• 17:00 Event Company With 300 Attractions Novices' Handicap Hurdle2m 5f 110y

  • Winner £2,079 2nd £611 3rd £305 4th £153
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 9.00s
  • Off time: 17:01:15
17:00 Huntingdon Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Noir Girl 10/1
2nd Ravens Nest 14/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 80880-4 Brown and Yellow (quartered), hooped sleeves and cap Curragh Hall (IRE) 25
6 11-12 p D Skelton Harry Skelton 98 7/24.50
2 444644/ Light blue and maroon diamonds, maroon sleeves, light blue armlets Toot Sweet (IRE) 543
7 11-8 H D Daly A P McCoy 94 11/43.75
3 853533 Red, black hoop, black sleeves, red spots, black cap, red spots Heston 12
5 11-7 p David Dennis Aidan Coleman 93 10/111.00
4 468- Red, Yellow cap Ravens Nest 230
4 11-4 Mrs L Hill David Bass 93 14/115.00
5 1-40364 Black, yellow cross belts, emerald green sleeves, black armlets, quartered cap Noir Girl 37
5 11-1 p1 P A Kirby A Nicol (5) 87 10/111.00
6 79/7P67- Black and Emerald Green (halved), Emerald Green sleeves, Emerald Green cap, Black spots Original Star (IRE) 263
9 11-1 D Frankland L Treadwell 87 20/121.00
7 4-00511 Maroon and royal blue stripes, royal blue sleeves, maroon cap Speed Check (IRE) 12
Distance Winner
7 11-0 p D E Cantillon Conor Shoemark (3) 86 7/42.75


Don Cantillon is a shrewd operator and he serves up SPEED CHECK here off bottomweight despite his charge going in search of the hat-trick after a couple of victories, both quite cosily achieved, in the last three weeks or so. Conor Shoemark has been in the plate for both those successes and the combination should prove tough to beat with ground to suit and stamina no issue. Heston was behind the selection last time, as was Curragh Hall on his last start, but it's hard to see either overturning the form despite a healthy weight swing in their favour. They look the main threats though, although Toot Sweet would be interesting if market support came her way after an absence of 543 days.