IWEC Electrical 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 3m

  • (4yo+, 3m, Class 4, 5 runners)
  • Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 35.10s
  • Off time: 13:11:36
Full result
Result 13:10 Ffos Las
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 6 Potters Cross 8/13f
2nd 1 Berea Boru 9 8/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 23-7511
Purple, Beige seams, Purple sleeves and cap Berea Boru (IRE) 12
  • T:P Bowen
  • J:Donal Devereux
  • Form: 23-7511
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12t
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 t P Bowen Donal Devereux 122 8/1
2 92F/4
Light blue, orange sleeves, light blue armlets, orange cap Blazing Bouncer 27
  • T:R Woollacott
  • J:R Flint
  • Form: 92F/4
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 152 10-12 R Woollacott R Flint 66/1
3 3-2
Purple, Pink seams, Purple sleeves, Pink stars, Pink cap, Purple stars Closing Ceremony (IRE) 27
  • T:Miss E C Lavelle
  • J:G Sheehan
  • Form: 3-2
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 152 10-12 Miss E C Lavelle G Sheehan (3) 9/4
4 4321-53
Dark blue, pink chevron, pink sleeves, dark blue stars, dark blue cap, pink star Lord Fox (IRE) 176
  • T:S A Harris
  • J:Benjamin Poste
  • Form: 4321-53
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 S A Harris Benjamin Poste (5) 50/1
6 231-232
Dark Blue and White stripes, halved sleeves Potters Cross 27
  • T:Miss R Curtis
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 231-232
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 134
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 Miss R Curtis A P McCoy 134 8/13f

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
5 43F/1-2
Paddocks Lounge (IRE) 201
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:A Middleton
  • J:Non Runner
  • Form: 43F/1-2
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 1012 A Middleton Non Runner NR

In depth

Verdict

POTTERS CROSS is hard to oppose. Well clear of the field on official handicaps marks, he ran well for second in a Grade 2 event at Chepstow last month and will likely start a short price for this. Berea Boru looks next best as he returned an easy winner over track and trip last time but will do well to land a hat trick under a double penalty. Closing Ceremony made a promising start over hurdles at Chepstow though the level of form is some way behind that of the selection and the remainder are even harder to fancy.

Formwatch

Paddocks Lounge (IRE) 5-2 (12-0) Chsd ldrs, 4th 6out, prog in 2nd bef 3out, 3l 2nd & no ch with wnr from 2out, kow, 2nd of 10, 3l behind Dr Patmassini (11-4) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp gd in May.

Potters Cross 12-1 (11-0) Led, not fluent 3rd, hit 7th and joined, headed before 4 out, soon driven and and dropped to 3rd, went modest 2nd again 2 out, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 7, 6l behind Timesremembered (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 4f nov hdl G2 (1) sft in Oct.

Berea Boru (IRE) 3-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, closed from 3rd, led 5th until 7th, led again after 3 out, clear approaching last, easily, won at Ffos Las 3m nh nov hdl (4) hvy beating Champagne Rian (10-7) by 18l, 5 ran.

Closing Ceremony (IRE) 10-3 (10-13) Took keen hold, held up in last trio, hit 1st, headway after 8th, challenged 4 out, led 3 out, joined and hit next, soon ridden, headed before last, no extra flat, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Kaki De La Pree (11-0) at Chepstow 3m mdn hdl (5) sft in Oct.

Blazing Bouncer 33-1 (11-0) Took keen hold, held up in last trio, headway to chase leaders 5th, outpaced after 8th, moderate progress flat, 4th of 8, 39l behind Kaki De La Pree (11-0) at Chepstow 3m mdn hdl (5) sft in Oct.

Lord Fox (IRE) 40-1 (10-8) Led, headed 2nd led again 3rd, headed before 3 out, soon weakened, 3rd of 6, well behind Willoughby Hedge (10-13) at Wetherby 3m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gs in May.