15:55 Newcastle

Saturday 23 February 2019

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    Navigating Brexit With Vertem Handicap Hurdle

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 2  |   2m 98y  |   Good to Soft  |   7 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:55  |   Winning time: 4m 0.54s
1st
Horse silk
6
10/3
T: Mrs S J SmithJ: Danny Cook
Held up towards rear, headway before 4 out, led before 2 out, clear before last op 3/1 tchd 11/4 and tchd 7/2
2nd
Horse silk
4
1
8/1
T: M & D EasterbyJ: B S Hughes
Held up in rear, headway before 2 out, chased winner before last, kept on and no impression op 7/1
3rd
Horse silk
5
4
1211-6
6/1
T: N W AlexanderJ: Mr Kit Alexander (5)
Towards rear, headway before 3out, kept on to take 3rd place run-in op 11/2 tchd 5/1
4th
Horse silk
2
8
610-9
3/1f
T: P A KirbyJ: Sean Quinlan
Prominent, blundered 2 out, weakened run-in op 7/2 tchd 11/4
5th
Horse silk
8
3
9/2
T: J EwartJ: Lucy Alexander
With leader, led 7 out, blundered 4 out, ridden and headed before 2 out, soon weakened op 6/1
6th
Horse silk
3
5
911-3
5/1
T: Miss P RobsonJ: L Quinlan (7)
Held up in touch, weakened before 3 out tchd 6/1
7th
Horse silk
68
2
911-10
16/1
T: James MoffattJ: Callum Bewley
Led, headed 7 out, lost place quickly before 3 out, tailed off op 22/1 tchd 25/1

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Non-Runners

7
Horse silk
Ninepointsixthree1
Weight: 11-0|  Age: 9
T: S England  J: Jonathan England
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£4.30Pl:£2.00, £2.70EX:£29.70Trifecta:£182.60Tricast:£152.55SF:£28.80Swingers:£2.70, £5.80, £13.30

Forecasts

Zig Zag (3/1), Joke Dancer (10/3), Aristo Du Plessis (9/2), Katgary (5/1), Ted Veale (6/1), Albert's Back (8/1), Ninepointsixthree (8/1), Altruism (16/1)

Verdict

A very competitive handicap hurdle. The narrow choice is old man Ted Veale, a one-time smart handicaper for Tony Martin. He ran well enough last time off a higher mark and could give them all something to think about off this mark if back on song. Top weight Albert's Back is unbeaten in two starts over hurdles so there could be more to come. We'll find out a lot more about him here, while recent runaway winner Ninepointsixthree and last year's winner of this race Joke Dancer, are others with claims.
  1. Ted Veale
  2. Albert's Back
  3. Joke Dancer

Previous Winners

2018
Joke Dancer
Weight: 10-12  |Age: 5
7/2

Prize Money

1st: £9,495.002nd: £2,805.003rd: £1,402.004th: £702.005th: £351.00

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