• 14:30 Banner Marquees 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle3m

  • Winner £2,599 2nd £763 3rd £382 4th £191
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 42.10s
  • Off time: 14:31:10
14:30 Uttoxeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Spanish Optimist (IRE) 12/1
2nd Duke Of Monmouth (IRE) 4/5


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 U4/PU51- Yellow, White epaulets, Yellow sleeves, Black armlets, White cap Howard's Legacy (IRE) 39
6 11-5 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 118 13/82.62
2 6-7 Light blue, white star, red sleeves and cap Conn Man (IRE) 9
7 10-13 G Deacon T Messenger 50/151.00
3 PP/P7PP- Royal Blue, Emerald Green epaulets, White cap Direct Approach (IRE) 39
8 10-13 t Miss L C Siddall T Siddall 72 125/1126.00
4 0/242- Light Blue, Orange chevrons, Light Blue sleeves and cap Duke Of Monmouth (IRE) 20
5 10-13 C J Mann D Crosse 117 4/51.80
5 0/0P- Royal blue, white hoops, white sleeves, royal blue armlets, royal blue cap Royal Villan (IRE) 139
6 10-13 M Bradstock J M Maguire 28/129.00
6 P3P/3P4- Purple, Mauve seams, Mauve sleeves, Purple seams, Purple cap Spanish Optimist (IRE) 52
6 10-13 t Tim Vaughan R Johnson 12/113.00


Howard's Legacy finally came good at Hereford having looked a tricky ride earlier. But Venetia Williams' charge may struggle to give 6lb to DUKE OF MONMOUTH, who has already gone close at Fontwell and Ffos Las and had no problem stepping up to this distance last time. On all known form, it's difficult to make a case for any of the others.