12:15 Cheltenham

Tuesday 1 January 2019

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    Ballymore Novices' Hurdle (Listed)

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 1  |   2m 4f 56y  |   Good to Soft (Good in places)  |   7 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 12:15  |   Winning time: 4m 59.7s
1st
Horse silk
5
12/1
T: F O'BrienJ: P J Brennan
Held up, headway 3 out, led next, clear last, stayed on strongly, impressive op 11/1 tchd 14/1
2nd
Horse silk
13
4
5/6f
T: N J HendersonJ: Nico de Boinville
Took keen hold, held up in rear, headway on outside 7th, not quicken in 3rd before mistake last, went 2nd post, no chance with winner tchd 4/5
3rd
Horse silk
hd
2
511-0
9/2
T: H WhittingtonJ: G Sheehan
Held up in rear, headway on outside before 4th, went 2nd 6th, led 8th, headed 2 out, beaten when jumped left and mistake last, lost 2nd post op 5/1
4th
Horse silk
¾
8
25/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Tracked leaders, pecked 2nd, outpaced after 2 out, 4th and kept on flat, no chance with winner op 28/1 tchd 20/1
5th
Horse silk
8
7
611-0
22/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Led until 2nd, tracked leader until 6th, outpaced after 3 out, weakened next op 28/1
6th
Horse silk
5
6
9/1
T: A KingJ: Wayne Hutchinson
Held up in mid-division, not fluent 7th, mistake 3 out, headway before 2 out, weakened approaching last op 8/1
7th
Horse silk
8
3
611-0
8/1
T: C L TizzardJ: R Johnson
Tracked leader, led 2nd, not fluent 5th, headed 3 out, pecked 2 out, soon beaten op 17/2

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Non-Runners

1
Horse silk
Coolanly3
Weight: 11-5|  Age: 7
T: F O'Brien  J: C Brace
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£14.10Pl:£4.20, £1.30EX:£30.70Trifecta:£70.60SF:£21.67Swingers:£2.60, £5.00, £1.30

Forecasts

I Can't Explain (5/6), Anemoi (9/2), Darlac (8/1), Mr Pumblechook (9/1), Jarveys Plate (12/1), Coolanly (12/1), Rocco (22/1), Supremely Lucky (25/1)

Verdict

It's interesting that I CAN'T EXPLAIN is thrown in at the deep end here on just his second start after an impressive debut and he looks like a fascinating contender for a yard that have had four winners from their last seven runners. Jarveys Plate and Anemoi have room to improve in the jumping department and are expected to do so while Coolanly can't be disregarded, having already proven himself at this level.
  1. I Can't Explain
  2. Jarveys Plate
  3. Coolanly

Previous Winners

2018
Tikkanbar
Weight: 11-0  |Age: 7
3/1

Prize Money

1st: £14,068.002nd: £5,300.003rd: £2,652.004th: £1,325.005th: £665.006th: £332.007th: £165.008th: £85.00

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