13:00 Wetherby

Thursday 26 December 2019

All11:5512:3013:0013:3514:1014:4515:20
  • 888Sport Novices' Handicap Hurdle
  • 3YO plus  |   Class 4  |   2m 3f 154y  |   Soft  |   15 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 13:03  |   Winning time: 5m 29.3s
1st
Horse silk
4
11/8f
T: P A KirbyJ: Thomas Dowson
Chased leaders, led 7th, clear last, stayed on well op 2/1
2nd
Horse silk
6
10
25/1
T: Micky HammondJ: Craig Nichol
Mid-division, headway 6th, chased winner 2 out, no impression last op 20/1
3rd
Horse silk
2
6
7/2
T: G BoanasJ: Mr James King (5)
Behind, headway approaching 3 out, kept on from 2 out, no impression on winner op 5/1
4th
Horse silk
1
1
15/2
T: R MenziesJ: Nathan Moscrop (3)
Led, not fluent 5th, soon headed, led 6th until mistake next, struggling before 3 out, plugged on from 2 out, not much room last op 9/1 tchd 7/1
5th
Horse silk
2
14
40/1
T: Kenny JohnsonJ: Alison Johnson (7)
Prominent on outside, led after 5th, headed next, beaten from 3 out tchd 33/1
6th
Horse silk
¾
5
711-9
33/1
T: P A KirbyJ: Ross Chapman
Held up, no impression before 3 out
7th
Horse silk
3 ½
2
16/1
T: C E LongsdonJ: Henry Brooke
In touch, outpaced after 4 out, effort from 2 out, weakened flat op 14/1
8th
Horse silk
3 ¼
9
22/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Jamie Bargary
Chased leaders, every chance when not fluent 3 out, weakened from last op 16/1
9th
Horse silk
25
12
66/1
T: R DobbinJ: William Shanahan (7)
Always towards rear
10th
Horse silk
16
3
10/1
T: Tim VaughanJ: Alan Johns
In touch in mid-division, struggling 7th op 9/1 tchd 17/2
11th
Horse silk
11
11
16/1
T: S CorbettJ: James Corbett (5)
Always towards rear op 12/1
12th
Horse silk
7
13
50/1
T: Miss J E FosterJ: Miss Becky Smith (3)
Prominent, weakened from 4 out op 40/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
7
6/1
T: O SherwoodJ: L P Aspell
Held up in mid-division, headway after 4 out, every chance 3 out, jumped right and not fluent 2 out, soon beaten, pulled up and dismounted flat op 9/2
PU
Horse silk
8
50/1
T: P A KirbyJ: Danny Cook
Mid-division, some headway after 4 out, soon weakened, pulled up before 3 out op 40/1
PU
Horse silk
15
310-0
50/1
T: T D EasterbyJ: Jamie Hamilton
Chased leaders, lost place before 6th, well beaten 4 out, pulled up before 3 out tchd 66/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£2.40Pl:£1.40, £9.00, £1.70EX:£67.70Trifecta:£262.20Tricast:£123.48SF:£48.10Swingers:£4.10, £1.40, £0.00

Forecasts

Theflickeringlight (11/8), Just Call Me Al (7/2), Ventura Dragon (6/1), All Hail Caesar (15/2), Norwegian Woods (10/1), State Vision (16/1), Wor Verge (16/1), Nye Bevan (22/1), Raddle And Hum (25/1), Hangard (33/1), On We Go (40/1), George Hastings (50/1), Neileta (50/1), Sometimes A Fox (50/1), Le Gavroche (66/1)

Verdict

Winning form is brought to the table in this contest, but it may be worth backing a maiden in VENTURA DRAGON. The four-year-old is improving with each race and should be better suited by this galloping track. Off his current mark he could be one step ahead of the handicapper. Theflickeringlight careered away to victory on handicap debut last time and there is every chance she has more improvement in her, while the likes of Wor Verge and Norwegian Woods have showed that higher marks have failed to stop their progression and should be thereabouts.
  1. Ventura Dragon
  2. Theflickeringlight
  3. Wor Verge

Previous Winners

2018
Diocese
Weight: 11-7  |Age: 5
10/1

Prize Money

1st: £4,159.002nd: £1,221.003rd: £611.004th: £350.005th: £350.006th: £350.007th: £350.008th: £350.00

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