Newbury

  • 13:30 Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle 3m 110y

  • Winner £8,758 2nd £2,587 3rd £1,294 4th £647
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 0.60s
  • Off time: 13:31:21
13:30 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mickie 9/1
2nd Pateese (FR) 33/1
3rd Red Not Blue (IRE) 66/1
4th Twelve Roses 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 4545-51 Emerald Green, Purple armlets Free To Dream (IRE) 8 (ex7)
Distance Winner
6 12-1 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 130 13/27.50
2 01-0253 PINK and YELLOW diamonds, YELLOW sleeves and cap Pateese (FR) 25
Distance Winner
8 11-12 p P J Hobbs Thomas Cheesman (10) 134 33/134.00
3 0/232P-4 Cerise, Cerise and White striped sleeves, quartered cap Arthurian Legend 34
8 11-12 b1 P J Hobbs R Johnson 134 25/126.00
4 7/3131-7 Royal Blue, White star, Royal Blue sleeves, White stars, Royal Blue cap, White stars Amigo (FR) 29
Distance Winner
6 11-11 pt D Pipe C O'Farrell 133 25/126.00
5 1P21-4 Red, Emerald Green disc, Emerald Green sleeves, Red stars Seventh Sign 25
Course Winner
4 11-10 p A King R Thornton 132 33/134.00
6 1P200/P DARK GREEN, WHITE chevron, LIGHT GREEN sleeves, DARK GREEN and WHITE check cap Aiteen Thirtythree (IRE) 20
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-10 p1 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 132 25/126.00
7 32/3112- White, Royal Blue triple diamond, Red sleeves and cap Fourovakind 227
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 11-9 H Whittington J McGrath (3) 131 18/119.00
8 1/3-2122 Turquoise, Black braces, Cerise cap Twelve Roses 27
5 11-8 K C Bailey Sam Twiston-Davies 130 6/17.00
9 1F/8820- Light blue, royal blue armlets, royal blue cap Rangitoto (IRE) 293
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 11-8 C Whittaker Alice Mills (7) 130 100/1101.00
10 6615- Pink, dark blue triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves Chiberta King 48
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
7 11-6 A M Balding T J O'Brien 128 6/17.00
11 221P-U5 Royal Blue, White sleeves, Red cap Mickie 20
Beaten Favourite
5 11-6 H D Daly Jake Greenall (3) 128 9/110.00
12 18/24P-2 Emerald green, yellow epaulets, yellow sleeves, emerald green armlets, yellow cap Valid Reason 20
6 11-5 D K Ivory B J Geraghty 127 20/121.00
13 243498 Emerald Green, Maroon spots Red Not Blue (IRE) 13
Distance Winner
10 11-5 Simon Earle D Elsworth 127 66/167.00
14 F28211 White, Mauve stars Minella For Steak (IRE) 23
Distance Winner
6 11-4 pt Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 126 8/19.00
15 45P21-6 Black, White hoop, Black sleeves, White stars Firebird Flyer (IRE) 19
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-3 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 125 66/167.00
16 1F1-2 Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Western Warhorse (IRE) 12
Distance Winner
5 11-3 D Pipe T Scudamore 125 9/25.50
17 4332-3U Dark Green, White chevrons, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green cap, White star Kilmurvy (IRE) 20
Beaten Favourite
5 11-1 p J Scott Matt Griffiths (3) 123 20/121.00
18 43436-2 Yellow, Dark Blue chevron, striped cap Dawn Twister (GER) 20
6 11-1 Mrs L Wadham N D Fehily 123 25/126.00
19 46-6F11 YELLOW, large red spots, red cap Invicta Lake (IRE) 11 (ex7)
6 10-13 p Miss S Smith Harry Bannister (7) 114 33/134.00
20 562416- Black, Pink epaulets, sleeves and cap Upham Atom 227
10 10-11 Mrs K A Buckett T Siddall 119 100/1101.00
21 70-UP77 Black, yellow triple diamond, diabolo on sleeves and diamond on cap Virginia Ash (IRE) 16
5 10-4 b C L Tizzard Brendan Powell 112 33/134.00

Verdict

These qualifiers are rarely short of interest and the big yards are well represented again, no doubt targeting a few of their charges at the final itself next March. Philip Hobbs' Pateese and Arthurian Legend are near the head of the weights but they are headed by Free To Dream, courtesy of the penalty he received for winning at Market Rasen last week. Western Warhorse only found stablemate Home Run too good over a shorter trip at Cheltenham earlier this month and is the pick of the Pipe duo while Seventh Sign and Twelve Roses have place claims. McCoy's mount Minella For Steak is on a hat-trick, as is Invicta Lake, while Fourovakind was a progressive sort last season. Valid Reason came back to form at Sandown last time but the vote goes to CHIBERTA KING. Winner of the Queen Alexandra Stakes at Royal Ascot this year and fourth in the Cesarewitch, he should be suited by this first try over 3m and has already won here over hurdles on soft ground.