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2:40 Newton Abbot 28 Sep 2020

Visit Novices' Hurdle (GBB Race)

(Class 4) (4yo+) (2m167yds) 2m1f Good 8 hurdles
1st £3,768.84 2nd £1,106.64 3rd £553.32 4th £276.66


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
5 109 t1 60 118
b g Oscar (IRE) - Dolphins View (IRE) (Dolphin Street)
Made all, kept on strongly from 2 out, ridden out (op 11/4)
2  ¾
5 114 p 65 123
b g Sea The Stars (IRE) - Aquarelle Bleue (Sadler's Wells)
Tracked leaders, ridden before 2 out, went second and switched right approaching last, kept on but held run-in (op 7/4)
3  7 [7¾]
5 114 57 119
b g Nathaniel (IRE) - Hasanka (IRE) (Kalanisi)
Tracked winner, made challenge after 3 out, ridden and every chance when not fluent 2 out, soon lost second, weakening when mistake last (op 11/8)
4  3 [10¾]
5 107 47 107
br g Rock Of Gibraltar (IRE) - Jardina (GER) (Shirocco)
Held up in behind leaders, went fourth when pushed along after 3 out, kept on from 2 out, not pace to challenge (enq held into the running and riding of the gelding, which was held up at the rear of the field and appeared to allow the first three runners to get away, before being asked for an effort in the closing stages, whereupon the gelding had stayed on strongly to finish fourth, beaten by 10¾ lengths. Jockey stated his instructions had been to ride the gelding to obtain the best possible placing, bearing in mind that the gelding had been running on the flat. He added that the gelding had initially settled well at the rear of the field but had run in snatches and been green over its hurdles in the early stages, before warming to its task as the race progressed. Jockey further further added that he had held onto the gelding as he was concerned about the trip and was mindful that the gelding may needed the run having not run over hurdles for 18 months, but in the circumstances had been delighted with the performance. Trainer confirmed the instructions and stated that he was satisfied the ride before adding that the jockey could perhaps have been a bit more forceful from turning into the home straight) (op 100/1)
4 107
b g Cokoriko (FR) - Line Divine (FR) (Agent Bleu)
Held up in last, brought down 1st (tchd 33/1)
4 109
b g Yeats (IRE) - Va'vite (IRE) (Vinnie Roe)
Close up, fell when hampered 1st (op 40/1)
5 1012
gr g Indian Haven - Non Disclosure (IRE) (Clodovil)
Jumped left throughout, tracked leaders throughout, jumped badly left 1st, ridden after 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off when pulled up 2 out, burst blood vessel (vet said gelding bled from the nose) (tchd 125/1)
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