11:45 Newcastle

Saturday 23 December 2017

All11:4512:1512:5013:2514:0014:3515:10

    bet365 Novices' Hurdle

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 4  |   2m 4f 133y  |   Soft (Good to Soft in places)  |   15 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 11:45  |   Winning time: 5m 15.1s
1st
Horse silk
14
9/1
T: D McCain JnrJ: B S Hughes
In touch, mistake 5th, headway to chase leaders after 4 out, every chance when not fluent last, led soon after stayed on well
2nd
Horse silk
1 ½
1
6/4f
T: Mrs S J SmithJ: C O'Farrell
Held up, headway 4 out, chasing leaders when hit next, challenging when mistake last, kept on well towards finish op 11/8
3rd
Horse silk
nk
11
10/3
T: T LaceyJ: R T Dunne
Chased leader, led before 3 out, soon challenged, mistake last, headed flat, no extra close home tchd 11/4
4th
Horse silk
1 ½
13
16/1
T: R DobbinJ: Craig Nichol
Chased leaders, every chance after 3 out, weakened last tchd 14/1
5th
Horse silk
5
6
710-12
5/1
T: J CandlishJ: Sean Quinlan
Mid-division, headway after 4 out, chased leaders next, no extra approaching last op 11/2 tchd 6/1
6th
Horse silk
11
9
100/1
T: P GriffinJ: A W Short (7)
Held up, outpaced 5 out, never dangerous
7th
Horse silk
2
16
40/1
T: P A KirbyJ: Thomas Dowson (3)
Held up, headway 4 out, chased leaders next, weakened before last op 50/1
8th
Horse silk
13
5
20/1
T: B EllisonJ: C R King
Led until approaching 3 out, weakened next op 28/1 tchd 33/1
9th
Horse silk
3 ½
12
12/1
T: G BoanasJ: Mr J Dawson (5)
Always behind, beaten 4 out op 16/1
10th
Horse silk
3 ¾
10
50/1
T: Miss Lucinda V RussellJ: D R Fox
Mid-division, weakened 4 out op 66/1
11th
Horse silk
8
8
125/1
T: D W WhillansJ: Callum Whillans (3)
Always in rear, struggling 5 out
12th
Horse silk
16
7
250/1
T: I JardineJ: Ross Chapman (5)
Mid-division, weakened before 3 out

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
2
250/1
T: T ReedJ: Harry Reed (7)
Chased leaders, lost place halfway, behind 5 out, pulled up before 2 out
PU
Horse silk
3
50/1
T: J WaltonJ: Miss C Walton (3)
Always behind, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out op 66/1
PU
Horse silk
15
610-12
250/1
T: Miss T JacksonJ: A Nicol
Tracked leader, weakened quickly 5 out, behind when pulled up before 3 out

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Non-Runners

4
Horse silk
Hooligan Jack1
Weight: 10-12|  Age: 4
T: I Jardine  J: Non Runner
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£9.00Pl:£2.30, £1.10, £1.50EX:£31.80Trifecta:£84.60SF:£22.44Swingers:£4.50, £4.70, £2.40

Forecasts

Silva Eclipse (6/4), Snapdragon Fire (10/3), Mankala (5/1), The Great Getaway (9/1), Sultans Pride (12/1), Sweet As Candy (16/1), Manitowoc County (20/1), Hooligan Jack (25/1), Northern Girl (40/1), Rising Marienbard (50/1), French Ticket (50/1), Okey Dokey (100/1), Night Comes In (125/1), My Jamaican Guy (250/1), Younoso (250/1), Choix De L'amour (250/1)

Verdict

The most sizeable field of the afternoon, but no shortage of what could most politely be termed as moderate horses, so the list of likely winners is fairly brief. Both Sultans Pride and Sweet As Candy contested a decent little bumper at this track last month, and look prime candidates to step forward immeasurably now granted a longer trip over hurdles. Similar comments also apply to Irish point-to-point scorer The Great Getaway. Snapdragon Fire has shown a reasonable level of form for Tom Lacey and is likely to seek to dominate from the front, but he'll prove vulnerable over this trip at the business end, so by far the safest option is the debut Hexham scorer SILVA ECLIPSE. His form mightn't necessarily equate to all that much, and he tackles a new trip today, but he couldn't have done anything more to impress than he did at the Northumberland track, and this looks a good option to defy the penalty.
  1. Silva Eclipse
  2. Sweet As Candy
  3. Sultans Pride

Prize Money

1st: £3,249.002nd: £954.003rd: £477.004th: £238.00

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