14:10 Warwick

EBF Stallions 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle (Qualifier) (Class 4)

  • 15 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 3f
  • 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: 4m 56.10s
  • Off Time: 14:11:18
  • 15 Ran
Silk - Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves
  • Form 4F1
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-8
  • Trainer B Pauling
  • Jockey Nico de Boinville

chased leaders, went 2nd before 3 out until approaching 2 out, 3rd and beaten last, one pace

Silk - Light blue, royal blue star
  • Form 2/061
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-8
  • Trainer A M Hales
  • Jockey Kielan Woods

held up in rear, jumped right and pecked 2nd, headway before 6th, 5th 3 out, well beaten before next

Silk - BLACK, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap
  • Form 826
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2
  • Trainer N A Twiston-Davies
  • Jockey Jamie Bargary

with leader, led after 6th, ridden 2 out, headed before last, no impression on winner flat, kept on

Silk - Light blue, brown hoop, orange and brown hooped sleeves, orange cap
  • Form 07
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-2
  • Trainer Henry Oliver
  • Jockey Jack Sherwood

held up in rear, 9th 3 out, well beaten before next

Silk - Light Green, Dark Blue epaulets, Yellow and Dark Blue hooped sleeves and cap
  • Form 30-275
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2
  • Trainer A King
  • Jockey D F O'Regan

held up towards rear, mistakes, never in contention

Silk - Yellow and maroon check, yellow sleeves and cap
  • Form 46
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-2
  • Trainer Mrs J Mason
  • Jockey David Bass

tracked leaders on outside, took keen hold, lost place before 5th, tailed off approaching 6th, soon pulled up

Silk - Emerald Green, Pink hoops, White sleeves, Pink cap
  • Form 786
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2
  • Trainer Ian Williams
  • Jockey B S Hughes

held up towards rear, 8th when mistake 3 out, well beaten before next

Silk - Yellow, dark blue cross belts, yellow sleeves, pink armlets, dark blue and yellow quartered cap
  • Form 2-5
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2
  • Trainer D Skelton
  • Jockey P J Brennan

tracked leaders, jumped right 2nd, not fluent next, pushed along before 5th, lost place before 3 out, soon weakened

Silk - Royal Blue, White epaulets, checked sleeves
  • Form P/3321-3
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-2
  • Trainer Miss V Williams
  • Jockey Aidan Coleman

led until after 6th, well beaten before 2 out

Silk - Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2
  • Trainer Jonjo O'Neill
  • Jockey R P McLernon

held up in mid-division, 10th 3 out, well beaten before next

Silk - White, red seams, chevrons on sleeves, red and white striped cap
  • Form 54
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-2
  • Trainer Ian Williams
  • Jockey W T Kennedy

held up in mid-division, 7th 3 out, well beaten before next, plugged on to take 4th last, no chance with leaders

Silk - Royal blue, white star, white sleeves, emerald green armlets, royal blue cap, white star
  • Form 273
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2
  • Trainer Jonjo O'Neill
  • Jockey R Johnson

held up in touch in mid-division, lost place when not fluent 4th, behind 6th

Silk - Royal Blue, White sleeves, Red cap
  • Form 3-6351
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 123
  • Trainer H D Daly
  • Jockey Jake Greenall

in touch in mid-division, not fluent 4th, headway 6th, challenged 2 out, led before last, pushed out

Silk - Purple, royal blue armlets
  • Form 2-567
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-9
  • Trainer D Skelton
  • Jockey R T Dunne

held up in touch in mid-division, lost place before 5th, well behind 3 out

Silk - Red, White Cross of Lorraine, chevrons on sleeves, hooped cap


  • Form P-76
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-9
  • Trainer S-J Davies
  • Jockey Charlie Hammond

held up towards rear, took keen hold, almost went wrong side of marker before 5th, hanging badly left and soon lost touch, pulled up after

In depth


Newcomer Perfect Swing should be monitored for any market support. Red Infantry is interesting now going hurdling while Minella Experience is likely to step up on his fifth at Huntingdon. Paddy's Field and Scooter Boy are both recent winners and Will O'the West dotted up in a conditionals' maiden hurdle at Uttoxeter last month, for which he has no penalty. BALLYPOINT unsurprisingly came up short thrown in at the deep end at Haydock last time but had shown plenty of promise when second on his introduction at Towcester and will be more at home in this grade.


Paddy's Field (IRE) 3-1 (11-5) Held up mid-division, headway 4 out, ridden after last, kept on to lead towards finish, held on well, won at Market Rasen 2m 3f (4) sft in Jan beating Frightened Rabbit (10-7) by 3 1/4l, 14 ran.

Scooter Boy 20-1 (11-5) Held up in rear, not fluent 4th, bumped when mistake 5th, headway approaching 3 out, soon ridden, 4th and one pace 2 out, left 2nd last, led flat, driven out, won at Huntingdon 2m mdn (4) sft in Jan beating The Unit (11-5) by nk, 11 ran.

Ballypoint (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Held up in touch, weakened before 3 out, last of 6, 33l behind Its'afreebee (11-8) at Haydock 2m (1) hvy in Jan.

Distant Rain (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Mid-division, 5th with a circuit to race, ridden in 7th before 3 out and soon no impression, completely tailed off, 7th of 8, dist behind Westerner Lady (11-5) at Downpatrick 2m 7f mdn gd in Aug.

Give Him A Glance 14-1 (11-4) Always behind, 5th of 18, 27l behind Cyrius Moriviere (11-10) at Doncaster 2m 1f (4) gs in Jan.

Hooghly River (IRE) 40-1 (11-0) Led 5f, in touch, pushed along halfway, soon behind, continued tailed off, last of 6, dist behind Templeross (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m (6) hvy in Dec.

Jack Henri (FR) 200-1 (11-5) Towards rear, headway before 3 out, weakened next, 6th of 21, 25l behind Big Chief Benny (11-5) at Doncaster 2m 4f mdn (5) gs in Jan.

Minella Experience (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Disputed lead until 2 out, beaten when not fluent last, no extra, 5th of 9, 12 3/4l behind Buveur D'air (11-11) at Huntingdon 2m (4) gs in Jan.

Oneida Tribe (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, outpaced in 4th 3 out, soon ridden, stayed on to take modest 3rd towards finish, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 10, 26l behind A Hare Breath (11-5) at Kempton 2m 5f (5) sft in Jan.

Perfect Swing (IRE) Milan gelding out of Lakil Princess.

Red Infantry (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, headway 6f out, pushed along over 5f out, outpaced by leading trio final 3f, 4th of 7, 8 3/4l behind Shambougg (10-12) at Warwick 2m (6) sft in Jan.

Walkami (FR) 11-2 (11-0) Mid-division, headway after 3 out, went 3rd before last, no chance with winner, stayed on, 3rd of 14, 7 1/4l behind All Set To Go (11-0) at Southwell 2m mdn (5) sft in Dec.

Will O'The West (IRE) 15-8fav (11-4) Held up in rear, not fluent 2nd, closed when jinked slightly left 3rd, left 2nd 2 out, led before last, drew clear on extended run-in, won at Uttoxeter 2m mdn (4) hvy in Jan beating Danvinnie (11-4) by 13l, 9 ran.

Lovefromabove (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Always in rear, struggling 4 out, never a threat, tailed off, 7th of 9, dist behind Danielle's Journey (11-2) at Ayr 2m mdn (5) hvy in Feb.

Pettal 66-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, pushed along after 2nd, ridden and weakened before 4th, well tailed off, 6th of 9, dist behind Will O'the West (11-4) at Uttoxeter 2m mdn (4) hvy in Jan.