• 15:50 Burton Overy Novices' Hurdle2m

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good (Good/Firm in plcs; Hurdle: Good/Soft)
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 53.60s
  • Off time: 15:50:49
15:50 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Norman The Great 9/4
2nd Pterodactyl (IRE) 7/4
3rd Circus of Dreams 10/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 05 Emerald Green and White check, White sleeves, striped cap Ballyveeney (IRE) 13
4 10-12 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman (3) 33/134.00
2 0-5 Pink and Purple stripes, Purple sleeves, Pink armlets Bukhara (FR) 158
4 10-12 J C Tuck J Mogford 66/167.00
3 52-3 Orange, white triple diamond Circus of Dreams 201
Beaten Favourite
5 10-12 O Sherwood D Elsworth 10/111.00
4 1/436 Orange, Dark Blue chevron, Dark Blue sleeves, Orange armlets, Orange cap, Dark Blue star Cross Compliance (IRE) 12
5 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 14/115.00
5 532/47- Light Green, Dark Green chevrons, Red sleeves, White and Red striped cap Exit to Luck (GER) 13
7 10-12 b S Gollings K Mercer 50/151.00
6 3/5U6- Yellow, Black sleeves, Black cap, Yellow spots Johnny Harris (IRE) 253
5 10-12 N J Pomfret Mr M Mackley (7)(ex6) 100/1101.00
7 233-P2 Royal Blue, White hoops, Maroon sleeves and cap Norman The Great 16
4 10-12 A King R Thornton 9/43.25
8 64-30 Red and Black (quartered), diamonds on sleeves Prince Des Marais (FR) 19
5 10-12 Mrs Caroline Bailey A Thornton 25/126.00
9 60-66 Royal Blue, White triple diamond, White and Royal Blue halved sleeves Private Aye (IRE) 124
6 10-12 t1 Heather Dalton Stephen Craine 50/151.00
10 242- White, Mauve chevrons, White cap, Mauve star Pterodactyl (IRE) 221
6 10-12 Miss V Williams S Thomas 7/42.75
11 6-PP White, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue stars, Yellow cap, Royal Blue star Short Straw (IRE) 141
5 10-12 R Ford R McGrath 150/1151.00
12 P2/P Yellow, Red hoops, Red sleeves, Yellow spots and spots on cap Smart Alex (IRE) 17
6 10-12 B N Pollock T J O'Brien 100/1101.00
13 923-40 Emerald Green, Black star, Emerald Green sleeves, Black stars, Emerald Green cap, Black star The Hollinwell 17
5 10-12 Ferdy Murphy G Lee 14/115.00
14 000/F- White, Pink hoop, Pink cap Uncle Lionel 381
6 10-12 S Gilmore C Poste (3) 100/1101.00
15 420-3 Yellow, Red stripe, Red and Yellow striped sleeves, Red cap Flow Gently Along (IRE) 22
5 10-5 M Scudamore T Scudamore 7/18.00
16 7448 Chocolate, Orange cross belts, check cap Overdante 43
6 10-5 D J Wintle David England 50/151.00


Alan King's NORMAN THE GREAT gets the nominaton to bring the curtain down on the card in a positive manner for punters, while Pterodactyl is among the stronger opponents. Norman The Great put up a very good performance in context when runner up to 140-rated Leo's Lucky Star at Ascot last time and probably ran to a mark in the mid 120s that day. A reproduction or any improvement on that effort should be good enough to break his duck over hurdles. Pterodactyl was given too much to do at Towcester in April and if given a more positive ride he is entitled to get involved, though he'd have to improve a fair bit to beat the selection. Circus Of Dreams is an interesting hurdling debutant representing a yard who had a winner recently and looks one to watch with cut in the ground set to suit. Cross Compliance drops back in trip, which is not certain to suit, and needs to show more than on his reappearance, and Flow Gently Along looks a better proposition and she can come on for her recent Towcester debut over timber. Norman The Great's Ascot run marks him out as the one to beat though and he can land this prize.