Weatherbys Novices' Hurdle 2m 5f

  • (4yo+, 2m 5f, Class 4, 11 runners)
  • Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 27.40s
  • Off time: 15:11:40
Full result
Result 15:10 Towcester
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 6 Mountain Tunes 6/4f
2nd 4 Kris Spin ½ 7/1
3rd 7 Panama Petrus 7 20/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
2 3P2-211
Red, Dark Green chevrons, Red sleeves and cap Premier Portrait (IRE) 15
  • T:K C Bailey
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 3P2-211
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 159 11-5 K C Bailey J M Maguire 8/1
3 U7545-5
Red, emerald green chevron, halved sleeves, white cap Hurricane Ivan (IRE) 12
  • T:F M O'Brien
  • J:Conor Shoemark
  • Form: U7545-5
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 F M O'Brien Conor Shoemark (7) 100/1
4 7/842-
Yellow, Purple spots on sleeves, Purple cap Kris Spin (IRE) 201
  • T:R Lee
  • J:J E Moore
  • Form: 7/842-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 R Lee J E Moore 125 7/1
5 95-0
Black, pink hoop, hooped sleeves, pink cap Major Martin (IRE) 37
  • T:C P E Brooks
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 95-0
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 C P E Brooks S Twiston-Davies 100/1
6 31-
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Mountain Tunes (IRE) 250
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 31-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 6/4f
7 3-
Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap Panama Petrus (IRE) 358
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 3-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 20/1
8 P1-1
Orange, dark blue star, orange sleeves, dark blue stars, dark blue cap Prideofthecastle (IRE) 172
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:T Scudamore
  • Form: P1-1
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 D Pipe T Scudamore 15/8
9 0P0-P0
Black and yellow check, black sleeves, yellow armlets, yellow cap Rose Of Marron (IRE) 32
  • T:John R Upson
  • J:G Sheehan
  • Form: 0P0-P0
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 John R Upson G Sheehan (3) 125/1
10 20/6-
Light blue and black (quartered), light blue sleeves, black armlets Scuderia (IRE) 552
  • T:Jamie Snowden
  • J:Brendan Powell
  • Form: 20/6-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 Jamie Snowden Brendan Powell 100/1
11 23-
Royal blue and yellow (quartered), royal blue sleeves, yellow spots, royal blue cap Walk On Al (IRE) 225
  • T:D Skelton
  • J:Harry Skelton
  • Form: 23-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 D Skelton Harry Skelton 33/1
12 1/5256-3
Royal blue, light blue epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, light blue cap Westaway (IRE) 162
  • T:D W P Arbuthnot
  • J:Tom Cannon
  • Form: 1/5256-3
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 D W P Arbuthnot Tom Cannon 115 10/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
1 F37-F16
Ballinalacken (IRE) 18
  • Nag Me
  • T:A Middleton
  • J:Mark Marris
  • Form: F37-F16
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 115 A Middleton Mark Marris NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Ardkilly Witness (IRE)
  • T:Dr R D P Newland
  • J:A P McCoy
6 10-12 Dr R D P Newland A P McCoy 5/4
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In depth

Verdict

Several promising types face the starter in this. Ballinalacken and Premier Portrait have already won over timber but have penalties to contend with. Kris Spin was only beaten a head over 3m at Bangor in April and Westaway was second at Ascot last season and third at Fontwell in May. Mountain Tunes and Walk On Al could be useful recruits from the point-to-point field but there are high hopes surrounding PRIDEOFTHECASTLE, who has won bumpers at Limerick and Stratford and has a jumping pedigree. He can make a winning start to his hurdles career. Panama Petrus could be one for the future but may need this.

Formwatch

Ballinalacken (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, pushed along and struggling before 2 out, kept on flat, 6th of 12, 11l behind Warden Hill (10-12) at Kempton 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.

Mountain Tunes (IRE) 2-1 (10-11) Alw pr, went on 3out, ko best when rdn, won at Tyrella 3m ire ptp gd in Mar beating Stars Royale (11-7) by 5l, 6 ran.

Kris Spin (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, went 2nd before 8th, not fluent 3 out, challenged 2 out, led before last, driven flat, headed close home, 2nd of 9, hd behind Leo Luna (10-13) at Bangor 3m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.

Panama Petrus (IRE) 15-2 (11-9) Tracked leaders, driven over 3f out, went 3rd over 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression with leading pair, 3rd of 8, 13l behind Baltimore Rock (10-7) at Bangor 2m 1f mdn nat hunt flat (6) gs in Nov '12.

Premier Portrait (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) In touch, closed 6th, challenged 3 out, led flat, driven clear, won at Worcester 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) sft in Oct beating Venceremos (10-4) by 2 1/2l, 10 ran.

Walk On Al (IRE) 11-4 (12-0) Rcd 2nd until 3rd 5out, 5l 3rd & rddn 2out, sn no ch with 1st 2, ko onepcd, 3rd of 11, 10l behind Gunner Fifteen (12-0) at Inch 3m ire ptp sft in Mar.

Prideofthecastle (IRE) 5-2 (11-9) Led 1f, chased leader, led approaching final 2f, ridden and joined inside final furlong, strongly pressed when left with advantage close home, won at Stratford 2m NH flat (5) gd in May beating The Road Ahead (10-9) by 3/4l, 6 ran.

Hurricane Ivan (IRE) 50-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, led 3rd, hit 5th and headed soon after, chased leader, weakened approaching 4 out, 5th of 8, 40l behind Kaki De La Pree (11-0) at Chepstow 3m mdn hdl (5) sft in Oct.

Rose Of Marron (IRE) 100-1 (10-9) Always behind, tailed off 3 out, 14th of 15, well behind Carlton Jack (10-11) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f 4yo mdn stks (5) gd in Oct.

Scuderia (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, mistake 4th, weakened approaching 4 out, tailed off, 6th of 13, 40l behind Hindon Road (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gs in May '12.

Westaway (IRE) 8-1 (10-13) Tracked leader, challenged 2 out, led before last, headed soon after, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Jojabean (10-13) at Fontwell 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd in May.

Major Martin (IRE) 40-1 (11-1) Prominent on inside, not much room and lost place 6f out, weakened over 3f out, 11th of 14, 29l behind Take A Bow (11-1) at Chepstow 2m cond NH flat (6) gd in Oct.