• 15:15 E.B.F. starsportsbet.co.uk 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 2m 3f

  • Winner £2,927 2nd £860 3rd £430 4th £215
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 49.70s
  • Off time: 15:15:49
15:15 Warwick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Upthemsteps (IRE) 11/2
2nd Tricky Tree (IRE) 11/4
3rd Basford Bob (IRE) 11/8


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 6-44351 DARK GREEN and YELLOW (halved), hooped sleeves, BROWN cap Tricky Tree (IRE) 15
5 11-8 Mrs P Sly C P Geoghegan (3) 122 11/43.75
2 5F1-415 Light Blue, Red star, Red sleeves, Light Blue stars, Red cap, Light Blue star Upthemsteps (IRE) 21
6 11-8 Ian Williams D C Costello 11/26.50
3 024 Emerald Green, Purple Cross of Lorraine, quartered cap Bardolf (IRE) 55
5 11-2 A King R Thornton 10/111.00
4 120-422 WHITE, RED sash, WHITE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE armlets, ROYAL BLUE cap Basford Bob (IRE) 28
6 11-2 Jennie Candlish A O'keeffe 118 11/82.38
5 1-7 Black, grey disc, armlets and cap Opera Og (IRE) 56
5 11-2 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 8/19.00
6 56-025 Red, white diamond, red sleeves, white stars, red cap, white diamond Saint Denis (FR) 24
5 11-2 A M Hales W T Kennedy 14/115.00
7 106 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap The Merry Giant (IRE) 13
5 11-2 Miss R Curtis R P McLernon (3) 40/141.00
8 6/33-97 ROYAL BLUE and YELLOW diamonds, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, RED cap Well Refreshed 12
7 11-2 P Winkworth L P Aspell 40/141.00


Tricky Tree got off the mark over a slightly longer trip at Huntingdon last time and his stable continues in good form. The five-year-old makes more appeal under a penalty than Towcester winner Upthemsteps, who dropped away tamely when only fifth at Chepstow on his latest start. Bardolf makes his debut over timber and may need the experience while Saint Denis may also need more time. Points winner Opera Og will probably do better when tackling fences so this looks a good opportunity for BASFORD BOB to open his account. He's come up against decent novices in Bear's Affair and King Of The Night on his last two starts and doesn't look to be facing anything of that quality today.