14:15 Taunton

Saturday 18 January 2020

All13:0513:4014:1514:5015:2515:5516:25

    British EBF 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle

  • 4YO to 7YO  |   Class 4  |   2m 3f 1y  |   Heavy  |   12 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:16  |   Winning time: 4m 59.3s
1st
Horse silk
1
9/4
T: C L TizzardJ: Jonjo O'Neill Jr.
Always prominent, went 2nd bypassing omitted 6th (5 out), led before 2 out where good jump, hard ridden and kept on gamely run-in, all out (hurdles in back straight omitted due to low sun, only 4 hurdles jumped) op 2/1
2nd
Horse silk
hd
9
10/11f
T: Miss E C LavelleJ: Adrian Heskin
Chased leaders, 3rd on long run before 2 out, went 2nd between last 2, switched right and stayed on run-in, strong challenge close home, just held op 11/10
3rd
Horse silk
7
8
16/1
T: N P MulhollandJ: R T Dunne
Held up towards rear, headway on long run to 2 out, kept on into modest 3rd final strides op 40/1
4th
Horse silk
hd
3
7/1
T: Mrs J WilliamsJ: Lizzie Kelly (3)
Chased leader, hit 2nd, led soon after, pushed along on long run to 2 out, headed before 2 out, lost 2nd between last 2, weakened run-in, lost modest 3rd last strides
5th
Horse silk
3
6
40/1
T: W S KittowJ: David Noonan
Mid-division on inside, plugged on from 2 out, no threat op 33/1
6th
Horse silk
17
5
40/1
T: J W MullinsJ: Kevin Jones (3)
Towards rear, no chance when blundered 2 out tchd 33/1
7th
Horse silk
1 ¼
11
18/1
T: W GreatrexJ: Harry Bannister
Raced wide in mid-division, pushed along on long run before 2 out, never on terms tchd 20/1
8th
Horse silk
sh
12
200/1
T: J G CannJ: Nick Scholfield
Held up and behind, good headway on outside tracking leaders after omitted 6th, pushed along on long run before 2 out, soon weakened op 150/1
9th
Horse silk
9 ½
4
80/1
T: W S KittowJ: T J O'Brien
Held up towards rear, bit closer in mid-division when hit 2nd, weakened before omitted 3 out, tailed off
10th
Horse silk
7 ½
10
100/1
T: Miss J S DavisJ: Page Fuller (3)
Never nearer than mid-division, weakened bypassing omitted 4 out, soon behind, tailed off op 150/1
11th
Horse silk
6
7
8/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Bryony Frost
Soon behind, struggling after 2nd, never a factor, tailed off

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
2
150/1
T: R G HawkerJ: L Heard
Led until after 2nd, chased leaders, weakened quickly bypassing omitted next, tailed off and pulled up leaving back straight

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£3.20Pl:£1.10, £1.30, £3.30EX:£5.20Trifecta:£38.10SF:£5.19Swingers:£2.00, £5.10, £8.70

Forecasts

Shang Tang (10/11), Butterwick Brook (9/4), Folly Gate (7/1), Oscars Moonshine (8/1), Percy Pops (16/1), Madam Malina (18/1), Howaboutrightnow (40/1), Hewn From Granite (40/1), Freddy Fanatapan (80/1), Into The Mist (100/1), Field Master (150/1), Queen Of The Court (200/1)

Verdict

SHANG TANG is a fairly confident selection. He had shown decent form prior to running well for a long way in better company at Cheltenham last time and the combination of the drop back in class and step up in trip can prove ideal. Main danger may be Oscars Moonshine whose yard has a fine record in this race. He is better than he showed on debut for connections last time, while Butterwick Brook is another representing a top yard who has shown enough to suggest he can win a race. Folly Gate looks best of the rest.
  1. Shang Tang
  2. Oscars Moonshine
  3. Butterwick Brook

Previous Winners

2019
Before Midnight
Weight: 11-2  |Age: 6
4/9

Prize Money

1st: £4,809.002nd: £1,412.003rd: £706.004th: £353.00

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