Happy Birthday Mum 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 2m 3f

  • (4yo+, 2m 3f, Class 4, 5 runners)
  • Winner £3,509 2nd £1,030 3rd £515 4th £258
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 36.10s
  • Off time: 14:20:12
Full result
Result 14:20 Newton Abbot
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Oscar Magic 1/10f
2nd 4 Quite By Chance 3 9/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 90/2221-
White, Emerald Green chevron, Royal Blue sleeves and cap Oscar Magic (IRE) 184
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 90/2221-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • OR: 129
  • Naps:
6 159 11-5 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 129 1/10f
2 4954/78-
Purple, Pink stars, Pink sleeves, Purple stars and stars on cap Here Comes Moss 442
  • T:J L Flint
  • J:R Flint
  • Form: 4954/78-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 J L Flint R Flint 50/1
3 4/34
Yellow and White stripes, Yellow sleeves and cap State Department 33
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 4/34
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 152 10-12 P J Hobbs R Johnson 7/1
4 893-3
Purple, Pink epaulets, striped sleeves and cap Quite By Chance 146
  • T:C L Tizzard
  • J:J Tizzard
  • Form: 893-3
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-11
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 151 10-11 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 9/1
5 407-4
Dark Green, White hoop, checked sleeves, quartered cap Cloudy Lady 111
  • T:Mrs Caroline Keevil
  • J:Ian Popham
  • Form: 407-4
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-5
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 145 10-5 Mrs Caroline Keevil Ian Popham 16/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   The New One (IRE)
  • T:N A Twiston-Davies
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
4 10-12 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 2/7
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In depth

Verdict

OSCAR MAGIC beat subsequent winner Valleyofmilan at Haydock in March. That's by far the best form on offer and he's taken to defy a penalty on his comeback. State Department has the more recent form in bumpers which looks superior to the efforts of Cloudy Lady and Quite By Chance. He should figure on his hurdling bow ahead of the returning Here Comes Moss, who has shown little so far in a couple of starts over timber.

Formwatch

Oscar Magic (IRE) 7-2fav (11-2) Led until 4th, led 7th, headed 3 out, driven and 3 lengths down after last, stayed on well flat, led towards finish, won at Haydock 2m 4f Novice Handicap Hurdle (0-135) (4-8yo) (3) gs in Mar beating Valleyofmilan (10-3) by 2 1/2l, 13 ran.

Quite By Chance 9-2 (10-12) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, headway over 6f out, kept on to take 3rd place close home, 3rd of 9, 13l behind Nurse Ratched (9-12) at Exeter 2m 1f NH flat (6) gf in May.

Here Comes Moss 50-1 (10-12) Mid-division, struggling after 3 out, soon behind, 8th of 12, 33l behind Piment D'estruval (10-7) at Stratford 2m nov hdl (4) gd in Jul '12.

State Department 8-1 (11-1) Held up in touch, ridden over 4f out, hung left over 3f out, no impression final 2f, 4th of 9, 13l behind Cole Harden (11-2) at Worcester 2m NH flat (6) gd in Aug.

Cloudy Lady 9-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway before 4f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on, 4th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Shuil Gealach (10-12) at Worcester 2m mares n h flat (6) gd in Jun.