Warwick

  • 14:50 Brandon Hire Group Novices' Hurdle2m

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 36.11s
  • Off time: 14:52:12
14:50 Warwick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Saint Jerome (IRE) 7/1
2nd Long Lunch 11/10
3rd Worthy Award (IRE) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 24-11F2 Royal blue, dark green sleeves, pink armlets, pink cap Long Lunch 56
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 11-6 C E Longsdon N D Fehily 125 11/102.10
2 YELLOW, BLACK star, quartered cap Egotist (IRE) 6
6 11-0 t J M Bradley C Wallis (5) 100/1101.00
3 0 White, Black cross belts, Yellow sleeves and cap Emiratesdotcom 105
8 11-0 J M Bradley C J Davies (7) 100/1101.00
4 Royal Blue and White diabolo, striped sleeves, Red cap Just Gets Better (IRE) 222
5 11-0 ht S Curran M Hamill (10) 100/1101.00
5 54 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Less Time (IRE) 16
Beaten Favourite
5 11-0 Jonjo O'Neill R P McLernon 25/126.00
6 209-46 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Lotus Pond (IRE) 106
6 11-0 A King R Thornton 20/121.00
7 23 Purple, red diamond, checked sleeves, red and purple quartered cap Lucky Thirteen 112
6 11-0 R T Phillips R Johnson 25/126.00
8 62 Royal Blue, White cross belts, hooped sleeves and cap Neighbourhood (USA) 24
6 11-0 H J Evans L Treadwell 13/27.50
10 1-9F Emerald green and white stripes, yellow and white striped sleeves, red cap Storm Of Swords (IRE) 96
Distance Winner
6 11-0 D Skelton Harry Skelton 7/18.00
12 U Royal blue and white stripes, white sleeves, royal blue spots, striped cap The Yank 72
5 11-0 R Lee R T Dunne (3) 66/167.00
13 P-421 Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star Worthy Award (IRE) 101
6 11-0 Jonjo O'Neill Maurice Linehan (5) 25/126.00
14 35-2 WHITE, large BLACK spots, BLACK cap Yabadabadoo 136
6 11-0 Miss E C Lavelle Aidan Coleman 7/18.00
15 31 Red, Black sleeves and cap with Silver button Saint Jerome (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
4 10-13 J A Osborne Jack Doyle 117 7/18.00
17 7 Royal Blue, White sleeves, Red cap L Stig 103
4 10-7 H D Daly Jake Greenall (3) 66/167.00
18 5 Orange, dark blue star, orange sleeves, dark blue stars, dark blue cap Saint John Henry (FR) 17
4 10-7 D Pipe C O'Farrell 25/126.00
Non runners
904-1Prouts Pub (IRE)511-0N J GiffordTom Cannon
11F-Suffice (IRE)511-0Mrs L J YoungJames Best
16Beauchamp Sunset410-7P FitzsimonsJ M Davies

Verdict

Saint Jerome won at Ludlow in November but the merit of that form is debatable. Yabadabadoo was second on his hurdling debut at Huntingdon but that was over a longer trip and winning pointer Worthy Award may also need further. The latter's stablemate, Less Time, has a nice pedigree and might improve for the switch to hurdles while all-weather winner Neighbourhood wasn't beaten far at Towcester last month and Saint John Henry should improve for his introduction at Huntingdon. But LONG LUNCH has been quite highly tried since scoring at Plumpton in the autumn. Today's better ground should aid his cause and he's fancied to overcome his penalty and beat these.