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12:30 Exeter 26 Feb 2021

Kenn Novices' Hurdle (GBB Race)

(Class 4) (4yo+) (2m2f111yds) 2m2½f Soft 10 hurdles
1st £3,768.84 2nd £1,106.64 3rd £553.32 4th £276.66


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
5 116 130 68 123
b g Getaway (GER) - Clonsingle Native (IRE) (Be My Native)
Made all, jumped well, 8 lengths ahead 3 out, cruising when went further clear approaching last, unchallenged, canter (op 1/3)
2  11
5 110 49 97
b g Nathaniel (IRE) - Two Days In Paris (FR) (Authorized)
Midfield, headway and prominent before 4th, lost ground before 7th, kept on before 3 out, not fluent 3 out, not fluent 2 out, nudged along and went second after last, eyecatcher (op 12/1)
3  1 [12]
9 1011 48 93
b g Sulamani (IRE) - Spread The Word (Deploy)
Close up, hit 2nd, lost ground before 7th, niggled along home turn, nudged along when no chance approaching last, pushed along run-in, never dangerous
4  [14¼]
6 110 45 94
b g Fame And Glory - Last Of Many (IRE) (Lahib)
Novicey jumping on occasions, took keen hold, held up in last, steady headway before 4 out, tenderly handled and kept on steadily from 2 out, went fourth inside final 110yds, never near to challenge (following a stewards enquiry into running and riding, jockey said his instructions had been to settle gelding towards the back of the field as it has been keen in its work at home, with the aim of getting the gelding to finish its race as best he could; he added that shortly after jumping off towards the rear, the gelding had raced very keenly and had not jumped the first two hurdles fluently and despite jumping the third hurdle better the gelding was still running keenly which concerned the jockey as he was conscious if this continued the gelding would not be able to finish its race; he further added that he was still keen running down the hill but the gelding had made a noise when jumping the final hurdle in the back straight which got progressively worse as the race progressed and in the circumstances he had ridden the gelding to obtain the best possible position; trainer confirmed the instructions and stated that he was satisfied the ride accorded with those instructions; jockey was suspended for 14 days, trainer fined and gelding was suspended from running in any race for 40 days; vet said gelding had a haematoma on its left-fore knee, though it had full flexion)
5  [17½]
5 1011 41 88
ch g Libertarian - Star Seventeen (Rock City)
Midfield, not fluent 1st, headway and prominent after 5th, nudged along before 3 out, 8 lengths second 3 out, pushed along and outpaced approaching last, ridden and weakened after last
6  14 [31½]
6 110 24 76
b g Black Sam Bellamy (IRE) - Solid Land (FR) (Solid Illusion)
Took keen hold, close up, jumped right and bumped rival 1st, not fluent 2nd, niggled along before 3 out, weakening when not fluent 2 out, soon held (op 3/1)
7  12 [43½]
12 110 9 62
b g Morpeth - Kathies Pet (Tina's Pet)
In rear, jumped right and not fluent 2nd, mistake 5th, niggled along before 6th, pushed along and behind home turn, well behind when not fluent 3 out
8  25 [68½]
6 110 37
b g Universal (IRE) - Maori Legend (Midnight Legend)
Midfield, bumped 1st, hit 3rd, lost ground and dropped to rear before 6th, niggled along before 7th, pushed along and well behind home turn, tailed off before 3 out
6 110 48
b g Sulamani (IRE) - Romance Dance (Terimon)
Always towards rear, not fluent 3rd, lost ground before 6th, niggled along before 7th, pushed along and behind home turn, no chance when jumped left last, soon swerved sharply left and unseated rider (jockey said gelding ducked sharply left-handed after jumping the final hurdle which caused his saddle to slip and for him to be unseated)
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