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Marston's Pedigree 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 2m
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £6,000 added
  • Winner: £3,798
  • 2nd: £1,122
  • 3rd: £561
  • 4th: £281
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 10.32s
  • Off Time: 12:36:33
  • 7 Ran
Silk - Red, white chevrons, black sleeves, white stars, royal blue cap


16 D
  • Form 0-1665
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12

chased leaders, mistake 4th, weakened 5th, soon struggling in last pair, plugged on into modest 4th close home

Silk - BLACK, YELLOW diamond, halved sleeves, YELLOW cap
  • Form 2P
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-12

last pair, dropped to rear and struggling 5th, tailed off and pulled up before next

Silk - Royal blue and cerise stripes, hooped sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 6667-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-12

in touch, lost place 3rd, headway 5th, 2nd approaching 3 out, kept on same pace next, no chance with easy winner

Silk - Red, Emerald Green disc, Emerald Green sleeves, Red stars
  • Form 1/13P-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-12

raced keenly, made all, clear before 3rd until approaching 4th, clear again approaching next, hit 3 out, soon well in command, hit last, unchallenged

Silk - Black, large white spots and sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 9-5
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12

raced keenly, chased winner until well before 3 out, kept on same pace in 3rd

Silk - Red, white star, red sleeves, white spots, white cap, red star
  • Form 352-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12

held up in rear, pecked 1st, headway into 5th at 3rd, 2nd well before 3 out until approaching 3 out, hung left and weakened before next, lost modest 4th close home

Silk - Yellow, purple hoops and sleeves, hooped cap
  • Form P/P22-00
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12

chased leaders, weakened before 3 out, tailed off

In depth


Detank showed enough in Ireland to be of interest on his first start for Robert Stephens who is making a decent impression in the training ranks, whilst Surging Seas has shown enough ability in three bumper starts to suggest he's capable of picking up a small novice hurdle since joining Ali Stronge. He is proven on any ground too. However, GUNNER FIFTEEN represents a yard going well at present and if Fergal O'Brien has him back in the form that saw him land a bumper here last year, then he'd be the one to beat.


Carnaross 50-1 (10-12) Led, clear 4th until 2 out, ridden and headed before last, soon weakened, 5th of 13, 17l behind Vinnie Red (10-12) at Stratford 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (3) gd in Oct.

Copperfacejack (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Tracked leader, led 2nd, headed 6th, weakened after 4 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Sykes (11-0) at Worcester 2m 7f mdn hdl (5) gd in Oct, 7 ran.

Detank (IRE) 12-1 (11-8) Towards rear, not fluent 5th and pushed along, soon no extra and weakened, completely tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Master Oscar (11-12) at Limerick 2m cond mdn hdle hvy in Mar.

Gunner Fifteen (IRE) 9-4 (11-5) Held up in rear, took keen hold, not fluent 2nd, no impression approaching 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Steel City (11-5) at Huntingdon 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan, 6 ran.

Micky Fingers 25-1 (10-7) Held up in touch, lost place and ridden 4 out, soon weakened, 5th of 8, well behind Alderbrook Lad (10-7) at Wetherby 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in May.

Surging Seas (IRE) 3-1 (11-4) Led, headed over 5f out, ridden to lead again 2f out, soon headed, kept on one pace, 2nd of 6, 7l behind Tom Lamb (10-4) at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) hvy in Feb.

Truckers Highway (IRE) 100-1 (10-11) Held up mid-division, weakened after 5 out, 14th of 16, well behind Warrantor (11-0) at Chepstow 2m NH mdn hdl (4) sft.