12:41 Taunton

Thursday 26 November 2020

All12:4113:1113:4114:1114:4115:1115:41
  • Setsquare Recruitment 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle (GBB Race)
  • Class 4  |   2m 104y  |   Good (Good to Soft in places)  |   14 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 12:42  |   Winning time: 4m 10.85s
1st
10
7/4f
T: Miss E C LavelleJ: Ben Jones (3)
Wore hood to post, chased leaders, went 2nd 4 out, challenged 2 out, led narrowly last, strongly pressed and kept on gamely towards finish op 13/8
2nd
hd
2
3/1
T: P F NichollsJ: H Cobden
Led, joined 2 out, narrowly headed last, rallied towards finish, just held op 9/2
3rd
4 ¼
4
7/2
T: G L MooreJ: J E Moore
Chased leaders, pushed along before 2 out, kept on same pace in 3rd from 2 out op 5/2
4th
2 ½
5
16/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Jonjo O'Neill Jr.
Keen in mid-division, headway chasing leaders before 2 out, kept on same pace in 4th from last op 18/1
5th
¾
3
18/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Thomas Bellamy
Mid-division on inside, headway chasing leaders approaching 4 out, pushed along before 2 out, kept on same pace
6th
5
7
17/2
T: A KingJ: Tom Cannon
Towards rear, closer in mid-division before 4 out, plugged on from 2 out op 6/1 tchd 9/1
7th
6
1
610-12
150/1
T: Nick MitchellJ: Fergus Gillard (7)
Raced keenly, chased leaders, went 2nd 5th until next, chased leaders, weakened and dived at 2 out op 125/1 tchd 200/1
8th
9
11
20/1
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: R M Power
Always behind tchd 25/1
9th
¾
6
9/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Lorcan Williams (3)
Jumped slowly when outpaced 4 out, always towards rear op 20/1
10th
8 ½
13
250/1
T: Alexandra DunnJ: Kielan Woods
Reminders in rear after 4th, always behind op 200/1 tchd 300/1
11th
3
12
150/1
T: Jamie SnowdenJ: Page Fuller
Never closer than mid-division, pushed along and outpaced after 4 out op 80/1
12th
11
8
80/1
T: J D FrostJ: Bryony Frost
Chased leader until 5th, chased leaders, weakened after 4 out, soon behind tchd 125/1

Also Ran

UR
9
33/1
T: P J HobbsJ: T J O'Brien
Pulled very hard, held up towards rear, closer in mid-division and still pulling 3rd, lost place before 6th, 7th and no chance when hit last and unseated rider soon after op 40/1 tchd 66/1
RTR
14
250/1
T: Alexandra DunnJ: M G Nolan
Refused to race and took no part op 200/1 tchd 300/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£2.40Pl:£1.10, £1.70, £1.80EX:£8.80Trifecta:£28.00SF:£7.43Swingers:£1.90, £2.50, £3.70

Forecasts

Runswick Bay (7/4), Confirmation Bias (3/1), Dorking Lad (7/2), Grisbi De Berce (17/2), Etoile Rebelle (9/1), Duc De Bourbon (16/1), Dont Go Gentle (18/1), Spanish Jump (20/1), Presuming Ed (33/1), Minimalistic (80/1), Baignard (150/1), The Longest Day (150/1), Toad Of Toad Hall (250/1), Valentines Jewel (250/1)

Verdict

CONFIRMATION BIAS proved a disappointment on his Ayr hurdling debut last month, but he was very promising in bumpers so could easily leave that well behind. Runswick Bay was no match for a good prospect at Exeter last time, but he pulled clear of the remainder and remains open to improvement, with Dorking Lad another firmly in the mix following an encouraging debut in this sphere at Sandown.

  1. CONFIRMATION BIAS (IRE)
  2. RUNSWICK BAY
  3. DORKING LAD

Previous Winners

2019
Eritage
Weight: 10-12  |Age: 5
8/11

Prize Money

1st: £4,029.002nd: £1,183.003rd: £591.004th: £296.00
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