• 16:15 E.b.f. 'national Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 2m 3f 110y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 47.13s
  • Off time: 16:15:33
16:15 Doncaster Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bostons Angel (IRE) 6/1
2nd Mr Syntax (IRE) 7/1
3rd Double Expresso 10/3


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 31-7131 Dark blue, yellow striped sleeves Bostons Angel (IRE) 27
6 11-13 b1 Mrs J Harrington R M Power 6/17.00
2 47-2217 RED, WHITE chevron and armlets, striped cap McMurrough (IRE) 69
6 11-9 J M Jefferson P Kinsella 125 9/110.00
3 B-F24 Yellow, red epaulets, red and yellow striped cap Backfromthebrink (IRE) 55
6 11-3 P R Webber G Lee 33/134.00
4 236-9P0 Yellow, Purple star, Purple sleeves, Yellow stars, Purple cap, Yellow star Barron Watlass (IRE) 10
6 11-3 G M Moore R McGrath 200/1201.00
5 11 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Double Expresso 59
6 11-3 J Howard Johnson Paul Carberry 10/34.33
6 7000 White and Emerald Green check, Emerald Green sleeves, White stars, Emerald Green cap, White star Great Vintage (IRE) 45
5 11-3 P D Niven P Buchanan 200/1201.00
7 341-36 Dark blue, pink hoop, pink sleeves, dark blue armlets, pink cap Hideaway 54
6 11-3 J L Spearing T Siddall 66/167.00
9 7547-1 Grey, White epaulets Lord Ragnar (IRE) 77
7 11-3 N J Henderson R J Killoran (3) 118 7/42.75
10 2323-2 White, Black braces, striped sleeves and cap Mr Syntax (IRE) 62
6 11-3 T J FitzGerald B Hughes 7/18.00
11 P41/79 EMERALD GREEN, RED cross belts, striped sleeves, RED cap Ocheekobee (IRE) 42
7 11-3 R T Phillips W Marston 200/1201.00
12 6P/ Red, Black stars, Black sleeves, Red stars, Red cap, Black stars Quilver Tatou (FR) 666
6 11-3 C J Mann Peter Toole (5) 66/167.00
13 2-14 White and Red stripes, Black and White halved sleeves, Black cap Ravethebrave (IRE) 82
6 11-3 A King Wayne Hutchinson 15/28.50
14 0-8 Royal Blue, White epaulets, Royal Blue sleeves, White spots, quartered cap Thedrystonewaller 241
6 11-3 C W Fairhurst K Mercer 200/1201.00
15 1 BLACK and WHITE check, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap You're So Vain 73
7 11-3 W Greatrex N D Fehily 25/126.00
Non runners
83Killobee (IRE)511-3A KingGerard Tumelty


BOSTONS ANGEL is taken to land the finale at the main expense of Lord Ragnar and Double Expresso. The selection brings some solid Irish form to the table here, including most recently when he chased home Mr Warbucks. The ground will not be a problem for him and he is taken to get his head in front. Lord Ragnar can chase him home as Nicky Henderson has been having plenty of winners and his rise for his win at Cheltenham last time does seem perfectly fair. There should be more to come from him and he is definite shortlist material. Double Expresso won a bumper on his debut and he followed that up to win another bumper under a penalty last time out. He shapes as though he will make into a decent hurdler and this longer trip should play to his strengths. Killobee showed up well on his debut in a bumper at Taunton back in November when he was the subject of strong market support. He could be of interest if the money comes for him again as he clearly has plenty of ability. McMurrough and Mr Syntax appeal most of the others, but the vote goes to Bostons Angel.