J H Builders 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 2m 5f

  • (4yo+, 2m 5f, Class 4, 6 runners)
  • Winner £2,738 2nd £798 3rd £399
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 27.60s
  • Off time: 13:33:48
Full result
Result 13:30 Plumpton
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Ace Fighter Pilot 11/8f
2nd 2 Uncle Jimmy 7 2/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 1284-13
ORANGE, BLACK epaulets, BLACK and ORANGE halved sleeves, BLACK cap Ace Fighter Pilot 28
  • T:Jim Best
  • J:J E Moore
  • Form: 1284-13
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
6 159 11-5 Jim Best J E Moore 130 11/8f
2 93-15
Red, Royal Blue stars, White sleeves and cap Uncle Jimmy (IRE) 36
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:T J O'Brien
  • Form: 93-15
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 159 11-5 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 2/1
3 1
Emerald Green, Red cross belts, Red sleeves, Emerald Green armlets, Emerald Green and Red check cap Dunloughin (IRE) 226
  • T:Mrs D Grissell
  • J:Tom Cannon
  • Form: 1
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 Mrs D Grissell Tom Cannon (3) 10/1
4 6P7546
Mauve and Black diamonds, Mauve sleeves and cap Flugzeug 29
  • T:J W Mullins
  • J:Mr Kevin Jones
  • Form: 6P7546
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 J W Mullins Mr Kevin Jones (7) 33/1
5 8-0
Pink, Black triple diamond and sleeves, Black cap, Pink diamond No Buts 15
  • T:Mrs A E Brooks
  • J:C Poste
  • Form: 8-0
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 Mrs A E Brooks C Poste 100/1
7 4-
BROWN, WHITE hoop, hooped sleeves, ORANGE cap Water Wagtail 258
  • T:Miss E C Lavelle
  • J:Conor Quish
  • Form: 4-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 Miss E C Lavelle Conor Quish (10) 4/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
6 P1-
Speedy Tunes (IRE) 274
  • Nag Me
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:A Tinkler
  • Form: P1-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 1012 N J Henderson A Tinkler NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Ohio Gold (IRE)
  • T:C L Tizzard
  • J:Brendan Powell
5 11-5 C L Tizzard Brendan Powell 4/9
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In depth

Verdict

Ace Fighter Pilot's maiden hurdle victory came on fast ground and he has something to prove in today's heavy going. Uncle Jimmy opened his account at Fontwell but was a big disappointment at Ffos Las on his latest start. Winning pointer Dunloughin is worth noting on his debut under Rules but SPEEDY TUNES also won a point-to-point back in March and Nicky Henderson's charge gets the vote on his first start over timber. Flugzeug has shown little so far and Water Wagtail was well beaten in a bumper on his racecourse debut.

Formwatch

Speedy Tunes (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) Tr ldrs, 2nd 3out, rdn & chall last, rdn to ld late, won at Ballyragget 3m ire ptp gs in Mar beating Waddingtown Hero (12-0) by 1/2l, 15 ran.

Ace Fighter Pilot 15-2 (11-5) Led and raced on outer, mistake 3 out, headed 2 out, kept on from last, lost 2nd place run-in, 3rd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Billy Merriott (11-5) at Plumpton 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.

Uncle Jimmy (IRE) 7-2 (11-5) Held up in rear, took keen hold, not fluent 6th, some headway into 4th before 3 out, weakened approaching next, tailed off, 5th of 8, 43l behind Boyfromnowhere (11-5) at Ffos Las 3m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.

No Buts 100-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, pushed along 5f out, tailed off over 3f out, last of 11, well behind Warden Hill (11-0) at Kempton 2m Maiden Nat Hunt Flat (4-6yo) (AW) (6) std.

Dunloughin (IRE) 2-1 (12-0) Ww mid div, prog up 5out, cl 3rd from 3out & 2nd when landed faster & ld last, so, won at Lisronagh 3m ire ptp gd in May beating Green Wizard (12-0) by 4l, 14 ran.

Water Wagtail 9-4 (10-8) Behind, pushed along and struggling 8f out, lost touch 6f out, plugged on again final 2f, never going pace to threaten, 4th of 9, 20l behind Sin Bin (11-4) at Fontwell 2m 2f NH flat (6) gd in Apr.

Flugzeug 40-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, weakened from 3 out, 6th of 10, 23l behind Dawn Twister (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gs in Nov.