Huntingdon

  • 13:40 Twitter At 188Bet Novices' Handicap Chase2m 7f 129y

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Good (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 9.70s
  • Off time: 13:40:47
13:40 Huntingdon Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Silent Man (IRE) 15/2
2nd Midnight Gem 7/1
3rd The Artful Cobbler 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 F62-F77 Emerald green and white (quartered), royal blue sleeves and cap Midnight Gem 28
Course Winner
7 11-13 C E Longsdon Paul O'Brien (5) 106 1001
2 86/252P- Light Blue, Red star, Red sleeves, Light Blue stars, Red cap, Light Blue star Glengra (IRE) 270
Beaten Favourite
8 11-12 Ian Williams T J O'Brien 105 1001
3 874U3P- Light Blue and White diabolo, White sleeves, Light Blue cap, White diamonds The Artful Cobbler 209
6 11-9 H D Daly P J Brennan 102 1001
4 33513F Purple, light blue seams, hooped sleeves and cap Firmount Gent (IRE) 8
Distance Winner
11 11-1 pt D Skelton Harry Skelton 94 1001
5 58/0-357 Black, Light Green star Grow Nasa Grow (IRE) 12
6 10-8 P Winks Kieron Edgar (3) 87 1001
6 0/F404-0 Dark Blue, White chevron, White sleeves, Dark Blue armlets, White cap Brereton (IRE) 197
Beaten Favourite
6 10-7 t R Woollacott James Best 86 1001
7 B23U1-4 Dark Green, Red cross belts and armlets, quartered cap Mazurati (IRE) 191
Distance Winner
8 10-5 B I Case Max Kendrick (7) 84 1001
8 P06-18P Emerald green, white hoop, emerald green sleeves, red stars, emerald green cap, red star Silent Man (IRE) 41
7 10-0 T H Weston S Bowen 79 1001
9 56436U Yellow, Red cross belts, Red sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap, Red stars The Society Man (IRE) 8
10 10-0 M C Chapman Alison Clarke (7) 50 1001

Verdict

FIRMOUNT GENT (NAP) won a novices' handicap at Bangor, when Silent Man pulled up, then found the minimum trip too short at Southwell. Stepped up to 2m3f at Plumpton last time, he would have won but for a last-fence fall and compensation awaits. Brereton started favourite over hurdles at Warwick when last seen in May but didn't run well though starts off over fences on a lowly mark. Like Glengra, he hasn't had much experience but the latter has had a couple of runs over fences, though made far too many mistakes on his last start at Doncaster in February. Midnight Gem fell on his opening run over fences back in May and he was soon beaten after attempting to make all over 2m4f here last month.