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12:15 Doncaster

British Stallion Studs EBF 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle (Qualifier) (Class 4)

  • 5 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 128y
  • Going: Good (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £7,000 added
  • Winner: £4,549
  • 2nd: £1,336
  • 3rd: £668
  • 4th: £334
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 58.20s
  • Off Time: 12:15:28
  • 5 Ran
1
Silk - WHITE, RED stripe
20/1
  • Form 34-F8
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12

held up in 4th, headway after 5th, went 2nd 2 out, soon ridden and no impression on winner, went left last, one pace

2
Silk - Emerald Green, Pink hoops, White sleeves, Pink cap
66/1
  • Form 0-68F
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-12

in rear, not fluent 4th or 5th, soon outpaced, well behind before 3 out

3
Silk - Light Green, Dark Green chevrons, Red sleeves, White and Red striped cap
  • Form 44/2411-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-12

made all, jumped right, not fluent 2 out or last, clear flat, stayed on well

4
Silk - Black, pink epaulets, hooped sleeves and cap
  • Form 2
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-12

chased winner, ridden after 3 out, 3rd and one pace from next

5
Silk - Emerald Green, White braces, Orange cap
16/1
  • Form 267
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-12

tracked leaders, not fluent 1st or 2nd, outpaced before 3 out, soon weakened

In depth

Verdict

MAHLERDRAMATIC, who won bumpers at Market Rasen and Aintree last autumn, looks a nice prospect for hurdles and is marginally preferred to another former pointer, Minella Rebellion, in what looks a virtual match. The latter is making his debut under Rules but shouldn't take long to open his account. Focaccia has been a disappointment so far while Vancouver appeared to go backwards in bumpers after a debut second at Southwell.

Formwatch

Focaccia (IRE) 40-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, weakened after 3 out, last of 8, dist behind Geordie Des Champs (11-4) at Aintree 2m 4f (4) gs in Nov.

Gasoline (IRE) 200-1 (10-12) In touch, ridden and weakened 3 out, fell next, at Huntingdon 2m (4) gd in Nov.

Mahlerdramatic (IRE) 11-2 (11-7) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 4f out, led over 2f out, stayed on, won at Aintree 2m 1f (4) sft in Nov beating Golden Investment (11-0) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.

Minella Rebellion (IRE) 2-1 (11-10) Mid div, 8th frm 4th, prog 4th 6out, disp 3out, ld gng best 3out, 3l adv & up last, no ex flat & hdd nr fin, 2nd of 9, nk behind Benechenko (11-10) at Dawstown 3m mdn in May.

Vancouver 33-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 13, 14 1/2l behind Mr One More (11-0) at Bangor 2m 1f (6) gd in Oct.