Warwick

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

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 25.70s
  • Off time: 15:00:54
15:00 Warwick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st The New One (IRE) 1/2
2nd Mickie 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2119-11 White, Red and Black striped sleeves Hold Court (IRE) 58
Distance Winner
6 11-7 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 129 12/113.00
2 432116 MAROON, WHITE chevrons, MAROON sleeves, WHITE stars, MAROON cap, WHITE star Kitegen (IRE) 77
7 11-7 R Dickin H Oliver 122 40/141.00
3 1161-11 Red, white star, red sleeves, black stars, white cap, red star The New One (IRE) 85
Course WinnerDistance Winner
5 11-7 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 143 1/21.50
4 2112 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Dursey Sound (IRE) 49
Distance Winner
5 11-4 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 139 7/24.50
5 F41-61 Red, dark blue sleeves, red stars, red cap, dark blue star Minella Definitely (IRE) 47
6 11-4 N P Mulholland D A Jacob 28/129.00
6 822-23 Emerald green, red cross belts Timesishard (IRE) 42
6 11-0 G McPherson T Molloy 126 66/167.00
7 2641 Royal Blue, White sleeves, Red cap Mickie 24
Distance Winner
5 10-11 H D Daly A Tinkler 130 14/115.00

Verdict

All eyes here will be on THE NEW ONE, who attempts to extend his unbeaten record over hurdles and stay on course for Cheltenham. A very smart performer in bumpers last season, he's been impressive so far over timber and can shrug off a three-month absence to beat Hold Court, another who is two out of two over obstacles so far, and Mickie. Henry Daly's mare was well behind Hold Court at Ludlow in the autumn but has made giant strides since and deserves a crack at this level. Dursey Sound represents his yard instead of the useful At Fishers Cross but may be found wanting in this grade and the others need to improve on what they've shown so far to figure.