13:41 Huntingdon

Thursday 20 February 2020

All13:4114:1114:4115:1115:4116:1116:41

Betway Novices' Hurdle (Div 1)

Class 4  |   1m 7f 171y  |   Soft (Good to Soft in places)  |   11 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 13:43  |   Winning time: 4m 11.45s

1st
5
9/2
T: T R GeorgeJ: J J Burke
Tracked leaders on inside, close 2nd 3 out, upsides last, challenged run-in, stayed on to lead final 100 yards op 5/1
2nd
½
8
7/2
T: K C BaileyJ: David Bass
Led, went clear after 3 out until before next where mistake, joined last, ridden and kept on run-in, headed final 100 yards tchd 9/2
3rd
11
4
5/1
T: N J GiffordJ: L P Aspell
Held up towards rear, headway on outside before 3 out, modest 3rd and pushed along after 3 out, stayed on same pace op 8/1
4th
4
3
7/1
T: Olly MurphyJ: David England
Keen in rear, headway before 2 out, plugged on, nearest finish op 8/1 tchd 13/2
5th
24
2
33/1
T: G L MooreJ: J E Moore
Keen in last pair, poor 5th when mistake 2 out tchd 40/1
6th
5 ½
9
250/1
T: J R HoltJ: Lewis Stones (7)
Raced wide, towards rear most of way
7th
11
7
40/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Towards rear, jumped slowly 4th, never on terms, tailed off tchd 50/1
8th
5 ½
11
250/1
T: Mrs L C JewellJ: Brendan Powell
Chased leaders, weakened rapidly before 2 out, tailed off
9th
36
1
13/8f
T: H FryJ: S Bowen
Chased leader, hit 3 out, soon weakened rapidly, tailed off and eased op 5/4

Also Ran

UR
6
20/1
T: T LawesJ: Tom Cannon
Pulled hard in mid-division, closer when saddle slipped and unseated rider bend after 3rd op 18/1 tchd 16/1
PU
10
100/1
T: H SpillerJ: C Gethings
Soon towards rear, outpaced and struggling after 4 out, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out

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Betting

Forecast

Shall We Go Now (13/8), Lady Of The Night (7/2), Rock On Rocco (9/2), Northern Poet (5/1), Del Duque (7/1), Soldier To Follow (20/1), Call Off The Dogs (33/1), The Rosary Flyer (40/1), Picture Poet (100/1), Vicky Cristina (250/1), Meryems Way (250/1)

Verdict
ROCK ON ROCCO ran well when third behind a subsequent winner last time out and he can register his first career success by taking division one of the novices' hurdle. The selection can get the better of the penalised Shall We Go Now who was victorious last time out while third place can go to Call Off The Dogs who is likely to appreciate this drop in trip.
  1. Rock On Rocco
  2. Shall We Go Now
  3. Call Off The Dogs

Previous Winners

2019
Hes No Trouble
Weight: 11-2  |Age: 6
Weight: 11-2  |  
Age: 6  |  
J: David Bass
  |  
T: K C Bailey
15/8
Prize Money
1st:
£4,224.00
2nd:
£1,240.00
3rd:
£620.00
4th:
£310.00

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