• 16:00 John Haine Memorial Novices' Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner £3,252 2nd £955 3rd £478 4th £238
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 3.60s
  • Off time: 16:01:53
16:00 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Current Event (FR) 15/8
2nd Fontano (FR) 9/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 P3-13 Light Blue, Black stripe, White sleeves, Black cap Cheney Manor 79
6 11-0 N J Henderson Nico de Boinville (7) 9/110.00
3 1-482 Royal Blue, Maroon seams and sleeves, Maroon and Royal Blue check cap Fontano (FR) 20
Distance Winner
5 11-0 Miss E C Lavelle Alex Merriam (3) 116 9/25.50
5 444159 Yellow, Red hoop, Red and Yellow diabolo on sleeves, Yellow cap, Red diamond Only Witness (IRE) 6
6 11-0 B G Powell T Siddall 50/151.00
6 P8 Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star Surf And Turf (IRE) 23
5 11-0 Jonjo O'Neill D Elsworth 25/126.00
7 0-31 Dark Blue and White check, Pink sleeves and cap Katchmore (IRE) 19
Distance Winner
4 10-13 M Blanshard Jimmy McCarthy 121 16/117.00
8 5-11 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW cap Tony Star (FR) 79
Distance Winner
4 10-13 P J Hobbs R Johnson 13/82.62
9 26 RED, YELLOW stars and armlets Current Event (FR) 125
Beaten Favourite
4 10-7 P F Nicholls R Walsh 15/82.88
Non runners
113-132Kid Cassidy (IRE)511-6N J HendersonA P McCoy139
454/30Keepthebooton (IRE)811-0Noel T ChanceW T Kennedy


A bumper winner in France, Tony Star got off the mark on his hurdling debut at Huntingdon on his first start for Philip Hobbs and he could prove a useful recruit. However, he'll need to show rapid improvement to get the better of KID CASSIDY. The latter won a bumper and his hurdling debut at this course and found only the smart Hildisvini too good on soft ground at Sandown last time. He can return to winning ways in this company. Current Event was a disappointing favourite on his hurdling bow at Aintree but should be capable of better in time, while both Fontano and Katchmore should go well without being good enough.