• 15:35 Betfair Hurdle 2m 110y

  • Winner £86,849 2nd £32,589 3rd £16,318 4th £8,128
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 6.16s
  • Off time: 15:36:40
15:35 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Splash of Ginge 33/1
2nd Dell' Arca (IRE) 15/2
3rd Irish Saint (FR) 6/1
4th Cheltenian (FR) 8/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1165-10 White, black cap Rolling Star (FR) 49
Distance Winner
5 11-12 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 150 14/115.00
2 1112-24 Dark Blue, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds, White cap, Dark Blue diamonds Far West (FR) 77
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 11-8 P F Nicholls Mr H Derham (5) 146 10/111.00
3 213-F01 Royal blue, pink hoops, armlets and cap Irish Saint (FR) 21 (ex5)
Distance Winner
5 11-7 t1 P F Nicholls N D Fehily 140 6/17.00
4 46-3211 Emerald Green, Yellow chevron and sleeves, Red cap Smashing (FR) 44
Distance Winner
5 11-5 W P Mullins A E Lynch 143 10/111.00
5 63011U Light Blue, Brown Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves and star on cap Act Of Kalanisi (IRE) 21
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-5 bt Dr R D P Newland Chris Ward (5) 143 33/134.00
6 167-234 White, dark green spots, red and white hooped sleeves, red cap Chris Pea Green 49
Distance Winner
5 11-4 G L Moore Joshua Moore (3) 142 16/117.00
7 0231/59 Pink, royal blue epaulets, royal blue cap Gibb River (IRE) 70
Distance Winner
8 11-4 N J Henderson A P McCoy 142 20/121.00
8 212212 Yellow, Black sleeves and cap with Yellow tassel Deep Trouble (IRE) 28
Distance Winner
7 11-2 h B I Case D A Jacob 140 25/126.00
9 232114/ Yellow, Red spots Montbazon (FR) 697
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-2 A King R Thornton 140 20/121.00
11 P63U-01 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW cap Vendor (FR) 70
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-0 A King Jack Doyle 138 16/117.00
13 111/130- Light Blue, White spots, striped sleeves and spots on cap Swing Bowler 333
Distance Winner
7 10-12 D Pipe C O'Farrell 136 20/121.00
14 2121U Dark green, red cross belts, dark green and beige striped sleeves, dark green cap, red star Dell' Arca (IRE) 49
Distance Winner
5 10-12 D Pipe T Scudamore 136 15/28.50
15 6-06133 Yellow, black hoops, striped sleeves, red cap Jumps Road 21
Distance Winner
7 10-11 C L Tizzard Brendan Powell 135 33/134.00
16 211/20-1 Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Cheltenian (FR) 39
Distance Winner
8 10-10 P J Hobbs R Johnson 134 8/19.00
17 424133 Royal blue, red star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Splash of Ginge 28
Distance Winner
6 10-10 N A Twiston-Davies Ryan Hatch (7) 134 33/134.00
18 1115/0F White, dark green hoops, white sleeves and cap Recession Proof (FR) 49
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-10 J J Quinn Jake Greenall (3) 134 20/121.00
19 655/802 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Alaivan (IRE) 23
Distance Winner
8 10-6 Jonjo O'Neill Maurice Linehan (5) 130 10/111.00
20 2115-P2 Black and Light Blue check, Black sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Red cap Totalize 14
Distance Winner
5 10-5 h B Ellison Aidan Coleman 129 12/113.00
21 212-323 Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star Prompter 58
Distance Winner
7 10-3 Jonjo O'Neill D Elsworth 127 50/151.00
22 16-86 Dark Blue, Yellow spots, Dark Blue sleeves and cap Poet 23
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 10-0 C G Cox James Banks (5) 124 20/121.00
Non runners
10123257-Vasco Du Ronceray (FR)511-1N J HendersonDavid Bass139
12F51P-P8First Avenue910-13Mrs L J MonganPaddy Bradley137


This is one of the richest handicap hurdles on the calendar and it's regularly targeted by the big yards with their up-and-coming hurdlers. Five and six-year-olds tend to dominate but we fancy CHELTENIAN to buck the trends this season as the handicapper may have let Philip Hobbs' charge in lightly. He proved his well-being with an effortless victory in a maiden hurdle at Uttoxeter in December and the former Champion Bumper looks well treated on his handicap debut off a mark of 134 given he ran the 145-rated Minella Forfitness to a short-head at Doncaster around this time last year. Rolling Star and Irish Saint finished behind Chris Pea Green in the Ladbroke just before Christmas but the latter has since won easily at Ascot over a longer trip. Dell'Arca was badly impeded and unseated his rider in the Ladbroke but was going well at the time and is interesting here off the same mark while Willie Mullins' Smashing is on a hat-trick. The consistent Deep Trouble should run his race again and Totalize could have each-way claims but previous winner Recession Proof has a lot to prove now and Vendor is 8lb higher than when scoring over 2m3f here in November.