Huntingdon

  • 15:20 32Red Casino Novices' Hurdle2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 56.60s
  • Off time: 15:22:11
15:20 Huntingdon Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Oscar Fortune (IRE) 4/1
2nd Beachfire 7/2
3rd Present View 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 31 Black, black and maroon striped cap Beachfire 50
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-5 J P Ferguson D F O'Regan 128 7/24.50
2 30-215 Black, light blue and black halved sleeves, light blue cap Great Link 20
Nag me
4 11-5 bt A W Carroll Josh Hamer (5) 50/151.00
3 347-4 Black, orange cap Beaujolais (IRE) 136
Nag me
5 10-12 J P Ferguson Jack Quinlan (3) 33/134.00
4 47/P LIGHT BLUE, ROYAL BLUE star on body and cap, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE stars Cape Schanck 124
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9 10-12 A B Coogan D Crosse 200/1201.00
5 81P- Maroon, Emerald Green and Maroon striped sleeves Gallic Warrior (FR) 185
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6 10-12 F M O'Brien P J Brennan 28/129.00
6 10-0 Black and red stripes, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Jazz Man (IRE) 159
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6 10-12 M G Rimell Nick Scholfield 100/1101.00
7 4/P-P7 Maroon, Dark Green chevrons, armlets and star on cap Kicking Time (IRE) 59
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7 10-12 h Mrs S J Humphrey C O'Farrell 200/1201.00
8 2U3/123- Purple, light green seams, quartered cap No No Charlie (IRE) 271
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 10-12 C E Longsdon N Fehily 5/23.50
9 3141- WHITE, large BLACK spots and sleeves, RED cap Oscar Fortune (IRE) 186
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5 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 4/15.00
10 61P/581- Dark green and emerald green diabolo, quartered cap Patsys Castle (IRE) 219
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6 10-12 K C Bailey J M Maguire 33/134.00
11 F1/422- Light Blue, Green sleeves, quartered cap Present View 315
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 10-12 Jamie Snowden Brendan Powell 122 2/13.00
12 40 Emerald green and yellow stripes, yellow and emerald green chevrons on sleeves Money Money Money 18
Nag me
7 10-5 h Jim Best Matthew Batchelor 100/1101.00

Verdict

BEACHFIRE, a Listed winner on the Flat for John Gosden, got off the mark over hurdles at the second time of asking over 2m here in August when beating better-fancied stablemate New Year's Eve. The runner-up has won since and John Ferguson's charge sets a decent standard in this with the extra yardage not expected to pose a problem. Great Link has his first run for a new yard since arriving from France and is probably best watched but No No Charlie, representing a yard in cracking form, is worth a second look having chased home subsequent Grade 1 winner Taquin Du Seuil on his only start over timber so far. The latter's trainer, Jonjo O Neill, has point-to-point and bumper winner Oscar Fortune in the line-up here while Present View will surely pick up a race or two in the coming months on what he showed last year.