Race Passes At timeform.com Novices' Hurdle 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, Class 4, 12 runners)
  • Winner £3,422 2nd £998 3rd £499
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 36.50s
  • Off time: 13:10:36
Full result
Result 13:10 Plumpton
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Valdez 1/2f
2nd 3 Asker 10 5/1
3rd 7 Islandmagee 10/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 1/14-217
Dark blue, light blue hoops and armlets, red cap Valdez 31
  • T:A King
  • J:R Thornton
  • Form: 1/14-217
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
6 165 11-11 A King R Thornton 125 1/2f
2 0
Purple, White triple diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Aciano (IRE) 26
  • T:B G Powell
  • J:Brendan Powell
  • Form: 0
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-5t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 159 11-5 t B G Powell Brendan Powell (3) 50/1
3 1-6
Light blue, yellow and light blue halved sleeves Asker (IRE) 19
  • T:G L Moore
  • J:J E Moore
  • Form: 1-6
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-5b
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 159 11-5 b G L Moore J E Moore 5/1
4 P
Beige and Red diamonds, Red cap Avison (IRE) 19
  • T:Mrs L Hill
  • J:D Bass
  • Form: P
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 159 11-5 Mrs L Hill D Bass 100/1
5 279
Purple, Red star and sleeves Bluegrass Bid (USA) 27
  • T:R T Phillips
  • J:W Hutchinson
  • Form: 279
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 159 11-5 R T Phillips W Hutchinson 80/1
6
Maroon, Black stripe Camera Shy (IRE) 193
  • T:M D Squance
  • J:Adam Wedge
  • Form:
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
9 159 11-5 M D Squance Adam Wedge (3) 80/1
7 342-4
Royal Blue, Pink hoop Islandmagee (IRE) 239
  • T:Evan Williams
  • J:Paul Moloney
  • Form: 342-4
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 159 11-5 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 10/1
8 2197
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Listen And Learn (IRE) 63
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 2197
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 159 11-5 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 16/1
9 60-5
Black, Yellow disc, Black sleeves, Yellow stars, quartered cap Mr Bingley 105
  • T:C L Tizzard
  • J:J Tizzard
  • Form: 60-5
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 159 11-5 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 20/1
10 4
Black, White cross belts, diabolo on sleeves The Tiger 13
  • T:E A L Dunlop
  • J:L Aspell
  • Form: 4
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 159 11-5 E A L Dunlop L Aspell 5/1
11 0-P
Light Blue, Dark Blue chevron, quartered cap Byresteads Farm 70
  • T:Mrs L C Jewell
  • J:Gerard Tumelty
  • Form: 0-P
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12t1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 t1 Mrs L C Jewell Gerard Tumelty 100/1
12 0/57-
Beige and Maroon check, Maroon sleeves, Maroon cap, Beige star I'm So Special (IRE) 362
  • T:Noel T Chance
  • J:Jeremiah McGrath
  • Form: 0/57-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 152 10-12 Noel T Chance Jeremiah McGrath (5) 50/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Henry San (IRE)
  • T:A King
  • J:W Hutchinson
5 11-4 A King W Hutchinson 5/2
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In depth

Verdict

It is a bit of a worry that The Tiger apparently failed to get home when a remote fourth on his debut at Fakenham. He did pull much too hard that day, however, and this useful Flat performer should be a factor if settling better here. But we still fancy VALDEZ to give the weight away as he was taking on decent opposition at Cheltenham last month having won comfortably at Huntingdon earlier. Bumper winner Listen And Learn hasn't shown much over timber so far but Asker should improve for his run at Kempton on Boxing Day and Islandmagee has shown promise, though hasn't raced since May of last year.

Formwatch

Valdez 8-1 (11-4) Mid-division, tracked leaders on inside 2 out, effort and every chance betwen last 2, soon ridden, weakened flat, 7th of 8, 10l behind Melodic Rendezvous (10-12) at Cheltenham 2m 1f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (3) hvy in Dec.

Asker (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Mid-division on outside, ridden after 3 out, never on terms, weakened next, 6th of 10, 47l behind River Maigue (11-0) at Kempton 2m nh nov hdl (2) hvy in Dec.

Islandmagee (IRE) 7-2 (10-12) Pulled hard, chased leaders, hit 2 out, soon outpaced, hit last, lost 3rd towards finish, 4th of 6, 10l behind High Storm (11-5) at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in May.

Aciano (IRE) 66-1 (10-11) In touch, reminder after 4th, weakened after 4 out, behind when blundered next, tailed off, 15th of 18, well behind Poet (11-0) at Newbury 2m mdn hdl (4) sft in Dec.

Mr Bingley 16-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, soon chased winner until 4 out, soon weakened, lost 3rd place before 2 out, 5th of 9, well behind The New One (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Oct.

Bluegrass Bid (USA) 28-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, mistakes 2nd and next, weakened after 2 out, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Lord Of House (11-5) at Folkestone 2m 1f nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec.

I'm So Special (IRE) 9-1 (11-4) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 7th of 11, 16l behind Ginger Fizz (11-4) at Southwell 2m mrs NH flat (4-7yo) (6) gs in Jan '12.

The Tiger 2-1fav (11-5) Pulled hard, chased leaders, went remote 2nd 2 out, weakened flat, 4th of 6, 42l behind Ubaldo Des Menhies (11-5) at Fakenham 2m mdn hdl (5) sft.

Listen And Learn (IRE) 9-1 (10-12) Chased leaders until pushed along before 3 out, weakened soon after, tailed off, 7th of 11, well behind Robbie (11-12) at Southwell 2m nov hdl (4) gd in Nov.

Camera Shy (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Started very slowly, behind, headway 2f out, switched left over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong to press for 3rd close home, 4th of 9, 8l behind The Ducking Stool (9-1) at Yarmouth 1m 3f app hcp (6) gf in Jul (flat).

Avison (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, lost place when mistake 5th, tailed off 3 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by River Maigue (11-0) at Kempton 2m nh nov hdl (2) hvy in Dec, 10 ran.

Byresteads Farm 100-1 (10-10) Not fluent in rear, behind 7th, pulled up before next, in a race won by Carole's Destiny (10-10) at Plumpton 2m 5f mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Nov, 10 ran.