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Friday 5 April 2019

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Doom Bar Sefton Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1)

Class 1  |   3m 149y  |   Soft (Good to Soft in places)  |   12 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 16:41  |   Winning time: 6m 18.2s
Weighed In
1st
3
711-4
9/4f
T: N J HendersonJ: M P Walsh
Held up towards rear, not fluent 7th, headway approaching 4 out, led going well when not fluent 2 out, clear flat, ridden out, comfortably op 5/2 tchd 2/1
2nd
3
7
511-4
5/1
T: W GreatrexJ: G Sheehan
Held up in rear, headway when mistake 3 out, went 2nd final 120 yards, edged left and stayed on, not trouble winner op 9/2
3rd
7
10
11/2
T: Miss R CurtisJ: S Bowen
Prominent, led 8th, headed 2 out, lost 2nd 120 yards out, stayed on same pace op 8/1
4th
2 ¾
13
12/1
T: H De BromheadJ: R M Power
Held up in rear, headway on inside 3 out, soon switched left, ridden before 2 out, stayed on same pace flat op 11/1 tchd 10/1
5th
3 ¼
2
50/1
T: Henry OliverJ: L Heard
Mid-division, closed before 2nd, lost place before hitting 3 out, switched right before 2 out, hung left approaching last, kept on into 5th flat, no impression
6th
3 ¾
4
25/1
T: F O'BrienJ: P J Brennan
Soon tracking leaders, mistake 3rd, lost place before 5th, switched right and closed before 3 out, pressing leaders 2 out, 5th and beaten last, weakened flat op 28/1
7th
19
6
8/1
T: N J HendersonJ: Nico de Boinville
Tracked leaders, lost place 2 out, weakened before mistake last op 9/1
8th
hd
1
16/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Mid-division, headway on outside 9th, every chance 3 out, weakened before last tchd 20/1
9th
½
9
66/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Prominent, ridden and losing place when hampered before 3 out, soon behind op 40/1 tchd 50/1
10th
2 ¾
12
18/1
T: P F NichollsJ: H Cobden
Took keen hold, made most until mistake 8th, still every chance 3 out, weakening when mistake 2 out op 14/1 tchd 20/1
11th
7
5
4/1
T: G ElliottJ: J W Kennedy
Held up towards rear on outside, closed 2nd, ridden after 2 out, disputing 4th before last, no impression, weakened and heavily eased flat op 9/2 tchd 5/1

Also Ran

PU
11
33/1
T: B PaulingJ: D A Jacob
In touch in mid-division on inside, not fluent 4 out, soon hampered and lost place, quickly pulled up

Video Replay

Non-Runners

8
Go Another One43
Weight: 11-4|  Age: 7
T: J C McConnell  J: R Johnson

Betting

Forecast

Champ (9/4), Dallas Des Pictons (4/1), Emitom (5/1), Lisnagar Oscar (11/2), Downtown Getaway (8/1), Walk Away (12/1), Ardlethen (16/1), Trevelyn's Corn (18/1), Go Another One (20/1), Champagne Well (25/1), The Captains Inn (33/1), Arthur Mac (50/1), Kingsplace (66/1)

Verdict

A race full of interest with Champ setting the standard on the back of his runner-up slot in the Ballymore at the Festival losing little caste in defeat but he still needs to prove himself over this 3m trip, he is bred for it though. DALLAS DES PICTONS is already proven over this distance and this powerful traveller looks sure to be suited by this test having looked like a Graded performer when second in the Martin Pipe. Emitom despite his unbeaten record has still to prove that he can cut it at this level with the Albert Bartlett fifth Lisnagar Oscar worth another chance on a flatter track. Plenty of “dark types” in this with Walk Away and Ardlethen topping that particular list.
  1. Dallas Des Pictons
  2. Walk Away
  3. Champ

Previous Winners

2018
Santini
Weight: 11-4  |Age: 6
Weight: 11-4  |  
Age: 6  |  
J: Nico de Boinville
  |  
T: N J Henderson
6/4

Prize Money

1st: £56,130.002nd: £21,110.003rd: £10,550.004th: £5,270.005th: £2,650.006th: £1,320.007th: £680.008th: £360.009th: £200.0010th: £100.00

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