Smiths Metal Centres Maiden Hurdle 2m 4f 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 4f 110y, Class 5, 7 runners)
  • Winner £1,949 2nd £572 3rd £286 4th £143
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 59.80s
  • Off time: 20:51:01
Full result
Result 20:50 Huntingdon
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Discay 7/2
2nd 2 Blazing Glen 50/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 22525P-
Black, beige chevron and armlets A Tail Of Intrigue (IRE) 81
  • T:Ian Williams
  • J:W Kennedy
  • Form: 22525P-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 124
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 Ian Williams W Kennedy 124 4/1
2 7/3536-6
Emerald Green, large Red spots, sleeves and spots on cap Blazing Glen (IRE) 13
  • T:A E Jessop
  • J:T J O'Brien
  • Form: 7/3536-6
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 A E Jessop T J O'Brien 50/1
4 658/P
Emerald green and red diabolo, striped sleeves, red cap Danger In The Park 10
  • T:A Hollinshead
  • J:Josh Wall
  • Form: 658/P
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0p1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 p1 A Hollinshead Josh Wall (7) 150/1
5
Light blue, white epaulets, halved sleeves, red cap Discay 214
  • T:Dr R D P Newland
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form:
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 Dr R D P Newland S Twiston-Davies 7/2
9 214664-
White, maroon hoops, maroon and white striped sleeves, maroon cap River Clare (IRE) 66
  • T:J G M O'Shea
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 214664-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 J G M O'Shea R Johnson 7/1
11 2
Black, black and maroon striped cap Shrewd 9
  • T:J P Ferguson
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 2
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-9
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 149 10-9 J P Ferguson A P McCoy Evsf
12
BLACK, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap Twinkle Littlestar
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:Ryan Hatch
  • Form:
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 147 10-7 N A Twiston-Davies Ryan Hatch (5) 25/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
3 4462-
Closest Friend 36
  • Nag Me
  • T:J R Jenkins
  • J:Brendan Powell
  • Form: 4462-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 J R Jenkins Brendan Powell NR
6 3-3
Laser Blazer 22
  • Nag Me
  • T:A King
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 3-3
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
6 A King Aidan Coleman 115 NR
7 8244-2U
Mercers Court (IRE) 2
  • Nag Me
  • T:N B King
  • J:Trevor Whelan
  • Form: 8244-2U
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
6 N B King Trevor Whelan 117 NR
8 1/26770-
Paddocks Lounge (IRE) 67
  • Nag Me
  • T:Jim Best
  • J:Matthew Batchelor
  • Form: 1/26770-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 Jim Best Matthew Batchelor NR
10 P0PP8-0
Rose Of Marron (IRE) 26
  • Nag Me
  • T:John R Upson
  • J:D Crosse
  • Form: P0PP8-0
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0p
  • OR: 90
  • Naps:
7 p John R Upson D Crosse 90 NR

In depth

Verdict

Shrewd is sure to be extremely popular with Tony McCoy teaming up with John Ferguson and the ex-Michael Bell charge should be all the better for his Market Rasen debut and houses obvious claims. Mercers Court ducked out of the contest at Fontwell on Sunday on the run-in with the race at his mercy so is natural shortlist material, whilst Discay, formerly with Mark Johnston on the Flat, is a fascinating newcomer to the Dr Newland yard. However, the choice falls upon LASER BLAZER. The King charge has shaped pleasingly on both starts in decent novice company and the three-time Flat winner and likely improver looks ready to add a hurdling success to his CV with that vital experience under his belt.

Formwatch

Closest Friend 14-1 (11-3) Held up in touch, closed 3f out, ridden and pressing winner over 1f out, held inside final furlong, kept on well towards finish, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Run On Sterling (11-3) at Huntingdon 2m NH flat (6) gd in Apr.

Laser Blazer 6-1 (10-12) Took keen hold in mid-division, headway chasing leaders 4th, pushed along in 4th 2 out, went modest 3rd before last, 3rd of 13, 9l behind Huff And Puff (10-12) at Kempton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd.

Mercers Court (IRE) 7-1 (11-6) Led, hard driven after 2 out, swerved right and unseated rider after last, in a race won by Urcalin (10-13) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd, 10 ran.

Paddocks Lounge (IRE) 100-1 (11-1) Steadied and held up well in rear, not fluent 3rd, tailed off 6th, 10th of 11, well behind My Wigwam Or Yours (11-1) at Newbury 2m 5f mdn hdl (3) gd in Mar.

Rose Of Marron (IRE) 150-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, mistake 4th, went 3rd before 4 out, reminders before next, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 49l behind Breaking The Bank (10-9) at Towcester 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs.

Discay 20-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 13, 8l behind White Nile (9-1) at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp (3) sft in Oct (flat).

Blazing Glen (IRE) 100-1 (10-10) In rear and keen, pushed along and weakened before 3 out, 6th of 7, 42l behind Tsar Alexandre (10-13) at Uttoxeter 3m nov hdl (4) gd.

River Clare (IRE) 50-1 (10-9) Mid-division, not fluent 2nd, hampered next, headway 4 out, stayed on approaching 2 out, never troubled leaders, 4th of 11, 36l behind Irish Cavalier (11-7) at Bangor 2m 1f nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.

A Tail Of Intrigue (IRE) 11-8fav (10-10) Led, blundered 1st, hit 3 out, ridden and headed before 2 out, weakened rapidly, poor 7th when pulled up before last, in a race won by In Fairness (11-1) at Sandown 2m nov hdl (4) sft in Mar, 8 ran.

Shrewd 5-1 (10-10) Mid-division, pushed along to close from after 3 out, not fluent 2 out, went 2nd flat, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 13l behind Rolling Maul (11-0) at Market Rasen 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) gd.

Danger In The Park 28-1 (11-0) Always in rear, jumped slowly and struggling 4th, soon tailed off, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Handmaid (10-7) at Bangor 2m 1f NH mdn hdl (4) gd, 8 ran.

Twinkle Littlestar Kayf Tara mare out of Dopey Muck.