Newbury

  • 13:50 Betfred Challow Novices' Hurdle 2m 4f 118y

  • Winner £22,780 2nd £8,548 3rd £4,280 4th £2,132
  • Going: Good to Soft (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 58.65s
  • Off time: 13:51:59
13:50 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Messire Des Obeaux (FR) 10/3
2nd Baltazar D'allier (FR) 9/2
3rd Ami Desbois (FR) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 238-112 White, emerald green disc, emerald green sleeves, black armlets, black cap Ami Desbois (FR) 21
6 11-7 t G McPherson Kielan Woods 137 1001
2 Evs Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Baltazar D'allier (FR) 49
5 11-7 G Elliott B J Geraghty 1001
3 3/10-213 Navy Blue, Scarlet stripe and cap Cultivator 29
5 11-7 N J Henderson N D Fehily 140 1001
4 2-11 Black, yellow triple diamond, diabolo on sleeves and diamond on cap Elegant Escape (IRE) 42
4 11-7 C L Tizzard T J O'Brien 137 1001
5 3P-16 Royal blue, white cross belts, diamonds on sleeves, red and white quartered cap Major Mac 29
Course and Distance Winner
4 11-7 H Morrison Adrian Heskin 110 1001
6 5637-11 Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Messire Des Obeaux (FR) 29
4 11-7 A King D A Jacob 143 1001
7 1 Royal blue, pink hoops, armlets and cap Peak To Peak (IRE) 48
4 11-7 P F Nicholls Sam Twiston-Davies 1001
8 2/11-1 Pink, red chevrons, pink sleeves, white stars, red cap, pink star Robin Roe (IRE) 69
5 11-7 D Skelton Harry Skelton 1001

Verdict

Several unknown quantities bid to stake a claim for stardom in this Grade 1. Robin Roe could not have been more impressive in a maiden at Aintree and beat Laser Light, second to Elegant Escape at Ascot, in a point at Boulta last year. Baltazar D'allier was an equally impressive winner of a maiden at Naas, though neither the second nor third have franked that form. Ami Desbois has been thriving over further but MESSIRE DES OBEAUX beat Cultivator in a Grade 2 last time at Sandown over this trip and can complete the hat-trick. A line through sixth Kabanga Bay gives him the beating of Peak To Peak and Major Mac looks out of his depth.