Berkshire Media Group 'National Hunt' Maiden Hurdle 2m 3f 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 3f 110y, Class 3, 12 runners)
  • Winner £6,256 2nd £1,848 3rd £924 4th £462 5th £231 6th £116
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 55.10s
  • Off time: 12:56:23
Full result
Result 12:55 Ascot
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 8 Many Clouds 7/2
2nd 4 Fergall 4 40/1
3rd 10 Minella Forfitness 9 6/4f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 4PF114/
Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Ballytober 637
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 4PF114/
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 P J Hobbs R Johnson 16/1
2 154-2
White, black button on cap Barney Cool 18
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:C O'Farrell
  • Form: 154-2
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 D Pipe C O'Farrell 5/2
3 4-4
Orange, Black diamond and armlets Cruz On Ted 194
  • T:G L Moore
  • J:J E Moore
  • Form: 4-4
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 G L Moore J E Moore 66/1
4 4/3652-
Mauve, Dark Blue epaulets, hooped sleeves Fergall (IRE) 246
  • T:J W Mullins
  • J:W P Kavanagh
  • Form: 4/3652-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 J W Mullins W P Kavanagh (3) 110 40/1
5 60-3
Dark Blue, White seams, White sleeves, Dark Blue seams and cap Flaming Charmer (IRE) 16
  • T:C L Tizzard
  • J:J Tizzard
  • Form: 60-3
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 50/1
6 79
Brown, white and brown diabolo on sleeves Gorhams Gift 143
  • T:Jamie Poulton
  • J:Matthew Batchelor
  • Form: 79
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 Jamie Poulton Matthew Batchelor 100/1
7 743-7
DARK GREEN and ORANGE (quartered), ORANGE sleeves and cap Lord Grantham (IRE) 30
  • T:H D Daly
  • J:Jake Greenall
  • Form: 743-7
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 H D Daly Jake Greenall (5) 100/1
8 190-2
EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Many Clouds (IRE) 27
  • T:O Sherwood
  • J:L Aspell
  • Form: 190-2
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 O Sherwood L Aspell 7/2
9 31-3
Royal blue and yellow (quartered), royal blue sleeves, yellow spots, royal blue cap Mcllhatton (IRE) 41
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:D A Jacob
  • Form: 31-3
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 25/1
10 1/17-
White, black cap Minella Forfitness (IRE) 223
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:B J Geraghty
  • Form: 1/17-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 6/4f
11 331-2
Black, royal blue hooped sleeves, red cap Shuh Shuh Gah (IRE) 192
  • T:D G Bridgwater
  • J:R Thornton
  • Form: 331-2
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 D G Bridgwater R Thornton 20/1
12 2-6
Black, Black and Pink check cap The Potting Shed (IRE) 17
  • T:Miss E C Lavelle
  • J:D Elsworth
  • Form: 2-6
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 Miss E C Lavelle D Elsworth 33/1

In depth

Verdict

A bumper winner on last year's debut, BARNEY COOL made a promising start to his hurdling career when just failing to catch Kaysersberg at Kempton earlier this month. He had a previous winner 10 lengths back in third and David Pipe's charge looks capable of opening his account in this. Many Clouds also took the eye on his reappearance over a shorter trip at this track when runner-up to the progressive Gevrey Chamberlin. He should be in the mix along with Minella Forfitness, a point-to-point and bumper winner at Kempton making his hurdling and seasonal debut. Mcllhatton has a pipe-opener in a bumper at Chepstow under his belt and is another to note on his hurdling bow along with Ballytober and Shuh Shuh Gah.

Formwatch

Many Clouds (IRE) 5-4 (11-0) Led, joined after last (usual 4 out), ridden over 1f out, headed narrowly inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Gevrey Chambertin (11-0) at Aintree 2m mdn hdl (4) gd in Oct.

Fergall (IRE) 6-1 (10-12) Led, ridden and headed bypassing omitted last, stayed on, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Milarrow (10-10) at Fontwell 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.

Minella Forfitness (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Mid-division, took keen hold, lost place after 4f, not clear run 5f out, headway 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 19, 21l behind The New One (10-12) at Aintree 2m 1f nat hunt flat Grade 2 (1) gd in Apr.

Barney Cool 11-2 (10-12) Held up in rear, headway between 4 out and 3 out, went 2nd traveling well 2 out, ridden and every chance last, ran on but held towards finish, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Kaysersberg (10-9) at Kempton 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gs.

Mcllhatton (IRE) 9-2 (11-0) Held up towards rear, steady headway 7f out, chased leader sover 3f out, led briefly inside final 3f, held when slightly hampered and dropped to 3rd over 1f out, 3rd of 12, 10l behind Regal Encore (11-7) at Chepstow 2m NH flat (6) sft in Oct.

Flaming Charmer (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Took keen hold in mid-division, headway after 4 out, chased leaders and not fluent 4 out, soon outpaced, left poor 3rd last, 3rd of 11, 17l behind Orabora (11-0) at Chepstow 2m NH mdn hdl (5) sft.

Ballytober 2-1fav (11-9) Chased leader, led over 3f out, ridden and headed entering final 2f, no extra final furlong, 4th of 7, 13l behind Make A Track (11-2) at Sandown 2m NH flat (5) sft in Feb '11.

The Potting Shed (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Mid-division, ridden after 8th, no real progress, mistake and well beaten 3 out, hit last, 6th of 8, 27l behind Atlantic Roller (10-12) at Exeter 2m 5f nov hdl (3) sft.

Lord Grantham (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, took keen hold, not fluent 6th, headway next, weakened approaching 2 out, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Fox Run (11-0) at Worcester 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gs in Oct.

Cruz On Ted 5-2fav (11-2) Keen tracked leaders, chased winner 6f out until ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, 4th of 7, 24l behind Come On Laurie (10-12) at Plumpton 2m 2f NH flat (6) sft in May.

Gorhams Gift 50-1 (10-13) Held up mid-division, weakened over 5f out, tailed off, 9th of 13, 47l behind Azure Fly (10-13) at Stratford 2m cond NH flat (6) gs in Jul.

Shuh Shuh Gah (IRE) 11-10fav (11-11) Led, jinked right over 8f out, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, stayed on, no impression on winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Brass Monkey (11-1) at Southwell 2m cond NH flat (6) gd in May.