16:05 Ascot

Saturday 18 January 2020

All12:4013:1513:5014:2515:0015:3516:05

    Matchbook British EBF 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle

  • 4YO to 7YO  |   Class 3  |   2m 5f 141y  |   Heavy (Soft in places)  |   7 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:05  |   Winning time: 5m 47.8s
1st
Horse silk
1
2/1f
T: N J HendersonJ: J McGrath
Held up in touch, ridden to lead last, edged left flat, driven out op 5/2
2nd
Horse silk
¾
3
5/2
T: S EdmundsJ: C Gethings
With leader, every chance when hit 2 out, soon ridden, ran on flat op 3/1 tchd 9/4
3rd
Horse silk
½
5
10/1
T: Miss E C LavelleJ: Adam Wedge
Held up, headway 3 out, ridden after 2 out, kept on under pressure flat op 8/1
4th
Horse silk
2 ¾
2
11/1
T: F O'BrienJ: P J Brennan
Held up, progress 7th, pushed along after 3 out, soon slightly outpaced, rallied and switched right before last, ridden and kept on one pace flat op 12/1 tchd 10/1
5th
Horse silk
6
7
28/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: J Nailor (5)
Not jump well, prominent until weakened 3 out op 25/1 tchd 20/1
6th
Horse silk
nk
4
5/2
T: C L TizzardJ: R M Power
Led, pushed along when headed and mistake last, ridden and weakened flat op 2/1 tchd 11/4
7th
Horse silk
22
6
100/1
T: R RoweJ: L P Aspell
Held up last, niggled along and struggling before 2 out

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£2.80Pl:£1.60, £1.80EX:£7.20Trifecta:£30.90SF:£7.24Swingers:£1.30, £3.50, £3.30

Forecasts

Falco Blitz (2/1), Blackfinch (5/2), Faustinovick (5/2), Killer Clown (10/1), Thegallantway (11/1), Bit On The Side (28/1), Vital Sign (100/1)

Verdict

Nicky Henderson has won two of the five previous renewals of this race and the master of Seven Burrows looks to have found Fakenham winner FALCO BLITZ a good chance here after he ran really well twice in Cheltenham handicaps considering his inexperience. There are dangers in this contest however with Faustinovick who has twice run well while suggesting better to come and Blackfinch who was unlucky in defeat latest chief among them.
  1. Falco Blitz
  2. Faustinovick
  3. Blackfinch

Previous Winners

2019
Downtown Getaway
Weight: 11-2  |Age: 6
4/5

Prize Money

1st: £7,018.002nd: £2,061.003rd: £1,030.004th: £515.00

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