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  • 14:55 Bet With Your Mobile At victorchandler.com Holloway's Hurdle 2m 3f 110y

  • (Grade 2 Limited Handicap) £40,000 added 4yo+ 14 ran
  • Winner £22,804 2nd £8,556 3rd £4,284 4th £2,136
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 4m 41.10s
  • Off time: 15:01:13

Full result

14:55 Ascot Result 22nd January 2011
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st Tiger O'Toole (IRE) 10-5 Paul Moloney Evan Williams 6 40/1
Held up in rear, headway after 3 out, chasing leaders when left in 3rd 2 out, stayed on under pressure to lead close home all out opened 66/1 touched 66/1 £30000-£450
2nd ½ Walkon (FR) 11-10 R Thornton A King 6 12/1
Held up towards rear, headway 3 out, soon chasing leaders, led just after last, hard ridden and headed close home, no extra opened 10/1 touched 12/1
3rd Lough Derg (FR) 11-10 T Scudamore D Pipe 11 8/1
Led until approaching 3rd, remained prominent, led again before 7th, hard ridden when mistake last, soon headed, no extra opened 9/1 touched 10/1
4th 11 Notus De La Tour (FR) 11-3 A P McCoy D Pipe 5 3/1f
Held up towards rear, headway 3 out, stayed on to take moderate 4th approaching last, never troubled leaders opened 11/4 touched 7/2 £3500-£1000 £1400-£400 £1200-£400
5th Shalone 11-3 W Hutchinson A King 7 14/1
Raced in rear, mistake 5th, headway approaching 2 out, never on terms opened 11/1 touched 14/1
6th Soldatino (FR) 11-10 B J Geraghty N J Henderson 5 11/2
Held up in rear, headway approaching 8th, chased leaders 3 out, held when hampered 2 out opened 5/1 touched 13/2 £3500-£500
7th hd Warne's Way (IRE) 10-6 R P Mclernon (3) B G Powell 8 25/1
Held up in touch, lost place 6th, soon no impression opened 33/1 touched 33/1 £10000-£400(x2)
8th ½ Frascati Park (IRE) 10-9 P J Brennan N A Twiston-Davies 7 6/1
Tracked leaders, led approaching 3rd, headed before 7th, soon pushed along, weakening when hampered 2 out opened 8/1 touched 8/1
9th 13 Sire Collonges (FR) 10-4 D A Jacob P F Nicholls 5 8/1
In rear until some headway 3 out, never dangerous opened 8/1 touched 17/2
10th 22 Bygones of Brid (IRE) 11-4 G Lee Karen Mclintock 8 20/1
Held up in touch, hit 5th, pushed along 4 out, soon weakened opened 20/1 touched 20/1
11th Spear Thistle 10-5 S Twiston-Davies (3) C J Mann 9 50/1
Held up in touch, chased leaders 4 out, weakened after next opened 50/1 touched 50/1
12th 61 Advisor (FR) 10-5 Ian Popham (5) P F Nicholls 5 28/1
Pulled hard in mid-division, undere pressure 8th, soon weakened opened 33/1 touched 33/1
F Sophies Trophy (IRE) 10-5 C Bolger P Phelan 6 12/1
Chased leaders, pushed along after 7th, under pressure in 6th when fell 2 out opened 20/1 touched 20/1
F Lucaindubai (IRE) 10-4 D Bass (5) Evan Williams 5 22/1
Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge when fell 2 out opened 40/1 touched 40/1

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £67.60 Tote Place: £13.80,4.60,3.00
Straight Forecast: £429.12 Exacta: £882.90 Trifecta: £5,130.00 Swingers: 1&2:114.80 2&3:20.20 1&3:92.30

Jackpot: £64,597.28 carried forward to Market Rasen, 23rd Jan
Placepot: £18.50, Pool: £161866.12, 6374.97 winning tickets
Quadpot: £11.10, Pool: £10388.97, 687.36 winning tickets

Verdict

The first two home were held up in rear for much of the race suggesting that this was run at a true pace. TIGER O'TOOLE had done most of his racing on faster surfaces but wasn't disgraced behind Mille Chief on heavy ground at Sandown earlier on the month on his first run since finishing in midfield behind Overturn in the Galway Hurdle. He had done little to suggest that he could land a race as competitive as this but made smooth progress from last to come with a well timed challenge having jumped the last and kept on well to repel the persistent Walkon. Walkon has always been held in high regard and looked well handicapped on his second place in the 2009 Triumph Hurdle but was expected to need this first run since April of that year. He was held up in rear, made smooth progress through the field at halfway and kept on well to the line. Alan King has always felt that he was a Champion Hurdle horse and that is his intended target provided that he comes out of this race in one piece but he has a lot of improvement to make in order to bridge the gap but this run should have delighted connections. Lough Derg adopted his customary position towards the head of affairs at a track that he has always saved his best for; he had looked on the way back behind Big Buck's at Newbury and ran a fine race but a bad mistake at the last put paid to his chance. He was 13lbs lower than at the start of last season but can be expected to face a rise back up in the weights following this fine run and will not be easy to place. Notus De La Tour was the morning gamble of the race; he raced towards the rear on the outside of the field in the early stages of the contest before being switched to the inside but lacked the pace to get competitive and stayed on through beaten horses. He has the totesport Trophy at Newbury next month as his next objective and ran a decent trial for that valuable contest on this seasonal reappearance. Shalone had got to within a short-head of Diamond Harry in a bumper in 2008 and had been absent since December 2009. He made a couple of notable mistakes but this was an encouraging return and a step back up in trip looks sure to suit as he lacked the pace to get on terms. Soldatino appeared to be on a fair mark on his Triumph Hurdle defeat of Barizan but had been very keen on his way down to the post. He wasn't as fluent as usual at one or two flights but was moved up through the field by Barry Geraghty after one of those mistakes and made smooth progress to move on to the heels of the leaders with three to jump. He was travelling strongly into the straight before weakening on this seasonal reappearance and was expected to need the run; this was encouraging and it's to be hoped that this run takes some of the freshness out of him. Frascati Park has progressed well in novice events but was found wanting in this grade having been taken on for the lead. Sire Collonges is regarded as a horse for the future by his connections and it would be surprising if this is as good as he is. Lucaindubai and Sophies Trophy were both in the process of running decent races when departing at the second last with the latter paying another compliment to Mille Chief who had brushed him aside at Sandown whilst the former has few miles on the clock and can win again when his sights are lowered.