• 16:10 Connolly's Red Mills Grocare Balancer Novices' Hurdle2m 110y

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 14.05s
  • Off time: 16:11:45
16:10 Huntingdon Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ile De Re (FR) 11/8
2nd Cry of Freedom (USA) 4/1
3rd The Last Night (FR) 6/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1B Black, black and maroon striped cap Cry of Freedom (USA) 15
Course and Distance Winner
6 11-11 J P Ferguson Jack Quinlan (5) 4/15.00
2 61 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Favoured Nation (IRE) 73
5 11-4 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 8/19.00
3 32 Grey, black epaulets, armlets and cap Ile De Re (FR) 29
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-4 Ian Williams Harry Skelton 117 11/82.38
4 4 WHITE, RED seams, RED and WHITE quartered cap Kings Bayonet 18
5 11-4 A King Wayne Hutchinson 11/112.00
6 Green, yellow cross belts, collar and cuffs, hooped cap Play It Sam 470
6 11-4 M Banks Alex Merriam (3) 66/167.00
7 Yellow, Dark Blue spots Regal Park (IRE) 111
Distance Winner
5 11-4 G L Moore J E Moore 6/17.00
8 4440 Orange, Black chevron, chevrons on sleeves, Black cap Rosquero (FR) 9
7 11-4 Miss C J E Caroe T Messenger 250/1251.00
10 Dark Blue, Yellow sleeves, striped cap Tewin Wood 3
5 11-4 A Bailey Gerard Tumelty 66/167.00
11 Red and White check, White cap The Last Night (FR)
5 11-4 Miss E C Lavelle Jack Doyle 6/17.00
12 Black, White spots, check cap Turjuman (USA) 25
7 11-4 A Bailey J M Davies 100/1101.00
Non runners
5Layline (IRE)511-4Miss Gay KellewayJ Reveley
9Seventh Sky (GER)511-4C J MannN D Fehily


CRY OF FREEDOM scored smoothly on his debut over C&D and sets the standard here. He was brought down at the first last time and can get back on the winning track with Jack Quinlan's claim offsetting a goodly portion of his penalty for that success. Ile De Re seems sure to land a novice hurdle sooner or later on the evidence of a solid effort at Doncaster last time behind Open Hearted and rates an obvious danger, whilst Favoured Nation is interesting on his hurdling debut for the O'Neill team after a smooth bumper success at Folkestone. Kings Bayonet delivered a pleasing first run behind the highly talented Darlan on his Taunton debut and can only improve for that promising initial racecourse experience.