Huntingdon

  • 15:45 Vanbergen's Flex-Able Group Juvenile Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 46.10s
  • Off time: 15:45:11
15:45 Huntingdon Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Outback (IRE) 12/1
2nd Operation Tracer 4/1
3rd Juno The Muffinman (IRE) 11/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1 Turquoise, dark blue cap Juno The Muffinman (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
3 11-5 Tim Vaughan D C Costello 11/82.38
2 Dark Blue, Grey sleeves, Pink cap Bountiful Catch 148
3 10-12 Mrs P Sly Sean Quinlan 50/151.00
4 22 Dark Blue, Light Blue stars on sleeves, Light Blue cap Khazium (IRE) 14
3 10-12 t B G Powell Brendan Powell (3) 110 5/23.50
5 Emerald Green, Light Green striped sleeves and striped cap Operation Tracer 32
Beaten Favourite
3 10-12 M L W Bell D F O'Regan 4/15.00
6 6 Purple, Yellow spots, sleeves and spots on cap Outback (IRE) 8
3 10-12 N B King T E Whelan (7) 12/113.00
7 Light Blue, Red star, Light Blue sleeves, Red stars Scarborough Rock 79
3 10-12 T Symonds J McGrath (5) 66/167.00
8 White, red seams, white sleeves, dark blue stars, white cap, red star There's No Rules 3
3 10-12 e R C Guest S Thomas 25/126.00
9 White, Navy Blue cap, White spots Venetian View (IRE) 32
3 10-12 G L Moore Joshua Moore (3) 10/111.00
10 Black, orange epaulets, white sleeves Castalian Spring (IRE) 55
3 10-5 T T Clement Mark Marris (7)(ex2) 100/1101.00
11 Red, grey sleeves, red armlets Sleepy Lucy 30
3 10-5 R C Guest J E Moore 33/134.00
Non runners
3221Feb Thirtyfirst311-5Miss S WestNon Runner110

Verdict

Khazium was beaten more than three lengths by JUNO THE MUFFINMAN at Plumpton but is 7lb better off here, However, Brendan Powell's charge had had the benefit of a previous run over hurdles that day and we expect the top weight to confirm the form and double his tally here. Michael Bell doesn't have many runners over jumps so Operation Tracer warrants respect as he went close a couple of times on the Flat over the summer. Bountiful Catch may prove best of the other newcomers and is preferred unless Feb Thirtyfirst makes a swift reappearance under a penalty after getting off the mark at Fontwell on Friday.