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Emily Egglestone's 21st Birthday Novices' Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 167y
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £8,400 added
  • Winner: £5,458
  • 2nd: £1,603
  • 3rd: £801
  • 4th: £401
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 4.85s
  • Off Time: 13:37:45
  • 8 Ran
1
  • Form: 5-1441
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-6
  • Official Rating: 125
  • Trainer: D Skelton
  • Jockey: Harry Skelton

chased leader until 3 out, chased leaders, ridden and weakened before next

2
3/1
  • Form: 2-33713
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-6
  • Official Rating: 133
  • Trainer: V R A Dartnall
  • Jockey: C Gethings

made all, clear 2 out, driven out, unchallenged

3
6/1
  • Form: 7661
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-1
  • Trainer: M F Harris
  • Jockey: James Best

chased leading trio, pushed along and outpaced after 3 out, kept on into 3rd before next

4

Zulu

362
80/1
  • Form: /-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Trainer: Miss G Haywood
  • Jockey: Kieron Edgar

mistakes, always behind, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out

5
40/1
  • Form: 7
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-9
  • Trainer: D Skelton
  • Jockey: Conor Shoemark

held up in 5th, outpaced before 3 out, tailed off and pulled up before next

6
33/1
  • Form: 79
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-9
  • Trainer: J Scott
  • Jockey: Alan Johns

took keen hold in mid-division, weakened 4 out, tailed off, blundered last

7
100/1
  • Form: 89P0
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-9
  • Trainer: M F Harris
  • Jockey: D Crosse

mistakes, always behind, struggling before 4 out, tailed off

8
  • Form: 575323
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-2
  • Official Rating: 102
  • Trainer: Mark Gillard
  • Jockey: J M Davies

chased leading pair, went 2nd 3 out, ridden and hit 2 out, kept on same pace, never able to challenge

In depth

Verdict

River Bray is rated 8lb higher than MONSIEUR D’ARQUE but was beaten a long way last time at Southwell and possibly lacks the scope of the Skelton’s stable selection, who beat a subsequent dual winner when eased in grade a little at Ludlow. Jacamar was a surprise winner at Wincanton and has even more on his plate here now penalised. The other four-year-old, Powerful Society, is now 0-10 but has placed four times.

Formwatch

Monsieur D'Arque (IRE) 1-4fav (11-4) won at Ludlow 2m mdn (4) gd in Feb beating Lucky Lover Boy (10-9) by 2 3/4l, 10 ran.

River Bray (IRE) 2-1 (11-8) 3rd of 6, dist behind Good Boy Bobby (11-8) at Southwell 2m (4) gd in Mar.

Jacamar (GER) 33-1 (10-8) won at Wincanton 1m 7f mdn (4) gd in Apr beating The Flying Sofa (11-0) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.

Zulu 33-1 (9-2) last of 16, dist behind The Detainee (9-2) at Windsor 1m 3f hcp (6) gd in Apr.

Lyford (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) 7th of 10, dist behind Fabianski (10-11) at Catterick 2m (4) gs in Dec.

Purple Jazz (IRE) 50-1 (10-8) 9th of 12, dist behind Scaramanga (10-8) at Taunton 2m mdn hcp (4) gs in Mar.

Zambino (GER) 100-1 (11-0) 10th of 12, dist behind Tiffin Top (11-0) at Hereford 2m mdn (4) gd in Mar.

Powerful Society (IRE) 7-1 (10-0) 3rd of 8, 3 1/4l behind Cubswin (11-12) at Wincanton 1m 7f hcp (3) gd in Apr.