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13:00 Ascot

Gardiner & Theobald Novices' Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 15 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 3f 110y
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £9,000 added
  • Winner: £5,630
  • 2nd: £1,663
  • 3rd: £832
  • 4th: £416
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 52.63s
  • Off Time: 13:00:16
  • 15 Ran
1
  • Form: 2154F6-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Official Rating: 118
  • Trainer: Miss S Smith
  • Jockey: G Sheehan

raced wide towards rear, pushed along 4 out, some headway into mid-division and edged right from 2 out, soon no impression

2
  • Form: 25-9223
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-9
  • Official Rating: 115
  • Trainer: Mrs H R J Nelmes
  • Jockey: Paul Moloney

mid-division, mistake 6th, pushed along and no impression before 2 out, plugged on to modest 5th flat

3
  • Form: 6/2052P-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-9
  • Official Rating: 115
  • Trainer: D Skelton
  • Jockey: Harry Skelton

tracked leaders, went 2nd 6th, led before 2 out, driven clear between last 2, heavily eased run-in, impressive

4
16/1
  • Form: 44FP21/
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-9
  • Official Rating: 115
  • Trainer: N J Gifford
  • Jockey: Tom Cannon

mid-division, pushed along and lost place before 5th, soon behind, blundered 2 out

5
  • Form: 00-33
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-8
  • Official Rating: 114
  • Trainer: G L Moore
  • Jockey: J E Moore

hit 5th, always towards rear

6
6/1
  • Form: 4253-41
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-7
  • Official Rating: 113
  • Trainer: G R I Smyly
  • Jockey: David England

chased leaders, driven and went 3rd between last 2, no impression, not fluent last

7
20/1
  • Form: 46-3545
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-6
  • Official Rating: 112
  • Trainer: A W Carroll
  • Jockey: Lee Edwards

pushed along and struggling 7th, always towards rear

8
  • Form: 65-F5S6
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-6
  • Official Rating: 112
  • Trainer: Henry Oliver
  • Jockey: D F O'Regan

held up towards rear, pushed along and struggling after 3 out, never on terms

9
  • Form: 4116U2
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-1
  • Official Rating: 107
  • Trainer: N J Hawke
  • Jockey: M J Quinlan

held up in rear, headway before 2 out, stayed on to 4th at the last, no impression

10
  • Form: 957906-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-13
  • Official Rating: 105
  • Trainer: W Greatrex
  • Jockey: N D Fehily

chased leaders, weakening when mistake 2 out

11
25/1
  • Form: 7007-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-13
  • Official Rating: 105
  • Trainer: Miss V Williams
  • Jockey: Aidan Coleman

in touch, pushed along and lost place 5th, soon behind, tailed off

12
  • Form: 48/533P
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-13
  • Official Rating: 105
  • Trainer: Nick Mitchell
  • Jockey: Wayne Hutchinson

chased leaders, ridden and weakened after 3 out

13
  • Form: P83-437
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-11
  • Official Rating: 103
  • Trainer: L Corcoran
  • Jockey: C O'Farrell

led, pushed along after 3 out, headed before blundered and lost 2nd 2 out, weakened between last 2

14
20/1
  • Form: 62826-6
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-10
  • Official Rating: 102
  • Trainer: Miss J S Davis
  • Jockey: Mr Jack Savage

raced and prominent, ridden and weakened after 3 out

16
  • Form: 75555-4
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-8
  • Official Rating: 100
  • Trainer: P Phelan
  • Jockey: Joshua Moore

held up in mid-division, headway after 3 out, stayed on to 2nd 2 out, never any chance with impressive winner

15
NR

The Road Ahead

24 p BF
  • Form: 24-2124
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-9
  • Official Rating: 101
  • Trainer: P Bowen
  • Jockey: Non Runner

Nonrunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Letemgo sprang a surprise at Wincanton last month but this looks a lot tougher off a 5lb higher mark. Sedgemoor Express unseated his rider in that race but went on to finish second to the well-treated Makari over 2m at Ludlow. Hand On Bach is capable of winning races but Ballybach has a long absence to overcome and Kalmbeforethestorm invariably finds at least one too good. OURMANMASSINI has top weight and is still a maiden but definitely has ability and it would be no surprise to see him go close in a race that may not be as competitive as the numbers suggest.

Formwatch

Ourmanmassini (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Held up in rear, headway approaching 3 out, pushed along after 3 out, modest progress flat, no threat, 6th of 11, 30l behind Kambis (11-2) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Apr.

Kalmbeforethestorm 10-1 (11-1) Raced wide, chased leaders, went 3rd before 3 out, stayed on same pace and no impression from next, 3rd of 7, 14l behind Staigue Fort (11-9) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf in Oct.

Willow's Saviour 20-1 (11-2) Mid-division, pushed along before 7th, well beaten before 2 out, pulled up approaching last, in a race won by Lower Hope Dandy (10-9) at Cheltenham 3m nov hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Apr, 17 ran.

Ballybach (IRE) 4-5fav (11-0) Chased leaders until 2nd, held up in 3rd after, went 2nd again approaching 7th until mistake 3 out, led and bumped 2 out, headed last, stayed on under pressure to regain lead towards finish, won at Folkestone 2m mdn chs (5) hvy in Jan '11 beating Fiftyonefiftyone (11-0) by 1l, 5 ran.

Agincourt Reef (IRE) 10-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders and keen, headway before 3 out, kept on same pace from next, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Experimentalist (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Jun.

Letemgo (IRE) 40-1 (11-5) Led until after 2nd, prominent, led again last, edged right towards finish, stayed on, won at Wincanton 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Oct beating Upton Wood (10-11) by 2l, 13 ran.

Vedani (IRE) 11-4 (11-7) Prominent, niggled along briefly on bend before 4th, ridden along after 4 out, no extra and kept on same pace from 2 out, 5th of 11, 15l behind Milt Yarberry (11-2) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl gd in Aug.

Minellaforlunch (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) Mid-division, weakened before 3 out, 6th of 12, 32l behind Flemenson (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.

Sedgemoor Express (IRE) 10-1 (11-3) Held up in 4th, took keen hold, closed 4th, went 2nd after 6th, led before 3 out, ridden and headed next, no chance with winner, just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Makari (11-13) at Ludlow 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Oct.

Hand On Bach (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, lost place 4 out, rallied after next, weakened before last, 6th of 15, 22l behind Hatters River (11-8) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Apr.

Waldorf Salad 100-1 (11-0) In rear, not fluent 5th, struggling after next, remote 8th before 3 out, no impression, 7th of 12, 43l behind Western Warhorse (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gs in Apr.

Dance Floor King (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Led, headed 4 out, soon lost place, weakened and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Busted Tycoon (11-6) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in Jun, 12 ran.

Sterling Gent (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Towards rear, headway on inside after 4 out, chased leaders next, weakened 2 out, tailed off, 7th of 11, 31l behind Danandy (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Jul.

Was My Valentine 12-1 (10-4) In touch, pushed along before 4 out, weakening when badly hampered 2 out, 6th of 13, 43l behind As I Am (11-0) at Worcester 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Jun.

Coup De Grace (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) Held up in rear, driven and stayed on under pressure from 2 out, kept on flat, nearest finsih, 4th of 13, 18l behind Just When (11-7) at Plumpton 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Oct.

The Road Ahead 6-4fav (10-10) Took keen hold tracking leading pair on inside, not fluent 7th, pushed along to challenge when veered badly left 3 out, not recover, 4th of 7, 12l behind Magic Money (10-10) at Ludlow 2m 5f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.