32Red.com Novices' Hurdle 2m 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 110y, Class 4, 8 runners)
  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 10.90s
  • Off time: 13:51:05
Full result
Result 13:50 Huntingdon
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 New Year's Eve 6/4j
2nd 2 Anton Chigurh 8 11/2
3rd 4 Generous Ransom 6/4j

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 20-2218
Black, black and maroon striped cap New Year's Eve 23
  • T:J P Ferguson
  • J:Jack Quinlan
  • Form: 20-2218
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-11h
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
6 165 11-11 h J P Ferguson Jack Quinlan (3) 123 6/4j
2
Light blue, mauve hooped sleeves, quartered cap Anton Chigurh 90
  • T:B G Powell
  • J:James Banks
  • Form:
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 B G Powell James Banks (5) 11/2
3 532-294
Orange, white seams, grey sleeves, white stars, orange cap, white stars Bally Braes (IRE) 18
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 532-294
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 8/1
4 2-55
Chocolate, Old Gold hooped sleeves, Old Gold cap Generous Ransom (IRE) 37
  • T:N J Gifford
  • J:W Hutchinson
  • Form: 2-55
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 N J Gifford W Hutchinson 6/4j
5 7-P
Black, Yellow stars on sleeves, Black cap, Yellow star Kingscombe (USA) 52
  • T:Mrs L C Jewell
  • J:A Thornton
  • Form: 7-P
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 158 11-4 Mrs L C Jewell A Thornton 150/1
6 20/6-P
Light blue and black (quartered), light blue sleeves, black armlets Scuderia (IRE) 78
  • T:Jamie Snowden
  • J:Brendan Powell
  • Form: 20/6-P
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 158 11-4 Jamie Snowden Brendan Powell 66/1
7 40-0
Emerald Green, Royal Blue chevrons, halved sleeves, quartered cap Trafords Hero 256
  • T:G Deacon
  • J:M D Grant
  • Form: 40-0
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 G Deacon M D Grant 50/1
8 32/7-6
Dark Blue, Yellow sash, hooped sleeves Ultra Klass (FR) 29
  • T:Jamie Snowden
  • J:A Tinkler
  • Form: 32/7-6
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 Jamie Snowden A Tinkler 20/1

In depth

Verdict

NEW YEAR'S EVE's only victory over hurdles so far came in a match but he's generally taken on better company than this and should be good enough to defy his penalty. Those looking for a bit of value may want to consider Anton Chigurh, whose only two victories on the Flat came on heavy ground. He probably has a bit more scope than the likes of Ultra Klass and Bally Braes - the latter looks to be crying out for a longer trip. Generous Ransom has hinted at ability in a couple of starts on soft ground and could reward each-way support.

Formwatch

New Year's Eve 7-2fav (10-9) Held up towards rear and keen, never dangerous, 8th of 14, 33l behind Strongpoint (11-2) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl (2) sft.

Anton Chigurh 15-2 (8-10) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, never on terms, 4th of 12, 5l behind Hi There (8-10) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) hvy in Oct (flat).

Generous Ransom (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, pushed along and progress to chase leaders approaching 3 out, 5th and one pace after 2 out, 5th of 14, 23l behind Brother Brian (10-12) at Newbury 2m 3f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) sft in Dec.

Scuderia (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Pressed leader until lost place before 3 out, pulled up after, in a race won by Mountain Tunes (10-12) at Towcester 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov, 11 ran.

Ultra Klass (FR) 66-1 (10-12) Held up in touch in mid-division, weakened after 3 out, 6th of 10, 33l behind Garrahalish (10-12) at Towcester 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) hvy in Dec.

Trafords Hero 33-1 (10-13) Chased leader, led from 4th, ridden and headed 4 out, soon no extra and weakened, 12th of 18, well behind Wontbelongnow (10-11) at Killarney 2m 6f mdn hdl sft in May.

Bally Braes (IRE) 3-1 (11-5) In rear, pushed along before 5 out, soon weakened, tailed off 3 out, 4th of 7, 50l behind Wadswick Court (11-12) at Southwell 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy.

Kingscombe (USA) 100-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, not fluent 1st, behind from 5th, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by No Such Number (10-11) at Southwell 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Dec, 14 ran.