Newbury

  • 13:50 Ultima Mark Elliott And Jared Johnston Novices' Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 2.70s
  • Off time: 13:50:39
13:50 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sign Of A Victory (IRE) 4/9
2nd Huff And Puff 7/2
3rd Laser Blazer 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 13P Light green and purple (quartered), light green sleeves, purple spots Devils Paintbrush (IRE) 169
Distance Winner
6 11-0 K C Bailey Sam Twiston-Davies 20/121.00
2 5-4344 Yellow, Black Cross of Lorraine, Yellow sleeves, Black stars, Black cap Fred Le Macon (FR) 24
5 11-0 A King Wayne Hutchinson 33/134.00
3 960 Orange, Black diamond and armlets Gold Carrot 7
6 11-0 G L Moore Joshua Moore 66/167.00
4 40/5 Red, White inverted triangle, hooped sleeves and cap Herecomesthehollow (IRE) 23
8 11-0 N A Twiston-Davies Jamie Bargary (7) 66/167.00
5 52 DARK GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), striped sleeves Huff And Puff 44
7 11-0 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 7/24.50
6 Black, royal blue hoops, dark blue and light blue striped sleeves, black and light blue striped cap Kiama Bay (IRE) 71
Beaten Favourite
8 11-0 Jim Best Matthew Batchelor 33/134.00
7 Orange and white diamonds, white sleeves, orange armlets, orange cap Laser Blazer 108
6 11-0 A King R Thornton 20/121.00
8 00P Maroon, white hoop, diabolo on sleeves and diamond on cap Matripajo (IRE) 22
5 11-0 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 33/134.00
9 5400 EMERALD GREEN, red sash, halved sleeves, red cap Miller's Maverick 16
6 11-0 J G Cann Nick Scholfield 100/1101.00
10 41411 Black, white seams, white sleeves, black armlets, black cap Sign Of A Victory (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
5 11-0 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 134 4/91.44
11 9-5F7P Black, Pink epaulets, sleeves and cap Upham Running (IRE) 22
6 11-0 Mrs K A Buckett Brendan Powell 100/1101.00
12 4 Mauve, pink seams, mauve sleeves, pink star on cap She's Late 31
4 10-7 Jonjo O'Neill R P McLernon 8/19.00

Verdict

SIGN OF A VICTORY had little to beat at Doncaster last time but there is plenty of scope for further improvement and Nicky Henderson's gelding is fancied to get the better of Huff And Puff, who stepped up markedly on his first run over hurdles also at Doncaster last time and should be winning soon. Kiama Bay, a regular winner on the Flat for firstly John Quinn and then Richard Fahey, is an interesting newcomer as is Laser Blazer, another winner on the level, while She's Late should improve on her fourth at Doncaster.