EBF Stallions 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle (Qualifier) 2m 4f

  • (4-7yo, 2m 4f, Class 3, 5 runners)
  • Winner £5,848 2nd £1,717 3rd £859 4th £429
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 47.90s
  • Off time: 15:20:16
Full result
Result 15:20 Fakenham
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Doctor Harper Evsf
2nd 4 Robbers Roost 12 33/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 110-115
ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots Doctor Harper (IRE) 63
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:T Scudamore
  • Form: 110-115
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 137
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 D Pipe T Scudamore 137 Evsf
2 24-6221
Red and yellow stripes, red sleeves, yellow stars Saffron Wells (IRE) 10
  • T:N B King
  • J:Trevor Whelan
  • Form: 24-6221
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
6 162 11-8 N B King Trevor Whelan (3) 114 7/4
3 P333-4
Maroon, White hoop, hooped sleeves, White cap De Kerry Man (IRE) 24
  • T:Mrs F Kehoe
  • J:S P Jones
  • Form: P333-4
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 Mrs F Kehoe S P Jones 40/1
4 5-236
Purple, yellow disc, purple sleeves, yellow stars, purple cap, yellow stars Robbers Roost (IRE) 50
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 5-236
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 33/1
5 329-11
Dark Blue, Beige seams, Beige and Dark Blue striped sleeves, Orange cap Bobble Boru (IRE) 50
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 329-11
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 155 11-1 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 4/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Edmund Kean (IRE)
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:C O'Farrell
6 11-2 D Pipe C O'Farrell 10/1
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In depth

Verdict

Bobble Boru won at Wincanton on her hurdling debut having landed a bumper at Ludlow on her reappearance. She is open to further improvement but DOCTOR HARPER looks an above-average novice, despite failing to cope with the step up in grade at Cheltenham last time. He'd won a couple of times at Exeter previously and can get back on track here. Saffron Wells is progressing nicely and won a handicap by 11 lengths at Market Rasen on just his third start over timber. But he needs to find more again to follow up here and De Kerry Man and Robbers Roost could also be found wanting.

Formwatch

Doctor Harper (IRE) 11-4 (11-8) Stood at start for 20 seconds before getting going, led, mistake 2nd, soon headed, not fluent 3rd, led again after 5th, hit 3 out, headed after 2 out, weakened last, 5th of 9, 16l behind Ballyalton (11-8) at Cheltenham 2m 1f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (3) gd in Dec.

Robbers Roost (IRE) 10-1 (10-2) In touch on outside when field came into view after 5th, lost touch and well behind when came into view again briefly after 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 41l behind Maybe I Wont (10-12) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.

Saffron Wells (IRE) 4-1 (11-3) Held up in rear, not fluent 1st, jumped slowly next, headway 3 out, led next, clear last, eased close home, won at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft beating Too Generous (11-5) by 11l, 8 ran.

De Kerry Man (IRE) 100-1 (11-5) Took keen hold, jumped left at times, led until before 2 out, soon weakened, 4th of 7, 25l behind Cogry (11-5) at Leicester 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.

Bobble Boru (IRE) 5-2fav (10-10) Tracked leaders, jumped left and nearly unseated rider 2nd, every chance 2out, led before last, driven out, won at Wincanton 2m mrs nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec beating August Hill (10-10) by 1 3/4l, 12 ran.