• 14:20 Old Park Wood Novices' Hurdle2m 1f 110y

  • Winner £2,602 2nd £764 3rd £382 4th £191
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 28.90s
  • Off time: 14:20:38
14:20 Cartmel Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Benbens (IRE) 5/2
2nd Talk of Saafend (IRE) 40/1
3rd Beau Fighter 5/6


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 14/51- LIGHT GREEN, WHITE diamond, halved sleeves, WHITE cap Hunters Belt (IRE) 45
7 11-5 N Wilson K Renwick 9/110.00
2 42312-F Red, White sash, armlets and spots on cap Mut'ab (USA) 29
6 11-5 t1 Tim Vaughan R J Killoran (3) 102 10/111.00
3 33P/2- DARK GREEN and ORANGE (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Beau Fighter 22
Beaten Favourite
6 10-12 p G L Moore G Lee 119 5/61.83
4 272/ Red, white star, red sleeves, black stars, white cap, red star Benbens (IRE) 556
6 10-12 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 5/23.50
5 62/00 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap Parky (IRE) 10
7 10-12 B Storey Timmy Murphy 66/167.00
6 7 White and purple check, purple and white halved sleeves Sposalizio (IRE) 2
4 10-9 E J Cooper S Gagan (7)(ex1) 100/1101.00
7 4U4U-2 WHITE, ROYAL BLUE hollow box, RED cap Grethel (IRE) 2
7 10-5 A Berry B Hughes 79 20/121.00
8 8390-28 Yellow, Purple epaulets, chevrons on sleeves Itstooearly 19
8 10-5 James Moffatt P Aspell 84 25/126.00
9 9-7 White, Maroon chevrons, Maroon sleeves, White diamonds, White cap, Maroon diamond Talk of Saafend (IRE) 10
6 10-5 Mrs Dianne Sayer Ryan Mania 40/141.00


An interesting opener with trainers venturing from far and wide but Gary Moore's trek from Sussex can pay dividends courtesy of a first hurdling success for BEAU FIGHTER. The gelding was inched out when last seen over timber in November and arrives here in great nick, having landed three of his last four starts, all on the Southwell Fibresand. Hunters Belt and Mut' Ab face tough tasks under penalties but Benbens is a fascinating contender for the Twiston-Davies team. Off track for over 550 days, he's clearly thought worthy of perseverance after showing potential on his Aintree hurdling debut behind Sitting Tenant at the back-end of 2009. Grethel, second here over the weekend, has place claims once again.