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Thursday 4 April 2019

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Doom Bar Anniversary 4-Y-O Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 1)

Class 1  |   2m 209y  |   Good to Soft  |   9 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 14:21  |   Winning time: 4m 13.2s
Weighed In
1st
7
11/4
T: N J HendersonJ: Nico de Boinville
Mid-division on inside, took keen hold, headway going well before 3 out, went 2nd 2 out, challenged last, led flat, went 1/2 length ahead, pushed out towards finish to hold on tchd 5/2 and tchd 3/1
2nd
nk
5
5/2
T: J P O'BrienJ: M P Walsh
Pressed leader, narrow leader 1st, clear before 4th until 4 out, pushed along after 3 out, driven after next, joined last, headed flat, went 1/2 length down, stayed on, just held op 3/1
3rd
6
4
10/1
T: P F NichollsJ: H Cobden
Chased leaders, disputing 2nd 4 out, mistake 3 out, ridden and not pace of front pair last, stayed on same pace flat tchd 9/1
4th
nk
1
411-0
14/1
T: N J HendersonJ: D A Jacob
Chased leaders on inside, not fluent 3rd, disputing 2nd 4 out, ridden after 2 out, beaten last, stayed on same pace flat op 25/1 tchd 12/1
5th
4 ½
2
9/4f
T: J P O'BrienJ: J J Slevin
Held up towards rear, not fluent 2nd, headway approaching 3 out, shaken up before 2 out, lacked pace to get on terms with leaders, 5th and no impression last, no extra final 100 yards op 7/4
6th
15
8
25/1
T: T SymondsJ: Aidan Coleman
Led until 1st, tracked leader, not fluent 5th, losing place when hampered on inside after 4 out, soon weakened
7th
5
6
20/1
T: T R GeorgeJ: P J Brennan
Held up in mid-division, awkward 2nd, headway on outside after 4 out, shaken up 3 out, soon beaten, well held 2 out op 25/1
8th
29
9
100/1
T: P BowenJ: S Bowen
Held up in rear on outside, pushed along before 3 out, soon well beaten

Also Ran

PU
3
40/1
T: G L MooreJ: Joshua Moore
Held up in rear, took keen hold, pushed along bend before 3 out, no impression and soon well held, behind when pulled up before last op 50/1

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Betting

Forecast

Band of Outlaws (9/4), Fakir D'Oudairies (5/2), Pentland Hills (11/4), Christopher Wood (10/1), Adjali (14/1), Fanfan Du Seuil (20/1), Song For Someone (25/1), Beat The Judge (40/1), Statuario (100/1)

Verdict

Pentland Hills' victory at Cheltenham in the Triumph Hurdle was all the more admirable for the fact he nearly didn't get over the first jump intact. He's progressing quickly and is a key player. Preference is for BAND OF OUTLAWS, also a Festival winner in the Cotswolds. He travelled powerfully and won the Fred Winter with a bit in hand, despite meeting traffic. His trainer boasted such a strong team of juvenile hurdlers this term and he may prove himself in graded company. Stablemate and Supreme fourth Fakir D'Oudairies is not dismissed readily, while the unbeaten hurdler Christopher Wood is clearly talented and can have a say despite rising rapidly in class now.
  1. Band of Outlaws
  2. Christopher Wood
  3. Pentland Hills

Previous Winners

2018
We Have A Dream
Weight: 11-0  |Age: 4
Weight: 11-0  |  
Age: 4  |  
J: D A Jacob
  |  
T: N J Henderson
2/1

Prize Money

1st: £56,130.002nd: £21,110.003rd: £10,550.004th: £5,270.005th: £2,650.006th: £1,320.007th: £680.008th: £360.009th: £200.0010th: £100.00

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