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15:15 Newbury

Newbury Weekly News 'National Hunt' Maiden Hurdle (Class D)

  • 17 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 110y
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
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Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 0.40s
  • 17 Ran
2nd
Silk -
1
Silk - Straw, Blue and Straw quartered cap
7/1
  • Form 2112
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-2

held up, headway after 4th, chased winner 2 out, kept on same pace and not trouble winner

2
Silk - White and Dark Blue diabolo, Dark Blue sleeves, White cap
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-2

always behind, ridden after 4th, soon tailed off

3
Silk - Red, White Cross of Lorraine, diabolo on sleeves
  • Form 0-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-2

in rear, blundered 4th, soon well behind, tailed off

4
Silk - Light Blue, White collar and sleeves, Black cap, White spots
50/1
  • Form 051-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-2

always behind until some late headway from 2 out, never nearer

5
Silk - DARK BLUE, FLAME sleeves, striped cap
  • Form 031P12-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-2

made all, clear leader, blundered 4 out, stayed on strongly from 2 out, eased after last

8
Silk - EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap
  • Form 2-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-2

tracked leader, hit 3rd, soon pulled up and dismounted

9
Silk - Red, Pink sleeves and cap
  • Form P-04352
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-2

held up midfield, ridden 4 out, kept on one pace

10
Silk - MAUVE and PINK check, WHITE sleeves
25/1
  • Form 4-6
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2

held up behind, tailed off 2 out

11
Silk - DARK GREEN, WHITE chevron, LIGHT GREEN sleeves, DARK GREEN and WHITE check cap
  • Form 1-2
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-2

tracked winner after 3rd, ridden and weakened before 2 out

12
Silk - Light Blue, White striped sleeves
100/1
  • Form 50-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2

always in rear and pulled up before 2 out

13
Silk - Maroon and White stripes, diabolo on sleeves
100/1
  • Form 006
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-2

always behind, tailed off from 3 out

14
Silk - YELLOW, BLACK chevron, check cap
  • Form 02-2
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-2

held up mid-division, under pressure 4 out, soon beaten

15
Silk - Maroon, Dark Blue star and sleeves, White cap
  • Form 40/
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2

held up towards rear, well behind 3 out, pulled up before last

16
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots
  • Form 11U-32
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-2

prominent, chased leader 4 out, soon ridden, weakening and beaten when mistake last

17
Silk - Mauve, White spots on sleeves
25/1
  • Form 10-4
  • Age 4
  • Weight 11-2

held up, stayed on steadily from 3 out, nearest finish

18
Silk - LIGHT BLUE, MAROON hoops and armlets
  • Form 0-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2

in touch, ridden 4 out and soon weakened

19
Silk - Buff, Blue sleeves, Mauve cap
  • Form 1340-
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-11

held up in touch, effort 4 out, under pressure 3 out, kept on same pace from 2 out

7
NR
  • Form 605P/3-2
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-2

Nonrunner

6
NR
  • Form 1/
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

Onwards andupwards, Vodka Blue, Roosters Reunion and Alpine Fox are all sure to have their supports in this wide open affair but the confident vote goes to Onwardsandupwards. The gelding from the Paul Nicholls yard is held in very high regard and he made a pleasing debut this season when second behind Widemouth Bay he is sure to have come on for the run and he will be hard to beat. Vodka Bleu would have a chance on his best form but he did not impress with his attitude when second behind Marrakech last time. However he could improve if the ground comes up very soft. Alpine Fox is also worthy of respect. He was a good second behind The Posh Paddy last time but this looks tougher.Roosters Reunion could also go well he was a good second behind Grand Finale last time but he gave the impression he would be suited by a longer trip. Of the remainder Kalsara is from a yard in form and is worth noting in the market but we are happy to stick with Onwardsandupwards.