williamhill.com Novices' Hurdle 3m 110y

  • (4yo+, 3m 110y, Class 3, 6 runners)
  • Winner £5,848 2nd £1,717 3rd £859 4th £429
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 31.40s
  • Off time: 13:00:35
Full result
Result 13:00 Kempton Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Closing Ceremony 10/11f
2nd 5 Minella On Line 14 9/4

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 452-825
White, Mauve stripe, striped cap Back In June 36
  • T:P Henderson
  • J:Nick Scholfield
  • Form: 452-825
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 P Henderson Nick Scholfield 33/1
2 3-23
Purple, Pink seams, Purple sleeves, Pink stars, Pink cap, Purple stars Closing Ceremony (IRE) 50
  • T:Miss E C Lavelle
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 3-23
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
5 156 11-2 Miss E C Lavelle R Johnson 125 10/11f
3 F5/F26-6
Maroon, White chevron, White sleeves, Maroon stars, White cap, Maroon star Garde Fou (FR) 28
  • T:P Henderson
  • J:R Flint
  • Form: F5/F26-6
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 156 11-2 P Henderson R Flint 50/1
4 1113-3
Light Blue, Brown spots on sleeves, Brown cap, Light Blue spots Harry's Farewell 55
  • T:P Gundry
  • J:A Thornton
  • Form: 1113-3
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 156 11-2 P Gundry A Thornton 7/1
5 2-533
Maroon and White diabolo, White sleeves, quartered cap Minella On Line (IRE) 14
  • T:Miss R Curtis
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 2-533
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 156 11-2 Miss R Curtis A P McCoy 9/4
6 25-42
Red, Black spots, Red and Black halved sleeves Spencer Lea 20
  • T:A E Price
  • J:R T Dunne
  • Form: 25-42
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 109
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 A E Price R T Dunne (3) 109 9/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Cloudy Copper (IRE)
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:R P Mclernon
6 11-8 Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 5/2
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In depth

Verdict

Winning pointer and bumper Harry's Farewell made a promising start over hurdles at Fontwell and the extra half-mile is a plus. Chepstow third Minella On Line also promises more now upped in trip and makes more appeal than Bangor second Spencer Lea and Paul Henderson's pair Back In June and Garde Fou. CLOSING CEREMONY was beaten 15 lengths when third at Ffos Las last time but was only beaten two lengths by the useful Kaki De La Pree at Chepstow earlier and a repeat of that effort would probably suffice here.

Formwatch

Closing Ceremony (IRE) 9-4 (10-9) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, mostly raced wide, hit 6th, soon given reminder, jumped slowly 8th, not fluent next, chased winner after, hit 2 out, no impression and lost 2nd when jumped right and slowly last, no extra, 3rd of 5, 15l behind Potters Cross (10-12) at Ffos Las 3m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.

Minella On Line (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Prominent, outpaced after 7th, rallying when hit 4 out, no impression on winner from 2 out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 15, 22l behind Deputy Dan (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) hvy in Dec.

Harry's Farewell 7-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden and no extra from last, 3rd of 13, 14l behind Cole Harden (10-11) at Fontwell 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) hvy in Nov.

Garde Fou (FR) 20-1 (10-12) Always behind, struggling 5th, weakened next, soon tailed off, 6th of 12, 49l behind Madness Light (10-9) at Lingfield 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.

Spencer Lea 14-1 (10-9) Close up, ridden 3 out, kept on to go 2nd flat, no threat to winner, 2nd of 7, 10l behind Classic Move (10-12) at Bangor 2m 4f nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.

Back In June 100-1 (11-0) Always in rear, outpaced and struggling after 5th, losing touch when went left 3 out, tailed off and mistake next, last of 5, well behind Killala Quay (11-4) at Sandown 2m 4f nov hdl G2 (1) gs in Dec.