• 16:05 European Breeders' Fund 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 2m 3f 110y

  • Winner £5,010 2nd £1,480 3rd £740 4th £370
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 44.10s
  • Off time: 16:08:51
16:05 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Poungach (FR) 3/1
2nd No Secrets (IRE) 13/2
3rd Victoria Rose (IRE) 33/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1/1-13 dark grey, scarlet sash and cap Carribs Leap (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
6 11-12 C R Egerton A P McCoy 118 12/113.00
3 22-123 Black, Yellow seams and sleeves, quartered cap Frontier Spirit (IRE) 68
Beaten Favourite
7 11-8 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies (3) 117 22/123.00
4 381 BLACK and WHITE check, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap No Secrets (IRE) 20
7 11-8 W Greatrex Wayne Hutchinson 13/27.50
5 0 Dark blue, light blue hoop, armlets and cap Airmen's Friend (IRE) 24
5 11-2 C J Mann Paul Moloney 100/1101.00
6 10-0 Red, Black epaulets, White sleeves and cap Amroth Bay 48
7 11-2 A M Balding Hadden Frost 66/167.00
7 50 White, large Royal Blue spots, Royal Blue cap Eldred (IRE) 38
5 11-2 N J Henderson A Tinkler 100/1101.00
8 1-4 Royal Blue, Maroon seams and sleeves, Maroon and Royal Blue check cap Fontano (FR) 48
5 11-2 Miss E C Lavelle Alex Merriam (3) 9/110.00
9 27 Red and White stripes, Black and White striped cap Lord Kennedy (IRE) 32
6 11-2 A M Hales G Lee 66/167.00
10 1-2 Black, Red sash, quartered cap Master Fiddle 25
Beaten Favourite
6 11-2 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 6/42.50
11 13 Royal blue and yellow (quartered), royal blue sleeves, yellow spots, royal blue cap Poungach (FR) 64
5 11-2 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 3/14.00
13 1/ Dark Blue, White chevron, checked sleeves, White cap Suburban Bay 794
6 11-2 A King R Thornton 16/117.00
14 6/33- ROYAL BLUE and YELLOW diamonds, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, RED cap Well Refreshed 325
7 11-2 P Winkworth W T Kennedy 80/181.00
15 White, black cap Wise Move (IRE)
5 11-2 N J Henderson D Bass (5) 20/121.00
16 5-82 LIGHT BLUE, MAROON hoops and armlets Victoria Rose (IRE) 18
6 10-9 S C Burrough Nathan Sweeney (7) 33/134.00
Non runners
221Captain Kirkton (IRE)511-8G L MooreJ E Moore
1283/223Representingceltic (IRE)611-2P PhelanC Bolger114


Carries Leap, who got the better of Frontier Spirit at Faxenham in October, lost his unbeaten record at Plumpton earlier this month but was far from disgraced and looks a nice chasing prospect. But he may struggle to give 10lb here to MASTER FIDDLE, who would surely have made a winning debut over timber at Ffos Las had he not tried to kick the third-last and second-last hurdles out of the ground. The Alflora gelding will surely have learned his lesson from that and a clear round can see him get off the mark here at the chief expense of Poungach, who shaped with promise when third to Frascati Park over this C&D in November. Captain Kirkton was an easy winner at Lingfield earlier in the month and is preferred to Folkestone scorer No Secrets, while Exeter fourth Fontano is another with plenty of scope in what should be an informative finale.