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14:15 Stratford

TM Resource Novices' Hurdle (Class 3)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 70y
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £9,900 added
  • Winner: £6,433
  • 2nd: £1,889
  • 3rd: £944
  • 4th: £472
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 58.70s
  • Off Time: 14:15:22
  • 9 Ran
1st
Silk -
4/9

    1
    Silk - brown, red sleeves, yellow cap

    Pacify

    24 t D
    4/9
    • Form 111
    • Age 7
    • Weight 11-8
    • Official Rating 140

    led until 1st, chased leaders, went 2nd from 4th, challenged 3 out, led before last, clear flat, comfortably

    2
    Silk - White, Black spots, hooped sleeves, Black cap
    • Form 2-2111
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-1
    • Official Rating 125

    went right start, recovered to lead 1st, dived at 2nd, not fluent 3rd or 5th, joined 3 out, ridden and headed before last, well held flat

    3
    Silk - Dark green, light green cross belts, white sleeves, light green armlets, light green and dark green check cap
    28/1
    • Form /-
    • Age 6
    • Weight 10-12

    held up towards rear, mistake 3rd, headway before 3 out, weakened after 2 out

    4
    Silk - Dark Green, Dark Green and White diabolo on sleeves
    • Form 7F-
    • Age 4
    • Weight 10-12

    not jump well in rear, jumped path before 3rd, well behind from 5th

    5
    Silk - Light Blue, White hoops and armlets
    150/1
    • Form 0-FP
    • Age 6
    • Weight 10-12

    hampered start, chased leaders, went 2nd briefly after 2nd, lost place 5th, soon behind, tailed off 3 out, pulled up after

    6
    Silk - Yellow, Royal Blue hoop, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue stars
    7/1
    • Form 3
    • Age 4
    • Weight 10-12

    held up in rear, not fluent 4th, pushed along before not fluent 5th, well behind after

    7
    Silk - Dark green and white (quartered), chevrons on sleeves, white cap
    • Form 7
    • Age 4
    • Weight 10-12

    mid-division, slow 2nd, lost place before not fluent 3rd, behind 5th, headway after 2 out, went 3rd flat, no chance

    8
    Silk - White, Emerald Green hoops, White sleeves, Emerald Green stars, Black cap
    14/1
    • Form -
    • Age 4
    • Weight 10-12

    chased leader, took keen hold, jumped path before 3rd, lost 2nd 4th, jumped right next, weakened before 2 out

    9
    Silk - Dark Blue, Yellow star, checked sleeves, Yellow cap
    • Form -
    • Age 6
    • Weight 10-12

    mid-division, headway 5th, remote 3rd after 2 out, no chance with front pair, lost 3rd flat

    Previous results

    In depth

    Verdict

    PACIFY looks a very smart recruit to hurdling even though his campaign to date has been a little low-key. It will be interesting to see how he fares when some of the bigger stables’ novices hit their stride but the seven-year-old can continue winning ways here by giving 7lb to Donald McCain’s mare See The Sea, who is also on a four-timer. Happy B wasn’t beaten far behind a subsequent winner at Worcester last month while Momtalik has joined Phil Middleton having been a four-race maiden on the Flat when with John Gosden.

    Formwatch

    Pacify 2-7fav (11-10) Made all, clear before 2 out, very easily, won at Newton Abbot 2m 2f (4) gs in Aug beating Fleur Du Weld (10-5) by 30l, 12 ran.

    See The Sea (IRE) 5-4fav (11-12) Keen early, jumped well, made all, shaken up and went clear approaching 2 out, easily, won at Bangor-on-Dee 2m 1f hcp (4) gd in Aug beating The Herds Garden (10-10) by 9l, 6 ran.

    Amangiri (IRE) (9-6) 3rd of 8, 5 1/4l behind Lady Magic (8-11) at Munich 1m 2f hcp gd in May.

    Court Dancer (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Held up well off the pace in rear, tailed off after 3rd, fell last, at Ffos Las 2m (4) gd in Apr.

    Epsom Day (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Pulled hard, tracked leaders, mistake and lost place 5th, slow and well beaten 3 out, mistake 2 out, soon pulled up, at Stratford 2m (3) gd in Jul.

    Happy B (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, not fluent 2nd or 3rd, headway before 2 out, edged left after last, went 3rd, kept on, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Dounyapour (11-0) at Worcester 2m 4f mdn (5) gd in Aug.

    Meagher's Flag (IRE) 40-1 (10-11) Towards rear, not always fluent, well behind leaders after 2nd tailed off 5th, 7th of 11, dist behind Highly Prized (11-4) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f (3) gd in Aug.

    Momtalik (USA) 11-4fav (9-4) Mid-division, chased leaders 3f out, ridden over 2f out, one pace when not much room inside final furlong, soon beaten, 5th of 10, 4 1/4l behind Archive (8-13) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp (5) pol in Apr.

    Painted Cliffs (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Soon led, pushed along 3f out and joined, headed over 2f out, no extra in 4th from over 1f out, dropped to last on line, last of 5, 5 1/4l behind Air Force Blue (9-3) at Curragh 7f Grp 1 stks (1) gd in Sep.