14:15 Newcastle

Thursday 12 December 2019

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Border Minstrel Handicap Hurdle

Class 5  |   2m 46y  |   Soft  |   12 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 14:16  |   Winning time: 4m 14.7s

1st
2
512-3
7/1
T: Micky HammondJ: Miss Becky Smith (3)
Held up, headway 5 out, chased leaders next, led before 2 out, drew clear, easily tchd 8/1
2nd
9
9
9/2f
T: Mrs Dianne SayerJ: C O'Farrell
Led, joined 4th, headed before 3 out, rallied next, kept on same pace op 5/1
3rd
1 ¾
10
6/1
T: Katie ScottJ: S Mulqueen (3)
Held up towards rear, headway halfway, chased leaders 3 out, no extra approaching last tchd 5/1
4th
1 ½
12
16/1
T: A CrookJ: J Kington
Mid-division, headway 4 out, chased leaders next, never able to challenge op 20/1 tchd 22/1
5th
5
4
8/1
T: Miss J E FosterJ: Sean Quinlan
In touch, effort 2 out, no extra flat op 5/1
6th
10
5
1011-10
13/2
T: J E DixonJ: Mr J Dixon (7)
Held up, headway 3 out, never on terms op 8/1
7th
1 ¾
3
20/1
T: Daragh BourkeJ: A P Cawley
In touch, weakened before 3 out op 22/1 tchd 25/1
8th
hd
7
711-4
7/1
T: C GrantJ: Thomas Dowson
Mid-division, headway 5th, chased leaders next, weakened before 3 out op 9/1
9th
2 ¼
6
9/1
T: Sam EnglandJ: Jonathan England
Behind, blundered 4th, soon beaten tchd 8/1
10th
4
13
8/1
T: G BewleyJ: Jonathon Bewley (3)
Prominent, joined leader 4th, led after 4 out, headed after next, blundered 2 out, weakened op 7/1 tchd 6/1
11th
10
8
66/1
T: H BurnsJ: William Shanahan (7)
Chased leaders, weakened before 3 out tchd 50/1

Also Ran

PU
1
12/1
T: H HogarthJ: Billy Garritty (5)
Prominent, joined leaders 5 out, lost place after next, behind when pulled up before 2 out tchd 11/1

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Non-Runners

11
Oceanus28
Weight: 11-0|  Age: 5
T: Mrs Dianne Sayer  J: Danny McMenamin
Betting

Forecast

Calliope (9/2), Flaming Glory (6/1), Pistol (13/2), Ilaya (7/1), Hey Bob (7/1), Canny Style (8/1), Outback Blue (8/1), Oceanus (8/1), King's Coinage (9/1), The Black Squirrel (12/1), Donald Dux (16/1), Old Jewry (20/1), Spirit Of Dreams (66/1)

Verdict
Every one of these needs excuses to be accepted before they can be backed, but the handicapper has handed out a few lifelines, not least to KING'S COINAGE, who has dropped 10lb for two completed handicap starts, and is well treated on the form he showed last season. He gets a rather tentative pick ahead of Pistol, who knows how to win and may have benefited from a recent breathing operation. Dianne Sayer has a pair of whom Calliope makes most appeal, but the market will be revealing.
  1. King's Coinage
  2. Pistol
  3. Calliope

Previous Winners

2018
Copt Hill
Weight: 10-0  |Age: 10
Weight: 10-0  |  
Age: 10  |  
J: Ross Chapman
  |  
T: Julia Brooke
16/1
Prize Money
1st:
£2,794.00
2nd:
£820.00
3rd:
£410.00
4th:
£350.00
5th:
£350.00
6th:
£350.00
7th:
£350.00
8th:
£350.00

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