Call Star Sports 08000 521 321 Novices' Hurdle 2m

  • (3yo+, 2m, Class 4, 14 runners)
  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 6.70s
  • Off time: 12:10:54
Full result
Result 12:10 Plumpton
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 11 Vikekhal 14/1
2nd 7 Minority Interest s.h 33/1
3rd 10 Torero 25/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 66-5313
Red, Black seams, hooped sleeves, quartered cap The Stig (FR) 23
  • T:N P Littmoden
  • J:P J Brennan
  • Form: 66-5313
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 N P Littmoden P J Brennan 112 6/1
2
Light blue, white epaulets, light blue sleeves, white stars, white cap Beggers Belief 14
  • T:Miss Z C Davison
  • J:D Crosse
  • Form:
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-6p1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 160 11-6 p1 Miss Z C Davison D Crosse 100/1
3 246-35
Light Blue and Royal Blue (quartered), halved sleeves Berkeley Avenue 21
  • T:W Greatrex
  • J:G Sheehan
  • Form: 246-35
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 160 11-6 W Greatrex G Sheehan (3) 10/1
4 22-20
Dark Green and Orange (quartered), Dark Green sleeves, hooped cap Chase The Wind (IRE) 17
  • T:W Greatrex
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: 22-20
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 160 11-6 W Greatrex N Fehily 7/4f
5 18
Black, yellow chevron, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Lemons Ground 37
  • T:Jamie Snowden
  • J:Brendan Powell
  • Form: 18
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 160 11-6 Jamie Snowden Brendan Powell 25/1
6 0/
Royal blue and yellow stripes, yellow sleeves, royal blue cap Le Pergolese (FR) 721
  • T:N J Hawke
  • J:M J Quinlan
  • Form: 0/
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 160 11-6 N J Hawke M J Quinlan (3) 100/1
7
BLACK, GREY diamond and armlets, EMERALD GREEN cap, PINK star Minority Interest 104
  • T:D O'Brien
  • J:Tom Cannon
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 160 11-6 D O'Brien Tom Cannon 33/1
8 6
Black, black and maroon striped cap Sadma 14
  • T:J P Ferguson
  • J:D F O'Regan
  • Form: 6
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 160 11-6 J P Ferguson D F O'Regan 5/1
9 9
BLACK, GREY diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Spartilla 14
  • T:D O'Brien
  • J:Mr J Pearce
  • Form: 9
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 160 11-6 D O'Brien Mr J Pearce (7) 100/1
10 7
Emerald green, yellow braces, light blue sleeves, black cap Torero 14
  • T:Mrs D Grissell
  • J:Joshua Moore
  • Form: 7
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 160 11-6 Mrs D Grissell Joshua Moore (3) 25/1
11 3-407
Royal blue, yellow triple diamond, striped sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue star Vikekhal (FR) 24
  • T:G L Moore
  • J:J E Moore
  • Form: 3-407
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 160 11-6 G L Moore J E Moore 14/1
12 2F-4125
Yellow, black cross belts, black sleeves, yellow stars, black cap, yellow star Sirop De Menthe (FR) 10
  • T:Miss Jessica Westwood
  • J:W Kennedy
  • Form: 2F-4125
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 119
  • Naps:
3 153 10-13 Miss Jessica Westwood W Kennedy 119 11/2
13 5
EMERALD GREEN and WHITE diabolo, WHITE cap Collingbourneducis (IRE) 40
  • T:M Gates
  • J:Conor Shoemark
  • Form: 5
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 147 10-7 M Gates Conor Shoemark (5) 100/1
14 6
Black, White disc, White sleeves, Black spots, White cap Warrant Officer 8
  • T:Miss S West
  • J:M Goldstein
  • Form: 6
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 147 10-7 Miss S West M Goldstein 25/1

In depth

Verdict

SADMA was heavily eased when sixth to Electrolyser over course and distance two weeks ago but still finished ahead of Torero and Spartilla. He will have learned plenty from that run and can improve past the likes of Sirop De Menthe and Berkeley Avenue. The latter's stablemate, Chase The Wind, had useful bumper form but was well beaten on his hurdles bow at Newbury. Minority Interest won four times on the Flat up to 1m3f but was at his best on fast ground and is best watched after a break while The Stig couldn't cope with a penalty at Huntingdon last time.

Formwatch

Vikekhal (FR) 66-1 (10-11) Mid-division, driven after 3 out, never on terms, weakened before last, 7th of 9, 32l behind Beat That (11-0) at Ascot 2m 3f NH mdn hdl (3) gs in Nov.

Minority Interest 7-2fav (8-9) Soon led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, dropped to 4th last stride, 4th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Mister Fizz (8-10) at Goodwood 1m 3f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sep (flat).

Torero 33-1 (10-12) Held up mid-division, weakened after 3 out, 7th of 14, 29l behind Electrolyser (10-12) at Plumpton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd.

Chase The Wind (IRE) 15-2 (11-0) Always towards rear, 10th of 14, 46l behind Wilde Blue Yonder (11-0) at Newbury 2m NH mdn hdl (3) gs in Nov.

Sirop De Menthe (FR) 16-1 (11-4) Held up in touch, headway approaching 5th, hanging left under pressure and weakened before 2 out, 5th of 8, 12l behind Violet Dancer (11-4) at Sandown 2m 3yo hdl (3) gs.

Lemons Ground 16-1 (11-4) Tracked leader until 12f out, stayed handy, driven along over 3f out, soon lost place, 8th of 9, 44l behind Hello George (11-0) at Sandown 2m NH flat (5) hvy in Nov.

Spartilla 66-1 (10-12) Held up mid-division, headway after 3 out, weakened next, 9th of 14, 38l behind Electrolyser (10-12) at Plumpton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd.

The Stig (FR) 8-1 (11-12) Tracked leader, led 2nd, headed after 5th, led again 3 out, headed and hit 2 out, 3rd and one pace when switched left before last, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Bernardelli (11-8) at Huntingdon 2m (4) sft in Nov.

Sadma 16-1 (10-12) Held up behind and keen, headway 3 out, in 5th place before 2 out, weakened last, 6th of 14, 25l behind Electrolyser (10-12) at Plumpton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd.

Berkeley Avenue 20-1 (10-11) Tracked winner briefly before 3 out, no extra from last lost 4th place close home, 5th of 16, 17l behind My Guardian Angel (11-0) at Ludlow 2m mdn hdl (4) gs in Nov.

Beggers Belief 33-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, went 2nd 8f out, pushed along over 2f out, lost 2nd 2f out, weakened quickly over 1f out, 12th of 14, 16l behind Brave Decision (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol (flat).

Le Pergolese (FR) 33-1 (10-13) Towards rear, never dangerous, 13th of 14, well behind Old Tricks (10-9) at Wincanton 2m NH flat (6) sft in Dec '11.

Collingbourneducis (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Tracked winner until 2nd, dropped rear pair after 3rd, weakened 3 out, tailed off, 5th of 6, well behind Herod The Great (11-5) at Warwick 2m 3yo hdl (4) gs in Nov.

Warrant Officer 50-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, under pressure 3 out, soon no impression, 6th of 11, 13l behind Mahican (10-12) at Warwick 2m 3yo hdl (4) gs.