Lycetts Insurance Brokers Novices' Handicap Hurdle 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, Class 4, 8 runners)
  • Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 43.80s
  • Off time: 18:05:50
Full result
Result 18:05 Ludlow
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Church Field 1/2f
2nd 2 Eightfold 5 16/1
3rd 3 Bob's Legend 16/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 7/305-
Dark Green, Dark Green and White diabolo on sleeves Kayalar (IRE) 13
  • T:Evan Williams
  • J:Paul Moloney
  • Form: 7/305-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 104
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 104 7/1
2 356-
Grey, pink chevrons on sleeves, grey cap, pink star Eightfold 14
  • T:S Durack
  • J:C O'Farrell
  • Form: 356-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-12t
  • OR: 108
  • Naps:
4 166 11-12 t S Durack C O'Farrell 108 16/1
3 0666/60-
Light blue, red chevron, dark blue sleeves, white stars, light blue cap, red star Bob's Legend (IRE) 22
  • T:M R Bosley
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 0666/60-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 98
  • Naps:
7 160 11-6 M R Bosley S Twiston-Davies 98 16/1
4 444443-
Red, White Cross of Lorraine, chevrons on sleeves, hooped cap Fairy Alisha 23
  • T:T Wall
  • J:Josh Wall
  • Form: 444443-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-3
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
5 157 11-3 T Wall Josh Wall (7) 95 14/1
5 0000-1
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Church Field (IRE) (ex7) 7
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 0000-1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 85 1/2f
6 066/6-
Pink, black chevron, pink sleeves, black spots, pink cap, black diamond Honey Of A Kitten (USA) 17
  • T:P D Evans
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 066/6-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-13v
  • OR: 91
  • Naps:
5 153 10-13 v P D Evans Aidan Coleman 91 7/1
7 46/6630-
Dark blue, orange seams, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Blewit (IRE) 26
  • T:W Kinsey
  • J:Harry Challoner
  • Form: 46/6630-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 91
  • Naps:
5 153 10-13 W Kinsey Harry Challoner (5) 91 12/1
8 397/6-
Red and dark blue diabolo, dark blue sleeves, red armlets, red cap Duneen Dream (USA) 243
  • T:Mrs N S Evans
  • J:R T Dunne
  • Form: 397/6-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 78
  • Naps:
8 140 10-0 Mrs N S Evans R T Dunne (3) 78 50/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Sporting Boy (IRE)
  • T:M Blake
  • J:Nick Scholfield
4 11-6 M Blake Nick Scholfield 9/2
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In depth

Verdict

CHURCH FIELD opened his account over timber with victory at Newton Abbot a week ago. He looks up to defying a 7lb penalty with AP McCoy taking over the reins today. Bob's Legend has a shout on October's sixth over track and trip given he's slipped 8lb down the weights since then and Kayalar's best effort so far came over these obstacles in a maiden race. Eightfold finished third here last season but Fairy Alisha has the more recent form with a placed effort at Towcester while Honey Of A Kitten will need to step up on his previous efforts over hurdles to figure.

Formwatch

Church Field (IRE) 3-1fav (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway after 3 out, led last, kept on strongly, won at Newton Abbot 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf beating Twyford (11-6) by 5l, 11 ran.

Eightfold 12-1 (10-8) In rear, struggling after 6th, never near leaders, 6th of 12, 38l behind Red Courtier (11-0) at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.

Bob's Legend (IRE) 9-1 (11-12) Took keen hold in rear, not fluent 6th, well beaten after 3 out, 13th of 15, 48l behind Castlemorris King (11-4) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Apr.

Honey Of A Kitten (USA) 9-1 (11-1) Held up mid-division, headway before 3 out, chased leaders 2 out, one pace, 6th of 13, 9l behind Acapulco Bay (10-5) at Hereford 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in May '12.

Kayalar (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Prominent, jumped left 2nd, every chance 3 out, one pace flat, 5th of 15, 11l behind Utopian (10-13) at Ludlow 2m mdn hdl (4) sft in Feb.

Duneen Dream (USA) 100-1 (10-12) Led to 7th, soon weakened, 6th of 10, well behind Billy Merriott (10-9) at Hereford 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gf in May '12.

Fairy Alisha 14-1 (10-4) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, went 4th before 2 out, kept on, 3rd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Weather Babe (11-4) at Towcester 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.

Blewit (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, not fluent 1st, lost place when not fluent 6th, well beaten after 8th, 11th of 16, 42l behind Signed Request (11-5) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Apr.