13:50 Exeter

Monday 1 January 2018

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    Billy Williams Memorial 'National Hunt' Maiden Hurdle

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 4  |   2m 2f 111y  |   Heavy  |   10 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 13:50  |   Winning time: 5m 28.6s
1st
Horse silk
5
13/8f
T: V R A DartnallJ: Nick Scholfield
Raced keenly, chased leaders, led 2 out, hung left run-in, driven out op 2/1
2nd
Horse silk
1 ¼
1
10/1
T: T LaceyJ: Mr Thomas M O'Brien (5)
Keen, tracked leaders, 2nd after 2nd, led on long run before next, headed 4th, led narrowly again before 2 out until 2 out, lost 2nd before last, chased winner again last, held when switched right 100 yards out op 7/1
3rd
Horse silk
9
7
2/1
T: Kerry LeeJ: J E Moore
Tracked leaders on inside, switched left before 2 out, disputing 2nd 2 out (normal 3 out), went 2nd before mistake last, 3rd and one pace run-in op 9/4 tchd 11/4
4th
Horse silk
7
3
14/1
T: D PipeJ: T Scudamore
Mid-division, headway on outside chasing leaders before 2 out, weakened approaching last
5th
Horse silk
9
10
610-11
33/1
T: David DennisJ: L P Aspell
Held up towards rear, modest 5th and no headway before 2 out op 25/1
6th
Horse silk
17
6
8/1
T: C L TizzardJ: S Bowen
Soon led, headed after 2nd, chased leaders, lost place 4th, towards rear and never on terms after op 13/2
7th
Horse silk
4 ½
9
150/1
T: C J GrayJ: M G Nolan
Held up and behind, never a factor op 200/1
8th
Horse silk
16
8
611-4
11/2
T: P J HobbsJ: Tom Cheesman (5)
Keen in mid-division, pushed along and weakened before 2 out op 6/1 tchd 5/1
9th
Horse silk
6
4
611-4
66/1
T: Mrs K M SandersonJ: David Noonan
Tracked leader, led after 2nd until headed on long run before next, led again 4th, headed and weakened before 2 out

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
2
66/1
T: N J HawkeJ: Sean Houlihan (7)
Stumbled 1st, always behind, reminders in rear and lost touch after 5th, tailed off and pulled up before next

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£2.30Pl:£1.20, £2.40, £1.10EX:£20.80Trifecta:£40.40SF:£19.73Swingers:£3.40, £1.30, £4.60

Forecasts

Run To Milan (13/8), Storm Control (2/1), Turangi (11/2), Sizing Cusimano (8/1), Coningsby (10/1), It's Obvious (14/1), Neetside (33/1), Jabbea (66/1), Farmer Lad (66/1), Willie Mclovin (150/1)

Verdict

RUN TO MILAN's bumper win worked out really well and he is of plenty of potential over hurdles. His second on debut here last month is as good a form as anything on offer in this race and he ought to improve further for the experience and this extra distance. Storm Control ran well also on his hurdles bow at Ascot and this winning point-to-pointer rates the main threat. Turangi wasn't far behind Storm Control and is open to any amount of improvement.
  1. Run To Milan
  2. Storm Control
  3. Turangi

Prize Money

1st: £4,549.002nd: £1,336.003rd: £668.004th: £334.00

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