Warwick

  • 15:20 Help For Heroes Novices' Handicap Hurdle2m 3f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 44.10s
  • Off time: 15:20:29
15:20 Warwick Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Prince Geeno (IRE) 13/2
2nd Power Shared (IRE) 5/2
3rd Hello You 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2/432P-0 Royal Blue, Light Blue sleeves, Royal Blue stars, Light Blue cap Omix D'or (FR) 22
Nag me
7 11-12 H J Evans L Vickers 100 50/151.00
2 373/513 ROYAL BLUE and WHITE diabolo, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, WHITE cap Power Shared (IRE) 22
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 11-11 P G Murphy Wayne Hutchinson 99 5/23.50
3 P02-F7 Black, White seams, hooped sleeves, White cap Rockandahardplace (IRE) 23
Nag me
6 11-10 O Sherwood L P Aspell 98 16/117.00
4 554U3P Red and Black stripes, Red sleeves, White cap Cool Bob (IRE) 18
Nag me
6 11-9 pt M Sheppard T J O'Brien 97 12/113.00
5 10/P74-7 WHITE, ROYAL BLUE sash, WHITE sleeves, RED armlets, RED cap Prince Geeno (IRE) 51
Nag me
6 11-9 bt D Pipe A P McCoy 97 13/27.50
7 5353 Brown, white epaulets, brown sleeves, white stars, brown cap, white star Split The Wind (USA) 22
Nag me
5 11-7 G C Bravery Alex Merriam (5) 95 20/121.00
9 76/3147- DARK BLUE and WHITE check, DARK BLUE sleeves, WHITE cap, DARK BLUE star Whitewater Dash 309
Nag me
9 11-7 J A B Old J M Maguire 95 16/117.00
10 5236-52 RED, YELLOW sash, striped sleeves and star on cap Bosamcliff (IRE) 14
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 11-6 P D Evans R Johnson 94 4/15.00
11 07-5 Royal Blue, Red cross belts, halved sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Red diamond Bagsy's Bridge (IRE) 59
Nag me
5 11-5 N J Gifford Timmy Murphy 93 13/27.50
12 57/2939- Light blue, red and white striped sleeves, red cap, white seams, blue hoop Immense (IRE) 307
Nag me
5 11-2 t Ian Williams Michael Murphy (5) 90 17/29.50
13 P0-5PF2 Yellow, Royal Blue cross of Lorraine, White sleeves, Royal Blue cap Richard The Third 13
Nag me
5 11-2 John Harris Harry Skelton (3) 90 18/119.00
14 04999- Light blue, red chevron, dark blue sleeves, white stars, light blue cap, red star Abfabfong (IRE) 338
Nag me
4 11-2 M R Bosley A Freeman (7) 90 100/1101.00
15 6/755- Black, Red stars, armlets and cap Hello You 572
Nag me
7 10-8 A M Hales W Kennedy 82 33/134.00
Non runners
643638-5Red And White (IRE)411-8Miss V WilliamsAidan Coleman96
8003/0Northern Dune (IRE)511-7B CurleyW Marston95
16656Mrs Slocombe (IRE)310-4Mrs N S EvansJ Mogford92

Verdict

This is one of the tougher puzzles to solve but we'll give PRINCE GEENO the chance to prove he's well treated ahead of Bosamcliff and Power Shared. David Pipe's Irish import is undeniably a rather speculative pick, having shown precious little since making a winning debut in a Naas bumper back in 2008. It's interesting that his then-new trainer opted to pitch the gelding straight into the Champion Bumper on his first start for the yard and he ran reasonably there when coming home in mid-division, an effort which suggested he'd be a bit better than a 97-rated hurdler in time. Three poor runs in maiden hurdles followed before the six-year-old was really well backed ahead of his handicap debut last time and whilst he disappointed that day it might be worth giving the horse another chance, especially if market support arrives once more. If our pick disappoints once more then Bosamcliff might be most likely to oblige. David Evans is having a stellar year and this one went close to improving it further when caught close home last time. On the face of it a 5lb higher mark and today's extra three furlongs might be enough to omit the filly, but she committed for home some way out last time and might be able to last home if ridden with some restraint. Power Shared is another to whom respect is afforded, having gone close to defying a penalty last time. The drop back to two miles and three furlongs shouldn't be a problem and neither will the ground be, so this relatively unexposed sort can go well despite having to race off a 9lb higher mark than when last successful. The booking of Timmy Murphy aboard handicap debutant Bagsy's Bridge looks interesting and Nick Gifford's horse should be watched for support, having been well held in some decent novice hurdles on varying ground. A market check is also needed with regards to Barney Curley's Northern Dune, who showed precious little last time but could remain capable of better. Split The Wind was held in an above-average seller last time but it's debatable whether the mare is up to winning off her official rating of 95 so a bigger threat might come from Rockandhardplace whose second back in February reads well in the context of today's race and suggests a mark of 98 might be fair. Whitewater Dash stays further than this and has form on soft but this will be his first outing since February so he'll perhaps need the run whilst Richard The Third showed more last time and might still be improving so is worthy of attention. Several unexposed sorts line up here and a market check is essential, but our preference at this stage is for Prince Geeno.