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2:30 Sandown 8 Dec 2017

Ballymore Novices' Hurdle (Registered As The Winter Novices' Hurdle ) (Grade 2)

(Class 1) (4yo+) (2m3f173yds) 2m4f Good To Soft 9 hurdles
1st £17,085 2nd £6,411 3rd £3,210 4th £1,599 5th £804 6th £402

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Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
5 115 145 89 152
b g Stowaway - Such A Set Up (IRE) (Supreme Leader)
Looked well, in touch, progress 3 out, led before 2 out, urged along and 5 lengths clear last, drew further away flat, impressive (op 5/4 tchd 11/10)
2  9
5 110 137 75 138
b g Gamut (IRE) - Sprightly Gal (IRE) (Old Vic)
Looked well, led, ridden and headed before 2 out where not fluent, soon no chance with winner, kept on and clear of rest (op 8/1)
3  11 [20]
4 110 t1 64 127
ch g Beneficial - Socker Toppen (IRE) (Great Palm)
Tracked leading pair, close up on long run before 2 out, soon ridden and left behind, plugged on (op 5/1 tchd 11/2)
4  5 [25]
5 110 59 123
b g Flemensfirth (USA) - Merrill Gaye (IRE) (Roselier)
Held up in touch, ridden and outpaced well before 2 out, pressed for 3rd between last 2, faded flat (op 16/1)
5  6 [31]
4 110 134 52 120
bb g Buck's Boum (FR) - Macadoun (FR) (Cardoun)
Tracked leader until well before 2 out, soon weakened, mistake last (jockey said gelding ran too free) (tchd 11/1)
6  7 [38]
4 115 137 50 118
b g Montmartre (FR) - Cate Bleue (FR) (Katowice)
Not fluent 1st and 2nd, pushed along after next, mostly in last, lost touch before 3 out, well behind before 2 out
7  13 [51]
5 110 t 135 31 99
gr g Sholokhov (IRE) - Westalin (GER) (Sternkoenig)
Tracked leaders on outer, lost place 3 out and soon ridden, toiling in last pair well before 2 out, tailed off (trainer could offer no explanation for the gelding's performance) (op 3/1)
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