TurfTV Novices' Handicap Hurdle 2m 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 110y, Class 4, 15 runners)
  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Soft (Good to Soft in places back straight)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 10.30s
  • Off time: 14:00:34
Full result
Result 14:00 Huntingdon
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Rocky Elsom 9/2
2nd 9 Was My Valentine 16/1
3rd 15 Mutanaker 10 18/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 8-00500
Yellow, dark blue stripe Diamond Tammy (IRE) 15
  • T:A Hobbs
  • J:Donal Fahy
  • Form: 8-00500
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 A Hobbs Donal Fahy 105 33/1
2 4-28800
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Strongly Suggested 46
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:R P Mclernon
  • Form: 4-28800
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
6 166 11-12 Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 105 9/1
3 32/4-30B
Black, white cross belts, royal blue sleeves, orange cap Strathcal 47
  • T:T Symonds
  • J:Felix De Giles
  • Form: 32/4-30B
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-10t
  • OR: 103
  • Naps:
7 164 11-10 t T Symonds Felix De Giles 103 10/1
4 P-7591
Dark green, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Rocky Elsom (USA) 46
  • T:D W P Arbuthnot
  • J:D A Jacob
  • Form: P-7591
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-9t
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
6 163 11-9 t D W P Arbuthnot D A Jacob 102 9/2
5 0U-5854
Royal blue, dark blue star, white cap Walter De La Mare (IRE) 17
  • T:Mrs A L M King
  • J:T Messenger
  • Form: 0U-5854
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 101
  • Naps:
6 162 11-8 Mrs A L M King T Messenger 101 14/1
6 59P342
Dark Green, White chevrons, Red sleeves, Dark Green and White hooped cap Circus Star (USA) 64
  • T:Mrs P Sly
  • J:Timmy Murphy
  • Form: 59P342
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
5 161 11-7 Mrs P Sly Timmy Murphy 100 7/2f
7 5670
Black, pink chevrons, light blue sleeves, yellow cap Legend Erry (IRE) 13
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:S Thomas
  • Form: 5670
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
9 161 11-7 Miss V Williams S Thomas 100 40/1
8 4-566
Red, black seams, white sleeves, black armlets, black cap Teenage Dream (IRE) 21
  • T:D Shaw
  • J:C Poste
  • Form: 4-566
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
5 161 11-7 D Shaw C Poste 100 16/1
9 1-5566
Red, dark blue seams, dark blue and red hooped sleeves, red cap, dark blue star Was My Valentine 64
  • T:Miss J S Davis
  • J:A P Cawley
  • Form: 1-5566
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 93
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 Miss J S Davis A P Cawley 93 16/1
10 698
Purple, yellow stars, halved sleeves and stars on cap Inside Knowledge (USA) 9
  • T:G Woodward
  • J:A Pogson
  • Form: 698
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-13b
  • OR: 92
  • Naps:
7 153 10-13 b G Woodward A Pogson 92 50/1
11 F819BF
Black, orange chevron, halved sleeves, orange cap Fitandproperjob 14
  • T:A Middleton
  • J:J M Davies
  • Form: F819BF
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12ht
  • OR: 91
  • Naps:
7 152 10-12 ht A Middleton J M Davies 91 16/1
12 F54
Yellow, Black diamond, Black sleeves, Yellow stars Spade 15
  • T:Henry Oliver
  • J:H Oliver
  • Form: F54
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR: 88
  • Naps:
5 149 10-9 Henry Oliver H Oliver 88 40/1
13 30/72-32
Grey, Orange chevron, sleeves and cap Flash Harriet 259
  • T:J Mackie
  • J:A Tinkler
  • Form: 30/72-32
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-6
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
9 146 10-6 J Mackie A Tinkler 85 13/2
14 00P-61P
Royal blue, white seams, white sleeves, royal blue stars, red cap Cool Cascade 22
  • T:Mrs L Hill
  • J:D Bass
  • Form: 00P-61P
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-5
  • OR: 84
  • Naps:
7 145 10-5 Mrs L Hill D Bass 84 20/1
15 75F5-58
Dark green, pink cross belts, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Mutanaker 14
  • T:E De Giles
  • J:Brendan Powell
  • Form: 75F5-58
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-0p
  • OR: 77
  • Naps:
6 140 10-0 p E De Giles Brendan Powell (3) 77 18/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Dreambrook Lady (IRE)
  • T:J Scott
  • J:Nick Scholfield
6 11-9 J Scott Nick Scholfield 13/8
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In depth

Verdict

Strongly Suggested was well supported at Plumpton last month but finished a long way behind winner Rocky Elsom. David Arbuthnot's charge is only 3lb higher here so must go on the short-list as this won't take much winning. We just prefer CIRCUS STAR, however, as he was just collared by the in-form Drussell at Ludlow in December and has been running well since returning from his summer break. There could be more to come from Inside Knowledge now he tries his luck in handicaps and Walter De La Mare could figure at the weights.

Formwatch

Rocky Elsom (USA) 6-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders and raced wide, ridden to challenge last, led run-in, kept on, won at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Jan beating Engai (11-5) by 3l, 12 ran.

Was My Valentine 66-1 (10-0) Towards rear, headway on outside before 2 out, soon hung left and no impression, 6th of 18, 30l behind Poet (11-0) at Newbury 2m mdn hdl (4) sft in Dec.

Mutanaker 25-1 (10-6) Mid-division, headway before 3 out, ridden before 2 out, weakened before last, 8th of 15, 32l behind Coverholder (10-1) at Doncaster 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft.

Teenage Dream (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Held up in rear, pushed along after 4th, plugged on and never dangerous, 6th of 16, 33l behind If In Doubt (11-4) at Towcester 2m nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.

Strathcal 11-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear when badly hampered and brought down 5th, in a race won by Cridda Boy (11-1) at Wincanton 2m nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Jan, 12 ran.

Circus Star (USA) 8-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, led 5th, headed narrowly after 4 out, every chance when hit next and 2 out, stayed on to press winner flat, held towards finish, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Drussell (11-2) at Ludlow 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Dec.

Inside Knowledge (USA) 66-1 (10-12) Jumped right, soon detatched and struggling in rear, tailed off 3 out, 8th of 12, well behind King Of The Wolds (10-12) at Wetherby 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec.

Diamond Tammy (IRE) 200-1 (11-3) Mid-division, never on terms, well beaten from 3 out, 10th of 16, 29l behind Ptit Zig (10-7) at Ludlow 2m NH mdn hdl (4) sft.

Legend Erry (IRE) 25-1 (11-6) Always behind, tailed off, 12th of 18, well behind Farbreaga (11-5) at Kempton 2m 5f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs.

Flash Harriet 9-4fav (10-8) Chased leaders, with leader before 6th, led 4 out, pressed and hit 3 out, ridden and headed 2 out, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 6, 5l behind Lindsay's Dream (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m Mares Handicap Hurdle (0-100) (4yo+) (5) sft in Jun.

Walter De La Mare (IRE) 80-1 (11-12) Chased leader until 3rd, every chance 2 out, mistake last, no extra towards finish, 4th of 9, 3l behind Thunderstorm (11-9) at Leicester 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Jan.

Cool Cascade 11-1 (10-5) Took keen hold, chased leaders, led 5th until 7th, weakened after next, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Midnight Belle (10-6) at Ludlow 2m 5f mrs hcp hdl (0-105) (4) sft in Jan, 11 ran.

Spade 33-1 (10-10) Prominent, took keen hold, led after 4th, ridden and headed when not fluent 3 out, weakened next, 4th of 7, 24l behind Khazium (10-7) at Ludlow 2m sell hdl (5) sft.

Fitandproperjob 9-1 (10-11) In rear and jumped slow 1st, ridden and headway before 3 out, pushed along and looking one pace when fell 3 out, in a race won by Coverholder (10-1) at Doncaster 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft, 15 ran.

Strongly Suggested 11-4fav (11-11) Always towards rear, 10th of 12, 25l behind Rocky Elsom (11-1) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Jan.