Knighton Novices' Hurdle 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, Class 4, 12 runners)
  • Winner £2,534 2nd £744 3rd £372 4th £186
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
1 46-3213
Dark green, light blue hoops, dark green sleeves Pearls Legend 43
  • T:J L Spearing
  • J:J E Moore
  • Form: 46-3213
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
5 159 11-5 J L Spearing J E Moore 117
2 58-2441
Maroon, White triple diamond, halved sleeves, White cap Tealissio 17
  • T:Mrs L Wadham
  • J:L Aspell
  • Form: 58-2441
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 119
  • Naps:
6 159 11-5 Mrs L Wadham L Aspell 119
3 307/
Royal Blue, Light Blue stars, striped sleeves Aldiva 624
  • T:Mrs Caroline Bailey
  • J:Adam Wedge
  • Form: 307/
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 Mrs Caroline Bailey Adam Wedge (3)
4 9
Emerald green and royal blue (quartered), royal blue stars on sleeves, emerald green cap, royal blue star Anton Dolin (IRE) 10
  • T:Dr R D P Newland
  • J:Christopher Ward
  • Form: 9
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 Dr R D P Newland Christopher Ward (7)
5 3-3
RED, BLACK armlets Best Director (IRE) 202
  • T:H D Daly
  • J:T J O'Brien
  • Form: 3-3
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 H D Daly T J O'Brien
6
Black, black and maroon striped cap Canon Row (IRE) 632
  • T:J P Ferguson
  • J:Jack Quinlan
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 J P Ferguson Jack Quinlan (3)
7 80P0
Light Blue, large Royal Blue spots, sleeves and cap Generous John 21
  • T:A Middleton
  • J:Mark Marris
  • Form: 80P0
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 t A Middleton Mark Marris (10)
8 F21-
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Musical Knight (IRE) 235
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:R P Mclernon
  • Form: F21-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon
9 8/
Dark Blue, Red epaulets, halved sleeves Paxford Junior 868
  • T:A Middleton
  • J:C Poste
  • Form: 8/
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 t A Middleton C Poste
10 0-52
ROYAL BLUE, WHITE star, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, WHITE stars and stars on cap Softsong (FR) 23
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 0-52
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 P J Hobbs R Johnson 120
11 7U
WHITE and DARK BLUE stripes, diamonds on sleeves Lisselan Pleasure (USA) 7
  • T:B J Llewellyn
  • J:Donal Fahy
  • Form: 7U
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-5t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 145 10-5 t B J Llewellyn Donal Fahy
12 P
Orange, Emerald Green Cross of Lorraine and armlets, Emerald Green and Orange quartered cap Turn The Tide 21
  • T:D L Williams
  • J:D Crosse
  • Form: P
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 145 10-5 D L Williams D Crosse

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Phoenix Flight (IRE)
  • T:H J Evans
  • J:A P McCoy
6 11-5 H J Evans A P McCoy 4/7
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In depth

Verdict

Worcester winner Pearls Legend floundered under a penalty at Fontwell last time and recent C&D winner Tealissio has 7lb extra to carry as a consequence. SOFTSONG may take advantage as he found only Valdez too good at Huntingdon last time and looks set to open his account over hurdles. Point-to-point winner Musical Knight is worth noting on his debut under Rules while Flat winner Anton Dolin will have benefited for the experience of a hurdling debut at Ludlow last month. Best Director and Canon Row are others to keep an eye on in the betting on their first start over timber.

Formwatch

Pearls Legend 9-2 (11-5) Settled towards rear but in touch, headway 5th, every chance 3 out, weakened next, modest 3rd, 3rd of 6, 49l behind Easter Day (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Oct.

Tealissio 5-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, challenged 3 out, soon led, clear when not fluent last, stayed on well, won at Leicester 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov beating Benefit Cut (10-12) by 6l, 9 ran.

Aldiva 33-1 (11-2) Held up mid-division, headway 4f out on inner, outpaced over 2f out, kept on same pace and no impression, 7th of 10, 8l behind Ballyclough (10-4) at Haydock 2m nhf (5) gd in Mar '11.

Anton Dolin (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, not fluent 1st, brief effort when hampered after 6th, soon weakened, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Zarzal (11-0) at Ludlow 2m mdn hdl (5) sft in Nov.

Best Director (IRE) 5-1 (10-12) Held up in mid-division, headway 3f out, ridden over 1f out, edged left and went 3rd inside final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 14, 7l behind Vinnie My Boy (10-12) at Aintree 2m 1f NH flat (6) gs in May.

Canon Row (IRE) (9-2) 98th of 13, 16l behind Gaily Game (9-2) at Saint-cloud(FR) 1m 2f stk sft in Mar '11 (flat).

Generous John 200-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, took keen hold, mistake 4th, behind next, tailed off, last of 15, well behind Karazhan (11-0) at Ludlow 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Nov.

Musical Knight (IRE) 2-1 (12-0) Pr, ld 4th, hdd 6th, ld 2nd app str, kow to ld run-in, won at Kilmallock 3m ire ptp gs in Apr beating Credos Island (12-0) by 1l, 10 ran.

Paxford Junior 20-1 (11-0) In rear, pushed along over 5f out, well beaten over 4f out, tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind Hallmark Harry (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) gd in Jul '10.

Softsong (FR) 7-4 (10-12) Keen towards rear, headway 4th, ridden to chase winner 3 out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 13, 3l behind Valdez (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.

Lisselan Pleasure (USA) 40-1 (10-7) Held up, took keen hold, jumped left, stumbled and unseated rider 4th, in a race won by Scholastica (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m mrs nov hdl (4) hvy in Nov, 6 ran.

Turn The Tide 150-1 (10-5) Held up towards rear and keen, mistake 5th, tailed off 6th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by The Romford Pele (10-12) at Taunton 2m 1f nh nov hdl (3) gd in Nov, 11 ran.