Newbury

  • 15:00 Betfred Wishing You A Happy New Year Handicap Hurdle2m 4f 118y

  • Winner £11,261 2nd £3,326 3rd £1,663 4th £832
  • Going: Good to Soft (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 56.50s
  • Off time: 15:00:30
15:00 Newbury Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Theligny (FR) 12/1
2nd Geordie Des Champs (IRE) 11/8
3rd Born Survivor (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 246-245 Dark Green, Dark Green and White diabolo on sleeves Court Minstrel (IRE) 21
9 11-12 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 149 1001
2 212/24-1 DARK BLUE, PINK sash, PINK sleeves, DARK BLUE armlets, DARK BLUE cap, PINK spots Boite (IRE) 28
6 11-5 W Greatrex L P Aspell 142 1001
3 1/141-24 Mauve, grey epaulets Born Survivor (IRE) 35
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 11-4 D Skelton Harry Skelton 141 1001
4 143490/ Dark Blue, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds and cap Lac Fontana (FR) 632
7 11-2 P F Nicholls Sam Twiston-Davies 139 1001
5 13/U4-5F Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Kings Bandit (IRE) 13
8 11-0 t G Elliott D N Russell 137 1001
6 206-476 Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap John Constable (IRE) 48
5 10-11 Evan Williams Conor Ring (3) 134 1001
7 1/141F-0 Purple, mauve sleeves, purple stars, purple cap, mauve star Willow's Saviour 14
Distance Winner
9 10-10 D Skelton Bridget Andrews (3) 133 1001
8 8/P1P4P- Purple, Emerald Green Cross of Lorraine Royal Guardsman (IRE) 261
Course Winner
9 10-7 t1 Ali Stronge T J O'Brien 130 1001
9 1P2-966 Mauve, black chevrons on sleeves, black cap Nexius (IRE) 54
7 10-7 pt P F Nicholls Nick Scholfield 130 1001
10 201-111 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Geordie Des Champs (IRE) 28
5 10-6 Miss R Curtis B J Geraghty 129 1001
11 154-174 LIGHT BLUE, MAROON hoops and armlets Floresco (GER) 22
6 10-6 t R Woollacott D A Jacob 129 1001
12 40/2-36P White, Dark Green hoops and armlets Barizan (IRE) 14
10 10-5 v B G Powell Thomas Garner (3) 128 1001
13 22-1112 Maroon, Light Blue and Brown hooped sleeves, quartered cap Theligny (FR) 35
Distance Winner
5 10-4 Tim Vaughan Alan Johns (3) 127 1001
14 5/2P1B0- Red, white hoops, checked sleeves and cap Muhtaris (IRE) 262
Course and Distance Winner
6 10-1 H J Evans L Treadwell 124 1001

Verdict

It’s interesting that Sam Twiston-Davies partners the returning Lac Fontana rather than Nexius. Theligny rattled up a three-timer before finding one too good in a Listed handicap here last month. Geordie Des Champs is unbeaten over timber but steps out of novice company for the first time. Boite has more on his plate than at Wetherby but ran well when second here in March. Born Survivor could only finish fourth over course and distance last time, however, and Irish raider Kings Bandit doesn’t look particularly well treated. JOHN CONSTABLE tries 2m4f for the first time but is handicapped to go close if he lasts home having been dropped a further 3lb since a decent run in the Greatwood at Cheltenham last month.