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14:25 Newbury

Ladbrokes Committed To Safer Gambling Intermediate Hurdle (Listed Handicap) (Registered As The Gerry Feilden) (Class 1)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 69y
  • Going: Good (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £30,000 added
  • Winner: £17,085
  • 2nd: £6,411
  • 3rd: £3,210
  • 4th: £1,599
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 48.75s
  • Off Time: 14:25:39
  • 9 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
25/1

    3rd
    Silk -
    1
    Silk - White, dark green hoops, white sleeves and cap
    4/1
    • Form 2/121-1
    • Age 4
    • Weight 11-10
    • Official Rating 146

    chased winner, pushed along before 3 out, lost 2nd next, soon ridden in 3rd, weakened run-in

    2
    Silk - Light blue, black star, black sleeves, light blue stars, light blue cap, black star
    14/1
    • Form 143/141-
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-6
    • Official Rating 142

    chased leaders, pushed along and went 2nd 2 out, ridden between last 2, held when mistake last, lost 2nd and weakened badly run-in

    3
    Silk - Light blue, black and light blue halved sleeves, yellow cap
    5/1
    • Form 1/132-14
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-5
    • Official Rating 141

    raced keenly towards rear, struggling when hampered after 2 out, stayed on strongly in 3rd run-in

    4
    Silk - BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap
    15/2
    • Form 2210-1
    • Age 4
    • Weight 11-5
    • Official Rating 141

    pulled hard tracking leaders, hanging left and not much room when blundered 2 out, jinked left and rider fell off soon after

    5
    Silk - Mauve, emerald green cross belts, emerald green and mauve check cap

    Floressa (FR)

    261 DCD
    10/1
    • Form 2/12139-
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-5
    • Official Rating 141

    jumped well, made all, clear when reached for last, unchallenged

    6
    Silk - LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets
    2/1
    • Form 111-
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-5
    • Official Rating 141

    pulled hard tracking leaders on inside, hit 6th and stumbled, mistake 3 out, hung left and wandered approaching next, looked beaten when hampered soon after

    7
    Silk - Dark Blue, White star, hooped sleeves, White cap

    The Pink'n

    35 h
    25/1
    • Form 3231-22
    • Age 4
    • Weight 11-2
    • Official Rating 138

    held up in rear, making headway when left in 3rd and awkward 2 out, went 2nd run-in, no chance with winner

    8
    Silk - Light blue, yellow cross belts, light blue sleeves, yellow stars and cap
    40/1
    • Form 25/211-9
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-1
    • Official Rating 137

    always towards rear, no chance when hampered after 2 out, never on terms

    9
    Silk - White, black epaulets, maroon and white diabolo on sleeves, black and maroon quartered cap
    17/2
    • Form 4-21212
    • Age 5
    • Weight 10-7
    • Official Rating 129

    towards rear, no chance when hampered after 2 out, plugged on run-in

    Previous results

    In depth

    Verdict

    Both of Marie's Rock’s victories last season came on soft ground but she did win her bumper on quicker going and has had wind surgery since last seen. She may not offer much value in this, however, coming up against battle-hardened handicappers. Botox Has gave weight and a beating to The Pink'n at Cheltenham and has a good strike-rate. The latter was also beaten by THYME WHITE at Chepstow, however, and Paul Nicholls’ four-year-old may be a better option at the weights as he looks have improved physically over the summer. Sebastopol was progressive last winter and Pisgah Pike hasn’t done a lot wrong while Milkwood’s fourth in the Welsh Champion Hurdle could hardly have worked out any better with the first, third and fifth all winning since.

    Formwatch

    Botox Has (FR) 11-2 (11-2) Chased leader, upsides 2 out, ridden to lead approaching last, ran on strongly flat, won at Cheltenham 2m (2) gd in Oct beating The Pink'n (10-12) by 4l, 6 ran.

    Sebastopol (IRE) 9-2 (11-9) Mid-division, reminders after 5th, outpaced 4 out, headway under pressure before next, challenged 2 out, soon ridden and hung right, led approaching last, held on under pressure flat, won at Musselburgh 2m hcp (2) gs in Feb beating Ashington (10-8) by 1/2l, 9 ran.

    Milkwood (IRE) 5-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear and keen, good headway chasing leaders travelling well before 3 out, weakened last, 4th of 12, 5 1/2l behind Sceau Royal (11-6) at Ffos Las 2m hcp (2) gs in Oct.

    Thyme White (FR) 6-1 (11-1) Keen in mid-division on inside, smooth headway tracking leaders, 2nd 3 out, led going well next, clear before last, stayed on well, won at Chepstow 2m hcp (2) gd in Oct beating The Pink'n (11-3) by 3l, 12 ran.

    Floressa (FR) 8-1 (11-7) Chased leaders on inside, not much room and lost place after 2 out, well beaten after, 9th of 22, 22 1/2l behind Concertista (11-2) at Cheltenham 2m 1f (1) sft in Mar.

    Marie's Rock (IRE) 6-4jfav (11-5) Raced keenly tracking leading pair, headway on outside to lead going well approaching 2 out, quickened last, went readily clear run-in, easily (3 hurdles in back straight omitted due to low sun, 4 hurdles in total jumped), won at Taunton 2m lst (1) sft in Dec beating Midnights' Gift (10-8) by 8l, 6 ran.

    The Pink'n 14-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, towards rear but in touch before 3 out, ran on under pressure when not fluent last, kept on without troubling winner flat, 2nd of 6, 4l behind Botox Has (11-2) at Cheltenham 2m (2) gd in Oct.

    Millers Bank 18-1 (10-10) Held up in rear, never on terms, 9th of 12, 37 3/4l behind Sceau Royal (11-6) at Ffos Las 2m hcp (2) gs in Oct.

    Pisgah Pike (IRE) 6-5fav (11-12) Pulled hard tracking leaders, awkward 2nd, left in close 2nd at 4th, led soon after, awkward 3 out, headed last, kept on same pace run-in, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Thahab Ifraj (10-3) at Kempton 2m hcp (3) gd in Nov.