Howden Joinery Novices' Hurdle 2m 6f

  • (4yo+, 2m 6f, Class 4, 9 runners)
  • Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 32.40s
  • Off time: 15:20:34
Full result
Result 15:20 Wetherby
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Neptune Equester 11/4
2nd 3 Westward Point 7/4f
3rd 9 Teo Vivo 26 12/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 335F13
Yellow, Black cross belts, hooped sleeves, Black cap My Idea 20
  • T:M A Barnes
  • J:S Mulqueen
  • Form: 335F13
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-7t
  • OR: 111
  • Naps:
7 161 11-7 t M A Barnes S Mulqueen (7) 111 8/1
2 0450-18
Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap Neptune Equester 39
  • T:B Ellison
  • J:Danny Cook
  • Form: 0450-18
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 128
  • Naps:
10 161 11-7 B Ellison Danny Cook 128 11/4
3 1531
Dark blue, light blue cross belts, light blue sleeves, dark blue armlets, quartered cap Westward Point 46
  • T:W Greatrex
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 1531
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 122
  • Naps:
6 161 11-7 W Greatrex A P McCoy 122 7/4f
4 6U3/1-5
MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Beaney Tunes 37
  • T:J Wade
  • J:K Renwick
  • Form: 6U3/1-5
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 155 11-1 J Wade K Renwick 40/1
5 7-2
Black, White and Red striped sleeves, hooped cap Crabbie's Cloudy (IRE) 34
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:J M Maguire
  • Form: 7-2
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 155 11-1 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 20/1
6 49-
Red, Emerald Green epaulets and sleeves, Red and Royal Blue check cap First Of Never (IRE) 354
  • T:Miss L C Siddall
  • J:T Siddall
  • Form: 49-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 155 11-1 Miss L C Siddall T Siddall 100/1
7 215U29-
White, light blue cap Halley (FR) 374
  • T:T R George
  • J:P J Brennan
  • Form: 215U29-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 155 11-1 T R George P J Brennan 10/3
8 0PP
BLACK and WHITE (halved), sleeves reversed, quartered cap Nimko 88
  • T:T D Walford
  • J:P Buchanan
  • Form: 0PP
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 155 11-1 T D Walford P Buchanan 100/1
9 41-283
Pink, White hoops, Black sleeves, White cap Teo Vivo (FR) 22
  • T:J Ewart
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form: 41-283
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-1t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 155 11-1 t J Ewart B Hughes 12/1

In depth

Verdict

WESTWARD POINT beat decent opposition in a better race at Warwick last month and is on an upward curve. He may be capable of improving past handicappers My Idea and Neptune Equester. The latter alternates between fences and hurdles but did win over course and distance on Boxing Day and handles soft ground. Halley is a Grade 1 winner over fences in France but hasn't really fired since joining Tom George, though he would have a chance on his run over the smaller obstacles behind Deireadh Re at Cheltenham last season if fully wound-up. Teo Vivo was third over 2m4f at Newcastle on his hurdles bow and preferred to Ayr runner-up Crabbie's Cloudy of the others.

Formwatch

Neptune Equester 20-1 (10-7) Towards rear, ridden and weakened 5 out, 8th of 14, 32l behind Well Refreshed (10-0) at Haydock 3m 4f hcp chs G3 (1) hvy in Feb.

Westward Point 14-1 (11-4) Made all, soon clear until before 5 out, ridden and soon pressed, drew clear again before 2 out, not fluent last, stayed on gamely, driven out towards finish, won at Warwick 2m 5f nh nov hdl (3) hvy in Feb beating Ballylifen (11-4) by 1l, 8 ran.

Teo Vivo (FR) 33-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, went 2nd before 3 out until no extra last 100 yards, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Indian Castle (11-2) at Newcastle 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft.

My Idea 17-2 (11-4) Tracked leaders in 3rd, outpaced before 2 out, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Anna's Arch (11-12) at Carlisle 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd.

Halley (FR) 14-1 (10-7) last of 9, well behind Pistolet Rouge (10-10) at Auteuil(FR) 2m 6f chs Grade 3 (1) sft in Mar '12.

Beaney Tunes 20-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, chased winner 6th, ridden next, weakened last, 5th of 7, 24l behind Picks Milan (11-3) at Carlisle 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Feb.

Crabbie's Cloudy (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, went 2nd before 3 out, ridden before next, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 5, 22l behind Dreams Of Milan (11-10) at Ayr 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Feb.

First Of Never (IRE) 100-1 (11-2) Always towards rear, ridden over 5f out, soon weakened, last of 9, well behind Fascino Rustico (10-10) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Apr.

Nimko 200-1 (10-9) Behind from 5th, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Red Devil Boys (10-12) at Doncaster 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft in Dec, 20 ran.