Sport : Horse Racing

Racecard

  • 12:10 Collins Seafoods 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 2m 1f

  • Weighed In - (Class 4), £4,400 added, 4yo+, 11 runners
  • Winner £2,859 2nd £840 3rd £420 4th £210
  • Going: Heavy Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 26.40s
  • Off time: 12:11:13
Pos Horse Odds
1st Smadynium (FR) 4/5
2nd Karinga Dandy (IRE) 12/1
3rd Ballymartin King (IRE) 6/1
No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Jockey Trainer OR SP
1 272-51 Red, grey striped sleeves, white cap Smadynium (FR) 47 4 11-5 Henry Brooke (3) D McCain Jnr 4/5
2 F2-36 Black, Emerald Green star on body and cap, White sleeves Ballymartin King (IRE) 43 6 10-12 Lucy Alexander (3) T D Easterby 6/1
4 0-3 White, Maroon chevrons, Maroon sleeves, White diamonds, White cap, Maroon diamond Discoverie 213 4 10-12 F Davis (5) Mrs Dianne Sayer 40/1
5 021/ Dark Blue, Lilac sleeves, Lilac and White quartered cap Hallmark Harry 888 6 10-12 Mr H A A Bannister (7) M W Easterby 10/1
6 6-5 MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Irish By Name (IRE) 217 6 10-12 Tony Kelly (5) J Wade 50/1
7 1 Light blue and yellow (halved), sleeves reversed, light blue and yellow striped cap Karinga Dandy (IRE) 221 6 10-12 M J McAlister Mrs S J Smith 12/1
8 F21-8 Pink, black diamond and armlets, quartered cap Stitched In Time (IRE) 17 5 10-12 Shaun Dobbin (10) Mrs R Dobbin 33/1
9 0 ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN cross belts, WHITE cap Supreme Gold 17 4 10-12 Danny Cook (ex1) C Grant 100/1
10 234 Emerald Green, White striped sleeves, quartered cap Taxi Des Obeaux (FR) 62 5 10-12 Adam Nicol (7) Mrs K Walton 6/1
11 07 Emerald Green, Red chevrons, quartered cap Trust Thomas 21 4 10-12 B Hughes Mrs A Hamilton 80/1
12 494-47 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Vintage Times (IRE) 43 5 10-12 Brian Harding T D Easterby 33/1
Non runners
31120-Big Water (IRE)410-12G A SwinbankF Davis

Verdict

Smadynium has often been the subject of market confidence and it wouldn't be the greatest of surprises to see him a popular order again having landed a touch at Musselburgh. It will be a tough task to concede a winners' penalty all around, however, so our preference is for BIG WATER. Alan Swinbank's gelding was outclassed at Aintree in the Champion bumper but he'd won two races before that rise in class and, crucially, one of those was obtained on soft ground at Ayr. Ballymartin King hasn't set the world alight as yet. A half-brother to the stable's Grade 1 winner Garruth, he is clearly one to watch with the future in mind. Hallmark Harry was an emphatic winner at Uttoxeter on his last start in 2010, so the market should give us a clue as to what to anticipate some 888 days later.

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