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1:30 Kempton 17 Mar 2018

Matchbook Betting Exchange Novices' Hurdle (Novices' Championship Hurdle Qualifier)

(Class 4) (4yo+) 2m Winter Good To Soft 8 hurdles
1st £4,158.72 2nd £1,221.12 3rd £610.56 4th £305.28

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Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
5 116 v1 129 41 131
b g Smart Strike (CAN) - Distinctive Look (IRE) (Danehill)
Close up, went 2nd 3 out, ridden to challenge next, driven ahead last, soon in command (op 9/2)
2 
5 110 30 121
br g Doyen (IRE) - Afdala (IRE) (Hernando)
Led, set very slow pace until halfway, wandering around and running green at times, hit 3rd, driven and pressed from 2 out, headed last, not quicken after (op 3/1)
3  3 [6¾]
6 110 26 118
b g Gold Well - Wednesday Girl (IRE) (Rudimentary)
Raced keenly in midfield, went 3rd before 2 out, soon pushed along, no impression between last two (op 16/1)
4  7 [13¾]
4 1013 h 16 112
bb g Great Pretender (IRE) - Miss Country (FR) (Country Reel)
Pulled very hard in rear, effort home turn, ridden in 8 lengths 4th and making no impression when mistake last and went left (jockey said gelding ran too free) (op 7/2)
5  [15¼]
5 110 15 109
b g Lilbourne Lad (IRE) - High Vintage (IRE) (High Chaparral)
Wore earplugs, pressed leader until 3 out, ridden and weakened quickly next (op 5/2)
6  9 [24¼]
5 116 117 106
b g Black Sam Bellamy (IRE) - Maria Antonia (IRE) (King's Best)
Behind and not always fluent, last when mistake 4th, ridden and beaten well before 2 out (op 16/1)
7  2 [26¼]
5 110 98
b g Gentlewave (IRE) - Sindibad (USA) (Rock Of Gibraltar)
Never better than midfield, ridden and beaten before 2 out
8  [28]
4 911 82
b f Nathaniel (IRE) - Hazy Dancer (Oasis Dream)
Chased leaders, jumped slowly 5th, ridden and beaten well before 2 out (op 50/1)
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