British Stallion Studs EBF Blackford Hill 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle (GBB Race) 2m 3f 171y

  • (4-6yo, 2m 3f 171y, Class 4, 8 runners)
  • Winner £4,629 2nd £2,133 3rd £1,066 4th £534
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 3.63s
  • Off time: 12:15:48
Full result
Result 12:15 Musselburgh
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Thunder Rock 1/5f
2nd 7 Garde Des Champs 9/2
3rd 5 Brandy Mcqueen 11 33/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR
2 2/31-21
Royal Blue, White hoops, Maroon sleeves and cap Thunder Rock (IRE) 23
  • T:O Murphy
  • J:Adrian Heskin
  • Form: 2/31-21
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 122
5 158 11-4 O Murphy Adrian Heskin 122
3 66-
Yellow and light blue (quartered), yellow sleeves, light blue stars, yellow cap, light blue star A Day In Donostia (IRE) 241
  • T:M & D Easterby
  • J:Jamie Hamilton
  • Form: 66-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
4 152 10-12 M & D Easterby Jamie Hamilton
4
Black and white stripes, chevrons on sleeves Bebside Banter (IRE)
  • T:C Grant
  • J:Sean Quinlan
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
4 152 10-12 C Grant Sean Quinlan
5 8-47
Orange, Black cross belts Brandy Mcqueen (IRE) 30
  • T:Mrs H O Graham
  • J:Ryan Mania
  • Form: 8-47
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
4 152 10-12 Mrs H O Graham Ryan Mania
6 43-6
Light green, purple star, chevrons on sleeves, light green cap, purple star Everyday Champagne (IRE) 46
  • T:N G Richards
  • J:Danny McMenamin
  • Form: 43-6
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
5 152 10-12 N G Richards Danny McMenamin
7 2247-43
Emerald Green and White (quartered), hooped sleeves, Black cap Garde Des Champs (IRE) 150
  • T:K Dalgleish
  • J:B S Hughes
  • Form: 2247-43
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12t
  • OR:
5 152 10-12 t K Dalgleish B S Hughes
8 6-6
Light Blue and Pink (halved),light Blue cap Lord Roco 20
  • T:J Ewart
  • J:Alan Doyle
  • Form: 6-6
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12
  • OR:
5 152 10-12 J Ewart Alan Doyle (7)
9 9-3
Royal Blue and Yellow diamonds, White sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow diamond Songofthelark (IRE) 37
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:S Mulqueen
  • Form: 9-3
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-12t
  • OR:
5 152 10-12 t Miss Lucinda V Russell S Mulqueen

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR
1 F1/422-1
A Distant Place (IRE) 35
  • Distance Winner
  • T:Jonjo O'Neill
  • J:Jonjo O'Neill Jr.
  • Form: F1/422-1
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • OR: 123
6 114 Jonjo O'Neill Jonjo O'Neill Jr. 123

In depth

Verdict

Winning point-to-pointer A Distant Place continues to make strong progress and was always travelling like a winner over the trip at Hereford. Winning bumper THUNDER ROCK put a promising hurdles debut to good use when scoring with plenty in hand over the trip at Wetherby and looks the one to beat. Garde Des Champs had been racing in points and bumpers before a very fair hurdling debut at Kilbeggan and has changed stables but the remainder look as though they are playing for a place.

Formwatch

A Distant Place (IRE)8-15fav (11-4) Chased leader, not fluent 2nd, led final bend, drew clear flat, comfortably, won at Hereford 2m 4f mdn (4) gd in Nov beating Chanceux (11-4) by 5l, 7 ran.

Thunder Rock (IRE)13-8 (10-12) Mid division, awkward 5th, headway travelling well 2 out, led narrowly last, kept on well flat, won at Wetherby 2m 4f (3) gs in Nov beating Cobblers Dream (11-4) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.

Garde Des Champs (IRE)10-1 (11-6) Disputed, headed before 4th, challenged leader before last, ridden and no impression run-in, dropped to 3rd on line, 3rd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Voice Of Hope (11-5) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f mdn gd in Jul.

Brandy Mcqueen (IRE)33-1 (10-10) In rear, not fluent 5 out, closed up to track front rank 3 out, ridden and weakened before 2 out, last of 7, dist behind Mister Whitaker (10-12) at Kelso 2m 7f (4) gs in Nov.

Songofthelark (IRE)50-1 (10-12) Raced in last, not fluent 5th, mistake and went 3rd 6th, chased winner before 2 out, no impression, dropped to 3rd before last, no extra, 3rd of 4, 18l behind Minella Plus (10-11) at Musselburgh 2m (4) sft in Oct.

Lord Roco50-1 (11-0) Held up in touch in mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, never threatened leaders, 6th of 14, 14l behind Carnfunnock (11-0) at Ayr 2m (5) gs in Nov.

Everyday Champagne (IRE)16-1 (10-12) Not fluent in rear, ridden before 3 out, no extra, 6th of 11, 23 1/4l behind Kayf Hernando (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 4f (4) gd in Oct.

Bebside Banter (IRE)Westerner gelding out of Hard Fought.

A Day In Donostia (IRE)80-1 (10-7) Always towards rear, 6th of 8, dist behind Bellaney Gem (10-7) at Sedgefield 2m 4f (4) gd in Apr.