14:25 Newbury

Wednesday 18 December 2019

All12:2012:5013:2013:5514:2515:0015:30
  • Conundrum EBF Stallions 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle
  • Class 4  |   2m 4f 118y  |   Soft (Good to Soft in Places)  |   11 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:25  |   Winning time: 5m 13.2s
1st
2
1/2f
T: C L TizzardJ: R M Power
Raced keenly tracking leaders, closer at 5th, 2nd before 3 out, led 2 out, clear before last, eased run-in op 4/7
2nd
7
8
6/1
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: Nick Scholfield
Edgy prior to start, led until 2 out, chased winner but no chance after
3rd
1 ¼
3
7/2
T: N J HendersonJ: Nico de Boinville
Tracked leader until 2nd, handy 3rd, outpaced before 2 out, kept on again into 3rd again run-in op 9/2 tchd 5/1
4th
1 ½
1
10/1
T: O MurphyJ: Adrian Heskin
Mid-division, pushed along on inside after 4 out, headway chasing leaders next, went 3rd approaching 2 out, kept on same pace, mistake last, weakened into 4th run-in op 8/1
5th
2 ¼
6
11/1
T: Miss E C LavelleJ: Aidan Coleman
Tracked leader 2nd until before 3 out, chased leaders, lost 3rd approaching next, weakened between last 2
6th
19
10
50/1
T: Nicky MartinJ: Matt Griffiths
Mid-division on outside, not fluent 6th, headway chasing leaders 4 out, weakening when mistake 2 out op 40/1
7th
3 ¼
9
40/1
T: A KingJ: Tom Cannon
Held up in last pair, never involved op 33/1
8th
7
11
200/1
T: Miss Z C DavisonJ: Page Fuller (3)
Towards rear, mistake and struggling 6th, tailed off before 3 out op 150/1
9th
5
5
50/1
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: Jonjo O'Neill Jr.
Tracked leaders, ridden after 4 out, soon weakened op 66/1
10th
½
7
50/1
T: A KingJ: Thomas Bellamy
Always towards rear, never on terms op 66/1
11th
36
4
125/1
T: P R WebberJ: G Sheehan
Always in rear, tailed off 4 out

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£1.50Pl:£1.10, £1.40, £1.60EX:£8.00Trifecta:£17.60SF:£5.35Swingers:£2.40, £1.50, £3.50

Forecasts

The Big Breakaway (1/2), Craigneiche (7/2), Papa Tango Charly (6/1), I K Brunel (10/1), Killer Clown (11/1), San Rumoldo (40/1), Steady Away (50/1), Frisco Bay (50/1), Midnight Glance (50/1), Forget You Not (125/1), Watar Allstar (200/1)

Verdict

The way that THE BIG BREAKAWAY bulldozed his way through the field at Chepstow left a lasting impression and he’ll surely take another step in the right direction here before going on to contest loftier targets in the future. He’s expected to prove too strong for a decent field but one that lacks his star quality based on his hurdles debut. I K Brunel one of his likely rivals has been found out at Grade 2 level twice and will appreciate this ease in grade but the main danger is expected to come from Craigneiche representing a stable with a good record with their novice hurdlers here. Killer Clown and Papa Tango Charly also enter the mix but are expected to be playing for the minor places.
  1. The Big Breakaway
  2. Craigneiche
  3. Papa Tango Charly

Previous Winners

2018
Tidal Flow
Weight: 11-4  |Age: 5
7/1

Prize Money

1st: £4,484.002nd: £1,317.003rd: £658.004th: £329.00

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