18:30 Kempton

Wednesday 27 February 2019

All16:5517:3018:0018:3019:0019:3020:0020:30
  • 32Red Casino Novice Stakes
  • 4YO plus  |   Class 5  |   1m 3f 219y  |   Standard / Slow  |   9 Runners  |   Polytrack
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 18:31  |   Winning time: 2m 36.59s
1st
Horse silk
5
(2)
4/1
T: P J HobbsJ: Oisin Murphy
Slowly away, headway on wide outside to lead over 10f out and soon clear, steadied pace 7f out, quickened over 3f out, clear when ridden inside final 2f, unchallenged op 6/1
2nd
Horse silk
1 ¾
2
(7)
1/3f
T: N J HendersonJ: L Morris
Tracked leading pair, went 2nd over 3f out, ridden and stayed on final furlong, never enough pace to challenge op 30/100
3rd
Horse silk
10
4
(5)
25/1
T: G L MooreJ: Hector Crouch
Held up in last pair, switched to outside 2f out, plugged on into modest 3rd final furlong op 22/1
4th
Horse silk
3 ¾
3
(8)
250/1
T: J R JenkinsJ: Danny Brock
Raced keenly, led over 1f, tracked winner until over 3f out, remained in 3rd and ridden over 2f out, weakened into 4th final furlong
5th
Horse silk
2
1
(6)
49-9
7/1
T: N J HendersonJ: A Kirby
Awkward to post, pulled hard in 5th, closer in 4th over 3f out, hung right and no impression over 2f out, weakened op 8/1
6th
Horse silk
¾
7
(9)
200/1
T: R A TealJ: David Probert
Slowly into stride, last trio, kept on final 2f
6th
Horse silk
dh
8
(4)
250/1
T: J W MullinsJ: Rob Hornby
Held up in 4th until pushed along over 3f out, weakened final furlong
8th
Horse silk
1 ½
10
(1)
50/1
T: John BerryJ: J F Egan
Always behind, never a factor op 40/1
9th
Horse silk
¾
9
(3)
150/1
T: B R MillmanJ: Charlie Bennett
Towards rear, pushed along and struggling over 3f out, never a factor op 250/1

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Non-Runners

6
(10)
Horse silk
Heart Of Soul256
Weight: 9-2|  Age: 4
T: Ian Williams  J: S Donohoe
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£6.40Pl:£1.20, £1.02, £3.00EX:£7.50Trifecta:£41.80SF:£5.85Swingers:£1.10, £6.30, £4.00

Forecasts

Verdana Blue (1/3), Gumball (4/1), Twist (7/1), Heart Of Soul (8/1), Et Moi Alors (25/1), Sacred Sprite (50/1), Puzzle Cache (150/1), Lawyersgunsn'money (200/1), Ace Cheetah (250/1), Oborne Lady (250/1)

Verdict

VERDANA BLUE stands out on Flat form, and can round off her Champion Hurdle preparation with a straightforward success dropped into novice company. Heart of Soul has been off for a while, but makes most appeal of the others ahead of the favourite's stablemate Twist.
  1. Verdana Blue
  2. Heart Of Soul
  3. Twist

Prize Money

1st: £3,881.002nd: £1,155.003rd: £577.004th: £289.00

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