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14:00 Warwick

racinguk.com 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 12 Runners
  • Distance: 2m
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £5,500 added
  • Winner: £3,574
  • 2nd: £1,049
  • 3rd: £525
  • 4th: £262
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 44.70s
  • Off Time: 14:01:28
  • 12 Ran
1
  • Form: 561/44-1
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-5
  • Official Rating: 125
  • Trainer: N P Mulholland
  • Jockey: N D Fehily

chased leaders, 2nd after 3 out, mistake and led next, came clear after last, easily

2
7/1
  • Form: F2/1-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Trainer: D G Bridgwater
  • Jockey: T Scudamore

chased leaders, led after 3 out, mistake and headed 2 out, chased winner, kept on same pace after last

3
66/1
  • Form: 4/1579-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Trainer: C Gordon
  • Jockey: Tom Cannon

pulled hard, headway to lead after 2nd, headed after 3 out, weakened approaching next

4
  • Form: P
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Trainer: Miss L Hurley
  • Jockey: Chris Ward

behind, reminders after 3rd, tailed off and pulled up before next

5
100/1
  • Form: 3/475-79
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Trainer: Mrs S Leech
  • Jockey: A Thornton

mid-division, reminders after 4th, carried head high and struggling 3 out, no chance when blundered last

6
  • Form: 33298/
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Trainer: C E Longsdon
  • Jockey: B S Hughes

took keen hold, soon chased leaders, pushed along after 3 out, kept on same pace from next

7
  • Form: 440-597
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Trainer: Henry Oliver
  • Jockey: J M Davies

led until after 2nd, chased leader until before 4th, chased leaders, pushed along before 3 out, outpaced before next, went left last

8
  • Form: 5-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Trainer: M Scudamore
  • Jockey: R T Dunne

went right start, took keen hold and soon in mid-division, lost place before 4th, plugging on when slightly hampered last

9
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Trainer: D Skelton
  • Jockey: Harry Skelton

held up, fell 1st

10
  • Form: 6
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Trainer: Jonjo O'Neill
  • Jockey: R P McLernon

mid-division, headway chasing leaders 5th, ridden and weakened after next

11

Legendara

153
100/1
  • Form: 0-0
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-5
  • Trainer: C E Longsdon
  • Jockey: James Best

always behind, tailed off

12

What A Diva

172 t BF
12/1
  • Form: 332-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-5
  • Trainer: P Bowen
  • Jockey: S Bowen

slightly hampered 1st, towards rear, moderate headway under pressure run-in

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

PETER THE MAYO MAN has a penalty to overcome but the easy Worcester winner is impossible to oppose if in the same mood as he faces modest opposition here. What A Diva didn't have the pace to win a bumper and may need to step up in trip. Points winner Accord may also find this too short but Royal Mandate is worth a market check. Dan Skelton's four-year-old is seeing a racecourse for the first time but all of his dam's previous offspring have won races and he's a half-brother to Grade 1-winning hurdler Hollow Tree.

Formwatch

Peter The Mayo Man (IRE) 11-10fav (10-12) Tracked leader, led when misake 2 out, ridden clear from last, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Worcester 2m (4) gd in Sep beating Excellent Team (11-5) by 10l, 9 ran.

Accord (IRE) 5-1 (12-1) Tr ldrs, 3rd 1/2way, 1l dwn 4out, went on aftr 3out, 2l adv at bypassed 2out, ko best to line, won at Borris House 3m mdn sft in Dec beating Our Dancing Dandy (12-1) by 3l, 17 ran.

Bol D'air (FR) 16-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, pulled hard, closed 3rd, pushed along and struggling 5th, weakened next, 9th of 12, dist behind Drumlee Sunset (11-0) at Warwick 2m (4) gd in Mar.

Catch Another (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Chased leader until 2nd, struggling from next, well behind 4th, pulled up before 2 out, at Stratford 2m (4) gd in Sep.

Dothraki Raider 100-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, 9th of 12, dist behind Tahira (10-12) at Warwick 2m (4) gd in Sep.

Heated Debate (IRE) 11-2 (11-3) Led, clear until 1st, not fluent 2nd or 3rd, soon headed, not fluent 6th, weakened 4 out, tailed off, last of 8, dist behind Cardinal Walter (11-10) at Doncaster 2m 3f (4) gd in Feb.

Mount Russell (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, some progress into 10th and slightly hampered 4 out, soon ridden and no impression before next, 7th of 18, 22 3/4l behind El Vasco (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn gd in Jun.

Oriental Fixer (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Soon raced in moderate 4th, not fluent 3 out, weakened, 5th of 7, dist behind De Plotting Shed (11-12) at Clonmel 2m 3f mdn hvy in Feb.

Royal Mandate (IRE) Manduro gelding out of Hesperia.

State The Obvious (IRE) 8-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, shaken up before 3 out, weakened before next, tailed off, 6th of 14, dist behind Kiwayu (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn (4) gd in Sep.

Legendara 33-1 (10-5) With leaders, lost place 4f out, weakened over 2f out, tailed off, last of 11, dist behind Stamp Your Feet (10-12) at Fontwell 1m 6f (6) gd in Apr.

What A Diva 1-2fav (10-7) Led, headed narrowly 6f out, led again over 3f out, soon ridden, edged right 2f out, headed over 1f out, no impression on winner, 2nd of 3, 12l behind Alice Pink (10-7) at Ffos Las 2m (6) sft in Apr.