), Mercy Mercy Me (7/1), Darlac (8/1), Alsa Mix (12/1), Quoi De Neuf (12/1), Trio For Rio (14/1), Amateur (66/1), Another Go (200/1)

Verdict

A quality novices' hurdle and a race which really serves to capture the imagination. The unbeaten Alsa Mix tries her hand against her male counterparts for the first time with her trainer having a strong overall record in this race. My Way is well-regarded at Ditcheat and unlikely to be troubled by the worsening ground conditions looks capable of being positively involved, whilst progress is almost guaranteed for the gritty Ffos Las maiden winner Truckin Away. However, the selection is DOWN THE HIGHWAY who created a striking impression when downing Mercy Mercy Me at Lingfield. Of the remainder Darlac is potentially vulnerable (ground).
  1. Down The Highway
  2. My Way
  3. Truckin Away

Previous Winners

2017
On The Blind Side
Weight: 11-5  |Age: 5
6/5

Prize Money

1st: £17,085.002nd: £6,411.003rd: £3,210.004th: £1,599.005th: £804.006th: £402.00

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