14:25 Cartmel

Hadwins Novices' Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 6f
  • Going: Good to Soft (Soft in places,Heavy places on Woodside Chase Crse)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £5,000 added
  • Winner: £3,249
  • 2nd: £954
  • 3rd: £477
  • 4th: £238
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 28.10s
  • Off Time: 14:25:49
  • 9 Ran
Silk - Maroon, yellow sleeves, maroon cap, yellow spots
  • Form 11
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-5

tracked winner, led 2nd, ridden and headed before 2 out, kept on same pace in clear 2nd, no impression approaching last

Silk - Black, white star, black sleeves, white stars
  • Form 2121-12
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-12

led to 2nd, tracked leader, led again before 2 out, driven between last 2, ridden clear from last

Silk - BLACK, yellow seams, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap
  • Form 422-23
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12

chased leading pair, driven 7th, ridden and no impression before next, lost moderate 3rd towards finish

Silk - DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap
  • Form 8
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12

soon towards rear, lost touch 5th, tailed off when pulled up before 4 out

Silk - Royal Blue, Yellow chevrons, Dark Blue sleeves, Yellow cap
  • Form F25P-0
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-12

mid-division, not fluent 4th, behind from 7th, tailed off 4 out, soon pulled up

Silk - Black, mauve stars, mauve sleeves, black stars and stars on cap
  • Form P76-095
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-5

detached in rear, struggling 6th, soon lost touch, tailed off

Silk - Red, black triple diamond, black sleeves, red stars, black cap, red star
  • Form P2-9P2P
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-5

chased leaders in 4th, struggling 7th, ridden and no impression 3 out, plugged on to take moderate 3rd towards finish, no chance with front pair

Silk - Royal blue, white chevron, diabolo on sleeves, white cap
  • Form 25-23
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-5

mid-division, struggling 7th, soon behind, tailed off 3 out

Silk - GOLD, RED sash, sleeves and cap with GOLD hoop
  • Form U13-2
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-5

behind, struggling 4 out, never near leaders

In depth


Brady has been impressive on his two starts to date but it will be no easy task for Donald McCain's gelding to give weight away to all his rivals. FOUNDRY SQUARE was well backed on his debut at Newton Abbot where he found just the one too good. A prolific winner in point-to-points, the six-year-old had been the subject of market interest prior to a scheduled run at Worcester and we will take the hint. Inch Rover was behind Brady when they met at Uttoxeter and Charlie Longsdon will be hoping that the very different ground conditions can make for a reverse. Langley House shaped with some promise in a couple of bumpers where soft ground has prevailed, whilst Little London is noted in the market as Sue Smith had a 33% strike rate with her runners at the track last season.


Brady (IRE) 5-4fav (11-0) Always prominent, not fluent 4th or 6th, led 3 out, clear next, ridden out, won at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd beating Next Exit (11-0) by 11l, 11 ran.

Foundry Square (IRE) 4-5fav (11-2) Tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Sir Benfro (11-2) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f NH flat (6) gs in Jun.

Inch Rover (IRE) 9-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders, jumped right and not fluent 1st, not fluent 5th, ridden before 7th, weakened before 3 out where mistake, tailed off, 3rd of 11, 39l behind Brady (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd.

Little London (IRE) 18-1 (10-8) Prominent, lost place after 4f, behind final 10f out, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind Loxendor (10-5) at Hexham 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Jun.

Sullivans Hill (IRE) 28-1 (11-11) Mid-division on inner, 9th halfway, closer in 5th entering straight, no extra from over 1f out, 10th of 17, 13l behind Do Ya Feel Lucky (12-0) at Tipperary 2m 2f N H flat gf in May.

Forge House (IRE) 50-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, ridden before last, kept on and no impression, 5th of 10, 19l behind Graceful Descent (10-4) at Hexham 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in May.

Knockans Breeze (IRE) 16-1 (9-12) Held up in touch, weakened 4 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Cock Of The Rock (10-12) at Worcester 2m 7f nh nov hdl (4) sft, 9 ran.

Langley House (IRE) 4-1 (10-2) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, went 2nd over 11f out until over 4f out, stayed on same pace, closing on 2nd close home, 3rd of 6, 5l behind Mulligan's Man (11-0) at Market Rasen 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft.

Merry Minster 7-1 (10-7) Took keen hold, led not fluent 7th or 3 out, ridden and headed approaching last, soon outpaced by winner, 2nd of 5, 6l behind Hannah Jacques (11-0) at Cartmel 2m 6f mdn hdl (5) gd in Jun.