Today's racecards

Newbury

  • 14:00 Sportingbet Long Distance Hurdle 3m 110y

  • Winner £19,932 2nd £7,480 3rd £3,745 4th £1,866
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 1/11111- BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Big Buck's (FR) 233
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-8 P F Nicholls R Walsh 174 1001
2 2260-04 Red and Yellow (quartered), hooped sleeves, Emerald Green cap Five Dream (FR) 17
Nag me
8 11-0 P F Nicholls Ryan Mahon 147 1001
3 3119-01 White, Grey spots, White cap Fox Appeal (IRE) 26
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-0 Miss E C Lavelle D C Costello 148 1001
4 33/4753- White, Red triple diamond, Royal Blue sleeves, White stars, White cap, Red diamonds Reve de Sivola (FR) 350
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
7 11-0 Nick Williams D A Jacob 143 1001

Verdict

BIG BUCK'S is hardly an original selection but the nine-year-old is simply impossible to oppose as he bids to extend an unbeaten run that stretches back 17 races and almost four years. Five Dream has had a rear view of his stable companion on numerous occasions while Fox Appeal is taking a huge step up in class after winning a Kempton handicap, though does have a bit of scope. Reve De Sivola is a dual Grade 1 winner over hurdles but it's almost a year since he was last on the racecourse and is better known as a chaser nowadays. How he will cope with a switch back to the smaller obstacles after a lay-off is anybody's guess.