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13:40 Newton Abbot

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

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 167y
  • Going: Heavy (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £8,700 added
  • Winner: £5,653
  • 2nd: £1,660
  • 3rd: £830
  • 4th: £415
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 9.70s
  • Off Time: 13:41:14
  • 9 Ran
1
Silk - Maroon, beige star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap
10/1
  • Form 3-1
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12

tracked leaders, driven to lead 2 out, clear last, comfortably

2
Silk - Dark blue, maroon epaulets, sleeves and cap

Crooks Peak

212 CD
4/6
  • Form 110-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12

tracked leaders, effort before 2 out, ridden between last 2, one pace and no impression approaching last, lost 3rd near finish

3
Silk - Dark Green, Maroon stars, Maroon cap
  • Form 15/
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-12

tracked leader, driven to lead turning into straight, headed 2 out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, no chance with winner from last

4
Silk - Mauve and black (quartered), mauve sleeves, white cap
  • Form 48U33-3
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 113

tracked leaders, driven and outpaced before 2 out, soon ridden, stayed on to take 3rd near finish, no impression

5
Silk - Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap
7/2
  • Form 1-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-12

led, driven and headed turning into straight, soon weakened

6
Silk - Yellow, dark green star, dark green cap
  • Form FU-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-12

always detached in last trio, tailed off 3 out

7
Silk - White, red diamond, red sleeves, white armlets, red cap
20/1
  • Form 156-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-12

always detached in last trio, mistake 2nd, struggling, next, tailed off 3 out

8
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW stars, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, BLACK stars and cap
  • Form P5-57
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-5

always detached in last trio, struggling 3rd, tailed off

9
Silk - Purple, large White spots, Purple sleeves, White spots and spots on cap
100/1
  • Form P-PP375
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-5

chased leaders to before 3rd, soon lost touch, tailed off 3 out

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Crooks Peak won a couple of bumpers around this time last year, including the one on this card 12 months ago, and was returning from a break when tailed off in the Champion Bumper at Cheltenham in March. He will be fancied to make a winning start over hurdles even though Colonel Custard has more recent winning form on the course. Summit Like Herbie made a winning start in a bumper at Exeter at the start of the year but disappointed in subsequent starts. ROUGE VIF is a brother to winning jumpers in France and was a comfortable winner of a Ludlow bumper in March. Only four, he could have a bright future.

Formwatch

Colonel Custard (IRE) 9-2 (11-0) Held up in touch, chased leaders over 6f out, led over 4f out, drew clear approaching final furlong, easily, won at Newton Abbot 2m 1f (5) gd in May beating Earth Prince (10-10) by 5l, 15 ran.

Crooks Peak 25-1 (11-5) Raced keenly, mid-division, lost place over 4f out, soon behind, tailed off, 22nd of 23, dist behind Relegate (10-12) at Cheltenham 2m (1) sft in Mar.

Glen Forsa (IRE) 4-1 (11-5) Held up in touch, took keen hold, not fluent 5th, not much room on inside before 2 out, no extra when mistake last, 5th of 11, 21l behind Burbank (11-5) at Huntingdon 2m mdn (4) gs in Jan.

It's Got Legs (IRE) 15-8 (11-2) Tracked leaders, went 2nd before 4 out, led approaching 2 out, headed soon after last, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Mr Dorrell Sage (11-2) at Fontwell 2m 2f mdn (4) gd in May.

Rouge Vif (FR) 9-2 (10-7) Always prominent, led 2f out, pushed out well inside final furlong, readily, won at Ludlow 2m (4) sft in Mar beating Ballinahinch (11-0) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.

Strictlyadancer (IRE) 6-1 (11-11) Mid-div early, prog to 3rd at 4th, 5th 1/2way, cl 2nd 4out, in tch in 2nd when ur 2out, at Taylorstown 3m mdn gs in Apr.

Summit Like Herbie 6-1 (11-9) Held up, headway on outside 8f out, pushed along over 5f out, soon lost place, tailed off, last of 6, dist behind Mick Manhattan (10-10) at Ffos Las 2m (4) sft in Apr.

Ask Launa Esme (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Chsd ldrs 6; wknd qckly 2 out, 7th of 8, 26 1/4l behind Miss Butterfly (11-7) at Trebudannon 2m 4f mdn gd in May.

Getadollar (IRE) 100-1 (10-10) Led until after 2nd, chased leader until 4 out, weakened next, 5th of 7, 27l behind Green Or Black (10-10) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f (4) gd in Oct.