West Sound Novices' Hurdle 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, Class 3, 4 runners)
  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 58.10s
  • Off time: 14:10:38
Full result
Result 14:10 Ayr
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Vibrato Valtat 5/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 1-62215
Orange, royal blue star, yellow and royal blue check sleeves, quartered cap Mister Nibbles (IRE) 41
  • T:S R B Crawford
  • J:Mr S Crawford
  • Form: 1-62215
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 126
  • Naps:
6 164 11-10 S R B Crawford Mr S Crawford (3) 126 10/1
2 252213
Dark Blue, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds and cap Vibrato Valtat (FR) 34
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 252213
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-10t
  • OR: 131
  • Naps:
5 164 11-10 t P F Nicholls S Twiston-Davies 131 5/2
3 414111
Black, white seams, white sleeves, black armlets, black cap Sign Of A Victory (IRE) 20
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 414111
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 139
  • Naps:
5 160 11-6 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 139 4/9f
5 46-04
Yellow, purple chevrons, yellow sleeves, purple stars, yellow cap, purple star Molly Milan 147
  • T:J S Goldie
  • J:J Reveley
  • Form: 46-04
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-7h
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 147 10-7 h J S Goldie J Reveley 100/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
4 6-19521
Voyage A New York (FR) 26
  • Nag Me
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:K Renwick
  • Form: 6-19521
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
5 116 Miss Lucinda V Russell K Renwick 122 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Ballybogey (IRE)
  • T:J J Lambe
  • J:R Walsh
7 11-6 J J Lambe R Walsh 5/1
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In depth

Verdict

Southern raiders VIBRATO VALTAT and Sign Of A Victory could dominate this opener. The former is conceding 4lb to the latter but has some smart form to his name, including victory in a Listed event at Exeter and a third in the Imperial Cup at Sandown. Crucially, he is also proven on ground with plenty of give whereas further rain might not suit Nicky Henderson's charge, though he was impressive on good to soft at Newbury last month. Mister Nibbles found Grade 2 company too hot last time but is still preferred to Carlisle scorer Voyage A New York of the others.

Formwatch

Voyage A New York (FR) 8-13fav (11-0) Tracked leader, left in lead 5 out, headed 2 out, rallied to regain lead run-in, driven out, won at Carlisle 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar beating Quick Brew (10-7) by 1/2l, 7 ran.

Vibrato Valtat (FR) 3-1fav (11-3) Held up towards rear on inside, headway approaching 2 out, stayed on to 3rd run-in, no impression on leading duo, 3rd of 14, 6l behind Baltimore Rock (10-12) at Sandown 2m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) sft in Mar.

Sign Of A Victory (IRE) 4-9fav (11-0) Took keen hold, held up in touch, headway tracking leaders 4 out, went 2nd soon after 3 out, led on bit before last, soon clear, very easily, won at Newbury 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar beating Huff And Puff (11-0) by 6l, 12 ran.

Molly Milan 16-1 (10-12) Led until jumped slow 1st, tracked leaders, ridden before 2 out, in 4th and weakened before last, 4th of 10, 15l behind Rev Up Ruby (10-5) at Newcastle 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Nov.

Mister Nibbles (IRE) 7-1 (11-8) Tracked leaders, outpaced before 2 out, no impression after, 5th of 10, 23l behind Clever Cookie (11-8) at Kelso 2m 2f nh nov hdl (1) gs in Mar.