Huntingdon

  • 14:20 Turftv Novices' Hurdle2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £2,602 2nd £764 3rd £382 4th £191
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 46.91s
  • Off time: 14:26:01
14:20 Huntingdon Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Iceman George 5/1
2nd Keep Talking (IRE) 20/1
3rd Sircozy (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 13 Dark Blue, White cross belts, chevrons on sleeves Sircozy (IRE) 9
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
4 11-5 p1 G L Moore J E Moore 118 5/16.00
2 25-1 Dark Green and Light Green (quartered), White sleeves, Red cap Ben Cee Pee M (IRE) 155
5 10-12 O Sherwood L P Aspell 8/19.00
3 Dark green, orange halved sleeves, dark green and orange quartered cap Body Gold (ARG) 333
7 10-12 N A Twiston-Davies P J Brennan 20/121.00
4 8 Cerise, Royal Blue quartered cap Fen Farm 149
5 10-12 Miss E Baker T Molloy (3) 150/1151.00
5 53- MAROON, WHITE star, WHITE sleeves, MAROON armlets and star on WHITE cap Iceman George 6
6 10-12 p G C Bravery Jack Quinlan (7) 5/16.00
6 P/229-54 Dark Blue, Yellow Cross of Lorraine, Red sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Yellow star Keep Talking (IRE) 9
6 10-12 N B King Alex Merriam (3) 20/121.00
7 7- Dark blue, dark blue and yellow striped cap Lureyno 184
4 10-12 Mrs P Robeson Jimmy McCarthy 50/151.00
8 04U6 Yellow, Red Cross of Lorraine, Red sleeves, Yellow armlets, Emerald Green cap Martin Scruff (IRE) 9
4 10-12 M G Quinlan Matthew Batchelor 85 40/141.00
9 9/ Orange and light green (quartered), light green sleeves, orange seams Peintre Du Roi (USA) 655
6 10-12 Miss N L-Beavis J M Davies 100/1101.00
10 PPU761- Red, emerald green Cross Of Lorraine and sleeves Polmar (FR) 174
Distance Winner
7 10-12 Jamie Snowden D A Jacob 9/25.50
11 FP- Pink, Pink and Dark Blue check sleeves See You Jack 199
5 10-12 Mrs Caroline Bailey A Thornton 40/141.00
12 Emerald green, white braces, emerald green and yellow hooped sleeves, yellow cap Stawell Gift (AUS) 667
6 10-12 N P Littmoden Paul Moloney 50/151.00
13 10772-2 White, Mauve hoop Teenage Kicks (IRE) 170
5 10-12 Mrs P Sly Miss G Andrews (7) 106 7/42.75
14 00- Yellow, Black stars, Black and Yellow striped sleeves, hooped cap Hot Chipotle 239
4 10-5 P Henderson Tom Cannon (7) 200/1201.00
15 P/0-9 Black, Crimson hoops, White cap, Black spots The Dark Witch 156
6 10-5 A Blackmore M Goldstein (5) 200/1201.00

Verdict

Former average Australian runner Stawell Gift makes a debut for Nick Littmoden, but the trainer has few winners over jumps and is watched on first outing. Polmar is a useful performer over fences and if transferring that ability to hurdles then he could be the one to beat. Body Gold was a useful winner of a Group 2 on the flat in Argentina when he was younger but disappointed last year after a move to Peter Makin. He has switched yards again but there are no guarantees a step-up in trip and a first go over the jumps will be beneficial. The trip and ground shouldn't be an issue for Teenage Kicks and Iceman George should be respected if building on some decent flat efforts and improving his jumping. Ben Cee Pee M won well in a bumper at Towcester in May and he has had some summer months to train over the fences so has to be respected for a first outing over jumps. SIRCOZY receives the nomination having taken well to hurdling and winning here on jumps debut. Although he is unexposed over this sort of trip we take a chance that he can win again.