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14:00 Stratford

Birmingham Mail Juvenile Novices' Hurdle (Class 3)

  • 14 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 110y
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 55.20s
  • Off Time: 14:01:47
  • 14 Ran
1st
Silk -
15/8

    2nd
    Silk -
    7/2

      1
      Silk - Emerald Green, Dark Blue braces, quartered cap
      7/2
      • Form 1
      • Age 3
      • Weight 11-4

      held up, headway 4th, chased winner after 6th, ridden approaching 2 out, kept on same pace

      2
      Silk - Black, Yellow chevron, hooped sleeves, Dark Blue cap
      66/1
      • Age 3
      • Weight 10-12

      prominent until not fluent 3rd, soon behind

      3
      Silk - Black and White stripes, Black sleeves, White stars, Black cap, White star
      66/1
      • Age 3
      • Weight 10-12

      jumped slowly 2nd, soon behind, jumped right 3rd, tailed after 4th, refused and unseated rider 5th

      4
      Silk - LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets
      15/8
      • Form 2
      • Age 3
      • Weight 10-12

      led 2nd, jumped right 5th, ridden out

      5
      Silk - White, Royal Blue hoop and sleeves, Royal Blue cap, White star

      Kaladin

      31
      14/1
      • Age 3
      • Weight 10-12

      took keen hold, held up, mistake and unseated rider 3rd

      6
      Silk - White, Royal Blue hoops, Orange sleeves and cap
      8/1
      • Age 3
      • Weight 10-12

      mid-division, headway 6th, weakened 3 out

      7
      Silk - Royal Blue and Yellow (halved), Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow armlets, quartered cap
      • Age 3
      • Weight 10-12

      held up mid-division, behind from 5th

      9
      Silk - Emerald Green, Dark Blue braces, quartered cap
      40/1
      • Form 7
      • Age 3
      • Weight 10-12

      always behind

      10
      Silk - LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets
      • Age 3
      • Weight 10-12

      chased leader until weakened 5th, tailed off

      11
      Silk - Light Green, Red stars, Light Green sleeves, Light Green cap, Red star
      • Age 3
      • Weight 10-12

      behind, not fluent, tailed off 4th, mistake 6th

      12
      Silk - Royal Blue, Orange chevrons, Royal Blue sleeves, Royal Blue cap, White star
      50/1
      • Age 3
      • Weight 10-5

      chased leaders, went 2nd briefly when hit 4 out, soon ridden, weakened 3 out

      13
      Silk - Royal Blue, White stars, White sleeves, Red armlets, White and Red striped cap
      • Form U
      • Age 3
      • Weight 10-5

      led to 2nd, chased winner until jumped slowly 6th, soon outpaced

      14
      Silk - Yellow, Dark Blue chevrons, Dark Blue and Yellow halved sleeves, White cap

      Gentian

      36
      11/2
      • Age 3
      • Weight 10-5

      mid-division, mistake 5th, headway 6th, weakened approaching 3 out

      15
      Silk - Emerald Green, Yellow spots, Emerald Green sleeves, Red spots and spots on cap
      66/1
      • Age 3
      • Weight 10-5

      last when jumped right 1st, soon tailed off, jumped slowly 2nd, pulled up before 4th

      8
      NR
      • Form 4
      • Age 3
      • Weight 10-12
      • Trainer D Pipe
      • Jockey Doubtful

      Nonrunner

      16
      NR
      • Age 3
      • Weight 10-5

      Nonrunner

      In depth

      Verdict

      Pat Haslam does well with his juvenile hurdlers at this time of year and his gelding Hi Dancer can take this opener, That Look and Nike Warrior appear to be the main rivals. The selection, rated 52 on the flat, showed tremendous promise when chasing home today's rival That Look at Market Rasen recently. He didnt'e get the smoothest of passages in that contest and should be capable of reversing the form at today's weights. Nike walker also made his debut in that contest, finishing back in fourth place. He went off a well backed favourite but jumped poorly at a couple of flights. No doubt he will come on for the experience and he has to be a threat to all. The pick of the debutante's could be the Gary Moore trained Kaladin, but on the this occasion we will stick with known form and Hi Dancer just gets the vote.

      Formwatch

      That Look 17-2 (10-12) Mid-division, headway 5th, led approaching 2 out, kept on well, won at Market Rasen 2m 1f 3yo nov hdl (4) gf in Jun beating Hi Dancer (10-9) by 2 1/2l, 14 ran.

      Hi Dancer 6-1 (10-9) Mid-division, headway 3 out, ridden to challenge 2 out, every chance last, kept on but no chance with winner, 2nd of 14, 2 1/2l behind That Look (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f 3yo nov hdl (4) gf in Jun.

      Kaladin 8-1 (9-7) In touch, driven 4f out, soon well behind, 7th of 8, 26l behind Chess Board (9-4) at Brighton 1m 4f 3yo hcp (5) frm in Jun (Flat).

      Lucky Bamblue (IRE) 66-1 (7-12) Mid-division, hampered over 4f out, never dangerous, 10th of 13, 34l behind Tallyhobye (8-3) at Redcar 1m 3f 3yo clm (6) gf in May (Flat).

      Signor Albertini (IRE) 100-1 (8-5) Dwelt, held up, headway halfway, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 15, 13l behind Chateau (9-7) at Redcar 7f sll (6) gd in May (Flat).

      Countrywide Belle 17-2 (10-5) Pulled hard, led after 1st, soon clear, jumped badly left and unseated rider at the 2nd in race won by That Look (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f 3yo nov hdl (4) gf in Jun, 14 ran.

      Gentian 7-2fav (8-7) Chased leader, led over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, eased inside final furlong, won at W'hampton 1m 4f 3yo sll (6) pol in Jun beating Coffin Dodger (8-0) by 1l, 12 ran (Flat).

      Nike Walker (FR) 6-5fav (10-12) Chased leaders, hit 5th, led next, ridden and headed approaching 2 out, soon weakened, 4th of 14, 14l behind That Look (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f 3yo nov hdl (4) gf in Jun.