15:05 Southwell

Monday 8 March 2021

All12:3013:0013:3014:0014:3515:0515:40
  • Virgin Bet Handicap Hurdle
  • 4YO plus  |   Class 5  |   2m 4f 88y  |   Good to Soft  |   15 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:05  |   Winning time: 5m 34.1s
1st
Horse silk
6
711-10
13/2
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Held up towards rear, steady headway before 7th, challenged going well 2 out, soon led, clear last, easily tchd 6/1 and 7/1
2nd
Horse silk
9 ½
9
16/1
T: J S SmithJ: M D Grant
Held up rear of mid-division, headway approaching 7th, challenged from next, led 2 out, soon headed, no chance with winner last tchd 18/1
3rd
Horse silk
3 ½
11
14/1
T: G McPhersonJ: Kielan Woods
Chased leaders on inside, ridden before 2 out, stayed on same pace, no chance with winner in 3rd when jumped left and not fluent last op 16/1
4th
Horse silk
1 ¾
15
40/1
T: Miss C DysonJ: David Noonan
Led until after 1st, led 3rd, headed 2 out, no impression before last, kept on flat op 25/1
5th
Horse silk
hd
12
66/1
T: R PotterJ: Lorcan Williams (3)
Held up in rear, some headway when hampered 2 out, stayed on approaching last, never nearer op 50/1 tchd 40/1
6th
Horse silk
nk
5
511-10
4/5f
T: M ScudamoreJ: Bryan Carver (3)
Led after 1st, headed 3rd, stayed prominent, ridden 2 out, 4th and no impression on winner when jumped left last, lost 2 places flat op 5/6 tchd 10/11
7th
Horse silk
14
3
12/1
T: N P MulhollandJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Held up in mid-division, hit inside rail after 4th, headway 4 out, mistake next, weakened before last tchd 11/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
1
711-12
40/1
T: S EdmundsJ: C Gethings
Prominent on outside, ridden after 4th, lost place before next, soon behind, pulled up before 6th op 28/1
PU
Horse silk
2
10/1
T: N J HawkeJ: Kieren Buckley (7)
Chased leaders, lost place 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up before 2 out tchd 9/1
PU
Horse silk
4
80/1
T: A WintleJ: J M Davies
Chased leaders, lost place 5th, not fluent next, well beaten 3 out, pulled up before 2 out op 33/1
PU
Horse silk
8
40/1
T: R DickinJ: Jack Quinlan
Held up in rear, struggling 8th, behind 3 out, pulled up before 2 out op 33/1
PU
Horse silk
10
17/2
T: Ruth JeffersonJ: K Brogan (5)
Mid-division, well beaten after 3 out, pulled up before 2 out op 12/1 tchd 8/1
PU
Horse silk
13
80/1
T: J CowardJ: Page Fuller
Held up in mid-division, ridden and struggling 8th, pulled up before 2 out
F
Horse silk
14
50/1
T: T SymondsJ: Benjamin Poste
Held up in rear, not fluent 1st, headway after 2 out, disputing 6th and about 5 lengths off lead when fell 2 out op 40/1
PU
Horse silk
16
710-13
22/1
T: M BradstockJ: Thomas Bellamy
Chased leaders, lost place 7th, weakened 3 out, pulled up after 2 out

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Non-Runners

7
Horse silk
Volunteer25
Weight: 11-8|  Age: 8
T: S L Keightley  J: Nick Scholfield
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£6.40Pl:£2.10, £5.00, £3.80EX:£120.50Trifecta:£1,800.90Tricast:£1,435.91SF:£100.44Swingers:£14.80, £19.40, £27.30

Forecasts

Mr Chua (4/5), Embole (13/2), Cyrus Keep (17/2), Bring The Action (10/1), Jaunty Soria (12/1), Ajay's Ways (14/1), Caro Des Flos (16/1), Eglantier (22/1), Classic Tune (40/1), Our Bubba (40/1), Three Bullet Gate (40/1), Fleursals (50/1), Volunteer (50/1), First Du Charmil (66/1), It's Your Move (80/1), Thais Toir (80/1)

Verdict

MR CHUA is 3 lb lower than when scoring at Catterick last week if Bryan Carver's claim is taken into account so he ought to take a good deal of stopping if in the same form. Embole finally got his head back in front at Wetherby and has the potential to build on that given he was rated higher earlier in his career. Bring The Action and the Kevin Brogan-ridden Cyrus Keep also make the shortlist.

  1. MR CHUA (IRE)
  2. EMBOLE (FR)
  3. BRING THE ACTION (IRE)

Prize Money

1st: £2,794.002nd: £820.003rd: £410.004th: £350.005th: £350.006th: £350.007th: £350.008th: £350.00

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