Today's racecards

Huntingdon

  • 15:40 StanJames.com Sidney Banks Memorial Novices' Hurdle 2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £11,888 2nd £4,452 3rd £2,224 4th £1,110
  • Going: Soft (Good to Soft in places, Heavy in places stable bend)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 17.80s
  • Off time: 15:40:26
15:40 Huntingdon Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mosspark (IRE) 9/2
2nd Spirit Of Shankly 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2-12144 Royal Blue, Dark Green sleeves and cap Spirit Of Shankly 20
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-7 t C E Longsdon N Fehily 136 7/24.50
2 1-12 Red, Emerald Green disc, Emerald Green sleeves, Red stars Carraig Mor (IRE) 89
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-3 A King R Thornton 4/61.67
3 57-3124 Royal Blue, Pink hoop, Dark Blue cap Chase The Spud 27
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-3 F M O'Brien P J Brennan 120 33/134.00
4 2-11 Black, Black and Pink check cap Mosspark (IRE) 55
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-3 Miss E C Lavelle Aidan Coleman 135 9/25.50
5 31231 Royal Blue, Emerald Green disc, quartered cap Chasse En Mer (FR) 43
Nag me
4 10-4 Mrs Caroline Bailey R Johnson 121 25/126.00

Verdict

CARRAIG MOR was let down by his jumping when forfeiting an unbeaten record at Ascot. But it's much too soon to write off Alan King's six-year-old and he can get back to winning ways here as Mosspark is taking on much stronger opposition than when winning at Exeter and Leicester at the end of last year. Spirit Of Shankly has won twice over timber and finished fourth in last month Lanzarote Hurdle so can't be ignored. A disappointing run in a jumpers' bumper at Kempton last time could have been down to the Polytrack surface. Chasse En Mer, who gets all the allowances, and Chase The Spud are both promising novices but may be biting off more than they can chew on this occasion.