• 13:20 Exclusive Hugh Taylor Tipping Novices' Chase2m

  • Winner £2,794 2nd £820 3rd £410 4th £205
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 54.05s
  • Off time: 13:21:01
13:20 Hereford Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Kumbeshwar 13/8
2nd Royale's Charter 7/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 470-452 Orange, light blue hollow box, chevrons on sleeves All For Free (IRE) 8
Distance Winner
5 11-0 M Keighley A P Cawley 33/134.00
2 16/16-2U Royal blue and yellow (quartered), royal blue sleeves, yellow spots, royal blue cap Escort'men (FR) 9
Distance Winner
5 11-0 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 11/43.75
3 437314 Emerald Green, Maroon epaulets, Emerald Green and White hooped sleeves, Emerald Green and White quartered cap Mister Fantastic 19
Distance Winner
5 11-0 D Burchell C Wallis (5) 100/1101.00
4 344-115 MAROON and LIGHT BLUE stripes, hooped cap Royale's Charter 25
5 11-0 Nick Williams J Reveley 7/18.00
5 69510-F White, Black cross belts, Yellow sleeves and cap Tiger O'Toole (IRE) 41
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-0 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 111 11/112.00
6 1U6-F24 Black, White hoops, Black sleeves, Emerald Green and White quartered cap U B Carefull 24
Distance Winner
8 11-0 S G Griffiths R Johnson 125 4/15.00
7 322-280 DARK BLUE, MAROON star, MAROON cap Kumbeshwar 17
Distance Winner
4 10-7 A King R Thornton 13/82.62


This is a very decent contest for the track and several of these will probably go on to better things. Both Royale's Charter and Kumbeshwar make their debut over the larger obstacles but the former has already won twice over hurdles this season while the latter gets a handy weight-for-age allowance and should be approaching peak fitness now. Tiger O'Toole won a Grade 2 handicap over timber at Ascot last season but, having been left at the start, fell on his chasing bow at Ludlow while ESCORT'MEN unseated Ruby Walsh early on at Kempton last week. Paul Nicholls' novice may have won at Fontwell earlier, however, had he not stumbled after jumping the last and deserves another chance.