14:20 Taunton

Monday 9 March 2020

All14:2014:5515:3016:0516:4017:1517:50

    William Hill Extra Place Races At Cheltenham Maiden Hurdle

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 4  |   2m 104y  |   Heavy  |   9 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:20  |   Winning time: 4m 32.05s
1st
Horse silk
4
2/1c
T: J ScottJ: Matt Griffiths
Held up mid-division, soon prominent, led 3 out, kept on strongly to draw clear before last, eased run-in op 5/2 tchd 3/1
2nd
Horse silk
3 ¾
6
2/1c
T: D PipeJ: David Noonan
Led, joined before 3rd, headed 3 out, ridden and every chance before 2 out, mistake when well held last, no impression op 15/8 tchd 13/8 and tchd 9/4
3rd
Horse silk
3 ¾
9
50/1
T: D G BridgwaterJ: Brendan Powell
Held up towards rear, outpaced 4th, headway before 2 out, in 3rd from last, kept on and no impression op 40/1
4th
Horse silk
4 ¼
2
14/1
T: J W MullinsJ: Kevin Jones (3)
Tracked leader, joined leader before 3rd, mistake 5th, soon outpaced, plugged on from 2 out, never dangerous op 12/1
5th
Horse silk
1 ¼
1
25/1
T: Christian WilliamsJ: Nick Scholfield
Held up towards rear, effort after 3 out, never dangerous op 20/1 tchd 16/1
6th
Horse silk
1 ½
3
16/1
T: W G M TurnerJ: Sean Houlihan (3)
Tracked leaders, in 3rd and pushed along before 2 out, soon weakened
7th
Horse silk
nk
8
410-8
2/1c
T: P F NichollsJ: H Cobden
In touch and keen, in 3rd before 2 out, soon ridden, weakened before last op 3/1
8th
Horse silk
7 ½
7
40/1
T: F O'BrienJ: Max Kendrick (3)
In rear, headway 3rd, weakened after 4 out op 33/1
9th
Horse silk
43
5
200/1
T: J D FrostJ: Alexander Thorne (5)
Held up mid-division, outpaced before 4 out, soon lost place

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£2.70Pl:£1.10, £1.10, £15.20EX:£5.40Trifecta:£169.30SF:£6.58Swingers:£1.10, £20.20, £23.40

Forecasts

Stormy Flight (2/1), Yaa Salaam (2/1), Glajou (2/1), Hewn From Granite (14/1), Marettimo (16/1), God Knows Why (25/1), Blue Jacaranda (40/1), Sa Alors (50/1), Treacys Jim (200/1)

Verdict

One or two of these are going to prove more at home in handicaps and it’s one who returns from that sphere in YAA SALAAM who sets the standard. Useful on the Flat in Germany he’s given a good chance to open his hurdling account here. Hewn From Granite and Stormy Flight are two that will be more at home in handicaps but can’t be written off here while the consistent Marettimo isn’t out of this although he can look vulnerable to those less exposed. Glajou is the most fascinating contender with his French form hinting that he has to be respected in this sphere and the market may prove the best guide as to his expectations.
  1. Yaa Salaam
  2. Glajou
  3. Stormy Flight

Previous Winners

2019
Scaramanga
Weight: 10-8  |Age: 4
1/2

Prize Money

1st: £4,809.002nd: £1,412.003rd: £706.004th: £353.00

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