13:05 Newbury

Wednesday 19 December 2018

All12:3013:0513:4014:1514:4515:1515:45

Equine Productions Maiden Hurdle

Class 4  |   2m 69y  |   Soft  |   20 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 13:05  |   Winning time: 4m 10.25s

1st
17
7/2
T: N J HendersonJ: B J Geraghty
Tracked leaders, travelling well before 3 out, went 2nd last, quickened to lead run-in, comfortably op 9/4 tchd 2/1
2nd
1 ½
13
6/1
T: D PipeJ: T Scudamore
Chased leaders, went 2nd and kept on run-in, not pace of winner op 17/2 tchd 7/1
3rd
1 ¾
15
8/1
T: N J HendersonJ: Nico de Boinville
Chased leaders, led before last, headed and not pace of winner run-in, soon dropped to 3rd op 7/1 tchd 13/2
4th
¾
7
15/8f
T: J ScottJ: Matt Griffiths
Led until after 1st, chased leader, chance 2 out, ridden and lost 2nd at the last, plugged on in 4th run-in op 3/1
5th
¾
19
411-0
6/1
T: P J HobbsJ: R Johnson
Raced keenly, led after 1st, hit 2 out, ridden and headed before the last, 5th and one pace run-in op 8/1 tchd 10/1
6th
17
2
14/1
T: C L TizzardJ: R M Power
Mid-division, outpaced 3 out, no danger after op 12/1 tchd 11/1
7th
1 ½
4
50/1
T: A KingJ: Wayne Hutchinson
Mid-division, headway on inside approaching 3 out, weakened approaching next op 40/1
8th
3 ¼
22
25/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Mid-division on inside, pushed along before 3 out, weakened next op 33/1 tchd 20/1
9th
9
20
811-0
50/1
T: Jack BarberJ: Nick Scholfield
Chased leaders, stumbled 3 out, weakened before next op 40/1
10th
2 ¼
11
125/1
T: G L MooreJ: Joshua Moore
Soon towards rear, mistake 3rd, last and struggling 3 out, kept on steadily run-in
11th
2
10
14/1
T: H FryJ: N D Fehily
Pushed along after 4 out, always towards rear op 16/1
12th
¾
16
611-0
250/1
T: G DeaconJ: M D Grant
Behind most of way
13th
8
21
250/1
14th
12
9
66/1
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: R P McLernon
Mid-division, pushed along after 4 out, weakened next
15th
2 ½
12
250/1
T: C E LongsdonJ: J J Burke
Mistake 1st, always towards rear
16th
6
6
100/1
T: P HedgerJ: Brendan Powell
Not fluent 2nd, always towards rear op 150/1
17th
11
3
250/1
T: R DickinJ: C Poste
Mistake 2nd, always behind, tailed off
18th
44
14
125/1
T: A KingJ: Tom Cannon
Always towards rear

Also Ran

UR
1
125/1
T: G L MooreJ: J E Moore
Towards rear when stumbled and unseated rider 4th op 150/1
PU
5
250/1
T: J C FoxJ: Thomas Garner
Well behind, mistake 2nd, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out

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Non-Runners

8
Dreyfus955
Weight: 11-0|  Age: 7
T: P R Webber  J: G Sheehan
18
Tegerek22
Weight: 11-0|  Age: 4
T: Jonjo O'Neill  J: Non Runner
Betting

Forecast

Dashel Drasher (15/8), Rathhill (7/2), Nordic Combined (6/1), Umndeni (6/1), Pistol Whipped (8/1), Beaufort West (14/1), Gameface (14/1), Tegerek (20/1), So Lonely (25/1), Dreyfus (33/1), Brigade of Guards (50/1), Vards (50/1), Flight Deck (66/1), Continuum (100/1), Iconic Muddle (125/1), Outofthequestion (125/1), Age Of Wisdom (125/1), Rahmah (250/1), Born To Please (250/1), Lochinver (250/1), Bob Maxwell (250/1), Captain Marmalade (250/1)

Verdict
Lots of runners and that means plenty of guesswork involved. The champion trainer saddles two likely sorts in Pistol Whipped and Rathhill and the betting is likely to be the best guide to their respective chances. Either could be good enough, but they have to concede racecourse experience to a couple of promising sorts in Nordic Combined and UMNDENI, with the latter given a narrow vote in the expectation of improvement in the jumping department after a fair debut at Chepstow. Dashel Drasher and Beaufort West are closely matched on recent course form and can also make their presence felt, along with Irish imports So Lonely and Gameface.
  1. Umndeni
  2. Nordic Combined
  3. Rathhill

Previous Winners

2017
Pacific De Baune
Weight: 11-0  |Age: 4
Weight: 11-0  |  
Age: 4  |  
J: Nico de Boinville
  |  
T: N J Henderson
7/1
Prize Money
1st:
£4,809.00
2nd:
£1,412.00
3rd:
£706.00
4th:
£353.00

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