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13:50 Wetherby

Rocom Introductory Juvenile Novices' Hurdle (Class B)

  • 15 Runners
  • Distance: 2m
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 6.20s
  • 15 Ran
1
Silk - Red and Yellow hoops, White sleeves Yellow armlets, Red and Yellow hooped cap
  • Form 1
  • Age 3
  • Weight 11-5

tracked leaders, ridden approaching 3 out, left 3rd last, kept on running, no chance with winner

2
Silk - DARK BLUE, YELLOW stars, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap
  • Form 1
  • Age 3
  • Weight 11-5

held up in touch, headway 4 out, slight lead next, ridden 2 out, ridden and slight advantage when fell last

3
Silk - Black, white disc, white sleeves, black spots, black cap, white spots
13/8
  • Form 1
  • Age 3
  • Weight 11-5

tracked leader, led briefly approaching 3 out, ridden and every chance next, challenging when left clear last

4
Silk - Pink, Red stars, Royal Blue and White striped sleeves, Light Blue cap, Maroon star
  • Form 6
  • Age 3
  • Weight 11-0

mid-division, weakened after 4 out

5
Silk - WHITE, ROYAL BLUE stripe, WHITE and ROYAL BLUE hooped sleeves and cap
66/1
  • Age 3
  • Weight 11-0

towards rear, never dangerous

6
Silk - N/A
  • Age 3
  • Weight 11-0

held up in rear, headway under pressure after 4 out, weakened next, behind when blundered 2 out

7
Silk - YELLOW, ROYAL BLUE hoops, YELLOW sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets and cap
  • Age 3
  • Weight 11-0

mid-division, headway after 4 out, ridden and effort approaching 3 out, left 2nd when mistake last, hampered and no extra run in

8
Silk - Emerald green, white stripe, white sleeves, emerald green armlets, emerald green and white quartered cap
  • Age 3
  • Weight 11-0

towards rear, struggling halfway, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out

9
Silk - Red, black collar and cuffs, old gold cap
40/1
  • Age 3
  • Weight 11-0

pulled hard in touch, lost place halfway, behind when pulled up before 3 out

10
Silk - Yellow, Dark Blue triple diamond, hooped sleeves, Yellow cap, Dark Blue diamond
  • Age 3
  • Weight 11-0

towards rear, never dangerous

11
Silk - ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), RED sleeves and cap
33/1
  • Form 3
  • Age 3
  • Weight 11-0

raced keen, led and soon clear, headed approaching 3 out, weakening when blundered next

12
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, PINK chevrons, ROYAL BLUE cap
12/1
  • Form 2
  • Age 3
  • Weight 11-0

mid-division, headway 4 out, effort approaching 3 out, outpaced before next

13
Silk - White, Red diamond and armlets
  • Age 3
  • Weight 11-0

mid-division, weakened halfway

14
Silk - Light Blue, Red diamond, striped sleeves and diamonds on cap
100/1
  • Form 6
  • Age 3
  • Weight 11-0

mid-division, weakened halfway, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out

15
Silk - Black, Orange epaulets, diamonds on sleeves
50/1
  • Form 5
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-9

raced keen towards rear, pushed along 4 out, no further progress

In depth

Verdict

A good field has been assembled for this juvenile novice hurdle and it will be very interesting to note which of the newcomers to the National Hunt arena are supported in their quest to get off the mark at the first time of asking. However, Kentucky Blue won with enough in hand on his timber debut to suggest that he is one to keep on the right side of for the time being and the Tim Easterby-trained three-year-old edges a slender vote over the French raider, Aristoxene and King Revo - although Sun Cat is also very much respected and has to be considered in any betting plans if the prices permit an each way play as well. But Kentucky Blue has some valuable course experience to his name and, considering his trainer's excellent record with hurdles at this course, he sets a fair standard for the rest to aim for.