• 13:10 Watch Racing UK On Sky 432 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 2m 4f

  • Winner £3,422 2nd £998 3rd £499
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 54.40s
  • Off time: 13:11:53
13:10 Wetherby Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rally 4/1
2nd Vivaldi Collonges (FR) 12/1
3rd Fairwood Massini (IRE) 13/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 08-5 Dark Green, Yellow diamond on body and cap, Yellow sleeves, Dark Green armlets Alaplee 16
5 10-12 C Grant Henry Brooke 100/1101.00
2 412113 Yellow and dark blue (quartered), diabolo on sleeves Fairwood Massini (IRE) 40
Distance Winner
8 10-12 vt Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne (3) 117 13/27.50
3 10- ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots Famousandfearless (IRE) 212
Beaten Favourite
5 10-12 D Pipe Timmy Murphy 3/14.00
4 P/1-3 Royal Blue and Yellow stripes, White sleeves Lakefield Rebel (IRE) 21
7 10-12 H Hogarth R McGrath 28/129.00
5 25-6 Light Blue, Scarlet hooped sleeves, striped cap Lord Brendy 13
5 10-12 R Johnson K Johnson 33/134.00
6 121- EMERALD GREEN and RED diabolo, WHITE sleeves, EMERALD GREEN diamonds, WHITE cap, RED diamond Master Rajeem (USA) 206
4 10-12 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 11/43.75
7 215 Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Rally 26
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 10-12 p N J Henderson B J Geraghty 4/15.00
8 54-35 Jade Green, Flame hooped sleeves, Black cap Rene Le Roi (FR) 154
4 10-12 T D Easterby Danny Cook 66/167.00
9 P1-P Red, yellow seams, striped sleeves and cap Unknown Legend (IRE) 169
6 10-12 A King Wayne Hutchinson 7/18.00
10 Yellow, red star, dark green and yellow striped sleeves, orange cap Vivaldi Collonges (FR)
4 10-12 P F Nicholls Nick Scholfield 12/113.00


This may be a little more competitive than the first division with several powerful NH yards represented. Rally was sent off favourite on his hurdling debut at Uttoxeter but was made to look very one-paced. He doesn't look likely to develop into one of his stable's top novices this year and more interesting is MASTER RAJEEM. The latter defied a penalty to win a Carlisle bumper on his final start last season and that's usually an encouraging sign. He's preferred to Famousandfearless, well beaten in a bumper here on his first start under Rules, and newcomer Vivaldi Collonges. The latter's breeding looks nothing special. Fairwood Massini won once over hurdles and three times over fences during the summer but could be exposed now that the better novices are coming out. Lakefield Rebel may do better over fences.