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

  • (5yo+, 2m 5f, Class 1, 7 runners)
  • Winner £15,661 2nd £5,877 3rd £2,942 4th £1,466 5th £737 6th £368
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 25.70s
  • Off time: 15:00:54
Full result
Result 15:00 Warwick
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 The New One 1/2f
2nd 7 Mickie 16 14/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 2119-11
White, Red and Black striped sleeves Hold Court (IRE) 58
  • T:Evan Williams
  • J:Paul Moloney
  • Form: 2119-11
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 129
  • Naps:
6 161 11-7 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 129 12/1
2 432116
MAROON, WHITE chevrons, MAROON sleeves, WHITE stars, MAROON cap, WHITE star Kitegen (IRE) 77
  • T:R Dickin
  • J:H Oliver
  • Form: 432116
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
7 161 11-7 R Dickin H Oliver 122 40/1
3 1161-11
Red, white star, red sleeves, black stars, white cap, red star The New One (IRE) 85
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 1161-11
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 143
  • Naps:
5 161 11-7 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 143 1/2f
4 2112
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Dursey Sound (IRE) 49
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 2112
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 139
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 139 7/2
5 F41-61
Red, dark blue sleeves, red stars, red cap, dark blue star Minella Definitely (IRE) 47
  • T:N P Mulholland
  • J:D A Jacob
  • Form: F41-61
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 N P Mulholland D A Jacob 28/1
6 822-23
Emerald green, red cross belts Timesishard (IRE) 42
  • T:G McPherson
  • J:T Molloy
  • Form: 822-23
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 126
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 G McPherson T Molloy 126 66/1
7 2641
Royal Blue, White sleeves, Red cap Mickie 24
  • T:H D Daly
  • J:A Tinkler
  • Form: 2641
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
5 151 10-11 H D Daly A Tinkler 130 14/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Cotton Mill
  • T:J P Ferguson
  • J:Jack Quinlan
5 11-4 J P Ferguson Jack Quinlan 11/2
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In depth

Verdict

All eyes here will be on THE NEW ONE, who attempts to extend his unbeaten record over hurdles and stay on course for Cheltenham. A very smart performer in bumpers last season, he's been impressive so far over timber and can shrug off a three-month absence to beat Hold Court, another who is two out of two over obstacles so far, and Mickie. Henry Daly's mare was well behind Hold Court at Ludlow in the autumn but has made giant strides since and deserves a crack at this level. Dursey Sound represents his yard instead of the useful At Fishers Cross but may be found wanting in this grade and the others need to improve on what they've shown so far to figure.

Formwatch

The New One (IRE) Evensfav (11-3) Tracked leaders, mistake 5th, not fluent next or 3 out, challenged 2 out, soon led, not fluent last, ridden and pressed 200 yards out, stayed on well and asserted final 100 yards, won at Cheltenham 2m 5f nh nov hdl (2) gs in Oct beating Village Vic (10-12) by 2 3/4l, 9 ran.

Mickie 6-1 (10-10) Held up behind, smooth headway to track leaders 4 out, led before next, drew clear from 2 out, driven out, won at Ludlow 2m 5f mares NH nov hdl (4) sft in Dec beating Floral Spinner (10-3) by 14l, 12 ran.

Hold Court (IRE) 11-4 (11-5) Tracked leaders, challenging when not fluent 3 out, went right and led last, driven out, won at Ludlow 2m 5f hdl (3) gd in Nov beating Enter Paradise (10-4) by 1/2l, 7 ran.

Timesishard (IRE) 5-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, challenged 4th, led 2 out, soon headed, stayed on same pace flat, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Two Rockers (10-12) at Towcester 2m 5f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) sft in Dec.

Kitegen (IRE) 10-1 (10-4) In touch, driven and outpaced before 4 out, plugged on again flat, never a threat, 6th of 13, 11l behind Lamb Or Cod (10-0) at Chepstow 2m 4f hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gs in Oct.

Dursey Sound (IRE) 7-2 (11-6) Held up behind in touch, headway after 4 out, led narrowly after next, headed last, ridden and no impression with winner in clear 2nd flat, 2nd of 8, 4l behind Easter Day (11-3) at Ascot 2m 6f nh nov hdl (2) sft in Nov.

Minella Definitely (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Led, ridden before 2 out, headed last, ridden and rallied to regain lead towards finish, won at Kempton 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) sft in Nov beating Snake Eyes (10-12) by nk, 11 ran.