15:15 Stratford

Sunday 23 April 2023

All13:4514:1514:4515:1515:4516:1516:4517:15

NAF Five Star Metazone Handicap Hurdle

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 5  |   3m 2f 83y  |   Good to Soft  |   11 Runners  |   Turf  |   Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:15  |   Winning time: 6m 52.4s
1st
Horse silk
3
17/2
T: Tim VaughanJ: Charlie Price (3)
Mid-division, headway before 9th, went 2nd before 3 out, led 2 out, clear flat, stayed on op 11/1
2nd
Horse silk
2 ¾
5
2/1f
T: Christian WilliamsJ: Nick Scholfield
Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, chased winner after 2 out, not fluent last, no impression flat op 9/4
3rd
Horse silk
3 ½
1
3/1
T: O Greenall & J GuerrieroJ: Henry Brooke
Chased leaders, led before 3 out, not fluent and headed 2 out, 3rd and held before last, kept on op 5/2
4th
Horse silk
15
11
18/1
T: Georgie HowellJ: Tabitha Worsley (3)
Mid-division, not fluent 4th, headway before 3 out, weakened approaching last op 14/1
5th
Horse silk
9
13
33/1
T: Tim VaughanJ: Alan Johns
Held up in rear, mistake 7th, headway approaching 3 out, struggling after 2 out, soon weakened op 28/1
6th
Horse silk
22
12
20/1
T: Tracey LeesonJ: Tom Buckley (3)
Mid-division, not much room 2nd, headway before 9th, not much room when not fluent out, soon weakened op 18/1
7th
Horse silk
14
8
50/1
T: C J GrayJ: M G Nolan
Held up in rear, struggling 4 out op 28/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
2
10/1
T: Charlotte FullerJ: G Sheehan
Chased leaders, lost place 6th, well behind after next, pulled up before 8th tchd 9/1
PU
Horse silk
6
11/1
T: I JardineJ: Dylan Johnston (7)
Led until 1st, chased leader, not fluent 4 out, lost place before next, pulled up after op 10/1 tchd 9/1
PU
Horse silk
7
15/2
T: S G WestJ: Bruce Lynn (3)
Led 1st, clear 3rd until after 8th, hit next, headed before 3 out, weakened quickly, pulled up after op 17/2 tchd 9/1
PU
Horse silk
10
12/1
T: G HarrisJ: Conor Ring (3)
Behind, not fluent 7th, struggling 4 out, pulled up after op 14/1

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Non-Runners

9
Horse silk
Loch Garman Aris1
Weight: 10-6|  Age: 13
T: G Hanmer  J: Tabitha Worsley
NR
4
Horse silk
Quiet Thunder138
Weight: 11-7|  Age: 5
T: Sarah Hollinshead  J: Chris Ward
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£9.50Pl:£2.70, £1.40, £1.50EX:£32.50Trifecta:£165.30Tricast:£66.22SF:£26.85Swingers:£4.70, £6.30, £2.30

Forecasts

William Ewart (2/1), The Questioner (3/1), Dora De Janeiro (15/2), Shantou Sunset (17/2), Our Three Sons (10/1), Reve De Niamh (11/1), Moscow Spy (12/1), Tis But A Scratch (18/1), Top Drawer (20/1), Loch Garman Aris (25/1), Luckello (33/1), Quiet Thunder (33/1), Frame Rate (50/1)

Verdict

Steadily progressive from a low base over hurdles, THE QUESTIONER continued the good work initially over fences, earlier this year. Undone by mistakes on his latest start in that sphere, he returns to timber with potential to do better still and earns the vote to concede weight all round and come out on top. Easy Bangor scorer William Ewart rates the chief danger, despite his much-inflated mark. Dora de Janeiro and Our Three Sons can also make the frame.

  1. THE QUESTIONER (IRE)
  2. WILLIAM EWART (IRE)
  3. DORA DE JANEIRO (FR)

Previous Winners

2022
Hillview
Weight: 11-4  |Age: 6
4/6

Prize Money

1st: £3,512.002nd: £1,616.003rd: £808.004th: £404.005th: £202.00

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