Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia Awareness Novices' Hurdle 2m 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 110y, Class 4, 13 runners)
  • Winner £2,534 2nd £744 3rd £372 4th £186
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 58.60s
  • Off time: 14:10:20
Full result
Result 14:10 Huntingdon
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 13 Valdez 4/5f
2nd 7 Softsong 3 7/4
3rd 9 Sparville 21 20/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1
LIGHT GREEN, PURPLE hoops, LIGHT GREEN sleeves Crimson Monarch (USA) 11
  • T:P W Hiatt
  • J:L Treadwell
  • Form:
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 152 10-12 P W Hiatt L Treadwell 100/1
2 54
ROYAL BLUE, ORANGE disc, ORANGE and ROYAL BLUE striped sleeves and cap Mississippi Blues 15
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:R P Mclernon
  • Form: 54
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 33/1
3 051/17-
Dark Blue, Light Blue star, stars on sleeves and star on cap Peintre Ster (IRE) 357
  • T:N B King
  • J:Trevor Whelan
  • Form: 051/17-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 N B King Trevor Whelan (5) 33/1
4
Red, Beige chevrons, hooped sleeves, Red cap Rasteau (IRE) 97
  • T:T Keddy
  • J:Jack Quinlan
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 T Keddy Jack Quinlan (3) 150/1
5
Royal Blue, Red star, White sleeves, Red stars, Royal Blue cap, Red star Royal Defence (IRE) 14
  • T:M Quinn
  • J:A Tinkler
  • Form:
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 M Quinn A Tinkler 100/1
6
Black, White hooped sleeves, Red and White hooped cap Shouda (IRE) 22
  • T:B Curley
  • J:D C Costello
  • Form:
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 B Curley D C Costello 33/1
7 0-5
ROYAL BLUE, WHITE star, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, WHITE stars and stars on cap Softsong (FR) 25
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 0-5
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 P J Hobbs R Johnson 7/4
8 8/6P-9
ROYAL BLUE, WHITE star, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, WHITE stars, WHITE cap Soutine (IRE) 21
  • T:Jamie Snowden
  • J:Nick Scholfield
  • Form: 8/6P-9
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 Jamie Snowden Nick Scholfield 66/1
9 F/324-49
Light green and purple (quartered), light green sleeves, purple spots Sparville (IRE) 19
  • T:K C Bailey
  • J:Charles Greene
  • Form: F/324-49
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 K C Bailey Charles Greene (7) 20/1
10
Pink, large maroon spots St Ignatius 44
  • T:A Bailey
  • J:Timmy Murphy
  • Form:
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 A Bailey Timmy Murphy 14/1
11 90-
Royal blue, white hoops, dark blue sleeves and cap Tadabeer 30
  • T:Ian Williams
  • J:Harry Skelton
  • Form: 90-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 Ian Williams Harry Skelton 50/1
12 490-
Black, White spots, check cap Turjuman (USA) 6
  • T:A Bailey
  • J:W Hutchinson
  • Form: 490-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12p
  • OR: 96
  • Naps:
7 152 10-12 p A Bailey W Hutchinson 96 50/1
13 1/14-2
Dark blue, light blue hoops and armlets, red cap Valdez 16
  • T:A King
  • J:R Thornton
  • Form: 1/14-2
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 A King R Thornton 4/5f

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Cry of Freedom (USA)
  • T:J P Ferguson
  • J:Jack Quinlan
5 10-12 J P Ferguson Jack Quinlan 4/1
show more

In depth

Verdict

VALDEZ could complete a quick double for Alan King and Choc Thornton as he's already won a couple of bumpers and only found King's Flagship a neck too good on his hurdling debut at Wincanton, a track similar in nature to this. Another dual bumper winner, Peintre Ster, returns from a year on the sidelines while Mississippi Blues has been well beaten in both starts over hurdles so far. Softsong is interesting, however, as the French import was far from disgraced in a competitive event at Cheltenham last month and can only improve for the experience. He's preferred to newcomers Shouda and St Ignatius with Sparville possibly best of the rest.

Formwatch

Valdez 6-5fav (10-12) Took keen hold and held up in mid-division, good headway on inside to chase winner approaching 2 out, upsides and every chance when hit last, no extra and held final 100 yards, 2nd of 13, nk behind Kings Flagship (10-12) at Wincanton 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.

Softsong (FR) 22-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, took keen hold, led 2nd, not fluent 5th, headed when mistake last, weakened flat, 5th of 12, 13l behind Court Minstrel (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m mdn hdl (3) gs in Oct.

Sparville (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, weakened approaching 3 out where mistake, 9th of 14, 43l behind Hold Court (10-12) at Ludlow 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.

Royal Defence (IRE) 11-1 (8-11) Led after 1f, headed 8f out, chased leader until 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 9, 30l behind Beyeh (9-1) at Yarmouth 1m 6f hcp (6) hvy in Oct (flat).

Soutine (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Mistake 1st, mid-division, struggling 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 9th of 14, well behind Mr Mole (10-12) at Exeter 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.

Turjuman (USA) 100-1 (11-1) Held up in touch in mid-division, struggling 5th, tailed off, 13th of 15, well behind Sonoran Sands (10-2) at Huntingdon 2m mdn hdl (4) sft in Mar.

Mississippi Blues 33-1 (10-12) With leader, led approaching 5th, headed after 3 out, no extra from 2 out, 4th of 10, 22l behind Tominator (10-12) at Bangor 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.

St Ignatius 20-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, led halfway, ridden and headed no chance with winner when lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong lost 2 places, 5th of 15, 7l behind Moderator (9-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f app hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep (flat).

Crimson Monarch (USA) 40-1 (8-10) Mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 11, 16l behind Six Of Clubs (9-12) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol (flat).

Tadabeer 33-1 (10-12) Mid-division, hit 3rd, outpaced 3 out, soon weakened, 10th of 11, well behind Kapga De Cerisy (11-5) at Sandown 2m 4yo hdl (4) gs in Feb.

Rasteau (IRE) 50-1 (8-0) Prominent early, tracked leaders, lost place over 3f out, well held after, 6th of 7, 11l behind Dannios (9-9) at Yarmouth 7f app hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug (flat).

Shouda (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, driven inside final 4f, struggling after, tailed off, last of 13, 46l behind Captain Cardington (8-10) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Oct (flat).

Peintre Ster (IRE) 20-1 (10-9) Behind, plugged on from 2 out, never involved, 7th of 18, 37l behind Same Difference (10-12) at Lingfield 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov '11.