• 12:55 First Great Western Maiden Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner £3,903 2nd £1,146 3rd £573 4th £286
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 0.00s
  • Off time: 12:58:40
12:55 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Minella Class (IRE) 4/1
2nd Red Merlin (IRE) 5/1
3rd Pateese (FR) 14/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 6-4 ORANGE, BLACK epaulets According 44
Beaten Favourite
4 11-0 N J Henderson A Tinkler 33/134.00
2 4 Royal Blue, Yellow stars, White sleeves, Royal Blue armlets, Royal Blue cap Admirable Duque (IRE) 40
4 11-0 D J S Ffrench Davis M D Grant 150/1151.00
3 60-3 Yellow, Royal Blue braces, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow stars and stars on cap Chervonet (IRE) 29
4 11-0 t N J Gifford L Treadwell 150/1151.00
4 LIGHT BLUE, DARK BLUE Cross of Lorraine, hooped sleeves, striped cap Clowance House 459
4 11-0 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 50/151.00
5 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE chevron, hooped sleeves, WHITE cap Cotillion 60
4 11-0 Ian Williams Wayne Hutchinson 5/16.00
6 6 Light Blue and Yellow check, Orange and Black hooped sleeves and cap Drummers Drumming (USA) 7
4 11-0 t C P Morlock M Bradburne 200/1201.00
7 14-13 Yellow, Purple stars, Yellow sleeves, Yellow cap, Purple star Fountains Flypast 38
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-0 t A J Honeyball Rachael Green (5) 16/117.00
8 Dark Blue, large Light Blue spots, White sleeves, Red and White quartered cap Highland Legacy 54
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-0 Jim Best M Goldstein (3) 66/167.00
9 4 Dark Blue and Light Blue diabolo, diamonds on sleeves, quartered cap Kaolak (USA) 53
4 11-0 K G Reveley J Reveley 12/113.00
10 113 Purple, Yellow stripe, striped cap Kartanian (IRE) 31
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 11-0 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 7/24.50
11 Yellow, Dark Green epaulets, Dark Green sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap, Dark Green star Lang Shining (IRE) 45
Course Winner
6 11-0 J A Osborne S Thomas 50/151.00
12 Pink, Grey braces and stars on cap Louie's Lad 41
4 11-0 J J Bridger Mr Jack Salmon (7) 250/1251.00
13 4/24012- Grey, White epaulets Minella Class (IRE) 276
5 11-0 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 4/15.00
14 Grey, Pink epaulets, quartered cap Non Dom (IRE) 436
4 11-0 H Morrison J E Moore 20/121.00
15 3 PINK and YELLOW diamonds, YELLOW sleeves and cap Pateese (FR) 26
5 11-0 P J Hobbs R Johnson 14/115.00
16 0-21 Red, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets Poole Master 20
Distance Winner
5 11-0 D Pipe C Honour (3) 12/113.00
17 Cerise, white circle, cerise sleeves and cap Red Merlin (IRE) 67
5 11-0 D McCain Jnr P J Brennan 5/16.00
18 Yellow, black chevron, black and yellow check sleeves Shootin The Breeze (IRE)
5 11-0 D Pipe Danny Cook (3) 66/167.00
19 22- Royal Blue, White chevrons, hooped sleeves, striped cap Zarinski (IRE) 389
Beaten Favourite
4 11-0 N J Henderson R Schmidlin 111 28/129.00
20 03 DARK BLUE and WHITE check, DARK BLUE sleeves, WHITE cap, DARK BLUE star Attainable 34
4 10-7 t J A B Old R Flint 150/1151.00
21 DARK BLUE and YELLOW (halved), DARK BLUE sleeves, YELLOW cap Cils Blancs (IRE) 77
4 10-7 M Scudamore J M Davies 150/1151.00
22 7 Yellow, Red disc, Red sleeves, Yellow spots, Red cap, Yellow spots Free Falling 5
4 10-7 A J Lidderdale W T Kennedy 150/1151.00


Pateese, a winner on the Flat in France, will be better for his debut over timber at Exeter where he faded from the last after being there with a chance. Richard Johnson prefers him to dual bumper winner Kartanian, who makes his debut over timber. According started favourite on his hurdling bow at Sandown in February but was beaten a long way and also at Kempton last month where he ran much better behind Iolith. He should improve again but Barry Geraghty has opted for Minella Class, who had some decent bumper form but has always looked as though he would do better when sent jumping. RED MERLIN will be having his first start over hurdles but is in the right hands to make his mark. A useful 96-rated performer on the Flat he looks just the type to do well at the winter game and will be fit enough after a couple of runs in October which included a victory at Warwick.