Newbury

  • 12:30 Q Associates Juvenile Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner £5,198 2nd £1,526 3rd £763 4th £382
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 22.30s
  • Off time: 12:30:45
12:30 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Vasco D'ycy (FR) 7/1
2nd Pistol (IRE) 6/1
3rd Saphir Du Rheu (FR) 10/11

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 Black, yellow triple diamond, diabolo on sleeves and diamond on cap Bold Cuffs 52
3 10-12 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 10/34.33
2 4 Emerald Green, Pink hoops, White sleeves, Pink cap Cropley (IRE) 20
3 10-12 A W Carroll Mr J Hamer (7) 12/113.00
4 6 Maroon, white epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Khan Of Khans (IRE) 15
3 10-12 Miss R Curtis P E Corbett (10) 50/151.00
5 Pink, Dark Blue cross belts and armlets Pistol (IRE) 133
3 10-12 P J Hobbs R Johnson 6/17.00
6 3 BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Saphir Du Rheu (FR) 78
3 10-12 P F Nicholls R Walsh 10/111.91
7 4212 Orange, Dark Blue armlets Vasco D'ycy (FR) 15
3 10-12 Mrs S J Humphrey Jack Doyle 7/18.00
8 Old Gold, Green hoop, collar and cuffs, Green cap, Gold spots Chella Thriller (SPA) 34
3 10-5 t A J Lidderdale W T Kennedy 100/1101.00
9 Red, Emerald Green Cross of Lorraine, Red and Emerald Green halved sleeves Isobella 75
Beaten Favourite
3 10-5 H Morrison T Scudamore 33/134.00
Non runners
3Hector's Chance310-12Mrs H MainFelix de Giles

Verdict

Saphir Du Rheu is sure to be popular here having finished third in a Listed race at Auteuil in September on his hurdles bow when trained by Guy Cherel. It's hard to believe Paul Nicholls won't eke a little improvement out of his new charge but this is far from straightforward. Vasco D'ycy won a bumper in France and was second at Ludlow earlier this month while there wasn't much to choose between Bold Cuffs, Hector's Chance and Cropley on the Flat. The latter has already finished fourth over hurdles at Sandown but PISTOL makes more appeal as he went close on several occasions on the level when trained by Sir Michael Stoute. Though High Chaparral's progeny don't have a terrific record over jumps, Philip Hobbs' newcomer may have more speed than these if his jumping holds up.