Read Nicholls & McCain Exclusively On Betfair Novices' Hurdle (Registered As The Newton Novices' Hurdle) (Listed) 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, Class 1, 6 runners)
  • Winner £11,888 2nd £4,452 3rd £2,224 4th £1,110
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 8.47s
  • Off time: 14:30:26
Full result
Result 14:30 Haydock Park
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Clondaw Kaempfer 6/5f
2nd 5 Lienosus 2/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 61
Cerise, white circle, cerise sleeves and cap Landscape (FR) 17
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 61
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 162 11-8 P F Nicholls R Walsh 10/3
2 321-1
Yellow, royal blue seams, pink sleeves, purple armlets, purple cap Clondaw Kaempfer (IRE) 26
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 321-1
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-6
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 160 11-6 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 6/5f
3 38-1417
Light blue, orange stars on sleeves, light blue cap, orange star Samstown 27
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:T Scudamore
  • Form: 38-1417
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-6p
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
5 160 11-6 p Miss Lucinda V Russell T Scudamore 110 33/1
4
Light Green, Dark Green chevrons, Red sleeves, White and Red striped cap Allied Answer 32
  • T:S Gollings
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 S Gollings B Hughes 40/1
5 UU1-13
Royal Blue, Pink hoop Lienosus (IRE) 27
  • T:Evan Williams
  • J:Paul Moloney
  • Form: UU1-13
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 2/1
6 47-7216
Black, orange disc, black sleeves, brown spots, orange cap, brown spots Bonnie Burnett (IRE) 2
  • T:B Rothwell
  • J:D C Costello
  • Form: 47-7216
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
5 151 10-11 B Rothwell D C Costello 107 100/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Molotof (FR)
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:A P McCoy
4 11-8 N J Henderson A P McCoy 8/15
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In depth

Verdict

Donald McCain has some good chances today and CLONDAW KAEMPFER is certainly amongst them. A winning bumper in Ireland, he made a very impressive debut over timber at Aintree last month and it will take a big performance to lower his colours. Lienosus won twice between the flags and is considered good enough to have made his debut under Rules in a Grade 2 at Chepstow where he performed with real credit. That should have brought him on and he looks the main danger though Landscape, a winner on the Flat in France, was a convincing winner on only his second start for Paul Nicholls at Exeter a couple of weeks ago. The remaining trio will need major progress to trouble the principals.

Formwatch

Clondaw Kaempfer (IRE) 4-5fav (10-12) Held up in 4th, closed to take 3rd 3 out, switched left after next, challenged last, soon led, scooted clear, impressive, won at Aintree 2m 4f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) sft in Oct beating Funny Star (11-1) by 6l, 4 ran.

Lienosus (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, steady headway approaching 4 out, went 4th and mistake 3 out, stayed on again approaching last, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 9, 9l behind Wonderful Charm (11-7) at Chepstow 2m 4f nov hdl G2 (1) gs in Oct.

Landscape (FR) 11-8fav (10-12) Prominent, led approaching 3 out, clear before last, ridden flat, ran on well, easily, won at Exeter 2m 1f nh nov hdl (3) sft beating Billy Twyford (10-12) by 13l, 11 ran.

Samstown 9-2fav (11-4) Mid-division on inside, ridden to chase leaders approaching omitted 3 out, weakened over 2f out, tailed off, 7th of 12, well behind Sixty Something (11-7) at Aintree 3m nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Oct.

Bonnie Burnett (IRE) 3-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway before 2 out, weakened before last, 6th of 13, 13l behind Gymdoli (10-12) at Hexham 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) sft.

Allied Answer 20-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders, outpaced 3f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 14, 14l behind The Tiger (9-1) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct (flat).