Today's racecards

Leicester

  • 15:40 Burton Overy Novices' Hurdle2m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 56.20s
  • Off time: 15:40:44
15:40 Leicester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dubai Prince (IRE) 8/11
2nd Algernon Pazham (IRE) 6/1
3rd Ballygrooby Bertie (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 30-2158 Black, light blue and black halved sleeves, light blue cap Great Link 34
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-5 t A W Carroll Josh Hamer (5) 115 33/134.00
2 3-3 Red, Black diamond, Red sleeves, Yellow diamonds, Black cap, Red diamonds Algernon Pazham (IRE) 183
Nag me
4 10-12 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 6/17.00
3 36-745 Light blue, dark blue epaulets, light blue sleeves, dark blue stars, light blue cap, dark blue star Ballygrooby Bertie (IRE) 14
Nag me
5 10-12 t F M O'Brien P J Brennan 4/15.00
4 9 Light Blue, Orange chevron, Orange cap, Light Blue star Brasingaman Espee 23
Nag me
4 10-12 G M Moore F Keniry 100/1101.00
5 1/P- White, Mauve stars Catching On (IRE) 345
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 13/27.50
6 Black, black and maroon striped cap Dubai Prince (IRE) 451
Nag me
5 10-12 J P Ferguson D F O'Regan 8/111.73
7 LIGHT BLUE, ROYAL BLUE star on body and cap, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE stars Grandad Mac 459
Nag me
5 10-12 A B Coogan J M Davies 50/151.00
8 00 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Join The Clan (IRE) 14
Nag me
4 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill Maurice Linehan (5) 50/151.00
9 Royal blue and white stripes, white sleeves, royal blue spots, striped cap The Yank 74
Nag me
4 10-12 A W Carroll Lee Edwards 66/167.00
10 500- Red, White triple diamond, Dark Blue sleeves, Red cap, White diamond Whileaway (USA) 218
Nag me
4 10-12 t Andrew Turnell James Banks (5) 100/1101.00
11 89-0 Black and white (quartered), red sleeves, black armlets, red cap Elixir Du Lac 163
Nag me
6 10-5 Miss J S Davis S P Jones 100/1101.00
12 86U9/ Red, Light Blue chevrons, Red sleeves, Light Blue stars and stars on cap Midnight Return (IRE) 628
Nag me
7 10-5 R Ford Harry Challoner (5) 200/1201.00

Verdict

John Ferguson has acquired some smart performers from the Flat in his time but few will have had the credentials of DUBAI PRINCE, who has been found a nice opportunity to make a winning start over hurdles. A Group 3 winner for Dermot Weld, he joined Godolphin and landed York's Group 3 Strensall Stakes on his final start last August and his new trainer has an excellent record with similar types. Catching On, a winning point-to-pointer, started odds-on for his hurdling debut at Wetherby last December but pulled up on the soft ground. He's expected to do much better while Ballygrooby Bertie has shown a bit of promise on his last two starts and Algernon Pazham has run well in two fast ground bumpers.