European Breeders' Fund 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle (Qualifier) 2m 1f

  • (4-6yo, 2m 1f, Class 4, 12 runners)
  • Winner £2,534 2nd £744 3rd £372 4th £186
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 10.30s
  • Off time: 13:00:33
Full result
Result 13:00 Sedgefield
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Simply Ned 4/9f
2nd 3 Angel Sun 9 20/1
3rd 7 Scales ¾ 11/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 2-1
Red, Black and White striped sleeves, Red cap, Black diamond Simply Ned (IRE) 24
  • T:N G Richards
  • J:F Davis
  • Form: 2-1
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 158 11-4 N G Richards F Davis 4/9f
2 8-3
Red and Beige diabolo, Red sleeves, Beige cap Alba King (IRE) 175
  • T:Mrs S J Smith
  • J:H Oliver
  • Form: 8-3
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 Mrs S J Smith H Oliver 22/1
3 724-6
Black and White check, White sleeves, Black armlets Angel Sun (FR) 17
  • T:Ferdy Murphy
  • J:G Lee
  • Form: 724-6
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 Ferdy Murphy G Lee 20/1
4 0/53UU7
MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Bolt From The Blue 32
  • T:B Storey
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form: 0/53UU7
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 B Storey B Hughes 100/1
5 74
Pink, emerald green sleeves, pink and emerald green check cap Harry Handsome 24
  • T:Mrs R Dobbin
  • J:K Renwick
  • Form: 74
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 Mrs R Dobbin K Renwick 40/1
6 4
White, Red sash, Red and White chevrons on sleeves, Red cap One For Luck 196
  • T:T D Easterby
  • J:Brian Harding
  • Form: 4
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 T D Easterby Brian Harding 16/1
7 5810-5
EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Scales (IRE) 26
  • T:J M Jefferson
  • J:J Reveley
  • Form: 5810-5
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 J M Jefferson J Reveley 11/2
8 088P
Maroon, White hoops and armlets Silver By Choice 11
  • T:A D Brown
  • J:K James
  • Form: 088P
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12b1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 b1 A D Brown K James (5) 200/1
9 668-5
White, Royal Blue star, Royal Blue sleeves, White stars, White cap, Royal Blue star Tartan Tiger (IRE) 24
  • T:J J Quinn
  • J:D C Costello
  • Form: 668-5
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 J J Quinn D C Costello 10/1
10 10-48
Red, White hoop and sleeves Turbolinas (FR) 27
  • T:Mrs K Walton
  • J:K Mercer
  • Form: 10-48
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 Mrs K Walton K Mercer 25/1
11 0-6P
Purple, Yellow chevron, sleeves and star on cap Wind Prospect 63
  • T:R Craggs
  • J:K Johnson
  • Form: 0-6P
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12p1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 p1 R Craggs K Johnson 200/1
12 9-6
MAROON, WHITE diamond and sleeves, WHITE cap, MAROON star Megamix 31
  • T:J Bewley
  • J:M J McAlister
  • Form: 9-6
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 145 10-5 J Bewley M J McAlister 100/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2010   Pure Faith (IRE)
  • T:P Bowen
  • J:B Hughes
6 11-8 P Bowen B Hughes 9/2
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In depth

Verdict

Malcolm Jefferson won this in 2008 and winning bumper Scales showed plenty of promise on his hurdling debut at Uttoxeter. Tim Easterby enjoyed a wonderful Flat campaign and will have been encouraged by the racecourse debut of One For Luck in a bumper here in April. Angel Sun didn't show much on his hurdling debut at Aintree but should have come on for the experience. He was just behind Turbolinas when runner-up in a bumper here in February but the winner has been beaten a distance in both starts over timber. SIMPLY NED was given a patient ride by Fearghal Davis when scoring easily at Kelso and his mount is impossible to oppose here despite conceding weight all round.

Formwatch

Simply Ned (IRE) 7-2fav (11-0) Held up mid-division, hampered after 3rd on stable bend, headway to chase leaders 3 out, left 2nd after 2 out, led last 220 yards, kept on strongly, won at Kelso 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Oct beating Civil Unrest (10-7) by 7l, 14 ran.

Angel Sun (FR) 25-1 (11-0) Held up behind, outpaced after 4 out, never on terms, tailed off, 6th of 8, 42l behind Hazy Tom (11-0) at Aintree 2m mdn hdl (4) gd in Oct.

Scales (IRE) 9-2 (10-12) Tracked leaders, pulled hard, went 2nd 4th until approaching last, no extra last, 5th of 10, 16l behind Gallox Bridge (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) gf in Oct.

Turbolinas (FR) 16-1 (11-0) Held up mid-division, weakened before 3 out, 8th of 13, well behind King Zeal (11-0) at Wetherby 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Oct.

Harry Handsome 25-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway before 7th, weakened from 4 out, 4th of 11, well behind Stormin Exit (10-12) at Kelso 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.

Tartan Tiger (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Held up mid-division, hampered after 3rd on stable bend, in 8th before 3 out, kept on from last, no impression, 5th of 14, 28l behind Simply Ned (11-0) at Kelso 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Oct.

One For Luck 9-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, outpaced from 5f out, stayed on from over 1f out, 4th of 11, 10l behind Tricksofthetrade (11-3) at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) gf in Apr.

Bolt From The Blue 100-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened before 2 out, 7th of 9, well behind Priceless Art (11-5) at Carlisle 2m 3f nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.

Alba King (IRE) 50-1 (10-13) With leaders and keen, pushed along and lost place over 7f out when outpaced, went remote 3rd in straight, 3rd of 6, 40l behind Mister Dillon (10-7) at Southwell 2m NH flat (6) gd in May.

Wind Prospect 250-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, pushed along and weakened from 6th, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Shifting Gold (11-0) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Sep, 12 ran.

Megamix 8-1 (10-4) Held up towards rear, headway over 6f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 6th of 7, well behind Rowdy Rocher (10-11) at Hexham 2m Conditional Nat Hunt Flat Race (4-6yo) (5) gd in Oct.

Silver By Choice 125-1 (10-7) Mistake and rider lost iron briefly 1st, towards rear, reminder after 4th, behind when blundered badly 6th, pulled up approaching 3 out, in a race won by Crafti Bookie (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gd in Oct, 17 ran.