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12:45 Huntingdon

Racing FX Novices' Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 16 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 3f 137y
  • Going: Soft (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £6,000 added
  • Winner: £3,899
  • 2nd: £1,145
  • 3rd: £572
  • 4th: £286
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 4.80s
  • Off Time: 12:46:51
  • 16 Ran
1
5/4
  • Form: 13-1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-5
  • Trainer: N G Richards
  • Jockey: B P Harding

tracked leaders, not fluent 5th, ridden after 3 out, one pace before next

2
25/1
  • Form: 2-16F
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-5
  • Trainer: T Symonds
  • Jockey: J M Davies

mid-division, outpaced 3 out, well beaten next

3
100/1
  • Form: 055-600
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Trainer: Mrs S Leech
  • Jockey: Killian Moore

always towards rear, pulled up after 3 out

4
25/1
  • Form: 58-5
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Trainer: C J Mann
  • Jockey: T Dowling

tracked leaders, led briefly after 3 out, led again 2 out, edged left before last, clear towards finish, stayed on

5
3/1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Trainer: J P Ferguson
  • Jockey: Aidan Coleman

tracked leaders, not fluent 5th, lost place before 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up before 2 out

6
80/1
  • Form: 4-78
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Trainer: N A Twiston-Davies
  • Jockey: J J Slevin

mid-division, reminder 3rd, well beaten 3 out, jumped left 2 out

7
  • Form: 6
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Trainer: H D Daly
  • Jockey: James Best

mid-division, lost place 3rd, no impression after, well beaten 3 out

8
  • Form: PB1-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Trainer: Ian Williams
  • Jockey: Rob McCarth

towards rear, struggling 7th

9
  • Form: 2/12-030
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Trainer: N J Pomfret
  • Jockey: T E Whelan

led, not fluent 3rd, mistake and headed 3 out, soon weakened

10
  • Form: UU/F2-47
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Trainer: Mrs S J Humphrey
  • Jockey: Jack Quinlan

tracked leader, led 3 out, soon headed and weakened

11
  • Form: 2-570
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Trainer: C E Longsdon
  • Jockey: G B Watters

held up towards rear, ridden 6th, well beaten next

12
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Trainer: K C Bailey
  • Jockey: R Mahon

mid-division, headway after 5th, outpaced before 3 out, stayed on from next, went 3rd last

13
  • Form: 5-1
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Trainer: Jonjo O'Neill
  • Jockey: R Johnson

held up, closed on inside 7th, 4th and one pace after 3 out, 3rd 2 out until last, no extra

14
100/1
  • Form: F70
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Trainer: R T Phillips
  • Jockey: Daniel Hiskett

always towards rear

15
10/1
  • Form: 4-10
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-5
  • Trainer: D Skelton
  • Jockey: R T Dunne

mid-division, took keen hold, headway after 5th, led after 3 out, headed 2 out, every chance when mistake last, edged left and stayed on same pace flat

16
50/1
  • Form: 4
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-5
  • Trainer: John Berry
  • Jockey: David England

not fluent in rear, behind 6th, pulled up after 3 out

In depth

Verdict

Imada is penalised for making a winning start over timber with a victory at Ayr in October and may find GROUNDBREAKING a tough nut to crack in this. The hurdling newcomer won a decent handicap at Newmarket on the Flat earlier this year. The Tailgater won a bumper at Catterick recently and is another hurdling debutant to consider along with Fontwell bumper winner Late Night Lily. Hopefordebest won a point-to-point back in April but makes his debut under Rules.

Formwatch

Imada (IRE) 8-13fav (10-12) Held up mid-division, headway to go 2nd before 3 out, challenged 2 out, led before last, kept on well, ridden out, won at Ayr 2m (4) gd in Oct beating Double W's (10-12) by 1 3/4l, 8 ran.

Political Quiz 33-1 (11-5) Held up, fell 2nd, at Newbury 2m 3f (4) sft in Dec.

Culworth Boy (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Slowly away, always behind, tailed off, 13th of 14, dist behind Banyu (11-0) at Ludlow 2m mdn (4) gs in Nov.

Expedite (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, some headway before 2 out, edged right and weakening when not fluent 2 out, 5th of 8, 17l behind Knockgraffon (10-12) at Leicester 2m 4f (4) gs in Nov.

Groundbreaking 25-1 (8-11) Reluctant to go to post, slowly away and pushed along in rear, never threatened, 12th of 13, 5 1/4l behind Mahsoob (9-3) at Ascot 1m 2f hcp lst (1) gf in Jun.

Guiting Power 66-1 (10-12) Towards rear, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, 8th of 14, dist behind Tapaculo (11-5) at Chepstow 2m 3f (4) hvy in Dec.

Head To The Stars 9-2 (11-0) Tracked leader, disputed lead halfway, led narrowly over 6f out, headed 3f out, soon hung left and lost place, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 10, 25 1/2l behind Positively Dylan (11-0) at Chepstow 2m (6) hvy in Dec.

Hopefordebest (IRE) 6-1 (11-11) Mid-div, close 2nd 1/2way, prog to ld from 9th, 5l adv bef 2out, red 2l adv last, ko best flat, won at Kilmallock 3m mdn gs in Apr beating Sean Ban (12-2) by 4l, 11 ran.

Lords Park Star (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Left in lead 1st, headed 2nd, weakened before 3 out, 14th of 17, dist behind Unbuckled (10-7) at Doncaster 2m 1f mdn (5) gs in Dec.

Mahlers Spirit (IRE) 66-1 (11-2) Took keen hold, tracking leaders, weakened over 3f out, 7th of 10, dist behind Vinciaettis (11-9) at Plumpton 2m 2f (6) sft in Nov.

Song Of The Night (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, driven and lost place before 3 out, soon weakened, 11th of 13, dist behind Flashjack (10-12) at Leicester 2m (4) hvy in Dec.

Sonneofpresenting (IRE) Presenting gelding out of Sonne Cinq.

The Tailgater (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) Held up in mid-division, headway over 5f out, went 2nd 3f out, led over 1f out, driven inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Catterick 2m (6) gs in Dec beating Mo Chailin (10-11) by 1l, 7 ran.

Top Set (IRE) 150-1 (11-0) Held up mid-division, ridden before last, soon weakened, 10th of 17, 35 1/4l behind Winter Escape (11-0) at Doncaster 2m 1f mdn (5) gs in Dec.

Late Night Lily 14-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway 5f out, weakened over 2f out, 14th of 16, dist behind Copper Kay (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m lst (1) gs in Nov.

Zarosa (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, not fluent 2 out, plugged on same pace, 4th of 9, 17 1/2l behind Sunshine Corner (11-2) at Lingfield 2m (4) hvy in Dec.