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14:10 Warwick

Ardencote 'I Do' Novices' Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 4 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 5f
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £7,000 added
  • Winner: £4,549
  • 2nd: £1,336
  • 3rd: £668
  • 4th: £334
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 11.80s
  • Off Time: 14:10:27
  • 4 Ran
1st
Silk -
10/1

    1
    Silk - Pink, black cross belts, pink sleeves, black stars
    1/10
    • Form 4/642-1
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-7
    • Official Rating 122

    led, shaken up after 3 out, ridden and jumped left last, headed and unable to quicken flat

    2
    Silk - Sky Blue, White seams, Scarlet cap
    25/1
    • Form 8
    • Age 8
    • Weight 11-0

    not fluent, chased leaders, pushed along after 7th, last next, weakened after 3 out

    3
    Silk - Purple, yellow star, chevrons on sleeves, purple cap, yellow star
    • Form UF697-
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-0

    held up in last, went 3rd 4 out, ridden and weakened approaching 2 out

    4
    Silk - Purple, gold cross sashes, emerald green cap

    To Begin

    19 t
    10/1
    • Form 21-6
    • Age 4
    • Weight 10-9

    tracked winner, shaken up when mistake 2 out, ridden and switched left before last, led flat, stayed on

    In depth

    Verdict

    To Begin showed little on the Flat but might improve on his debut over hurdles at Fontwell earlier this month as he has won a point-to-point. He holds Cotton King on the form book but should prove no match for BENISSIMO, who is likely to start at very short odds having got off the mark at this track 11 days ago to fulfill earlier promise. Finnegan's Garden looks a very modest performer.

    Formwatch

    Benissimo (IRE) Evensfav (10-12) Made all, clear from 2 out, easily, won at Warwick 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) sft beating Wait A Second (10-9) by 10l, 8 ran.

    Cotton King 20-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, tailed off 6th, 8th of 13, 44l behind Towering (10-11) at Fontwell 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd.

    Finnegan's Garden (IRE) 100-1 (11-2) Always behind, struggling 5f out, never on terms, 7th of 8, 44l behind For Instance (11-2) at Warwick 2m NH flat (6) gd in Apr.

    To Begin 33-1 (10-9) Mid-division, headway before 4 out, went 3rd 2 out, weakened last, 6th of 13, 21l behind Towering (10-11) at Fontwell 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd.