• 14:55 EBF Stallions & TBA Mares' 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle Finale 2m 5f

  • Winner £22,780 2nd £8,548 3rd £4,280 4th £2,132
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 4.51s
  • Off time: 14:55:24
14:55 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Run Ructions Run (IRE) 11/2
2nd The Pirate's Queen (IRE) 13/2
3rd Lily Waugh (IRE) 7/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 741113 Orange, White Stripe Toubeera 21
Distance Winner
8 11-10 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 143 20/121.00
2 111F22 RED, YELLOW sash, striped sleeves and star on cap Massannie (IRE) 18
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 10-11 p1 D Pipe T Scudamore 130 16/117.00
3 13-0211 Light blue, dark blue chevrons and sleeves, dark blue and light blue quartered cap Fairytale Theatre (IRE) 24
7 10-11 t P F Nicholls Sam Twiston-Davies 130 10/111.00
4 141245 Royal blue, red sleeves, royal blue spots, red cap Mrs Peachey (IRE) 85
Distance Winner
7 10-11 K C Bailey A P McCoy 130 6/17.00
5 1-11110 White, red diamond, red and white diabolo on sleeves, emerald green cap Down Ace (IRE) 11
7 10-9 F O'Brien Miss A Stirling (7) 128 8/19.00
6 25-1224 Dark Blue, Pink cross belts, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap The Pirate's Queen (IRE) 35
5 10-9 A King R Thornton 128 13/27.50
7 212121 Orange, dark blue chevrons and armlets, hooped cap Run Ructions Run (IRE) 34
5 10-7 p T D Easterby D C Costello 126 11/26.50
9 61-1126 Light Blue, Green sleeves, quartered cap Joanne One (IRE) 34
Beaten Favourite
6 10-4 t Jamie Snowden Brendan Powell 123 10/111.00
10 6-41531 Light Green, Dark Blue epaulets, Yellow and Dark Blue hooped sleeves and cap Midnight Cataria 23
Distance Winner
5 10-4 A King Wayne Hutchinson 122 12/113.00
11 4-21234 WHITE, red spots, red cap Luci Di Mezzanotte 21
6 10-4 p O Sherwood L P Aspell 120 16/117.00
12 212321 Black, Red disc, Black sleeves, Red spots, Red cap Lily Waugh (IRE) 13
7 10-4 t A J Honeyball Rachael Green (3) 118 7/18.00
14 0-99135 ROYAL BLUE, PINK star, PINK sleeves, ROYAL BLUE stars, PINK cap, ROYAL BLUE star Molly's A Diva 23
Distance Winner
7 10-4 v1 K C Bailey R P McLernon 115 16/117.00
15 17-4P22 Emerald green, black stars, emerald green sleeves and cap Cabaret Girl 9
7 10-4 J G O'Neill Charlie Deutsch (7) 112 33/134.00
Non runners
8130-162Free Thinking610-6N J HendersonMr S Waley-Cohen125
1315-2182Koolala (IRE)610-4P R WebberJack Sherwood115


Toubeera's winning run came to an end at Doncaster at the start of the month but she did beat Massanie at Plumpton in January, though there shouldn't be much between the pair on the revised terms and she is closely matched with the hat-trick-seeking Fairytale Theatre on collateral form. Down Ace had no chance behind Quevega at Cheltenham and this may come too soon but there are possibilities about northern raider Run Runctions Run and Ludlow scorer Midnight Cataria. Lily Waugh looks to be progressing as well but Free Thinking finished well behind The Pirate's Queen over 2m here in November. LUCI DI MEZZANOTTE never figured when finishing behind Toubeera over 3m at Doncaster last time but is weighted to reverse that form here and the likely fast pace will suit Oliver Sherwood's mare. She may be allowed to start at generous odds in what looks a very open race.