• 14:05 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle2m

  • Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 13.65s
  • Off time: 14:06:38
14:05 Southwell Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st John Reel (FR) 2/1
2nd Make Me A Fortune (IRE) 7/2
3rd Spiculas (IRE) 16/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 91- Yellow, Maroon triple diamond Ballyhooley Boy (IRE) 252
Course and Distance Winner
6 10-12 R Dickin C Poste 25/126.00
2 3 DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Emral Silk 18
5 10-12 Mrs S J Smith Jonathan England (5) 12/113.00
3 132-3 Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap John Reel (FR) 25
4 10-12 D Skelton Harry Skelton 2/13.00
4 209- EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Lotus Pond (IRE) 257
5 10-12 A King R Thornton 14/115.00
5 2-14 Light Green, Dark Green chevrons, Red sleeves, White and Red striped cap Make Me A Fortune (IRE) 27
5 10-12 S Gollings A P McCoy 7/24.50
6 9-36 EMERALD GREEN and RED (quartered), RED sleeves, EMERALD GREEN stars, RED cap Milan Of Hope (IRE) 163
6 10-12 t1 C T Pogson A Pogson 100/1101.00
7 U3/123-7 Purple, light green seams, quartered cap No No Charlie (IRE) 27
6 10-12 t1 C E Longsdon N D Fehily 9/43.25
8 White, Royal Blue chevron, Pink cap Spiculas (IRE)
4 10-12 K G Reveley J Reveley 16/117.00


Spiculas has a NH pedigree and his yard won this last year. But he lacks experience so we'll take JOHN REEL to step up on his third at Uttoxeter and land this. He would have finished closer that day had he not lost his rhythm after blundering three out. Bumper winner Make Me A Fortune has to be interesting with McCoy taking the ride but No No Charlie was very disappointing on his hurdling debut at Huntingdon. Winning pointer Ballyhooley Boy will do better when tackling fences while Lotus Pond may need more time.