Newbury

  • 14:45 Csp Novices' Handicap Hurdle2m 5f

  • Winner £6,505 2nd £1,910 3rd £955 4th £477
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 13.90s
  • Off time: 14:45:27
14:45 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Full Of Joy (IRE) 2/1
2nd Vagrant Emperor (IRE) 12/1
3rd Mic Aubin (FR) 16/1
4th Simply Wings (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2115F5 Dark Green and White diabolo, White sleeves, Dark Green armlets, White cap, Red star Frosted Grape (IRE) 24
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 11-12 b D Pipe Hadden Frost 119 33/134.00
2 89-14 Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe Harvest Song (IRE) 25
4 11-12 Miss H C Knight W T Kennedy 119 50/151.00
3 98226/ Black, Black and Pink check cap Vagrant Emperor (IRE) 632
Beaten Favourite
7 11-8 Miss E C Lavelle S Thomas 115 12/113.00
4 1/425P-F Black Divy (FR) 26
5 11-8 v George Baker David England 115 25/126.00
5 6/3424-3 Royal Blue, Rust and White striped sleeves, Black cap Simply Wings (IRE) 16
6 11-7 R Lee Felix de Giles 114 20/121.00
6 352-23 LIGHT BLUE, MAROON stars and sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap Bobbie Magern 33
Beaten Favourite
5 11-6 N A Twiston-Davies P J Brennan 113 12/113.00
7 210/33-P Royal blue, white sleeves, yellow diamonds, white cap Ballycracken (IRE) 49
Beaten Favourite
6 11-5 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 112 10/111.00
8 35-5F Maroon and White (quartered), checked sleeves and cap Rajamand (FR) 12
4 11-5 W Greatrex N D Fehily 112 11/43.75
9 5123 PINK and YELLOW diamonds, YELLOW sleeves and cap Foynes Island (IRE) 27
Beaten Favourite
4 11-3 P J Hobbs R Johnson 110 14/115.00
10 10368-2 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Full Of Joy (IRE) 7
Beaten Favourite
5 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 105 2/13.00
11 2F7222 Red and Light Blue diamonds, halved sleeves, Red cap Nobby Kivambo (IRE) 27
5 10-11 B G Powell Matt O'connor (5) 104 12/113.00
12 8-536 Yellow, dark blue cross belts, yellow sleeves, pink armlets, dark blue and yellow quartered cap What An Oscar (IRE) 28
5 10-11 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies (3) 104 16/117.00
13 7880-26 Brown, Yellow stars, Brown sleeves, Yellow cap Cardinal James (IRE) 20
6 10-11 Miss Tor Sturgis Wayne Hutchinson 104 50/151.00
14 6U11P-2 Brown, Yellow striped sleeves, Yellow cap, Brown star Mic Aubin (FR) 28
Distance Winner
7 10-11 G R I Smyly D Bass (5) 104 16/117.00
15 F5727-5 YELLOW, large red spots, red cap Beau Lake (IRE) 16
6 10-10 Miss S Smith C Bolger 103 25/126.00
16 955F0-6 Royal blue, yellow hoop, checked sleeves, yellow cap Commit To Memory 203
5 10-0 J C Fox Peter Hatton (7) 92 40/141.00

Verdict

Bobbie Magern makes his handicap debut here for Nigel Twiston-Davies as does the Philip Hobbs-trained Foynes Island and both have to be respected off what seem to be fair marks but it is another newcomer to handicapping that gets the vote in VAGRANT EMPEROR. Emma Lavelle's gelding has not been seen since March 2009 when well beaten at Exeter but he showed great promise in two previous runs over hurdles and may be worth chancing on his belated reappearance. David Pipe's Frosted Grape is well treated on chase form but is better over the larger obstacles, while Nicky Henderson's Ballycracken gave no encouragement when pulled up on his return. Rajamand can race off the same mark as when a late faller when still with every chance at Cheltenham recently and is another to consider along with Jonjo O'Neill's Market Rasen second Full Of Joy, who can also race off the same mark today.