13:15 Newbury

Sunday 21 February 2021

All13:1513:5014:2515:0015:3516:1016:45
  • Read Paul Nicholls On Betting.Betfair Novices' Hurdle (GBB Race)
  • Class 3  |   2m 69y  |   Good to Soft (Soft In Places)  |   12 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 13:15  |   Winning time: 3m 57.1s
1st
1
7/2
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Led, ran around approaching 2nd, headed 3 out, led again after last, stayed on well flat tchd 10/3 and tchd 4/1
2nd
5 ½
14
410-13
9/4j
T: P F NichollsJ: H Cobden
Chased leader, mistake 1st, led 3 out, ridden for effort before last, headed after last, no extra final 100yds op 5/2
3rd
4 ¾
8
711-2
16/1
T: A KingJ: Tom Cannon
Raced keenly, midfield, not fluent 2nd, went fourth approaching 2 out, kept on nicely under hands and heels from last
4th
5 ½
3
18/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Raced keenly in rear, headway when hampered 3 out, kept on steadily to grab fourth after last op 14/1
5th
1
7
80/1
T: O MurphyJ: G Sheehan
Raced keenly, midfield, headway to chase leaders 4th, pushed along when not fluent 3 out, plugged on from last op 66/1
6th
4 ¼
15
9/4j
T: N J HendersonJ: Nico de Boinville
Tracked leaders, hit 3rd, not fluent 5th, pushed along approaching 2 out, weakening when mistake last op 2/1
7th
4
6
125/1
T: B PaulingJ: D A Jacob
Held up in mid-division, nudged along before 3 out, weakened next
8th
½
11
300/1
T: M HawkerJ: Harry Reed
Held up in rear, ridden along before 3 out, made no impression from next op 250/1 tchd 400/1
9th
18
9
200/1
T: G L MooreJ: Joshua Moore
Pulled hard in rear, made some headway before 2 out, faded approaching last op 125/1
10th
2 ¾
10
66/1
T: C L TizzardJ: R M Power
Chased leaders, lost place after 5th, struggling when slightly hampered 3 out, beaten when mistake 2 out op 50/1
11th
13
13
200/1
T: C GordonJ: J E Moore
Pulled hard, chased leaders, dropped to rear 5th, soon beaten op 125/1

Also Ran

UR
5
9/2
T: Miss E C LavelleJ: Thomas Bellamy
Mid-division, took closer order 4th, in touch when unseated rider 3 out op 5/1 tchd 4/1

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Non-Runners

2
Pol Crocan1
Weight: 11-12|  Age: 6
T: P J Hobbs  J: R Johnson
NR
4
Give Us A Swig79
Weight: 11-2|  Age: 6
T: S Curran  J: Harry Bannister
NR
12
Tip Top Mountain1
Weight: 11-2|  Age: 6
T: R Walford  J: Non Runner
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£4.30Pl:£1.40, £1.20, £3.20EX:£13.70Trifecta:£87.00SF:£12.34Swingers:£2.00, £8.10, £5.90

Forecasts

Good Ball (9/4), Ahorsewithnoname (9/4), Gowel Road (7/2), Hoi Polloi (9/2), Pol Crocan (15/2), Nobby (16/1), Defining Battle (18/1), Give Us A Swig (25/1), Seymour Promise (66/1), Moore Margaux (80/1), Tip Top Mountain (100/1), Kennack Bay (125/1), Rocco Du Berlais (200/1), Who Is That (200/1), Spotty Dog (300/1)

Verdict

GOOD BALL had 3 next-time winners in behind, including Gowel Road, when scoring over C&D in December, so there's plenty to like about his follow-up claims fitted with a first-time tongue tie. Ahorsewithnoname produced highly encouraging first effort over hurdles in November and is expected to improve, with Gowel Road and Hoi Polloi others to note in an intriguing opener.

  1. GOOD BALL (FR)
  2. AHORSEWITHNONAME
  3. GOWEL ROAD (IRE)

Previous Winners

2020
Chantry House
Weight: 11-8  |Age: 6
8/15

Prize Money

1st: £5,913.002nd: £1,736.003rd: £868.004th: £434.00
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