12:25 Warwick

Monday 31 December 2018

All12:2512:5513:3014:0014:3515:0515:35

Local Parking Security Novices' Handicap Hurdle

Class 5  |   2m 3f  |   Good to Soft (Soft in places)  |   15 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 12:26  |   Winning time: 4m 43.6s

1st
6
6/1
T: S DrinkwaterJ: Fergus Gregory (5)
In touch on inside, lost place and pushed along after 4th, headway under pressure on outside next, challenged 3 out, led narrowly next, soon ridden, held on on gamely in driving finish flat, all out op 7/1 tchd 8/1
2nd
nk
4
10/1
T: C E LongsdonJ: J J Burke
Made most, driven and headed narrowly approaching 2 out, soon ridden, rallied and every chance from last, just denied in driving finish flat op 7/1
3rd
4
9
611-0
50/1
T: Tim VaughanJ: James Best
Tracked leaders, lost place after 4th, ridden after 3 out, stayed on under pressure from next, took 3rd flat, no impression with front pair op 40/1
4th
½
15
11/4j
T: J ScottJ: Rex Dingle (7)
Held up towards rear, headway and in touch after 3rd, challenged 3 out, led briefly approaching next, soon ridden, kept on same pace, no impression before last op 8/1
5th
1 ¾
1
40/1
T: G McPhersonJ: Kielan Woods
Mid-division, tracked leaders after 4th, challenged 3 out, soon ridden and lost place, no impression from next tchd 50/1
6th
nse
3
511-11
11/4j
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: Jonjo O'Neill Jr. (5)
Mid-division on outside, headway before 5th, challenged 3 out, ridden and outpaced by front trio before next, no impression after op 9/4 tchd 2/1
7th
1 ¼
14
9/1
T: P W MiddletonJ: James Bowen
Towards rear, some headway 3 out, outpaced when mistake next, ridden and kept on under pressure flat, no impression op 8/1
8th
8
13
14/1
T: Miss S WestJ: M Goldstein
Prominent, not fluent 3rd, lost place 4 out, outpaced next, no impression after op 12/1
9th
12
2
16/1
T: H D DalyJ: T J O'Brien
Never better than mid-division, weakened from 4 out op 14/1
10th
1 ½
16
510-5
40/1
T: H J EvansJ: Alexander Thorne (7)
Held up, always behind op 50/1 tchd 33/1
11th
1 ½
11
11/1
T: Tim VaughanJ: Alan Johns
In touch, pressed leader after 4th, lost place when ridden after 3 out, soon weakened op 10/1

Also Ran

PU
5
25/1
T: N P MulhollandJ: R T Dunne
Held up, always behind, struggling 4 out, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out op 16/1
PU
7
411-6
40/1
T: B PaulingJ: David Bass
Chased leaders to after 4th, behind when not fluent next, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out op 33/1
UR
8
40/1
T: A W CarrollJ: James Nixon (7)
Behind when jumped slowly and unseated rider 1st op 50/1
PU
12
610-12
20/1
T: Miss C DysonJ: David Noonan
Prominent, reminder after 3rd, lost place before 5th, soon behind, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out op 16/1

Video Replay

Non-Runners

10
Keynote25
Weight: 10-12|  Age: 3
T: R J Armson  J: C J Todd
Betting

Forecast

Urtheonethatiwant (11/4), Head Lad (11/4), Top Decision (6/1), Dowhatudodobest (9/1), On Raglan Road (10/1), Scrutinise (11/1), Fading Icon (14/1), Royale Jonquille (16/1), Classula (20/1), Better News (25/1), Keynote (25/1), Telson Barley (40/1), Okmyway (40/1), Amethea (40/1), Man Of The North (40/1), Sergio (50/1)

Verdict
A very low-key opener in which only a couple of the runners make any kind of positive appeal. On Raglan Road has questions to answer following wind surgery, but reverting back to hurdles at a track where he has run well previously (2m) shouldn't be dismissed lightly. Furthermore, Fading Icon could potentially be suited by this extra yardage having taken a small step forward at Fontwell (2m1f+). However, by far the most obvious winner is the Jonjo O'Neill-trained HEAD LAD who although slowly inching up the weights has acquitted himself well on both starts in handicap company.
  1. Head Lad
  2. On Raglan Road
  3. Top Decision

Previous Winners

2017
Samson's Reach
Weight: 11-9  |Age: 4
Weight: 11-9  |  
Age: 4  |  
J: D A Jacob
  |  
T: R J Price
8/1
Prize Money
1st:
£3,899.00
2nd:
£1,145.00
3rd:
£572.00
4th:
£350.00
5th:
£350.00
6th:
£350.00
7th:
£350.00
8th:
£350.00

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