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13:45 Newbury

John Owen Jones 30th Birthday Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (Class 3)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 3f
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £10,000 added
  • Winner: £6,505
  • 2nd: £1,910
  • 3rd: £955
  • 4th: £477
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 39.30s
  • Off Time: 13:46:08
  • 7 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
2
Silk - Grey, Pink epaulets, quartered cap
4/1
  • Form 415
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 124

tracked leaders, not fluent 2nd or 6th, lost place 7th, weakened approaching 3 out, pulled up before next

3
Silk - Mauve, yellow sleeves, mauve diamonds, mauve cap, yellow diamond
  • Form 237232
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 123

led, bumped 1st, headed after 3rd, led next until 6th, ridden and every chance approaching 3 out, 4th and beaten when jumped left 2 out, soon left 3rd

4
Silk - White, Navy Blue cap, White spots

Comedy Act

31 b
5/1
  • Form 165
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 122

took keen hold early, tracked leaders, challenged 6th until ridden and weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off

6
Silk - Maroon and Grey stripes, Maroon cap
11/2
  • Form 441344
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 114

with leader, hampered 1st, led after 3rd until next, led 6th, ridden and hard pressed from 2 out, stayed on well, in command final 50 yards

7
Silk - Maroon, Light Blue sleeves, White diamonds, White cap, Maroon diamond

Kahfre

25 v
8/1
  • Form 12926
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-9
  • Official Rating 111

held up in touch towards rear on outside, improved after 7th, every chance and drifted stands side before 3 out, driven and close 3rd when blundered badly 2 out, not recover, no chance after

8
Silk - Royal Blue, White hoops, Maroon sleeves and cap
11/2
  • Form 3724
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-5
  • Official Rating 107

held up in touch on inside, went 2nd after 3 out, challenged next, still every chance flat, held final 50 yards

9
Silk - Yellow, Red chevrons and armlets
  • Form 524
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-2
  • Official Rating 104

held up in rear, not fluent, pushed along 5th, outpaced from 7th, went 4th latter stages, no chance

1
NR
  • Form 112551
  • Age 4
  • Weight 12-5
  • Official Rating 128

Nonrunner

5
NR
  • Form 566131
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 118

Nonrunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

TWO KISSES just failed to catch Omaruru in the soft ground here earlier this month. Considering her two wins so far over hurdles came on a faster surface, that was a really good effort and she's taken to return to winning ways. Moose Moran was a disappointing favourite when well behind the selection last time but had beaten Comedy Act out of sight before that and it's too soon to write him off. Pullyourfingerout was an easy winner at Warwick during the week and may be getting off light with only a 7lb penalty here, but Balerina will find life tougher back in handicap company after winning a juvenile fillies' race at Taunton last time.

Formwatch

Moose Moran (USA) 4-11fav (11-5) Led, not fluent 1st, ridden and headed when mistake 2 out, soon weakened, 5th of 9, 29l behind Omaruru (10-12) at Newbury 2m 4yo hdl (4) sft.

Two Kisses (IRE) 5-1 (11-5) Prominent, bad mistake 3 out, soon ridden in 3rd, went 2nd after 2 out, 4 lenghts down last, kept responding gamely to pressure, just held, 2nd of 9, nk behind Omaruru (10-12) at Newbury 2m 4yo hdl (4) sft.

Comedy Act 4-1 (11-5) Close up, ridden and weakened after 2 out, 5th of 15, 32l behind Moose Moran (10-12) at Doncaster 2m 4yo hdl (4) gs in Feb.

Ultravox (USA) 5-1 (10-12) Chased leaders on inside, outpaced 3 out, soon ridden, weakened from next, 4th of 11, 39l behind Whoops A Daisy (11-0) at Towcester 2m nh nov hdl (3) hvy in Feb.

Kahfre 28-1 (10-11) Always in last trio, ridden and no progress before 2 out, well beaten when blundered last, tailed off, 6th of 7, 44l behind Pere Blanc (10-9) at Sandown 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Feb.

Franklino (FR) 9-2 (10-12) Held up towards rear but in touch, ridden before 3 out, soon beaten, 4th of 6, 39l behind Empire Levant (10-12) at Doncaster 2m 4yo hdl (3) gd in Jan.

Promised Wings (GER) 11-4 (10-7) Mid-division, headway 5th, ridden 3 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 13, 17l behind The Hague (10-11) at Plumpton 2m mdn hdl (5) sft in Feb.

Pullyourfingerout (IRE) 11-4 (11-4) Took keen hold, made all, in command last, ran on well, won at Warwick 2m hcp ch 0-130 (3) gd beating Pantxoa (11-12) by 7l, 3 ran.

Balerina (FR) 4-6fav (10-10) Chased leaders, went 2nd after 4th, led next, narrowly headed after 3 out, ridden to lead last, strongly pressed flat, in command towards finish, won at Taunton 2m 1f 4yo flls nov hdl (4) gd beating Racey Lacey (10-10) by 1/2l, 10 ran.