Today's racecards

Huntingdon

  • 15:30 Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle 2m 4f 110y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 15.60s
  • Off time: 15:30:29
15:30 Huntingdon Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Easter Day 4/9
2nd Nataani (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3-2112 ROYAL BLUE and ORANGE check, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE cap, ORANGE star Easter Day 54
Nag me
5 11-11 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 140 4/91.44
2 245-214 Light blue, red cross belts, light blue sleeves, red stars Dunlough Bay (IRE) 76
Nag me
7 11-3 P R Webber D Elsworth 122 8/19.00
3 23114 Dark Green, White chevrons, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green cap, White star Kilmurvy (IRE) 11
Nag me
5 11-3 p1 J Scott Nick Scholfield 122 4/15.00
4 211156 Light green, purple star and star on cap Nataani (IRE) 68
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-3 pt Miss J S Davis Timmy Murphy 129 16/117.00
5 4U35/ Orange, Maroon sash Sir Pitt 706
Nag me
6 11-3 A Hobbs Donal Fahy 135 33/134.00

Verdict

This used to be a decent Cheltenham trial but its importance has diminished in recent years. Easter Day is probably the form pick on his second to Taquin De Seuil in the Challow Hurdle at Newbury in December. But he won't find it easy giving 8lb to KILMURVY, who has a decent record himself. He got bogged down under a big weight in the mud at Exeter last time but this easier track should suit as he'd won twice at Taunton previously. Nataani is better known as a chaser and would probably prefer a stiffer test while Dunlough Bay looks held by Easter Day on a line through Taquin De Seuil. Sir Pitt was fifth in the 2011 Triumph Hurdle but that was his last run before injury and he'll surely need this.