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2:20 Aintree 7 Apr 2017

Crabbie's Top Novices' Hurdle (Grade 1)

(Class 1) (4yo+) (2m103yds) 2m½f Good 9 hurdles
1st £56,130 2nd £21,110 3rd £10,550 4th £5,270 5th £2,650 6th £1,320 7th £680 8th £360 9th £200

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Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
7 114 133 136 146
b g Definite Article - Quest Of Passion (FR) (Saumarez)
Tracked leader, led 3 out, forged clear between last 2, stayed on strongly, readily (trainer could offer no explanation for the apparent improvement in form) (op 20/1)
2 
6 114 145 131 142
b g Presenting - Kneeland Lass (IRE) (Bob Back)
Mid-division, effort and switched right soon after 3 out, hung left and kept on to take modest 2nd 200yds out
3  [7]
6 114 140 128 139
b g Gold Well - Sovana (FR) (Kadounor)
Held up towards rear, headway 3 out, kept on to take modest 3rd last 150yds (op 8/1)
4  [8¼]
6 114 133 126 138
b g High Chaparral (IRE) - Secret Question (USA) (Rahy)
Chased leaders, kept on same pace from 2 out
5  5 [13¼]
6 114 147 120 133
b g Oscar (IRE) - Clarin River (IRE) (Mandalus)
Held up in rear-division, headway 6th, soon chasing leaders, 3rd 2 out, hung left, faded last 150yds (jockey said gelding ran flat) (op 2/1)
6  [16¾]
8 114 148 116 130
b g Saffron Walden (FR) - Angel's Folly (Wesaam)
Chased leading pair, pushed along 6th, lost place 2 out (op 5/1 tchd 11/2 in places)
7  [18¼]
5 114 114 129
b g Azamour (IRE) - Sadie Thompson (IRE) (King's Best)
Took keen hold in rear, effort 3 out, never a factor (tchd 40/1)
8  7 [25¼]
5 114 139 106 122
b g Zambezi Sun - Say Say (FR) (Garde Royale)
In rear, effort 3 out, lost place next (op 66/1)
9  16 [41¼]
5 114 140 86 109
br g Balko (FR) - Ina Scoop (FR) (Murmure)
Led, headed and hit 3 out, lost place soon after 2 out, soon behind, eased (op 20/1)
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