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
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Quadpot: £37.30, Pool: £12335.36, 244.57 winning tickets
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.