14:35 Taunton

Thursday 28 February 2019

All14:0014:3515:1015:4516:2016:5517:30

Invest Southwest Novices' Hurdle

Class 4  |   2m 3f 1y  |   Good  |   8 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 14:35  |   Winning time: 4m 50.4s

1st
2
5/2
T: P J HobbsJ: T J O'Brien
Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 3rd, led after 5th, driven and edged left flat, stayed on well
2nd
2
1
611-8
11/10f
T: D PipeJ: T Scudamore
Prominent, led 3rd, headed after 5th, pushed along and every chance 2 out, held by winner flat, kept on op 6/4
3rd
½
7
2/1
T: P F NichollsJ: B J Geraghty
Chased leaders, took keen hold, not fluent 3 out or 2 out, shaken up after, no impression on winner flat, kept on op 7/4
4th
44
6
25/1
T: W G M TurnerJ: Harry Kimber (7)
Held up towards rear, closed 4th, weakened 3 out op 33/1
5th
46
5
66/1
T: Jack BarberJ: James Best
Held up towards rear, took keen hold, behind 6th op 80/1
6th
¾
3
33/1
T: S DrinkwaterJ: P J Brennan
Led until 3rd, edged left and lost place, behind 6th
7th
4 ½
8
250/1
T: Mrs N S EvansJ: J M Davies
Chased leaders, not fluent 6th, weakened next op 200/1

Also Ran

PU
4
80/1
T: B BarrJ: Patrick Cowley (5)
Not always fluent in rear, struggling 4th, pulled up before 6th op 100/1

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Betting

Forecast

Airton (11/10), Tomorrow Mystery (2/1), At Its Own Expense (5/2), Cassis De Reine (25/1), Bigchextocash (33/1), Movie Theatre (66/1), Machiato (80/1), Caviar Royale (250/1)

Verdict
Tomorrow Mystery could be capable of having a major say here for an in-form Paul Nicholls team, having undergone a wind operation since finishing second on debut at Worcester earlier in the season. Airton meanwhile made a winner start over 2m recently, defying his starting price, and is respected upped in distance despite his penalty. AT ITS OWN EXPENSE shaped nicely on his own hurdles bow when third over C&D last month and, with likely improvement, can improve to open his account.
  1. At Its Own Expense
  2. Airton
  3. Tomorrow Mystery
Prize Money
1st:
£5,133.00
2nd:
£1,507.00
3rd:
£754.00
4th:
£377.00

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