13:30 Warwick

Saturday 8 February 2020

All12:5513:3014:0514:4015:1515:5016:25

Cheltenham Preview Here Thursday 5th March Handicap Hurdle

Class 4  |   2m  |   Good to Soft (Soft in Places)  |   12 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 13:30  |   Winning time: 3m 55.7s

1st
5
9/1
T: M ScudamoreJ: Brendan Powell
Chased leaders, went 2nd before 5th, led after 3 out, driven out flat
2nd
1 ¼
9
16/1
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: R P McLernon
Mid-division, headway 5th, went 2nd before 2 out, hung left approaching last, held flat, stayed on towards finish
3rd
4 ¾
3
511-10
12/1
T: Grace HarrisJ: Shane Quinlan (5)
Mid-division, outpaced 4th, rallied 3 out, went 3rd towards finish, unable to trouble front pair
4th
1 ½
10
5/2f
T: Miss S WestJ: M Goldstein
Chased leaders, 3rd when not fluent 2 out, switched left before mistake last, weakened flat
5th
18
6
11/4
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Led, not fluent 2nd, headed after 3 out, weakened before 2 out, mistake last
6th
4 ¾
1
9/1
T: Tom LaceyJ: Mr Thomas M O'Brien (5)
Held up in mid-division, well beaten from 3 out
7th
sh
4
33/1
T: Tim VaughanJ: Alan Johns
Chased leaders, outpaced 3 out, weakened before next
8th
2
7
15/2
T: Henry OliverJ: J McGrath
Mid-division, well beaten from 3 out
9th
6
11
910-4
50/1
T: Tim VaughanJ: David Noonan
Towards rear, ridden 4th, behind next
10th
18
12
16/1
T: Christian WilliamsJ: Jack Tudor (5)
Soon outpaced, always behind

Also Ran

PU
2
12/1
T: T R GeorgeJ: Mr N George (7)
Raced keenly, pressed leader, not fluent 3rd, hit next, lost place 5th, mistake 3 out, stopped quickly and pulled up before 2 out
PU
8
40/1
T: Tim VaughanJ: Lorcan Williams (3)
In rear, ridden 4th, tailed off next, soon pulled up

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Betting

Forecast

Bard Of Brittany (5/2), King D'Argent (11/4), Sastruga (15/2), Ask Himself (9/1), Sir Egbert (9/1), Karakoram (12/1), Petit Palais (12/1), Pop The Cork (16/1), Ishyaboi (16/1), Jembug Drummer (33/1), Sticky Situation (40/1), Briac (50/1)

Verdict
After completely losing his position primarily due to his ponderous jumping SASTRUGA rallied remarkably well at Uttoxeter to finish second. He must jump better to take advantage of a mark clearly well within his capabilities but he is worth chancing to do so. The biggest danger may be Bard Of Brittany who probably would have won again last time out if running off his true mark rather than under penalty. Karakoram has only won once but if he keeps knocking at the door that ought to change soon.
  1. Sastruga
  2. Bard Of Brittany
  3. Karakoram
Prize Money
1st:
£4,549.00
2nd:
£1,336.00
3rd:
£668.00
4th:
£350.00
5th:
£350.00
6th:
£350.00
7th:
£350.00
8th:
£350.00

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