E.B.F./Sun Trade Windows 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle (Qualifier) 2m 4f

  • (4-7yo, 2m 4f, Class 4, 12 runners)
  • Winner £3,574 2nd £1,049 3rd £525 4th £262
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 54.00s
  • Off time: 14:20:31
Full result
Result 14:20 Ffos Las
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Whisper 4/9f
2nd 8 Rydon Pynes 18 25/1
3rd 1 Rocknrollrambo 10 14/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 6-5221
Red, beige hoops and sleeves, striped cap Rocknrollrambo (IRE) 45
  • T:A Middleton
  • J:Paul Moloney
  • Form: 6-5221
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 162 11-8 A Middleton Paul Moloney 14/1
2 1-14
Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Whisper (FR) 22
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:A Tinkler
  • Form: 1-14
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 132
  • Naps:
5 162 11-8 N J Henderson A Tinkler 132 4/9f
3 0
Royal Blue, Yellow star, Light Blue sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow star Gwili Spar 39
  • T:P Bowen
  • J:Patrick Corbett
  • Form: 0
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 156 11-2 P Bowen Patrick Corbett (7) 100/1
4 8
Light blue, royal blue hooped sleeves Just Basil 15
  • T:B J Llewellyn
  • J:Donal Fahy
  • Form: 8
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 B J Llewellyn Donal Fahy 100/1
5 P1
RED, BLACK armlets Lecale Lad (IRE) 78
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: P1
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 12/1
6 360
REd, white star, emerald green sleeves, red cap, white stars Lucky To Be Alive (IRE) 31
  • T:P Bowen
  • J:J E Moore
  • Form: 360
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 P Bowen J E Moore 100/1
7 6-88
Yellow, Brown Star Road Show 116
  • T:W K Goldsworthy
  • J:Donal Devereux
  • Form: 6-88
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2bt
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 bt W K Goldsworthy Donal Devereux (3) 100/1
8 2052-2
PURPLE, EMERALD GREEN hoop, WHITE cap Rydon Pynes 23
  • T:M Hill
  • J:Hadden Frost
  • Form: 2052-2
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 156 11-2 M Hill Hadden Frost 25/1
9 66-64
ORANGE, BLACK star and star on cap Un Ami (FR) 43
  • T:Nick Williams
  • J:P J Brennan
  • Form: 66-64
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 156 11-2 Nick Williams P J Brennan 4/1
10 1
Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Western Warhorse (IRE) 91
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:T Scudamore
  • Form: 1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 156 11-2 D Pipe T Scudamore 10/1
11 859
Pink, Dark Green armlets Dereks Red Ruby 33
  • T:Marc Barber
  • J:Christian Williams
  • Form: 859
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 149 10-9 Marc Barber Christian Williams 100/1
12 31-B570
Mauve and Pink (quartered), Pink sleeves Kimora (IRE) 11
  • T:Marc Barber
  • J:Mr A Johns
  • Form: 31-B570
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-9t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 149 10-9 t Marc Barber Mr A Johns (7) 100/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Merry King (IRE)
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:R P Mclernon
5 11-8 Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 5/4
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In depth

Verdict

WHISPER has won both previous races here, a bumper last spring and a novice hurdle over course and distance on Boxing Day. He can probably be forgiven his run in a Grade 2 at Cheltenham last month and can get back to winning ways today. Rocknrollrambo won a maiden hurdle at Thurles last month for Eugene O'Sullivan but has his first start here for Anthony Middleton and more of a danger may be Un Ami, a fair fourth at Chepstow having travelled strongly into the straight. Lecale Lad and Western Warhorse are both winning pointers and now with powerful NH yards so can't be ignored.

Formwatch

Whisper (FR) 12-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders in 4th, effort on outside 2 out, one pace bwteen last 2, weakened last, 4th of 5, 21l behind At Fishers Cross (11-12) at Cheltenham 2m 4f nov hdl G2 (1) hvy in Jan.

Rydon Pynes 20-1 (11-4) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway to lead over 1f out, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 15, nk behind Ericht (11-4) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.

Rocknrollrambo (IRE) 7-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, headway to lead 4 out, ridden entering straight and kept on well under pressure from before last, won at Thurles 2m 6f mdn hdl in Jan beating Mimi And Bow (10-4) by 3 1/2l, 10 ran.

Un Ami (FR) 8-1 (11-0) Mid-division on inside, not fluent, headway after 5th, every chance before 3 out, one pace flat, 4th of 13, 6l behind O'faolains Boy (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) hvy in Jan.

Lucky To Be Alive (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders and keen, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 16l behind Un Ace (10-11) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (6) std in Jan.

Dereks Red Ruby 25-1 (10-10) With leader until ridden 4f out, weakened soon after, 9th of 13, well behind Molly's A Diva (11-3) at Ffos Las 2m mrs N H flat (6) hvy in Jan.

Gwili Spar 28-1 (11-2) Pulled hard in mid-division, weakened over 3f out, 10th of 13, well behind Oscar Hoof (11-5) at Ludlow 1m 6f NH flat (5) sft in Jan.

Lecale Lad (IRE) Revoque gelding out of Thyngreesa.

Road Show 66-1 (10-9) Tracked leader, weakened 6th, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Fox Run (11-0) at Worcester 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gs in Oct.

Kimora (IRE) 100-1 (10-5) Held up, not fluent, always in rear, 14th of 16, well behind Ptit Zig (10-7) at Ludlow 2m NH mdn hdl (4) sft.

Western Warhorse (IRE) Westerner gelding out of An Banog.

Just Basil 66-1 (10-13) last of 8, well behind Heath Hunter (11-4) at Ffos Las 2m NH flat (6) hvy.