Newbury

  • 13:45 Ultima's Simon Bond And Geoff Hardwick Novices' Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
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  • Surface: Turf

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 16 Dark Blue, Yellow spots, Dark Blue sleeves and cap Poet 77
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-6 C G Cox James Banks (5) 1001
2 9-55441 Purple, gold cross sashes, emerald green cap Seventh Sky (GER) 12
Distance Winner
6 11-6 t C J Mann N D Fehily 122 1001
3 10/40 BLACK and RED (quartered), BLACK sleeves, RED seams, RED cap Broughtons Star 28
6 11-0 W J Musson L P Aspell 1001
4 4P Light green and purple (quartered), light green sleeves, purple spots Buffy The Beatle 156
5 11-0 K C Bailey J M Maguire 1001
5 2369 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Don't Be Late (IRE) 16
5 11-0 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 1001
6 3779 Emerald green, black seams, hooped sleeves, striped cap Foxcub (IRE) 7
5 11-0 T Symonds Felix de Giles 1001
7 30-40 Yellow, Dark Blue stars, Dark Blue sleeves, Yellow stars Kalani King (IRE) 98
6 11-0 A J Honeyball Rachael Green (3) 1001
8 5 Maroon, beige star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap King Killer (IRE) 21
5 11-0 T Symonds Benjamin Poste (5) 1001
9 2 Emerald Green, Orange chevron, quartered cap Looking On 20
5 11-0 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 1001
10 PP/0 Pink, light blue stars on sleeves and cap Ramona Chase 42
8 11-0 t Jim Best Matthew Batchelor 1001
11 560 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Tackler (IRE) 51
5 11-0 Jonjo O'Neill R P McLernon 1001
12 06 Emerald Green, Pink triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves and cap Ullswater (IRE) 24
5 11-0 Andrew Turnell Gerard Tumelty 1001
13 95 Dark green, red cross belts, dark green and beige striped sleeves, dark green cap, red star Bois Des Aigles (FR) 32
4 10-7 D Pipe T Scudamore 1001
14 04 Light Blue, White hollow box, check cap Phantom Prince (IRE) 22
4 10-7 B G Powell Brendan Powell (3) 1001

Verdict

POET beat a couple of decent novices on his hurdling debut over course and distance so it was disappointing that he could make no impression in a Grade 1 at Sandown on his second start when well backed. This should be more to his liking and James Banks' claim just about takes care of his penalty. Looking On was rated 36lb below the selection on the Flat but made a promising start to his hurdling career when only beaten a neck at Huntingdon and should be winning soon. Seventh Sky won a handicap at Taunton 12 days ago and may be improving but the others are likely to be playing for places.