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1:00 Chepstow 9 Dec 2017

grandnational.fans Novices' Hurdle

(Class 4) (4yo+) (2m3f100yds) 2m3½f Heavy 10 hurdles
1st £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238.50

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Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
4 115 113 132
br g Flemensfirth (USA) - Definite Love (IRE) (Definite Article)
Always prominent, led 4 out, ridden approaching last, stayed on well (op 4/5 tchd 11/10)
2  3
4 1012 102 121
ch g Stowaway - Fairy Dawn (IRE) (Old Vic)
Chased leaders, hit 4 out, soon ridden, chased winner next, not fluent last, kept on but always being held (op 7/2)
3  7 [10]
5 1012 95 113
b g Oscar (IRE) - Banningham Blaze (Averti)
Tracked leaders, ridden in 3rd 3 out, kept on same pace from next (op 5/1)
4  [11½]
5 105 93 111
b g Dubawi (IRE) - Saree (Barathea)
Chased leaders, ridden after 3 out, unable to quicken and held in 4th from next (trainer said regarding not running the gelding on the same going description at Chepstow on 22nd Nov that she thought he would want better ground than heavy, having come off the flat, but a subsequent run on faster ground at Ludlow made her revise her opinion. Therefore she decided she would try the gelding on heavy ground on this occasion)
5  18 [29½]
7 1012 73 95
ch g Flemensfirth (USA) - No More Money (Alflora)
Held up, headway 7th, not fluent 4 out, weakened approaching 2 out, moderate 5th when mistake last
6  [34]
6 1012 t 68 88
b g Rainwatch - Leavemealoneawhile (IRE) (Be My Native)
Tracked leader until led 6th, headed and ridden 4 out, weakened 3 out (tchd 100/1)
7  [36¾]
4 1012 65 85
ch g Indian Haven - Saharan Song (IRE) (Singspiel)
Held up, headway 7th, shaken up 4 out, soon no chance
8  6 [42¾]
4 107 58 79
gr g Duke Of Marmalade (IRE) - Miss Shaan (FR) (Darshaan)
Took keen hold in midfield, closed 7th, weakening when jumped left 3 out
9  8 [50¾]
5 105 49 71
b g Robin Des Pres (FR) - Welsh Bea (IRE) (Welsh Term)
Held up in rear, lost touch 4 out (tchd 80/1)
10  26 [76¾]
7 105 18 45
b g Nayef (USA) - Allegretto (IRE) (Galileo)
Midfield until ridden and weakened after 7th, tailed off (op 100/1)
11  29 [105¾]
4 1012 16
ch g Windsor Castle - Whispering Wind (IRE) (Sunshine Street)
Mistake 1st, always in rear, lost touch 7th, tailed off (op 200/1 tchd 100/1)
12  4 [109¾]
8 107 12
ch g Flemensfirth (USA) - Pretty In Pink (IRE) (Teamster)
Midfield until weakened after 7th, tailed off
PU   
5 912
b m Bach (IRE) - Kingaroy Lass (IRE) (Eurobus)
Held up, pulled up bend after 4th, fatally injured (tchd 150/1)
PU   
4 1012
b g Flemensfirth (USA) - J'y Viens (FR) (Smadoun)
Held up, ridden 7th, soon lost touch, tailed off when pulled up before 4 out (jockey said gelding was never travelling) (op 8/1)
PU   
5 107
b g Kayf Tara - Marello (Supreme Leader)
Took keen hold, led to 6th, not fluent next, weakened quickly 4 out, behind when pulled up before 3 out (op 20/1)
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