Newbury

  • 12:30 Q Associates Juvenile Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 9.80s
  • Off time: 12:30:17
12:30 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Calipto (FR) 5/2
2nd Activial (FR) 8/1
3rd Chocala (IRE) 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 1 Red, pink hoop and armlets Activial (FR) 75
3 10-12 H Fry N D Fehily 8/19.00
2 3 Purple and white check, white cap Andi'amu (FR) 26
3 10-12 t W Greatrex G Sheehan (3) 20/121.00
3 Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap Baradari (IRE) 168
Beaten Favourite
3 10-12 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 5/16.00
4 2 Royal blue, orange star, royal blue sleeves, orange stars and cap Calipto (FR) 78
3 10-12 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 5/23.50
5 Dark Blue, Emerald Green and Pink hooped sleeves, Yellow cap Chocala (IRE) 46
Distance Winner
3 10-12 A King R Thornton 5/23.50
6 Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Dawalan (FR) 147
3 10-12 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 5/16.00
7 U Dark blue, pink hoops, chevrons on sleeves, dark blue cap Shalianzi (IRE) 20
3 10-12 b1 G L Moore Joshua Moore (3) 33/134.00
8 Dark blue, orange chevron, red sleeves, red cap, orange star Star Of Mayfair (USA) 38
3 10-12 A P Jarvis Sam Twiston-Davies 100/1101.00
9 6 YELLOW, BLACK seams, BLACK cap Youmaysee 11
3 10-5 M R Channon D Elsworth 66/167.00

Verdict

It is very significant that this juvenile hurdle has been won by a French-bred three-year-old five times in the last six years. Several of these fall into that category with Calipto likely to start favourite on the back of his second in a Listed contest at Auteuil in September. But BARADARI may represent more value as he was a very decent performer up to 1m4f on the Flat and has also joined a top NH yard. Bumper winner Activial and Huntingdon third Andi'amu have scope and Dawalan will have been well schooled. Chocala certainly won't fail through a lack of stamina and will also figure if translating his Flat form to the winter game.