• 13:45 Betfred British Stallion Studs E.B.F. 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 2m 5f

  • Winner £3,574 2nd £1,049 3rd £525 4th £262
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 37.80s
  • Off time: 13:45:38
13:45 Ludlow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Return Spring (IRE) 9/4
2nd Third Of The Third 11/1
3rd Definite Dream (IRE) 9/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 44-42 Emerald Green and Mauve halved, sleeves reversed, quartered cap Admiral Hawke (IRE) 18
6 10-12 t J J Hanlon P J Brennan 6/17.00
2 3P321-3 Light blue, dark blue chevrons and sleeves, dark blue and light blue quartered cap Definite Dream (IRE) 14
5 10-12 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 9/43.25
3 P13-9 Dark blue, orange seams, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Harris (IRE) 191
5 10-12 W Kinsey Charlie Huxley 50/151.00
4 3/1-64 RED, BLACK armlets In The Dock (IRE) 19
6 10-12 Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne (5) 13/27.50
5 41358 Mauve, purple triple diamond, armlets and diamond on cap My Lad Percy 15
4 10-12 Mrs D A Hamer C Wallis (5) 80/181.00
6 3918 Light Blue, Red stars, Light Blue sleeves Return Spring (IRE) 30
5 10-12 P J Hobbs R Johnson 9/43.25
7 14 Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Third Of The Third 58
5 10-12 P D Evans Aidan Coleman 11/112.00
8 52-119 Purple, Light Blue star, Light Blue and Purple striped sleeves Vinnie My Boy (IRE) 21
4 10-12 P Bowen J E Moore 9/110.00


Dual bumper winner Vinnie My Boy will be all the better for his run behind Kayserberg at Kempton and could figure here. Thurles second Admiral Hawke has to go on the short-list while Definite Dream was third at Carlisle on his hurdles bow and is another open to improvement. So is RETURN SPRING, who was definitely thrown in at the deep end over timber in the Persian War at Chepstow. Not surprisingly, he never figured in that Grade 2 but lessons will have been learned that day and the five-year-old can open his account over timber in this less exalted company. In The Dock appears to be improving with experience and could also play a part.