Today's racecards

Huntingdon

  • 15:10 Freebets.co.uk Chatteris Fen Juvenile Novices' Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 59.40s
  • Off time: 15:12:45
15:10 Huntingdon Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sang Bleu (FR) 4/7
2nd Stars Du Granits (FR) 6/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 362169 Royal Blue, Light Blue diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Nicky Nutjob (GER) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-6 J Pearce W Hutchinson 110 50/151.00
3 112 Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Sang Bleu (FR) 45
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 11-6 P F Nicholls R Walsh 4/71.57
4 White and Dark Blue stripes, White sleeves, Dark Blue armlets, White cap Bomber Brown (IRE) 28
Nag me
4 10-12 P W Chapple-Hyam Alex Merriam 33/134.00
5 Royal Blue, Yellow Cross of Lorraine, diabolo on sleeves Classically (IRE) 112
Nag me
4 10-12 H Morrison T Scudamore 20/121.00
6 31 Red, White spots, White and Red halved sleeves, White cap Stars Du Granits (FR) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-12 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 6/42.50
Non runners
111Bothy411-6B EllisonK Mercer120

Verdict

Bothy was useful on the flat when trained by Ralph Beckett and has looked a decent recruit to the novice hurdling ranks with wins at Bangor and Taunton in his two starts so far but the son of Pivotal faces no easy task against SANG BLEU, who is hard to oppose and looks the one to beat with the main rival rated as Stars Du Granits. The French import made a pleasing debut for Venetia Williams when readily accounting for his rivals at Plumpton last month and he has to be respected with more improvement likely to come from him. Bomber Brown is a rare runner over hurdles for Peter Chapple-Hyam and he has to be considered on his debut over timber having run well off marks in the mid 70's on the level. Hugh Morrison's Classically is another racing over hurdles for the first time and he was similarly rated to Bomber Brown on the flat so it will be interesting to see how the pair perform first time out over timber today. Jeff Pearce's Nicky Nutjob was nothing out of the ordinary on the level but has already shown better form over hurdles and should again be thereabouts but he may struggle under his penalty with a better bet looking to be Sang Bleu. The four-year-old showed a decent level of form from limited starts in France, winning a bumper and a race over hurdles, before making a promising first start over timber for Paul Nicholls when chasing home Me Voici in Chepstow's Finale Juvenile Hurdle in December and reproduction of the form shown that day will make him hard to beat.