15:35 Newbury

Saturday 8 February 2020

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Betfair Hurdle (Grade 3 Handicap)

Class 1  |   2m 69y  |   Good (Good to Soft in Places)  |   24 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 15:37  |   Winning time: 3m 48.0s

1st
2
33/1
T: P F NichollsJ: H Cobden
Mid-division, headway chasing leaders 3 out, travelling well before next, left in 2nd at the last, stayed on under pressure run-in to lead towards finish
2nd
¾
15
13/2f
T: W P MullinsJ: Aidan Coleman
Chased leaders, left in lead last, hard ridden run-in, headed towards finish
3rd
sh
10
1110-12
66/1
T: C GordonJ: Tom Cannon
Always front rank, every chance run-in, kept on gamely
4th
sh
19
16/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Jamie Bargary
Held up, headway chasing leaders when hit 3 out, slightly hampered last, stayed on run-in
5th
½
24
50/1
T: P F NichollsJ: James Bowen
Held up towards rear, headway on inside after 3 out, kept on run-in
6th
½
12
610-11
25/1
T: P J HobbsJ: Sean Houlihan (3)
Held up towards rear, headway between last 2, kept on run-in
7th
4
11
710-12
20/1
T: P J HobbsJ: T J O'Brien
Towards rear, outpaced 3 out, plugging on but no chance when hampered last, never threatened
8th
hd
3
16/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Always towards rear, pushed along and struggling before 3 out, plugged on late, never a threat
9th
¾
7
50/1
T: A W CarrollJ: Harry Bannister
Chased leaders, hung left approaching 2 out, soon outpaced, no threat after
10th
2 ½
17
14/1
T: Evan WilliamsJ: B S Hughes
Mid-division on inside, weakened before 2 out
11th
sh
13
510-11
16/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Bryony Frost
Raced wide in mid-division, headway chasing leaders 3 out, weakened before the last
12th
1 ¾
1
611-12
33/1
T: P J HobbsJ: Ben Jones (3)
Towards rear, pushed along after 4 out, mistake 2 out, never on terms
13th
¾
20
33/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Bridget Andrews
Chased leaders and wide, outpaced 4 out, no chance when badly hampered last
14th
1 ¾
22
510-3
33/1
T: G L MooreJ: Joshua Moore
Held up, struggling in last pair 4 out, never a factor, tailed off
15th
hd
5
9/1
T: H MorrisonJ: J J Burke
Held up towards rear, hit 3rd, headway on outside before 2 out, weakened 2 out
16th
½
16
16/1
T: P A KirbyJ: Sean Quinlan
Chased leaders until blundered 4th, towards rear when mistake 4 out, tailed off
17th
½
8
7/1
T: Jamie SnowdenJ: G Sheehan
Mid-division, closer on inside before 3 out, weakened next
18th
2 ½
18
9/1
T: Miss E C LavelleJ: Jonjo O'Neill Jr.
Led until pushed along and headed approaching 2 out, losing place when hampered last, weakened run-in
19th
1 ½
21
50/1
T: Kerry LeeJ: Richard Patrick (3)
Held up in rear, never figured, hampered last

Also Ran

BD
4
711-3
25/1
T: A KingJ: Thomas Bellamy
Held up towards rear, headway on heels of leaders when brought down last
PU
6
25/1
T: N J HendersonJ: Nico de Boinville
Always behind, tailed off when awkward 3 out, pulled up before next
PU
9
8/1
T: N J HendersonJ: B J Geraghty
Held up, pulled up quickly after 1st
F
14
33/1
T: H FryJ: Rex Dingle (3)
Raced wide and prominent, led approaching 2 out, joined when fell last
BD
23
15/2
T: Evan WilliamsJ: Adam Wedge
Held up in mid-division, headway chasing leaders 3 out, still well enough there when brought down last

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Betting

Forecast

Ciel De Neige (13/2), Thebannerkingrebel (7/1), Mack The Man (15/2), Never Adapt (8/1), Not So Sleepy (9/1), Highly Prized (9/1), Quoi De Neuf (14/1), Sir Valentine (16/1), Stolen Silver (16/1), Ecco (16/1), Whoshotthesheriff (16/1), Oakley (20/1), Zanza (25/1), Mill Green (25/1), Harambe (25/1), Pic D'Orhy (33/1), Gumball (33/1), Flegmatik (33/1), Neff (33/1), Lightly Squeeze (33/1), Tamaroc Du Mathan (50/1), Nelson River (50/1), Magic Dancer (50/1), Remiluc (66/1)

Verdict
Eight of the last ten runnings of this valuable handicap hurdle have been won by novices with three of them trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies. Both of his contenders Stolen Silver and Sir Valentine are worthy of consideration with the former looking to have the best chance. THEBANNERKINGREBEL also fits the novice theme and although he was behind Stolen Silver last time he’s much better off at the weights this time and will appreciate this sounder surface. Mack The Man looks a big danger with the form of his Sandown win looking strong and he’s hard to ignore off a lovely racing weight despite an 8lb rise. Ciel De Neige, Not So Sleepy and Oakley are another trio that need considering.
  1. Thebannerkingrebel
  2. Mack The Man
  3. Stolen Silver

Previous Winners

2019
Al Dancer
Weight: 11-8  |Age: 6
Weight: 11-8  |  
Age: 6  |  
J: Sam Twiston-Davies
  |  
T: N A Twiston-Davies
5/2
Prize Money
1st:
£87,218.00
2nd:
£32,860.00
3rd:
£16,446.00
4th:
£8,215.00
5th:
£4,123.00
6th:
£2,062.00
7th:
£1,023.00
8th:
£527.00

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