Newbury

  • 14:40 Pertemps Handicap Hurdle 3m 110y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 30.40s
  • Off time: 14:40:28
14:40 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st= Fair Along (GER) 33/1
2nd= Cucumber Run (IRE) 33/1
2nd= Ballybough Pat (IRE) 4/1
4th= Counting House (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2/552-46 Red and Yellow (quartered), hooped sleeves, Emerald Green cap American Trilogy (IRE) 33
8 11-12 p P F Nicholls Mr H Derham (5) 140 33/134.00
2 6345-34 Black and Light Blue (quartered), Black sleeves, White cap Fair Along (GER) 27
Course WinnerDistance Winner
10 11-12 pt P J Hobbs R Johnson 140 33/134.00
3 21F01-0 White, red cross belts, red and white quartered cap Cucumber Run (IRE) 41
7 11-11 N J Henderson Nico de Boinville (7) 139 33/134.00
4 30-00F1 Yellow, Purple spots on sleeves, Purple cap Le Beau Bai (FR) 19
Distance Winner
9 11-9 p R Lee M G Nolan (5) 137 16/117.00
5 311-12 Dark Blue, White star, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap, White star Ballybough Pat (IRE) 34
Distance Winner
5 11-4 A J Honeyball Aidan Coleman 132 4/15.00
6 1531U/5 Royal Blue, Yellow chevrons, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue spots, Yellow cap Bakbenscher 34
Course WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-4 A King R Thornton 132 7/18.00
7 1R0P-1P Yellow, dark blue cross belts, yellow sleeves, pink armlets, dark blue and yellow quartered cap What An Oscar (IRE) 41
Distance Winner
7 10-13 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 127 33/134.00
8 1031/3-2 Maroon, emerald green chevron, emerald green cap Lundy Sky 16
7 10-12 A G Newcombe A Thornton 126 25/126.00
9 8120/3P- BLACK and WHITE check, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap No Secrets (IRE) 364
8 10-11 D Pipe T Scudamore 125 20/121.00
10 16/032-2 DARK BLUE and WHITE check, DARK BLUE sleeves, WHITE cap, DARK BLUE star Counting House (IRE) 29
Course and Distance Winner
9 10-11 J A B Old Timmy Murphy 125 16/117.00
11 459U14 Beige, Grey sleeves and cap Benbane Head (USA) 13
Distance Winner
8 10-9 t M Keighley A P McCoy 123 14/115.00
12 1/274F-3 RED, WHITE cross belts, hooped sleeves and star on cap Curtain Razer (IRE) 206
Distance Winner
6 10-8 P F Nicholls R Walsh 122 8/19.00
13 41172P Emerald green, red seams, hooped sleeves, emerald green cap Wellforth (IRE) 41
Distance Winner
8 10-8 b S Lycett D A Jacob 122 20/121.00
14 24316-3 Purple, Yellow sash, Light Blue sleeves, Yellow cap Destroyer Deployed 22
Beaten Favourite
6 10-8 v1 Tim Vaughan B J Geraghty 122 7/18.00
15 3603/1- Black, Red Cross of Lorraine, chevrons on sleeves, Red cap Tarbeck 355
8 10-7 C E Longsdon N D Fehily 121 12/113.00
16 04525-4 Light Blue, Red seams, hooped sleeves, Red cap Stow 19
Beaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-6 p1 Miss R Curtis P E Corbett (10) 120 8/19.00
17 0/242-21 Light Blue, Orange chevrons, Light Blue sleeves and cap Duke Of Monmouth (IRE) 23
Distance Winner
5 10-6 C J Mann G Sheehan (7) 120 7/18.00

Verdict

These qualifiers are a nightmare to unravel at the best of times and even more so at this stage of the campaign. Many of these will be back over fences in the near future, including recent Ffos Las winner Le Beau Bai who'll be bidding to repeat last year's victory in the Welsh National. Stow started favourite in that Ffos Las race and won over this C&D in February. He could reverse the form with Richard Lee's runner while Bakbenscher made a promising return from injury at Chepstow and Duke Of Monmouth ploughed through the mud to score at Warwick earlier this month and has more scope than most of these. Curtain Razer is also lightly-raced while Ballybough Pat has been in good form but the booking of Barry Geraghty for DESTROYER DEPLOYED catches the eye. Now visored, he's fancied to reverse Towcester running with Benbane Head on better terms and this longer trip should be within his range this season.