• 12:25 Sportingbet Novices' Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner £5,630 2nd £1,663 3rd £832 4th £416
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 20.50s
  • Off time: 12:26:00
12:25 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Meganisi (IRE) 7/4
2nd Aaim To Prosper (IRE) 15/8
3rd Kings Lad (IRE) 7/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 8/13-2F1 Royal Blue, Orange spots Kings Lad (IRE) 19
Distance Winner
5 11-8 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 124 7/24.50
2 7-129 Maroon and White diabolo, White sleeves, quartered cap Meganisi (IRE) 33
Distance Winner
5 11-5 Miss R Curtis A P McCoy 130 7/42.75
3 Dark Green, Yellow hoop and sleeves, Yellow cap, Dark Green star Aaim To Prosper (IRE) 47
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-0 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 15/82.88
4 31-30 Dark blue, orange disc, diabolo on sleeves, orange cap Coastal Boy (IRE) 21
6 11-0 K C Bailey E Cookson (5) 50/151.00
6 597553- Bronze Ironic (FR) 109
4 11-0 T R George P J Brennan 129 10/111.00
7 3 Yellow, Royal Blue braces, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow stars and stars on cap Le Reve (IRE) 19
4 11-0 Mrs L Wadham L P Aspell 12/113.00
8 8-8684 Light Green, Royal Blue diamond, hooped cap Maison Royale 22
4 11-0 S Durack W T Kennedy 100/1101.00
9 4/P78 Black, Yellow disc, Black sleeves, Yellow stars, quartered cap Strawberry Hill (IRE) 15
6 11-0 Mrs Caroline Keevil Sam Twiston-Davies 150/1151.00
Non runners
597-General Girling511-0Mrs Caroline KeevilA P Cawley


At the age of eight, AAIM TO PROSPER is jumping hurdles late in life but Paul Nicholls now has charge of the dual Cesarewitch winner and he will probably win this if his jumping proves up to scratch. Meganisi looks the danger as he beat last month's Wincanton winner Kings Lad by 11 lengths at that track in May and is 3lb better off here. It's hard to see Colin Tizzard's charge reversing the form. Ironic has his first run since arriving from France so Sandown bumper third Le Reve may be best of the rest with Coastal Boy likely to need further.