17:05 Doncaster

Friday 5 March 2021

All14:1514:5015:2516:0016:3017:0517:35

    Virgin Bet Handicap Hurdle

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 4  |   2m 3f 88y  |   Good  |   15 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 17:05  |   Winning time: 4m 40.2s
1st
Horse silk
3
8/1
T: Miss S WestJ: M Goldstein
Mid-division, headway after 7th, went 2nd 2 out, led last, quickened clear flat, ran on well op 9/1 tchd 8/1
2nd
Horse silk
9 ½
1
12/1
T: N B KingJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Led, not fluent 7th, headed last, outpaced by winner flat op 18/1
3rd
Horse silk
6
6
17/2
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: G Sheehan
Chased leaders on inside, not fluent 6th, went 3rd before last, one pace, no impression op 7/1
4th
Horse silk
8
5
811-12
80/1
T: Miss C DysonJ: Charlie Hammond (3)
Chased leaders, challenged after 7th, lost 2nd 2 out, 4th and weakening last
5th
Horse silk
8 ½
7
811-11
9/1
T: A M HalesJ: Tom Buckley (5)
Chased leaders, not fluent 6th, lost place after 7th, plugged on from 2 out, went 5th towards finish op 17/2
6th
Horse silk
½
14
13/2
T: G McPhersonJ: Lilly Pinchin (5)
Took keen hold, mid-division, headway 3 out, no impression and well beaten from 2 out, lost 5th towards finish op 6/1
7th
Horse silk
8
2
25/1
T: G McPhersonJ: Kielan Woods
Held up towards rear, headway after 7th, lost place approaching 3 out, well beaten 2 out op 22/1
8th
Horse silk
1 ¼
13
20/1
T: D LoughnaneJ: B S Hughes
Not always fluent, held up in rear, modest headway 3 out, well beaten next op 12/1
9th
Horse silk
14
16
22/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Bridget Andrews
Held up in rear, shaken up 7th, well beaten before 3 out, tailed off op 20/1 tchd 25/1
10th
Horse silk
2 ¼
17
20/1
T: P A KirbyJ: Thomas Dowson
Not always fluent, always behind, tailed off before 3 out
11th
Horse silk
12
18
1010-0
66/1
T: J R JenkinsJ: Danny McMenamin
Chased leader until after 7th, soon weakened, tailed off
12th
Horse silk
21
11
6/1
T: Kerry LeeJ: Harry Skelton
Mid-division, headway before 7th, ridden and weakened before 3 out, tailed off op 15/2

Also Ran

F
Horse silk
8
11/4f
T: A KingJ: Thomas Bellamy
Chased leaders, ridden in 6 lengths 5th when fell 3 out
F
Horse silk
12
12/1
T: R DobbinJ: Craig Nichol
In touch in mid-division, struggling when hampered 3 out, fell next op 11/1
PU
Horse silk
15
20/1
T: A IrvineJ: James Best
Held up in mid-division, headway on outside when not fluent 7th, weakened before 3 out, tailed off before 2 out, pulled up after

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Non-Runners

9
Horse silk
Kloud Gate43
Weight: 11-11|  Age: 9
T: G L Moore  J: J E Moore
NR
4
Horse silk
Always Resolute51
Weight: 11-12|  Age: 10
T: Ian Williams  J: C J Todd
NR
10
Horse silk
Drewmain Legend82
Weight: 11-11|  Age: 9
T: A Stronge  J: James Bowen
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£11.60Pl:£3.70, £4.50, £3.90EX:£124.40Trifecta:£798.50Tricast:£859.59SF:£94.77Swingers:£15.90, £14.50, £20.90

Forecasts

Heart Of A Lion (11/4), Henri Le Bon (6/1), Passing Shadow (13/2), Bard Of Brittany (8/1), Spanish Jump (17/2), Methag (9/1), The Knot Is Tied (12/1), Get With It (12/1), Kloud Gate (14/1), Drewmain Legend (14/1), Always Resolute (16/1), Daranova (20/1), Diakosaint (20/1), Scrutinise (20/1), Stylish Dancer (22/1), Phantomoftheoscar (25/1), Dalkadam (66/1), Linger (80/1)

Verdict

If there's a runner with the potential to be a long way ahead of their mark it's surely HEART OF A LION, who was good enough to win a bumper and his qualifying runs over hurdles were pretty promising. Passing Shadow is a solid opponent, while Spanish Jump is also a likely improver.

  1. HEART OF A LION (IRE)
  2. PASSING SHADOW
  3. SPANISH JUMP (FR)

Previous Winners

2020
Discko Des Plages
Weight: 10-13  |Age: 7
4/1

Prize Money

1st: £3,769.002nd: £1,107.003rd: £553.004th: £350.005th: £350.006th: £350.007th: £350.008th: £350.00

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