Newbury

  • 15:15 Betfair Sponsors The Stable Staff Canteen Handicap Hurdle3m 110y

  • Winner £2,599 2nd £763 3rd £382 4th £191
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 59.00s
  • Off time: 15:15:28
15:15 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Velator 7/2
2nd Winning Habit 7/1
3rd Terra Bleu (IRE) 28/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1-234 Royal Blue, Yellow stars, Yellow cap Desert Joe (IRE) 35
Beaten Favourite
6 11-12 A King R Thornton 113 7/24.50
2 25-6441 White, Dark Blue Cross of Lorraine, Dark Blue cap Wiesentraum (GER) 23
Distance Winner
6 11-11 Mrs L Wadham L P Aspell 112 13/27.50
3 2910-PP Royal Blue, Light Green sleeves and cap Aviador (GER) 76
6 11-9 Mrs L Wadham D Elsworth 110 10/111.00
4 000911 Red, Yellow triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, Red cap, Yellow diamond Velator 25
Distance Winner
5 11-9 A J Honeyball Rachael Green (3) 110 7/24.50
5 50-P7U3 Yellow, Black sleeves and cap with Yellow tassel Dance Island (IRE) 31
Distance Winner
9 11-6 p B I Case Sam Twiston-Davies 107 5/16.00
6 42-3160 Dark Blue, Pink epaulets, Pink sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds, Pink cap Little Eaglet (IRE) 227
8 11-4 C Heard L Heard 105 50/151.00
7 9/1P-6P7 Light Blue, Red star, Light Blue sleeves, Red stars Winning Habit 35
7 10-11 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 98 7/18.00
8 0647 White, Red chevron, Emerald Green and Red striped sleeves, Red cap Prankster 20
6 10-10 P Bowen T J O'Brien 97 12/113.00
9 636433 LIGHT BLUE, BEIGE star Torran Sound 29
5 10-9 J M P Eustace Matt Crawley (5) 96 12/113.00
10 3222P4 Red and White stripes, Red sleeves, White spots Terra Bleu (IRE) 16
Beaten Favourite
5 10-6 pt B G Powell N D Fehily 93 28/129.00

Verdict

Despite still showing signs of inexperience, Wiesentraum won over this trip at Southwell last time. He looks a chaser in the making, however, and may struggle to give weight to the hat-trick-seeking VELATOR. Anthony Honeyball and Rachael Green have formed a formidable partnership this season and the pair can team up with another winner here as the five-year-old is still on the upgrade after victories at Taunton and Plumpton. Desert Joe didn't find much off the bridle when favourite at Fakenham last time and is probably best watched for now but Dance Island shouldn't be far away if reproducing a recent third at Wetherby and Torran Sound is worth a try over this trip as he was a stayer on the Flat.