13:50 Newbury

Saturday 28 December 2019

All12:0512:4013:1513:5014:2515:0015:35
  • Betway Heed Your Hunch Handicap Hurdle
  • Class 2  |   2m 4f 118y  |   Soft  |   12 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 13:50  |   Winning time: 5m 2.3s
1st
11
13/2
T: T LaceyJ: R Johnson
Held up in rear, steady headway on inside after 3 out, chased leaders next, 3 lengths 2nd when left in lead and hampered last, strongly pressed early run-in, driven clear op 11/2 tchd 7/1
2nd
1 ¾
12
14/1
T: O MurphyJ: Adrian Heskin
Held up in mid-division, headway chasing leaders when not fluent 2 out, left in 3rd at the last, not much room between horses early run-in, squeezed through and went 2nd final 200 yards, no chance with winner op 12/1
3rd
1 ½
1
8/1
T: N J HendersonJ: James Bowen
Chased leader until approaching the last where left 2nd, every chance early run-in, weakened into 3rd final 200 yards op 9/1
4th
6
6
610-13
11/4f
T: O SherwoodJ: L P Aspell
Held up in mid-division, headway chasing leaders 3 out, ridden between last 2, weakened soon after, plugged on into 4th run-n op 7/2
5th
1 ½
5
18/1
T: A KingJ: Max Browne (7)
Held up towards rear on outside, headway on wide outside before the last, never nearer op 20/1 tchd 16/1
6th
¾
2
11/2
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Never that fluent, chased leaders on inside, mistakes 1st and next, mistake 3 out, left in well held 4th when mistake and hampered last, weakened run-in op 5/1
7th
6
3
25/1
T: Tim VaughanJ: Alan Johns
Chased leaders, not fluent 4th, pushed along before 3 out, ridden and weakened before next op 22/1
8th
2 ¾
4
18/1
T: N J HendersonJ: Nico de Boinville
Raced keenly tracking leaders, weakened before 2 out op 16/1
9th
10
7
25/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Held up towards rear, bit closer in mid-division on inside before 3 out, ridden and weakened after 3 out op 33/1
10th
36
8
40/1
T: Christian WilliamsJ: Jack Tudor (7)
Raced wide and keen in mid-division, weakened 5th, behind next, tailed off 4 out

Also Ran

F
9
6/1
T: S DrinkwaterJ: R T Dunne
Led, ridden and clear between last 2, 3 lengths ahead going strongly when fell last op 7/1
F
10
6/1
T: T R GeorgeJ: P J Brennan
Held up towards rear, not fluent 3rd, never on terms, fell last op 8/1

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Betting

Forecast

Sevarano (11/4), One For Rosie (11/2), Howling Milan (6/1), Now Look At Me (6/1), Dorking Boy (13/2), Soul Emotion (8/1), The Wolf (14/1), Coeur de Lion (18/1), Colonial Dreams (18/1), Point Of Principle (25/1), Hear No Evil (25/1), Limited Reserve (40/1)

Verdict

Hard to think that this isn’t competitive and there will be plenty rooting for Grade 1 third One For Rosie with that Aintree form being well advertised this year. He has won off breaks before but might just lack the match sharpness of SEVARANO who after looking expensive to follow has turned events around this year winning his last two races having developed into a more complete specimen. His latest C&D win should prove to be a useful piece of form. The Henderson pair Soul Emotion and Colonial Dreams will have their supporters although both have a little to prove whilst Dorking Boy (looks much better since his wind op) and Now Look At Me have to enter the equation in what looks a hot heat.
  1. Sevarano
  2. Dorking Boy
  3. One For Rosie

Previous Winners

2018
I'm A Game Changer
Weight: 11-6  |Age: 6
13/2

Prize Money

1st: £11,261.002nd: £3,326.003rd: £1,663.004th: £832.005th: £416.006th: £209.00
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