Huntingdon

  • 14:20 Equimark Horseboxes Premier Novices' Chase2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £5,653 2nd £1,660 3rd £830 4th £415
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 20.90s
  • Off time: 14:21:55
14:20 Huntingdon Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Pentiffic (NZ) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 11148-1 Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap Problema Tic (FR) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-7 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 129 1/41.25
2 25-2253 BLACK, LIGHT GREEN sash, check cap Canni Thinkaar (IRE) 11
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
11 11-0 b Miss Z C Davison Gemma Gracey-davison (5) 111 14/115.00
3 56-P0B3 Orange, beige spots and sleeves, orange cap Kauto Relko (FR) 13
Nag me
8 11-0 Mrs R Hobbs Peter Carberry (5) 120 11/26.50
4 115/P4 White, red hoop, white sleeves, red stars, royal blue cap Pentiffic (NZ) 12
Nag me
9 11-0 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 16/117.00

Verdict

PROBLEMA TIC had few problems getting off the mark over fences at the first time of asking at Fontwell. His jumping was exemplary for a novice and he can give Nicky Henderson a quick double on the card. Pentiffic was a prolific winner in New Zealand but hasn't really fired since arriving in the UK, though should be approaching peak fitness now. Canni Thinkaar has gone close on several occasions but can hardly be improving at the age of 11 but Kauto Relko still has some scope and his confidence will have been boosted by a clear round at Warwick, though he'd probably prefer a stiffer test of stamina than he'll get here.