• 14:40 Racing UK Novices' Handicap Chase3m

  • Winner £4,554 2nd £1,337 3rd £668 4th £334
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 8.80s
  • Off time: 14:40:25
14:40 Huntingdon Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Squadron 4/1
2nd Rear Gunner (IRE) 5/2
3rd Marc of Brilliance (USA) 20/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 4/97-423 Yellow, Dark Blue star, armlets and star on cap Squadron 31
7 11-12 A King R Thornton 122 4/15.00
2 643-331 Pink, Dark Blue Cross of Lorraine, quartered cap Rear Gunner (IRE) 26
Distance Winner
9 11-11 p Mrs D Grissell A Thornton 121 5/23.50
4 2110-01 Beige and Red diamonds, Red cap Topsham Belle (IRE) 30
Course WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-8 N J Henderson A Tinkler 118 7/18.00
5 212162 Emerald green, white star, sleeves and cap The Ferbane Man (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
7 11-6 p Tim Vaughan D C Costello 116 5/16.00
6 223132 White, Orange stripe, White sleeves, Orange stars, White and Orange striped cap Dunkelly Castle (IRE) 33
Distance Winner
7 11-6 R Curtis Hadden Frost 116 5/16.00
8 165P-24 Yellow, Royal Blue triple diamond and armlets, Royal Blue and Yellow quartered cap Sandynow (IRE) 30
Distance Winner
6 11-3 H D Daly S Thomas 113 16/117.00
9 42-6030 Purple, Pink stars, Purple sleeves, Purple cap, Pink star Ceepeegee (IRE) 19
6 11-0 b1 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 110 10/111.00
10 21P6FP Beige, Purple hoops, White cap, Purple tassel Marc of Brilliance (USA) 31
8 10-11 G L Moore J E Moore 107 20/121.00
Non runners
37/021F5Mud Monkey711-10Miss C DysonT J Phelan120
752220/5The Old Pretender (IRE)811-5N A Twiston-DaviesJ M Maguire115


Rear Gunner jumped his rivals silly at Kempton last month but will do well to repeat that feat here off a 6lb higher mark. Squadron also looks to be facing a stiff task at the weights as connections still seem to be undecided over his best trip and he was readily outpaced at Taunton last time. Topsham Belle had the weights in her favour when winning a four-runner race at Leicester last time but is open to improvement, while Dunkelly Castle returned from a couple of months off to finish second over 3m2f at Wincanton and is proving most consistent. But we like the look of THE FERBANE MAN, whose only blot came when upped in grade and distance in the Sussex National last month. A solid second over this trip at Ffos Las since, Tim Vaughan's seven-year-old still looks to be on a decent mark.