Weatherbys Novices' Hurdle 2m 5f

  • (4yo+, 2m 5f, Class 4, 11 runners)
  • Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 27.40s
  • Off time: 15:11:40

Full Result

15:10 Towcester
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 6 Mountain Tunes (IRE) Jonjo O'Neill 4 10-12 A P McCoy 6/4f
SP 6/4f Held up, headway 7th, ridden after 3 out, went 3rd and one pace when mistake 2 out, rallying when jumped left and bumped last, driven and stayed on well to lead towards finish opened 11/8 touched 13/8
2nd ½ 4 Kris Spin (IRE) R Lee 5 10-12 J E Moore 7/1
SP 7/1 Held up in touch, took keen hold, hit 7th, led after 3 out, hard ridden and edged left after 2 out, not fluent last, headed towards finish
3rd 7 7 Panama Petrus (IRE) Miss V Williams 5 10-12 Aidan Coleman 20/1
SP 20/1 Held up towards rear, keen early, headway from 8th, every chance when not fluent 2 out, jumped slightly right, lost 2nd and bumped last, no extra flat
4th 15 2 Premier Portrait (IRE) K C Bailey 6 11-5 J M Maguire 8/1
SP 8/1 Prominent, pushed along approaching 8th, every chance 3 out, 4th and no extra next
5th ¾ 11 Walk On Al (IRE) D Skelton 5 10-12 Harry Skelton 33/1
SP 33/1 Held up towards rear, headway on inside 3 out, ridden and weakened before next
6th 25 8 Prideofthecastle (IRE) D Pipe 6 10-12 T Scudamore 15/8
SP 15/8 Led, ridden and headed after 3 out, weakened before next, tailed off opened 9/4
7th 5 3 Hurricane Ivan (IRE) F O'Brien 5 10-12 Conor Shoemark (7) 100/1
SP 100/1 Tracked leaders, ridden after 7th, every chance 3 out, weakened before next, tailed off
PU 9 Rose Of Marron (IRE) John R Upson 6 10-12 G Sheehan (3) 125/1
SP 125/1 Held up on outside, jumped left and slowly 5th, headway after, jumped left and lost place next, well beaten and hanging left 7th, pulled up after opened 100/1
PU 10 Scuderia (IRE) Jamie Snowden 6 10-12 Brendan Powell 100/1
SP 100/1 Pressed leader until lost place before 3 out, pulled up after
PU 12 Westaway (IRE) D W P Arbuthnot 6 10-12 Tom Cannon 10/1
SP 10/1 Mid-division, saddle soon slipped, pulled up before 3rd opened 16/1
UR 5 Major Martin (IRE) C P E Brooks 4 10-12 Sam Twiston-Davies 100/1
SP 100/1 Mistake and unseated rider 1st
NR 1 Ballinalacken (IRE) A Middleton 5 11-5 Mark Marris (10)

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £2.50 Tote Place £1.10,£2.50,£5.50 Straight Forecast £12.78 Exacta £12.10 Trifecta £143.80 Swingers 1&2:£4.30 2&3:£22.50 1&3:£16.40

Jackpot £13,309.86 carried forward to Wolverhampton, 8th Nov
Placepot £92.40, Pool: £95673.62, 755.78 winning tickets
Quadpot £46.20, Pool: £6738.55, 107.9 winning tickets


Tony McCoy: "It was just amazing, it couldn't have worked out any better. To do it for Jonjo and the McManus's is brilliant as they've been so good to me. It was always hopefully going to be in JP's colours. To be honest I didn't give Mountain Tunes a good ride. Jonjo told me he was a nice horse and to ride him like one and not be worried about everyone else watching. The horse was fantastic."