16:15 Newton Abbot

Saturday 31 August 2019

All13:5514:3015:0515:4016:1516:5017:25

    Happy Birthday Bill O'Dwyer Handicap Hurdle

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 5  |   2m 5f 122y  |   Good  |   16 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:15  |   Winning time: 5m 15.1s
1st
Horse silk
8
5/1
T: Nicky MartinJ: Matt Griffiths
Chased leaders, challenged 7th, led before 2 out, clear last, readily op 11/2
2nd
Horse silk
6
4
10/1
T: G HarrisJ: Ben Jones (7)
Mid-division, headway 7th, pressing winner before 2 out, held when not fluent last, stayed on same pace op 12/1
3rd
Horse silk
3 ½
10
6/1
T: Christian WilliamsJ: Nick Scholfield
Chased leaders, pushed along after 3 out, not fluent 2 out, stayed on same pace op 16/1
4th
Horse silk
1 ½
7
40/1
T: K BishopJ: Shane Quinlan (5)
With leader, not fluent 6th, outpaced after 3 out, plugged on to take 4th from last
5th
Horse silk
2 ¼
6
1011-7
15/2
T: Mrs S GardnerJ: Sean Houlihan (3)
Held up in rear, headway after 3 out, pressing for 4th last, never on terms op 7/1
6th
Horse silk
½
16
10/1
T: Mrs K StephensJ: Page Fuller (3)
Led, ridden and headed before 2 out, no extra approaching last op 11/1
7th
Horse silk
5
9
12/1
T: J ScottJ: David Noonan
Held up towards rear, took keen hold, struggling 3 out op 11/1
8th
Horse silk
nk
13
910-8
16/1
T: B J LlewellynJ: C J Todd (7)
Towards rear, 9th and ridden after 3 out, no impression tchd 14/1
9th
Horse silk
2 ¾
12
610-11
14/1
T: J M BradleyJ: C Brace (5)
Chased leaders, mistake 3 out, weakened before next
10th
Horse silk
½
15
10/1
T: P J HobbsJ: R Johnson
Mid-division, mistake 7th, well beaten after op 8/1
11th
Horse silk
2 ½
14
16/1
T: Christian WilliamsJ: Jack Tudor (7)
Always towards rear op 20/1
12th
Horse silk
10
5
33/1
T: P GundryJ: James Best
Chased leaders, ridden after 3 out, weakened before next
13th
Horse silk
3 ¾
3
511-12
40/1
T: Mark GillardJ: Theo Gillard (7)
Mid-division, not always fluent, well beaten 3 out
14th
Horse silk
¾
11
4/1f
T: A E JonesJ: T J O'Brien
Held up towards rear, mistake 5th, not fluent next, well beaten when not fluent 3 out op 7/2
15th
Horse silk
2
2
20/1
T: N P MulhollandJ: P K Donovan (7)
Chased leaders, not fluent 7th, lost place when blundered 3 out, soon weakened
16th
Horse silk
25
1
14/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Held up in rear, not fluent 1st, pushed along before 7th, well behind 3 out, tailed off

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£5.80Pl:£1.40, £1.70, £2.00, £12.80EX:£48.60Trifecta:£540.10Tricast:£325.28SF:£59.22Swingers:£11.10, £11.90, £18.40

Forecasts

Stand By Me (4/1), Can You Believe It (5/1), Joey Steel (6/1), Eddy (15/2), Searching (10/1), Top Of The Rocks (10/1), Lapalala (10/1), Seeanythingyoulike (12/1), Auld Sod (14/1), Midnight Aurora (14/1), Petrify (16/1), Realta Dawn (16/1), Harbour Force (20/1), Minella Rising (33/1), Rosserk Abbey (40/1), Trogir (40/1)

Verdict

Plenty of interest for a low-grade handicap hurdle; Stand By Me has leading claims returning from an absence even if the race that he won last time rather fell apart (the second has won since) and he along with Top Of The Rocks and Realta Dawn have leading claims along the last two named have both yet to win a race of any sort under Rules. Can You Believe It isn’t one to write off too quickly, this trip may well show him in a better light. Petrify won this last year but doesn’t enter the fray in such good fettle this time around. It may be worth taking a chance with SEARCHING, kept ticking over on the Flat since his last hurdles outings he looks nicely weighted on some of his old form.
  1. Searching
  2. Stand By Me
  3. Top Of The Rocks

Previous Winners

2018
Petrify
Weight: 10-8  |Age: 8
5/1

Prize Money

1st: £4,809.002nd: £1,412.003rd: £706.004th: £353.005th: £350.006th: £350.007th: £350.008th: £350.00

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