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14:00 Newton Abbot

toteScoop6 Bet Now Novices' Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 3 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 5f 122y
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good in Places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £7,500 added
  • Winner: £4,874
  • 2nd: £1,431
  • 3rd: £716
  • 4th: £358
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 33.10s
  • Off Time: 14:03:29
  • 3 Ran
1
Silk - Black, Black and Pink check cap
15/8
  • Form 4/28-061
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 117

led, headed before 2 out, switched right before last, stayed on same pace

2
Silk - Light blue, white epaulets, halved sleeves, red cap
  • Form 14-2132
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 113

tracked leader, led before 2 out, clear flat, comfortably

4
Silk - Pink, light blue star, armlets and stars on cap

Buy Me Out

34 h
9/2
  • Form 2U4-325
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 103

chased leaders, shaken up before 2 out, unable to challenge, one pace when not fluent last

3
NR
3/1
  • Form 47-5322
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 111

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

This quartet look quite closely matched at the weights but MR MOUNTAIN is backed up by a recent course and distance victory and still has some scope over hurdles. He gets the nod with Kamool struggling to get his head in front and Nikki Steel beaten twice since scoring at Uttoxeter in June, though the ex-pointer is almost certain to appreciate the step up in distance. Buy Me Out has already run eight times over hurdles and is proving hard to predict.

Formwatch

Mr Mountain (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Held up mid-division, pushed along 7th, headway before 2 out, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Newton Abbot 2m 6f mdn (4) gf in Jul beating Princess Roania (10-7) by 3/4l, 12 ran.

Nikki Steel (IRE) 9-4 (11-5) Chased leaders, ridden and went 2nd after 3 out, no impression last, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 7, 6l behind Alcock And Brown (11-3) at Worcester 2m (4) gd in Jul.

Buy Me Out 7-1 (11-7) Mid-division, chased leaders 2 out, driven and one pace between last 2, soon ridden, no impression before last, 5th of 9, 6 1/2l behind Ginjo (10-0) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp (4) gd in Jul.

Kamool (GER) 9-4 (11-9) Chased leaders, ridden after 3 out, 2nd next, no chance with winner, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 8, 8l behind Luccombe Down (11-6) at Market Rasen 2m 7f hcp (4) gd in Jul.