Percy Browne Novices' Hurdle 2m 3f

  • (4yo+, 2m 3f, Class 4, 5 runners)
  • Winner £2,599 2nd £763 3rd £382 4th £191
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 33.90s
  • Off time: 15:20:32
Full result
Result 15:20 Exeter
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Ugo 4/1
2nd 1 Jive Master 7 Evsf

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 1121F4
Red, Light Green cap Jive Master (IRE) 173
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 1121F4
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 121
  • Naps:
7 160 11-6 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 121 Evsf
2 751FP3
Purple, large royal blue spots, hooped sleeves and spots on cap Minella King (IRE) 10
  • T:L Corcoran
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: 751FP3
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 108
  • Naps:
10 154 11-0 L Corcoran N Fehily 108 10/3
3 350
LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Private Story (USA) 35
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:Michael Byrne
  • Form: 350
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0t
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 t Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne (5) 105 6/1
4 59U8
ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW sash, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, YELLOW stars, hooped cap Storm Alert 14
  • T:Mrs S Gardner
  • J:L Stephens
  • Form: 59U8
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 Mrs S Gardner L Stephens 50/1
5 7064
Beige, black hoop, armlets and cap Ugo (USA) 22
  • T:Evan Williams
  • J:Adam Wedge
  • Form: 7064
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
4 147 10-7 Evan Williams Adam Wedge (5) 100 4/1

In depth

Verdict

The ex-Irish Minella King only beat one home on his first start for Liam Corcoran at Wincanton. He should strip fitter here but may lack the scope of some of his rivals. Private Story showed promise in his first two starts over hurdles but ran a shocker last time at Southwell and it speaks volumes that Richard Johnson prefers stablemate JIVE MASTER. A winner on fast going at Hereford in August, he's been waiting for this quicker ground and can shrug off a six-month absence to defy his penalty. Ugo was fourth in a Sedgefield handicap three weeks ago but needs to find more to get off the mark here.

Formwatch

Ugo (USA) 15-2 (10-7) Held up in rear, headway to 3rd 2 out, hit last and dropped to 3rd, no extra in 4th close home, 4th of 7, 9l behind Dr Flynn (11-0) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.

Jive Master (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, hit 8th, not fluent 3 out, soon outpaced, weakened after next, 4th of 5, 37l behind Sizing Symphony (11-6) at Cheltenham 2m 5f nh nov hdl (2) gf in Oct.

Private Story (USA) 14-1 (10-11) Always towards rear, 11th of 12, well behind Wordy's Boy (11-2) at Southwell 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Feb.

Storm Alert 66-1 (11-1) In rear, jumped badly left, behind 6th, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Oscar Sunset (11-3) at Hereford 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.

Minella King (IRE) 13-2 (11-1) Led, mistake 3rd, headed 6th, under pressure 3 out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 4, 17l behind Polisky (11-1) at Wincanton 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Mar.