Matthew Brown Memorial Westend Racing Southampton Novices' Hurdle 2m 4f

  • (4yo+, 2m 4f, Class 4, 5 runners)
  • Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 40.10s
  • Off time: 15:10:17
Full result
Result 15:10 Fontwell Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Hazzaat 50/1
2nd 2 Nathans Pride ½ 12/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 1
Light blue, white epaulets, halved sleeves, red cap Discay 14
  • T:Dr R D P Newland
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 159 11-5 Dr R D P Newland S Twiston-Davies 4/5f
2 1/184-U1
Mauve and dark blue stripes, dark blue sleeves, mauve stars, dark blue cap, mauve star Nathans Pride (IRE) 27
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:Michael Byrne
  • Form: 1/184-U1
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 159 11-5 Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne 12/1
3 8614-1
Royal Blue and Yellow check Norfolk Sky 28
  • T:B Barr
  • J:D Crosse
  • Form: 8614-1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
5 159 11-5 B Barr D Crosse 123 9/4
4 24427-3
Red, Brown sleeves and cap Rob Conti (FR) 28
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:T J O'Brien
  • Form: 24427-3
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
9 152 10-12 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 117 13/2
5
Red, black seams, black sleeves, red stars, red cap Hazzaat (IRE) 18
  • T:N B King
  • J:Trevor Whelan
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-8
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 148 10-8 N B King Trevor Whelan (3) 50/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Experimentalist
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:R Johnson
5 10-12 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 7/4
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In depth

Verdict

Norfolk Sky won over a slightly shorter trip here in March and made all over 2m at Wincanton last time. But Brian Barr's mare looks vulnerable in this against less-exposed types. DISCAY dotted up at Huntingdon on his hurdling debut and there should be plenty more to come from the five-year-old who won four times on the Flat and seems oblivious to the state of the ground. Nathans Pride won a Worcester maiden hurdle last month but faces better opposition here and Rob Conti has been coming up short in hunter chases. Hazzaat was a modest maiden on the level and will find easier opportunities in the coming months.

Formwatch

Hazzaat (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) In touch in rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, soon chased clear winner, staying on inside final furlong, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Camelopardalis (9-1) at Yarmouth 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in May (flat).

Nathans Pride (IRE) 4-6fav (11-0) Tracked leader, left in lead 4th, wandered approaching 3 out, not fluent next, 2 lengths ahead last, kept on well run-in, ridden out, won at Worcester 2m mdn hdl (4) gd in May beating Danisa (10-7) by 2l, 6 ran.

Discay 7-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, not fluent 3 out, challenged going well 2 out, led before last, easily, won at Huntingdon 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gs in May beating Blazing Glen (11-0) by 2 3/4l, 7 ran.

Rob Conti (FR) 5-1 (11-9) Mid-division, headway before 3 out, plugged on from 3 out, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 11, 7l behind Popaway (11-4) at Southwell 2m 4f hts chs (6) gd in May.

Norfolk Sky 7-4fav (11-4) Made all, ridden before last, kept on well, won at Wincanton 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gd in May beating Ellin's Tower (10-11) by 2 1/2l, 15 ran.