Newbury

  • 12:25 Q Associates Juvenile Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 16.00s
  • Off time: 12:27:11
12:25 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Old Guard 6/1
2nd Karezak (IRE) 5/6

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 1 Royal Blue, White hoops, Maroon sleeves and cap Karezak (IRE) 48
Distance Winner
3 11-4 A King R Johnson 5/61.83
2 Maroon, Light Blue and Brown hooped sleeves, quartered cap Bassarabad (FR)
3 10-12 Tim Vaughan Aidan Coleman 20/121.00
3 8 Dark Green, Yellow chevrons, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green cap, Yellow star Haleo 13
3 10-12 b Mrs L J Young R T Dunne 100/1101.00
4 Dark blue, royal blue disc, dark blue sleeves, royal blue spots, pink cap Highsalvia Cosmos 30
3 10-12 M R Hoad M Goldstein 100/1101.00
5 62 Red, pink hoop and armlets Mick Jazz (FR) 111
3 10-12 H Fry N D Fehily 7/42.75
6 Dark blue, red stars, halved sleeves, red cap Old Guard 137
3 10-12 P F Nicholls Sam Twiston-Davies 6/17.00
7 Emerald green, white cross of lorraine, armlets and cap Lucky Dottie 31
3 10-5 P Phelan Joshua Moore 100/1101.00
Non runners
86Sheer Poetry (IRE)310-5R WoollacottD A Jacob

Verdict

OLD GUARD, a half-brother to the classy Thistle Bird, won a maiden on the Polytrack in July and may have too much speed for Karezak if handles underfoot conditions - his yard has won this twice in the last five years. Alan King's charge won on his hurdling debut at Chepstow, despite making mistakes, but penalties can be tough to overcome at this time of year. Mick Jazz was placed in France for previous connections but has his first run today for Harry Fry. Bassarabad has a NH pedigree but makes his racecourse debut.