Support The Pilgrims Hospices Novices' Hurdle 2m 4f 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 4f 110y, Class 4, 9 runners)
  • Winner £2,738 2nd £798 3rd £399
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 39.80s
  • Off time: 13:00:14
Full result
Result 13:00 Folkestone
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Minella For Steak 6/4f
2nd 9 Old Dreams 10/1
3rd 1 Beforeall 9 6/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 P-913
Emerald green and orange (halved), quartered cap Beforeall (IRE) 25
  • T:O Sherwood
  • J:L Aspell
  • Form: P-913
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 O Sherwood L Aspell 6/1
2 27-
Maroon, dark green sleeves, maroon stars, dark green cap Boy Of Boru (IRE) 279
  • T:Mrs D Grissell
  • J:S Thomas
  • Form: 27-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 Mrs D Grissell S Thomas 22/1
3 7-9
Emerald Green, Purple armlets Browns Brook (IRE) 29
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:L Treadwell
  • Form: 7-9
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 33/1
4 34-7
Yellow, Black and Yellow hooped sleeves, Yellow cap, Black spots Emperor Commodos 35
  • T:R Mathew
  • J:D Crosse
  • Form: 34-7
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 R Mathew D Crosse 66/1
5 1/
Pink, pink cap, royal blue spots Minella For Steak (IRE) 647
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 1/
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 6/4f
6 P/1-2
Dark Green, Royal Blue diamond Portrait Emotion (IRE) 25
  • T:G L Moore
  • J:Joshua Moore
  • Form: P/1-2
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 G L Moore Joshua Moore (3) 2/1
7 P3-54
Maroon, Light Blue and Brown hooped sleeves, quartered cap Quadrato (GER) 24
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:Michael Byrne
  • Form: P3-54
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne (5) 25/1
8
Purple and pink (quartered), pink sleeves, purple stars, purple cap, pink star The Royal Brompton
  • T:Mrs S J Humphrey
  • J:Charlie Huxley
  • Form:
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 Mrs S J Humphrey Charlie Huxley 33/1
9 3-313
Black, yellow star, yellow and black diabolo on sleeves, black cap, yellow star Old Dreams (IRE) 14
  • T:N J Gifford
  • J:Tom Cannon
  • Form: 3-313
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 145 10-5 N J Gifford Tom Cannon (3) 10/1

In depth

Verdict

It's almost two years since the nicely-bred Minella For Steak won a Durrow point-to-point and he may need this. Bumper winner Old Dreams was third on his hurdling debut over a longer trip here two weeks ago but still beaten 28 lengths and more is needed. Much more interesting is Portrait Emotion, only beaten a head on his first start under Rules at Fontwell and open to plenty of improvement. Oliver Sherwood has his string firing on all cylinders, however, and the switch to hurdles should see BEFOREALL in a better light. Another winning pointer, who couldn't quicken when favourite for a Fontwell bumper last month but was only beaten half-a-length and could be a decent prospect.

Formwatch

Minella For Steak (IRE) 5-2 (11-7) Tr ldrs, 2nd 1/2way, led after 3out, ko strongly run-in, won at Durrow 2m ire ptp sft in Feb '11 beating Folsom Blue (11-7) by 4l, 8 ran.

Old Dreams (IRE) 10-3 (10-12) Jumped left, led and bumped 1st, soon headed, close up, not fluent 5th, challenged 3 out, weakened approaching last, 3rd of 11, 28l behind Umadachar (10-12) at Folkestone 2m 6f mdn hdl (5) sft in Nov.

Beforeall (IRE) 9-4fav (11-2) Led, ridden and headed well over 1f out, rallied inside final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 10, nk behind Ourmanmassini (11-2) at Fontwell 2m 2f NH flat (6) gs in Nov.

Emperor Commodos 40-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, went 2nd and hit 6th, lost 2nd and weakened rapidly well before 2 out, tailed off, 7th of 9, 40l behind Swampfire (11-5) at Taunton 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.

Quadrato (GER) 33-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Foggy's Wall (11-4) at Wincanton 2m NH flat (6) gs in Nov.

Browns Brook (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, reminder after 4th, in touch at back of main group when not fluent 3 out, no impression, 9th of 12, 23l behind Pendra (11-0) at Plumpton 2m mdn hdl (5) sft in Nov.

Portrait Emotion (IRE) 4-1 (10-9) Led, not fluent 1st, jumped slowly 3rd, not fluent 5th, ridden and joined 2 out, bumped and headed last, still every chance when carried left flat, bumped towards finish, just held, 2nd of 10, hd behind Young Hurricane (10-6) at Fontwell 2m 4f 4yo nov stks (4) gs in Nov.

Boy Of Boru (IRE) 2-1fav (11-2) Chased leaders, pushed along over 4f out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 37l behind According To Trev (11-2) at Folkestone 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Feb.

The Royal Brompton Kayf Tara gelding out of Goldenswift.