• 12:40 Helhoughton Novices' Hurdle2m 7f 110y

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 21F-413 Yellow, Red spots Midnight Appeal 29
8 11-5 b A King R Thornton 134 1001
2 P-48222 Beige, red star, red cap, beige star Enter Paradise (IRE) 40
Beaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 10-12 p C J Mann G Sheehan (5) 123 1001
3 53/P25-3 Orange, White cross belts, Orange sleeves, White spots, Red cap Jimmy The Hat (IRE) 39
7 10-12 N A Twiston-Davies David England 1001
4 14/ WHITE, DARK BLUE sleeves King Caractacus 645
8 10-12 Mrs L Hill D Bass 1001
5 P Purple and pink (quartered), pink sleeves, purple stars, purple cap, pink star The Royal Brompton 40
7 10-12 Mrs S J Humphrey Jack Doyle 1001
7 3/633P-P Dark Green, Red chevrons, Dark Green sleeves, Red stars, Red cap Tycoons Reflection (IRE) 45
8 10-12 v1 M R Channon C O'Farrell 109 1001
8 3-5757 Light Blue, Maroon sleeves, hooped cap Rum Ginney 34
5 10-5 p1 K F Clutterbuck D Crosse 1001
Non runners
624/P8F-PTough Cookie (IRE)1010-12M GatesNico de Boinville


MIDNIGHT APPEAL was third in a Grade 2 at Cheltenham after beating a previous winner at Hereford when Jimmy The Hat was a further six lengths away in third. The latter probably needed that but Alan King's charge should confirm the form, despite his penalty, and can also get the better of the luckless Enter Paradise, though Charlie Mann's ex-pointer hasn't done a great deal wrong over hurdles. King Caractacus returns from a lengthy absence and it's difficult to see any of the remainder getting involved.