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12:55 Newbury

Clive Cole 50th Birthday Surprise Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle (Class E)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 3f
  • Going: Heavy
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Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 58.70s
  • 6 Ran
2nd
1
  • Form: U1P-8PU
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Trainer: D Grissell
  • Jockey: D Crosse

led, hit 2nd and 3rd, headed approaching 7th, soon ridden, weakened quickly approaching 2 out

2
9/4
  • Form: 986-664
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-8
  • Trainer: R Dickin
  • Jockey: M Nicolls

held up in touch, headway approaching 7th, ridden approaching 3 out, not fluent last, kept on same pace flat

3
  • Form: 1-46039
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • Trainer: G Balding
  • Jockey: D Flavin

tracked leader, led approaching 7th, mistake 3 out, ridden and mistake next, idled approaching last, ridden out flat

4
9/2
  • Form: 11-6075
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-2
  • Trainer: G L Moore
  • Jockey: A Day

tracked leaders, ridden approaching 3 out, kept on same pace

5
8/1
  • Form: 232P03/
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-1
  • Trainer: R Price
  • Jockey: Wayne Hutchinson

tracked leaders and keen, ridden approaching 3 out, weakened approaching last

6
  • Form: 5297-60
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-2
  • Trainer: Mrs P Ford
  • Jockey: L Vickers

chased leaders to 6th, soon behind

In depth

Verdict

A real rogue's gallery on display for the Conditional race. Buckland Knight popped up at 100/1 earlier this year but his form this season has far from made the headlines. Audiostreetdotcom invariably threatens to win a race at lowly levels but is far from consistent. Percy Braithwaite is plenty exposed while it is impossible to make assumptions about the well-being of Darien. We will take a chance on Jacopo. Robin Dickin's charge was fourth in a better contest at Sandown and should finish closer if more positive tactics are utilised on this occasion.