12:00 Newcastle

Saturday 21 December 2019

All12:0012:3013:0513:4014:1514:5015:20

    bet365 Handicap Hurdle

  • 3YO plus  |   Class 5  |   2m 46y  |   Soft (Heavy in places)  |   11 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 12:02  |   Winning time: 4m 17.5s
1st
Horse silk
6
11/10f
T: K DalgleishJ: B S Hughes
Tracked leaders, challenged after 3 out, led narrowly next, ridden out flat, kept on well
2nd
Horse silk
2 ½
4
16/1
T: J EwartJ: Nathan Moscrop (3)
Held up in last pair, headway on outside before 3 out, challenged and every chance next, one pace when switched inside before last, soon ridden, kept on, held flat
3rd
Horse silk
9
8
5/1
T: Mrs Dianne SayerJ: C O'Farrell
Made most, driven and headed when hit 2 out, kept on same pace, no chance with clear pair before last
4th
Horse silk
1 ¼
10
8/1
T: A CrookJ: J Kington
Mid-division, driven before 3 out, soon one pace, ridden and kept on flat, never troubled leaders
5th
Horse silk
3 ½
3
22/1
T: K ScottJ: S Mulqueen (3)
Mid-division, chased leaders before 3 out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, weakened between last 2
6th
Horse silk
1 ¼
7
8/1
T: M WalfordJ: Jamie Hamilton
Pressed leader, led briefly 4 out, ridden and lost place after next, weakened between last 2
7th
Horse silk
22
11
66/1
T: Miss T JacksonJ: Ross Chapman
Tracked leaders, driven before 3 out, never on terms, weakened from next, tailed off
8th
Horse silk
3 ¼
1
20/1
T: T CoyleJ: Joe Williamson (7)
Held up in last pair, ridden after 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off
9th
Horse silk
12
5
1011-9
14/1
T: J E DixonJ: Mr J Dixon (7)
In touch on outside, pushed along and lost place before 3rd, left well behind from next, continued tailed off
10th
Horse silk
22
2
18/1
T: P A KirbyJ: Danny McMenamin (5)
Tracked leaders, driven and lost place before 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
9
16/1
T: I JardineJ: Bruce Lynn (7)
Mid-division on outside, lost place 3rd, behind from next, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£1.80Pl:£1.02, £5.10, £1.90EX:£22.60Trifecta:£76.00Tricast:£72.28SF:£20.39Swingers:£7.00, £2.30, £3.50

Forecasts

Starplex (11/10), Calliope (5/1), Donald Dux (8/1), Uno Valoroso (8/1), Pistol (14/1), Bingo D'Olivate (16/1), Karasheni (16/1), Misscarlett (18/1), Little Pippin (20/1), Western Lass (22/1), Madam Scully (66/1)

Verdict

An opening contest in which the safest option is to stick with recent course winner STARPLEX who won over 2m4f here last week. He did his best to throw his chances of victory away when producing a terrible jump at the last, but still managed to win comfortably. In a similarly weak contest, Brian Hughes can partner him to success for the second time this month. Both Calliope and Donald Dux couldn't land a glove on an impressive winner when the pair finished second and fourth here last week but are highly likely to be bang there again. Western Lass can build upon her midfield effort at Kelso and run well as she continues to gain experience in the handicap ranks.
  1. Starplex
  2. Calliope
  3. Donald Dux

Previous Winners

2018
Green Zone
Weight: 11-9  |Age: 7
11/1

Prize Money

1st: £2,859.002nd: £840.003rd: £420.004th: £350.005th: £350.006th: £350.007th: £350.008th: £350.00

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