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15:50 Newbury

West Berkshire Mencap 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f 118y
  • Going: Soft (Heavy in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £5,800 added
  • Winner: £3,769
  • 2nd: £1,107
  • 3rd: £553
  • 4th: £277
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 6.85s
  • Off Time: 15:50:45
  • 10 Ran
1
Silk - PINK and BLACK stripes, diabolo on sleeves

Eritage (FR)

78 BF
7/2
  • Form 31-F512
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 133

led and wandered into several hurdles, ridden and headed between last 2, lost 2nd at the last, weakened badly run-in

2
Silk - Dark blue, pink hoops, chevrons on sleeves, dark blue cap
  • Form 251
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-4

mid-division, headway chasing leaders before 2 out (normal 3 out), weakened between last 2

3
Silk - Brown, light green seams, brown sleeves and cap
  • Form 0086
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12

pulled hard early, towards rear, reminder and struggling before 5th, tailed off 3 out (normal 4 out), blundered next, pulled up before last

4
Silk - Red and Purple (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Red cap
9/2
  • Form 73
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12

tracked leader, led going well between last 2, ridden clear on extended run-in

5
Silk - Light blue and pink diabolo, pink sleeves, light blue cap, pink diamond
  • Form 337
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-12

held up in last pair, headway before the last, jumped left last, went 3rd run-in, closed gradually on 2nd towards finish but never any chance with winner

6
Silk - Dark Blue and White stripes, halved sleeves
66/1
  • Form 144P
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-12

always towards rear, never on terms

7
Silk - Black, orange star, black sleeves, orange stars, black cap, orange star
  • Form 15
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-12

chased leaders, went 2nd at the last, ridden and stayed on same pace run-in, weakening towards finish, no chance with winner

8
Silk - Royal Blue, Yellow sleeves, Yellow cap, Royal Blue star
  • Form 43-65
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-12

chased leaders, ridden and weakened between last 2

9
Silk - Yellow and black check, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, black star
11/8
  • Form 1-24
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 126

raced keenly chasing leaders on inside, weakened rapidly after 3 out (normal 4 out) tailed off

10
Silk - White, emerald green hoops, emerald green sleeves, white armlets, quartered cap
16/1
  • Form 2234-8
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-5

raced keenly in last pair, jumped slowly 3rd, never on terms, tailed off

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Eritage attempts to get back on track having been denied an easy opportunity at Taunton yesterday but won’t find it easy to defy a penalty in this company. Easy Fontwell winner Full Back also carries 6lb extra which means he is worse off at the weights than when just behind IT SURE IS at Ascot. Nicky Henderson’s charge was a hot favourite in that race but only stayed on at one pace. However, he has the strongest form in this and can make it third-time lucky over timber today. Farne is interesting as she was taking on strong opposition here in November and had useful form in bumpers. Brinkley was third at Punchestown on his hurdles debut and can improve further now with David Pipe.

Formwatch

Eritage (FR) 4-6fav (11-4) Led, joined 2 out, headed approaching last, stayed on same pace run-in, no chance with winner, 2nd of 13, 4 1/2l behind Masters Legacy (10-12) at Taunton 2m (4) gs in Dec.

Full Back (FR) 11-4 (11-5) Raced wide, always prominent, blundered 4 out, close 2nd 3 out, led before next, soon clear, stayed on strongly, ridden out, won at Fontwell 2m 3f mdn (4) sft in Jan beating Rookie Trainer (11-5) by 4 1/4l, 13 ran.

Arc Of Bubbles (IRE) 200-1 (11-5) Mid-division on outside, not fluent 4th, well held before 2 out, plugged on, 6th of 16, 19 1/4l behind Arrivederci (11-5) at Wincanton 1m 7f mdn (5) sft in Jan.

Brinkley (FR) 50-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 4th 3 out, ridden entering straight, 3rd at last, went 2nd inside final furlong, no impression on winner and dropped to 3rd close home, 3rd of 22, 1l behind Blue Sari (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn sft in Nov.

Coeur Serein (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Held up and behind, never on terms, 7th of 13, 18 1/2l behind Golden Taipan (11-8) at Kempton 2m (4) gd in Nov.

Cubao (IRE) 6-1 (11-6) Chased leader, mistake 2nd, lost 2nd next, chased leaders, weakened before 3 out, behind when pulled up before the last, at Doncaster 2m 5f mdn (5) sft in Jan.

Do Your Job (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Led, pushed along and headed before last, weakened flat, 5th of 7, 21 1/4l behind St Barts (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn (5) hvy in Dec.

Hawk's Well (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Towards rear, ridden 7th, mid-division when mistake 8th, well beaten after, 5th of 12, 22 1/2l behind Trincomalee (11-4) at Warwick 2m 5f (4) gs in Feb.

It Sure Is (IRE) 4-5fav (11-0) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance 2 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 11, 7 1/4l behind Whatsupwithyou (11-0) at Ascot 2m 6f mdn (3) hvy in Dec.

Farne (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Chased leader until hit 4th, chased leaders, mistake and weakened quickly after 4 out, soon behind, tailed off and eased, blundered last, last of 8, dist behind Silver Forever (11-3) at Newbury 2m (2) gs in Nov.