Foundation Developments Novices' Handicap Hurdle 3m

  • (4yo+, 3m, Class 4, 13 runners)
  • Winner £6,256 2nd £1,848 3rd £924 4th £462 5th £231 6th £116
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 39.00s
  • Off time: 12:55:50
Full result
Result 12:55 Ascot
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 De La Bech 3/1f
2nd 8 Okafranca 5/1
3rd 4 Highland Retreat 16/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 51/3-551
Yellow, Grey sleeves De La Bech 25
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 51/3-551
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 118
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 P J Hobbs R Johnson 118 3/1f
2 PP48-60
Royal Blue, large Red spots, Royal Blue sleeves, Red spots, Red cap Oscar Papa 32
  • T:N J Gifford
  • J:L Treadwell
  • Form: PP48-60
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
7 165 11-11 N J Gifford L Treadwell 117 50/1
3 2-33
Royal Blue and Yellow check, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow spots, Royal Blue cap Cheat The Cheater (IRE) 23
  • T:Miss R Curtis
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 2-33
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-10p1
  • OR: 116
  • Naps:
5 164 11-10 p1 Miss R Curtis A P McCoy 116 10/1
4 61-F14
Dark Green, Light Green sleeves, Dark Green cap, Light Green spots Highland Retreat 17
  • T:H Fry
  • J:Mr J Barber
  • Form: 61-F14
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-9
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
5 163 11-9 H Fry Mr J Barber (7) 115 16/1
5 34-3644
EMERALD GREEN, ROYAL BLUE seams and sleeves, quartered cap Top Dancer (FR) 14
  • T:B I Case
  • J:Killian Moore
  • Form: 34-3644
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
5 162 11-8 B I Case Killian Moore (7) 114 14/1
6 2413/3
Royal Blue and Light Blue (quartered), Light Blue sleeves, Royal Blue armlets Cornish Ice 18
  • T:R Dickin
  • J:H Oliver
  • Form: 2413/3
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
8 160 11-6 R Dickin H Oliver 112 14/1
7 2025/33
BLACK, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap Kaylif Aramis 33
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 2025/33
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 110 14/1
8 3474/11
DARK BLUE and WHITE check, DARK BLUE sleeves, WHITE cap, DARK BLUE star Okafranca (IRE) 9
  • T:J A B Old
  • J:M D Grant
  • Form: 3474/11
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 J A B Old M D Grant 110 5/1
9 4224-42
Maroon, Light Blue and Brown hooped sleeves, quartered cap Koultas King (IRE) 23
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:Michael Byrne
  • Form: 4224-42
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4t
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 t Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne (5) 110 16/1
10 11643-0
Beige, orange stars Wings Of Icarus (IRE) 42
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:T Scudamore
  • Form: 11643-0
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-13
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
5 153 10-13 D Pipe T Scudamore 105 5/1
12 4-62141
ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW sash, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, YELLOW stars, hooped cap Call Me Sir (IRE) 16
  • T:Mrs S Gardner
  • J:Miss L Gardner
  • Form: 4-62141
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 103
  • Naps:
10 151 10-11 Mrs S Gardner Miss L Gardner (5) 103 20/1
13 340F50/
Yellow, Black and Yellow hooped sleeves, Yellow cap, Black spots Bally Sands (IRE) 771
  • T:R Mathew
  • J:D Crosse
  • Form: 340F50/
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-8
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
8 148 10-8 R Mathew D Crosse 100 25/1
14 31-456
Maroon and Dark Green diabolo, chevrons on sleeves, Maroon and Pink quartered cap Tothemoonandback (IRE) 33
  • T:G L Moore
  • J:J E Moore
  • Form: 31-456
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR: 99
  • Naps:
4 147 10-7 G L Moore J E Moore 99 10/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
11 P055P-5
Struanmore 15
  • Nag Me
  • T:P R Webber
  • J:L Heard
  • Form: P055P-5
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 103
  • Naps:
5 1011 P R Webber L Heard 103 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Water Garden (FR)
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:Timmy Murphy
5 11-2 D Pipe Timmy Murphy 9/2
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In depth

Verdict

De La Bech ploughed through the Lingfield mud last month to get off the mark and should be suited by the step up in trip. Uttoxeter third Cheat The Cheater looks an out-and-out stayer while Okafranca appeared to have plenty left in the tank when doubling up at Taunton nine days ago and will be fancied to complete his hat-trick. TOP DANCER hasn't been easy to place but rarely runs a bad race and is back in novice company today after a couple of good performances against more experienced handicappers. He could be a bit of value to get off the mark with Uttoxeter runner-up Koultas King arguably the pick of the remainder.

Formwatch

Struanmore 66-1 (10-11) Led from 1st, headed 3rd, led again 3 out, headed before last, weakened run-in, 5th of 15, 8l behind Tanerko Emery (11-11) at Sandown 2m nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy.

De La Bech 7-2 (10-12) Led, headed narrowly before 2 out, led again between last 2, stayed on well to go clear flat, comfortably, won at Lingfield 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Nov beating Until Winning (10-12) by 20l, 8 ran.

Okafranca (IRE) 9-2fav (11-4) Mid-division, headway approaching 9th, went 2nd soon after 3 out, led soon after, idled flat, driven out, won at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft beating Fortuna Rose (11-2) by 1 1/4l, 16 ran.

Highland Retreat 12-1 (10-9) Mid-division, headway 5th, outpaced after 2 out, stayed on flat, 4th of 12, 10l behind Midnight Appeal (10-12) at Hereford 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) sft.

Tothemoonandback (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders in 3rd on outer, pushed along and in rear before 4 out, soon tailed off, last of 6, 25l behind Billy Merriott (11-5) at Plumpton 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.

Kaylif Aramis 9-4fav (10-12) Tracked leaders, not fluent 4th or 5th, ridden when close up 2 out, went 2nd when mistake 2 out, no impression on winner before last, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Tealissio (10-12) at Leicester 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.

Call Me Sir (IRE) 9-2 (10-9) Held up in rear, good headway on outside to 3rd after 3 out, went 2nd and closed approaching next, led approaching last, ridden and kept on well flat, won at Wincanton 2m 6f NH Novice Handicap Hurdle (0-105) (3yo+) (4) sft beating Be All Man (11-9) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.

Cheat The Cheater (IRE) 3-1 (10-12) Tracked winner until 5th, stayed handy, not fluent 3 out, soon ridden, no extra flat, 3rd of 6, 11l behind Grouse Lodge (11-5) at Uttoxeter 3m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Nov.

Wings Of Icarus (IRE) 4-1 (10-6) Always towards rear, tailed off, 13th of 17, well behind Lamps (11-9) at Sandown 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Nov.

Top Dancer (FR) 6-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, driven 4 out, ridden 2 out, kept on same pace, no impression before last, 4th of 13, 19l behind Fred The Shred (10-3) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) hvy.

Bally Sands (IRE) 100-1 (11-2) Chased leaders until ridden and weakened rapidly 6th, tailed off, 20th of 23, well behind Aegean Dawn (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Nov '10.

Oscar Papa 20-1 (11-7) Towards rear, ridden after 9th, behind 13th, tailed off, 10th of 13, well behind Pete The Feat (11-12) at Folkestone 3m 1f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd in Nov.

Cornish Ice 8-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, ridden before 3 out, one pace and no impression before 2 out, 3rd of 11, 14l behind Moscow Presents (11-0) at Towcester 2m mdn hdl (5) sft.

Koultas King (IRE) 7-2 (10-7) Tracked leader, led 3rd, headed 3 out, stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Dreams Of Milan (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Nov.