HallmarkHulme Novices' Hurdle 2m 7f

  • (4yo+, 2m 7f, Class 4, 7 runners)
  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 35.10s
  • Off time: 19:40:46
Full result
Result 19:40 Worcester
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Byron Blue 2/1
2nd 2 Merrion Square 21 8/11f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 U87-231
Pink, Dark Blue sash and armlets Byron Blue (IRE) 21
  • T:Mark Gillard
  • J:Tom Cannon
  • Form: U87-231
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 119
  • Naps:
5 159 11-5 Mark Gillard Tom Cannon 119 2/1
2 2FF6-1P
BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Merrion Square (IRE) 43
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:Alex Chadwick
  • Form: 2FF6-1P
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-5t
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
8 159 11-5 t P F Nicholls Alex Chadwick (10) 130 8/11f
4 5/590-
Maroon, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow sleeves, maroon armlets, yellow cap Vendredi Trois (FR) 244
  • T:Miss E C Lavelle
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 5/590-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12h
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 h Miss E C Lavelle Aidan Coleman 18/1
5 5
Black, Emerald Green Cross of Lorraine Amberjam (IRE) 62
  • T:Martin Smith
  • J:L P Aspell
  • Form: 5
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-9t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 149 10-9 t Martin Smith L P Aspell 100/1
6 6-78786
White and Orange check, hooped sleeves and cap Moaning Butcher 27
  • T:Dave Roberts
  • J:Lee Edwards
  • Form: 6-78786
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR: 78
  • Naps:
4 149 10-9 Dave Roberts Lee Edwards 78 66/1
7 45
Violet, mauve cap Petrovic (IRE) 18
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:R P Mclernon
  • Form: 45
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 145 10-5 Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 25/1
8 231-354
Dark Blue and White stripes, checked sleeves Supapowers (IRE) 28
  • T:Robert Stephens
  • J:T J O'Brien
  • Form: 231-354
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 145 10-5 Robert Stephens T J O'Brien 12/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
3 3
Celesta (IRE) 68
  • Nag Me
  • Beaten Favourite
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 3
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 1012 t N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Lost Legend (IRE)
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:A P McCoy
6 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 5/4
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In depth

Verdict

Alex Chadwick is having only his second ride in public but will be on a short-priced favourite in Merrion Square. Paul Nicholls' eight-year-old won over course and distance in May before being pulled up over fences at Newton Abbot and is probably the one to beat. But we might take a chance on CELESTA, who has a jumping pedigree and looked as though he needed much further when third in a bumper at Uttoxeter in June on his racecourse debut. Byron Blue only won a seller here last month while winning pointer Supapowers made little impression at Southwell but Petrovic is probably capable of better.

Formwatch

Celesta (IRE) 11-4fav (11-1) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden over 6f out, every chance over 2f out, no impression on winner final furlong, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 9, 9l behind Jacks Last Hope (11-1) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) gd in Jun.

Byron Blue (IRE) 2-1fav (10-12) Made all, drew clear on bit after 3 out, unchallenged, very easily, won at Worcester 2m 4f sll hdl (5) gf in Jul beating Phase Shift (10-5) by 26l, 6 ran.

Merrion Square (IRE) 13-2 (11-12) Towards rear, blundered 10th, never going after, tailed off and pulled up before 14th, in a race won by Prince Tom (11-12) at Newton Abbot 3m 2f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Jul, 14 ran.

Vendredi Trois (FR) 80-1 (10-9) Towards rear, tailed off when went left final 3, 10th of 14, well behind Brother Brian (10-12) at Newbury 2m 3f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) sft in Dec.

Amberjam (IRE) 50-1 (10-6) Always behind, struggling 6th, tailed off 3 out, 5th of 10, well behind Full Throttle (11-0) at Southwell 3m mdn hdl (5) gd in Jun.

Petrovic (IRE) 22-1 (10-9) Took keen hold tracking leaders, not fluent 3rd, jumped left next, weakened 3 out, 5th of 6, well behind Bonne Fee (10-12) at Bangor 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd.

Supapowers (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Tracked winner, ridden and weakened 3 out, 4th of 6, 17l behind My Betty (10-12) at Southwell 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Jul.

Moaning Butcher 33-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders, driven 3 out, soon ridden, no impression from next, 6th of 15, 13l behind Toe To Toe (10-4) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Jul.