12:55 Newcastle

Saturday 30 November 2019

All11:4512:2012:5513:3014:0514:4015:20

    Weatherbys Racing Bank 'The French Furze' Novices' Hurdle

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 2  |   2m 6f  |   Heavy  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 12:56  |   Winning time: 5m 43.0s
1st
Horse silk
8
40/1
T: K DalgleishJ: Craig Nichol
Held up in rear, headway after 4 out, driven after next, went 2nd 2 out, hit last, ridden and stayed on under pressure flat, edged left and led towards finish op 50/1
2nd
Horse silk
1
3
5/4f
T: F O'BrienJ: P J Brennan
Held up mid-division, hit 5th, headway 4 out, chased front pair next, ridden between last 2, rallied to press winner when short of room towards finish op 11/8 tchd 11/10
3rd
Horse silk
sh
1
3/1
T: K C BaileyJ: Ned Curtis
Made most, driven after 3 out, clear next, ridden and hard pressed last, kept on until headed and not much room towards finish op 9/2
4th
Horse silk
15
7
28/1
T: A M ThomsonJ: Ryan Mania
Mid-division, driven before 3 out, ridden and stayed on into modest 4th flat, no chance with leaders op 25/1
5th
Horse silk
1
4
16/1
T: M A BarnesJ: Ross Chapman
Pressed leader, driven and lost place before 2 out, soon beaten, lost modest 4th flat op 20/1
6th
Horse silk
4 ½
2
10/3
T: N G RichardsJ: B S Hughes
Held up behind, pushed along before 3 out, never on terms, weakened next op 11/4 tchd 9/4
7th
Horse silk
24
5
8/1
T: C E LongsdonJ: B J Geraghty
Chased leaders, hit 6th, driven before 3 out, never on terms, weakened next, tailed off op 13/2

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
6
125/1
T: C GrantJ: Sean Quinlan
Close 3rd on outside, driven and lost place after 4 out, weakened before next, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£45.90Pl:£6.30, £1.10, £1.40EX:£137.30Trifecta:£364.60SF:£95.30Swingers:£6.40, £9.40, £1.50

Forecasts

Imperial Alcazar (5/4), Espoir De Romay (3/1), Glenduff (10/3), Checkitout (8/1), Victory Echo (16/1), Duc De Grissay (28/1), Prince Kayf (40/1), Darius Des Sources (125/1)

Verdict

A pleasing turnout for the French Furze Novices' Hurdle featuring four (should've been five) previous winners. The Nicky Richards-trained Glenduff downed a talking horse of Colin Tizzard's (Faustinovick) on hurdles debut at Carlisle, while the Fergal O'Brien-trained Imperial Alcazar took a deep looking Aintree maiden (2m4f) by the minimum margin. Furthermore, with the likes of Duc De Grissay (most unfortunate at Kelso) and Prince Kayf (green at Sedgefield) open to improvement under rules this will take some winning. Nevertheless, having fended off the well-regarded West Cork at Warwick, the upped-in-trip ESPOIR DE ROMAY is favoured for Kim Bailey.
  1. Espoir De Romay
  2. Imperial Alcazar
  3. Glenduff

Previous Winners

2018
Ask Ben
Weight: 10-12  |Age: 5
50/1

Prize Money

1st: £9,384.002nd: £2,772.003rd: £1,386.004th: £693.005th: £346.006th: £174.00

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