• 15:10 E.b.f. Blue Square I-card 'national Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 2m 3f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 3.70s
  • Off time: 15:11:57
15:10 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Duke Of Lucca (IRE) 7/2
2nd Candy Creek (IRE) 8/13
3rd Quizwork (FR) 150/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 21 RED, BLACK star, striped sleeves, YELLOW cap, BLACK star Duke Of Lucca (IRE) 20
4 11-5 P J Hobbs R Johnson 7/24.50
2 52-1 Red and White check, Black and White check sleeves, Royal Blue cap The Giant Bolster 38
Distance Winner
4 11-5 D G Bridgwater R Greene 14/115.00
3 141-1 Grey, White epaulets Candy Creek (IRE) 23
5 10-12 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 8/131.62
4 76-5 Black and Emerald Green check, Black sleeves, Emerald Green cap Cloudy Sunset 219
5 10-12 t1 G P Enright M Goldstein (5) 200/1201.00
5 75-2 White, Black diamond, Purple sleeves and cap Cuckoo Pen 214
5 10-12 M Bradstock Matthew Batchelor 20/121.00
6 72-540 Dark Blue, Pink epaulets, armlets and cap Doctor Foxtrot (IRE) 20
Beaten Favourite
4 10-12 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 50/151.00
7 17 Yellow, Red chevrons, Yellow cap Estates Recovery (IRE) 20
4 10-12 P J Hobbs R Flint (3) 66/167.00
8 683 Red, White star and armlets Filippo Lippi (IRE) 15
4 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 20/121.00
9 38-174 Mauve and Black diamonds, Mauve sleeves and cap Forest Rhythm (IRE) 23
5 10-12 J W Mullins W P Kavanagh (3) 100/1101.00
10 4 Royal Blue, Pink disc, Maroon sleeves, Royal Blue stars, Dark Blue cap, Pink spots Maraksh (FR) 29
Beaten Favourite
4 10-12 Miss E C Lavelle N D Fehily 40/141.00
11 25-5 White, Royal Blue sash, halved sleeves, quartered cap Priors Glen (IRE) 26
5 10-12 Miss E C Lavelle Jack Doyle 10/111.00
12 659-7 Dark blue and pink (quartered), checked sleeves, pink cap Quizwork (FR) 32
5 10-12 t1 G McPherson J Mogford 150/1151.00
13 4 WHITE, GREEN sleeves and collar, CLARET cap Tafika 21
5 10-12 P R Webber W Kennedy 66/167.00
14 41- Maroon, dark blue cap That's The Deal (IRE) 584
5 10-12 Miss H C Knight S Thomas 28/129.00
16 0-00 Light Blue, Brown disc, Brown and Beige quartered cap Flaviola (IRE) 27
6 10-5 J A B Old M Bradburne 200/1201.00
Non runners
155The White Admiral (IRE)410-12N J HendersonA Tinkler


Nicky Henderson has been responsible for two of the three winners to successfully carry penalties in the last ten years so CANDY CREEK gets the nod. Priors Glen and That's The Deal are amongst those that could reward each-way support. Candy Creek was a high-profile and costly purchase at the spring sales having won two of her three starts in bumpers, including the Listed race at Aintree on her final start. She was found a suitable opening for her hurdling bow and duly obliged at odds of 2-5 but she does possess the scope to go on to better things. Duke Of Lucca could have his work cut out under a penalty and of more interest is Priors Glen who should be all the better for his hurdling bow at Ascot. Connections felt that he wouldn't be at his peak that day and he did appear to tire in the closing stages so better can be expected although he's never run on ground worse than good to soft. Testing terrain should pose no problems for Irish point winner That's The Deal whilst Tafika looked in need of a trip when making his debut in a Chepstow bumper. Cuckoo Pen, Filippo Lippi, Maraksh and The White Admiral are others that could play a prominent role but this might be as easy as stealing from a baby for Candy Creek.