Newbury

  • 12:55 Blackmore Building Maiden Hurdle2m 69y

  • Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
  • Going: Good to Soft (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 6.00s
  • Off time: 12:55:29
12:55 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st High Bridge 5/2
2nd Chelsea Flyer (IRE) 9/1
3rd Wenyerreadyfreddie (IRE) 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey Sky Bet
1 064 Red, Emerald Green disc, Emerald Green sleeves, Red stars Atlantic Storm (IRE) 11
4 11-0 D Skelton Harry Skelton 1001
2 56P-0 RED, WHITE cross belts, WHITE sleeves, BLACK stars, RED cap, WHITE star Baron De Ligniere (FR) 56
5 11-0 C Gordon Tom Cannon 1001
3 1244/2-P BLACK and RED (quartered), BLACK sleeves, RED seams, RED cap Broughtons Rhythm 212
Distance Winner
7 11-0 H Spiller L P Aspell 1001
4 322-3 Royal Blue, White halved sleeves, Red cap, Royal Blue star Chelsea Flyer (IRE) 47
5 11-0 Miss E C Lavelle D A Jacob 1001
5 2-1P Dark Green and Beige (quartered), hooped sleeves, check cap Cruiseaweigh (IRE) 11
Beaten Favourite
5 11-0 T R George Adrian Heskin 1001
6 3P2/15-7 BLACK and WHITE check, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap Face To Face 7
7 11-0 M Pitman Daniel Hiskett (5) 1001
7 7/6-8 Cerise, Royal Blue quartered cap Glance Back 210
5 11-0 t1 Mrs E Bishop James Banks 1001
8 233-12 Orange, Beige epaulets and star on cap Golden Birthday (FR) 27
5 11-0 H Fry N D Fehily 1001
9 2/3116- Black, black and maroon striped cap High Bridge 228
Distance Winner
5 11-0 B Pauling Mr Alex Ferguson (7) 1001
10 8306-5 Purple, large red spots, red cap Instingtive (IRE) 226
5 11-0 G L Moore Joshua Moore 1001
11 5U Black, purple sleeves, red spots Le Braye (IRE) 11
4 11-0 D Skelton Bridget Andrews (3) 1001
12 /- White, black sleeves, white armlets, red cap Man Look 83
4 11-0 D McCain Jnr Sam Twiston-Davies 1001
13 5/2 Maroon and Beige (quartered), Maroon sleeves, Beige armlets Mister Big (IRE) 28
5 11-0 P J Hobbs R Johnson 1001
14 P-8 DARK BLUE, YELLOW hoops, YELLOW sleeves, DARK BLUE stars, YELLOW cap, DARK BLUE star New Reaction 27
5 11-0 Alexandra Dunn Adam Wedge 1001
15 313 Red, black hoops, black sleeves, red stars, black cap, red star The Caller 25
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 11-0 W Greatrex G Sheehan 1001
16 2- WHITE, ORANGE and WHITE striped cap Wenyerreadyfreddie (IRE) 284
5 11-0 N J Henderson J McGrath 1001
17 6 Black, Red chevron, sleeves and cap What About Carlo (FR) 31
Course Winner
5 11-0 Eve Johnson Houghton Aidan Coleman 1001

Verdict

Philip Hobbs trained the winner of this in 2011 and again last year. He runs Mister Big, who was only beaten half-a-length on his return from a lay-off at Chepstow. But this has a strong entry for a race of its type with High Bridge, sixth in the Champion Bumper at Cheltenham in March, making his hurdling debut. Golden Birthday and Chelsea Flyer have already shown enough to suggest they’ll be thereabouts and Atlantic Storm is improving with experience. Man Look and What About Carlo are both smart handicappers on the Flat and the latter should find this easier than the Grade 2 he contested at Cheltenham – he runs his best races here. Wenyerreadyfreddie could be anything and his yard continues in cracking form while The Caller wasn’t beaten far when third at Huntingdon. CRUISEAWEIGH was a little keen at Sandown on his hurdling debut but still travelling strongly when the bit slipped through his mouth after jumping the third-last and he lost his steering. He remains a nice prospect and could gain compensation here.