15:20 Leicester

Sunday 3 December 2017

All12:4013:1013:4514:1514:5015:20

    Stonesby Handicap Hurdle

  • 3YO plus  |   Class 4  |   2m 4f 110y  |   Soft (Good to Soft in places)  |   15 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:20  |   Winning time: 5m 8.45s
1st
Horse silk
15
9/2f
T: Micky HammondJ: A P Cawley
Held up towards rear, good headway on outside chasing leaders before 5th, led going well 2 out, clear last, stayed on well, easily op 7/2 tchd 3/1 and tchd 4/1
2nd
Horse silk
5
3
6/1
T: T R GeorgeJ: Adrian Heskin
Mid-division, not fluent 5th, lost place and dropped towards rear next, rallied on outside approaching 3 out, chased leaders and chance next, went 2nd last, no chance with winner op 11/2
3rd
Horse silk
2 ¼
1
15/2
T: Henry OliverJ: Mr Robert Hawker (7)
Chased leaders, led 3 out, headed 2 out, lost 2nd last, kept on same pace in 3rd op 6/1
4th
Horse silk
3 ¾
2
10/1
T: M BradstockJ: Nico de Boinville
Chased leader until approaching 6th, chased leaders, outpaced approaching 3 out, rallied into modest 4th towards finish op 11/1 tchd 12/1
5th
Horse silk
1 ½
11
33/1
T: Noel WilliamsJ: Thomas Bellamy
Held up towards rear, headway approaching 4 out, chased leaders approaching next, no impression when mistake last, weakened into 5th run-in tchd 25/1 and tchd 33/1
6th
Horse silk
4
7
8/1
T: Noel WilliamsJ: Wayne Hutchinson
Mid-division, headway chasing leaders approaching 3 out, ridden and weakened next op 7/1
7th
Horse silk
13
5
16/1
T: P WinksJ: Ryan Winks (5)
Chased leaders, went 2nd approaching 6th, led 4 out, headed before next, weakened approaching 2 out op 20/1
8th
Horse silk
5
10
8/1
T: B EllisonJ: Danny Cook
Chased leaders, pushed along and weakening when mistake 3 out tchd 14/1
9th
Horse silk
2
8
25/1
T: C FryerJ: Bridget Andrews (3)
Always towards rear, no chance when hampered 3 out
10th
Horse silk
11
4
1011-12
7/1
T: N KentJ: Tom Broughton (10)
Chased leaders, weakened soon after 3 out tchd 28/1
11th
Horse silk
2
9
611-9
14/1
T: Mrs S LeechJ: James Best
Always towards rear op 10/1
12th
Horse silk
20
13
14/1
T: H J EvansJ: Mitchell Bastyan (5)
Towards rear, headway approaching 4 out, weakened before next, tailed off tchd 18/1

Also Ran

F
Horse silk
6
711-10
20/1
T: M BlanshardJ: M D Grant
Mid-division on inside, towards rear and struggling when fell 3 out op 50/1
PU
Horse silk
12
411-4
10/1
T: Mrs N S EvansJ: P J Brennan
Pulled hard, soon led, hit 6th, headed 4 out, lost 2nd before next, soon weakened and eased, pulled up before 2 out op 20/1
PU
Horse silk
14
610-7
33/1
T: D SteeleJ: Nick Scholfield
Behind, tailed off when mistake 5th, pulled up before 3 out

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£5.50Pl:£2.40, £1.90, £2.50EX:£21.50Trifecta:£97.70Tricast:£77.00SF:£18.11Swingers:£3.70, £1.80, £4.90

Forecasts

Knocknamona (9/2), Western Wave (6/1), Bowie (7/1), Megabucks (15/2), Kincora Fort (8/1), Mahlerdramatic (8/1), Robert's Star (10/1), Maroc (10/1), Samson (14/1), Friendship Bay (14/1), Gran Maestro (16/1), Ivanhoe (20/1), The Blue Bomber (25/1), Primo Blue (33/1), Chivers (33/1)

Verdict

Micky Hammond's team are in super form (7-31, 23% strike rate lately) and Knocknamona showed much improved form to score over fences at Uttoxeter a week ago. He'll be a big threat if transferring that form to hurdles but he isn't exactly thrown in at these weights and reverting to the smaller obstacles doesn't always work out. Western Wave has perhaps not been the easiest to train but he's worth noting in the betting after a run at Exeter last month while the returning Friendship Bay could go well given he was showing a bit more before a late jumping error undid him at Warwick in May. KINCORA FORT was coming back from a very long layoff at Plumpton last month and was backed for that race. He looked in need of the run, unsurprisingly, and has been given time to get over that effort. Having won off this mark before, the lightly-raced eight-year-old should go close in a finale without a standout contender.
  1. Kincora Fort
  2. Friendship Bay
  3. Knocknamona

Prize Money

1st: £6,330.002nd: £1,870.003rd: £935.004th: £468.005th: £234.00

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