• 14:10 National Festival Circus Is Here Today Novices' Hurdle 2m 110y

  • Winner £4,106 2nd £1,197 3rd £599
  • Going: Good to Soft (Good in places, watered)
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 54.71s
  • Off time: 14:11:26
14:10 Wetherby Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Kings Bandit (IRE) 10/11
2nd Ginger Fizz 3/1
3rd Smart Ruler (IRE) 9/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 112U36 Light Blue, White triple diamond, White and Yellow diabolo on sleeves, Light Blue and Yellow quartered cap Smart Ruler (IRE) 25
Distance Winner
8 11-12 James Moffatt Craig Nichol (5) 116 9/25.50
2 4-41 Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Kings Bandit (IRE) 45
Distance Winner
6 11-6 D McCain Jnr N D Fehily 10/111.91
3 170/621 Royal Blue, Emerald Green epaulets, halved sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Emerald Green diamond Ginger Fizz 24
Distance Winner
7 10-13 ht B I Case Kielan Woods (3) 3/14.00
4 55 Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves Laird Of Monksford (IRE) 52
5 10-13 D McCain Jnr A P Lane 33/134.00
5 9- Black and white (quartered), light green sleeves, light green and white quartered cap Mcmonagle (IRE) 94
6 10-13 t A D Brown David England 50/151.00
6 97 White and royal blue diabolo, royal blue sleeves, white stars, white and royal blue quartered cap Teescomponents Max 26
5 10-13 K G Reveley J Reveley 22/123.00
7 2/57-U3 MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Viking Chief (IRE) 16
7 10-13 J Wade B Hughes 12/113.00
8 876 Emerald Green and Yellow (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Emerald Green armlets and cap Bold And Free 26
4 10-7 D Thompson Tony Kelly (3) 33/134.00
9 8 Dark green, white seams, dark green sleeves, white stars, white cap, dark green stars Red Joker (IRE) 26
4 10-7 A Crook Mr Ryan Clark (7) 80/181.00
10 73325 PINK and PURPLE diamonds, PINK sleeves and cap Bulas Belle 23
4 10-0 E W Tuer B Harding 25/126.00


Smart Ruler's double penalty for last year's victories will make things tough for him. KINGS BANDIT is also penalised for his debut win over hurdles at Ludlow in February. But the runner-up has subsequently won so the form looks solid enough and Donald McCain's charge can go in again. Ginger Fizz is another recent winner she's preferred to Newcastle third Viking Chief but Teescomponents Max is worth noting on his first start over timber.