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14:00 Wetherby

National Festival Circus Is Here Today Novices' Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 13 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 110y
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £4,800 added
  • Winner: £3,285
  • 2nd: £958
  • 3rd: £479
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 58.20s
  • Off Time: 14:00:22
  • 13 Ran
1
10/11
  • Form: 23141-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • Official Rating: 120
  • Trainer: A King
  • Jockey: Wayne Hutchinson

mid-division, took keen hold, headway 4th, chased winner next, about 1 1/2 lengths down when blundered and unseated rider 3 out

2
33/1
  • Form: P1/090-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Trainer: Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • Jockey: Graham Watters

chased clear leaders, ridden after 6th, left 3rd when jumped left 3 out, went left 2 out, stayed on same pace, no impression in front pair

3
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Trainer: A P Jarvis
  • Jockey: Mr A Voy

held up, always behind, pulled up before 3 out

4
  • Form: 253-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Official Rating: 115
  • Trainer: D McCain Jnr
  • Jockey: J M Maguire

made all, went well clear after 3rd until after 6th, about 1 1/2 lengths ahead when left clear 3 out, unchallenged

5
7/2
  • Form: 3-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Trainer: J P Ferguson
  • Jockey: D F O'Regan

chased winner who went clear after 3rd, mistake 4th, lost 2nd next, left chasing winner again 3 out, hampered by loose horse before 2 out, no impression and eased flat

6
100/1
  • Form: U660/6P-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Trainer: J R Norton
  • Jockey: Fearghal Joseph Davis

held up, left 6th 3 out, no chance with leaders

7
  • Form: 76-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Trainer: C A Mulhall
  • Jockey: Callum Whillans

held up, mistake 1st, behind 6th, tailed off

8

Xclaim

198
40/1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Trainer: Micky Hammond
  • Jockey: Joe Colliver

chased clear leaders, weakened from 6th, tailed off

9
  • Form: 7-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-5
  • Trainer: M Todhunter
  • Jockey: K Renwick

held up, not fluent, blundered and struggling from 4th, tailed off

10

Rattlin

268 D
28/1
  • Form: 0817-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-5
  • Trainer: Mrs S J Smith
  • Jockey: Ryan Mania

prominent, mistakes 1st and 2nd, weakened before 3 out where left 4th, hit 2 out

11
100/1
  • Form: 45-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-5
  • Trainer: J R Turner
  • Jockey: P Buchanan

held up in rear, mistake 2nd, well beaten 6th, tailed off

12
50/1
  • Form: 765-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-0
  • Trainer: P A Kirby
  • Jockey: R McGrath

held up in rear, jumped slowly 1st, well beaten 6th, tailed off

13
  • Form: 9-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-0
  • Trainer: M Todhunter
  • Jockey: Henry Brooke

mid-division, some headway before 3 out, never any chance with leaders

In depth

Verdict

Life And Soul was a fair sort on the Flat and hasn't done a great deal wrong over hurdles so far. He seems sure to be in the firing-line again here but may lack the speed of FAIR TRADE. Alan King's charge finally came good at Wincanton last week and should be good enough to defy his penalty. Sea Lord was eight lengths behind Life And Soul at Catterick in January but will have needed that run and there might not be much to choose between the pair today. It will be a surprise if the winner comes from outside these three.

Formwatch

Fair Trade 1-2fav (11-0) In touch, headway after 3rd, left in lead approaching 2 out, clear before last, stayed on strongly, won at Wincanton 2m mdn hdl (4) gd beating Imperial Stargazer (10-9) by 14l, 7 ran.

Ballycool (IRE) 100-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, hmapered 2nd, weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off, 14th of 20, well behind Red Devil Boys (10-12) at Doncaster 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.

Dicey Vows (USA) 33-1 (8-13) Took keen hold and held up towards rear, saddle slipped over 8f out, short lived effort on inside over 2f out, 11th of 12, 21l behind Scary Movie (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar (flat).

Life And Soul (IRE) 3-1 (10-12) Raced keenly, in touch, joined leader 4th, led before 3 out, ridden next, headed between last 2, 4th and one pace last, kept on flat, went 3rd near finish, 3rd of 11, 9l behind Cockney Sparrow (9-12) at Doncaster 2m 4yo nov stks (4) gd in Mar.

Sea Lord (IRE) 9-4 (11-5) Tracked leaders, kept on same pace from 2 out, 3rd of 16, 9l behind Only Orsenfoolsies (10-0) at Catterick 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.

Snow Alert 150-1 (11-3) Mid-division, weakened 4 out, behind when pulled up after next, in a race won by Buthelezi (11-7) at Catterick 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Feb, 15 ran.

Tukitinyasok (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Mid-division, pushed along after 4 out, never dangerous, 6th of 10, well behind Jimmie Brown (10-6) at Wetherby 2m 4yo nov stks (4) gd.

Xclaim 20-1 (10-2) Disputed lead early, tracked leader, lost place over 4f out, soon lost touch, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Lexington Bay (10-9) at York 1m 4f am hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct (flat).

Presenting Juno (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, under pressure over 4f out, weakened over 3f out, 7th of 11, 44l behind Springinherstep (10-12) at Southwell 2m mares n h flat (6) gd in Jul.

Rattlin 25-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, mistake 4th, slipped on bend after next, weakened from 8th, tailed off, last of 7, well behind Danvilla (10-10) at Bangor 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Aug.

Squealy Keely 66-1 (10-9) Mid-division, headway halfway, chased leaders over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 13, 39l behind Mayfair Music (10-7) at Fakenham 2m mrs NH flat (4-7yo) (5) gd.

Alicesam 50-1 (10-1) Held up mid-division in 4th, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 24l behind Bypass (10-1) at Catterick 2m mares n h flat (6) gd in Mar.

Miss Macnamara (IRE) 20-1 (10-0) Always behind, 9th of 13, 27l behind Swaledale Lad (11-0) at Hexham 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs.