• 16:00 RR Elite Novices' Handicap Hurdle 2m 110y

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 21.18s
  • Off time: 16:00:40
16:00 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Whispering Harry 2/1
2nd Fond Memory (IRE) 13/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
3 123-551 Red, White disc, diabolo on sleeves Minella Reception (IRE) 23
Distance Winner
8 11-9 t Miss R Curtis A P McCoy 114 2/13.00
4 00/432 Orange and beige diamonds, beige sleeves, orange diamonds, orange and beige quartered cap Daveron (IRE) 23
6 11-7 J Scott Nick Scholfield 112 5/16.00
5 6-2947 Red, grey hoop, dark blue sleeves Fond Memory (IRE) 77
6 11-5 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 110 13/27.50
6 3-6631F Yellow, black stripe, diabolo on sleeves Rior (IRE) 70
7 11-1 P Henderson T J O'Brien 106 6/17.00
7 703213 Royal Blue and Light Blue (quartered), Light Blue sleeves, Royal Blue armlets Whispering Harry 9
Distance Winner
5 10-13 Henry Oliver R Johnson 104 2/13.00
Non runners
1158511Great Link512-0A W CarrollMr J Hamer112
212-4381Hawaii Five Nil (IRE)611-12Jonjo O'NeillA P McCoy117


This is a tricky puzzle to solve as the in-form Great Link carries a penalty for his latest win in a higher grade at Ayr last week. Rior has been racing over further but Hawaii Five Nil scored over 2m at Catterick and the second has won since. He's the type to keep improving now he's broken his duck but we'll take MINELLA RECEPTION to confirm the form of his narrow defeat of Daveron at Ludlow earlier this month and land this. He would have won more easily had he not kicked the final flight out of the ground. Fond Memory could be interesting in his first handicap but Whispering Harry is high enough in the weights now.