17:50 Fontwell

Thursday 23 August 2018

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    Josie O'Leary Pineapple Novices' Hurdle

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 4  |   2m 1f 162y  |   Good (Good to Firm in places)  |   9 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 17:50  |   Winning time: 4m 16.55s
1st
Horse silk
6
6/4
T: G L MooreJ: J E Moore
Tracked leading pair and keen, mistake 3rd, 2nd after 3 out, led approaching next, joined last, driven and kept on gamely run-in op 6/5
2nd
Horse silk
¾
1
6/5f
T: Dr R D P NewlandJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Keen, held up in touch, smooth headway tracking leaders after 3 out, went 2nd and hit 2 out, every chance when hit last, pressed winner briefly run-in, no extra towards finish op 13/8
3rd
Horse silk
22
2
9/2
T: P YorkJ: Mr P York (5)
Raced wide, tracked leader, led 3 out, headed approaching next, no extra in 3rd
4th
Horse silk
½
9
50/1
T: D G BridgwaterJ: T Scudamore
Held up well in rear, headway into 5th before 2 out, where mistake, kept on in 4th run-in
5th
Horse silk
4 ½
4
25/1
T: J W MullinsJ: J McGrath
Keen in 5th place, not fluent 4th, pushed along in 4th after 3 out, no impression, weakened into 5th run-in
6th
Horse silk
9
7
50/1
T: N P MulhollandJ: P K Donovan (7)
Keen, tracked leaders, weakened soon after 3 out op 40/1
7th
Horse silk
41
3
100/1
T: R WoodmanJ: Brendan Powell
Always towards rear, never a factor, tailed off

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
5
40/1
T: M RobertsJ: Joshua Moore
Always behind, tailed off and pulled up before last op 50/1
PU
Horse silk
8
10/1
T: W GreatrexJ: R Johnson
Mistakes, led and raced freely, flattened 5th, hit 4 out, mistake and headed next, weakened and pulled up before 2 out

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£2.30Pl:£1.10, £1.10, £1.80EX:£4.60Trifecta:£10.80SF:£4.11Swingers:£1.10, £2.70, £2.60

Forecasts

Competition (6/5), West Drive (6/4), Robin Des Mana (9/2), Cora Sundrop (10/1), Silver Sea (25/1), Up The Navan Road (40/1), Reason To Believe (50/1), Bit More (50/1), Highly Likely (100/1)

Verdict

Robin Des Mana carries a health warning as Gordon Elliot trained him to win a poor seller and his current yard had their fingers burnt with another of his cast offs, Tajseer, in 2016. Competition has been well placed to land a couple of similar races and earn a rating of 121. That sets the standard but he has to concede 14lb to Gary Moore's newcomer WEST DRIVE who was rated in the mid-80s on the Flat and should strip fitter for a recent pipeopener at Sandown.
  1. West Drive
  2. Competition
  3. Cora Sundrop

Previous Winners

2017
Jackblack
Weight: 10-12  |Age: 5
2/1

Prize Money

1st: £4,094.002nd: £1,202.003rd: £601.004th: £301.00

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