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1:15 Ascot 20 Feb 2021 Novices' Hurdle (GBB Race)

(Class 2) (5yo+) (2m3f58yds) 2m3½f Soft 10 hurdles
1st £10,988.60 2nd £3,274.60 3rd £1,657.60 4th £849.10 5th £444.85


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
6 118 137 106 142
ch g Midnight Legend - Well Connected (Presenting)
Took keen hold, close up, went second 2nd, shaken up to lead 2 out, soon ridden and hung right, edged left run-in, kept on well inside final 110yds (op 2/1)
6 115 102 137
b g Getaway (GER) - Tanit (Xaar)
Close up on inner, going easily when bit short of room and switched right just before 2 out, went second after 2 out, pushed along and switched left before last, ridden and kept on final 110yds, held towards finish (vet said gelding lost its left-fore shoe) (op 4/5 tchd 7/4)
3  10 [11½]
6 118 131 94 135
ch g Getaway (GER) - Final Leave (IRE) (Glacial Storm)
Led, pushed along and headed when mistake and sprawled on landing 2 out, not recover (jockey said gelding made a bad mistake at the second-last hurdle) (op 5/1)
4  30 [41½]
6 110 53 92
b g Norse Dancer (IRE) - Timeforagin (Pasternak)
Chased leader, lost second but close up 2nd, not fluent 5th, pushed along after 4 out, ridden and weakened on turn before 2 out, soon lost touch (op 200/1 tchd 100/1)
5  37 [78½]
5 110 11 55
ch g Olympic Glory (IRE) - Basira (FR) (Azamour)
Took keen hold, held up in rear, not fluent 2nd, shaken up after 3 out, pushed along and weakened on turn before 2 out, tailed off (trainer's rep said the gelding made a respiratory noise) (op 28/1)
7 110
bl g Day Flight - Similaresisoldofa (FR) (Kapgarde)
Didn't jump with fluency, raced in last, reminder 3rd, raced wide before 6th, outpaced when slow jump 4 out, soon pushed along and lost touch, tailed off when pulled up 2 out (trainer's rep said the gelding made a respiratory noise) (op 80/1 tchd 150/1)
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