Newbury

  • 12:20 Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Mares' Novices' Hurdle 2m 69y

  • Winner £13,968 2nd £5,231 3rd £2,613 4th £1,304
  • Going: Good to Soft (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 55.70s
  • Off time: 12:20:42
12:20 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st La Bague Au Roi (FR) 5/4
2nd Dusky Legend 11/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 22/22-11 Grey, White epaulets Dusky Legend 23
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-3 A King Wayne Hutchinson 135 1001
2 164-512 Black and Light Blue (quartered), Black sleeves, White cap Copper Kay 23
Distance Winner
6 11-0 P J Hobbs R Johnson 129 1001
3 8/2F2-32 YELLOW, PURPLE star, PURPLE sleeves, YELLOW armlets, PURPLE cap Happy Diva (IRE) 16
5 11-0 t1 Kerry Lee J E Moore 114 1001
4 1/117-11 Royal Blue, Maroon seams and sleeves, Maroon and Royal Blue check cap La Bague Au Roi (FR) 14
Distance Winner
5 11-0 W Greatrex Harry Bannister 137 1001
5 11-7 Emerald green, orange stars, emerald green cap, orange star Ms Parfois (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
5 11-0 ht A J Honeyball Aidan Coleman 1001
6 21- Mauve and black (quartered), mauve sleeves, white cap Soiesauvage (FR) 226
5 11-0 G L Moore Joshua Moore 1001

Verdict

DUSKY LEGEND quickly took Copper Kay's measure over this track and trip at the start of the month and she's fancied to confirm that for despite 3lb worse terms, and also end the unbeaten record over hurdles of La Bague Au Roi. Warren Greatrex's five-year-old is on a hat-trick after victories at Uttoxeter and Wetherby but this free-going start didn't appear to enjoy soft going when beaten in a bumper at Aintree in April. Happy Diva was only headed close home in a maiden at Ludlow but this is much tougher and Ms Parfois and Soiesauvage are making their hurdling debuts.