14:55 Doncaster

Friday 13 December 2019

All12:0012:3513:1013:4514:2014:5515:30

Richard Fahey: Take The Reins Novices' Handicap Hurdle

Class 4  |   2m 3f 88y  |   Good to Soft (Soft in places)  |   11 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 14:55  |   Winning time: 5m 0.45s
Weighed In
1st
11
611-0
7/2
T: A M HalesJ: Bryony Frost
With leader, led 5th until 4 out, in front again next, ridden between last 2, good jump to assert last, came clear run-in op 5/1
2nd
6
5
11/4f
T: N J HendersonJ: J McGrath
Slight lead until 5th, with winner, led again narrowly 4 out until next, chased winner, chance 2 out, ridden before last, no extra run-in op 2/1
3rd
½
2
13/2
T: Tom LaceyJ: Stan Sheppard (3)
Tracked leaders, effort between horses in 3rd and every chance 3 out, hung left and one pace next, kept on run-in pressing for 2nd, no chance with winner op 7/1 tchd 6/1 and tchd 15/2
4th
2 ¾
8
28/1
T: N G RichardsJ: R D Day
Held up in last pair, headway approaching 2 out, plugged on op 40/1 tchd 50/1
5th
¾
6
14/1
T: A M ThomsonJ: Ryan Mania
Held up towards rear, headway approaching 2 out, plugged on run-in op 12/1 tchd 11/1
6th
¾
7
9/1
T: T SymondsJ: James Nixon (5)
Chased leaders, weakened last tchd 8/1 and tchd 10/1
7th
½
1
16/1
T: W GreatrexJ: Jonjo O'Neill Jr.
Held up, short-lived effort on outside chasing leaders before 3 out, ridden and beaten before next op 22/1
8th
3 ½
3
9/1
T: Tim VaughanJ: Charlie Price (5)
Chased leaders, pushed along after 3 out, weakened soon after op 17/2 tchd 8/1
9th
8
10
14/1
T: A KingJ: Thomas Bellamy
Pulled very hard, settled towards rear 2nd, jumped big and hampered next, some headway and hung left before 2 out, soon beaten op 20/1 tchd 11/1

Also Ran

F
4
7/1
T: R T PhillipsJ: Daniel Hiskett (3)
Raced keenly, held up in touch, fell 3rd op 15/2 tchd 9/1
BD
9
711-6
40/1
T: T GallagherJ: Jack Quinlan
Held up, brought down 3rd op 50/1

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Betting

Forecast

El Kaldoun (11/4), Methag (7/2), Floating Rock (13/2), Over Stated (7/1), Meteorite (9/1), Fort Denison (9/1), Aloomomo (14/1), Fibonacci (14/1), Talktomenow (16/1), Cathal's Star (28/1), Ah Well (40/1)

Verdict

Nicky Henerson's EL KALDOUN has been brought along steadily and may be ready to claim his first win over hurdles. The five-year-old ran a fair race last time out at Kempton on his reappearance and should be all the better for that outing. Floating Rock is another who has been brought on quietly and he showed his well being when finishing a good second at Taunton last time. He is going the right way and should soon be winning. Fort Denison has some fair form on the Flat and showed his liking for hurdles when runner-up last time out at Plumpton. He could go well.
  1. El Kaldoun
  2. Floating Rock
  3. Fort Denison

Previous Winners

2018
Kloud Gate
Weight: 12-1  |Age: 6
Weight: 12-1  |  
Age: 6  |  
J: J E Moore
  |  
T: G L Moore
1/2

Prize Money

1st: £3,769.002nd: £1,107.003rd: £553.004th: £350.005th: £350.006th: £350.007th: £350.008th: £350.00

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