Doombar Festival/European Breeders Fund 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle (Qualifier) 2m 3f

  • (4-7yo, 2m 3f, Class 4, 6 runners)
  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 47.70s
  • Off time: 14:10:15
Full result
Result 14:10 Warwick
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Broadway Buffalo 1/2f
2nd 3 I Shot The Sheriff 5 11/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 111
White, dark blue star, checked sleeves, quartered cap Broadway Buffalo (IRE) 14
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:T Scudamore
  • Form: 111
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 162 11-8 D Pipe T Scudamore 1/2f
2 11
Royal Blue, White sleeves, Red cap Heronshaw (IRE) 23
  • T:H D Daly
  • J:A Tinkler
  • Form: 11
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 162 11-8 H D Daly A Tinkler 4/1
3 10-1P
BLACK and WHITE check, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap I Shot The Sheriff (IRE) 96
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:C O'Farrell
  • Form: 10-1P
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-8t1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 162 11-8 t1 D Pipe C O'Farrell 11/2
4 9-88
Light Blue, Brown braces, Brown sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Yellow cap Brave Buck 83
  • T:H D Daly
  • J:Jake Greenall
  • Form: 9-88
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 156 11-2 H D Daly Jake Greenall (3) 100/1
5
EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Mr Steel (IRE)
  • T:Miss V Williams
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form:
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 25/1
7 520-6P7
Dark green and white diamonds, white cap Lady Sinatra 36
  • T:O Sherwood
  • J:S P Jones
  • Form: 520-6P7
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 149 10-9 O Sherwood S P Jones 50/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
6 48
Westerly Breeze (IRE) 69
  • Nag Me
  • T:R Dickin
  • J:Non Runner
  • Form: 48
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 112 R Dickin Non Runner NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Bold Chief (IRE)
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:D A Jacob
7 11-2 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 7/2
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In depth

Verdict

It will take a good performance to lower the colours of BROADWAY BUFFALO, who was hugely impressive when making a winning start to his hurdles career at Ayr. He should have too much for Heronshaw, who is also unbeaten under Rules but only won by a head at Ludlow - the second has been beaten since. I Shot The Sheriff won at Wetherby in October but was pulled up in a Grade 2 at Cheltenham the following month and hasn't been seen since. He's the stable's second string on jockey bookings. Venetia Williams' Mr Steel makes his racecourse debut and faces a stiff task.

Formwatch

Westerly Breeze (IRE) 13-2 (10-11) Mid-division, headway on outside over 6f out, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 10, 19l behind Alphabetical Order (10-9) at Lingfield 2m mdn n h flat (6) std in Dec.

Broadway Buffalo (IRE) 8-11fav (11-3) Tracked leader, led 3 out, clear before 2 out, easily, won at Newcastle 2m NH mdn hdl (4) hvy beating Firth Of The Clyde (11-3) by 17l, 11 ran.

I Shot The Sheriff (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Mid-division in touch, headway on inside approaching 3 out, lost place quickly when pulled up after next, in a race won by Coneygree (11-4) at Cheltenham 2m 5f nh nov hdl (1) sft in Nov, 9 ran.

Mr Steel (IRE) Alamshar gelding out of Wigwam Mam.

Brave Buck 80-1 (10-7) With leader, led 3rd, headed 6th, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Two Rockers (10-12) at Towcester 2m 5f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) sft in Dec.

Lady Sinatra 25-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 7l behind Hollow Penny (11-4) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.

Heronshaw (IRE) 11-2 (11-5) Raced wide, chased leaders, ridden before 3 out, chased clear leader 3 out, 5 lengths down and ridden last, closed flat, stayed on to lead post, won at Ludlow 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) sft in Jan beating Sausalito Sunrise (11-5) by hd, 15 ran.