Hoe Novices' Hurdle 2m 7f 110y

  • (5yo+, 2m 7f 110y, Class 4, 8 runners)
  • Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 46.00s
  • Off time: 13:00:19
Full result
Result 13:00 Fakenham
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Moss On The Mill 9/4
2nd 3 Canuspotit Evsf
3rd 6 Social Overdrive 14 16/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 5-4
Yellow and Maroon diamonds, Yellow sleeves, Yellow cap, Maroon star Arfur Didit (IRE) 21
  • T:Mrs S J Humphrey
  • J:Jack Quinlan
  • Form: 5-4
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 Mrs S J Humphrey Jack Quinlan (3) 33/1
2 P82-3
ORANGE, ROYAL BLUE disc, striped sleeves and cap Ballythomas 22
  • T:D Thompson
  • J:Tony Kelly
  • Form: P82-3
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 152 10-12 D Thompson Tony Kelly (3) 9/2
3 72
Black, White star, White sleeves, Black stars, Black cap, White star Canuspotit 39
  • T:Mrs L Wadham
  • J:Matt Crawley
  • Form: 72
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 152 10-12 Mrs L Wadham Matt Crawley (5) Evsf
4
EMERALD GREEN and WHITE diabolo, WHITE cap Carn Rock
  • T:M Gates
  • J:Miss A Stirling
  • Form:
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 M Gates Miss A Stirling (7) 100/1
5 4385-54
BLACK, EMERALD GREEN triple diamond Moss On The Mill 35
  • T:B I Case
  • J:D A Jacob
  • Form: 4385-54
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12h
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 h B I Case D A Jacob 9/4
6 51/6035-
Cerise, royal blue and cerise quartered cap Social Overdrive (IRE) 324
  • T:Miss E Baker
  • J:James Banks
  • Form: 51/6035-
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR: 90
  • Naps:
8 152 10-12 Miss E Baker James Banks (5) 90 16/1
7 11-2P
Gold, black chevrons and diamond on cap Speckled Door 54
  • T:Mrs Caroline Bailey
  • J:A Thornton
  • Form: 11-2P
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 Mrs Caroline Bailey A Thornton 10/1
8 5/P-9
Emerald Green, large Red spots, sleeves and spots on cap Steepleofcopper (IRE) 67
  • T:A E Jessop
  • J:Joseph Akehurst
  • Form: 5/P-9
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 152 10-12 A E Jessop Joseph Akehurst (7) 150/1

In depth

Verdict

Ballythomas was only beaten four lengths when a 50/1 chance over a longer trip at Catterick on New Year's Day. He must have claims in this but CANUSPOTIT is a little less exposed so gets the nod. He had no chance against the highly-rated Red Sherlock over 2m5f at Southwell last month but stuck well to his task in the closing stages and did finish six lengths clear of an earlier point-to-point and bumper winner, who had been backed to beat the favourite. Moss On The Mill looks very one-paced while Speckled Door weakened quickly at Towcester last time. Social Overdrive was very disappointing over hurdles last season.

Formwatch

Moss On The Mill 14-1 (11-0) Held up in last pair, headway 9th, pushed along and stayed on same pace from 3 out, driven after 2 out, hampered last, went poor 4th in closing stages, 4th of 11, 28l behind Tagrita (10-7) at Exeter 2m 7f mdn hdl (4) sft in Dec.

Canuspotit 33-1 (10-9) Mid-division, headway 8th, chased leading pair after 3 out, driven next, stayed on to take 2nd approaching last where not fluent, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 14l behind Red Sherlock (11-0) at Southwell 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Dec.

Social Overdrive (IRE) 33-1 (10-10) Prominent, not much room and lost place 2nd, headway 6h, outpaced next, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, 5th of 9, 47l behind Southfield Theatre (11-3) at Exeter 2m 7f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.

Speckled Door 16-1 (10-12) Prominent until after 5th, behind 7th, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Knockanrawley (10-5) at Towcester 2m 5f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) gs in Nov, 9 ran.

Ballythomas 50-1 (10-7) In rear, headway 4 out, no impression from last, 3rd of 5, 4l behind I Need Gold (10-12) at Catterick 3m 1f nov hdl (4) sft.

Arfur Didit (IRE) 40-1 (11-3) Handy until 6th, soon ridden, weakened after next, tailed off, 4th of 8, well behind Carole's Destrier (11-3) at Huntingdon 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) hvy.

Carn Rock Tamure gelding out of Solent Sunbeam.

Steepleofcopper (IRE) 200-1 (10-7) Held up mid-division, pushed along 5 out, soon weakened, 9th of 13, well behind Cole Harden (10-11) at Fontwell 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) hvy in Nov.