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14:45 Newbury

Tote Gold Trophy Hurdle (Showcase Handicap) (Class A)

  • 25 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 110y
  • Going: Good
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Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 48.50s
  • 25 Ran
1st
16/1

      2nd
      4th
      1
      • Form: 112-521
      • Age: 10
      • Weight: 11-12
      • Trainer: P J Hobbs
      • Jockey: R Johnson

      held up behind, smooth headway approaching 4 out, led and not fluent last, hard ridden flat, headed on line

      2
      16/1
      • Form: 22/323-P
      • Age: 8
      • Weight: 10-13
      • Trainer: M C Pipe
      • Jockey: A P McCoy

      mid-division, headway approaching 4 out, ridden to chase leaders last, kept on

      3
      50/1
      • Form: 04-1224
      • Age: 6
      • Weight: 10-12
      • Trainer: Jonjo O'Neill
      • Jockey: N D Fehily

      mid-division, ridden and headway after 3 out, chased leaders last, kept on flat

      4
      • Form: 331-123
      • Age: 5
      • Weight: 10-11
      • Trainer: P F Nicholls
      • Jockey: Ruby Walsh

      held up mid-division, headway 4 out, ridden on 2 out, weakened flat

      5
      11/1
      • Form: B1-1332
      • Age: 6
      • Weight: 10-11
      • Trainer: Jonjo O'Neill
      • Jockey: L Cooper

      held up rear, never a factor

      6
      20/1
      • Form: 24P-124
      • Age: 7
      • Weight: 10-9
      • Trainer: Miss E C Lavelle
      • Jockey: F Keniry

      chased leaders, ridden approaching 3 out, weakened last

      7
      16/1
      • Form: 12405-2
      • Age: 9
      • Weight: 10-9
      • Trainer: N J Henderson
      • Jockey: M Foley

      held up mid-division, ridden and headway 3 out, chased leaders approaching last, strong run close home, led on line

      8
      • Form: 161-2P1
      • Age: 6
      • Weight: 10-8
      • Trainer: Miss V Williams
      • Jockey: S Thomas

      blundered and unseated rider 1st

      9

      Copeland

      35 v
      66/1
      • Form: 0F62-34
      • Age: 9
      • Weight: 10-7
      • Trainer: M C Pipe
      • Jockey: R Greene

      soon in touch, headway 4th, ridden next, weakened

      10

      Benbyas

      35
      33/1
      • Form: 250-501
      • Age: 7
      • Weight: 10-4
      • Trainer: D Carroll
      • Jockey: P J Brennan

      prominent, ridden approaching 4 out, weakened

      11
      • Form: 50-1342
      • Age: 7
      • Weight: 10-2
      • Trainer: P J Hobbs
      • Jockey: C Llewellyn

      chased leaders, ridden approaching 3 out, every chance last, kept on but no extra flat

      12
      16/1
      • Form: 56-0113
      • Age: 5
      • Weight: 10-2
      • Trainer: A King
      • Jockey: Wayne Hutchinson

      held up towards rear, headway approaching 4 out, ridden next, stayed on well flat

      13
      11/1
      • Form: 3211-44
      • Age: 7
      • Weight: 10-0
      • Trainer: Andrew Lee
      • Jockey: L P Aspell

      held up towards rear, headway 4th, chased leaders 3 out, soon ridden, weakened approaching last

      14
      25/1
      • Form: 15001-0
      • Age: 7
      • Weight: 10-0
      • Trainer: Jonjo O'Neill
      • Jockey: W Jones

      always behind

      15
      33/1
      • Form: 61-14F2
      • Age: 5
      • Weight: 10-0
      • Trainer: P F Nicholls
      • Jockey: J Tizzard

      held up towards rear, mistake 4th, some headway next, no impression from 3 out

      16
      25/1
      • Form: 1350-33
      • Age: 5
      • Weight: 10-0
      • Trainer: N J Henderson
      • Jockey: A Tinkler

      mid-division, headway 3rd, led approaching 4 out, ridden approaching 2 out, headed last, no extra flat

      17
      50/1
      • Form: 355-220
      • Age: 6
      • Weight: 10-0
      • Trainer: P F Nicholls
      • Jockey: Mr R M P McNally

      held up towards rear, headway approaching 4 out, soon ridden, weakened 2 out

      18
      66/1
      • Form: 42534P
      • Age: 10
      • Weight: 10-0
      • Trainer: M C Pipe
      • Jockey: J E Moore

      led until 4 out, soon weakened

      19
      50/1
      • Form: 31112
      • Age: 6
      • Weight: 10-0
      • Trainer: M C Pipe
      • Jockey: Mr T J Malone

      chased leaders, ridden when blundered badly 4 out, weakened quickly

      20
      100/1
      • Form: 145-1P5
      • Age: 5
      • Weight: 10-0
      • Trainer: M C Pipe
      • Jockey: J P Elliott

      chased leaders until 4th, soon behind

      21
      • Form: 3P-F001
      • Age: 8
      • Weight: 10-0
      • Trainer: G A Swinbank
      • Jockey: D Crosse

      chased leaders until weakened after 4 out

      22
      10/1
      • Form: 112/1F
      • Age: 9
      • Weight: 10-0
      • Trainer: H Morrison
      • Jockey: Timmy Murphy

      mid-division until 4th, soon behind

      23
      • Form: 212-RP
      • Age: 7
      • Weight: 10-0
      • Trainer: P R Webber
      • Jockey: T Doyle

      mid-division, ridden and steady headway from 4 out, weakened flat

      24
      150/1
      • Form: 2-31131
      • Age: 6
      • Weight: 10-0
      • Trainer: R Hodges
      • Jockey: A Honeyball

      held up towards rear, never dangerous

      25
      • Form: U16111
      • Age: 7
      • Weight: 10-0
      • Trainer: L A Dace
      • Jockey: D Laverty

      chased leaders until 3rd, soon tailed off

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      Verdict

      Reigning Champion Hurdler Rooster Booster came back to form for the first time since his Festival success when winning at Haydock last month but the Philip Hobbs-trained gelding faces no easy task giving 13lbs and upwards away to his rivals here and we prefer to side with Saintsaire, who gets the verdict over Limerick Boy. The selection has failed to progress since making a winning debut in this country over course and distance last term but has shown signs of a return to form in his last two starts on going softer than ideal and, with conditions more suitable today, he gets the vote to give trainer Nicky Henderson another big race winner on a Saturday. Limerick Boy showed improved form to win the Lanzarote Hurdle at Kempton last time but this looks harder off his new mark. Paul Nicholls saddles three with Sporazene, who is closely matched with the selection on running here in November, preferred to stablemates Le Duc and Sud Bleu. Jonjo O'Neill also saddles three runners with Hasty Prince, a creditable second to Rooster Booster last time and placed in both starts prior to that this term, holding more solid claims than Quazar and Never. Tony McCoy opts to ride Champion Hurdle runner-up Westender in preference to Martin Pipe's other four entered runners but he seems to reserve his best form for Cheltenham and is probably best watched. Champion Hurdle fourth Self Defense, the relatively unexposed Tom Paddington and Nicky Henderson's Geos are others worthy of a mention but preference is for Saintsaire who, with ground conditions to suit is taken to finally fulfil his potential.