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14:15 Wetherby

Guinness Paddock Marquee Conditional Jockeys' Maiden Hurdle (Class 5)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 3m 1f
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
  • ¤0 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 39.10s
  • 8 Ran
1
Silk - White, Orange Cross of Lorraine, Royal Blue cap
  • Form U4PP-F5
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-4

tracked leaders, weakened from 5 out, pulled up before next

2
Silk - White, royal blue sash, white sleeves, royal blue stars and stars on cap
100/1
  • Form P
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-4

held up, lost place approaching 7th, mistake next, tailed off when pulled up after 8th

3
Silk - Emerald Green, Royal Blue stars, diamonds on sleeves
  • Form 5-5364
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 105

held up in touch, outpaced 4 out, soon ridden, stayed on strongly from last

4
Silk - Yellow, Red braces, hooped sleeves and cap
14/1
  • Form 1P5-484
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-4

led and jumped right, ridden after 3 out, headed 2 out, led again last, headed towards finish, no extra

5
Silk - Emerald green, orange hoops, white cap
  • Form 41-222
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 115

tracked leaders, ridden approaching 3 out, soon weakened

6
Silk - BLACK and WHITE check, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap
4/1
  • Form 1-3
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-4

tracked leader, ridden to lead 2 out, headed last, rallied to regain lead near finish

7
Silk - Yellow, Emerald Green Cross of Lorraine, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow cap, Royal Blue star
100/1
  • Form 00-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-11

held up in rear, lost place 6th, pulled up before 7th

8
Silk - Maroon, Dark Green chevrons and armlets, Maroon cap,   Dark Green star
25/1
  • Form 855264
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-11
  • Official Rating 72

held up in touch, ridden and weakened approaching 3 out

In depth

Verdict

This looks to lie between Liathroidisneachta and Pontiff, with the former getting the vote. Despite having been beaten at short odds last time, that came over an inadequate two miles and, particularly if judged on his second to Glasker Mill at Haydock the time before, the selection looks to hold outstanding claims today. He had the promising Pontiff well behind him in that Haydock contest although Mark Pitman's runner can still make the frame. Of the others, Geordie Peacock has yet to build on last season's bumper promise but, in such a modest contest, cannot be ruled out of a good run and Hidden Storm, although modest, has at least shown that she stays today's trip under these conditions. Overall, though, Liathroidisneachta gets a solid vote.

Formwatch

Breezy Warrior (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) 5th of 10, 29l behind Mystical Feelings (11-2) at Hexham 2m 4f ptp gf in May.

Curate (USA) 150-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, lost place after 7th, weakened quickly and pulled up 5 out in race won by Atlantic Jane (11-4) at Market Rasen 3m mdn hdl (3) gs in Feb, 7 ran.

Geordie Peacock (IRE) 17-2 (10-11) Mid-division, headway 5th, not fluent 8th, weakened before 3 out, 4th of 13, well behind Harrycone Lewis (11-6) at Huntingdon 3m 2f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Feb.

Hambaphambili 28-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, blundered 6th, weakened well before 3 out, 4th of 10, 36l behind Zipalong Lad (11-6) at Plumpton 2m 5f nh nov hdl (3) sft in Jan.

Pontiff (IRE) 9-2 (11-5) Held up, headway after 4th, ridden and every chance approaching 3 out, quickly weakened after, 3rd of 14, well behind Glasker Mill (11-11) at Haydock 2m 4f nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.

Eileens Comet 100-1 (10-11) Always behind, last of 18, well behind Allegedly So (10-9) at Hexham 2m nhf (H) gs in Apr.

Hidden Storm (IRE) 13-2 (10-7) Held up towards rear, headway after 7th, chased leaders after 3 out, weakened next, 4th of 12, 48l behind Silverio (11-5) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-90 (5) hvy in Feb.