13:50 Kempton

Friday 9 February 2018

All13:2013:5014:2515:0015:3016:0516:35
  • Commission Free Racing At Matchbook Novices' Hurdle
  • 4YO plus  |   Class 4  |   2m 5f  |   Soft (Good to Soft in places)  |   12 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 13:51  |   Winning time: 5m 27.75s
1st
Horse silk
4
811-10
1/1f
T: N J HendersonJ: B J Geraghty
Tracked leaders on outside and always going well, 2nd soon after 3 out, led approaching next, shaken up and 2 lengths ahead last, pushed readily clear run-in tchd 5/4
2nd
Horse silk
8
5
4/1
T: V R A DartnallJ: Nick Scholfield
Held up towards rear, headway on outside chasing leaders 4 out, 2nd 2 out, 2 lengths down when mistake last, soon no extra, held on for 2nd, no chance with winner op 5/1 tchd 11/2
3rd
Horse silk
nk
2
5/1
T: A KingJ: Wayne Hutchinson
Chased leaders, 3rd approaching 2 out, kept on run-in and closed on 2nd, no chance with winner op 4/1 tchd 11/2
4th
Horse silk
16
10
8/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Raced keenly, chased leaders, pushed along in modest 4th 2 out tchd 7/1
5th
Horse silk
4 ½
11
66/1
T: A KingJ: Tom Cannon
Held up towards rear, pushed along and outpaced before 4 out, kept on steadily into never dangerous 5th towards finish
6th
Horse silk
¾
1
25/1
T: C L TizzardJ: H Cobden
Chased leaders, 2nd 3rd, led 5th, headed approaching 2 out, weakened before last
7th
Horse silk
20
12
50/1
T: N J HendersonJ: J McGrath
Last trio, never involved op 66/1
8th
Horse silk
19
7
611-4
28/1
T: A KingJ: Brendan Powell
Mid-division, weakened after 3 out op 33/1 tchd 25/1
9th
Horse silk
1 ¾
6
100/1
T: Mrs D GrissellJ: M Goldstein
Chased leader until 3rd, chased leaders, lost place before 5th, rallied 4 out, chased leaders before next, weakened on long run before 2 out op 150/1
10th
Horse silk
35
8
150/1
T: N B KingJ: T E Whelan
Always behind, mistake 2nd, tailed off
11th
Horse silk
42
9
100/1
T: Jack BarberJ: N P Madden
Never travelled in last trio, struggling in rear after 6th, tailed off

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
3
611-10
12/1
T: B PaulingJ: Nico de Boinville
Led until 5th, chased leader until ridden and weakened quickly after 3 out, tailed off and pulled up before next

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£1.60Pl:£1.10, £1.70, £2.30EX:£6.60Trifecta:£18.90SF:£5.06Swingers:£1.80, £2.30, £3.70

Forecasts

Ok Corral (1/1), Run To Milan (4/1), Chosen Path (5/1), Get Out The Gate (8/1), Marten (12/1), Battle Of Ideas (25/1), Chato (28/1), Wallace Spirit (50/1), Stockburn (66/1), Ballintara (100/1), Earth Storm (100/1), Chimes Of Dylan (150/1)

Verdict

A few of these have shown good form over hurdles so far but it may be worth giving OK CORRAL another chance. Beaten off the back of an absence at Newbury last time out Nicky Henderson's charge has still shaped with plenty of promise up to now and with the benefit of that run should have plenty more to offer. This won't be an easy task though, with the likes of Marten, for the newly in-form Ben Pauling, and the very unexposed Chosen Path among the competition.
  1. Ok Corral
  2. Marten
  3. Chosen Path

Previous Winners

2017
Get On The Yager
Weight: 11-11  |Age: 7
10/11

Prize Money

1st: £4,094.002nd: £1,202.003rd: £601.004th: £301.005th: £350.006th: £350.007th: £350.008th: £350.00

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