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13:00 Leicester

Ladbrokes.com Novices' Hurdle (Class 3)

  • 14 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f 110y
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places (Hurdle: Soft, Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £10,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 22.10s
  • Off Time: 13:01:18
  • 14 Ran
2nd
3rd
10/11

      1
      • Form: 411352
      • Age: 5
      • Weight: 11-8
      • Official Rating: 104
      • Trainer: H J Manners
      • Jockey: Mr Felix De Giles

      chased leaders to 7th, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out

      2
      • Form: F-5
      • Age: 4
      • Weight: 10-12
      • Trainer: C J Mann
      • Jockey: N D Fehily

      in touch, ridden approaching 2 out, led last, ran on

      3

      Albinus

      13
      10/11
      • Form: 34
      • Age: 5
      • Weight: 10-12
      • Trainer: A M Balding
      • Jockey: M Bradburne

      keen, tracked leaders, led and wandered about 2nd, headed 5th, led 7th, ridden approaching 2 out, headed last, weakened towards finish

      4
      • Form: P
      • Age: 4
      • Weight: 10-12
      • Trainer: A M Hales
      • Jockey: P C O'Neill

      prominent, led 5th to 6th, weakened after next, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out

      5
      10/1
      • Form: 52512-3
      • Age: 5
      • Weight: 10-12
      • Trainer: A King
      • Jockey: R Thornton

      mid-division, headway 5th, weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out

      6
      • Form: 02P-U
      • Age: 7
      • Weight: 10-12
      • Trainer: A King
      • Jockey: Wayne Hutchinson

      mid-division, headway after 7th, weakening when jumped right 3 out

      7
      • Form: 850/P
      • Age: 7
      • Weight: 10-12
      • Trainer: K C Bailey
      • Jockey: Jimmy McCarthy

      always towards rear

      8
      • Form: 42
      • Age: 4
      • Weight: 10-12
      • Trainer: S Gollings
      • Jockey: D Elsworth

      in touch, ridden and switched left approaching 3 out, weakened 2 out

      9
      • Form: 007/
      • Age: 6
      • Weight: 10-12
      • Trainer: Ian Williams
      • Jockey: D Crosse

      behind, some headway approaching 7th, weakened before next

      10
      66/1
      • Form: 3720-0
      • Age: 6
      • Weight: 10-12
      • Trainer: S Lycett
      • Jockey: Tony Evans

      led to 2nd, led again 6th to 7th, ridden approaching 2 out, stayed on flat

      11
      • Form: 498
      • Age: 5
      • Weight: 10-12
      • Trainer: H P Hogarth
      • Jockey: F King

      always towards rear

      12
      66/1
      • Form: 80
      • Age: 4
      • Weight: 10-12
      • Trainer: P R Webber
      • Jockey: A Thornton

      always behind

      13
      • Age: 5
      • Weight: 10-12
      • Trainer: Ian Williams
      • Jockey: T Scudamore

      always towards rear

      14

      My Boo

      182
      150/1
      • Age: 4
      • Weight: 10-5
      • Trainer: R C Harper
      • Jockey: Aidan Coleman

      always behind, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out

      In depth

      Verdict

      Indian Pipe Dream is selected ahead of Albinus and Chery D'Or. The selection did little wrong when beaten by Leslingtaylor on his latest start and very much gave the impression that a step up in trip would play to his strengths. Albinus has been highly tried on his hurdling starts but has invariably been found wanting. This drop in sights looks realistic and the market is watched. Chery D'Or was well punted on British debut and is surely better than the bare form suggests. Hunting Lodge was second to Kanpai on his latest start but was greatly flattered to be within 35 lengths of him as he passed the finish. Air Force One has place claims if building upon his most recent effort. Four For A Laugh was going well when unshipping Robert Thornton on seasonal reappearance and any move in the market should not be ignored. Indian Pipe Dream looks to have everything in his favour and looks the percentage call in a race that should throw up plenty of winners.

      Formwatch

      Hunting Lodge (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Chased winner until 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 2nd of 4, well behind Kanpai (11-8) at Huntingdon 2m 4f nov hdl (3) gf in Oct.

      Air Force One (GER) 50-1 (11-0) Held up, not fluent 3rd, struggling from 9th, not a danger after, 5th of 8, 36l behind Flight Leader (11-0) at Cheltenham 3m nov hdl Grd 2 (1) sft.

      Albinus 8-1 (11-0) In touch, hit 4th and 5th, effort 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 11l behind Tagula Blue (11-4) at Ascot 2m nov hdl Grd 2 (1) gd.

      Chery D'or (FR) 11-4jt-fav (10-12) Chased leaders, ridden to chase leading pair after 3 out, weakened next, 3rd of 9, 28l behind For All Mankind (10-12) at Lingfield 2m 3f nov hdl (4) hvy in Nov.

      Four For A Laugh (IRE) 3-1jt-fav (10-12) Mid-division, headway 5th, disputing 2nd when stumbled badly and unseated rider 3 out in race won by Jades Double (9-12) at Fontwell 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) sft, 16 ran.

      Indian Pipe Dream (IRE) 6-5fav (10-12) Tracked leaders, led approaching 2 out, soon ridden, kept on from last headed post, 2nd of 11, shd behind Leslingtaylor (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nov hdl (4) gs.

      Master Eddy 33-1 (10-12) Mistake in rear, lost touch 5th, 10th of 11, well behind Leading Contender (10-12) at Chepstow 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.

      Northern Vic (IRE) 50-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, outpaced 4th out, soon beaten, 8th of 15, 29l behind Tazbar (11-6) at Catterick 2m nhf (6) gs in Nov.