Warwick

  • 14:45 Neptune Investment Management Leamington Novices' Hurdle 2m 5f

  • Winner £14,252 2nd £5,348 3rd £2,678 4th £1,335
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 19.70s
  • Off time: 14:45:20
14:45 Warwick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Court In Motion (IRE) 6/4
2nd Neptune Equester 25/1
3rd Safran De Cotte (FR) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3F2-12 Black, Black and Pink check cap Court In Motion (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-7 Miss E C Lavelle Aidan Coleman 135 6/42.50
2 F-111 White, black cap Mossley (IRE) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-7 N J Henderson A Tinkler 145 9/43.25
3 F/1-3611 Yellow, Red spots Jetnova (IRE) 33
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-4 A King Wayne Hutchinson 128 7/18.00
4 61 Yellow, Dark Blue sash Lamb's Cross 113
Nag me
5 11-4 N A Twiston-Davies David England 50/151.00
5 212 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Moon Indigo 32
Nag me
5 11-4 J Howard Johnson B Hughes 130 11/112.00
6 11-10 Light Blue and White diabolo, White sleeves, Light Blue cap, White diamonds Safran De Cotte (FR) 14
Nag me
5 11-4 H D Daly L P Aspell 16/117.00
7 2F2-1 EMERALD GREEN and RED diabolo, WHITE sleeves, EMERALD GREEN diamonds, WHITE cap, RED diamond Maxdelas (FR) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-0 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 125 8/19.00
8 2111F4 Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap Neptune Equester 32
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-0 B Ellison D F O'Regan 106 25/126.00

Verdict

Court In Motion, runner-up to Backspin in the Grade 1 Challow Hurdle at Newbury last month, has the best form on offer here and has also shown he can handle the going. Emma Lavelle's charge is preferred to fellow top weight Mossley, even though the latter is defending an unbeaten record under Rules after outstaying his rivals in the Grade 2 Albert Bartlett over 3m at Cheltenham. Jetnova won a decent contest at Plumpton last month and is improving but Moon Indigo couldn't build on his Wetherby success at Catterick next time, though still finished ahead of Neptune Equester. Nigel Twiston-Davies saddles two but MAXDELAS is easily the pick on his form on heavy ground in France. A very easy winner on his UK debut at Uttoxeter, the five-year-old gets weight from all-but-one of his rivals here and could be hard to beat.