St. John Lee Amateur Riders' Novices' Handicap Hurdle 2m 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 110y, Class 5, 5 runners)
  • Winner £2,305 2nd £709 3rd £355
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 16.75s
  • Off time: 21:11:53
Full result
Result 21:10 Hexham
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Playhara 15/8f
2nd 5 Raifteiri 5 15/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 47500-2
Pink, black diamond and armlets, quartered cap Politeness (FR) 19
  • T:Mrs R Dobbin
  • J:Miss H Harper
  • Form: 47500-2
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12h
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
5 166 11-12 h Mrs R Dobbin Miss H Harper (7) 95 4/1
2 2U569-1
Dark blue, yellow chevron, yellow and dark blue chevrons on sleeves Playhara (IRE) 8
  • T:M Todhunter
  • J:Mr Kit Alexander
  • Form: 2U569-1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-10
  • OR: 93
  • Naps:
5 164 11-10 M Todhunter Mr Kit Alexander (3) 93 15/8f
3 2P12P-6
Dark Blue, White epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, Dark Blue cap, White star Some Lad (IRE) 13
  • T:Mrs A C Hamilton
  • J:Mr T Hamilton
  • Form: 2P12P-6
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-6h
  • OR: 89
  • Naps:
9 160 11-6 h Mrs A C Hamilton Mr T Hamilton (5) 89 11/4
4 07524-3
Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, hooped sleeves, striped cap Cool Bob (IRE) 15
  • T:M Sheppard
  • J:Mr S Sheppard
  • Form: 07524-3
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 10-9ht
  • OR: 78
  • Naps:
11 149 10-9 ht M Sheppard Mr S Sheppard (7) 78 11/2
5 6165-F3
Pale blue, red sleeves, black and red check cap Raifteiri (IRE) 3
  • T:William Young Jnr
  • J:Mr J Dixon
  • Form: 6165-F3
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-0
  • OR: 69
  • Naps:
7 140 10-0 William Young Jnr Mr J Dixon (7) 69 15/2

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Morning Time (IRE)
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:Miss R McDonald
7 10-8 Miss Lucinda V Russell Miss R McDonald 9/1
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In depth

Verdict

PLAYHARA looked as if she was going to struggle to find a race for Nicky Henderson until scoring with something to spare at Towcester this month. She's since moved on to the Todhunter yard which has wasted no time returning her to action, presumably with the view that she's now in form and on the improve. Totally unproven on the ground, she's a hopeful choice to reproduce her improved form under very different conditions. Politeness was much better last time too when second on the soft at Carlisle and definitely enters the equation on that evidence, whereas Raifteiri has failed to convince on four starts this year. Some Lad is only 1-22 but did score at Newcastle in March although he has not backed that up since. Cool Bob hasn't done too badly of late but is hard to support with a career record of 0-42.

Formwatch

Playhara (IRE) 5-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, led after 3 out, ridden before 2 out, clear before last, kept on well, won at Towcester 2m cond hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd beating My Nosy Rosy (10-13) by 5l, 8 ran.

Raifteiri (IRE) 16-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, joined winner 5th, lost place 8th, outpaced in 3rd before 3 out, no chance with front pair from next, tailed off, 3rd of 4, 41l behind Volcanic (11-12) at Cartmel 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gf.

Cool Bob (IRE) 12-1 (9-12) Held up behind, effort before 3 out, headway before 2 out, went 3rd at last, one pace, 3rd of 12, 8l behind Lady Fingers (11-2) at Towcester 2m 3f 4yo Am hcp 0-100 (5) gd.

Politeness (FR) 9-2 (10-8) Held up towards rear, headway before 2 out, chased winner before last, kept on and held near finish, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Yourholidayisover (11-2) at Carlisle 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft.

Some Lad (IRE) 3-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced before last, kept on run-in, no impression, 6th of 7, 24l behind Teo Vivo (11-10) at Perth 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft.