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2:30 Kempton 9 Apr 2018

Matchbook Betting Exchange Novices' Hurdle (Novices' Championship Hurdle Series Qualifier) (Div II)

(Class 4) (4yo+) 2m Winter Soft 8 hurdles
1st £4,093.74 2nd £1,202.04 3rd £601.02 4th £300.51


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
7 117 h 122 77 125
br g Kalanisi (IRE) - Shuilan (IRE) (Good Thyne)
Led, not fluent 4th and headed, led again well before 2 out, soon ridden, kept on under pressure from last (Mkt1: op 5/1 tchd 7/2; Mkt2 op 3/1)
5 120 128 81 129
b g Voix Du Nord (FR) - Razia (FR) (Robin Des Champs)
Tracked leaders, went 2nd before 2 out where blundered, driven and kept on after but no impression on winner from last (Mkt1: op 5/2 tchd 9/4; Mkt2 tchd 15/8)
3  5 [7½]
5 117 115 67 115
gr g Mount Nelson - Lady Friend (Environment Friend)
Steadied start, took keen hold early, held up in rear, progress from 5th, chased leading pair just before 2 out, ridden and one pace after (Mkt1: op 11/4 tchd 3/1; Mkt2 op 9/4)
4  [10]
6 110 57 107
b g Jape (USA) - Sun Queen (POL) (Don Corleone)
With leaders, led 4th, mistake next, jumped right 3 out, headed well before 2 out, steadily faded (Mkt1: op 100/1; Mkt2 op 66/1)
5  [13¼]
4 101 47 99
b g Bahri (USA) - Louise D'Arzens (Anabaa)
Heavily restrained start and set off behind main group, pulled way through from 3rd to chase leaders after next, fading when blundered 2 out and last (jockey said instructions were to drop gelding out back hence why they started detached from the field) (Mkt1: op 8/1)
6  16 [29¼]
6 110 32 86
ch g Astronomer Royal (USA) - Talkata (IRE) (Suave Dancer)
Held up, never beyond midfield, ridden to dispute 6th after 3 out and not on terms with leaders, no headway after (Mkt1: op 20/1 tchd 33/1)
7  4 [33¼]
6 110 26 85
b g Dark Angel (IRE) - Box Of Frogs (IRE) (One Cool Cat)
Held up in rear, some progress after 5th, disputed 5th place after 3 out and going well enough, no headway after, no chance when blundered last, not without promise (jockey said, regarding running and riding of gelding, his instructions were to drop in and settle the gelding and to get him jumping as it was having its first start over hurdles. He added that it's previous run was on the flat over 11f on the All Weather, and he was therefore concerned with getting the gelding home on the Soft going over the 2 mile trip. He further added that he asked for an effort 3 hurdles out, the gelding did respond, but was not able to stay and tired quickly on the ground. trainer stated that the ride accorded with the instructions given and agreed that the gelding appeared not to stay on this occasion and that he would be looking to run gelding on faster ground next time) (Mkt1: op 33/1 tchd 50/1; Mkt2 tchd 33/1)
8  4 [37¼]
6 102 t 14 71
b m Yeats (IRE) - High Benefit (IRE) (Beneficial)
Held up and always towards rear, not fluent 3rd, behind from 3 out (Mkt1: op 150/1 tchd 100/1 and tchd 200/1)
9  ¾ [38]
5 107 h 13 71
ch m Flying Legend (USA) - Bonne Anniversaire (Alflora)
Held up in rear, not fluent 3rd, never on terms and behind when pushed along 3 out, virtually tailed off before 2 out, finished with a minor flourish (Mkt1: op 80/1 tchd 66/1)
10  14 [52]
8 110 64
b g Norwich - Pegs Polly (IRE) (Phardante)
Heavily restrained start and set off behind main group, blundered badly 1st, well detached in last after, lost no further ground from 3 out (jockey said instructions were to drop gelding out back hence why they started detached from the field and gelding ran keenly and made mistake at first) (Mkt1: op 50/1 tchd 33/1)
11  51 [103]
4 103 7
b g Dansili - Popular (Oasis Dream)
Chased leaders, weakened rapidly after 5th, tailed off
  • 11 ran Off time: 2:38:28 Winning time: 4m 9.60s (slow by 28.60s) Total SP: 122%
  • Non-runners: Elixir De Nutz (withdrawn; unruly in paddock and going to post), Mere Ironmonger (unsuitable ground)
  • Rule 4: Elixir De Nutz was withdrawn. Price at time of withdrawal 5/1. Rule 4 applies to bets struck at board prices prior to withdrawal but not to SP bets - deduction 15p in the pound. New market formed.
  • 1st owner: The Morpheus Partnership (Notre Ami) 1st breeder: Mrs S Reeves-Smyth
  • 2nd owner: Three Celts (Destrier)
  • 3rd owner: Mrs P de W Johnson & John M Cole (Nelson's Touch)
  • Tote win: £3.20 PL: £1.10 £1.10 £1.30 Ex: £7.90 CSF: £7.42 Trifecta: £16.80
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