Leicester

  • 12:40 Racing Excellence Training Series Conditional Jockeys' Novices' Hurdle2m

  • Winner £2,599 2nd £763 3rd £382 4th £191
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  • Surface: Turf

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 58-2441 Maroon, White triple diamond, halved sleeves, White cap Tealissio 23
Course and Distance Winner
6 11-5 Mrs L Wadham P E Corbett (3) 119 1001
2 9 Emerald green and royal blue (quartered), royal blue stars on sleeves, emerald green cap, royal blue star Anton Dolin (IRE) 16
4 10-12 Dr R D P Newland Chris Ward 1001
3 Emerald Green, Red Cross of Lorraine, Light Green sleeves, Red cap Capitaine Courage (IRE) 235
7 10-12 Evan Williams Conor Ring (5) 1001
4 0-99 Dark Green and Light Green (quartered), White sleeves, Red cap D'Argent Cloud 30
4 10-12 t1 O Sherwood Thomas Garner 1001
5 P-32 Maroon, white stripe, white sleeves, maroon stars Euro Trash (IRE) 200
6 10-12 N A Twiston-Davies Tom Bellamy (3) 1001
6 2 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap If In Doubt (IRE) 28
4 10-12 P J Hobbs M G Nolan 1001
7 9F Orange, white triple diamond, armlets and cap Leeroar (IRE) 12
4 10-12 Miss J S Davis Peter Hatton 1001
8 5/408- Yellow, black cross of lorraine, dark green sleeves, yellow cap, black star Milansbar (IRE) 343
5 10-12 N B King T E Whelan 1001
9 8/ Dark Blue, Red epaulets, halved sleeves Paxford Junior 874
6 10-12 t A Middleton Mark Marris (5) 1001

Verdict

Capitaine Courage won four times on the Flat in France but the last of those victories came in 2009 and he tackles hurdles for the first time here. Tealissio should go well having got off the mark over C&D last month but Philip Hobbs has wasted no time putting IF IN DOUBT over obstacles after he ran second in a Bangor bumper on his racecourse debut. He could prove a bit better than these if improving for the experience. Anton Dolin won three times on the level but there wasn't much encouragement in his hurdles bow at Ludlow and this may be a bit sharp for ex-pointer Euro Trash.