• 14:00 Epds Racing Partnership 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner £2,534 2nd £744 3rd £372 4th £186
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 5.00s
  • Off time: 14:01:22
14:00 Huntingdon Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Heather Royal 4/9
2nd Strongly Suggested 4/1
3rd Go Set Go 12/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0P Dark blue, emerald green hollow box, emerald green cap Craignure (IRE) 44
6 11-5 Miss H C Knight W T Kennedy 200/1201.00
2 353-2 Maroon, Grey hoop and armlets, hooped cap Go Set Go 27
5 11-5 J M P Eustace Matt Crawley (5) 12/113.00
3 1D5-1U4 Royal Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Heather Royal 19
Distance Winner
6 11-5 N J Henderson A Tinkler 129 4/91.44
4 7- Emerald green, yellow hoops, emerald green and yellow quartered cap High Road (IRE) 270
5 11-5 Jonjo O'Neill Aidan Coleman 100/1101.00
5 1-66 Light Green and Dark Green diamonds Merry King (IRE) 21
5 11-5 Jonjo O'Neill R P McLernon 25/126.00
6 5-40 Primrose, Green hoop and armlets, Black cap Milansbar (IRE) 35
5 11-5 Miss H C Knight D Elsworth 33/134.00
7 20S0 Grey, Yellow hooped sleeves, Yellow cap Reste Jeune (FR) 32
6 11-5 N J Gifford L Treadwell 150/1151.00
8 14 Emerald Green, Black and Emerald Green striped sleeves, Black cap Seedsman 41
Distance Winner
5 11-5 C R Egerton Sam Twiston-Davies 10/111.00
9 135 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Strongly Suggested 33
Distance Winner
5 11-5 Jonjo O'Neill N D Fehily 4/15.00
10 53-1F87 Yellow, Royal Blue triple diamond, checked sleeves and quartered cap Taigan (FR) 32
5 11-5 G R I Smyly David England 33/134.00
11 0/160- Black and White stripes, Red cap Madame Allsorts 298
7 10-12 W J Musson L P Aspell 25/126.00
12 180-0 Dark Blue, Pink cross belts, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Who's Afraid 56
5 10-12 A King Gerard Tumelty 40/141.00


Nicky Henderson won this a year ago with Cucumber Run and can repeat the process with HEATHER ROYAL. A winning bumper and novice hurdle winner, she was in touch when unshipping Andrew Tinkler at Lingfield in November before a very good effort in a Grade 2 at Ascot last month won by her stablemate Molotof. Strongly Suggested, a debut winner in a Worcester bumper on good ground, hasn't done as well as expected over timber so far but is the type to improve as is Seedsman, who made a winning racecourse debut in an Aintree bumper in May and probably needed the run on his reappearance in November. Go Set Go has run well enough in bumpers but faces a stiff task on his hurdling bow.