E.B.F./Follow Us On Twitter At BetVictorRacing 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle (Qualifier) 2m 4f

  • (4-7yo, 2m 4f, Class 4, 9 runners)
  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 36.60s
  • Off time: 12:21:06
Full result
Result 12:20 Ayr
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Green Flag 5/6f
2nd 3 Ballybogey 10 10/1
3rd 7 Romany Ryme 28/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 112-121
Royal Blue, White cross belts, Royal Blue and Yellow chevrons on sleeves Green Flag (IRE) 32
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:P Buchanan
  • Form: 112-121
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 130 5/6f
2 6044/
Yellow, Black triple diamond, Black sleeves, Yellow diamonds and diamonds on cap Ballet D'anges (FR) 785
  • T:W Amos
  • J:Brian Harding
  • Form: 6044/
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 156 11-2 W Amos Brian Harding 66/1
3 P-
ROYAL BLUE, white stars Ballybogey (IRE) 452
  • T:J J Lambe
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: P-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 156 11-2 J J Lambe A P McCoy 10/1
4 1-12
Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Baltimoar (IRE) 39
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 1-12
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 156 11-2 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 6/4
5 80
Royal Blue, Yellow sash, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue stars and star on cap Here's To Harry 32
  • T:N W Alexander
  • J:Lucy Alexander
  • Form: 80
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 N W Alexander Lucy Alexander (3) 80/1
6 P2-
Dark blue, white chevrons, striped sleeves, hooped cap Old Devereux (IRE) 297
  • T:M Todhunter
  • J:J Reveley
  • Form: P2-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 156 11-2 M Todhunter J Reveley 28/1
7 5721-13
MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Romany Ryme 231
  • T:J Wade
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form: 5721-13
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 156 11-2 J Wade B Hughes 28/1
8 856-U6
SAXE BLUE, YELLOW armlets, BLUE and RED quartered cap Yourlookinathim (IRE) 17
  • T:J S Goldie
  • J:Henry Brooke
  • Form: 856-U6
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 156 11-2 J S Goldie Henry Brooke 40/1
9 620-5
Light Green, Pink chevron, White sleeves, Pink stars, Pink cap She Will Rock You (IRE) 24
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 620-5
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 149 10-9 Miss Lucinda V Russell S Twiston-Davies 16/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Nuts N Bolts
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:P Buchanan
6 11-8 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 13/10
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In depth

Verdict

GREEN FLAG is very much at home on heavy ground, as he proved when beating three previous winners in a better race over 2m6f at Newcastle a month ago. Lucinda Russell's charge is fancied to give the weight away to another former pointer, Baltimoar, who makes his hurdling debut today. Romany Ryme has also won between the flags but hasn't shown much so far under Rules while She Will Rock You, a stablemate of the selection, also needs to improve. Old Devereux may be best of the rest but might need this.

Formwatch

Green Flag (IRE) 9-2 (11-3) Tracked leaders in 3rd, led 3 out, clear 2 out, pressed after last, edged left run-in, asserted towards finish, won at Newcastle 2m 6f nh nov hdl (2) hvy in Dec beating Maggio (11-6) by 2 1/4l, 4 ran.

Ballybogey (IRE) 2-1 (12-0) Twrds rr, b mstk 1/2 way, nev involved, pu last, in a race won by Hey R Fella (11-4) at Taylorstown 3m ire ptp sft in Oct '11, 13 ran.

Romany Ryme 9-4 (11-7) Tracked leader to 9th, ridden after 4 out, one pace from 3 out, in 3rd when blundered 2 out, no impression, 3rd of 5, 17l behind Tommysteel (11-13) at Perth 2m 4f nov hts chs (6) gd in May.

She Will Rock You (IRE) 9-2 (10-10) Mistake 1st, chased leading pair until outpaced approaching last (normal 3 out), 5th of 6, 32l behind Lucematic (10-10) at Kelso 2m 6f mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.

Yourlookinathim (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, struggling 4 out, soon lost touch, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Imperial Vic (11-5) at Musselburgh 3m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.

Ballet D'anges (FR) 16-1 (10-5) Held up in touch, ridden after 4 out and struggling, a remote 4th 2 out, never dangerous, 4th of 12, well behind Carpincho (10-12) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov '10.

Baltimoar (IRE) 4-11fav (11-7) Tracked leader, led 4f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, kept on and no chance with winner, 2nd of 5, 11l behind Ballyben (10-4) at Haydock 2m NH flat (4) sft in Nov.

Here's To Harry 33-1 (10-11) Mid-division, weakened from 4 out, 12th of 15, well behind Woodpole Academy (11-0) at Newcastle 2m NH Maiden Hurdle (4-6yo) (5) hvy in Dec.

Old Devereux (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Mid div, 5th & mstk 5out, fair 4th aftr 4out & lft 2nd 2out, 2l 2nd & mstk last, ld brfly early flat, no ex, 2nd of 12, 2l behind Tothemoonandback (11-7) at Dromahane 2m ire ptp sft in Mar.