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2:10 Newcastle 2 Dec 2017

Unibet Fighting Fifth Hurdle (Grade 1)

(Class 1) (4yo+) (2m46yds) 2m Soft 9 hurdles
1st £61,897 2nd £23,320 3rd £11,671 4th £5,830 5th £2,926


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
6 117 169 73 159
b g Crillon (FR) - History (FR) (Alesso)
Raced enthusiastically, tracked leaders, went second 4th, led going well 3 out, quickened clear on bit after next, canter (op 2/11)
9 117 154 68 145
b g Singspiel (IRE) - Indigo Girl (GER) (Sternkoenig)
Held up in touch, pushed along and outpaced 4 out, rallied next, effort and ridden after 2 out, chased (clear) winner run-in, kept on, not pace to challenge
3  1 [4½]
4 117 140 67 144
bl g Soldier Of Fortune (IRE) - Ma Preference (FR) (American Post)
Not fluent on occasions, held up, steady headway halfway, went second going well after 3 out, effort next, one pace and lost second place run-in (trainer said, regarding his decision to run on this soft, heavy in places ground, when gelding was a non-runner at Cheltenham on ground that was described as soft, heavy in places, that he was''t prepared to run gelding twice on the described ground in a short period) (op 12/1)
4  8 [12½]
7 117 p 132 57 137
b g Ballingarry (IRE) - Kotkira (FR) (Subotica)
With leader, led 3rd, ridden and headed 3 out, outpaced from next
5  17 [29½]
7 117 139 36 119
ch g Sir Percy - String Quartet (IRE) (Sadler's Wells)
Led at ordinary gallop to 3rd, reminders and outpaced next, rallied and every chance 4 out, weakened from next (op 50/1)
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