Huntingdon

  • 14:10 Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia Awareness Novices' Hurdle2m 110y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 58.60s
  • Off time: 14:10:20
14:10 Huntingdon Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Valdez 4/5
2nd Softsong (FR) 7/4
3rd Sparville (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 LIGHT GREEN, PURPLE hoops, LIGHT GREEN sleeves Crimson Monarch (USA) 11
8 10-12 P W Hiatt L Treadwell 100/1101.00
2 54 ROYAL BLUE, ORANGE disc, ORANGE and ROYAL BLUE striped sleeves and cap Mississippi Blues 15
4 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill R P McLernon 33/134.00
3 051/17- Dark Blue, Light Blue star, stars on sleeves and star on cap Peintre Ster (IRE) 357
Distance Winner
5 10-12 N B King T E Whelan (5) 33/134.00
4 Red, Beige chevrons, hooped sleeves, Red cap Rasteau (IRE) 97
4 10-12 T Keddy Jack Quinlan (3) 150/1151.00
5 Royal Blue, Red star, White sleeves, Red stars, Royal Blue cap, Red star Royal Defence (IRE) 14
6 10-12 M Quinn A Tinkler 100/1101.00
6 Black, White hooped sleeves, Red and White hooped cap Shouda (IRE) 22
6 10-12 B Curley D C Costello 33/134.00
7 0-5 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE star, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, WHITE stars and stars on cap Softsong (FR) 25
4 10-12 P J Hobbs R Johnson 7/42.75
8 8/6P-9 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE star, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, WHITE stars, WHITE cap Soutine (IRE) 21
6 10-12 Jamie Snowden Nick Scholfield 66/167.00
9 F/324-49 Light green and purple (quartered), light green sleeves, purple spots Sparville (IRE) 19
6 10-12 K C Bailey Charles Greene (7) 20/121.00
10 Pink, large maroon spots St Ignatius 44
5 10-12 A Bailey Timmy Murphy 14/115.00
11 90- Royal blue, white hoops, dark blue sleeves and cap Tadabeer 30
4 10-12 Ian Williams Harry Skelton 50/151.00
12 490- Black, White spots, check cap Turjuman (USA) 6
7 10-12 p A Bailey Wayne Hutchinson 96 50/151.00
13 1/14-2 Dark blue, light blue hoops and armlets, red cap Valdez 16
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 10-12 A King R Thornton 4/51.80

Verdict

VALDEZ could complete a quick double for Alan King and Choc Thornton as he's already won a couple of bumpers and only found King's Flagship a neck too good on his hurdling debut at Wincanton, a track similar in nature to this. Another dual bumper winner, Peintre Ster, returns from a year on the sidelines while Mississippi Blues has been well beaten in both starts over hurdles so far. Softsong is interesting, however, as the French import was far from disgraced in a competitive event at Cheltenham last month and can only improve for the experience. He's preferred to newcomers Shouda and St Ignatius with Sparville possibly best of the rest.