BetVictor Morebattle Hurdle 2m 2f

  • (4yo+, 2m 2f, Class 2, 4 runners)
  • Winner £11,047 2nd £3,244 3rd £1,622 4th £811
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 51.70s
  • Off time: 14:40:39
Full result
Result 14:40 Kelso
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Duke Of Navan 5/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 247/14-7
Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Any Given Day (IRE) 47
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 247/14-7
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 155
  • Naps:
8 157 11-3 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 155 11/8f
2 23-141
Red, Black and White striped sleeves, Red cap, Black diamond Duke Of Navan (IRE) 32
  • T:N G Richards
  • J:Brian Harding
  • Form: 23-141
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 138
  • Naps:
5 157 11-3 N G Richards Brian Harding 138 5/2
3 42-4113
Royal Blue, Emerald Green and Royal Blue hooped sleeves, Emerald Green cap Morning Royalty (IRE) 13
  • T:James Moffatt
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 42-4113
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 128
  • Naps:
6 157 11-3 James Moffatt A P McCoy 128 5/1
5 F11311
Royal blue, mauve and royal blue striped sleeves, royal blue and white striped cap Pas Trop Tard (FR) 42
  • T:M A Barnes
  • J:M J McAlister
  • Form: F11311
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-3t
  • OR: 137
  • Naps:
6 157 11-3 t M A Barnes M J McAlister 137 4/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
4 0544F-3
Orsippus (USA) 1
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:M Smith
  • J:Danny Cook
  • Form: 0544F-3
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 134
  • Naps:
7 113 M Smith Danny Cook 134 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Simonsig
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:B J Geraghty
6 11-2 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 2/7
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In depth

Verdict

Peddlers Cross won this in 2011 and Simonsig was successful 12 months ago and both went on to run well at Cheltenham. Any Given Day, Duke Of Navan and Morning Royalty all have Festival entries this year with the first-named engaged in the Stayers' Hurdle and the latter pair still in the Supreme Novices', though Morning Royalty could just as likely end up in the Grade One novices' event over a longer trip. PAS TROP TARD has no such lofty ambitions but Maurice Barnes must be delighted in how he's developed this season and he proved his versatility by winning easily over 2m4f at Ayr last month. He deserves a crack at this higher level and could offer a bit of value. Orsippus hasn't won over hurdles since winning a Grade One at Aintree as a four-year-old and was also in action at Musselburgh yesterday.

Formwatch

Orsippus (USA) 16-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, hit 4th, ridden before 3 out, behind when fell 2 out, in a race won by Attaglance (11-12) at Aintree 2m 4f Listed hcp hdl (1) gd in Apr, 21 ran.

Duke Of Navan (IRE) 7-4 (11-12) Always prominent, not much room 5th, challenged 2 out, soon led, stayed on well, won at Kelso 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan beating Big Water (11-5) by 3l, 13 ran.

Any Given Day (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Held up in last pair, headway on inside approaching 3 out, pushed along and chased leaders approaching next, weakened before last, 7th of 9, 18l behind African Gold (10-0) at Newbury 2m 5f hcp hdl (2) hvy in Dec.

Morning Royalty (IRE) 11-2 (11-12) Tracked leader, ridden after last, no extra run-in, 3rd of 14, 6l behind Get Back In Line (11-2) at Catterick 2m 3f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) sft.

Pas Trop Tard (FR) 11-4 (11-12) Held up in touch, not fluent 4th, challenged 8th, led 3 out, clear next, easily, won at Ayr 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) hvy in Jan beating Lady Bluesky (11-9) by 13l, 6 ran.