National Festival Circus Is Here Today Novices' Hurdle (Div 2) 2m 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 110y, Class 4, 9 runners)
  • Winner £4,106 2nd £1,197 3rd £599
  • Going: Good to Soft (Good in places, watered)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 54.55s
  • Off time: 14:41:18
Full result
Result 14:40 Wetherby
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Master Red 15/8f
2nd 1 Fantasy King 8 7/2
3rd 7 Aneedh 7 6/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 423120
Red, Light Blue Cross of Lorraine and armlets, White cap Fantasy King 33
  • T:James Moffatt
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form: 423120
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 120
  • Naps:
8 160 11-6 James Moffatt B Hughes 120 7/2
2 21-2FF1
Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves Master Red (IRE) 29
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: 21-2FF1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 128
  • Naps:
5 160 11-6 D McCain Jnr N Fehily 128 15/8f
3 81-3F0P
Maroon, beige triple diamond, diabolo on sleeves, hooped cap Dibdabs (IRE) 67
  • T:M A Barnes
  • J:Daragh Bourke
  • Form: 81-3F0P
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-13ht
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 153 10-13 ht M A Barnes Daragh Bourke (7) 40/1
4 345
DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Silver Vogue 16
  • T:Mrs S J Smith
  • J:Ryan Mania
  • Form: 345
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 153 10-13 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 20/1
5 0
Dark Blue, Red disc, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Verdasco (FR) 71
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:A P Lane
  • Form: 0
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 153 10-13 D McCain Jnr A P Lane 50/1
6 25-25
ROYAL BLUE and WHITE (quartered), BLACK and WHITE striped sleeves and cap Verko (FR) 57
  • T:Micky Hammond
  • J:Craig Nichol
  • Form: 25-25
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 153 10-13 Micky Hammond Craig Nichol (5) 40/1
7 33
Black, Red hoops, striped sleeves, White cap Aneedh 29
  • T:Jedd O'Keeffe
  • J:Brian Harding
  • Form: 33
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 147 10-7 Jedd O'Keeffe Brian Harding 6/1
8
Emerald Green, Red chevrons, quartered cap Woodstock (IRE) 206
  • T:Mrs A Hamilton
  • J:K Renwick
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 147 10-7 Mrs A Hamilton K Renwick 25/1
9 3320
Emerald Green, Orange chevron, quartered cap Zamoyski 14
  • T:S Gollings
  • J:D F O'Regan
  • Form: 3320
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-7p1
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
4 147 10-7 p1 S Gollings D F O'Regan 122 3/1

In depth

Verdict

The McCain yard had a good chance of picking up the first division of this contest and will be looking for a quick double with Master Red. He's a leading contender on his recent win at Newcastle but third-placed ANEEDH is weighted to turn the tables. The latter was beaten only a length and has plenty of scope for improvement. Zamoyski never figured in a handicap at Ascot last time but has decent claims on his earlier placed efforts and so does Fantasy King, a winner at Navan when trained in Ireland last year.

Formwatch

Master Red (IRE) 5-6fav (11-1) Led to 2nd, chased leaders, led before last, headed narrowly run-in, rallied to regain lead towards finish, won at Newcastle 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar beating Ride The Range (10-8) by 1/2l, 10 ran.

Fantasy King 150-1 (11-7) Always behind, last of 18, 42l behind Vautour (11-7) at Cheltenham 2m nov hdl Grade 1 (1) gs in Mar.

Aneedh 6-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear and keen, headway before 3 out to chase leaders, led narrowly run-in, soon headed, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Master Red (11-1) at Newcastle 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.

Zamoyski 11-2 (11-5) Led until after 2nd, remained prominent, blundered 4 out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 42l behind Raven's Tower (11-9) at Ascot 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Mar.

Dibdabs (IRE) 33-1 (10-10) Held up in rear, blundered 3rd, never dangerous, soon tailled and pulled up, in a race won by Mohawk Ridge (11-3) at Carlisle 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb, 7 ran.

Silver Vogue 10-1 (11-1) Led until after 1st, chased winner until 6th, well held before 3 out, 5th of 7, 20l behind Boondooma (11-1) at Newcastle 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Mar.

Verko (FR) Evens (12-2) Chsd ldrs, 4th aftr a mile, dropped last 4out & mstk 3out, to 5th bef last, 5th of 9, 25l behind Winged Express (12-2) at Tallow 3m ire ptp in Feb.

Woodstock (IRE) 17-2 (9-2) Tracked leaders on inside, pushed along halfway, soon lost place and behind, tailed off, last of 14, 44l behind Calculated Risk (9-9) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Sep (flat).

Verdasco (FR) 8-1 (11-4) Mid-division, lost place 4f out, soon behind, 10th of 11, 31l behind Relic Rock (11-4) at Wetherby 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Feb.