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12:30 Wetherby

European Breeders' Fund 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle (Qualifier) (Class 4)

  • 17 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £5,600 added
  • Winner: £3,639
  • 2nd: £1,068
  • 3rd: £534
  • 4th: £267
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 32.10s
  • Off Time: 12:31:51
  • 17 Ran
1
Silk - EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap
15/8
  • Form 190-21
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 130

mid-division, headway to go 5th after 4 out, chased winner 3 out, kept on and no impression

2
Silk - Light Blue, Brown Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves and star on cap
  • Form 1122-17
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 120

in touch, went 3rd from 2 out, kept on and no impression

3
Silk - Red, Emerald Green disc, Emerald Green sleeves, Red stars
  • Form 1-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-2

held up towards rear, tailed off before 4 out, pulled up

4
Silk - Black, Emerald Green star on body and cap, White sleeves
  • Form F2-363
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-2

held up in touch, outpaced before 3 out, weakened before laast

5
Silk - White, dark blue chevron, sleeves and cap
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-2

always towards rear

6
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, red star, yellow cap
200/1
  • Form 944-9
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-2

held up towards rear, weakened before 5 out, tailed off

7
Silk - Red, Royal Blue chevrons, Red and White diabolo on sleeves, Red cap

Dontgoeasy

44 t
200/1
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2

towards rear, pushed along and weakened before 5 out, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out

8
Silk - Light blue, dark blue diamonds on sleeves, light blue cap, dark blue diamond
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-2

held up in rear, tailed off 6 out

9
Silk - Red, emerald green and white hooped sleeves, red and white hooped cap
100/1
  • Form 6
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2

held up towards rear tailed off 4 out, jumped badly right 3 out

10
Silk - Light blue and yellow (halved), sleeves reversed, light blue and yellow striped cap
  • Form 12
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-2

prominent, ridden before 3 out, kept on same pace

11
Silk - Dark Green, Maroon cross belts, Dark Green sleeves, Yellow armlets, Dark Green and Maroon quartered cap
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-2

in touch, lost place 5th, tailed off before 4 out

12
Silk - Dark blue, dark blue and yellow striped cap
100/1
  • Form 65
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2

held up mid-division, outpaced 4 out, in 8th and well held when fell 3 out

13
Silk - Emerald green and light blue stripes, diabolo on sleeves, emerald green cap, light blue diamond
7/1
  • Form 412-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-2

tracked leader and keen, challenged before 3 out, weakened before 2 out

14
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN cross belts, WHITE cap
150/1
  • Form 08
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2

tracked leaders until lost place 6th

16
Silk - Red, black seams, white sleeves, black armlets, black cap
  • Form 4-5
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2

held up towards rear, some headway before 3 out, never dangerous

17
Silk - Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap
13/8
  • Form F1-1F
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2

made all, clear from 3 out, easily

18
Silk - Royal blue and white (quartered), light blue and white hooped sleeves, royal blue cap
66/1
  • Form 16-53
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-9

in rear, headway before 5th, when 3rd after 4 out, weakened before 3 out

15
NR
  • Form 89-6P
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

It could pay to stick with the proven form of MANY CLOUDS despite a 10lb penalty for November's win at Ascot. That looks stronger form than the victory at Towcester by Ardkilly Witness but Up And Go is a threat. The latter was still thereabouts when falling a couple of hurdles from home in a Grade 2 at Sandown last time and should be bang there at the finish. Karinga Dandy went close on his racecourse and hurdling debut at Sedgefield and Accordion Spirit won a bumper at Hereford in April last year. Shotavodka is an Irish bumper winner now with David Pipe and he's sure to know his job tackling hurdles for the first time.

Formwatch

Many Clouds (IRE) 7-2 (11-0) Held up in touch, hampered by loose hores 5th, went 2nd after 2 out, led flat, stayed on well, won at Ascot 2m 3f NH mdn hdl (3) sft in Nov beating Fergall (10-11) by 4l, 12 ran.

Ardkilly Witness (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Held up in touch on inside, hit 9th, outpaced after 3 out, weakened before last, tailed off, last of 7, well behind Coneygree (11-7) at Cheltenham 3m nov hdl G2 (1) hvy in Dec.

Accordion Exhibit (IRE) 3-10fav (11-3) Held up in rear, in touch, headway over 5f out, chased leaders over 2f out, hard ridden and stayed on under pressure to lead towards finish, won at Hereford 2m 1f NH flat (6) gf in Apr '11 beating Ely Brown (10-12) by nk, 7 ran.

Ballymartin King (IRE) 6-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, ridden before last, one pace, 3rd of 11, 13l behind Smadynium (11-2) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec.

Bellaney Express (IRE) Luso gelding out of Bellaney Lady.

Deportation 28-1 (11-2) Prominent, pushed along 5f out, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 14, 19l behind Benefit Cut (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Jun.

Dontgoeasy 33-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, ridden over 5f out, no impression, 10th of 16, well behind Oscar Rock (11-0) at Newbury 2m NH flat (6) sft in Nov.

Henry Jenkins Fair Mix gelding out of Altogether Now.

Highlander Ted 25-1 (11-1) Held up in rear, outpaced over 4f out, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 6th of 16, 23l behind Carlton Jack (10-13) at Catterick 2m NH flat (6) gs in Dec.

Karinga Dandy (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, chased winner 3 out, ridden before 2 out, chance when mistake last, kept on and edged left run-in, 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Smadynium (11-2) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec.

Katika Kapanga Helissio gelding out of Masouri Sana.

Norse Wren 100-1 (10-12) Held up, mistake 4th, not fluent next, mistake 6th, ridden next, well beaten after 3 out, 5th of 8, 29l behind Two Rockers (10-12) at Towcester 2m 5f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) sft in Dec.

Shotavodka (IRE) 5-4fav (11-9) Led, ridden inside final furlong, headed last 75 yards, kept on, 2nd of 8, ns behind Hi George (10-7) at Doncaster 2m NH flat (6) gd in Jan '12.

Supreme Gold 100-1 (10-13) Tracked winner to 3 out, soon weakened, 8th of 11, 34l behind Smadynium (11-2) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec.

Teenage Dream (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Took keen hold, held up in rear, under pressure 3 out, some headway when mistake next, kept on, never near leaders, 5th of 12, 13l behind Goodtoknow (10-11) at Towcester 2m mdn hdl (5) hvy in Dec.

Up And Go (FR) 9-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd and keen, ridden and every chance before 2 out, weakening when fell 2 out, in a race won by Taquin Du Seuil (11-0) at Sandown 2m 4f nov hdl G2 (1) hvy in Dec, 5 ran.

Dante's Frolic 5-2 (10-12) Held up towards rear, left poor 3rd

Teeiygee 200-1 (10-12) Always in rear, well behind when pulled up 3 out, in a race won by Dungeel (11-5) at Catterick 3m 1f nov hdl (4) hvy, 6 ran.