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4:30 Newcastle 14 Apr 2018

Vertem - Leading The Field Handicap Hurdle

(Class 3) (0-140, 4yo+) (2m46yds) 2m Heavy 7 hurdles 2 omitted
1st £6,238.08 2nd £1,831.68 3rd £915.84 4th £457.92


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
7 113 p 129 32 137
b g Sakhee (USA) - A Lulu Ofa Menifee (USA) (Menifee)
Pressed leader, led 2nd, made rest, 3 lengths clear and still going well last, easily (trainers rep said regarding apparent improvement in form that the gelding benefited from the change in tactics by being ridden more prominently) (op 3/1 tchd 9/4)
2  9
6 105 117 112
b g Darsi (FR) - Mrs Jenks (Gunner B)
Prominent, ridden before 3 out, rallied to chase winner before next, kept on same pace from last (op 11/8)
3  9 [18]
6 109 p 118 104
b g Tiger Hill (IRE) - All About Love (GER) (Winged Love)
In touch, not fluent 4 out, rallied before 2 out, took modest third after last, no impression (op 3/1)
4  9 [27]
8 1112 b 135 111
b g Ballingarry (IRE) - Kotkira (FR) (Subotica)
Led to 2nd, pressed winner to before 2 out, weakened between last 2 (op 11/2)
The hurdles after the winning post and first in the back straight were omitted
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