Fernham Homes 'National Hunt' Maiden Hurdle 2m 6f

  • (4yo+, 2m 6f, Class 3, 6 runners)
  • Winner £5,005 2nd £1,478 3rd £739 4th £370 5th £185 6th £93
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 47.20s
  • Off time: 12:45:29
Full result
Result 12:45 Ascot
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Ballytober 11/2
2nd 6 Westaway ½ 16/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 PF114/7
Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Ballytober 28
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: PF114/7
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 P J Hobbs R Johnson 11/2
2 57-3131
RED and YELLOW stripes, YELLOW sleeves, RED armlets, RED cap Fiddlers Bid 27
  • T:F M O'Brien
  • J:P J Brennan
  • Form: 57-3131
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 F M O'Brien P J Brennan 15/8f
3 1-4
Royal Blue, Yellow stars, Yellow cap Letsby Avenue 32
  • T:A King
  • J:R Thornton
  • Form: 1-4
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 A King R Thornton 2/1
4 15
PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Lookout Mountain (IRE) 38
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 15
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 9/2
5 F903/31-
Dark blue, white epaulets, white sleeves, dark blue stars, white cap, dark blue star Sergeant Dick (IRE) 579
  • T:P Rich
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: F903/31-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 P Rich J M Maguire 33/1
6 3F1-5
Royal blue, light blue epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, light blue cap Westaway (IRE) 22
  • T:D W P Arbuthnot
  • J:Tom Cannon
  • Form: 3F1-5
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 D W P Arbuthnot Tom Cannon (3) 16/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
7 2-12
Wychwoods Brook 19
  • Nag Me
  • Beaten Favourite
  • T:G McPherson
  • J:W Hutchinson
  • Form: 2-12
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 G McPherson W Hutchinson NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Hadrian's Approach (IRE)
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:B J Geraghty
4 11-0 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 11/10
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In depth

Verdict

Letsby Avenue was fourth at Plumpton on his hurdling debut but we were more taken by LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN's run behind Dunlough Bay at Lingfield. The Ffos Las bumper winner was a little keen on his first start over timber but showed plenty of promise and should go close here if settling better. Fiddlers Bid made all in a bumper here last month and is another to consider if staying the extra while Ballytober, denied a run at Exeter yesterday, will strip fitter for his run here last month and Wychwoods Brook was sent off favourite when runner-up at Leicester. Sergeant Dick and Westaway have shown ability and can't be discounted.

Formwatch

Wychwoods Brook 5-4fav (10-12) Tracked leaders, landed awkwardley 6th, ridden to lead narrowly 3 out, clear with winner and headed next, weakened next, tired run in, just held on to 2nd, 2nd of 6, 7l behind Dungeel (10-12) at Leicester 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft.

Ballytober 16-1 (11-0) Not always fluent, chased clear leader, closed 5th, lost 2nd next, mistake and lost place 3 out, weakened before next, 7th of 12, 22l behind Many Clouds (11-0) at Ascot 2m 3f NH mdn hdl (3) sft in Nov.

Westaway (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Prominent, outpaced over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 16, 30l behind Oscar Rock (11-0) at Newbury 2m NH flat (6) sft in Nov.

Fiddlers Bid 6-1 (11-0) Made all, driven 3f out, stayed on well final 2f, won at Ascot 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Nov beating Horizontal Speed (11-0) by 9l, 8 ran.

Letsby Avenue 3-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, blundered last, soon weakened, 4th of 6, 5l behind Billy Merriott (11-5) at Plumpton 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.

Sergeant Dick (IRE) 4-5 (12-0) Ld, 2l adv 6out, hdd aftr 4out, ld again bef 2out, so, easily, won at Dromahane 3m ire ptp gd in May '11 beating Two Euros (12-0) by 3l, 13 ran.

Lookout Mountain (IRE) 11-4 (10-12) Took keen hold tracking leaders, ridden and weakened 2 out, 5th of 10, 18l behind Dunlough Bay (10-12) at Lingfield 2m 3f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) sft in Nov.