15:50 Haydock

Saturday 19 February 2022

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Albert Bartlett Prestige Novices' Hurdle (Grade 2) (GBB Race)

  • 5YO plus  |   Class 1  |   3m 58y  |   Heavy  |   7 Runners  |   Turf  |   Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:50  |   Winning time: 6m 32.65s
1st
Horse silk
1
1/1f
T: H D DalyJ: Richard Patrick
Tracked leader, led 2nd until next, not fluent 6th, led again 8th, awkward 3 out, over 3 lengths ahead at the last, went further clear run-in op 5/4 tchd 10/11 and tchd 11/8
2nd
Horse silk
8
4
17/2
T: N G RichardsJ: Sean Quinlan
Held up off the pace in 5th, closer in 3rd at 7th, went 2nd before home turn, not fluent 3 out, stayed on same pace, no chance with winner op 8/1 tchd 9/1
3rd
Horse silk
41
7
611-0
15/2
T: T LaceyJ: Stan Sheppard
Last pair, pushed along and struggling in rear 5th, plugged on in modest 4th turning in, went remote 3rd before 3 out, tailed off op 13/2
4th
Horse silk
50
2
3/1
T: Miss V WilliamsJ: Aidan Coleman
Raced wide in close 3rd, tracked leader 2nd, led next, headed and pecked 8th, chased winner until pushed along and lost two places before 3 out, weakened op 9/4

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
3
20/1
T: D PipeJ: Fergus Gillard
Off the pace in 4th place, chased clear leading pair at 3rd until 7th, ridden and lost 3rd before home turn, weakened and tailed off 2 out, pulled up before the last op 22/1 tchd 18/1
PU
Horse silk
5
14/1
T: W GreatrexJ: B S Hughes
Led until 2nd, chased leading pair until 4th, lost place and reminders after 6th, tailed off and pulled up before next op 12/1
PU
Horse silk
6
66/1
T: Miss Lucinda V RussellJ: S Mulqueen
Off the pace in rear, gained a place, at 5th, weakened before 8th, hit next, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£2.00Pl:£1.40, £3.20EX:£8.00Trifecta:£41.10SF:£9.75Swingers:£2.60, £1.90, £5.90

Forecasts

Hillcrest (1/1), Green Book (3/1), Scipion (15/2), Crystal Glory (17/2), High Stakes (14/1), Anglers Crag (20/1), Readysteadybeau (66/1)

Verdict

HILLCREST saw his unbeaten hurdling record end in unfortunate circumstances at Cheltenham and is fancied to regain winning ways with this step up in trip expecting to suit. Recent 3m Sandown scorer Green Book should ensure Henry Daly's smart staying prospect doesn't have things all his own way though, while both Crystal Glory and Scipion also have more to offer now their stamina is drawn out.

  1. HILLCREST (IRE)
  2. GREEN BOOK (FR)
  3. CRYSTAL GLORY

Previous Winners

2021
Alaphilippe
Weight: 10-12  |Age: 7
10/3

Prize Money

1st: £28,475.002nd: £10,685.003rd: £5,350.004th: £2,665.005th: £1,340.006th: £670.00

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