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12:25 Newbury

Anniversary Novices' Hurdle (Class D)

  • 12 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 110y
  • Going: Heavy
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Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 12.70s
  • 12 Ran
1
  • Form: 20-5
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Trainer: P R Webber
  • Jockey: Jimmy McCarthy

led, headed approaching 3 out, soon ridden, kept on

2
  • Form: 40-15
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Trainer: Noel T Chance
  • Jockey: A P McCoy

always in touch, headway approaching 4th, led approaching 2 out, switched right approaching last, ran on well

3
  • Form: 20-3
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Trainer: Miss V Williams
  • Jockey: S Stronge

tracked leaders, ridden approaching 2 out, mistake last, kept on well

4
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Trainer: C Price
  • Jockey: L P Aspell

held up, some headway 4th, weakened approaching 2 out

5
  • Form: 2-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Trainer: N J Henderson
  • Jockey: M A Fitzgerald

held up, mistake 2nd, headway approaching 4th, ridden after 2 out, one-paced

6
  • Form: 6
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Trainer: D R C Elsworth
  • Jockey: R Farrant

prominent until weakened approaching 3 out

7
  • Form: 23-
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Trainer: Miss Jacqueline S Doyle
  • Jockey: T Doyle

in touch until 3rd, soon tailed off

8
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Trainer: D R C Elsworth
  • Jockey: B Fenton

held up, headway approaching 4th, ridden approaching last, weakened

9
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Trainer: J Best
  • Jockey: B Hitchcott

prominent and keen, led approaching 3 out, headed next, weakened

10
  • Form: FP-F886
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Trainer: M C Pipe
  • Jockey: Mr J E Moore

tracked leaders, ridden approaching 4th, kept on same pace

11
33/1
  • Form: 10
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Trainer: A King
  • Jockey: R Thornton

held up, ridden approaching 3 out, weakened

12
  • Form: 059-4
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Trainer: G L Moore
  • Jockey: Mr J J Best

in touch until weakened approaching 3 out

In depth

Verdict

Pawn Broker, a winner of the Dubai Arc Trial at Newbury in 2000, rejoins David Elsworth for a hurdling campaign. Comfortable on a softer surface, he was rated at 114 at his peak but we will watch him on debut. Elsworth should at least have a fair idea of how good he is as Mersey Sound, another convert from the flat, makes the trainer double-handed on this occasion. Beyond The Pale ran well behind Rhinestone Cowboy in a bumper at Cheltenham earlier in the season. The suspicion is that he probably prefers it faster and we'll leave him alone here.We'll take a chance at bigger prices on Derivative. Rated 108, he has been tried in decent company in the past and few could begrudge him at win at this level. He was a close-up third on soft ground last time out and that is good enough for us. Sento won a bumper on fast ground and today's conditions could not be more different.