International Festival For Business 2014 Top Novices' Hurdle (Grade 2) 2m 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 110y, Class 1, 10 runners)
  • Winner £34,170 2nd £12,822 3rd £6,420 4th £3,198 5th £1,608 6th £804
  • Going: Good to Soft (National: Good to Soft, Good in places)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 59.50s
  • Off time: 14:00:30

Full Result

14:00 Aintree
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 6 Josses Hill (IRE) N J Henderson 6 11-4 B J Geraghty 6/4f
SP 6/4f Held up in touch, closed 3 out, led before next, strongly pressed until stayed on strongly and asserted final 150 yards opened 13/8 £1625-£1000(x4) £1300-£800(x2) £650-£400(x4) £3000-£2000
2nd 6 9 Sgt Reckless M R Channon 7 11-4 A P McCoy 9/2
SP 9/2 Held up towards rear on outside, closed 3 out, challenged before next and soon upsides winner, driven before last, no impression and readily held final 150 yards opened 5/1 £1500-£300
3rd 7 King of The Picts (IRE) J P Shanahan 5 11-4 P Townend 25/1
SP 25/1 Prominent, ridden and outpaced before 2 out, stayed on approaching last and went 3rd final 100 yards, no impression on front pair
4th ½ 3 Baltimore Rock (IRE) D Pipe 5 11-4 T Scudamore 8/1
SP 8/1 Held up in rear, still at back of field but in touch when mistake 3 out, closed to track leaders next, one pace and no impression on front pair last, lost 3rd final 100 yards
5th 8 Mijhaar J P Ferguson 6 11-4 h D F O'Regan 16/1
SP 16/1 Held up in mid-division on outside, effort approaching 3 out, one pace and no impression on leaders before last, edged left flat opened 12/1
6th 3 2 Art Of Payroll (GER) D T Hughes 5 11-4 P Carberry 13/2
SP 13/2 Held up towards rear, headway when not fluent 3 out, chasing leaders when short of room and bumped before 2 out, no impression after, one pace
7th 6 5 Irish Cavalier (IRE) Miss R Curtis 5 11-4 J E Moore 25/1
SP 25/1 Tracked leader, challenged 4th, pushed along to lead after 3 out, headed before next, weakened approaching last
8th 5 10 The Game Changer (IRE) C F Swan 5 11-4 D J Casey 16/1
SP 16/1 Held up towards rear, not fluent 5th, closed and in touch 3 out, still looked to be going ok when short of room and hampered before 2 out, no impression and well held after £4000-£200
9th 9 4 Gentleman Jon C L Tizzard 6 11-4 Brendan Powell 50/1
SP 50/1 Tracked leaders, not fluent 3rd or 5th, pushed along to challenge before 3 out, mistake 2 out, soon weakened opened 66/1
10th 8 1 Amore Alato Nick Williams 5 11-4 R Johnson 10/1
SP 10/1 Led, ridden and headed after 3 out, weakened from next, eased opened 12/1

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £2.50 Tote Place £1.20 £2.00 £5.70 Straight Forecast £7.66 Exacta £8.50 Trifecta £78.00 Swingers 1&2 £1.50, 2&3 £18.30, 1&3 £8.70

Jackpot £34,630.00, Pool: £48774.69, 1.0 winning tickets
Placepot £386.70, Pool: £594515.25, 1122.3 winning tickets
Quadpot £95.90, Pool: £25872.09, 199.6 winning tickets