Weatherbys Hamilton Insurance Introductory Hurdle 2m 5f

  • (4yo+, 2m 5f, Class 3, 7 runners)
  • Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 16.40s
  • Off time: 15:30:43
Full result
Result 15:30 Ludlow
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Hold Court 11/4
2nd 2 Enter Paradise ½ 7/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 2119-1
White, Red and Black striped sleeves Hold Court (IRE) 21
  • T:Evan Williams
  • J:Paul Moloney
  • Form: 2119-1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 159 11-5 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 11/4
2 1UP-482
Beige, red star, red cap, beige star Enter Paradise (IRE) 19
  • T:C J Mann
  • J:P N O'Brien
  • Form: 1UP-482
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-0p
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
8 154 11-0 p C J Mann P N O'Brien (10) 123 7/2
3 13
Black, white hoops, white sleeves, black stars, light green cap Heronry (IRE) 22
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:A Tinkler
  • Form: 13
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 N J Henderson A Tinkler 4/1
4 718-
Dark Blue, Yellow star, hooped sleeves and star on cap Jeano De Toulouse (FR) 209
  • T:O Sherwood
  • J:L Aspell
  • Form: 718-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 O Sherwood L Aspell 40/1
5 31-
White, black diamonds on sleeves, red cap Midnight Oscar (IRE) 243
  • T:K C Bailey
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 31-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 K C Bailey J M Maguire 13/8f
6 P9-7
Light Blue, Dark Blue seams, Dark Blue and Light Blue halved sleeves, striped cap Push The Trigger 17
  • T:C E Longsdon
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: P9-7
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 C E Longsdon N Fehily 100/1
7 105-3
Emerald green, yellow braces and armlets, check cap The Wee Lass 36
  • T:A J Whiting
  • J:Felix De Giles
  • Form: 105-3
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 147 10-7 A J Whiting Felix De Giles 80/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Forgotten Gold (IRE)
  • T:T R George
  • J:P J Brennan
5 11-0 T R George P J Brennan 4/9
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In depth

Verdict

HOLD COURT will have gone into many notebooks after winning by six lengths on his hurdling debut over 2m here last month. He was placed over 3m between the flags so the extra 5f today shouldn't be a problem and Evan Williams' charge can defy the penalty. Heronry, Jeano De Toulouse, Midnight Oscar and The Wee Lass are all bumper winners and Kim Bailey's five-year-old is possibly the most interesting of those today while Enter Paradise won over fences at Fakenham in February and was second in a novices' handicap hurdle at Aintree last month. He may lack the speed to get competitive over this trip on a sharp track like Ludlow however.

Formwatch

Hold Court (IRE) 13-8fav (10-12) Mid-division, headway after 6th, led when not fluent last, ran on well, easily, won at Ludlow 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct beating Drum Valley (10-12) by 6l, 14 ran.

Enter Paradise (IRE) 40-1 (11-2) With leader, led 2nd, driven approaching omitted 3 out, ridden over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 12, 7l behind Sixty Something (11-7) at Aintree 3m nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Oct.

Midnight Oscar (IRE) 11-2 (11-3) Tracked leaders, challenged over 3f out, soon led, stayed on well, won at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) gs in Mar beating Wychwoods Brook (11-0) by 3 1/2l, 16 ran.

Heronry (IRE) 3-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, challenged 3 out, soon ridden, mistake 2 out, 3rd and beaten when not fluent last, 3rd of 10, 14l behind Wilton Milan (11-0) at Worcester 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gs in Oct.

Push The Trigger 50-1 (11-0) In touch in mid-division, not fluent 2nd, lost place approaching 7th, tailed off, 7th of 12, 42l behind Hollow Penny (11-0) at Bangor 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gs in Oct.

The Wee Lass 12-1 (10-5) Raced keenly, in touch on outside, switched inside after 3rd, chased leader after 3 out until last, no extra flat, 3rd of 5, 6l behind Roseini (10-5) at Towcester 2m mares NH nov hdl (4) gf in Oct.

Jeano De Toulouse (FR) 9-2 (11-3) Led, headed over 4f out, soon weakened, 8th of 10, well behind Ballincurrig (10-12) at Southwell 2m cond NH flat (6) sft in Apr.