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13:45 Southwell

masdings.com Best Dressed Gent EBF 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 5 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f 62y
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
  • £7,000 added
  • Winner: £4,549
  • 2nd: £1,336
  • 3rd: £668
  • 4th: £334
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 57.10s
  • Off Time: 13:45:20
  • 5 Ran
1st
Silk -
13/8

    2nd
    Silk -
    1
    Silk - Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap
    15/8
    • Form F52-156
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-4
    • Official Rating 132

    led, not fluent 6th when inconvenienced by loose horse 6th, headed after 3 out, weakened before next

    2
    Silk - Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe

    Keen On

    35
    13/8
    • Form 21
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-4

    2nd or 3rd, not fluent 3 out, challenged next, soon led, ridden before last, stayed on

    3
    Silk - Dark blue, dark blue and yellow striped cap
    9/4
    • Form 2-2
    • Age 4
    • Weight 10-12

    2nd or 3rd, not fluent 5th, led after 3 out, headed and ridden after next, still every chance when inconvenienced by lose horse and mistake last, held flat

    5
    Silk - Royal blue, purple star, red sleeves, white stars, purple cap, white star
    66/1
    • Form 43PP-0
    • Age 5
    • Weight 10-12

    held up in touch, not always fluent, went 3rd before 2 out, soon weakened

    6
    Silk - Black, red seams, white sleeves, black cap
    50/1
    • Form 44U52-1
    • Age 5
    • Weight 10-12

    held up in rear, mistake and unseated rider 4th

    4
    NR
    • Form 1
    • Age 5
    • Weight 10-12

    NonRunner

    Previous results

    In depth

    Verdict

    Keen On will improve further having beaten a horse rated 110 by a neck at Sandown on his hurdling bow but still has plenty to find on these terms with ECHIQUIER. Rated 132, the latter has been competing in Graded company since winning at Hexham in October and Nigel Twiston-Davies’ charge can shrug off a penalty back at this level. Blackfinch finished runner-up over track and trip on his first start over timber and the winner has subsequently gone in again. He’s preferred to winning pointers Do Your Job and Islandray on that form with the latter pair debuting under Rules.

    Formwatch

    Echiquier (FR) 20-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway 3 out, ridden to chase leaders before next, kept on same pace, never on terms, weakened flat, 6th of 17, 12 1/2l behind Stoney Mountain (11-3) at Haydock 3m hcp (1) gs in Nov.

    Keen On 15-8 (11-0) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge approaching last, every chance flat, stayed on gamely to lead close home (1 hurdle omitted), won at Sandown 2m mdn (4) hvy in Nov beating Protektorat (11-0) by hd, 11 ran.

    Blackfinch 12-1 (11-0) Held up, steady headway 6th, chased leaders after 3 out, went 2nd 2 out, no chance with very easy winner, 2nd of 9, 5l behind Winningseverything (11-0) at Southwell 2m 4f mdn (4) sft in Oct.

    Hang Tough 80-1 (11-0) Chased leader, not fluent 2nd or when lost 2nd 6th, lost place before next, soon weakened, mistake 8th, 10th of 11, dist behind Aimee De Sivola (10-7) at Warwick 2m 5f mdn (4) gd in Oct.

    Islandray (IRE) 5-2 (12-2) Pr, jmp well, 3rd 1/2way, ld bef 3out, wo 2out, disp with ev last, kow to line, all out, won at Fairyhouse Ptp 3m mdn Good - Yielding in Apr beating First Revolution (12-2) by 1/2l, 8 ran.

    Do Your Job (IRE) 7-2 (12-2) Ld till jnd 5th, disp ld 1/2way, wo with 2l adv 3out, qcknd 4l clr bef last, in command flat, won at Castletown-Geoghegan 3m mdn sft in Oct beating Elmdale (11-11) by 5l, 11 ran.