Jumps Ten To Follow 01.12.2020
This week’s update includes:
- An impressive win for the most popular horse in this year’s competition
- Two days of top tier racing at Newbury
- A potential Grand National horse
Friday 27th November—Newbury
Ladbrokes Committed To Safer Gambling Novices’ Chase (Grade 2)—Caribean Boy
Ladbrokes Long Distance Hurdle (Grade 2)—Thyme Hill
There was a stellar cast for the Long Distance Hurdle at Newbury on Friday with Paisley Park, McFabulous, Thyme Hill and 2020 Stayers’ Hurdle winner Lisnagar Oscar all lining up for the prize. The race didn’t disappoint with the three main horses in the market all putting in good runs, and it was Thyme White who came out on top, scoring 30 points for 36 teams.
Saturday 28th November—Newbury & Newcastle
Play Ladbrokes 5-A-Side On Football Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle (Listed Race)—Pink Sheets
Ladbrokes John Francome Novices’ Chase (Grade 2)—Next Destination
Ladbrokes Committed To Safer Gambling Intermediate Hurdle (Listed Race)—Floressa
Ladbrokes Trophy Chase (Grade 3)—Cloth Cap
Betfair Fighting Fifth Hurdle (Grade 1)—Epatante
Betfair Exchange Rehearsal Handicap Chase—Yorkhill
Next Destination was the first point scorer at Newbury on Saturday, staying on best to land the Grade 2 contest. Well done to Trevor Shaw and Mervyn Broom who scored 30 points for the pick. Floressa struck next, staying clear of traffic problems by making all to win by just over a length to score 20 points for Grenville Davies. Performance of the day at Newbury has to go to Cloth Cap who ran his rivals ragged in the feature race, putting in some stunning leaps to win by a comfortable ten lengths. He now looks set to be another exciting Grand National horse for owner Trevor Hemmings.
Up at Newcastle there was drama in this year’s Fighting Fifth Hurdle as Not So Sleepy unseated his rider at the first and then went on to carry out Silver Streak at the next! There were no problems for Champion Hurdle winner Epatante though as she stalked Sceau Royal around the track and then quickened beautiful to easily breeze past and land the race. This result scored 35 points for 156 teams.
Trevor Shaw remains our competition leader on 120 points, the full standings can be viewed here.
|Trevor Shaw (4)||140|
|Ray Horne (2)||130|
|Ray Horne (6)||130|
|Colin Spencer (1)||115|
|David Walters (2)||115|
|Penny Waddell (2)||115|
|Alan A. Jones (2)||115|
|Keith Randall (3)||100|
|Paul Timms (4)||90|
|Paul Timms (1)||90|