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Persian War Novices Hurdle
Thu, Aug 8th, 2013

The 2012 Persian War Novices Hurdle was won by the Paul Nicholl's trained Wonderful Charm on 27 October 2012. The race is named after the legendary three time Champion Hurdle winner Persian War. It is a Grade 2 event run over 2 miles 4 furlongs. The 2013 renewal is scheduled to tale place at Chep[stow Racecourse on Saturday 26th October. The racecard also features the Tote Silver Trophy.

Persian War Novice Hurdle Trends

  • Paul Nicholls has trained 4 of the last 6 winners
  • Nigel Twiston Davies trained successive winners from 2003-2005 but none since
  • Philip Hobbs has trained 3 of the last 12 winners
  • 4 year olds have won 5 of the last 8
  • 8 of the last 10 winners have been priced at 6-1 or less

Persian War Novice Hurdle Winners 2002-2012

Year

Winner

Jockey

Trainer

Age

Weight

OR

SP

 2012

Wonderful Charm 

 Ruby Walsh

Paul Nicholls 

 11-7

 8-11F

2011

Fingal Bay (IRE)

Johnson, R

Hobbs, P J

5

11-0

0

9-4F

2010

Silvinaico Conti

Fehily, N

Nicholls, PF

4

11-7

135

7-2

2009

Reve de Sivola (FR)

Jacob, D

Williams, N

4

11-0

143

6-5

2008

Hells Bay (FR)

Thomas, S

Nicholls, P F

6

11-0

119

16-1

2007

Elusive Dream

Walsh, R

Nicholls, P F

6

11-4

0

8-13

2006

Kanpai (IRE)

McCoy, A P

O' Shea, J G M

4

11-7

130

12-1

2005

Rimsky (IRE)

Llewellyn, C

Twiston-Davies, N

4

11-0

0

5-2

2004

Knowhere (IRE)

Llewellyn, C

Twiston-Davies, N

6

11-0

0

2-1

2003

Champagne Harry

Llewellyn, C

Twiston-Davies, N

5

11-4

0

6-1

2002

Supreme Prince (IRE)

Flynn, P W

Hobbs, P J

5

11-0

0

Evens

Persian War Novices Hurdle Race Conditions

Fillies and mares allowed ..................................................................................... 7lb

Penalties, a winner of a Class 4 hurdle race ..................................................... 4lb

Of a Class 1 to 3 hurdle race.................................................................................. 7lb

 

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