• 16:05 EBF Stallions 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 2m 6f

  • Winner £5,630 2nd £1,663 3rd £832 4th £416
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 52.00s
  • Off time: 16:06:24
16:05 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Champagne West (IRE) 11/8
2nd Knock House (IRE) 7/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 12-9211 Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Champagne West (IRE) 23
Distance Winner
6 11-12 P J Hobbs R Johnson 132 11/82.38
2 131 Black, white seams, white sleeves, black armlets, black cap Call The Cops (IRE) 30
5 11-8 N J Henderson A Tinkler 11/112.00
3 6-131 Dark Green, Maroon stars, Maroon cap Knock House (IRE) 33
5 11-8 M R Channon D Elsworth 131 7/24.50
4 314 BROWN, WHITE hoop, hooped sleeves, ORANGE cap Swallowshide 20
Distance Winner
5 11-8 Miss E C Lavelle L P Aspell 130 8/19.00
5 2-43 ROYAL BLUE, PINK star, PINK sleeves, ROYAL BLUE stars, PINK cap, ROYAL BLUE star By The Boardwalk (IRE) 56
6 11-2 K C Bailey S Thomas 120 20/121.00
6 2/111-72 Red, black seams, black and beige chevrons on sleeves, black and red quartered cap Ceasar Milan (IRE) 21
6 11-2 P F Nicholls Sam Twiston-Davies 7/24.50
7 03-21 Red, White braces Delgany Demon 23
6 11-2 N B King T E Whelan (3) 33/134.00


A very competitive finale in which none of the seven runners can be discounted, though bumper winner Delgany Demon makes his hurdling debut. By The Boardwalk wasn't beaten far over track and trip in November but Ceasar Milan has been a shade disappointing in his two runs to date, though he was up against a smart novice at Chepstow last time. Call The Cops is upped in grade but was impressive at Towcester and is preferred to Doncaster fourth Swallowshide. KNOCK HOUSE only finished half-a-length behind subsequent Warwick and Wincanton winner Champagne West over 2m4f here in November. The latter is an improving novice but Mick Channon's charge, whose Plumpton win has been franked, is 4lb better off now and can reverse that earlier form.