12:55 Newbury

Thursday 7 November 2019

All12:5513:3014:0514:3515:1015:4016:15

Newbury Bid Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle

Class 3  |   2m 69y  |   Good to Soft  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 12:56  |   Winning time: 4m 1.1s
Weighed In
1st
1
511-12
3/1f
T: P J HobbsJ: Sean Houlihan (3)
Held up towards rear, headway approaching 3 out, chased leaders approaching next, led run-in, stayed on strongly op 7/2 tchd 11/4
2nd
2 ¼
5
28/1
T: M R ChannonJ: Harry Reed
Raced keenly, tracked leader after 1st, ridden to lead approaching last, headed run-in, no chance with winner, just held on for 2nd op 25/1
3rd
hd
4
10/1
T: A KingJ: Alexander Thorne (6)
Held up in 5th on inside, headway chasing leaders approaching 3 out, kept on run-in, almost snatched 2nd op 8/1
4th
hd
3
9/2
T: Kerry LeeJ: Richard Patrick (3)
Chased leading trio, pushed along before 2 out, outpaced last, stayed on well towards finish tchd 5/1
5th
4
2
6/1
T: R WalfordJ: Ben Jones
Led, ridden between last 2, headed approaching last, weakened run-in tchd 7/1
6th
1 ¾
7
9/2
T: T R GeorgeJ: Fergus Gregory
Chased leader until after 1st, handy 3rd until ridden and weakened before 2 out
7th
4 ½
6
411-0
9/2
T: C J MannJ: Charlie Price (3)
Never jumped with any fluency, always in rear op 6/1
8th
6
8
14/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Lorcan Williams (3)
Held up in last pair, headway approaching 3 out, ridden between last 2, soon beaten op 11/1 tchd 10/1

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Betting

Forecast

Zanza (3/1), Magic Dancer (9/2), Petit Palais (9/2), Capone (9/2), Our Merlin (6/1), Cosmeapolitan (10/1), Deadline Diva (14/1), Westbrook Bertie (28/1)

Verdict

Tom George has started the new jumps season in a rich vein of form, and the lightly raced Petit Palais is expected to show improvement from his seasonal reappearance fourth to Torpillo (Chepstow), while Cosmeapolitan is a C&D winner (juvenile) with relatively few miles on the clock. However, in what represents a tricky start to the jumps season at Newbury, and with further rain in the forecast we'll opt to side with the Robert Walford-trained OUR MERLIN. He has been absent since finishing runner-up to Zanza (lifeless on seasonal reappearance) over C&D in March, but can be expected to make his usual bold bid from the front.
  1. Our Merlin
  2. Petit Palais
  3. Cosmeapolitan

Previous Winners

2018
French Crusader
Weight: 11-0  |Age: 5
Weight: 11-0  |  
Age: 5  |  
J: Ned Curtis
  |  
T: N J Henderson
5/1

Prize Money

1st: £6,433.002nd: £1,889.003rd: £944.004th: £472.005th: £350.006th: £350.007th: £350.008th: £350.00

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