15:20 Ascot

Saturday 16 February 2019

All12:3013:0013:3514:1014:4515:2015:5516:3017:00

    Betfair Hurdle (Grade 3 Handicap)

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 1  |   1m 7f 152y  |   Good to Soft (Good in Places)  |   14 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:20  |   Winning time: 3m 45.3s
1st
Horse silk
4
11/4f
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Keen early, chased leaders, challenged on inside going well 2 out, led and went right last, driven clear run-in
2nd
Horse silk
3 ¾
13
25/1
T: Kerry LeeJ: Richard Patrick (3)
Led, pushed along and kept on well when joined 2 out, headed last, kept on same pace run-in, no chance with winner
3rd
Horse silk
2 ½
5
33/1
T: A StrongeJ: Jonjo O'Neill Jr. (5)
Chased leader, pushed along after 3 out, lost 2nd next, chased leaders, ridden before the last, kept on into 3rd final 100 yards
4th
Horse silk
½
3
3/1
T: P F NichollsJ: H Cobden
Held up towards rear, headway on outside chasing leaders before 2 out, kept on into 4th final 100 yards
5th
Horse silk
¾
12
610-7
16/1
T: G L MooreJ: J E Moore
Mid-division, headway chasing leaders before 4 out, 2nd and every chance 2 out, still challenging at the last, ridden and no extra final 100 yards
6th
Horse silk
4
7
20/1
T: T LaceyJ: Stan Sheppard (3)
Held up towards rear, pushed along and struggling after 3 out, plugged on run-in
7th
Horse silk
3 ½
2
10/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Lorcan Williams (5)
Held up in rear, some late headway, never a factor
8th
Horse silk
nk
1
511-12
8/1
T: A KingJ: Wayne Hutchinson
Held up towards rear, headway into mid-division when stumbled 3 out, no headway after
9th
Horse silk
1 ¾
6
13/2
T: N J GiffordJ: W T Kennedy
Mid-division, hit 4th, pushed along after 3 out, weakened before next
10th
Horse silk
1 ½
10
16/1
T: A KingJ: Tom Cannon
Mid-division on inside, pushed along after 3 out, headway chasing leaders next, weakened before the last
11th
Horse silk
10
11
16/1
T: D PipeJ: Bryony Frost
Took keen hold, tracked leaders, hit 3rd and 3 out, weakened before next
12th
Horse silk
hd
8
25/1
T: G L MooreJ: Joshua Moore
Raced wide in mid-division, pushed along and some headway after 3 out, weakened before next
13th
Horse silk
2
9
511-2
14/1
T: P J HobbsJ: R Johnson
Held up and always in rear, never a factor
14th
Horse silk
¾
14
25/1
T: J W MullinsJ: J McGrath
Chased leaders on outside, hit 1st, lost place before 4th, hit 4 out, tailed off

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£3.40Pl:£1.40, £4.50, £11.10EX:£48.60Trifecta:£3,900.00Tricast:£4,059.00SF:£59.27Swingers:£10.50, £73.20, £89.10

Forecasts

Al Dancer (11/4), Getaway Trump (3/1), Didtheyleaveuoutto (13/2), Lisp (8/1), Mont Des Avaloirs (10/1), Zanza (14/1), Ar Mest (16/1), William H Bonney (16/1), Nordic Combined (16/1), Equus Amadeus (20/1), Magic Dancer (25/1), Distingo (25/1), Nelson's Touch (25/1), Blu Cavalier (33/1)

Verdict

Novices have a great recent record in this as does Nigel Twiston-Davies and he can land the prize for a third time in five years with the potentially top-class AL DANCER who has done nothing wrong so far over hurdles and he was deeply impressive at Cheltenham most recently. Fellow novice Getaway Trump may be the best of three live contenders for Paul Nicholls based on his Grade One second to Champ last time out. If novices don't hold sway this time around Lisp could gain a deserved big-race success after two good seconds in similar contests.
  1. Al Dancer
  2. Getaway Trump
  3. Lisp

Previous Winners

2018
Kalashnikov
Weight: 11-5  |Age: 5
8/1

Prize Money

1st: £47,830.002nd: £18,020.003rd: £9,018.004th: £4,505.005th: £2,261.006th: £1,130.007th: £561.008th: £289.00

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