Today's racecards

Huntingdon

  • 20:50 Smiths Metal Centres Maiden Hurdle2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £1,949 2nd £572 3rd £286 4th £143
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 59.80s
  • Off time: 20:51:01
20:50 Huntingdon Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Discay 7/2
2nd Blazing Glen (IRE) 50/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 22525P- Black, beige chevron and armlets A Tail Of Intrigue (IRE) 81
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 11-0 Ian Williams W Kennedy 124 4/15.00
2 7/3536-6 Emerald Green, large Red spots, sleeves and spots on cap Blazing Glen (IRE) 13
Nag me
6 11-0 A E Jessop T J O'Brien 50/151.00
4 658/P Emerald green and red diabolo, striped sleeves, red cap Danger In The Park 10
Nag me
5 11-0 p1 A Hollinshead Josh Wall (7) 150/1151.00
5 Light blue, white epaulets, halved sleeves, red cap Discay 214
Nag me
5 11-0 Dr R D P Newland S Twiston-Davies 7/24.50
9 214664- White, maroon hoops, maroon and white striped sleeves, maroon cap River Clare (IRE) 66
Nag me
6 11-0 J G M O'Shea R Johnson 7/18.00
11 2 Black, black and maroon striped cap Shrewd 9
Nag me
4 10-9 J P Ferguson A P McCoy Evs2.00
12 BLACK, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap Twinkle Littlestar
Nag me
8 10-7 N A Twiston-Davies Ryan Hatch (5) 25/126.00
Non runners
34462-Closest Friend511-0J R JenkinsBrendan Powell
63-3Laser Blazer611-0A KingAidan Coleman115
78244-2UMercers Court (IRE)611-0N B KingTrevor Whelan117
81/26770-Paddocks Lounge (IRE)711-0Jim BestMatthew Batchelor
10P0PP8-0Rose Of Marron (IRE)711-0John R UpsonD Crosse90

Verdict

Shrewd is sure to be extremely popular with Tony McCoy teaming up with John Ferguson and the ex-Michael Bell charge should be all the better for his Market Rasen debut and houses obvious claims. Mercers Court ducked out of the contest at Fontwell on Sunday on the run-in with the race at his mercy so is natural shortlist material, whilst Discay, formerly with Mark Johnston on the Flat, is a fascinating newcomer to the Dr Newland yard. However, the choice falls upon LASER BLAZER. The King charge has shaped pleasingly on both starts in decent novice company and the three-time Flat winner and likely improver looks ready to add a hurdling success to his CV with that vital experience under his belt.