bet365 Novices' Hurdle 2m 6f 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 6f 110y, Class 4, 12 runners)
  • Winner £2,534 2nd £744 3rd £372 4th £186
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 38.30s
  • Off time: 12:40:30
Full result
Result 12:40 Hereford
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 10 Midnight Appeal 10/3
2nd 1 Return Spring 3 13/8f
3rd 7 Jimmy The Hat 6 20/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 39181
Light Blue, Red stars, Light Blue sleeves Return Spring (IRE) 9
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 39181
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 159 11-5 P J Hobbs R Johnson 13/8f
2 S142-35
Red, white stars, light green sleeves, white stars Cornerhouse Sam (IRE) 200
  • T:Marc Barber
  • J:Michael Byrne
  • Form: S142-35
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 152 10-12 Marc Barber Michael Byrne (5) 100/1
4 2F1411-
Red, Black braces, Black and Red hooped sleeves, quartered cap Fromthetop (IRE) 255
  • T:M Scudamore
  • J:C O'Farrell
  • Form: 2F1411-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 M Scudamore C O'Farrell 18/1
5 78/
Red, Yellow stars, chevrons on sleeves, Red cap Hidden Springs 755
  • T:Ms N M Hugo
  • J:C Poste
  • Form: 78/
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 152 10-12 Ms N M Hugo C Poste 150/1
6 61-F1
Dark Green, Light Green sleeves, Dark Green cap, Light Green spots Highland Retreat 43
  • T:H Fry
  • J:Ryan Mahon
  • Form: 61-F1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 H Fry Ryan Mahon (3) 12/1
7 53/P25-
Orange, White cross belts, Orange sleeves, White spots, Red cap Jimmy The Hat (IRE) 311
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:David England
  • Form: 53/P25-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 N A Twiston-Davies David England 20/1
8 B41-3
Black, Pink stars, armlets and cap Long Wave (IRE) 48
  • T:C E Longsdon
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: B41-3
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 C E Longsdon N Fehily 7/2
9 9-09F
Royal blue and emerald green diabolo, pink sleeves and cap Marico (FR) 28
  • T:T Symonds
  • J:Felix De Giles
  • Form: 9-09F
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 T Symonds Felix De Giles 100/1
10 2321F-4
Yellow, Red spots Midnight Appeal 200
  • T:A King
  • J:R Thornton
  • Form: 2321F-4
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12b
  • OR: 126
  • Naps:
7 152 10-12 b A King R Thornton 126 10/3
11 72-0
Yellow, dark blue chevrons, yellow sleeves, dark blue stars and stars on cap No Duffer 37
  • T:H D Daly
  • J:A Tinkler
  • Form: 72-0
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 H D Daly A Tinkler 33/1
12 22353/P
Orange, Brown disc, Brown cap, Orange spots Raduis Bleu (FR) 6
  • T:Lady S Brooke
  • J:Miss L Brooke
  • Form: 22353/P
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 103
  • Naps:
7 152 10-12 Lady S Brooke Miss L Brooke (7) 103 50/1
13 82-31
Royal Blue, White stripe, striped sleeves, check cap Ravens Brook (IRE) 184
  • T:R Lee
  • J:M G Nolan
  • Form: 82-31
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 R Lee M G Nolan (5) 14/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
3 34-74
Emperor Commodos 1
  • Nag Me
  • T:R Mathew
  • J:D Crosse
  • Form: 34-74
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 1012 R Mathew D Crosse NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Gullinbursti (IRE)
  • T:Miss E C Lavelle
  • J:Jack Doyle
5 11-5 Miss E C Lavelle Jack Doyle 13/8
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In depth

Verdict

Return Spring showed the benefit of his hurdling debut in good company at Chepstow by winning by 14 lengths at Ludlow. He sets a decent standard and should go well again, despite his penalty. Highland Retreat made a winning start under Rules over 3m at Exeter and is another to consider while Midnight Appeal is a five times winner over fences, though this looks like a pipe-opener before he resumes his chasing career. LONG WAVE made a favourable impression when third at Uttoxeter on his hurdles bow in October. He'll strip fitter here and his form in point-to-points stands up to scrutiny - we'll take him to get off the mark today. Cornerhouse Sam, Fromthetop and Ravens Brook are also points winners but lack a recent outing.

Formwatch

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.

Midnight Appeal 7-2 (10-12) Tracked leaders, not fluent 4th, every chance approaching 2 out, no extra flat, 4th of 10, 7l behind Victor Leudorum (11-5) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in May.

Return Spring (IRE) 9-4fav (10-12) Held up in mid-division, headway approaching 7th, went 2nd next, led before 3 out, clear 2 out, easily, won at Ludlow 2m 5f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) sft in Nov beating Third Of The Third (10-12) by 14l, 8 ran.

Jimmy The Hat (IRE) 6-4 (12-0) 5th of 14, 13l behind No Pain No Gain (12-0) at Charing 3m ptp gd in Jan.

Highland Retreat 10-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders, joined leader 8th, led narrowly 4 out, ridden and headed narrowly flat, rallied to regain lead post, won at Exeter 2m 7f am nov hdl (4) gs in Oct beating Alberobello (10-10) by hd, 8 ran.

Raduis Bleu (FR) 33-1 (11-5) Raced wide first two, tracked leaders, lost place after 7th, pulled up 4 out, in a race won by Okafranca (10-4) at Taunton 3m nov hcp 0-115 (4) sft in Nov, 11 ran.

Ravens Brook (IRE) 3-1 (12-0) Ww, prog 3out, ld 2out, row, won at Ballingarry 3m ire ptp in Jun beating Ibetellingyoualie (12-0) by 6l, 13 ran.

No Duffer 9-2 (11-0) Prominent, took keen hold, mistake 6th, not fluent next, weakened before 8th, tailed off, 10th of 12, well behind Hollow Penny (11-0) at Bangor 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gs in Oct.

Long Wave (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, jumped right 2nd, closed 4th, went 2nd after next, ridden 3 out, one pace in 3rd when not fluent last, 3rd of 5, 8l behind Grouse Lodge (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Oct.

Fromthetop (IRE) 5-4 (12-0) Chsd ldrs, 4th & mstk 5out, ld aftr 2out, so flat, snugly, won at Liscarroll 3m ire ptp gd in Mar beating Ardkilly Witness (12-0) by 1l, 15 ran.

Hidden Springs 100-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 3f out, 8th of 14, 24l behind Chasing Aces (11-2) at Ludlow 2m NH flat (5) gs in Nov '10.

Marico (FR) 150-1 (10-12) Held up mid-division on outer, pushed along and weakened before 7th, tailed off before 5 out, soon fell, in a race won by Duke Of Monmouth (10-5) at Warwick 3m 1f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov, 10 ran.

Cornerhouse Sam (IRE) 11-2 (12-0) (tt) mists; went 3rd 15; wknd nxt, 5th of 11, 17l behind Moscow Me (11-7) at Lower Machen 3m ptp gs in May.