Ascot Sponsors' Club 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle (5k Field Size Bonus Race) 2m

  • (4yo+, 2m, Class 2, 5 runners)
  • Winner £9,384 2nd £2,772 3rd £1,386 4th £693 5th £346 6th £174
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 11.50s
  • Off time: 16:24:33

Full Result

16:20 Ascot
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 4 Mountain King P J Hobbs 5 11-7 R Johnson 11/10f
SP 11/10f Tracked leaders, took keen hold, mistake 6th, led after 3 out, headed 2 out, left 5 lengths 2nd last, stayed on under pressure, led towards finish opened 5/4
2nd nk 1 Wadswick Court (IRE) C E Longsdon 6 11-10 N D Fehily 9/1
SP 9/1 Led until 3rd, led before 6th, headed after 3 out, 4 lengths 2nd when left in lead and slighly hampered last, soon hung left and idled, headed towards finish, stayed on close home opened 6/1
3rd nk 5 Art Mauresque (FR) P F Nicholls 4 11-1 B J Geraghty 4/1
SP 4/1 Took keen hold, tracked leaders, ridden 2 out, soon edged right, left 7 lengths 3rd last, stayed on, every chance towards finish, no impression close home
4th 5 3 Garrahalish (IRE) R Dickin 6 11-7 C Poste 20/1
SP 20/1 Took keen hold, tracked leader, led 3rd, headed before 6th, outpaced after 3 out, no impression but closed when slightly hampered last, stayed on same pace opened 16/1
F 2 Wilde Blue Yonder (IRE) A King 5 11-10 R Thornton 5/2
SP 5/2 Held up, headway 6th, led 2 out, 4 lengths clear when fell last, unlucky opened 3/1

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £2.00 Tote Place £1.30,£2.60 Straight Forecast £11.14 Exacta £10.50 Trifecta £18.00

Placepot £129.30, Pool: £166908.31, 942.07 winning tickets
Quadpot £30.40, Pool: £10806.67, 262.85 winning tickets


Philip Hobbs: "He was a bit lucky - the leader had the race at his mercy. He stayed on well but there are no big plans for him. He's still very green and we will look for a small race for him next."