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SANDOWN PARK 0230

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EXETER

| Going: HEAVY | Briefing

SANDOWN PARK

| Going: Chase course: GOOD to SOFT, Hurdles course: SOFT | Briefing

SEDGEFIELD

| Going: SOFT | Briefing

CHELMSFORD CITY

| Going: ALL-WEATHER SLOW | Briefing

DUNDALK

| Going: ALL-WEATHER SLOW | Briefing
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2:30 Friday 08 December 2017

BALLYMORE NOVICES' HURDLE (Winter) (Grade 2) (1)

Distance : 2m 3f 173y
Prize : £17,085 Age : 4yo+ Race Type : Hurdle Going : Soft
Race Type : Hurdle
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Running Notes
Pos Pos Btn Horse Name Horse Name TFR Tfig Jockey Age Wgt ISP ISP BSP Hi/Lo
Pedigree Jockey & Trainer Trainer (Equip) (OR) (Place) BSP
1 1 Nico de Boinville silk 2. ON THE BLIND SIDE (IRE) 2. ON THE BLIND SIDE (IRE) -15 <
151
131 Nico de Boinville 5 11-5 6/52.2f 6/52.2f BSP
Nico de Boinville silk bg STOWAWAY - SUCH A SET UP (IRE) SUPREME LEADER J: Nico de Boinville
T: Nicky Henderson
Age: 5 Wgt: 11-5
Nicky Henderson
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had had to work to win at Cheltenham last time, but had clearly learnt loads from that and looked a novice out of the top drawer in following up in much more taking fashion; tracked pace, shaken up early in straight, led soon after, quickened clear before last, kept on well run-in, impressive; likely to take plenty of beating wherever he goes, with the Challow Hurdle the obvious next step, the Baring Bingham reportedly his Cheltenham Festival aim.
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2 2 Richard Johnson silk 9 7. SPRINGTOWN LAKE (IRE) 7. SPRINGTOWN LAKE (IRE) 0 <
136
116 Richard Johnson 5 11-0 10/111 10/111 BSP
Richard Johnson silk bg GAMUT (IRE) - SPRIGHTLY GAL (IRE) OLD VIC J: Richard Johnson
T: Philip Hobbs
Age: 5 Wgt: 11-0
Philip Hobbs
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was no match for the winner, but confirmed the improved form he was in the process of showing last time, clearly a useful hurdler in his own right; led, shaken up straight, headed before 2 out, left behind by winner between last 2; he's clearly good enough to win again over hurdles.
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3 3 David Bass silk 11 6. RED RIVER (IRE) 6. RED RIVER (IRE) -4 <
125
105 David Bass 4 11-0 4/15 4/15 BSP
David Bass silk chg BENEFICIAL - SOCKER TOPPEN (IRE) GREAT PALM (USA) J: David Bass
T: Kim Bailey
Age: 4 Wgt: 11-0 Eq: (t)
Kim Bailey (t)
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strong in betting against the favourite, in first-time tongue strap, faced much more of a slog than he had at Wincanton, even though over a slightly shorter trip, and he didn't appear so well suited by it, shaping better than the bare result; prominent, travelled well, shaken up before 2 out, left behind by first 2 soon after; remains capable of better and one to be interested in again.
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4 4 Harry Skelton silk 5 4. MARLEY FIRTH (IRE) 4. MARLEY FIRTH (IRE) -5 <
119
99 Harry Skelton 5 11-0 14/115 14/115 BSP
Harry Skelton silk bg FLEMENSFIRTH (USA) - MERRILL GAYE (IRE) ROSELIER (FR) J: Harry Skelton
T: Dan Skelton
Age: 5 Wgt: 11-0
Dan Skelton
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upped in trip, built on debut promise to a large extent, just finding this grade a little too hot after just one run in a point and another over hurdles; held up, shaken up early in straight, left behind soon after, fourth when mistake last; open to further improvement.
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5 5 Harry Cobden silk 6 3. DYNAMITE DOLLARS (FR) 3. DYNAMITE DOLLARS (FR) +11 <
113
93 Harry Cobden 4 11-0 12/113 12/113 BSP
Harry Cobden silk b or brg BUCK'S BOUM (FR) - MACADOUN (FR) CARDOUN (FR) J: Harry Cobden
T: Paul Nicholls
Age: 4 Wgt: 11-0
Paul Nicholls
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upped in trip, wasn't disgraced, and would have run closer to form still without a late blunder; prominent, took keen hold, pressed leader circuit out, shaken up 3 out, left behind before next, blundered last; should stay beyond 17f.
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6 6 Lizzie Kelly silk 7 1. DIAMANT BLEU (FR) 1. DIAMANT BLEU (FR) +4 <
111
91 Lizzie Kelly 4 11-5 66/167 66/167 BSP
Lizzie Kelly silk bg MONTMARTRE (FR) - CATE BLEUE (FR) KATOWICE (FR) J: Lizzie Kelly
T: Nick Williams
Age: 4 Wgt: 11-5
Nick Williams
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had run to just a fairly useful level in France earlier in the year since his debut in Britain and was well held after 5 months off, clearly not up to the task, particularly carrying a penalty for a win at Auteuil; held up, not fluent first, second, labouring after fifth, lost touch home turn.
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7 7 Aidan Coleman silk 13 8. WHITE MOON (GER) 8. WHITE MOON (GER) +30 <
91
71 Aidan Coleman 5 11-0 7/24.5 7/24.5 BSP
Aidan Coleman silk grg SHOLOKHOV (IRE) - WESTALIN (GER) STERNKOENIG (IRE) J: Aidan Coleman
T: Colin Tizzard
Age: 5 Wgt: 11-0 Eq: (t)
Colin Tizzard (t)
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more a chaser than a hurdler in physique, had looked highly promising in winning both his previous starts and clearly didn't give his running, soon in trouble when the pace increased, though nothing amiss coming to light immediately afterwards; patiently ridden, ridden 3 out, soon done with; well worth another chance.
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Non Runners: MULCAHYS HILL (IRE). Hurdles: 9. Race Distance Adjustment: +30 yds

Winning Owner: Mr A. D. Spence

Time: 4m 59.5s Closing Sectional: (5.75f): 88.60s (98.2%)

A cracking renewal of this Grade 2 in prospect, 4 of the 7 unbeaten, a couple of the others also looking highly promising, that the race was blown apart in such taking fashion to be viewed very positively, On The Blind Side's performance matched or bettered in the race this century only by Inglis Drever and the 2011 first and second, Fingal Bay and Simonsig, 2 of those 3 going on to show themselves top class.

ON THE BLIND SIDE (IRE) had had to work to win at Cheltenham last time, but had clearly learnt loads from that and looked a novice out of the top drawer in following up in much more taking fashion; tracked pace, shaken up early in straight, led soon after, quickened clear before last, kept on well run-in, impressive; likely to take plenty of beating wherever he goes, with the Challow Hurdle the obvious next step, the Baring Bingham reportedly his Cheltenham Festival aim.

SPRINGTOWN LAKE (IRE) was no match for the winner, but confirmed the improved form he was in the process of showing last time, clearly a useful hurdler in his own right; led, shaken up straight, headed before 2 out, left behind by winner between last 2; he's clearly good enough to win again over hurdles.

RED RIVER (IRE) strong in betting against the favourite, in first-time tongue strap, faced much more of a slog than he had at Wincanton, even though over a slightly shorter trip, and he didn't appear so well suited by it, shaping better than the bare result; prominent, travelled well, shaken up before 2 out, left behind by first 2 soon after; remains capable of better and one to be interested in again.

MARLEY FIRTH (IRE) upped in trip, built on debut promise to a large extent, just finding this grade a little too hot after just one run in a point and another over hurdles; held up, shaken up early in straight, left behind soon after, fourth when mistake last; open to further improvement.

DYNAMITE DOLLARS (FR) upped in trip, wasn't disgraced, and would have run closer to form still without a late blunder; prominent, took keen hold, pressed leader circuit out, shaken up 3 out, left behind before next, blundered last; should stay beyond 17f.

DIAMANT BLEU (FR) had run to just a fairly useful level in France earlier in the year since his debut in Britain and was well held after 5 months off, clearly not up to the task, particularly carrying a penalty for a win at Auteuil; held up, not fluent first, second, labouring after fifth, lost touch home turn.

WHITE MOON (GER) more a chaser than a hurdler in physique, had looked highly promising in winning both his previous starts and clearly didn't give his running, soon in trouble when the pace increased, though nothing amiss coming to light immediately afterwards; patiently ridden, ridden 3 out, soon done with; well worth another chance.