Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle (Registered As The Leamington Novices' Hurdle) (Grade 2) 2m 5f

  • (5yo+, 2m 5f, Class 1, 8 runners)
  • Winner £15,661 2nd £5,877 3rd £2,942 4th £1,466 5th £737 6th £368
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 12.50s
  • Off time: 15:01:19
Full result
Result 15:00 Warwick
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Deputy Dan 5/2
2nd 6 Masters Hill 9 9/1
3rd 8 Splash of Ginge 7 16/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 22-121U
Black, purple sleeves, red spots Creepy (IRE) 14
  • T:M Keighley
  • J:Ian Popham
  • Form: 22-121U
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 137
  • Naps:
6 161 11-7 M Keighley Ian Popham 137 8/1
2 15-1171
Yellow, blue stars on body Killala Quay 36
  • T:C E Longsdon
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 15-1171
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 142
  • Naps:
7 161 11-7 C E Longsdon J M Maguire 142 9/2
3 F111
Dark blue and white diamonds, white sleeves, red cap Rathvinden (IRE) 34
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:D J Casey
  • Form: F111
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 161 11-7 W P Mullins D J Casey 2/1f
4 3/11-221
Red and White check, White cap Deputy Dan (IRE) 14
  • T:O Sherwood
  • J:L Aspell
  • Form: 3/11-221
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 132
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 O Sherwood L Aspell 132 5/2
5 P32-431
Yellow, dark blue stars, hooped sleeves, striped cap Garrahalish (IRE) 16
  • T:R Dickin
  • J:C Poste
  • Form: P32-431
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 129
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 R Dickin C Poste 129 50/1
6 3/1P-1P2
Black, Yellow disc, Black sleeves, Yellow stars, quartered cap Masters Hill (IRE) 28
  • T:C L Tizzard
  • J:J Tizzard
  • Form: 3/1P-1P2
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
8 158 11-4 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 135 9/1
7 1-23213
Dark Blue and White stripes, halved sleeves Potters Cross 28
  • T:Miss R Curtis
  • J:Patrick Corbett
  • Form: 1-23213
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4t1
  • OR: 134
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 t1 Miss R Curtis Patrick Corbett 134 25/1
8 4-42413
Royal blue, red star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Splash of Ginge 22
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 4-42413
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 135
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 135 16/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   The New One (IRE)
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
5 11-7 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 1/2
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In depth

Verdict

Nigel and Sam Twiston-Davies won this last year with The New One but this year's representative, Splash Of Ginge, isn't in the same league, though did show some improvement last time behind Irving at Ascot. Creepy, Killala Quay and Rathvinden are conceding 3lb to their rivals. Charlie Longsdon's charge may be the pick of that trio having stayed on strongly to win in this grade at Sandown last time, though Rathvinden could be anything after a facile debut win over 2m at Cork. MASTERS HILL was the only one to make a race of it with King's Palace at Cheltenham. Conditions should bring his stamina into play again and, as he holds Potters Cross of the form book, he gets the nod as Deputy Dan and Garrahalish are stepping out of maiden company.

Formwatch

Deputy Dan (IRE) 10-11fav (11-0) Held up in touch, went 2nd 6th, led 4 out, drew well clear after 2 out, easily, won at Chepstow 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) hvy in Dec beating Ceasar Milan (11-0) by 19l, 15 ran.

Masters Hill (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Tracked winner throughout, not fluent 3rd, hung left and no impression before last, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 7, 14l behind Kings Palace (11-7) at Cheltenham 3m nov hdl G2 (1) gd in Dec.

Splash of Ginge 6-1 (11-4) Led, not fluent 1st, jumped slowly 3rd, ridden hung right and headed between last 2, soon dropped to 4th, left disputing 2nd and hampered at the last until dropped to 3rd post, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Irving (11-7) at Ascot 2m nov hdl G2 (1) sft in Dec.

Potters Cross 10-1 (11-4) Prominent, not fluent 3 out, 4th and well held from next, left 3rd last, 3rd of 7, 33l behind Kings Palace (11-7) at Cheltenham 3m nov hdl G2 (1) gd in Dec.

Creepy (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Took keen hold tracking leader, hit 2nd and next, soon lost 3rd, losing place when blundered and unseated rider 4 out, in a race won by Captain Cutter (11-7) at Newbury 2m 5f nov hdl Grade 1 (1) hvy in Dec, 6 ran.

Killala Quay 5-1 (11-4) Tracked leading trio, headway disputing close 2nd when mistake 2 out, rallied and switched left approaching last, ridden and upsides last, soon led and stayed on strongly, driven out, won at Sandown 2m 4f nov hdl G2 (1) gs in Dec beating Beat That (11-7) by 2 1/2l, 5 ran.

Garrahalish (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) Tracked leader, led before 2 out, driven out, won at Towcester 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) hvy in Dec beating Come On Laurie (10-12) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.

Rathvinden (IRE) 4-5fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, not fluent 4th, led 3 out, clear approaching last, stayed on well, easily, won at Cork 2m mdn hdl sft in Dec beating Dromnea (11-12) by 11l, 24 ran.