• 16:10 Paul Nicholls Racing 'national Hunt' Novices' Hurdle2m

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 37.20s
  • Off time: 16:11:55
16:10 Wincanton Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Pepe Simo (IRE) 5/2
2nd Henry King (IRE) 13/8
3rd The Rainbow Hunter 14/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 596-66 Pink, Purple hoop, armlets and cap Aconitum (GER) 49
4 10-12 N P Mulholland Jimmy Derham (7) 100/1101.00
2 724443 Royal blue, red chevron, hooped sleeves, red cap, royal blue star Alesandro Mantegna (IRE) 17
4 10-12 W K Goldsworthy R Johnson 107 6/17.00
3 0 Dark green, red diamond and diamonds on cap Bampy's Last 180
5 10-12 Andrew Turnell Nick Scholfield (3) 50/151.00
5 0/02-33 Black and Royal Blue (quartered), White sleeves and cap Fidelis (IRE) 17
5 10-12 B De Haan N D Fehily 9/110.00
6 10- ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW epaulets and sleeves, RED cap Henry King (IRE) 228
Distance Winner
5 10-12 V R A Dartnall Timmy Murphy 13/82.62
7 49-0 Dark blue, dark blue and yellow striped cap Icterus 44
4 10-12 Mrs P Robeson Jimmy McCarthy 150/1151.00
8 01P- Dark Blue, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds, White cap, Dark Blue diamonds King of Leon (FR) 252
Distance Winner
5 10-12 Miss H C Knight S Thomas 14/115.00
9 440-3 Black, Grey seams, armlets and cap Maggio (FR) 18
4 10-12 N J Hawke Donal Fahy (3) 20/121.00
10 5219- Orange and Yellow diamonds, halved sleeves Pepe Simo (IRE) 228
5 10-12 P F Nicholls Christian Williams 5/23.50
12 3058-8 YELLOW, EMERALD GREEN spots and armlets, DARK GREEN cap Quotation Mark (IRE) 49
4 10-12 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 66/167.00
13 Light blue, dark blue seams, striped sleeves, red cap Swincombe Rock
4 10-12 R H & Mrs S Alner D A Jacob 100/1101.00
14 F/11- Royal Blue, White Cross and sleeves, Blue cuffs, White cap, Blue hoop The Rainbow Hunter 195
5 10-12 Andrew Turnell E Cookson (7) 14/115.00
16 0-9 Orange, Grey cross belts I'm Henrietta 22
4 10-5 N P Mulholland Peter Toole (7) 125/1126.00
17 F1-43 Grey, pink sleeves, grey spots, grey cap, pink spots Lady De La Vega (FR) 7
5 10-5 Tim Vaughan Dean Coleman (5) 25/126.00
Non runners
476Departed (IRE)510-12R T PhillipsWayne Hutchinson
11000Power Pack Jack (IRE)610-12N A Twiston-DaviesT Molloy
150098-71Allperksonice610-5Mark GillardT J Phelan71


PEPE SIMO is the only representative from the yard that sponsors the finale and it's reasonable to assume that he'll be tuned up for his reappearance. Henry King, The Rainbow Hunter and Lady De La Vega are amongst his likely challengers. The selection showed a wayward tendency when veering across the track at Sandown when appearing to have the race at his mercy. The winner of that race turned out to be useful whilst there were no such problems with his subsequent starts although he failed to figure at Cheltenham in March. He was beaten by Henry King on his second outing although Victor Dartnall's charge failed to confirm the form at Cheltenham although he was allowed to come home in his own time once beaten. He's a nice prospect for the future and is held in some regard by the yard. Andy Turnell enjoyed a double at Worcester in the week and he's represented by winning pointer The Rainbow Hunter who needs to be monitored for support whilst Lady De La Vega finished like a train at Fontwell and should appreciate the longer trip. Fidelis is another that's already got a run over hurdles under his belt and he has shown ability but could find at least a couple of these too strong and it would be no great surprise if one of them turned out to be Pepe Simo.