Huntingdon

  • 14:40 Weatherbys And Northampton Town Football Club Novices' Limited Handicap Chase2m 110y

  • Winner £7,798 2nd £2,290 3rd £1,145 4th £572
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 24.70s
  • Off time: 14:41:01
14:40 Huntingdon Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tempest River (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 154118 White, Emerald Green hoops, White sleeves, Emerald Green stars, Black cap Alwaystheoptimist 17
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-5 P W Middleton Kielan Woods (3) 125 9/110.00
2 33P83-9 Pink, maroon hoops, dark blue sleeves, pink and maroon quartered cap Tempest River (IRE) 179
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-5 B I Case Wayne Hutchinson 125 9/25.50
3 10/5541- Purple, Emerald Green Cross of Lorraine Royal Guardsman (IRE) 203
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-4 A Stronge Sam Twiston-Davies 124 Evs2.00
4 2F7-232 Dark Blue, White braces, sleeves and cap Able Deputy 23
Nag me
6 11-2 t K C Bailey Nick Scholfield 122 2/13.00

Verdict

Alwaystheoptimist is back over fences having been collared by the handicapper over hurdles. He may be vulnerable here but Tempest River is potentially well treated if reproducing the best of his hurdles form on his first venture over the larger obstacles. Royal Guardsman won a maiden hurdle by 15 lengths at Newton Abbot in the spring and Ali Brewer could have a potentially useful novice on her hands but ABLE DEPUTY's experience can give him the upper hand today. He ran his best race so far at Kempton last month and a first victory over the larger obstacles beckons here.