Race Passes At timeform.com Novices' Hurdle 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, Class 4, 10 runners)
  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 26.00s
  • Off time: 13:01:04
Full result
Result 13:00 Plumpton
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Uhlan Bute 8/11f
2nd 7 Raven's Tower nk 11/4
3rd 2 Daveron 8 12/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 F4-1272
Dark Blue, Pink stars, sleeves and star on cap Uhlan Bute (FR) 6
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: F4-1272
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 127
  • Naps:
6 165 11-11 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 127 8/11f
2 00/4
Orange and beige diamonds, beige sleeves, orange diamonds, orange and beige quartered cap Daveron (IRE) 14
  • T:J Scott
  • J:Nick Scholfield
  • Form: 00/4
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 159 11-5 J Scott Nick Scholfield 12/1
3 6
Black, Grey epaulets, halved sleeves Freddy Q (IRE) 52
  • T:R A Teal
  • J:R P Mclernon
  • Form: 6
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-5t1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 159 11-5 t1 R A Teal R P Mclernon 20/1
4 6-
Emerald Green, Royal Blue sleeves Harlequins Gleams 277
  • T:Miss A M Newton-Smith
  • J:A Thornton
  • Form: 6-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 159 11-5 Miss A M Newton-Smith A Thornton 100/1
5 2
BLACK, GREY diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Minority Interest 28
  • T:D O'Brien
  • J:Tom Cannon
  • Form: 2
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 159 11-5 D O'Brien Tom Cannon 6/1
6 97
BLACK, GREY diamond and armlets, EMERALD GREEN cap, PINK star Spartilla 28
  • T:D O'Brien
  • J:Mr J Pearce
  • Form: 97
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 159 11-5 D O'Brien Mr J Pearce (7) 66/1
7 221F3
Black, Scarlet hooped sleeves and hoop on cap Raven's Tower (USA) 17
  • T:B Pauling
  • J:D Bass
  • Form: 221F3
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 119
  • Naps:
4 153 10-13 B Pauling D Bass 119 11/4
8 267-390
Orange, Black triple diamond, chevrons on sleeves On The Move 189
  • T:A J Honeyball
  • J:Rachael Green
  • Form: 267-390
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 A J Honeyball Rachael Green (3) 66/1
9 PP
Dark blue and light blue check, royal blue sleeves, yellow cap Saint Helena (IRE) 8
  • T:Jim Best
  • J:Matthew Batchelor
  • Form: PP
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 Jim Best Matthew Batchelor 100/1
10 57
Black, mauve triple diamond, purple and mauve hooped sleeves, black cap, mauve diamonds Hermosa Vaquera (IRE) 34
  • T:Miss A M Newton-Smith
  • J:Adam Wedge
  • Form: 57
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 140 10-0 Miss A M Newton-Smith Adam Wedge 66/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Valdez
  • T:A King
  • J:R Thornton
6 11-11 A King R Thornton 1/2
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In depth

Verdict

A tricky opener in which several look to have decent claims. Uhlan Bute will probably be sent off favourite as he's been keeping better company in the main this winter, though he continues to give the impression a longer trip wouldn't come amiss. The four-year-old RAVEN'S TOWER also has a penalty to carry and has been handicapping but he did win here in November and an earlier second to Ballyglasheen at Ludlow has worked out better than expected. He gets the nod as he's proven on the ground, which could be a real problem for last month's course and distance second Minority Interest. Freddy Q has scope but may need more time.

Formwatch

Uhlan Bute (FR) 15-8 (11-12) Tracked leaders, not fluent and went 2nd last (normal 3 out), one pace and no chance with winner final furlong, 2nd of 10, 6l behind Hint Of Mint (11-5) at Leicester 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy.

Raven's Tower (USA) 14-1 (11-4) Led, clear 2nd, hit next, reduced lead 4 out, joined and mistake next, ridden and headed well before 2 out, no impression when lost 2nd before mistake next, mistake last, 3rd of 6, 21l behind Vicenzo Mio (11-8) at Kempton 2m 3yo hdl (3) sft in Dec.

Daveron (IRE) 100-1 (10-9) Took keen hold chasing leaders, went 2nd before 3 out until before 2 out, no impression when hit 2 out, hit last, no extra in 4th final 110 yards, 4th of 14, 12l behind Horizontal Speed (11-4) at Taunton 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec.

Hermosa Vaquera (IRE) 100-1 (10-5) Held up in rear, slow 2nd, headway 3 out, chased leaders next, weakened before last, 7th of 12, 35l behind Muhtaris (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f 3yo hdl (4) gs in Dec.

Freddy Q (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Led, set moderate pace, ridden and headed before 2 out, soon outpaced, beaten when lost place last, 6th of 7, 16l behind Irving (11-5) at Ascot 2m hdl (3) gs in Nov.

Spartilla 100-1 (10-13) Behind, never nearer, 7th of 14, 31l behind Vikekhal (11-6) at Plumpton 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.

On The Move 66-1 (10-4) Behind and pushed along, never dangerous, last of 13, well behind Another Hero (10-11) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f mdn hdl (5) gf in Jul.

Harlequins Gleams 33-1 (11-4) Held up in touch, weakened over 5f out, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Seven Nation Army (10-12) at Fontwell 1m 6f NH flat (6) sft in Apr.

Saint Helena (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) In rear and pulled hard, blundered 4 out, soon tailed off, in a race won by Dubawi Island (11-12) at Plumpton 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy, 9 ran.

Minority Interest 33-1 (11-6) Held up in rear, headway approaching 2 out, chased leaders last, stayed on strongly closing stages, every chance close home, just failed, 2nd of 14, shd behind Vikekhal (11-6) at Plumpton 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.