14:25 Ascot

Saturday 19 January 2019

All12:4013:1513:5014:2515:0015:3516:05
  • Matchbook Holloway's Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)
  • Class 1  |   2m 3f 58y  |   Good to Soft  |   10 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:27  |   Winning time: 4m 48.7s
1st
1
611-12
5/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Thomas Bellamy
Tracked leaders on inside, led 4 out, stayed on gamely from last, ridden out
2nd
1 ¾
8
10/1
T: N J HendersonJ: Nico de Boinville
Raced keenly, tracked leaders, close 2nd after 3 out, ridden and one pace between last 2 tchd 7/1
3rd
2 ¼
4
611-2
4/1f
T: T R GeorgeJ: P J Brennan
Held up in touch, headway 4 out, 3rd travelling well after next, one pace before next tchd 10/3
4th
8
9
9/4
T: C ByrnesJ: R M Power
Held up in last trio, headway 4th and held when went left and mistake 2 out, eased, mistake last op 9/2 tchd 5/1
5th
3 ¼
6
20/1
T: Mrs S LeechJ: C Brace (7)
Held up and behind, never nearer
6th
¾
5
8/1
T: N G RichardsJ: B S Hughes
Held up in last trio, ridden and no impression in 6th before 2 out tchd 6/1
7th
18
3
911-5
14/1
T: W GreatrexJ: G Sheehan
Raced wide, led, reached for 5th, headed before next, chased leader, challenged and hit 4 out, pushed along and lost 2nd after next, weakened on long run to 2 out op 16/1
8th
1
7
610-10
10/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Bridget Andrews
Raced keenly, in touch in 5th, weakening when stumbled badly 3 out
9th
½
10
16/1
T: Miss Lucinda V RussellJ: S Mulqueen (3)
Chased leader, mistake 2nd, lost 2nd before 6th, chased leaders, pushed along after 4 out, weakened on long run before 2 out op 25/1

Also Ran

PU
2
611-8
14/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Lorcan Williams (5)
Pulled hard, restrained in rear until pulled way up to lead before 6th and set good pace, headed 4 out, weakened rapidly, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out op 33/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£4.20Pl:£1.60, £2.30, £1.80EX:£34.80Trifecta:£128.20Tricast:£120.20SF:£33.48Swingers:£6.10, £2.30, £6.50

Forecasts

Thosedaysaregone (9/4), Seddon (4/1), Ballymoy (5/1), Better Getalong (8/1), Colonial Dreams (10/1), New Quay (10/1), Boite (14/1), Djingle (14/1), Kelpies Myth (16/1), Man Of Plenty (20/1)

Verdict

SEDDON has developed into a smart novice for Tom George bases on his Grade Two third's the last twice and both have hinted that he could be even better when upped in trip so he makes plenty of appeal with this opening handicap mark far from unreasonable. Thosedaysaregone is certainly a big danger having won so impressively when heavily backed at Wetherby as is prolific improver Ballymoy who took his record to five from seven latest.
  1. Seddon
  2. Thosedaysaregone
  3. Ballymoy

Previous Winners

2018
Jenkins
Weight: 11-8  |Age: 6
5/1

Prize Money

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