• 16:15 Bet Totepool On 0800 221 221 Novices' Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 2.20s
  • Off time: 16:15:45
16:15 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bellvano (GER) 8/11
2nd Gus Macrae (IRE) 8/1
3rd Tito Bustillo (FR) 9/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1R1-12 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Bellvano (GER) 49
Beaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-12 N J Henderson A P McCoy 137 8/111.73
2 1511 Beige, Beige and Dark Green check sleeves, Dark Green cap Tito Bustillo (FR) 45
Distance Winner
5 11-12 P F Nicholls R Walsh 133 9/43.25
4 3 EMERALD GREEN, WHITE stars, WHITE sleeves, EMERALD GREEN stars Ashammar (FR) 86
Beaten Favourite
5 11-2 t1 P R Webber L Treadwell 16/117.00
5 Maroon, black sleeves, maroon and black hooped cap Etruscan (IRE) 58
5 11-2 C Gordon C Bolger 66/167.00
6 32-81 Maroon and White diabolo, White sleeves, quartered cap Gus Macrae (IRE) 74
Distance Winner
6 11-2 t Miss R Curtis J M Maguire 8/19.00
7 84 Yellow, Dark Blue chevrons, Yellow sleeves and cap Mossini (IRE) 31
5 11-2 G L Moore P Hide 66/167.00
8 76 Red and Light Blue diamonds, halved sleeves, Red cap Nobby Kivambo (IRE) 6
5 11-2 B G Powell Jimmy McCarthy 100/1101.00
9 1144 Dark Green and Orange (quartered), Dark Green sleeves, hooped cap Paint The Clouds 17
Distance Winner
5 11-2 W Greatrex P J Brennan 16/117.00
10 Orange, Dark Blue epaulets, halved sleeves, Orange cap, Dark Blue diamond The Lemonpie (GER) 20
5 11-2 M F Harris C Poste 66/167.00
11 7 Black, Orange epaulets, armlets and cap Tifernati 272
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
6 11-2 G L Moore Keith Bowens (7) 66/167.00
12 6 Light Blue, Brown Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves and star on cap Via Galilei (IRE) 11
5 11-2 G L Moore A Glassonbury (3) 16/117.00
13 56 Light Blue, Purple chevron, quartered cap Dollydo 47
5 10-9 Miss J S Davis T Messenger 100/1101.00
Non runners
3338-31Rollwiththepunches511-8P J McBridePaul Moloney


Fascinating stuff but there's no Menorah to trouble BELLVANO today and he is preferred to Tito Bustillo and Ashammar. On the face of it the selection disappointed at Kempton when last seen however the winner is obviously very good (very good time figure) and this looks an easier task. He is unbeaten here in two starts and his class can see him through despite his big weight. Tito Bustillo also has two penalties to carry but he has earned them. His two wins have come at Taunton but his beating of The Betchworth Kid looks solid and this progressive novice cannot be dismissed lightly. Rollwiththepunches looks to have improved for the tongue-tie and won tidily last time at Huntingdon, Etruscan was a fairly good flat horse and cannot be dismissed, whilst Ashammar was well-fancied when beaten at Huntingdon on his UK debut. However the winner looks very good and with a tongue-tie employed better is expected. Gus Macrae has been given a two month break since winning a bumper at Hereford, Paint The Clouds ran well behind Cheshire Prince on his hurdling bow, whilst Mossini looks the pick of Gary Moore's trio despite better being expected from Via Galilei. Bellvano is the pick.