14:25 Newbury

Friday 5 March 2021

All13:1513:5014:2515:0015:3516:1016:40
  • BetVictor 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle (GBB Race)
  • Class 4  |   2m 4f 118y  |   Good (Good to Soft in places)  |   10 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:26  |   Winning time: 5m 0.93s
1st
10
7/1
T: P F NichollsJ: H Cobden
Tracked leader until 5th, chased leaders, pushed along and briefly outpaced after 4 out, chased leaders next, went 2nd 2 out, challenged last, ridden to lead and hung right briefly run-in, stayed on op 9/1
2nd
1 ¼
3
610-12
5/2
T: N J HendersonJ: Nico de Boinville
Held up in last pair, hit 3rd, headway on inside 3 out, chased leaders before next, went 2nd inside final 110 yards, not pace to challenge tchd 9/4 and tchd 11/4
3rd
2 ¾
5
14/1
T: K WoollacottJ: Sean Houlihan (3)
Tracked leading pair, went 2nd 5th, led approaching and hit 2 out, hanging left when headed and slightly hampered run-in, weakened into 3rd inside final 110 yards op 16/1 tchd 12/1 and tchd 18/1
4th
15
9
16/5
T: H WhittingtonJ: D A Jacob
Led, headed approaching 2 out, weakened soon after op 3/1 tchd 11/4
5th
2 ¼
6
80/1
T: Ian WilliamsJ: R T Dunne
Held up in last pair, mistake 2 out, plugged on op 125/1
6th
1 ½
1
50/1
T: Mrs Caroline BaileyJ: S Bowen
Raced keenly tracking leaders, weakened after 3 out op 33/1
7th
11
4
150/1
T: Ian WilliamsJ: Jamie Bargary
Edgy before start, pulled hard early, soon steadied towards rear, mistake 5th, headway chasing leaders 6th, weakened before 3 out op 100/1
8th
1 ¼
2
300/1
T: M MadgwickJ: Joshua Moore
Pulled hard in mid-division, behind 4 out, tailed off op 200/1
9th
11
8
250/1
T: D J CoakleyJ: J J Burke
Held up towards rear, never on terms op 200/1

Also Ran

UR
7
13/8f
T: Miss E C LavelleJ: Adam Wedge
Mid-division, good headway out wide 6th, chased leaders after 4 out, keeping on with every chance when blundered and unseated rider last op 6/4

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£7.50Pl:£2.00, £1.40, £2.90EX:£23.20Trifecta:£199.30SF:£25.31Swingers:£2.80, £7.30, £5.70

Forecasts

Hoi Polloi (13/8), Cascova (5/2), Sir Sholokhov (16/5), Sonny Crockett (7/1), Famous Clermont (14/1), Another Nightcap (50/1), Famous Last Word (80/1), Dads Legacy (150/1), Sheila's Spirit (250/1), Big 'n Better (300/1)

Verdict

HOI POLLOI appeared to be feeling the pinch when unseating 3 out here recently but that was a warm race and, moreover, the drop to 16.3f wasn't ideal. He had previously shaped well over a similar trip to this at Hereford and is preferred to another promising type in Sir Sholokhov. Though disappointing at Exeter, it would be unwise to dismiss Cascova now that he's back on better ground.

  1. HOI POLLOI (IRE)
  2. SIR SHOLOKHOV (IRE)
  3. CASCOVA (IRE)

Previous Winners

2020
Brinkley
Weight: 10-12  |Age: 5
9/2

Prize Money

1st: £3,769.002nd: £1,107.003rd: £553.004th: £277.00

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