Celebrating 40 Years Of Expro Novices' Handicap Hurdle 2m 4f 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 4f 110y, Class 4, 12 runners)
  • Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 5.90s
  • Off time: 16:30:36
Full result
Result 16:30 Perth
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 11 Frontier Vic 11/4f
2nd 3 Tantamount 11/2
3rd 2 Cruachan 11/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 217456-
RED and YELLOW stripes, YELLOW sleeves, RED armlets, RED cap Rockchasebullett (IRE) 167
  • T:F M O'Brien
  • J:P J Brennan
  • Form: 217456-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 F M O'Brien P J Brennan 110 7/2
2 44-5618
Pink, White stars, sleeves and cap Cruachan (IRE) 85
  • T:Mrs L B Normile
  • J:D C Costello
  • Form: 44-5618
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-8
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
4 162 11-8 Mrs L B Normile D C Costello 107 11/1
3 4-5413
Purple, yellow epaulets, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Tantamount 40
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:Craig Nichol
  • Form: 4-5413
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 104
  • Naps:
4 159 11-5 Miss Lucinda V Russell Craig Nichol (7) 104 11/2
4 7P0-03U
Black, Red stars, hooped sleeves and star on cap Karingo 84
  • T:Mrs L B Normile
  • J:Samantha Drake
  • Form: 7P0-03U
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 102
  • Naps:
6 158 11-4 Mrs L B Normile Samantha Drake (5) 102 25/1
5 345374/
Red, Dark Blue stripe La Bacouetteuse (FR) 23
  • T:I Jardine
  • J:A P Lane
  • Form: 345374/
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-1p
  • OR: 99
  • Naps:
8 155 11-1 p I Jardine A P Lane 99 12/1
6 6564-P
Emerald Green, Pink stars, sleeves and cap Wayne Manor (IRE) 31
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:P Buchanan
  • Form: 6564-P
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-13bt
  • OR: 98
  • Naps:
4 153 10-13 bt Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 98 22/1
7 422333-
ROYAL BLUE, PINK sleeves, PINK and ROYAL BLUE striped cap Lady Of Verona (IRE) 157
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:Graham Watters
  • Form: 422333-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-8
  • OR: 92
  • Naps:
6 148 10-8 Miss Lucinda V Russell Graham Watters (7) 92 7/1
8 00/PF-FF
Light blue and dark blue (quartered), light blue sleeves, dark blue stars Steviekey (IRE) 130
  • T:J J Hanlon
  • J:C O'Farrell
  • Form: 00/PF-FF
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-8t
  • OR: 92
  • Naps:
7 148 10-8 t J J Hanlon C O'Farrell 92 20/1
9 674-2P
Black, Yellow sleeves, Black armlets, Black cap, Yellow stars Lady Gargoyle 20
  • T:J S Goldie
  • J:G Bartley
  • Form: 674-2P
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-8
  • OR: 92
  • Naps:
5 148 10-8 J S Goldie G Bartley 92 28/1
10 26/F709-
Dark blue, maroon spots, dark blue cap Oscar Stanley (IRE) 170
  • T:Mrs R Dobbin
  • J:K Renwick
  • Form: 26/F709-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-1b1
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
6 141 10-1 b1 Mrs R Dobbin K Renwick 85 12/1
11 5/893
Black, Yellow seams and sleeves, quartered cap Frontier Vic 107
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 5/893
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 84
  • Naps:
6 140 10-0 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 84 11/4f
12 376584
Pale blue, red sleeves, black and red check cap Tim's Approach (IRE) 17
  • T:William Young Jnr
  • J:J Kington
  • Form: 376584
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-0t
  • OR: 68
  • Naps:
8 140 10-0 t William Young Jnr J Kington (3) 68 100/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Romanesco (FR)
  • T:G Elliott
  • J:J M Maguire
7 11-9 G Elliott J M Maguire 6/1
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In depth

Verdict

LA BACOUETTEUSE hasn't raced over hurdles since the end of 2011 but has been in decent form on the Flat this year, winning over 2m at Musselburgh in July when Lady Gargoyle was almost three lengths away in third. Jim Goldie's mare was also receiving a lot of weight that day so we'd expect Iain Jardine's charge to confirm the form over obstacles and he may be the one to beat. Cruachan won at Hexham in June while Tantamount was successful in a maiden hurdle over course and distance in July, though beaten 26 lengths on his handicap debut here last time. Stablemate Lady Of Verona may need this.

Formwatch

Frontier Vic 20-1 (10-12) In rear, headway from 3 out, one pace and no impression with leading pair, 3rd of 11, 36l behind Separate Shadows (10-12) at Worcester 2m nov hdl (4) gd in Jun.

Tantamount 6-1 (10-11) Held up in rear, slipped on bend after 5th, headway 3out, soon outpaced, 3rd of 8, 26l behind Jimmy The Hat (11-12) at Perth 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf in Aug.

Cruachan (IRE) 6-1 (10-11) Always in rear, blundered 5th, never a factor, 8th of 9, 14l behind Malin Bay (11-12) at Perth 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf in Jul.

Rockchasebullett (IRE) 11-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 6th, mistakes 3 out and 2 out, no impression on winner, no extra last, weakened flat, 6th of 12, 20l behind Western Warhorse (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gs in Apr.

La Bacouetteuse (FR) 66-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, headway approaching last, kept on well, never able to challenge, 4th of 11, 23l behind Into Wain (10-12) at Kelso 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Dec '11.

Karingo 10-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, not fluent 5th, led narrowly when hind legs slipped on landing and unseated rider last (normal 2 out), in a race won by Crookstown (11-0) at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Jul, 11 ran.

Lady Of Verona (IRE) 13-8fav (10-5) In touch, went 2nd after 2 out, ridden and no impression on winner before last, soon dropped to 3rd, stayed on same pace flat, no extra close home, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Hidden Horizons (10-12) at Hexham 3m mares mdn hdl (5) gd in Apr.

Wayne Manor (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) Midfield, pushed along 4out, weakened next, behind when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Jimmy The Hat (11-12) at Perth 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf in Aug, 8 ran.

Steviekey (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Mid-div when fell heavily 7th, in a race won by Coursing Ben (11-4) at Stradbally 3m ire ptp gd in May, 17 ran.

Lady Gargoyle 6-1 (10-8) Not fluent, prominent on outside until 5th, weakened before next, tailed off 7th, pulled up after, in a race won by Fairwood Massini (11-1) at Perth 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Jul, 6 ran.

Oscar Stanley (IRE) 14-1 (10-5) Mid-division, mistake 4th, pushed along before 6th, never dangerous, 9th of 13, 50l behind Nicene Creed (10-8) at Carlisle 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Apr.

Tim's Approach (IRE) 66-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders and keen, weakened from 3 out, tailed off, 4th of 5, 44l behind Call Box (11-8) at Perth 2m 4f amat hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd.