12:30 Newcastle

Saturday 21 December 2019

All12:0012:3013:0513:4014:1514:5015:20

    bet365 Novices' Handicap Chase

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 4  |   2m 7f 91y  |   Soft (Heavy in places)  |   6 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 12:30  |   Winning time: 6m 36.8s
1st
Horse silk
3
5/2
T: M WalfordJ: Jamie Hamilton
Jumped right virtually throughout, pressed leader, led 5th, made rest, went badly right and blundered 10th, drew clear after 4 out, kept on well, hit last
2nd
Horse silk
10
4
10/3
T: J GroucottJ: Lee Edwards
Chased leaders, reminder after 9th, not travel well after, hampered next, chased winner 11th until after 14th, plugged on to regain modest 2nd at last, no chance with winner
3rd
Horse silk
14
2
6/1
T: K ScottJ: S Mulqueen (3)
Held up behind, close up 10th, chased winner after 14th, pushed along after 4 out, tired next, no chance with winner after, lost modest 2nd when blundered last, weakened flat

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
1
12/1
T: Miss Lucinda V RussellJ: Blair Campbell (3)
Chased leaders to 5th, behind from next, went 4th when blundered 13th, weakened 4 out, soon pulled up
PU
Horse silk
5
11/1
T: W Young JnrJ: Sam Coltherd (3)
Led to 5th, chased winner, lost place 11th, behind from 13th, tailed off when pulled up 4 out
UR
Horse silk
6
9/4f
T: A M ThomsonJ: Ryan Mania
Tracked leader, blundered and unseated rider 2nd

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£2.80Pl:£1.80, £1.90EX:£13.10Trifecta:£29.30SF:£11.62Swingers:£1.90, £5.50, £5.50

Forecasts

Hastrubal (9/4), Cash To Ash (5/2), Overawed (10/3), Stoney Rover (6/1), Apollo Creed (11/1), Buddha Scheme (12/1)

Verdict

The John Groucott-trained Overawed is in the form of her life at present and is now chasing a hat-trick after wins at Uttoxeter and Ludlow. She is 15lb higher than for the first of those victories, but is foolish to discount and is without doubt a leading player. Stoney Rover has only had the three starts over fences, and has claims if building on his most recent effort when bumping into one at the Fighting Fifth meeting at this track last month. However, the vote goes to CASH TO ASH who looked sure to gain his first win over the bigger obstacles until coming down at the final fence at Wetherby recently. This looks a weaker race on paper which can allow him to gain compensation.
  1. Cash To Ash
  2. Overawed
  3. Stoney Rover

Prize Money

1st: £5,458.002nd: £1,603.003rd: £801.004th: £401.005th: £350.006th: £350.007th: £350.008th: £350.00

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