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  • 16:00 RR Elite Novices' Handicap Hurdle 2m 110y

  • (In Aid Of West Berkshire Mencap) £6,000 added 4yo+ 5 ran
  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 4m 21.18s
  • Off time: 16:00:40

Full result

16:00 Newbury Result 28th February 2014
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st Whispering Harry 10-13 R Johnson Henry Oliver 5 2/1j
Tracked leader, awkward 2nd, challenged 3 out, led 2 out, clear between last 2, mistake last, edged right flat, held on, all out opened 2/1 touched 9/4 £1000-£400
2nd ½ Fond Memory (IRE) 11-5 Sam Twiston-Davies N A Twiston-Davies 6 13/2
Held up in rear, not fluent 3rd and 4 out, closed approaching 3 out, 3rd when switched right to near side before 2 out, chased winner approaching last, stayed on well in closing stages, always just held opened 5/1 touched 7/1
3rd 6 Minella Reception (IRE) 11-9 A P McCoy Miss R Curtis 8 2/1j
Led, joined 3 out, headed next, driven and no impression between last 2, no extra in 3rd before mistake last opened 11/4 touched 11/4 £1100-£400
4th 7 Daveron (IRE) 11-7 Nick Scholfield J Scott 6 5/1
Held up in 4th, hit 4 out, closed approaching next, one pace and held in 4th when switched left before 2 out opened 5/1 touched 11/2
5th 9 Rior (IRE) 11-1 T J O'Brien P Henderson 7 6/1
Took keen hold, held up tracking leading pair, no impression when lost 3rd before 2 out, soon weakened opened 6/1 touched 8/1
NR Great Link (ex7) 12-0 Mr J Hamer (5) A W Carroll 5
NR Hawaii Five Nil (IRE) 11-12 A P McCoy Jonjo O'Neill 6

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £0.00 Tote Place: ££1.70,£2.60
Straight Forecast: £0.00 Exacta: £0.00 Trifecta: £0.00

Placepot: £210.90, Pool: £74303.86, 257.1 winning tickets
Quadpot: £61.80, Pool: £4876.21, 58.3 winning tickets

Verdict

Henry Oliver: "I've just got a bit more time to spend with the owners now I'm not riding. It was quick enough since his last run at Ludlow but he seemed in good form."