Newbury

  • 14:40 E.B.F. 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 2m 3f

  • Winner £3,578 2nd £1,050 3rd £525 4th £262
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 41.60s
  • Off time: 14:44:00
14:40 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Pride In Battle (IRE) 15/2
2nd Cucumber Run (IRE) 13/8
3rd Ohio Gold (IRE) 10/3

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 F/1 Black, Black and Pink check cap Court By Surprise (IRE) 38
5 11-5 Miss E C Lavelle S Thomas 8/19.00
2 221-5 White, red cross belts, red and white quartered cap Cucumber Run (IRE) 31
5 10-12 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 13/82.62
3 5 White, large Royal Blue spots, Royal Blue cap Eldred (IRE) 52
4 10-12 N J Henderson A Tinkler 33/134.00
4 48- Pink and Primrose (halved), sleeves reversed, Yellow cap Empire Builder (IRE) 269
4 10-12 Mrs Caroline Bailey A Thornton 100/1101.00
5 F-33 Light Blue, Red sleeves, Light Blue armlets, White cap Lexicon Lad (IRE) 52
5 10-12 T R George P J Brennan 7/18.00
6 5-4 Pink, emerald green cross belts, emerald green sleeves, pink stars, pink cap, emerald green star Lord Liath (IRE) 25
4 10-12 A King Charlie Huxley (3) 33/134.00
7 5 Maroon, Pink Cross of Lorraine and armlets, White cap No Obligation (IRE) 20
5 10-12 B G Powell Matt O'connor (5) 150/1151.00
8 3 BLACK and WHITE check, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap No Secrets (IRE) 46
6 10-12 W Greatrex J E Moore 11/112.00
9 14-33 Dark Blue and White (quartered), hooped sleeves, Dark Blue cap Ohio Gold (IRE) 19
4 10-12 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 120 10/34.33
10 PFP-2 Emerald green, black seams, hooped sleeves, striped cap Our Columbus (IRE) 32
6 10-12 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies (3) 25/126.00
11 234-4 Orange, Light Blue sash and sleeves, Light Blue and Orange quartered cap Pride In Battle (IRE) 42
5 10-12 A King Wayne Hutchinson 15/28.50
12 30 grey, green and red sash, pink cap Ratify 19
6 10-12 B G Powell Aidan Coleman 66/167.00
13 6-4 Yellow, Grey braces, striped sleeves and cap Salut Honore (FR) 58
4 10-12 A M Hales Felix de Giles 150/1151.00
14 7-P Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Stealing Time (IRE) 234
5 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill Mr A J Berry (3) 125/1126.00
15 24 Red, Dark Blue star and armlets, Yellow cap Willy Be Lucky (IRE) 30
4 10-12 J W Mullins Jimmy Derham (3) 100/1101.00
16 EMERALD GREEN and RED (quartered), hooped sleeves Lady Kayf
6 10-5 M D I Usher D Crosse 200/1201.00

Verdict

Ohio Gold didn't get the best of runs behind Kid Cassidy here last month and should have finished closer. Court By Surprise turned a Hereford novices' event into a procession and will make a bold bid to defy a penalty while winning bumper Cucumber Run is just the type his yard excels with and he looks another nice recruit. Lexicon Lad has run well enough in two Aintree bumpers to suggest he can do well over timber but a chance is taken on OUR COLUMBUS, who showed little in three starts between the flags but looked as though there was a race in him when a staying on runner-up to Silver Footnote at Uttoxeter last month.