Racecards

12:30 Newbury

London Racing Club Juvenile Novices' Hurdle (Class C)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 110y
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
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Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 6.00s
  • 10 Ran
1
Silk - EMERALD GREEN and ROYAL BLUE diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap
7/2
  • Form 12
  • Age 3
  • Weight 11-4

keen hold in touch, effort 4 out, no extra from next

2
Silk - SCARLET, BLACK and WHITE hooped sleeves, BLACK spots on cap
20/1
  • Form 031
  • Age 3
  • Weight 11-4

mistakes, always behind, mistake 4 out, tailed off when mistake 2 out, pulled up before last

3
Silk - Red, White sleeves, Red cap, White star
7/2
  • Form 1
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-13

prominent, led up to 4th, headed 4 out, no impression winner before last

4
Silk - Black and Pink stripes, Black sleeves, Pink armlets, Pink cap, Black star
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-12

mistakes, held up in rear, hit 4th, struggling next, tailed off

5
Silk - Light Blue, large Red spots and spots on cap
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-12

held up, ridden to close after 4th, beaten before next, tailed off

6
Silk - Pink, Dark Blue star, striped sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Pink star
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-12

prominent until mistake and weakened 3 out

7
Silk - Red, Black hoop and armlets, Primrose cap
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-12

keen hold, led to after 1st, settled behind leaders, led 4 out, clear when jumped left last, eased flat

8
Silk - Dark Blue, Light Blue sleeves, Purple stars, Purple cap, Light Blue star
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-12

held up and behind, weakened 4 out, tailed off

9
Silk - Pink, Purple stars, Pink sleeves, Purple cap, Pink star
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-7

led narrowly after 1st until jumped slow and lost place 2nd, behind when jinked, unseated rider approaching 4th

10
Silk - Black and pink diabolo, black cap
33/1
  • Form 4
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-7

behind, outpaced and struggling after 4th, kept on under pressure from 2 out but never dangerous

In depth

Verdict

Chief Yeoman get back to winning ways ahead of Dear Sir, Pequenita and interesting newcomers Damarisco and Major Speculation. Whether any of these emerge as a Triumph Hurdle contender only time will tell, but Chief Yeoman has already shown what he can do, making a successful bow at Kempton in October. Trouble At Bay was back in fourth that day and has since made amends, so that form looks good. Chief Yeoman the tried to make all and may have done so successfully had he not clouted the last two flights, and, sure to have been schooled since, gets the chance to put things right here. Dear Sir was a plater on the Flat but opened his account at Huntingdon in gutsy fashion, despite not jumping well. Pequenita started where he had left off on the Flat by following up a win for James Given, with a Folkestone hurdles victory. he has more to do here though. Damarisco, a winner in soft ground in the French provinces, comes from a top stable as does Major Speculation, who it has to be pointed out, beat Howle Hill on the Polytrack at Lingfield in 2002. The latter is a leading fancy for the Triumph, so Pipe's charge will enter the Cheltenham equation no doubt, if successful here. However, with no doubts about fitness or ability to jump, Chief Yeoman may just defy a penalty.