• 16:55 Follow Us On Twitter starsports_bet Novices' Hurdle 2m 5f

  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 26.80s
  • Off time: 16:55:24
16:55 Warwick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Royal Player 11/4
2nd Algernon Pazham (IRE) 2/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 5-31 Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Royal Player 25
Distance Winner
5 11-11 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 11/43.75
2 3-3212 Red, Black diamond, Red sleeves, Yellow diamonds, Black cap, Red diamonds Algernon Pazham (IRE) 40
Distance Winner
5 11-4 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 125 2/13.00
3 4-56 Yellow, dark blue epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, dark blue cap, yellow star Know More Oats (IRE) 25
6 11-4 V R A Dartnall Giles Hawkins (3) 25/126.00
4 16-F Royal Blue, Yellow seams, armlets and cap Ready Token (IRE) 23
6 11-4 C E Longsdon Kielan Woods (3) 8/19.00
5 26 Yellow, red star, dark green and yellow striped sleeves, orange cap Vivaldi Collonges (FR) 38
5 11-4 P F Nicholls Nick Scholfield 15/82.88


A winner at Leicester, Algernon Pazham was beaten 20 lengths when runner-up in heavy going at Haydock last time. Royal Player scored on his racecourse debut at Exeter and should make another bold bid but a 7lb penalty may take it's toll in this ground and VIVALDI COLLONGES is just preferred. Paul Nicholls' charge failed to cope in better company at Cheltenham last month but had gone close on his debut and can open his account in this. Ready Token is a bumper winner and was still in contention when falling on his hurdling bow. He makes more appeal than Know More Oats, well beaten at Exeter on his first start over timber.