Newbury

  • 13:00 British Stallion Studs E.B.F. Mares' 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle2m 5f

  • Winner £5,848 2nd £1,717 3rd £859 4th £429
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 37.50s
  • Off time: 13:03:06
13:00 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dancingtilmidnight 9/4
2nd Glorious Twelfth (IRE) 11/10

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 3/1 Purple and Yellow diabolo, Yellow sleeves and cap Carole's Destiny 25
Distance Winner
5 11-2 R Walford D A Jacob 3/14.00
2 U212-11 Emerald Green and Purple (halved), sleeves reversed, quartered cap Dancingtilmidnight 36
Distance Winner
5 11-2 H Fry N D Fehily 9/43.25
3 U3-21 Light Green and Mauve diamonds, Light Green sleeves and cap Brockwell Park 179
5 10-10 J Scott Nick Scholfield 25/126.00
4 6421- Grey, White epaulets Glorious Twelfth (IRE) 225
5 10-10 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 11/102.10
5 0-400 Emerald green, yellow braces and armlets, check cap Indian Citizen (IRE) 23
5 10-10 A J Whiting M G Nolan (5) 150/1151.00
6 10-63 RED, YELLOW sash, striped sleeves and star on cap Massannie (IRE) 10
4 10-10 J G Portman J McGrath (5) 25/126.00

Verdict

It took GLORIOUS TWELFTH four attempts to open her account in bumpers but she shouldn't have to wait as long for a first success over hurdles and Nicky Henderson's mare gets the vote here receiving 6lb from Ludlow scorer Dancingtilmidnight. The latter is preferred to Carole's Destiny, who returned to injury to score at Fontwell but has more on her plate now. Massannie won a Ffos Las bumper on her racecourse debut in January and faced some stiff tasks after. She makes more appeal than points winner Brockwell Park in this.