Geotech Solutions 'National Hunt' Maiden Hurdle 2m 3f 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 3f 110y, Class 3, 9 runners)
  • Winner £5,630 2nd £1,663 3rd £832 4th £416 5th £208 6th £104
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 43.20s
  • Off time: 13:00:24
Full result
Result 13:00 Ascot
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Beat That 5/4f
2nd 5 Champagne West 10 3/1
3rd 6 Knock House ½ 12/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 91-5
Yellow, Maroon triple diamond Ballyhooley Boy (IRE) 11
  • T:R Dickin
  • J:C Poste
  • Form: 91-5
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 R Dickin C Poste 50/1
2 26-
White, black cap Beat That (IRE) 212
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 26-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 5/4f
3 1-
Orange, black armlets, black cap Bodega 283
  • T:Ian Williams
  • J:W Kennedy
  • Form: 1-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 Ian Williams W Kennedy 33/1
4 22-7
Scarlet, Yellow sash and sleeves, Royal Blue cap Brother Brian (IRE) 34
  • T:H Morrison
  • J:Nick Scholfield
  • Form: 22-7
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 H Morrison Nick Scholfield 12/1
5 12-9
Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Champagne West (IRE) 17
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 12-9
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 P J Hobbs R Johnson 3/1
6 6-1
Dark Green, Maroon stars, Maroon cap Knock House (IRE) 208
  • T:M R Channon
  • J:D Elsworth
  • Form: 6-1
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 M R Channon D Elsworth 12/1
7 355-45
Yellow, Red chevrons and armlets Noble Friend (IRE) 18
  • T:C Gordon
  • J:Tom Cannon
  • Form: 355-45
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 C Gordon Tom Cannon 40/1
8 2/11111-
EMERALD GREEN, WHITE stars, EMERALD GREEN cap, WHITE star Sybarite (FR) 216
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 2/11111-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 130 7/2
9 3-40
Royal blue, yellow triple diamond, striped sleeves, yellow cap, royal blue star Vikekhal (FR) 20
  • T:G L Moore
  • J:Joshua Moore
  • Form: 3-40
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 G L Moore Joshua Moore (3) 66/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Many Clouds (IRE)
  • T:O Sherwood
  • J:L Aspell
5 11-0 O Sherwood L Aspell 7/2
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In depth

Verdict

Point-to-point winner, CHAMPAGNE WEST, had excuses when well beaten on his recent hurdling bow at Exeter. A much better effort is expected with normal luck in-running and Philip Hobbs' charge is just preferred to Beat That. The latter makes his hurdling debut on his first start since April while Knock House won a bumper at Huntingdon in the same month. Brother Brian has had a recent outing at Cheltenham and is related to a couple of hurdles winners while Bodega won an all-weather bumper at Lingfield back in February and should go well. Sybarite has won a string of point-to-points since last racing under Rules in March 2012 and has the past form to go close.

Formwatch

Beat That (IRE) 2-1fav (11-7) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th before straight, no impression 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 15, 14l behind Lots Of Memories (11-11) at Punchestown 2m 2f N H flat sft in Apr.

Champagne West (IRE) 9-4 (10-12) Tracked leaders, blundered badly and lost place 5th, not recover and soon behind, tailed off, 9th of 12, well behind Rydon Pynes (10-12) at Exeter 2m 5f nov hdl (3) gs.

Knock House (IRE) 13-2 (10-12) In touch, chased leaders over 3f out, every chance over 2f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on strongly, won at Huntingdon 2m NH flat (6) gd in Apr beating Keltic Rhythm (11-3) by 2 1/4l, 12 ran.

Bodega 25-1 (11-4) Held up in touch, headway on outside over 1f out, avoided all the scrimmaging and stayed on to lead final 75 yards, won at Lingfield 2m n h flat (6) std in Feb beating Exotic Friend (11-4) by 1l, 12 ran.

Brother Brian (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, shaken up 3f out, stayed on final 2f, never nearer, 7th of 18, 12l behind Carningli (11-7) at Cheltenham 2m NH flat (4) gs in Oct.

Sybarite (FR) 11-10 (12-5) Hdwy 13; led 3 out; stayed on wl, won at Worcestershire 3m 2f ptp gd in Apr beating What A Laugh (12-5) by 3l, 7 ran.

Vikekhal (FR) 33-1 (11-0) Mid-division, pushed along over 4f out, soon lost place, last of 10, 28l behind Pleasant Company (11-0) at Ascot 2m NH flat (4) gs.

Ballyhooley Boy (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Took keen hold tracking leading pair, went 2nd after 4th, led well before 2 out, already headed when blundered 2 olut, weakened quickly, 5th of 8, 25l behind John Reel (10-12) at Southwell 2m nov hdl (4) sft.

Noble Friend (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Held up in mid-division in well strung out field, headway before 5th, 4th from 3 out until weakened before 2 out, 5th of 13, 27l behind Ashdown Lad (11-0) at Plumpton 2m mdn hdl (5) hvy.