16:40 Worcester

Sunday 24 June 2018

All14:1014:4015:1015:4016:1016:4017:1017:40
  • Bet toteWIN At totesport.com Novices' Handicap Hurdle (Div 1)
  • Class 5  |   2m  |   Good  |   12 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:40  |   Winning time: 3m 40.7s
1st
1
5/1
T: D PipeJ: T Scudamore
Made all, drew clear last, redily op 7/2
2nd
5
4
9/2
T: J R BoyleJ: R T Dunne
In touch, headway 4 out, chased winner next, jumped left 2 out, and last, not pace to challenge op 5/1 tchd 11/4
3rd
18
11
11/4f
T: S LycettJ: R Johnson
Chased leaders, effort after 3 out, weakened before last op 7/2 tchd 4/1
4th
7
12
16/1
T: H JamesJ: Charlie Hammond (5)
Prominent, mistake 4 out, soon under pressure, stayed on same pace approaching last
5th
3 ¼
2
16/1
T: J R JenkinsJ: Adam Wedge
Mid-division, slow 4th, headway 2 out, never a threat op 14/1
6th
6
8
14/1
T: M HillJ: Kieron Edgar (3)
Behind, headway 3 out, never on terms op 12/1 tchd 16/1
7th
14
7
611-0
9/1
T: N J HawkeJ: T J O'Brien
In touch, chased leaders 3 out, weakening when blundered last op 14/1 tchd 16/1
8th
1 ¼
9
610-11
66/1
T: T WallJ: Josh Wall (5)
In touch, mistake 5th, weakened next op 50/1
9th
27
5
10/1
T: J ScottJ: Nick Scholfield
Pulled hard in rear, headway 3 out, soon weakened tailed off op 7/1
10th
1 ¾
10
14/1
T: Tim VaughanJ: Alan Johns
Held up, mistake 1st, headway under pressure 4 out, weakened 2 out, tailed off op 16/1 tchd 18/1

Also Ran

PU
3
511-8
16/1
T: C R DoreJ: N P Madden
Mid-division, lost action and pulled up soon after 4 out
PU
6
411-0
33/1
T: K C BaileyJ: David Bass
Always in rear, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£6.90Pl:£2.40, £2.80, £1.10EX:£37.00Trifecta:£130.50Tricast:£74.13SF:£27.62Swingers:£7.30, £3.30, £3.10

Forecasts

Scotsbrook Night (11/4), Thames Knight (9/2), Celestial Path (5/1), Pirolo (9/1), Executive Prince (10/1), Poet's Charm (14/1), Akkapenko (14/1), Sprogzilla (16/1), St Patrick's Day (16/1), Hatem (16/1), Involve (33/1), May Mist (66/1)

Verdict

This doesn't look the deepest novices' handicap hurdle of all time and the answer may well be SCOTSBROOK NIGHT, who has been progressing nicely recently for Shaun Lycett, including when second at Southwell last time out, and off the same mark can take another forward step here to be the one to be with. In a race where it may pay to look towards the bottom of the weights, Sprogzilla and Poet's Charm are others for the shortlist.
  1. Scotsbrook Night
  2. Sprogzilla
  3. Poet's Charm

Previous Winners

2017
Sweeping Rock
Weight: 11-6  |Age: 7
6/1

Prize Money

1st: £3,119.002nd: £916.003rd: £458.004th: £450.005th: £450.006th: £450.007th: £450.008th: £450.00
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