Folkestone

  • 13:00 Support The Pilgrims Hospices Novices' Hurdle2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £2,738 2nd £798 3rd £399
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 39.80s
  • Off time: 13:00:14
13:00 Folkestone Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Minella For Steak (IRE) 6/4
2nd Old Dreams (IRE) 10/1
3rd Beforeall (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 P-913 Emerald green and orange (halved), quartered cap Beforeall (IRE) 25
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 10-12 O Sherwood L P Aspell 6/17.00
2 27- Maroon, dark green sleeves, maroon stars, dark green cap Boy Of Boru (IRE) 279
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 10-12 Mrs D Grissell S Thomas 22/123.00
3 7-9 Emerald Green, Purple armlets Browns Brook (IRE) 29
Nag me
6 10-12 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 33/134.00
4 34-7 Yellow, Black and Yellow hooped sleeves, Yellow cap, Black spots Emperor Commodos 35
Nag me
5 10-12 R Mathew D Crosse 66/167.00
5 1/ Pink, pink cap, royal blue spots Minella For Steak (IRE) 647
Nag me
5 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 6/42.50
6 P/1-2 Dark Green, Royal Blue diamond Portrait Emotion (IRE) 25
Nag me
5 10-12 G L Moore Joshua Moore (3) 2/13.00
7 P3-54 Maroon, Light Blue and Brown hooped sleeves, quartered cap Quadrato (GER) 24
Nag me
5 10-12 Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne (5) 25/126.00
8 Purple and pink (quartered), pink sleeves, purple stars, purple cap, pink star The Royal Brompton
Nag me
6 10-12 Mrs S J Humphrey Charlie Huxley 33/134.00
9 3-313 Black, yellow star, yellow and black diabolo on sleeves, black cap, yellow star Old Dreams (IRE) 14
Nag me
6 10-5 N J Gifford Tom Cannon (3) 10/111.00

Verdict

It's almost two years since the nicely-bred Minella For Steak won a Durrow point-to-point and he may need this. Bumper winner Old Dreams was third on his hurdling debut over a longer trip here two weeks ago but still beaten 28 lengths and more is needed. Much more interesting is Portrait Emotion, only beaten a head on his first start under Rules at Fontwell and open to plenty of improvement. Oliver Sherwood has his string firing on all cylinders, however, and the switch to hurdles should see BEFOREALL in a better light. Another winning pointer, who couldn't quicken when favourite for a Fontwell bumper last month but was only beaten half-a-length and could be a decent prospect.