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  • 12:55 Sportingbet Novices' Hurdle2m 110y

  • £9,000 added 4yo+ 9 ran
  • Winner £5,630 2nd £1,663 3rd £832 4th £416
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 3m 59.50s
  • Off time: 12:55:25

Full result

12:55 Newbury Result 26th November 2011
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st Prospect Wells (FR) 11-5 R Walsh P F Nicholls 6 1/2f
Held up, headway 3rd, challenged going well approaching 2 out, led last, shaken up and idled flat, ridden to assert towards finish, comfortably opened 8/13 touched 4/6 £4000-£6000 £600-£900 £400-£600 £400-£650 £369-£600 £600-£1050 £400-£700(x2) £800-£1500
2nd 4 All The Aces (IRE) 11-0 B J Geraghty N J Henderson 6 11/4
Tracked leader after 1st until approaching 3rd, pushed along after 3 out, led before next, ridden and headed last, stayed on, no impression on winner opened 5/2 touched 11/4 £2750-£1000
3rd 9 Carrigmorna King (IRE) 11-0 R Johnson P J Hobbs 5 7/1
Prominent, took keen hold, went 2nd before 3rd, mistake 3 out, demoted to close 3rd when mistake next, soon no impression on front pair, one pace opened 7/1 touched 8/1
4th 16 North Cape (USA) 11-0 W Kennedy A J Lidderdale 5 20/1
Led, ridden and headed when mistake 2 out, weakening when hit last opened 20/1 touched 22/1
5th 21 Able Deputy 11-0 Charles Greene (7) K C Bailey 4 66/1
Held up, headway 3rd, not fluent 5th, outpaced by leaders before 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off opened 66/1 touched 66/1
6th 19 Billion Dollar Kid 11-0 Jack Doyle Miss J S Davis 6 25/1
Tracked leaders on outside, not fluent 1st, gradually lost place before next, behind from 5th, tailed off opened 25/1 touched 25/1
7th 11 Carriglea Wood (IRE) 11-0 Samuel Welton (10) C J Mann 5 66/1
In rear, not fluent 1st, behind from next, tailed off opened 100/1 touched 100/1
8th 16 Dr Rock (IRE) 11-0 N Fehily E Fehily 8 20/1
Tracked leaders, lost place after 2nd, behind 5th, tailed off opened 25/1 touched 25/1
PU Wisecraic 11-0 J M Davies J S Moore 4 66/1
Towards rear, mistake 3rd, ridden and lost touch 5th, pulled up before 2 out opened 66/1 touched 80/1
NR Shinko Moon 11-0 Ryan Mahon (3) Jamie Snowden 4

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £1.50 Tote Place: £1.10,1.20,1.50
Straight Forecast: £2.33 Exacta: £2.30 Trifecta: £3.60 Swingers: 1&2:1.40 2&3:2.80 1&3:1.60

Jackpot: £28,514.30 carried forward to Carlisle, 27th Nov
Placepot: £118.60, Pool: £158570.66, 975.99 winning tickets
Quadpot: £37.30, Pool: £12335.36, 244.57 winning tickets

Verdict

A smooth success for PROSPECT WELLS to advertise not only his own claims but those of Steps To Freedom who got the better of the Sadler's Wells gelding in graded company at Cheltenham a fortnight ago. There was very little strength in depth to this novice hurdle although the runner-up had been the subject of good reports in dispatches from Seven Barrows. North Cape did enough in taking the field along to two out to think that he can win races at a lesser level on a sharper track but the 'big three' were left to fight it out heading to the last. Prospect Wells always looked to be travelling the better of the trio, jumped the last well and only needed one smack to quicken clear. A smart sort on the Flat, his hurdling is improving with experience and there should be more to come. His trainer believes that he tends to idle in front and that he will be seen to better effect in a more strongly run race; he is likely to be put away after one more start before being brought back for the spring festivals. All The Aces, a Listed winner and Group Three placed, had reportedly pleased connections at home and this was an encouraging start to his hurdling career. He was without a win on the level since 2009 having missed the whole of 2010 but had returned at somewhere near his best in that sphere. There was no disgrace in this defeat by a smart sort and he shouldn't be long in opening his account. It was no surprise that these two decent Flat racers had too much speed for Irish point winner Carrigmorna King but the third home was still right there two out. This was a very pleasing introduction and he can put this experience to good use when stepped up in trip.