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15:15 Newbury

Totesport Trophy Handicap Hurdle (grade 3) (Class 1)

  • 20 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 110y
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £150,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 59.10s
  • Off Time: 15:20:20
  • 20 Ran
1st
Silk -
50/1

    2nd
    Silk -
    3rd
    Silk -
    4th
    Silk -
    1
    Silk - ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots
    11/2
    • Form 1350-11
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-12
    • Official Rating 146

    mid-division on inside, headway 5th, effort 3 out, weakened quickly. pulled up before last

    2
    Silk - Emerald Green and Yellow stripes, Emerald Green sleeves, Yellow star on cap
    20/1
    • Form 8F-9412
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-11
    • Official Rating 136

    mid-division, ridden approaching 3 out, stayed on approaching last

    3
    Silk - ORANGE, DARK BLUE sash, diabolo on sleeves, ORANGE cap

    Self Defense

    46 CDD
    100/1
    • Form 206-156
    • Age 10
    • Weight 11-10
    • Official Rating 144

    chased leaders, ridden to challenge 3 out, weakened from last

    5
    Silk - Yellow, Royal Blue braces, Emerald Green sleeves and cap
    • Form 101-869
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-8
    • Official Rating 129

    held up towards rear, headway on inner approaching 3 out, soon ridden, weakend 2 out

    6
    Silk - Yellow and Brown stripes, hooped sleeves
    50/1
    • Form 74-2426
    • Age 7
    • Weight 11-6
    • Official Rating 140

    held up towards rear, ridden approaching 3 out, stayed on from 2 out

    7
    Silk - Dark Blue, Yellow disc, Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue spots

    Papini (IRE)

    35 CDD
    15/2
    • Form 093-711
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-6
    • Official Rating 140

    led until 2nd, tracked leader, led 3 out, ridden and headed next, weakened

    8
    Silk - Purple, Emerald Green and White hooped sleeves, Emerald Green cap
    16/1
    • Form 8-01103
    • Age 8
    • Weight 11-3
    • Official Rating 138

    mid-divison, lost place after 5h, ridden and headway after 3 out, every chance from last, held close home

    9
    Silk - Emerald green, orange hoops, white cap
    9/2
    • Form 1150-12
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-2
    • Official Rating 136

    in touch until lost place approaching 5th, ridden approaching 3 out, no impression

    10
    Silk - White, large Royal Blue spots, Royal Blue cap
    33/1
    • Form 585-820
    • Age 10
    • Weight 11-2
    • Official Rating 136

    mid-division, lost place after 5th, headway after 3 out, challenged 2 out, kept on

    11
    Silk - YELLOW, dark blue sash, dark blue cap, yellow star
    11/1
    • Form 123-171
    • Age 9
    • Weight 10-13
    • Official Rating 130

    chased leaders, ridden to lead approaching 2 out, headed approaching last, kept on

    12
    Silk - Royal Blue, Yellow diamond, Grey sleeves, Grey and Royal Blue quartered cap

    Private Be

    24 D
    20/1
    • Form 2212-12
    • Age 8
    • Weight 10-11
    • Official Rating 131

    led 2nd, blundered 4th, ridden and headed 3 out, gradually faded

    13
    Silk - BEIGE, royal blue star, hooped sleeves, royal blue cap, beige star
    14/1
    • Form P19-130
    • Age 7
    • Weight 10-10
    • Official Rating 127

    held up behind, headway after 3 out, soon ridden, stayed on, nearest finish

    14
    Silk - Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap

    Orcadian

    35 BF
    16/1
    • Form 10-25
    • Age 6
    • Weight 10-9
    • Official Rating 129

    in touch, ridden approaching 3 out, kept on same pace

    15
    Silk - ROYAL BLUE, light green hooped sleeves, quartered cap
    • Form 344-121
    • Age 9
    • Weight 10-8
    • Official Rating 128

    held up towards rear, headway 3 out, soon ridden, kept on same pace

    16
    Silk - Dark Green, Yellow cross belts, diabolo on sleeves
    40/1
    • Form 01-1427
    • Age 8
    • Weight 10-7
    • Official Rating 127

    in touch, ridden approaching 3 out, weakened 2 out

    17
    Silk - Dark Blue, White chevron, chevrons on sleeves, striped cap

    My Immortal

    129 D
    20/1
    • Form 2D263-1
    • Age 5
    • Weight 10-7
    • Official Rating 127

    chased leaders, ridden after 3 out, one pace from next

    18
    Silk - Emerald Green, Pink seams, sleeves and star on cap

    Heathcote

    14 D
    50/1
    • Form 037829
    • Age 5
    • Weight 10-6
    • Official Rating 125

    mid-division, headway approaching 3 out, ridden to lead approaching last, all out

    19
    Silk - Red, Pink sleeves and cap

    Bongo Fury (FR)

    35 v BFD
    16/1
    • Form 80-312P
    • Age 8
    • Weight 10-5
    • Official Rating 125

    in touch until weakened approaching 3 out

    20
    Silk - EMERALD GREEN & ORANGE HOOPED, Emerald Green cap white star
    16/1
    • Form 11P-043
    • Age 9
    • Weight 10-5
    • Official Rating 117

    held up towards rear, headway approaching 3 out, soon ridden, stayed on

    21
    Silk - ORANGE, DARK BLUE sash, diabolo on sleeves, ORANGE cap
    • Form 8-31351
    • Age 6
    • Weight 10-4
    • Official Rating 125

    held up towards rear, mistake 1st, ridden and headway after 5th, weakened after 3 out

    4
    NR

    Crow Wood

    63 D
    • Form 10-2163
    • Age 8
    • Weight 11-10
    • Official Rating 144

    Nonrunner

    Previous results

    In depth

    Verdict

    Pedrobob gets a most tentative vote in a hard race to unravel, with Acambo, Mister Hight, Tarlac and Papini just a few more in with a shout. All the talk this week has been of the big gamble on Acambo who will by all accounts cost the bookies' millions if he obliges, but history is against him as he bids to defy the welter burden of 11st 12lb. No horse has carried that much weight to victory in this race in the last 30 years, indeed Rooster Booster was just touched carrying the same weight in 2004. David Pipe's father Martin has sent out no less than five topweights here over the years and they have all met with defeat, although both Make A Stand and Copeland have carried the biggest weight to victory in this race in the past 10 years. If Acambo is to be considered a true Champion Hurdle contender he has to win here according to his trainer, but we feel that he will be disappointed and instead look to one of the six Irish raiders in the shape of Pedrobob. He sauntered home under Ruby Walsh at Leopardstown in December, and this will be the first time that he has carried less than 11st. Reckoned useful by connections, he is taken to land this big prize before eventually going chasing. Mister Hight has the right credentials, having finished second in the Pierce Hurdle, a race that is always a good pointer to today's contest, and with ground conditions to suit, he will be out to make up for last season's disappointing effort in the Triumph Hurdle. Nicky Henderson has captured four of the last eight runnings of the Totesport Trophy, and Tarlac looks the best of his trio, although Papini has done little wrong. Lack of time and space forbids a mention of any more, suffice to say that the market will be a big guide. For the winner we return to Pedrobob to foil the massive punt on Acambo.

    Formwatch

    Acambo (GER) 7-1 (11-9) Held up mid-division, headway 6th, led after 3 out, ridden 2 out, blundered last, ridden out, won at Ascot 2m lst hcp hdl (1) gs in Dec beating Tarlac (11-3) by 2l, 20 ran.

    Mister Hight (FR) 20-1 (11-10) Held up, 14th after 4 out, 8th and headway after 2 out, stayed on well to go 2nd close home, 2nd of 30, 2 1/2l behind Spring The Que (10-3) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hdl 0-145 hvy in Jan.

    Self Defense 25-1 (11-7) Raced in 4th place until dropped to rear 4th, never going well after, well behind when blundered 3 out, 6th of 7, 48l behind Jazz Messenger (11-7) at Kempton 2m hdl Grd 1 (1) gs in Dec.

    Quatre Heures (FR) 12-1 (11-10) Towards rear, kept on without threatening from 2 out, 9th of 30, 12l behind Spring The Que (10-3) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hdl 0-145 hvy in Jan.

    Kawagino (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Never travelling, always towards rear, 6th of 7, 37l behind Fenix (10-4) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl (2) gs in Nov.

    Papini (IRE) 6-1 (11-3) Prominent, led 2nd, made rest, stayed on well, ridden out, won at Sandown 2m hcp hdl 0-140 (2) hvy in Jan beating Heathcote (10-5) by 5l, 12 ran.

    Overstrand (IRE) 14-1 (11-8) Held up in rear, headway approaching 3 out, ridden after 2 out, weakened from last, 3rd of 8, 21l behind Afsoun (11-8) at Haydock 2m hdl Grd 2 (1) hvy in Jan.

    Tarlac (GER) 11-2 (11-3) Towards rear, headway 6th, ridden to chase winner 2 out, no extra, 2nd of 20, 2l behind Acambo (11-9) at Ascot 2m lst hcp hdl (1) gs in Dec.

    Caracciola (GER) 25-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, moderate effort approaching 2 out, soon beaten, 11th of 17, 24l behind Overstrand (10-5) at Sandown 2m lst hcp hdl (1) hvy in Dec.

    Pedrobob (IRE) 7-4fav (11-6) Made all, drew clear after 2 out, stayed on well from last, easily, won at Leopardstown 2m hdl hvy in Dec beating Son Of Oscar (11-6) by 9l, 7 ran.

    Private Be 7-2 (11-1) Led, soon clear, ridden approaching 2 out, headed last, kept on gamely but no extra final 100 yards, 2nd of 3, 4l behind Opera Mundi (10-13) at Newbury 2m 1f nov chs (3) hvy in Jan.

    Victram (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Never a factor, 17th of 30, 22l behind Spring The Que (10-3) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hdl 0-145 hvy in Jan.

    Orcadian 9-2fav (11-3) Chased leaders, ridden and every chance 2 out, gradually faded, 5th of 12, 20l behind Papini (11-3) at Sandown 2m hcp hdl 0-140 (2) hvy in Jan.

    Moore's Law (USA) 7-4fav (11-6) Soon settled well off pace in mid-division, closer order from 4 out, led travelling well 2 out, soon clear, easily, won at Cork 2m hdl hvy in Jan beating Drummer First (11-9) by 4 1/2l, 9 ran.

    Pirate Flagship (FR) 20-1 (11-1) Mid-divsion to rear, ridden 4 out, no impression, 7th of 20, 12l behind Acambo (11-9) at Ascot 2m lst hcp hdl (1) gs in Dec.

    My Immortal 4-6fav (10-12) With leaders, led 3rd, clear 2 out, comfortably, won at Towcester 2m nov hdl (3) gd in Oct beating Sexy Rexy (10-12) by 5l, 16 ran.

    Heathcote 14-1 (11-8) Held up, short lived approaching 6th, soon beaten, 9th of 13, 43l behind Ashley Brook (11-6) at Cheltenham 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-145 (2) hvy in Jan.

    Bongo Fury (FR) 9-4fav (11-3) Prominent, hit 4th, not fluent 7th, soon ridden, weakened 9th, behind when pulled up 3 out in race won by Bohemian Spirit (10-9) at Sandown 2m hcp chs 0-145 (2) sft in Jan, 6 ran.

    New Field (IRE) 10-1 (10-7) Held up, 13th after 3 out, stayed on well under pressure from next, 3rd of 30, 4l behind Spring The Que (10-3) at Leopardstown 2m hcp hdl 0-145 hvy in Jan.

    Rio De Janeiro (IRE) 7-2fav (10-7) Mid-division, progress before 7th, ridden to lead 2 out, driven out, won at Stratford 2m 3f hcp hdl (2) gs beating Absolut Power (11-0) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.

    Crow Wood 33-1 (11-4) Held up behind leading trio, ridden approaching last, not quicken, went 3rd run-in, 3rd of 4, 11l behind Detroit City (11-4) at Cheltenham 2m 1f hdl Grd 2 (1) sft in Dec.