Leicester

  • 14:40 Aquafield Training And Event Cover Novices' Hurdle 2m

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 4.60s
  • Off time: 14:40:40
14:40 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Whispering Gallery 8/11
2nd Wake Your Dreams (IRE) 4/1
3rd Goodtoknow 17/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3701 Light Blue, Maroon hoops, striped sleeves, Light Blue cap Goodtoknow 19
Distance Winner
5 11-12 R Lee Jake Greenall (3) 17/29.50
2 8 Royal Blue, White hoops, Maroon sleeves and cap Arabian Heights 20
5 11-5 A King R Thornton 5/16.00
3 9F5 Orange, white triple diamond, armlets and cap Leeroar (IRE) 20
5 11-5 Miss J S Davis Wayne Hutchinson 105 20/121.00
4 7-P56F6 White and dark blue stripes, dark blue sleeves, white armlets, white and dark blue hooped cap Lost In Newyork (IRE) 65
6 11-5 N Kent Harry Haynes 50/151.00
5 Royal Blue, Yellow epaulets, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow spots, White cap Oakdown 218
5 11-5 R J Price D Bass 100/1101.00
6 8/07 Dark Blue, Red epaulets, halved sleeves Paxford Junior 13
7 11-5 t A Middleton D Crosse 100/1101.00
7 13 Dark Blue, Yellow star, diamonds on sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Yellow star Wake Your Dreams (IRE) 25
5 11-5 Jennie Candlish A O'keeffe 4/15.00
8 50P Yellow, dark blue cross belts, yellow sleeves, pink armlets, dark blue and yellow quartered cap What A Good Night (IRE) 40
5 11-5 v1 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 33/134.00
9 Black, black and maroon striped cap Whispering Gallery 670
Distance Winner
7 11-5 J P Ferguson D F O'Regan 8/111.73
10 324/00 Pink, purple cross belts and sleeves, hooped cap Music In The Air 25
9 10-12 R Dickin Harry Skelton 100/1101.00
11 P Orange, Emerald Green Cross of Lorraine and armlets, Emerald Green and Orange quartered cap Turn The Tide 54
5 10-12 D L Williams Gerard Tumelty 100/1101.00

Verdict

WHISPERING GALLERY is one of the most interesting newcomers of the season. A Listed winner on the Flat for Godolphin, he was last seen beating Opinion Poll in a Meydan handicap back in January 2011 before landing a Group 3 there a few weeks later. His trainer has an enviable strike-rate and the seven-year-old won't want for lack of fitness. He has to be the selection against otherwise moderate opposition though winning bumper Wake Your Dreams ran well enough on his hurdling debut at Bangor to suggest he can win races over timber. Goodtoknow looked ideally suited by testing conditions when ploughing through the mud to score at Towcester but he has to concede weight all round as a consequence. Arabian Heights was a decent performer on the level and will be better for his opening run over hurdles at Newbury.