14:25 Kelso

Saturday 4 March 2023

All13:1513:5014:2515:0015:3516:1016:45

bet365 Premier Novices' Hurdle (Grade 2) (GBB Race)

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 1  |   2m 2f 25y  |   Good to Soft  |   11 Runners  |   Turf  |   Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:25  |   Winning time: 4m 20.32s
1st
Horse silk
9
4/1
T: Kerry LeeJ: Richard Patrick
Midfield, not fluent 6th, headway 2 out, ridden to dispute lead approaching last where mistake, soon led and asserted run-in op 7/2
2nd
Horse silk
1 ¾
4
7/2f
T: Jamie SnowdenJ: G Sheehan
Took keen hold, led, pressed for lead 2 out, soon pushed along, disputed lead approaching last, soon headed, kept on run-in but no match for winner tchd 4/1
3rd
Horse silk
6
10
4/1
T: Miss Lucinda V RussellJ: D R Fox
Chased leader, pressed leader 2 out, soon driven, outpaced approaching last, rallied to regain 3rd near finish op 11/2
4th
Horse silk
sh
5
5/1
T: E MullinsJ: D Meyler
Prominent, headway to press leader 2 out where not fluent, soon driven, 4 lengths down in 3rd approaching last, lost 3rd near finish op 9/2 tchd 4/1
5th
Horse silk
2 ¼
2
50/1
T: L FowlerJ: K E Buckley
Held up in rear, headway into midfield before 2 out, soon driven, outpaced approaching last, kept on same pace run-in op 40/1
6th
Horse silk
4 ¾
8
10/1
T: N B KingJ: Jack Quinlan
Midfield in touch, not fluent 4th, ridden 2 out, outpaced approaching last, weakened run-in op 12/1
7th
Horse silk
8
6
25/1
T: D McCain JnrJ: Sean Quinlan
Prominent, not fluent 3 out, soon pushed along, dropped to rear 2 out, tailed off approaching last op 22/1
8th
Horse silk
16
1
16/1
T: F O'BrienJ: P J Brennan
Held up in rear, briefly pushed along before 3rd, ridden and outpaced before 2 out, eased and weakened before last op 18/1 tchd 22/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
3
9/1
T: A M ThomsonJ: Ryan Mania
Held up in midfield, driven and dropped to rear 2 out, pulled up before last op 15/2 tchd 7/1
PU
Horse silk
7
20/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Held up in midfield, headway on outer before 2 out where awkward, weakened quickly and pulled up before last tchd 18/1 and tchd 22/1
PU
Horse silk
11
40/1
T: P NevilleJ: Henry Brooke
Midfield, driven and pulled up before 3 out op 25/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£5.00Pl:£1.60, £1.70, £1.60EX:£20.20Trifecta:£82.90Tricast:£59.55SF:£17.97Swingers:£3.70, £4.20, £3.80

Forecasts

Colonel Harry (7/2), Nemean Lion (4/1), Snake Roll (4/1), Feronily (5/1), Carcaci Castle (9/1), Lookaway (10/1), Accidental Rebel (16/1), Hoe Joly Smoke (20/1), General Officer (25/1), The Wounded Knee (40/1), Banjaxed (50/1)

Verdict

CARCACI CASTLE made it 3-4 under Rules and 2-2 here when outpointing next-time-out winners Traprain Law and Fortescue Wood (front 3 well clear of the rest) in a 2m novice event in December. He looks ready for this step up in class and get the nod ahead of Nemean Lion, who sets the standard on the strength of his effort in the Tolworth at Sandown. Colonel Harry, who was a place adrift of Nemean Lion in the Tolworth, also has claims and hurdles debutant Feronily is an intriguing candidate.

  1. CARCACI CASTLE (IRE)
  2. NEMEAN LION (GER)
  3. COLONEL HARRY (IRE)

Previous Winners

2022
Nells Son
Weight: 11-3  |Age: 7
16/1

Prize Money

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

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