williamhill.com Novices' Hurdle 3m 110y

  • (4yo+, 3m 110y, Class 3, 8 runners)
  • Winner £5,848 2nd £1,717 3rd £859 4th £429
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 46.40s
  • Off time: 13:30:17
Full result
Result 13:30 Kempton Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Cloudy Copper 5/2j
2nd 6 Hold On Julio 5/2j
3rd 5 Dunloughin 20 100/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 1U/UP1-1
Brown, Yellow disc, striped sleeves, hooped cap Buck's Bond (FR) 30
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:Ryan Mahon
  • Form: 1U/UP1-1
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-8t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 162 11-8 t P F Nicholls Ryan Mahon (3) 5/1
2 P1-1
White, Mauve stars Cloudy Copper (IRE) 59
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:R P Mclernon
  • Form: P1-1
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 162 11-8 Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 5/2j
3 1210-12
Royal Blue, Maroon seams and sleeves, Maroon and Royal Blue check cap Kaysersberg (FR) 28
  • T:N B King
  • J:A Merriam
  • Form: 1210-12
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 128
  • Naps:
6 162 11-8 N B King A Merriam 128 4/1
4 1-5
Red, White star and armlets Atriptomilan (IRE) 27
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:D C Costello
  • Form: 1-5
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-2t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 156 11-2 t Jonjo O'Neill D C Costello 25/1
5 14
Emerald Green, Red cross belts, Red sleeves, Emerald Green armlets, Emerald Green and Red check cap Dunloughin (IRE) 26
  • T:Mrs D Grissell
  • J:M Goldstein
  • Form: 14
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 156 11-2 Mrs D Grissell M Goldstein 100/1
6 110-35U
Emerald Green and White check, halved sleeves, Emerald Green cap Hold On Julio (IRE) 21
  • T:A King
  • J:R Thornton
  • Form: 110-35U
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
10 156 11-2 A King R Thornton 5/2j
7 P/1-27
Dark Green, Royal Blue diamond Portrait Emotion (IRE) 39
  • T:G L Moore
  • J:Joshua Moore
  • Form: P/1-27
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 G L Moore Joshua Moore (3) 33/1
8 3F1-52
Royal blue, light blue epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, light blue cap Westaway (IRE) 22
  • T:D W P Arbuthnot
  • J:Tom Cannon
  • Form: 3F1-52
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 D W P Arbuthnot Tom Cannon (3) 10/1

In depth

Verdict

BUCK'S BOND was easy to back on his hurdling debut but shrugged off the negative vibes to beat Alberobello by a neck. The runner-up has franked the form since and Paul Nicholls' winning pointer can double his tally under Rules with Ryan Mahon taking off a valuable 3lb. Cloudy Copper has also won between the flags before making a winning start over hurdles at Exeter and should improve further but Kayserberg probably has the better form, having run well under a penalty at Doncaster last time. Chaser Hold On Julio may be having a confidence-booster but stay well and Westaway was only beaten half-a-length at Ascot three weeks ago and should be winning soon.

Formwatch

Cloudy Copper (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) Took keen hold, chased leaders in 5th, smooth headway to 2nd approaching 3 out, led 3 out, in command before last, came clear flat, easily, won at Exeter 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov beating Provo (11-5) by 5l, 13 ran.

Hold On Julio (IRE) 9-4fav (10-11) Tracked leading duo, blundered and dropped to 4th at 9th, reminder and went 3rd soon after, ridden and 2 lengths 3rd when blundered and unseated rider 3 out, in a race won by Wyck Hill (10-0) at Ascot 3m listed hcp chs (1) hvy in Dec, 6 ran.

Dunloughin (IRE) 10-1 (10-9) Tracked winner, reminders 4th (usual 8th,) ridden next, outpaced last (usual 3 out,) kept on, 4th of 6, 11l behind Ace Fighter Pilot (11-5) at Plumpton 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec.

Kaysersberg (FR) 5-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, went 2nd from 4th, led and mistake 4 out, ridden before 3 out, headed before 2 out, rallied after last, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Midnight Oscar (10-12) at Doncaster 3m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.

Westaway (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Held up in touch, chased leaders halfway, stayed on strongly after last to go 3rd close home, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Ballytober (11-0) at Ascot 2m 6f NH mdn hdl (3) hvy in Dec.

Portrait Emotion (IRE) 2-1 (10-9) Led and disputed, headed 7th, chased winner, ridden before 2 out, soon weakened quickly, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Minella For Steak (10-12) at Folkestone 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.

Buck's Bond (FR) 10-1 (10-9) Raced wide in touch, headway approaching 8th, went 2nd after 3 out, led 2 out, 2 lengths clear last, idled flat, just held on, won at Taunton 3m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Dec beating Alberobello (10-12) by nk, 13 ran.

Atriptomilan (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) In touch, lost place 5th, ridden 4 out, struggling in modest 5th when swished tail under pressure after 2 out, 5th of 11, 21l behind Sammys Gone (10-12) at Hereford 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec.