12:45 Leicester

Ladbrokes.com Novices' Hurdle (Class 3)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f 110y
  • Going: Good to Firm (Firm places Chase Course;Hurdles;Soft,Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £10,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 13.80s
  • Off Time: 12:45:53
  • 10 Ran
Silk -

    Silk - Red, brown hoop and armlets, brown and red striped cap
    • Form 5/900-03
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-0
    • Official Rating 104

    held up, headway approaching 3 out, chased winner before 2 out, every chance as winner not fluent last, stayed on but held towards finish

    Silk - Dark Blue, Yellow stripe, Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue armlets and star on Yellow cap
    • Form 146-72
    • Age 4
    • Weight 11-0

    held up, headway approaching 2 out, chased leaders before last and every chance as winner not fluent, stayed on but held towards finish

    Silk - Purple and light blue (quartered), checked sleeves, purple cap
    • Age 4
    • Weight 11-0

    mistakes, pulled hard, held up on outside, headway 3rd, mistake 6th, behind from 4 out, tailed off

    Silk - Black, White hoop, Black sleeves, White stars
    • Form 1102/
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-0

    held up and always in rear, tailed off

    Silk - EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap


    • Form 21-
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-0

    tracked leaders, led soon after 3 out, over 1 length clear when not fluent last and soon joined, driven and stayed on well to assert towards finish

    Silk - Pink, Light Blue epaulets and armlets
    • Form 5750-27
    • Age 7
    • Weight 11-0
    • Official Rating 113

    held up, struggling when mistake 4 out, tailed off

    Silk - Maroon, light blue epaulets, light blue sleeves, maroon stars, quartered cap
    • Form 32PP0-5
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-0
    • Official Rating 112

    chased leader, reminders after 5th, lost 2nd after 4 out, weakened before next

    Silk - GREEN, YELLOW sleeves, WHITE cap
    • Form 652-
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-0

    chased leaders, effort approaching 2 out, weakened before last

    Silk - Black, Red hoops, Yellow sleeves, Red armlets, Red and Yellow hooped cap
    • Form 00-90
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-0

    led, hit 5th, headed soon after 3 out, weakened rapidly, mistakes last 2

    Silk - Maroon, White cross belts, striped sleeves and cap


    80 BF
    • Form 120/
    • Age 5
    • Weight 10-7

    chasing leaders until mistake and lost place 4th, mistake 4th, headway to chase leaders approaching 3 out where mistake and weakened before next

    Previous results

    In depth


    PEVERIL can make a winning debut over hurdles with The Falklander rated next best ahead of the interesting Minella For Food. The selection is yet another interesting recruit for the in-form Nicky Henderson yard and looks the part on paper having won a National Hunt Flat race when last seen in May. That success on ground quicker than ideal augured well for the future of this son of Presenting and with fitness not much of a concern we expect the five-year-old to win this relatively weak contest. The Falklander was well held behind the potentially smart Bellvano on the last of his two bumper starts before making a promising debut over timber when second over further than this at Stratford. Whilst the form looks nothing special the winner had actually shown up well enough in a Grade One prior to that contest and so Henry Daly's inmate looks to have a future over obstacles, although the feeling is that in Peveril he meets an above average newcomer. Minella For Food was last seen taking second behind none other than RSA Chase winner Cooldine in a Thurles novice hurdle but with an absence of almost two years since the horse has evidently had his problems. If handler Evan Williams can get the horse back to anything like that level he'd surely take some beating here but one would expect the horse to need this outing and he's best watched with an eye to the future. Of those with official ratings there shouldn't be much to choose between Quidonc and Pugilist with narrow preference for the former who looks the more progressive but both may be playing for a minor role here as Peveril should take some stopping.


    Azulada Bay (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 5th, outpaced after 7th, rallied last, stayed on well flat, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind The Jigsaw Man (11-5) at Hereford 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd.

    Daring Origyn (FR) 20-1 (10-11) Held up mid-division, headway approaching 6th, ran on flat, 2nd towards finish, never near to challenge winner, 2nd of 14, 8l behind Wester Ross (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m mdn hdl (4) gd in Oct.

    Hurricane Electric (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Never a factor, 15th of 16, 13l behind The Last Stand (8-9) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f hcp hdl 47-65 gf in Jun.

    Minella For Food (IRE) 25-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, went moderate 3rd and no impression from 3 out, left 2nd from next, 2nd of 16, 22l behind Cooldine (11-10) at Thurles 2m 6f nov hdl hvy in Jan '08.

    Peveril 11-10fav (11-2) Held up in touch, driven over 3f out, challenged over 2f out, edged left and hard ridden to lead inside final furlong, won at Haydock 2m NH flat (5) gf in Apr beating Cool Mission (11-2) by 1/2l, 16 ran.

    Pugilist 10-1 (11-10) Led, mistake 5th, headed approaching 2 out where hampered, weakened between last 2, mistake last, 7th of 14, 16l behind Akram (11-6) at Kempton 2m cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) gd.

    Quidonc (FR) 11-2 (10-12) Tracked leader to 2nd, stayed handy until weakened approaching 2 out, 5th of 8, 24l behind Holoko Heights (10-12) at Southwell 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf.

    The Falklander 16-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway approaching 9th, chased winner 2 out, slightly checked towards finish, 2nd of 11, 2l behind Midnight Sail (11-6) at Stratford 2m 6f nov hdl (3) gd in Apr.

    Walls Way 200-1 (10-11) Always in rear, ridden and weakened 4 out, last of 10, 38l behind Inventor (10-9) at Ascot 2m hdl (3) gd.

    Yonder 4-1fav (10-12) Mid-division, pushed along over 5f out, headway 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 20, 14l behind Carole's Legacy (10-12) at Aintree 2m 1f N H flat lst (1) gd in Apr '08.