Bet totescoop6 Text Tote To 89660 E.B.F. 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle (Qualifier) 2m

  • (4-6yo, 2m, Class 3, 14 runners)
  • Winner £5,848 2nd £1,717 3rd £859 4th £429
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 45.20s
  • Off time: 12:36:01
Full result
Result 12:35 Wincanton
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 8 Kings Lad 5/1
2nd 1 Mr Mole 7 2/7f
3rd 6 Jojabean 1 8/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 1-1
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Mr Mole (IRE) 18
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 1-1
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 158 11-4 P F Nicholls A P McCoy 2/7f
2
Emerald green and yellow hoops, red cap Bold Raider (IRE)
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:W Kennedy
  • Form:
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill W Kennedy 50/1
3 72-46
Purple, orange triple diamond and diamond on cap Classic Case (IRE) 14
  • T:Ian Williams
  • J:P J Brennan
  • Form: 72-46
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 Ian Williams P J Brennan 66/1
4 80
Light Blue, large Royal Blue spots, sleeves and cap Generous John 25
  • T:A Middleton
  • J:James Banks
  • Form: 80
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 A Middleton James Banks (7) 100/1
5 5-8
PINK and YELLOW diamonds, YELLOW sleeves and cap Go Limpopo 23
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:M G Nolan
  • Form: 5-8
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12t1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 t1 P J Hobbs M G Nolan (5) 50/1
6 02/4-3
Orange, Black star, Black and Orange striped sleeves Jojabean (IRE) 178
  • T:A King
  • J:R Thornton
  • Form: 02/4-3
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 A King R Thornton 8/1
7
Dark green and white diamonds, white sleeves Kap Gun (FR)
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 P J Hobbs R Johnson 12/1
8 8/13-2F
Royal Blue, Orange spots Kings Lad (IRE) 164
  • T:C L Tizzard
  • J:J Tizzard
  • Form: 8/13-2F
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 5/1
9 6-8
Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star Old Pals Act (IRE) 43
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:R P Mclernon
  • Form: 6-8
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 66/1
10 67/4-
Maroon, white stars, maroon sleeves, maroon cap, white star Pinkneys Prince 394
  • T:Nick Williams
  • J:M J Quinlan
  • Form: 67/4-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 Nick Williams M J Quinlan (3) 50/1
11 550-5
Maroon, White hollow box, halved sleeves, quartered cap Presenting Arms (IRE) 13
  • T:H Fry
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: 550-5
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 H Fry N Fehily 25/1
12 9-4
Dark blue, light green stars, dark blue cap Whispering Bob (IRE) 183
  • T:Ian Williams
  • J:Harry Skelton
  • Form: 9-4
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 Ian Williams Harry Skelton 50/1
13 766/78
Purple, white chevron and armlets, quartered cap Zava River (IRE) 13
  • T:Jamie Snowden
  • J:D A Jacob
  • Form: 766/78
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 Jamie Snowden D A Jacob 100/1
14 UB-1370
Light Blue, Red chevrons, Yellow sleeves and cap Uimhir A Seacht (IRE) 13
  • T:N P Mulholland
  • J:D C Costello
  • Form: UB-1370
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 145 10-5 N P Mulholland D C Costello 100/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Molotof (FR)
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:B J Geraghty
4 10-12 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 8/13
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In depth

Verdict

This is usually won by a decent novice and MR MOLE fits the bill this year. He was always going well when making a winning debut over hurdles at Exeter and the second there, Melodic Rendezvous, is held in high regard. Kings Lad was second over C&D in May before falling when odds-on at Newton Abbot. He should make the frame again with a clear round while Jojabean was third on his hurdles bow at Fontwell and should be stronger with another summer on his back. The others have a bit to prove though it looks like Old Pals Act is Jonjo O'Neill's first choice ahead of newcomer Bold Raider.

Formwatch

Kings Lad (IRE) 4-6fav (10-12) Took keen hold, close up, went 2nd after 6th, challenged and blundered 3 out, slight before next, narrowly headed but every chance when fell last, in a race won by Wiffy Chatsby (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f nov hdl (4) gf in May, 9 ran.

Mr Mole (IRE) 6-4 (10-12) Mistake 1st, tracked leaders, challenged going well on outside 3 out, led on bit between last 2, went left last, pushed out flat, readily, won at Exeter 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct beating Melodic Rendezvous (10-12) by 1 1/2l, 14 ran.

Jojabean (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Held up, headway approaching 4th, ridden when not fluent 2 out, one pace last, 3rd of 8, 11l behind Pippa Greene (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 2f mdn hdl (4) gs in May.

Presenting Arms (IRE) 28-1 (10-12) Took keen hold towards rear, headway to chase leaders 3 out, outpaced 2 out, plugged on flat, 5th of 13, 11l behind Kings Flagship (10-12) at Wincanton 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.

Kap Gun (FR) Kapgarde gelding out of Aubisquinette.

Pinkneys Prince 10-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, not fluent 4th, headway 3 out, no extra last, 4th of 10, 15l behind Gallox Bridge (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) gf in Oct '11.

Old Pals Act (IRE) 11-4fav (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway 8f out, weakened over 4f out, 8th of 11, 31l behind Pure Style (10-11) at Stratford 2m NH flat (6) gs in Sep.

Go Limpopo 12-1 (11-0) Mid-division, weakened from 8th, 8th of 10, well behind Provo (11-0) at Wincanton 2m 6f mdn hdl (4) gs in Oct.

Bold Raider (IRE) Presenting gelding out of Dato Fairy.

Classic Case (IRE) 40-1 (11-0) Held up in 5th, not fluent 1st, outpaced last (usual 4 out), no chance with leaders on long flat, 6th of 7, well behind Gevrey Chambertin (11-0) at Aintree 2m mdn hdl (4) gd in Oct.

Zava River (IRE) 40-1 (10-12) Close up in 5th, pushed along before 2 out, weakened between last 2, 8th of 13, 17l behind Kings Flagship (10-12) at Wincanton 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.

Uimhir A Seacht (IRE) 50-1 (10-0) Chased winner until after 3 out, chased leaders until weakened before next, 11th of 13, 22l behind Kings Flagship (10-12) at Wincanton 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.

Whispering Bob (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Mid-division on outside, headway over 7f out, weakened 1f out, 4th of 9, 17l behind Wintered Well (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f NH flat (5) gd in May.

Generous John 66-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, well beaten final 4f, 11th of 12, 44l behind Empiracle (11-0) at Huntingdon 2m NH flat (6) gd in Oct.