13:35 Doncaster

Saturday 14 December 2019

All11:5012:2513:0013:3514:1014:4515:20

bet365 Handicap Hurdle

Class 2  |   2m 128y  |   Soft (Good to Soft in places)  |   8 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 13:35  |   Winning time: 4m 20.3s

1st
1
14/1
T: Ali StrongeJ: Jonjo O'Neill Jr.
Tracked leaders, challenged 3 out, went 2nd 2 out, soon ridden, hung left and led approaching last, ridden clear and stayed on well op 11/1
2nd
3 ½
3
811-11
3/1f
T: P AtkinsonJ: Henry Brooke
With leader, led narrowly 4th, strongly pressed from 3 out, ridden and headed approaching the last, stayed on same pace run-in, no chance with winner op 7/2 tchd 11/4
3rd
5
5
511-1
9/1
T: D McCain JnrJ: B S Hughes
Held up, good headway on outside chasing leaders 3 out, every chance 2 out, no extra in 3rd before last op 11/1 tchd 7/1
4th
2 ¾
4
40/1
T: C W FairhurstJ: J Kington
Raced keenly tracking leaders, pushed along approaching 3 out, ridden and outpaced 2 out, plugged on run-in op 33/1 tchd 50/1
5th
5
6
7/2
T: Ian WilliamsJ: C J Todd (7)
Held up in rear, headway approaching 3 out, weakened before next
6th
3 ¾
8
4/1
T: Mrs L B NormileJ: Grant Cockburn (3)
Slight lead, narrowly headed 4th, with leader, every chance 3 out, lost 2nd before 2 out, weakened 2 out op 9/2 tchd 5/1
7th
3 ¾
7
12/1
T: T R GeorgeJ: C Gethings
Held up in touch, headway on inside chasing leaders 4 out, weakened between last 2 tchd 16/1
8th
2
2
7/2
T: A KingJ: Thomas Bellamy
Held up in touch, pushed along and no headway 3 out tchd 10/3 and tchd 4/1

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Betting

Forecast

Irish Roe (3/1), Speed Company (7/2), Scarlet Dragon (7/2), Curramore (4/1), Nayati (9/1), Faro De Kerser (12/1), Blu Cavalier (14/1), Red Tornado (40/1)

Verdict
A tricky contest this but Alan King's useful dual-purpose performer SCARLET DRAGON gets the vote. In Epatante he bumped into a likely Grade One performer latest but his win at Market Rasen the time before reads well in this context. Thoroughly likable mare Irish Roe may find 2m on this flat track un-ideal but she isn't taken lightly. Unexposed four-year-old Faro De Kerser is hard to gauge; market support for him would be very notable.
  1. Scarlet Dragon
  2. Irish Roe
  3. Faro De Kerser

Previous Winners

2018
Equus Amadeus
Weight: 11-5  |Age: 5
Weight: 11-5  |  
Age: 5  |  
J: Aidan Coleman
  |  
T: Tom Lacey
7/2
Prize Money
1st:
£12,512.00
2nd:
£3,696.00
3rd:
£1,848.00
4th:
£924.00
5th:
£462.00
6th:
£232.00

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