• 14:10 Bet Champions League Football - Betdaq Maiden Hurdle2m 4f 110y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 27.20s
  • Off time: 14:10:45
14:10 Folkestone Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rear Gunner (IRE) 33/1
2nd The Old Pretender (IRE) 11/8
3rd Dorothy's Friend 12/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2/5-74 MAROON and RED check, RED sleeves and cap Costa Courta (FR) 65
7 11-3 C P Morlock Jimmy McCarthy 14/115.00
2 4 Yellow, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, Emerald  Green cap Dorothy's Friend 18
9 11-3 t C J Mann Paul Moloney 12/113.00
3 P/ Purple, Emerald Green diamond, diabolo on sleeves, Purple cap, Emerald Green star Dundry 15
8 11-3 G L Moore P Hide 50/151.00
4 0 Mauve, Black stars, Mauve cap Giggles O'Shea (IRE) 58
7 11-3 R Rowe M Goldstein (5) 100/1101.00
5 17-2 ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW sleeves, WHITE cap King Edmund 78
6 11-3 C Gordon C Bolger 7/18.00
6 2 Brown, Pink seams and cap Lord Tomnoddy 41
7 11-3 D Pipe Hadden Frost (3) 3/14.00
7 0-414 Purple, Emerald Green stars, Emerald Green sleeves, Purple armlets and star on Emerald Green cap Maderson Blue (IRE) 99
7 11-3 R Curtis J Mogford 66/167.00
8 5-205 Yellow, large Black spots, Yellow sleeves, Black spots Majic Moments (IRE) 29
6 11-3 C E Longsdon S Durack 100/1101.00
9 0F Light Blue, Maroon sleeves, Light Blue and Maroon hooped cap Mr Bojangels (IRE) 29
6 11-3 S Curran A Freeman (7) 100/1101.00
10 36/ Purple, Yellow diamond, diamonds on sleeves and cap Prince Zafonic 65
6 11-3 O Sherwood D Elsworth 28/129.00
11 Pink, Light Blue epaulets and armlets Pugilist 134
7 11-3 K C Bailey A Thornton 100/1101.00
12 1UR-64 Yellow, Purple Cross of Lorraine Rear Gunner (IRE) 29
Distance Winner
7 11-3 Mrs D Grissell Alex Merriam (7) 33/134.00
13 02-34 Dark Blue and Maroon stripes, hooped sleeves Rebeccas Choice (IRE) 92
6 11-3 b1 M G Rimell Timmy Murphy 33/134.00
15 1/3-4 Maroon, White seams, White and Maroon chevrons on sleeves, Maroon cap The Dodger Carey (IRE) 29
8 11-3 M G Quinlan J E Moore 10/111.00
16 15-22 Light Blue, Orange chevrons, Light Blue sleeves and cap The Old Pretender (IRE) 29
6 11-3 C Llewellyn T J O'Brien 125 11/82.38
Non runners
146The Black Baron (IRE)711-3Mrs L WadhamNon Runner


Three against the field in this opener are LORD TOMNODDY, King Edmund and The Old Pretender and we will side with the first-named. David Pipe's gelding made a very pleasing debut at Taunton when just finding one too good. He showed he acts on good to soft that day, and that this trip is an ideal starting point for one who will undoubtedly stay further, and with plenty of improvement possible we will side with him. The Old Pretender has run with credit in two hurdles here and the form of those entitles him to go close again today. However, his least impressive effort in four career starts was when the ground was not bottomless, and with that also being the case today we will take him on. King Edmund showed up very well on his hurdling debut over course and distance when runner-up to the useful Missoula in December. He is likely to be more at home on this ground and could give the selection most to do. Costa Courta could improve for the step up in trip after showing reasonable form so far, while Dorothy's Friend has some ability but might struggle on the ground. Lord Tomnoddy is given the nod.