Warwick

  • 14:10 Doombar Festival/European Breeders Fund 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 2m 3f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 47.70s
  • Off time: 14:10:15
14:10 Warwick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Broadway Buffalo (IRE) 1/2
2nd I Shot The Sheriff (IRE) 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 111 White, dark blue star, checked sleeves, quartered cap Broadway Buffalo (IRE) 14
Nag me
5 11-8 D Pipe T Scudamore 1/21.50
2 11 Royal Blue, White sleeves, Red cap Heronshaw (IRE) 23
Nag me
6 11-8 H D Daly A Tinkler 4/15.00
3 10-1P BLACK and WHITE check, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap I Shot The Sheriff (IRE) 96
Nag me
6 11-8 t1 D Pipe C O'Farrell 11/26.50
4 9-88 Light Blue, Brown braces, Brown sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Yellow cap Brave Buck 83
Nag me
5 11-2 H D Daly Jake Greenall (3) 100/1101.00
5 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Mr Steel (IRE)
Nag me
6 11-2 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 25/126.00
7 520-6P7 Dark green and white diamonds, white cap Lady Sinatra 36
Nag me
5 10-9 O Sherwood S P Jones 50/151.00
Non runners
648Westerly Breeze (IRE)511-2R DickinNon Runner

Verdict

It will take a good performance to lower the colours of BROADWAY BUFFALO, who was hugely impressive when making a winning start to his hurdles career at Ayr. He should have too much for Heronshaw, who is also unbeaten under Rules but only won by a head at Ludlow - the second has been beaten since. I Shot The Sheriff won at Wetherby in October but was pulled up in a Grade 2 at Cheltenham the following month and hasn't been seen since. He's the stable's second string on jockey bookings. Venetia Williams' Mr Steel makes his racecourse debut and faces a stiff task.