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2:25 Warwick 15 Jan 2022

Ballymore Leamington Novices' Hurdle (Grade 2) (GBB Race)

(Class 1) (5yo+) 2m5f Inner Soft 11 hurdles
1st £28,475 2nd £10,685 3rd £5,350 4th £2,665 5th £1,340 6th £670


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
5 110 p 105 135
b g Golden Horn - Starfala (Galileo)
Made all, set muddling pace, increased tempo and went clear with one circuit to go, reduced lead before 7th, pushed along after 3 out, edged left before 2 out, ridden approaching last, kept on well run-in, ridden out (op 7/2 tchd 3/1 and 18/5)
2  2
5 110 104 132
gr g Reliable Man - Sworn Sold (GER) (Soldier Hollow)
Chased leader, ridden and outpaced after 3 out, soon lost position, rallied approaching last, went second last, ran on well run-in, not pace to challenge (op 14/1 t)
3  [4½]
6 110 101 131
b g Shantou (USA) - Morning Calm (Montjeu)
Tracked leaders, pushed along 7th, ridden and lost position after 3 out, outpaced when carried left 2 out, rallied approaching last, kept on run-in, no extra towards finish (op 8/1)
4  [8¼]
6 110 131 98 127
br g Getaway (GER) - Viva Forever (FR) (Lando)
Towards rear, smooth headway and chased leaders 7th, went second but ridden after 3 out, outpaced when jumped left and hampered rival 2 out, weakened approaching last (op 9/2)
5  ½ [8¾]
6 110 134 97 126
b g Shantou (USA) - Marias Dream (IRE) (Desert Sun)
Held up in rear, cajoled along before 8th, brief headway on outer 9th, ridden after 3 out, weakening when hit 2 out, soon well held (vet said gelding had been struck into his left-hind) (op 4/1 tchd 11/4)
6  17 [25¾]
6 110 127 81 113
b g Westerner - Jopa (IRE) (Beneficial)
Held up in last, hit 1st, ridden 3 out, soon outpaced and lost touch, got well behind from 2 out (op 14/1 tchd 12/1)
5 110 t 135
b g Milan - Roztoc (IRE) (Desert King)
Midfield, dropped to rear 7th, mistake 8th, soon ridden, bad mistake and lost touch 3 out, behind when pulled up before 2 out (trainer had no explanation for the poor form shown; jockey said gelding stopped quickly; vet said post-race examination revealed gelding was coughing) (op 3/1)
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