Warwick

  • 15:00 Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle 2m 5f

  • Winner £15,661 2nd £5,877 3rd £2,942 4th £1,466
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 12.50s
  • Off time: 15:01:19
15:00 Warwick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Deputy Dan (IRE) 5/2
2nd Masters Hill (IRE) 9/1
3rd Splash of Ginge 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 22-121U Black, purple sleeves, red spots Creepy (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
6 11-7 M Keighley Ian Popham 137 8/19.00
2 15-1171 Yellow, blue stars on body Killala Quay 36
7 11-7 C E Longsdon J M Maguire 142 9/25.50
3 F111 Dark blue and white diamonds, white sleeves, red cap Rathvinden (IRE) 34
6 11-7 W P Mullins D J Casey 2/13.00
4 3/11-221 Red and White check, White cap Deputy Dan (IRE) 14
6 11-4 O Sherwood L P Aspell 132 5/23.50
5 P32-431 Yellow, dark blue stars, hooped sleeves, striped cap Garrahalish (IRE) 16
6 11-4 R Dickin C Poste 129 50/151.00
6 3/1P-1P2 Black, Yellow disc, Black sleeves, Yellow stars, quartered cap Masters Hill (IRE) 28
8 11-4 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 135 9/110.00
7 1-23213 Dark Blue and White stripes, halved sleeves Potters Cross 28
7 11-4 t1 Miss R Curtis P E Corbett 134 25/126.00
8 4-42413 Royal blue, red star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Splash of Ginge 22
6 11-4 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 135 16/117.00

Verdict

Nigel and Sam Twiston-Davies won this last year with The New One but this year's representative, Splash Of Ginge, isn't in the same league, though did show some improvement last time behind Irving at Ascot. Creepy, Killala Quay and Rathvinden are conceding 3lb to their rivals. Charlie Longsdon's charge may be the pick of that trio having stayed on strongly to win in this grade at Sandown last time, though Rathvinden could be anything after a facile debut win over 2m at Cork. MASTERS HILL was the only one to make a race of it with King's Palace at Cheltenham. Conditions should bring his stamina into play again and, as he holds Potters Cross of the form book, he gets the nod as Deputy Dan and Garrahalish are stepping out of maiden company.