Huntingdon

  • 14:00 TurfTV Novices' Handicap Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Soft (Good to Soft in places back straight)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 10.30s
  • Off time: 14:00:34
14:00 Huntingdon Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rocky Elsom (USA) 9/2
2nd Was My Valentine 16/1
3rd Mutanaker 18/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 8-00500 Yellow, dark blue stripe Diamond Tammy (IRE) 15
7 11-12 A Hobbs Donal Fahy 105 33/134.00
2 4-28800 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Strongly Suggested 46
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-12 Jonjo O'Neill R P McLernon 105 9/110.00
3 32/4-30B Black, white cross belts, royal blue sleeves, orange cap Strathcal 47
7 11-10 t T Symonds Felix de Giles 103 10/111.00
4 P-7591 Dark green, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Rocky Elsom (USA) 46
Distance Winner
6 11-9 t D W P Arbuthnot D A Jacob 102 9/25.50
5 0U-5854 Royal blue, dark blue star, white cap Walter De La Mare (IRE) 17
6 11-8 Mrs A L M King T Messenger 101 14/115.00
6 59P342 Dark Green, White chevrons, Red sleeves, Dark Green and White hooped cap Circus Star (USA) 64
5 11-7 Mrs P Sly Timmy Murphy 100 7/24.50
7 5670 Black, pink chevrons, light blue sleeves, yellow cap Legend Erry (IRE) 13
Distance Winner
9 11-7 Miss V Williams S Thomas 100 40/141.00
8 4-566 Red, black seams, white sleeves, black armlets, black cap Teenage Dream (IRE) 21
5 11-7 D Shaw C Poste 100 16/117.00
9 1-5566 Red, dark blue seams, dark blue and red hooped sleeves, red cap, dark blue star Was My Valentine 64
Distance Winner
6 11-0 Miss J S Davis A P Cawley 93 16/117.00
10 698 Purple, yellow stars, halved sleeves and stars on cap Inside Knowledge (USA) 9
Distance Winner
7 10-13 b G Woodward A Pogson 92 50/151.00
11 F819BF Black, orange chevron, halved sleeves, orange cap Fitandproperjob 14
7 10-12 ht A Middleton J M Davies 91 16/117.00
12 F54 Yellow, Black diamond, Black sleeves, Yellow stars Spade 15
5 10-9 Henry Oliver H Oliver 88 40/141.00
13 30/72-32 Grey, Orange chevron, sleeves and cap Flash Harriet 259
Beaten Favourite
9 10-6 J Mackie A Tinkler 85 13/27.50
14 00P-61P Royal blue, white seams, white sleeves, royal blue stars, red cap Cool Cascade 22
7 10-5 Mrs L Hill D Bass 84 20/121.00
15 75F5-58 Dark green, pink cross belts, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Mutanaker 14
6 10-0 p E De Giles Brendan Powell (3) 77 18/119.00

Verdict

Strongly Suggested was well supported at Plumpton last month but finished a long way behind winner Rocky Elsom. David Arbuthnot's charge is only 3lb higher here so must go on the short-list as this won't take much winning. We just prefer CIRCUS STAR, however, as he was just collared by the in-form Drussell at Ludlow in December and has been running well since returning from his summer break. There could be more to come from Inside Knowledge now he tries his luck in handicaps and Walter De La Mare could figure at the weights.