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16:10 Huntingdon

Bet Wbx Mobile At M.wbx.com Handicap Hurdle (Class 2)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f 110y
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £20,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 51.90s
  • Off Time: 16:10:25
  • 7 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
1
Silk - Yellow, large Dark Green spots, Dark Green cap
13/2
  • Form 945623
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 148

led, reminder after 7th, ridden and headed 2 out, stayed on same pace

2
Silk - Black, Grey epaulets, halved sleeves
12/1
  • Form 1214/30-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-9
  • Official Rating 131

held up, headway after 7th, outpaced after 3 out, stayed on same pace last

4
Silk - White, Navy Blue cap, White spots

Hibiki (IRE)

28 p BF
11/4
  • Form 110-224
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-6
  • Official Rating 128

held up in rear, headway 7th, pushed along before 3 out, weakened 2 out, blundered last

5
Silk - Dark Blue, White stars, Red sleeves, White cap, Red star
7/1
  • Form 35855-4
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-4
  • Official Rating 126

chased leader until after 5th, ridden 3 out, soon weakened

6
Silk - EMERALD GREEN and RED (quartered), RED sleeves, EMERALD GREEN stars, RED cap
16/1
  • Form 17/6-P81
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-4
  • Official Rating 126

chased leaders, raced keenly, lost place approaching 6th, weakened 7th, soon pulled up

7
Silk - Emerald green, orange hoops, white cap
3/1
  • Form 8-35223
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-2
  • Official Rating 124

in touch, not always fluent, chased leader after 5th, ridden after 2 out, one pace

8
Silk - Purple and Yellow diabolo, Yellow sleeves and cap
3/1
  • Form 5-24444
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 120

held up in rear, headway after 7th, chased leader after 3 out, led 2 out, ridden out

3
NR
  • Form 11-10
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-8
  • Official Rating 130

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

Despite having to concede a lot of weight all round HILLS OF ARAN could prove too strong for the likes of Night Cru and Dave's Dream. The pick's last two runs have been good efforts against better opposition. He was far from disgraced when well beaten by World Hurdle favourite Kasbah Bliss at Haydock two starts ago and improved on that when a close third behind Coral Cup bound Lough Derg last time at Fontwell. It is true he'd ideally like further but in this field things look good. Night Cru also put in a decent display behind another festival bound runner at Sandown last time which was the best of his runs this season. He receives plenty of weight from the pick but may just need to improve again. Dave's Dream was well backed last time but really disappointed finishing well down the field. He also has some form to find through the lines on the conquerors of both Hills Of Aran and Night Cru. At his best though he's a danger. Hibiki has bits of form at this level to point to a challenge but the handicapper could be in charge so in a very good race Hills Of Aran should just have that extra class.

Formwatch

Hills Of Aran 6-1 (11-3) Tracked leader, ridden into narrow advantage approaching 2 out, headed last, kept on, no extra, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Lough Derg (11-11) at Fontwell 2m 4f hdl Grd 2 (1) gd in Feb.

Altilhar (USA) 12-1 (11-10) Mid-division, driven and weakened soon after 3 out, 12th of 17, 22l behind Jack The Giant (11-0) at Ascot 2m lst hcp hdl (1) gf in Dec '07.

Hibiki (IRE) 3-1fav (11-2) Mid-division, headway approaching 3 out, every chance 2 out, ridden and no extra flat, 4th of 14, 2 1/2l behind European Dream (11-0) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) gd.

Callisto Moon 11-4 (10-7) In touch, mistake 8th, tracked leader from 10th, ridden 3 out, weakened 2 out, 4th of 12, 18l behind The Jolly Spoofer (11-0) at Ludlow 2m 4f beg chs (4) gf in Oct.

Oscardeal (IRE) 40-1 (10-5) Chased leaders, led approaching 2 out, ridden, under pressure approaching last, just held on, won at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-140 (2) gs beating Laustra Bad (10-6) by a ns, 14 ran.

Night Cru 14-1 (9-7) Held up, hit 5th, headway approaching 2 out, ridden and took 3rd flat, 3rd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Chief Yeoman (10-10) at Sandown 2m 6f hcp hdl Grd 3 (1) sft in Jan.

Hernando Royal 10-3fav (11-7) In touch, headway approaching 2 out, stayed on same pace before last, 4th of 19, 10l behind Cathedral Rock (11-10) at Sandown 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gs.

Dave's Dream (IRE) 11-2 (9-11) Took keen hold in mid-division, mistake and stumbled 4th, soon dropped to rear, struggling 3 out, 11th of 14, 43l behind Serabad (10-10) at Ascot 2m 3f hcp hdl (2) hvy.