14:40 Southwell

Wednesday 1 July 2020

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signsolutions.org Offering Retail Solutions Novices' Hurdle (GBB Race) (Div 2)

Class 4  |   1m 7f 182y  |   Good  |   12 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 14:41  |   Winning time: 3m 54.8s
Weighed In
1st
4
6/4
T: Olly MurphyJ: Aidan Coleman
Held up in touch and travelled strongly, 3rd going well from 5th, not fluent 3 out, led after 2 out, soon clear, easily op 5/4
2nd
9 ½
2
12/1
T: Dr R D P NewlandJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Led, headed after 2 out, soon no chance with winner, stayed on same pace op 16/1
3rd
2
1
611-7
5/4f
T: P F NichollsJ: H Cobden
Raced keenly, tracked leader, switched right before 4th, ridden after 2 out, soon no chance with winner, faded into 3rd flat op 11/8
4th
1 ½
9
410-12
14/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Chased leaders, driven after 3 out, 4th and beaten next op 16/1 tchd 18/1
5th
7
10
20/1
T: Tom LaceyJ: R Johnson
Held up in mid-division, mistake 5th, some late headway, never near leaders
6th
8 ½
11
250/1
T: S A HarrisJ: Thomas Bellamy
Held up in rear, mistake 3rd, some headway from before 2 out, no chance with leaders op 100/1
7th
¾
8
100/1
T: Christian WilliamsJ: Nick Scholfield
Mid-division, well behind 6th, never in contention op 40/1
8th
30
5
150/1
T: R G HawkerJ: R T Dunne
Prominent, lost place before 5th, weakened 3 out op 100/1
9th
8
7
25/1
T: Suzi BestJ: D A Jacob
Towards rear, well behind from 6th op 28/1
10th
1 ¾
6
150/1
T: Stef KeniryJ: Ross Chapman
Towards rear, reminder after 4th, well behind from 6th op 100/1
11th
4
3
611-0
7/1
T: Miss E C LavelleJ: Adam Wedge
Held up in touch, not fluent 3rd, outpaced 6th, weakened after 3 out op 8/1

Also Ran

PU
12
150/1
T: Oliver GreenallJ: Henry Brooke
In rear, tailed off 5th, pulled up before 3 out op 40/1

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Betting

Forecast

Ashutor (5/4), Sangha River (6/4), Let Rip (7/1), Captain Tom Cat (12/1), Seeusoon (14/1), You Name Him (20/1), Bashful Boy (25/1), Kitty's Light (100/1), Thirsty Farmer (150/1), Unique Company (150/1), Someone You Love (150/1), Harbour Sunrise (250/1)

Verdict
Seemingly the weaker of the two divisions of this novices' hurdle, and that augurs well that Olly Murphy can complete the double with the returning SANGHA RIVER. This ex-Irish pointer can be regarded as unfortunate not to remain unbeaten under rules - the gaps didn't arrive until too late when a fast-finishing second on the AW (bumper) at Lingfield 863-days ago. He switches to a hurdles career at a realistic level, and given his lengthy absence from the track could offer more value at the prices than the Paul Nicholls-trained Ashutor, who has a solid level of previous hurdles form (125-rated) and was thought good enough to compete on the Flat at Royal Ascot a fortnight ago.
  1. Sangha River
  2. Ashutor
  3. Bashful Boy
Prize Money
1st: £3,509.002nd: £1,030.003rd: £515.004th: £258.00

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