Leicester

  • 12:40 Knighton Novices' Hurdle1m 7f 113y

  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 53.55s
  • Off time: 12:40:34
12:40 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Arthington 3/1
2nd Brianstorm (IRE) 5/1
3rd Lord Marmaduke 50/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey Sky Bet
1 33-1122 Royal Blue, Beige sleeves Arthington 40
Distance Winner
4 11-8 J W Mullins Kevin Jones (5) 1001
2 1-53 Dark blue, royal blue hoop Brianstorm (IRE) 40
5 10-12 h W Greatrex G Sheehan 1001
3 331-2 Orange, dark blue hoop, dark blue sleeves, orange armlets, check cap Doctor Haze 15
6 10-12 K C Bailey M Hamill (5) 1001
4 F221-95 Yellow, Black hollow box Forgot To Ask (IRE) 37
Distance Winner
5 10-12 T R George A P Heskin 1001
5 P/1-6 Dark blue, yellow cross belts, halved sleeves, yellow cap, dark blue star Glen Rocco 23
6 10-12 N J Gifford L P Aspell 1001
6 33-189 Maroon and light blue diabolo, light blue cap, maroon diamonds Johnny Yuma (IRE) 15
4 10-12 Katy Price Benjamin Poste 1001
7 6 Red, Dark Blue hoop and armlets, hooped cap Lord Marmaduke 25
4 10-12 P R Webber R P McLernon 1001
8 466-7 Dark Green, Dark Green and White diabolo on sleeves Radical Archie 22
6 10-12 Evan Williams Adam Wedge 1001
9 536 Black, pink hoop, hooped sleeves, pink cap Silk Run (IRE) 21
4 10-5 Tom Lacey R T Dunne 1001

Verdict

Arthington has shown a decent level of form but, courtesy of wins at Stratford and Plumpton in the summer months, has a double penalty. Kevin Jones’ claim may help his cause but he still has to give weight to the less-exposed BRIANSTORM, who won a point-to-point in Ireland last year and led for a long way in a well-contested bumper at Cheltenham in October - he should make a hurdler. Doctor Haze made a promising debut over timber at Chepstow on his first start for Kim Bailey and also warrants respect but Forgot To Ask needs to improve on his fifth at the same track