• 14:55 Weatherbys And Northampton Town Football Club Novices' Hurdle3m 1f

  • Winner £2,534 2nd £744 3rd £372 4th £186
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 8.00s
  • Off time: 14:55:25
14:55 Warwick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Duke Of Monmouth (IRE) 3/1
2nd Definite Chance (IRE) 11/2
3rd Iron Chancellor (IRE) 3/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2/2 Royal Blue, White epaulets, checked sleeves Definite Chance (IRE) 17
7 10-12 P R Webber D Elsworth 11/26.50
2 0/242-2 Light Blue, Orange chevrons, Light Blue sleeves and cap Duke Of Monmouth (IRE) 178
Beaten Favourite
5 10-12 C J Mann G Sheehan (7) 117 3/14.00
3 35224-4 Mauve and dark blue stripes, dark blue sleeves, mauve stars, dark blue cap, mauve star Finnegan Paddy (IRE) 33
Beaten Favourite
6 10-12 Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne (5) 115 12/113.00
4 445578 EMERALD GREEN and WHITE diabolo, WHITE cap Handsome Buddy (IRE) 14
5 10-12 M Gates Nico de Boinville (7) 100/1101.00
5 3314U7- RED, BLACK star, striped sleeves, YELLOW cap, BLACK star Iron Chancellor (IRE) 203
Distance Winner
7 10-12 A King R Thornton 122 3/14.00
6 9-09 Royal blue and emerald green diabolo, pink sleeves and cap Marico (FR) 14
4 10-12 T Symonds Felix de Giles 150/1151.00
7 F-534 Maroon, yellow chevrons, yellow sleeves, maroon stars, yellow cap Market Option (IRE) 15
Beaten Favourite
6 10-12 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 33/134.00
8 P5-6145 Black and Emerald Green (halved), Emerald Green sleeves, Emerald Green cap, Black spots Original Star (IRE) 20
7 10-12 D Frankland D Bass 25/126.00
9 85/384-2 Dark Green and White stripes, Dark Green sleeves, White armlets, White cap The Musical Guy (IRE) 171
6 10-12 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 117 9/43.25
10 Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Waterford Star (IRE) 24
4 10-12 b Ian Williams J M Maguire 22/123.00


Alan King won this in 2011 so his Iron Chancellor has to go on the short-list reverting to hurdles. He won over fences at Southwell in January and is probably a bit more reliable than the disappointing Finnegan Paddy. Kempton second Definite Chance has plenty of scope for improvement but Duke Of Monmouth looked one-paced when runner-up a couple of times in the spring and may do better in handicaps. THE MUSICAL GUY has already gone down that route, finishing fourth at Cheltenham in April and then second at Stratford, but his overall form looks the best on offer in this and he can finally open his account.