Newbury

  • 15:35 Betfair Hurdle 2m 110y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 11.00s
  • Off time: 15:36:26
15:35 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st My Tent Or Yours (IRE) 5/1
2nd Cotton Mill 9/1
3rd Swing Bowler 8/1
4th Dark Lover (GER) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 39-5112 Light Blue, Black stripe, White sleeves, Black cap Petit Robin (FR) 49
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-12 N J Henderson Nico de Boinville (7) 159 20/121.00
2 261311 Pink, White hollow box Cause Of Causes (USA) 27
Distance Winner
5 11-5 G Elliott D J Condon 152 14/115.00
3 122-121 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap My Tent Or Yours (IRE) 29
Distance Winner
6 11-2 N J Henderson A P McCoy 149 5/16.00
4 121/171 Yellow, light blue hoop Dark Lover (GER) 57
Distance Winner
8 11-1 P F Nicholls R Mahon (3) 148 16/117.00
5 1DF-2 Light blue, dark blue chevrons and sleeves, dark blue and light blue quartered cap Pearl Swan (FR) 15
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 10-13 P F Nicholls R Walsh 146 10/111.00
6 1115-2U LIGHT BLUE, DARK BLUE chevrons and sleeves, RED cap Cash And Go (IRE) 49
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 10-12 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 145 6/17.00
7 42190/6 Grey, Pink epaulets, quartered cap Punjabi 45
Distance Winner
10 10-12 N J Henderson J McGrath (5) 145 20/121.00
8 111U3- Black, black and maroon striped cap Cotton Mill 302
6 10-12 J P Ferguson Jack Quinlan (3) 145 9/110.00
9 273F6/4 Maroon and Royal Blue stripes, chevrons on sleeves Ronaldo Des Mottes (FR) 35
Distance Winner
8 10-11 D Pipe Tom Bellamy (7) 144 12/113.00
10 1619-35 Maroon and White (quartered), checked sleeves and cap Baby Mix (FR) 91
Distance Winner
5 10-8 T R George N D Fehily 141 20/121.00
11 151-626 Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star Princeton Plains (IRE) 49
Distance Winner
7 10-5 E P Harty N P Madden 138 25/126.00
12 12511-3 Maroon, White chevron, striped sleeves and cap Claret Cloak (IRE) 98
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 10-3 Miss E C Lavelle D Elsworth 136 12/113.00
13 4040/08- WHITE, RED seams, RED and WHITE quartered cap The Betchworth Kid 106
Distance Winner
8 10-2 M L W Bell Jimmy McCarthy 135 50/151.00
14 317373/ WHITE, RED disc, hooped cap Manyriverstocross (IRE) 818
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 10-2 A King Wayne Hutchinson 135 50/151.00
15 1111-1 ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots Swing Bowler 39
Distance Winner
6 10-1 D Pipe Timmy Murphy 134 8/19.00
16 205-256 Black and Light Blue (quartered), Black sleeves, White cap Village Vic (IRE) 57
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 10-1 P J Hobbs R Johnson 134 14/115.00
17 1217-10 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Lyvius 49
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 10-0 N J Henderson A Tinkler 133 40/141.00
18 40-4424 Emerald Green, White hoop, chevrons on sleeves, White cap Ingleby Spirit 6
Distance Winner
6 10-0 v R A Fahey B Hughes 132 66/167.00
19 190203 Dark Blue and Light Blue stripes, Black and Red striped cap First In The Queue (IRE) 15
Course WinnerDistance Winner
6 10-0 N J Henderson R J Killoran 132 80/181.00
21 1146-28 Light Green, Dark Green chevrons, Red sleeves, White and Red striped cap Into Wain (USA) 49
Distance Winner
6 10-0 S Gollings Brendan Powell (3) 130 50/151.00
22 831222 Royal blue and yellow (quartered), royal blue sleeves, yellow spots, royal blue cap Caid Du Berlais (FR) 35
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 10-0 P F Nicholls Mr H Derham (5) 137 20/121.00
Non runners
20214-134Court Minstrel (IRE)610-0Evan WilliamsAdam Wedge131
23111112Home Run (GER)510-0D PipeF J Hayes124

Verdict

This is one of the most competitive handicaps of the NH season and always a good trial for Cheltenham. A few have come out of this and run well in the Champion Hurdle, though whether we have another Make A Stand in the line-up this year is questionable. Pearl Swan still has an entry in the big race, however, and should strip fitter for his run in a jumpers' bumper at Kempton. The stable won this last year with a similarly unexposed type. Cotton Mill may have given Simonsig a race at Cheltenham last year had he not crashed out at the second-last but this looks on the sharp side for John Ferguson's returning six-year-old while Cause Of Causes is 10lb higher than when beating Petit Robin and several of today's rivals in the Ladbroke at Ascot before Christmas, though has won at Navan since. Swing Bowler has been well backed ante-post and is so far unbeaten. She easily accounted for Ingleby Spirit on her reappearance at Musselburgh but connections are concerned that this may be too much too soon for the mare and David Pipe also saddles the potentially well-treated Ronaldo Des Mottes. MY TENT OR YOURS undoubtedly needs to improve again on what he's shown so far if he's to land this and is plenty short enough in the betting. But he's a leading fancy for next month's Supreme Novices' Hurdle and would probably have to go close in this if he was to justify a tall home reputation. Court Minstrel has been highly tried in novice company but far from disgraced and could be a threat from near the foot of the weights.