Newbury

  • 14:00 E.B.F. 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 2m 3f

  • Winner £2,599 2nd £763 3rd £382 4th £191
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 57.90s
  • Off time: 14:00:56
14:00 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Broadbackbob (IRE) 5/2
2nd Ballygarvey (FR) 125/1
3rd Carrigmorna King (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 64216-1 WHITE, ORANGE and WHITE striped cap Broadbackbob (IRE) 26
6 11-5 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 5/23.50
2 1-1 Red, Emerald Green star, hooped sleeves, Red cap, Emerald Green star Same Difference (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
5 11-5 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 16/117.00
3 63/R1-07 Dark Blue, Yellow hollow box, Yellow cap Ballygarvey (FR) 19
5 10-12 Miss H C Knight W T Kennedy 125/1126.00
4 S5/ Red, emerald green Cross Of Lorraine and sleeves Ballypatrick (IRE) 612
5 10-12 Miss H C Knight Gerard Tumelty 150/1151.00
5 1-3 Emerald Green, Purple cross belts, Purple cap Carrigmorna King (IRE) 18
5 10-12 t P J Hobbs R Johnson 7/18.00
6 4-898 Black And White Check, Yellow Sleeves and Cap Franklin Roosevelt (IRE) 12
5 10-12 W Greatrex P J Brennan 150/1151.00
7 292-3 EMERALD GREEN, RED cross belts, striped sleeves, RED cap Gospel Preacher 28
6 10-12 A King Wayne Hutchinson 16/117.00
8 39-507 BLACK and WHITE check, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap Kowloon (IRE) 12
5 10-12 W Greatrex N D Fehily 100/1101.00
9 16 Dark Blue, Emerald Green stars, Dark Blue sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Emerald Green star Lemon's Gent 19
4 10-12 P R Webber D Elsworth 66/167.00
10 227-3 Royal blue, pink hoops, armlets and cap Polisky (FR) 31
4 10-12 P F Nicholls R Walsh 134 10/111.91
11 U358 Red, Light Blue stars, Yellow cap, Light Blue stars Romeo Americo (IRE) 12
4 10-12 J W Mullins A Thornton 150/1151.00
12 33-45 Purple, mauve sleeves, purple stars, purple cap, mauve star Willow's Saviour 22
4 10-12 C E Longsdon Felix de Giles 25/126.00
13 593-7 Yellow and Purple check, Yellow sleeves and cap Clyffe Top 24
4 10-5 J G Portman Hadden Frost 150/1151.00
14 1-4 Dark blue and red (halved), dark blue sleeves, white cap Dancing Emily (IRE) 233
5 10-5 G McPherson J Mogford 50/151.00

Verdict

Broadbackbob beat subsequent winner Cinders And Ashes at Ascot last month and will make a bold bid to defy his penalty. Same Difference is a scopey individual and always appeared to have matters well in hand when scoring over a similar trip at Lingfield. He's another nice long-term prospect and like Carrigmorna King, third over a shorter trip here on his hurdles bow, has already landed a point-to-point. Warwick third Gospel Preacher may do better when sent over further, however, and is ignored in favour of POLISKY. Up against the likes of Sprinter Sacre and Topolski in his two runs in this country last season, he was also highly tried on his reappearance behind Fingal Bay at Cheltenham but stayed on nicely up the hill and this lesser contest is surely within his compass.