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12:30 Wetherby 27 Dec 2017

Read Noel Fehily At 188Bet Novices' Hurdle

(Class 4) (4yo+) 2m Soft 9 hurdles
1st £3,573.90 2nd £1,049.40 3rd £524.70 4th £262.35


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
5 1012 108 134
br g Westerner - Socialite Girl (Glacial Storm)
Tracked leaders, pushed along to lead after 3 out, stayed on well to draw clear approaching last, readily (tchd 15/2)
2  11
5 109 93 123
b g Dapper - Lewesdon Duchess (Alhaatmi)
Midfield, headway and in touch before 3 out, 4th when hit last, kept on and nudged out run-in, went 2nd towards finish, lame (jockey said regarding running and riding that he had reported at Scales that he didn't feel the gelding was acting on the Soft, Good to Soft in Places going, and in his opinion it was too tacky and holding. His instructions were to line up and be handy, making sure to give the gelding clear sight of his hurdles. He felt the other runners went off at a good gallop but felt the gelding stayed on strongly, passing weakening horses. The trainer stated that the ride accorded with his instructions and he was happy with the ride given, as although the gelding has previously acted on Soft ground, he didn't feel the gelding was travelling as well as he had done on his previous run at Market Rasen. vet said gelding was lame on its left hind) (tchd 12/1)
3  [13¼]
6 115 132 97 129
b g Kayf Tara - Bridge Love (FR) (Astarabad)
Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge 3 out, driven in 2nd after 2 out, soon outpaced by winner, weakened run-in and lost 2nd towards finish (op 3/1 tchd 7/2)
4  6 [19¼]
5 1012 83 116
b g Gold Well - Wednesday Girl (IRE) (Rudimentary)
Prominent, led approaching 3 out, ridden and headed just after 3 out, outpaced in 3rd when hit last, weakened (op 4/1 tchd 9/2)
5  19 [38¼]
5 115 122 64 105
b g Zambezi Sun - Say Say (FR) (Garde Royale)
Prominent, led 5th, ridden and headed before 3 out, soon weakened (tchd 5/2)
6  [42¾]
4 1012 51 90
b g Black Sam Bellamy (IRE) - Blackwater Bay (IRE) (Supreme Leader)
Midfield, pushed along and not fluent 2 out, weakened (op 12/1 tchd 10/1)
7  20 [62¾]
5 1012 23 73
b g Teofilo (IRE) - Muwakleh (Machiavellian)
Held up, mistake 6th, never threatened (op 50/1)
8  2 [64¾]
5 105 20 68
b g Multiplex - Bollin Nellie (Rock Hopper)
Jumped left, always towards rear (tchd 22/1 and tchd 28/1)
9  23 [87¾]
4 1012 45
b g Thousand Words - Island Sun (IRE) (Trans Island)
Midfield, weakened and behind before 3 out (op 80/1)
4 1012 p1
b g Archipenko (USA) - Reflected Image (IRE) (Refuse To Bend)
Jumped slowly in rear, pulled up before 6th (vet said gelding had bled from the nose) (tchd 50/1)
6 107 ht 89
gr g Rockport Harbor (USA) - Lucky Pipit (Key Of Luck)
Led, raced keenly and clear after 2nd until 4th, headed 5th, weakened quickly, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out
4 105
b f Flemensfirth (USA) - Northern Mill (IRE) (Distinctly North)
Held up, jumped left 5th, ridden and behind after 6th, pulled up before 3 out (op 11/1)
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