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Southwell

  • 13:30 Betfred Goals Galore Maiden Hurdle2m 4f 110y

  • £3,000 added 4yo+ 12 ran
  • Winner £1,949 2nd £572 3rd £286 4th £143
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 5m 26.20s
  • Off time: 13:32:24

Full result

13:30 Southwell Result 15th December 2013
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st Red Sherlock 11-0 T Scudamore D Pipe 4 4/9f
Tracked leader, challenged after 3 out, led going well approaching next, clear when ridden before last, comfortably opened 2/5 touched 4/9
2nd 14 Canuspotit 11-0 Matt Crawley (5) Mrs L Wadham 6 33/1
Mid-division, headway 8th, chased leading pair after 3 out, driven next, stayed on to take 2nd approaching last where not fluent, no chance with winner opened 33/1 touched 33/1
3rd 6 Truckers Steel (IRE) 11-0 P J Brennan T R George 5 3/1
Led, driven and joined after 3 out, headed approaching last, kept on same pace, no chance with winner when lost 2nd before last opened 4/1 touched 4/1
4th 16 Cusheen Bridge (IRE) 11-0 A Pogson C T Pogson 5 25/1
Mid-division in touch, headway on outside 3 out, went 4th before next, plugged on same pace, no chance with leaders opened 25/1 touched 25/1
5th ¾ In The Gate (IRE) 11-0 N D Fehily C E Longsdon 5 9/1
Mid-division, outpaced after 3 out, soon weakened opened 8/1 touched 9/1
6th 18 Badger Wood 11-0 David England G R I Smyly 4 10/1
In touch on outside, outpaced 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off opened 10/1 touched 10/1
7th 15 Lecale Lad (IRE) 11-0 Michael Byrne (3) Tim Vaughan 6 50/1
Held up in rear, ridden 3 out, never dangerous, tailed off opened 50/1 touched 50/1
8th 20 Palmarrick (IRE) 11-0 Harry Haynes N Kent 6 100/1
Tracked leaders, driven and lost place after 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off opened 80/1 touched 100/1
PU Nowdoro 11-0 D C Costello Miss J A Camacho 4 20/1
In touch on inside, reminder after 6th, lost place 8th, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out opened 20/1 touched 20/1
PU Amber Flush 10-7 Trevor Whelan (3) T Symonds 4 100/1
Always behind, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out opened 100/1 touched 100/1
PU Secret Island 10-7 C Poste A Day 4 100/1
Always behind, struggling 6th, lost touch and pulled up before next opened 100/1 touched 100/1
F Retroson (IRE) 11-0 L Treadwell M Scudamore 5 66/1
Held up towards rear, outpaced 3 out, no chance when fell next opened 66/1 touched 66/1
NR Daveron (IRE) 11-0 Nick Scholfield J Scott 5
NR High Aspirations (IRE) 11-0 Josh Wall (7) M Blake 5

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £0.00 Tote Place: ££1.10,£7.20,£1.40
Straight Forecast: £0.00 Exacta: £0.00 Trifecta: £0.00 Swingers: 1&2:£11.20 2&3:£18.00 1&3:£1.10

Jackpot: £7,448.50, Pool: £118967.22, 11.34 winning tickets
Placepot: £10.40, Pool: £75846.53, 5307.41 winning tickets
Quadpot: £3.60, Pool: £7576.19, 1521.34 winning tickets

Verdict

A decent bit of placing by the connections of the still unbeaten RED SHERLOCK who made an exemplary start to his hurdling career. His bumper form was boosted twice this week with victories from The Skyfarmer and Wadswick Court and his bubble has not yet burst. Main market rival Truckers Steel failed to pose any serious threat and he was simply far too strong for this opposition, pulling away in the straight. It was interesting to see the four year old introduced over this trip but this wouldn't be the most demanding circuit and, as a half-brother to the useful two mile winning hurdler Swing Bowler, he shouldn't lack the speed to be effective when dropped back to two miles as seems likely. A top price 20/1 for the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle appears perfectly fair given both the high regard in which he's held and the level of form that he has shown thus far. There was a long way back to Canuspotit who may have benefited from being ridden with more restraint than those who tried to match strides with the winner but he should find his niche in handicaps. In similar vein, the run of Truckers Steel can be upgraded a touch and he should have little difficulty winning an average novice. Badger Wood disappointed but he appeared to have quite a hard race at Taunton and it's possible that this came too quickly for him; he can be given another chance and it looks well worth connections experimenting with a drop in trip.