Aspen Insurance 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 2m 5f

  • (5yo+, 2m 5f, Class 4, 12 runners)
  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 32.90s
  • Off time: 14:00:22
Full result
Result 14:00 Plumpton
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Sergeant Mattie 5/6f
2nd 11 Cove 4 25/1
3rd 2 Ballyheigue Bay 33/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 3U123-1
Maroon, pink sleeves, dark blue cap Sergeant Mattie (IRE) 150
  • T:C E Longsdon
  • J:Charlie Deutsch
  • Form: 3U123-1
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 159 11-5 C E Longsdon Charlie Deutsch (7) 5/6f
2 52F-F1
Royal Blue, Beige hoop, armlets and cap Ballyheigue Bay (IRE) 29
  • T:C Gordon
  • J:Tom Cannon
  • Form: 52F-F1
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 152 10-12 C Gordon Tom Cannon 33/1
3 4P3B-3F
Black, beige diamonds on sleeves, maroon cap Billeragh Milan (IRE) 11
  • T:D G Bridgwater
  • J:A P Cawley
  • Form: 4P3B-3F
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 152 10-12 D G Bridgwater A P Cawley 50/1
4 17-6
Black, Red chevron, armlets and cap Call Carlo 31
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 17-6
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 152 10-12 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 16/1
5 F64/606
Yellow, red chevron, red and yellow striped sleeves, red cap Electric Mayhem 23
  • T:Nick Mitchell
  • J:W Hutchinson
  • Form: F64/606
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 152 10-12 Nick Mitchell W Hutchinson 20/1
6 5
White, dark blue stripe and sleeves, red cap Kikili 98
  • T:N J Gifford
  • J:A Thornton
  • Form: 5
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 N J Gifford A Thornton 50/1
7 34-223
Red and white (quartered), black and white check sleeves and cap Major Milborne 55
  • T:Jamie Snowden
  • J:Brendan Powell
  • Form: 34-223
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 Jamie Snowden Brendan Powell 118 9/4
8 5/P-9F
Emerald Green, large Red spots, sleeves and spots on cap Steepleofcopper (IRE) 46
  • T:A E Jessop
  • J:Joseph Akehurst
  • Form: 5/P-9F
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 106
  • Naps:
8 152 10-12 A E Jessop Joseph Akehurst (7) 106 50/1
9 904
Yellow, large Black spots, Yellow sleeves, Black spots Wunfurlez 64
  • T:Mrs D Grissell
  • J:S Thomas
  • Form: 904
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 Mrs D Grissell S Thomas 100/1
10 783
Brown, Yellow hoop, armlets and cap Bow Quest 14
  • T:G L Moore
  • J:J E Moore
  • Form: 783
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 145 10-5 G L Moore J E Moore 8/1
11 P2-3
Black, yellow star, yellow and black diabolo on sleeves, black cap, yellow star Cove 56
  • T:N J Gifford
  • J:L Aspell
  • Form: P2-3
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 145 10-5 N J Gifford L Aspell 25/1
12 00-35P
Purple, Yellow sleeves Tigridia (IRE) 112
  • T:Mrs S Wall
  • J:M Goldstein
  • Form: 00-35P
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 145 10-5 Mrs S Wall M Goldstein 100/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Broadway Buffalo (IRE)
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:T Scudamore
5 11-12 D Pipe T Scudamore 1/7
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In depth

Verdict

A point-to-point winner, SERGEANT MATTIE should have no problem with today's longer trip having won on his hurdling debut over 2m1f at Carlisle. Charlie Deutsch's allowance negates a penalty and he can follow-up at the main expense of Major Milborne. The latter will be winning one of these events soon judged on his recent placed efforts and he's preferred to Steepleofcopper, who looked like claiming third place at Fakenham last time but fell at the last. Bow Quest was beaten a distance when placed over 2m here and Cove was tailed off when third over track and trip last time.

Formwatch

Sergeant Mattie (IRE) 10-11fav (10-12) Made all, driven clear before 2 out, ran on well, won at Carlisle 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct beating Blades Lad (10-12) by 7l, 13 ran.

Cove 12-1 (11-2) Held up tracking leaders, mistake 7th, went moderate 3rd after 8th, tailed off and no chance with leading pair when hung right onn bend before 2 out, 3rd of 5, well behind Toubeera (11-12) at Plumpton 2m 5f mares NH nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.

Ballyheigue Bay (IRE) 8-1 (11-6) Mid div, mstks 2nd & 5th, prog to 4th 5out, prog gng well to jn ldr appr str, nrw adv last, kow best run-in, won at Ballydarragh 3m ire ptp gs in Feb beating Rise Before Dawn (12-2) by 4l, 16 ran.

Wunfurlez 100-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, 4th of 5, well behind Marcilhac (11-2) at Plumpton 2m 5f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (3) hvy in Jan.

Call Carlo 20-1 (11-4) Went right 1st, mistakes, held up in last pair, jumped slowly and dropped to rear 6th, pushed along and strugging before 3 out, poor 6th when blundered 2 out, tailed off, 6th of 7, 38l behind Boogie In The Barn (11-4) at Kempton 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.

Major Milborne 11-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders, went 3rd before

Electric Mayhem 66-1 (11-2) Held up toward srear, headway approaching 4th, remiders before 3 out, chased leaders after 3 out, weakened and hampered next, 6th of 15, 12l behind Saint Breiz (10-9) at Wincanton 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.

Billeragh Milan (IRE) 33-1 (11-3) Held up, fell 3rd, in a race won by Fayette County (11-3) at Taunton 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb, 10 ran.

Kikili 10-1 (11-2) In rear, pushed along over 5f out, soon weakened, 5th of 6, well behind Boogie In The Barn (11-2) at Plumpton 2m 2f nhf (6) gd in Dec.

Steepleofcopper (IRE) 150-1 (10-5) Wandered at several flights, led, clear 5th until 8th, headed after 2 out, soon dropped to 3rd, ridden and beaten when fell last, in a race won by Moss On The Mill (10-12) at Fakenham 2m 7f nov hdl (4) sft in Jan, 8 ran.

Bow Quest 66-1 (10-6) Held up towards rear, steady headway after 3 out, went 4th and hit 2 out, modest 3rd when went left last, 3rd of 14, 26l behind Albert Bridge (11-2) at Plumpton 2m mdn hdl (5) sft in Feb.

Tigridia (IRE) 100-1 (10-5) In rear, mistake 6th, struggling after 8th, soon lost touch, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Wither Yenot (10-5) at Plumpton 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gs in Nov, 7 ran.