Betfred Novices' Handicap Hurdle Final 2m 4f

  • (4yo+, 2m 4f, Class 2, 8 runners)
  • Winner £12,432 2nd £3,678 3rd £1,838 4th £918 5th £460 6th £232 7th £116
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 59.33s
  • Off time: 15:25:38
Full result
Result 15:25 Sedgefield
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Getabuzz 15/2
2nd 1 Hit The Top 3/1j
3rd 4 Oscar Tanner 7 3/1j

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 23123F
DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Hit The Top 5
  • T:Mrs S J Smith
  • J:Ryan Mania
  • Form: 23123F
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 127
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 127 3/1j
2 83211F
Pink, Mauve stars, Pink sleeves Getabuzz 27
  • T:T D Easterby
  • J:D C Costello
  • Form: 83211F
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-10b
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
6 164 11-10 b T D Easterby D C Costello 125 15/2
3 221112
Maroon, pink diamond Cloudy Joker (IRE) 22
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:Nick Slatter
  • Form: 221112
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
6 162 11-8 D McCain Jnr Nick Slatter (7) 123 11/2
4 33-1332
Royal Blue, White star, chevrons on sleeves, White cap, Royal Blue star Oscar Tanner (IRE) 85
  • T:M Todhunter
  • J:K Renwick
  • Form: 33-1332
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
6 161 11-7 M Todhunter K Renwick 122 3/1j
5 2-36139
Maroon, Purple triple diamond, Dark Green sleeves, Purple armlets, quartered cap Maybe I Wont 20
  • T:James Moffatt
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form: 2-36139
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 119
  • Naps:
9 158 11-4 James Moffatt B Hughes 119 14/1
6 32251
Black, pink stripe, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Knightly Escapade 14
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:J Reveley
  • Form: 32251
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
6 151 10-11 B Ellison J Reveley 112 4/1
8 116532
MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Riskier 15
  • T:J Wade
  • J:John Dawson
  • Form: 116532
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-6
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
9 146 10-6 J Wade John Dawson (5) 107 16/1
9 5734
Black and white stripes, chevrons on sleeves Marlborough House 25
  • T:C Grant
  • J:Diarmuid O'Regan
  • Form: 5734
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-0p1
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
4 140 10-0 p1 C Grant Diarmuid O'Regan (7) 105 28/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
7 415162
Magic Skyline (IRE) 25
  • Nag Me
  • Course Winner
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:Nathan Moscrop
  • Form: 415162
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-6p1
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
4 106 p1 B Ellison Nathan Moscrop 115 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Walkabout Creek (IRE)
  • T:S Gollings
  • J:J Reveley
6 11-8 S Gollings J Reveley 11/8
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In depth

Verdict

Brian Ellison had the second in this last year and is doubly represented this time. We like the look of KNIGHTLY ESCAPADE at the weights as he's certain to be suited by the step up in trip and arrives in good form having beaten a subsequent winner in a jumpers' bumper at Kempton before being placed in an all-weather handicap at Wolverhampton. Cloudy Joker has won three times over fences this season but is still a maiden over hurdles and could find a couple of these too quick. Oscar Tanner ran well behind Calculated Risk here on Boxing Day, however, and may be improving while Hit The Top and Getabuzz could figure with a clear round but are giving plenty of weight to the selection and this may be too competitive for the four-year-olds Magic Skyline and Marlborough House. Maybe I Wont and Riskier lack the scope of their rivals.

Formwatch

Magic Skyline (IRE) 11-4 (10-12) Took keen hold, led, not fluent 3 out, headed next, stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 4, 2 3/4l behind Morning With Ivan (10-7) at Musselburgh 2m mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Feb.

Getabuzz 3-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, headway 5th, weakening in 4th when fell 3 out, in a race won by The Ramblin Kid (10-12) at Newcastle 2m 6f nov hdl (3) hvy in Feb, 8 ran.

Hit The Top 13-8fav (10-12) Held up in rear, headway to chased leaders when fell 4 out, in a race won by Mitchell's Way (11-5) at Carlisle 2m nov chs (3) gs, 6 ran.

Oscar Tanner (IRE) 7-2 (10-3) Tracked leader, driven to lead approaching 2 out, hard pressed between last 2, headed flat, kept on, held near finish, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Calculated Risk (11-7) at Sedgefield 2m 4f (3) sft in Dec.

Cloudy Joker (IRE) 3-1 (11-6) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd at 8th, 3 lengths down and outpaced when mistake 4 out, no impression in clear 2nd from next, 2nd of 5, 9l behind Benbens (10-12) at Ludlow 2m 4f (3) sft in Feb.

Maybe I Wont 80-1 (11-5) Behind, mistake 4th, struggling after 5th, never dangerous, 9th of 10, 50l behind Clever Cookie (11-8) at Kelso 2m 2f nh nov hdl (1) gs.

Riskier 11-4 (11-2) Tracked leader, not fluent 3rd, led after 5th, ridden and headed before last, finished tired, 2nd of 4, 21l behind Volcanic (11-2) at Carlisle 2m 3f nov hdl (4) hvy.

Marlborough House 11-1 (10-7) Chased winner until 8th, ridden after next, 4th and no impression 3 out, 4th of 5, 17l behind Katachenko (11-3) at Musselburgh 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) sft in Feb.

Knightly Escapade 9-1 (11-2) Held up in mid-division on inside, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, went 2nd 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, stayed on under pressure, won at Kempton 2m 2f n h flat (4) std in Feb beating Watt Broderick (10-11) by 3/4l, 12 ran.