• 13:50 JJ Taxis Folkestone Novices' Hurdle2m 6f 110y

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 0.00s
  • Off time: 13:50:52
13:50 Folkestone Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Open Hearted 4/6
2nd Likeable Rogue (IRE) 11/2
3rd Knight Flight 7/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1F1 Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe Open Hearted 33
5 11-13 N J Henderson A Tinkler 4/61.67
2 439PF8 Maroon, white epaulets, white sleeves, maroon diamonds, maroon and white quartered cap Ballyturn Boy (IRE) 19
6 11-6 Jim Best C Bolger 200/1201.00
3 22147 Dark blue, pink hoops, chevrons on sleeves, dark blue cap Be All Man (IRE) 10
5 11-6 Miss S West M Goldstein (3) 13/27.50
4 U2- Red, pink hoop and armlets Likeable Rogue (IRE) 332
6 11-6 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 11/26.50
5 3304 Black and Orange (quartered), Orange sleeves and cap Marble Walk (IRE) 19
7 11-6 R Rowe L P Aspell 22/123.00
6 736P2/ Light blue, white seams, checked sleeves and cap Massapoag (IRE) 681
9 11-6 Miss N L-Beavis Thomas Garner (7) 200/1201.00
7 55 BLACK and WHITE check, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap Prime Location 24
6 11-6 W Greatrex N D Fehily 40/141.00
8 590-P7 Royal Blue, Pink hoop, pink sleeves, Royal blue armlets Trevis 12
5 11-6 Miss E C Lavelle Conor Quish (10) 125/1126.00
9 FP/P764 Dark Green, Pink Cross of Lorraine, sleeves and cap Jenny's Gold 19
7 10-13 R H York Sam Twiston-Davies 82 40/141.00
10 442 Dark blue, red diamond, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Knight Flight 29
7 10-13 Miss A M Newton-Smith A Thornton 100 7/18.00


OPEN HEARTED has to concede weight all round but looks capable of doing so. Nicky Henderson's charge produced a career-best performance when impressively outpointing Ile De Re at Doncaster, form that has been franked by the winner's equally convincing success at Huntingdon over Cry Of Freedom. The extra yardage here looks well within his capabilities. Likeable Rogue makes his debut for Paul Nicholls but the son of Old Vic hasn't been seen for over a year and the market should be carefully monitored on his first run for the champion trainer. Knight Flight, Marble Walk and Be All Man have all shown enough ability in similar company to warrant consideration if the likely favourite fails to produce his best.