All but one of Award Winner's wins have been achieved with McCoy in the saddle and the champ is on duty at Newbury today. Barrakilla steps out of novice company for the first time but must have a decent chance of adding to his victory at Market Rasen against largely out-of-form rivals. LE BACARDY has won five times over hurdles in his native France, however, his most recent success coming at Cagnes-sur-mer in December. Tony Carroll hasn't pitched him in at the deep end here and he may well have enough class to make a winning UK debut though Hassadin is edging closer to a first success outside of selling company. Bound For Glory has scope but may need this.
Le Bacardy (FR) 5-1 (10-9) won at Cagnes-sur-Mer(FR) 2m 1f clm hdl sft in Dec beating Black Beauty (10-3) by 5l, 13 ran.
Radmores Revenge 33-1 (11-4) Held up in mid-division, headway 3 out, never on terms with leaders, 6th of 14, 17l behind Amigo (11-2) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) hvy in Jan.
Barrakilla (IRE) 2-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd at 7th, hit next, ridden approaching last, led flat, ran on, won at Market Rasen 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov beating Timesishard (10-9) by 2 3/4l, 8 ran.
Bound For Glory (IRE) 4-5fav (10-7) Made all, clear 2 out, not fluent last, easily, won at Sedgefield 2m 4f 4yo nov stks (4) gd in Nov '11 beating Badgers Retreat (10-7) by 12l, 12 ran.
Gud Day (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Mid-diviison, headway on outside approaching 5th, ridden and weakened 4 out, 10th of 12, 36l behind Brick Red (11-5) at Ludlow 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Jan.
Hassadin 8-1 (11-6) Led, ridden approaching 3 out, headed soon after last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 2 1/2l behind The Bear Trap (10-12) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Jan.
King Zeal (IRE) 9-2fav (11-7) Held up towards rear, mid-division when fell 4 out, in a race won by Marino Prince (10-11) at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Apr, 11 ran.
Award Winner 8-1 (11-7) Led, headed 10th, chased leader until 3 out, weakened soon after, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Virginia Ash (11-0) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Jan.
Swiss Art (IRE) 16-1 (9-13) Held up behind, in touch when blundered and unseated rider 3 out, in a race won by Everdon Brook (10-0) at Catterick 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft, 12 ran.
Madame Allsorts 20-1 (10-7) Mid-division, blundered 2nd, weakened before 2 out, 11th of 15, 22l behind Tanerko Emery (11-11) at Sandown 2m nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Dec.