Huntingdon

  • 15:35 Neptune Investment Management Sidney Banks Memorial Novices' Hurdle2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £9,758 2nd £2,865 3rd £1,432 4th £716
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 7.70s
  • Off time: 15:35:41
15:35 Huntingdon Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Aikman (IRE) 16/1
2nd Minella Class (IRE) 8/11

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 4012-11 Grey, White epaulets Minella Class (IRE) 47
Nag me
6 11-11 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 148 8/111.73
2 11-1F21 RED, BLACK triple diamond, sleeves and diamonds on cap Aikman (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-3 J Ewart Harry Haynes 130 16/117.00
3 211 Royal Blue, Red stripe, Red sleeves, Royal Blue armlets, striped cap Captain Kirkton (IRE) 18
Nag me
5 11-3 G L Moore Joshua Moore 133 11/43.75
4 234-411 Orange, Light Blue sash and sleeves, Light Blue and Orange quartered cap Pride In Battle (IRE) 36
Nag me
6 11-3 A King R Thornton 133 11/26.50
5 131 White, Red Cross of Lorraine, White and Red halved sleeves, quartered cap Extremely So 30
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-10 P J McBride Paul Moloney 117 40/141.00

Verdict

The front-running Aikman has a lot more on his plate than when getting off the mark at Musselburgh earlier in the month. Captain Kirkton is an improving sort, however, and deserves this chance in better company having won at Lingfield and Fontwell so far this season. Extremely So has done well for Philip McBride in winning at Folkestone and Leicester, but could be a little out of her depth in this so the two to concentrate on should be Minella Class and PRIDE IN BATTLE. The former is unbeaten over hurdles but the form of his Tolworth Hurdle success has sent out mixed messages and he may not be able to give 8lb to Alan King's gelding, who has shown a nice turn of foot in a couple of wins at Newbury and could be better suited by this relatively easy track.