13:15 Newbury

Saturday 8 February 2020

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Class 3  |   2m 69y  |   Good (Good to Soft in Places)  |   15 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 13:16  |   Winning time: 3m 56.45s
Weighed In
1st
1
8/15f
T: N J HendersonJ: B J Geraghty
Tracked leaders going well, 2nd on bit between last 2, pushed into lead run-in, quickened clear, impressive tchd 4/9
2nd
4 ½
10
7/1
T: R WalfordJ: H Cobden
Led, joined 2 out, headed and not pace of winner run-in op 10/1
3rd
4
3
33/1
T: J FarrellyJ: B S Hughes
Mid-division, headway on inside approaching 3 out, kept on in 3rd run-in, never any chance with winner op 25/1
4th
½
7
33/1
T: K C BaileyJ: J J Burke
Chased leader, every chance 2 out, lost 2nd between last 2, chased leaders, kept on towards finish op 40/1
5th
1 ¼
9
5/1
T: C L TizzardJ: Jonjo O'Neill Jr.
Mid-division, good headway on outside chasing leaders before 3 out, every chance next, still pressing leaders when not fluent last, weakened run-in op 9/2
6th
nk
11
14/1
T: Miss E C LavelleJ: Adam Wedge
Held up towards rear, headway approaching 2 out, awkward on wide outside last, ridden and kept on run-in op 16/1
7th
¾
15
9/1
T: A KingJ: Tom Cannon
Mid-division, headway chasing leaders 3 out, soon pushed along, weakened after 2 out tchd 10/1
8th
5
2
20/1
T: J W MullinsJ: Aidan Coleman
Raced keenly, chased leaders, pushed along before 2 out, chance when not fluent 2 out, soon ridden, switched right before last, weakened last tchd 25/1
9th
1 ½
4
150/1
T: Mark GillardJ: Fergus Gillard (7)
Always towards rear, no chance when blundered 2 out, never a factor
10th
4
14
100/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Bridget Andrews
Always towards rear, never a factor op 80/1
11th
7 ½
13
511-2
66/1
T: G L MooreJ: Joshua Moore
Always rear-division, tailed off op 80/1
12th
13
12
150/1
T: H WhittingtonJ: M D Grant
Always rear-division, never a factor, tailed off
13th
½
5
150/1
T: A W CarrollJ: Harry Bannister
Mistake 2nd, always towards rear, no chance when went badly left 2 out, tailed off
14th
4 ¼
6
150/1
T: B BarrJ: Paul O'Brien (3)
Held up and always behind, tailed off
15th
6
8
150/1
T: G L MooreJ: J E Moore
Chased leaders on outside, lost place 4th, towards rear and struggling 4 out, tailed off

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Betting

Forecast

Chantry House (8/15), L'Air Du Vent (5/1), Manvers House (7/1), Tremwedge (9/1), Namib Dancer (14/1), Mahler's Promise (20/1), Addis Ababa (33/1), Java Point (33/1), Quiana (66/1), River Tyne (100/1), Finisher (150/1), Pat Kelly (150/1), French Kiss (150/1), Gates Pass (150/1), Just In A Muddle (150/1)

Verdict

A fair sized field but as with many novice hurdles only a few have a chance of winning a race of this nature. With Nicky Henderson often running some of his best novice hurdlers here it’s hard to get away from the claims of the unbeaten CHANTRY HOUSE. He looked potentially smart when last seen at Cheltenham and is taken to defy his penalty. Namib Dancer has shown that he’s capable of winning a race such as this and looks the main danger. Tremwedge exceeded expectations last time at Fairyhouse and he’ll need to show that he can repeat that run for his new connections. L’Air Du Vent and Java Point are two others that should be considered.
  1. Chantry House
  2. Namib Dancer
  3. L'Air Du Vent

Prize Money

1st: £6,758.002nd: £1,984.003rd: £992.004th: £496.00

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