13:30 Huntingdon

Friday 11 January 2019

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EBF 'National Hunt' Maiden Hurdle

Class 4  |   1m 7f 171y  |   Good (Good to Soft in places)  |   9 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 13:30  |   Winning time: 3m 46.9s
Weighed In
1st
7
17/2
T: B I CaseJ: Wayne Hutchinson
Raced wide, held up towards rear, headway on outside to lead 2 out, clear when went right last, kept on strongly op 10/1 tchd 11/1
2nd
1 ¾
9
4/1
T: P R WebberJ: Max Kendrick (5)
Chased leaders on inside, pushed along approaching 2 out, outpaced between last 2, kept on well towards finish, went 2nd post, no chance with winner op 5/1
3rd
nse
8
40/1
T: P J HobbsJ: T J O'Brien
Held up in 5th, headway chasing leaders before 3 out, 3rd and every chance when hit next, plugged on in 2nd run-in, no chance with winner, lost 2nd post op 50/1
4th
1 ¾
2
20/1
T: Mrs P SlyJ: Kielan Woods
Held up in last pair, steady headway before 2 out, chasing leaders when hung right before the last, disputing well held 2nd run-in, weakened towards finish op 16/1
5th
2 ¼
6
8/11f
T: P J HobbsJ: R Johnson
Chased leaders, tracked leader 2nd, led and hit 4th, headed 2 out, chased winner, well held approaching the last, lost 2nd and weakened run-in op 8/13
6th
6
1
25/1
T: Olly MurphyJ: Aidan Coleman
Towards rear, ridden and weakened after 3 out op 66/1
7th
½
11
511-5
25/1
T: David DennisJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Held up in last pair, headway on outside chasing leaders 3 out, soon pushed along, weakened before next op 40/1
8th
hd
3
8/1
T: T R GeorgeJ: N D Fehily
Made most until 4th, chased leader until before 2 out, ridden and weakened tamely after 2 out op 9/2

Also Ran

PU
5
20/1
T: H WhittingtonJ: Harry Bannister
Chased leader until 2nd, chased leaders, injured and pulled up quickly after 4th op 25/1

Video Replay

Non-Runners

10
The Flying Sofa303
Weight: 11-5|  Age: 6
T: G L Moore  J: J E Moore
4
High Up In The Air21
Weight: 11-5|  Age: 5
T: G L Moore  J: Joshua Moore

Betting

Forecast

Precious Bounty (8/11), The Flying Sofa (5/2), Special Acceptance (4/1), Good Man Jim (8/1), Shanty Alley (17/2), Fransham (20/1), Johnny Rocco (20/1), Bucaneros (25/1), Zee Man (25/1), Smarty Wild (40/1), High Up In The Air (50/1)

Verdict

Precious Bounty again showed he has a race in him when chasing home a decent type at Exeter last week and is by some way the pick on hurdles form. However, THE FLYING SOFA is a fascinating recruit to the smaller obstacles and though the late start to his campaign is a concern, he could be the value. Good Man Jim must be capable of better than shown and completes the short list in a contest which could prove a guide to future winners.
  1. The Flying Sofa
  2. Precious Bounty
  3. Good Man Jim

Previous Winners

2018
Turtle Wars
Weight: 11-5  |Age: 5
Weight: 11-5  |  
Age: 5  |  
J: N D Fehily
  |  
T: N J Henderson
3/1

Prize Money

1st: £4,549.002nd: £1,336.003rd: £668.004th: £334.00

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