13:25 Doncaster

BetBright Festival Betting Novices' Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 3f 110y
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £5,000 added
  • Winner: £3,249
  • 2nd: £954
  • 3rd: £477
  • 4th: £238
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 36.70s
  • Off Time: 13:25:25
  • 8 Ran
Silk - Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 12
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 138

held up, took keen hold, closed 2nd, led after next, not fluent 5th, clear when jumped right last 2, very easily

Silk - BLACK, YELLOW diamond, halved sleeves, YELLOW cap
  • Form 2PPP
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-3

took keen hold, prominent, lost place 3 out, mistake and weakened next, tailed off

Silk - Orange, light blue hollow box, chevrons on sleeves
  • Form 3329
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-3

led, clear until 1st, not fluent 2nd or 3rd, soon headed, not fluent 6th, weakened 4 out, tailed off

Silk - White, orange stripe, armlets and star on cap
  • Form 4553
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-3

tracked leaders on inside, not fluent 3rd, pushed along before 6th, weakened approaching 4 out, tailed off

Silk - Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves
  • Form 2218
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-3

mid-division, reminder after 5th, effort and ridden after 4 out, 3rd 3 out, weakened before last

Silk - Royal Blue, Yellow striped sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow star
  • Form 75
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-3

held up in rear, jumped left, behind from 5th, tailed off

Silk - Orange, dark blue sleeves, light blue diamonds, dark blue cap, light blue diamonds
  • Form 3317-3
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-3

took keen hold, prominent, not fluent 4 out, went 2nd approaching 3 out where not fluent, well held by winner from next, lost 2nd and weakened flat

Silk - Royal blue, yellow hoop, dark blue sleeves, royal blue and yellow quartered cap
  • Form 079-8F
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-3

held up in rear, bumped 2nd, headway approaching 3 out, went 2nd flat, no chance with winner

  • Form 4/1-1
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-10


Previous results

In depth


Former pointer Fort Worth has won both starts under Rules. He scored over hurdles at Wetherby in October and should have more to offer but CARDINAL WALTER will be a tough nut to crack. Nicky Henderson's charge couldn't give 6lb to Qewy at Newbury three weeks ago but that was no disgrace. He stayed 1m6f on the Flat so should handle this step up in trip. Royalraise has each-way claims on his third at Southwell in November while Heated Debate may do better with an Ascot run under his belt. Midnight Monty is one to note for future reference.


Cardinal Walter (IRE) 2-1fav (11-8) Tracked leaders, 2nd 3 out, led soon after, joined when mistake 2 out, headed between last two, soon outpaced and no chance with impressive winner, 2nd of 13, 6l behind Qewy (11-2) at Newbury 2m nh nov hdl (3) sft.

Copperfacejack (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Led until 3rd, lost place before 5th, mistake and weakened next, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Monbeg Theatre (11-1) at Towcester 2m 3f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) hvy in Nov, 8 ran.

Heated Debate (IRE) 9-1 (11-0) Took keen hold, chased leader until after 4th, chased leaders, weakened approaching 2 out, jumped right last, tailed off, 9th of 13, 47l behind Arpege D'alene (11-0) at Ascot 2m 3f NH mdn hdl (3) gs in Nov.

Kinari (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Held up in rear, struggling after 6th, went remote 4th 2 out, went 3rd flat, never any chance, tailed off, 3rd of 9, well behind Ugolin De Beaumont (11-3) at Chepstow 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) sft.

Luccombe Down 8-1 (11-4) Mid-division, pushed along 4 out, weakened from 3 out, 8th of 10, 37l behind Doctor Phoenix (11-4) at Newcastle 2m NH mdn hdl (4) hvy.

Midnight Monty 33-1 (11-5) Held up in rear, headway into mid-division before 3 out, kept on same pace from next, never reached leaders, 5th of 15, 23l behind A Vos Gardes (11-5) at Doncaster 2m 3f mdn hdl (5) gs in Jan.

Royalraise (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway chasing leaders approaching 7th, 2nd before 8th until before 2 out, driven and not quicken between last two, went 3rd soon after last, one pace, 3rd of 12, 5l behind Monbeg Theatre (10-12) at Southwell 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.

Tinos Tank (IRE) 80-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway after 4 out, challenged and every chance when fell next, in a race won by A Vos Gardes (11-5) at Doncaster 2m 3f mdn hdl (5) gs in Jan, 15 ran.

Fort Worth (IRE) 7-2 (10-12) Held up in mid-division, headway 6th, challenged after 3 out, led last, ran green but quickened clear towards finish, won at Wetherby 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct beating Arthurs Secret (10-12) by 3l, 9 ran.