Weatherbys Hamilton Insurance Novices' Hurdle 2m 5f

  • (4yo+, 2m 5f, Class 4, 13 runners)
  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Surface: Turf

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
1 2-21
Yellow, Red spots Hollow Penny 23
  • T:A King
  • J:R Thornton
  • Form: 2-21
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 159 11-5 A King R Thornton
2 4PF114/
Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Ballytober 635
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 4PF114/
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 P J Hobbs R Johnson
3 2-8
LIGHT BLUE and ORANGE diamonds, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap, ORANGE star Chosen Dream (IRE) 41
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:Maurice Linehan
  • Form: 2-8
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill Maurice Linehan (7)
4 34-7
Yellow, Black and Yellow hooped sleeves, Yellow cap, Black spots Emperor Commodos 22
  • T:R Mathew
  • J:D Crosse
  • Form: 34-7
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 R Mathew D Crosse
5 B41-3
Black, Pink stars, armlets and cap Long Wave (IRE) 34
  • T:C E Longsdon
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: B41-3
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 C E Longsdon N Fehily
6 1/
Pink, pink cap, royal blue spots Minella For Steak (IRE) 634
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 1/
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy
7 6
Dark blue, dark blue and yellow striped cap Norse Wren 28
  • T:Mrs P Robeson
  • J:S P Jones
  • Form: 6
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 Mrs P Robeson S P Jones
8 250-218
PURPLE and YELLOW stripes, BLACK sleeves and cap The Jugopolist (IRE) 33
  • T:Miss R Curtis
  • J:Patrick Corbett
  • Form: 250-218
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 Miss R Curtis Patrick Corbett (10)
9 45-3
Dark blue and white stripes, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap The Mumper (IRE) 192
  • T:A King
  • J:W Hutchinson
  • Form: 45-3
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 A King W Hutchinson
10 119-4
Orange and Royal Blue (quartered), hooped sleeves Toby Lerone (IRE) 25
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:D A Jacob
  • Form: 119-4
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 152 10-12 P F Nicholls D A Jacob
11 1-52
Maroon, Mauve striped sleeves Until Winning (FR) 23
  • T:T R George
  • J:P J Brennan
  • Form: 1-52
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 T R George P J Brennan
12 007-48
Grey, White seams, Grey sleeves and cap Detour Ahead 19
  • T:Jennie Candlish
  • J:S Quinlan
  • Form: 007-48
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-5p
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 145 10-5 p Jennie Candlish S Quinlan
13 0-400
Emerald green, yellow braces and armlets, check cap Indian Citizen (IRE) 14
  • T:A J Whiting
  • J:Nick Scholfield
  • Form: 0-400
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 145 10-5 A J Whiting Nick Scholfield

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   So Fine (IRE)
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:R Johnson
5 11-5 P J Hobbs R Johnson 9/2
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In depth

Verdict

HOLLOW PENNY has a penalty for his recent win at Bangor where he beat the re-opposing Until Winning seven lengths. Alan King's charge is fancied to go in again with further progress on the cards. Long Wave made a creditable start over hurdles when third at Uttoxeter and The Jugopolist won a maiden hurdle before being outclassed at Cheltenham last month. Toby Lerone will most likely improve on his reappearance effort at Chepstow and point-to-point winner, Minella For Steak is worth a second glance on his debut under Rules.

Formwatch

Hollow Penny 7-2fav (11-0) Held up in touch in mid-division, closed 6th, led when not fluent 2 out, clear last, comfortably, won at Bangor 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gs in Oct beating Until Winning (11-0) by 7l, 12 ran.

Ballytober 2-1fav (11-9) Chased leader, led over 3f out, ridden and headed entering final 2f, no extra final furlong, 4th of 7, 13l behind Make A Track (11-2) at Sandown 2m NH flat (5) sft in Feb '11.

Chosen Dream (IRE) 25-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, weakening when mistake 2 out, 8th of 13, 31l behind Thomas Crapper (10-12) at Worcester 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) gd in Oct.

Emperor Commodos 40-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, went 2nd and hit 6th, lost 2nd and weakened rapidly well before 2 out, tailed off, 7th of 9, 40l behind Swampfire (11-5) at Taunton 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.

Long Wave (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, jumped right 2nd, closed 4th, went 2nd after next, ridden 3 out, one pace in 3rd when not fluent last, 3rd of 5, 8l behind Grouse Lodge (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Oct.

Minella For Steak (IRE) 5-2 (11-7) Tr ldrs, 2nd 1/2way, led after 3out, ko strongly run-in, won at Durrow 2m ire ptp sft in Feb '11 beating Folsom Blue (11-7) by 4l, 8 ran.

Norse Wren 50-1 (11-10) Tracked winner who soon went clear, weakened 3f out, 6th of 11, 33l behind Westward Point (11-10) at Worcester 2m mdn nat hunt flat (6) gs in Oct.

The Jugopolist (IRE) 11-1 (10-12) Tracked leader, not fluent 7th, led approaching 3 out, ridden and headed after next, weakened before last, 8th of 9, 32l behind The New One (11-3) at Cheltenham 2m 5f nh nov hdl (2) gs in Oct.

The Mumper (IRE) 11-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 12l behind Turn Over Sivola (11-0) at Plumpton 2m mdn hdl (5) sft in May.

Toby Lerone (IRE) 11-4fav (11-0) Chased leaders, ridden 3 out, no extra next, well held when dropped to 4th before last, 4th of 10, 17l behind Desert Joe (11-0) at Chepstow 3m mdn hdl (5) gs in Oct.

Until Winning (FR) 9-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders, challenged 3 out, led before next, soon headed, hampered at hurdle, one pace last, 2nd of 12, 7l behind Hollow Penny (11-0) at Bangor 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gs in Oct.

Detour Ahead 66-1 (11-4) Led, jumped right 5th, given reminder, soon headed, went right when weakening next, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Call Me A Star (11-4) at Uttoxeter 2m mares mdn hdl (5) sft.

Indian Citizen (IRE) 66-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, weakened after 4th, soon lost touch, tailed off, 10th of 11, 45l behind Orabora (11-0) at Chepstow 2m NH mdn hdl (5) sft.