Tony Connell Memorial Novices' Handicap Hurdle 2m 6f

  • (4yo+, 2m 6f, Class 4, 8 runners)
  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 22.80s
  • Off time: 14:51:41
Full result
Result 14:50 Cartmel
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Clues And Arrows 4/5f
2nd 1 Bop Along 2 3/1
3rd 5 Vasco Pierji 17 9/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 4435/12-
Red, Beige sash, Emerald Green sleeves, Beige and Emerald Green quartered cap Bop Along (IRE) 42
  • T:M Smith
  • J:Adam Nicol
  • Form: 4435/12-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
7 166 11-12 M Smith Adam Nicol (5) 110 3/1
2 26347-8
MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Walser (IRE) 16
  • T:J Wade
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form: 26347-8
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-7b
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
7 161 11-7 b J Wade B Hughes 105 22/1
3 96351-1
Yellow, Royal Blue stripe, armlets and cap Clues And Arrows (IRE) 24
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 96351-1
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
6 161 11-7 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 105 4/5f
4 8/77P6-2
Emerald green, dark blue stars on sleeves, emerald green cap, dark blue star Hi Bob 13
  • T:Lucinda Egerton
  • J:Danny Cook
  • Form: 8/77P6-2
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
6 156 11-2 Lucinda Egerton Danny Cook 100 20/1
5 36837-6
Light Blue, Red hoops, Light Blue sleeves, Red cap Vasco Pierji (FR) 24
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:K Renwick
  • Form: 36837-6
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0b1
  • OR: 98
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 b1 D McCain Jnr K Renwick 98 9/1
6 50747-2
Dark blue, yellow seams, armlets and cap Princess Bella (IRE) 20
  • T:F M O'Brien
  • J:P J Brennan
  • Form: 50747-2
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 98
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 F M O'Brien P J Brennan 98 8/1
7 573477-
Black and white stripes, chevrons on sleeves Marlborough House 52
  • T:C Grant
  • J:Ryan Mania
  • Form: 573477-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-13p
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
4 153 10-13 p C Grant Ryan Mania 102 22/1
8 3454F-3
Emerald Green, Purple hoops, Emerald Green sleeves, Purple spots, quartered cap Grethel (IRE) 2
  • T:A Berry
  • J:Brian Harding
  • Form: 3454F-3
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 74
  • Naps:
10 140 10-0 A Berry Brian Harding 74 16/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Clouds Of Mist
  • T:Mrs S Gardner
  • J:Miss L Gardner
8 10-11 Mrs S Gardner Miss L Gardner 8/1
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In depth

Verdict

CLUES AND ARROWS looks just the sort to prosper during the spring and summer months for the O'Neill team and can complete the hat-trick despite a mighty 18lb hike from the assessor for an effortless success in a Bangor handicap last time. Princess Bella posted a decent effort when runner-up to Queen Spud at Fakenham when last seen and should be suited by the extra trip here. Still a maiden, she looks a possible danger along with Bop Along, nicely progressive over timber but facing a tough task to concede weight to the selection. Hi Bob has started at massive prices on all runs but did show some ability last time when runner-up at Sedgefield this month and could be on the improve.

Formwatch

Clues And Arrows (IRE) 2-1fav (10-10) Tracked leaders, always travelling well, led on bit 3 out, drew clear before last, very easily, won at Bangor 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd beating Area Access (11-5) by 7l, 12 ran.

Bop Along (IRE) 4-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, ridden when not fluent 2 out, kept on same pace approaching last, went 2nd flat, no impression on winner, 2nd of 6, 4l behind Forty Crown (11-5) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Apr.

Vasco Pierji (FR) 9-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, lost place approaching 4 out, 6th of 12, 38l behind Clues And Arrows (10-10) at Bangor 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.

Walser (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Close up, pushed along and weakened before 11th, 8th of 9, well behind See Double You (11-5) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy.

Grethel (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Held up in last pair, chased leaders 3 out, outpaced after next, went 3rd after last, ridden and kept on flat, no impression, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Gold Chain (10-8) at Cartmel 2m 1f mrs nov sll hdl (5) gf.

Hi Bob 66-1 (11-0) Mid-division, went remote 3rd when mistake 7th, went 2nd before 2 out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 13l behind Final Pass (11-0) at Sedgefield 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) sft.

Princess Bella (IRE) 11-2 (10-6) Always prominent, ridden before 2 out, held by winner last, stayed on, 2nd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Queen Spud (11-3) at Fakenham 2m 4f mares hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd.

Marlborough House 33-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, ridden after 3 out, soon weakened, 7th of 12, 24l behind Wintered Well (11-6) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Apr.